Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap

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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Petrus Aged Red is constructed from a base of Double Brown Ale. 15% Petrus Aged Pale is added to provide a dry character to the brew and give it a slight sour essence. Finally the brewer adds fresh cherries, which are evident in the rich thick head. Petrus Aged Red is a perfect blend of sweet and sour with a cherry undertone which makes this brew remarkably drinkable at 8.5% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7860) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"Bit surprised by the awesome rather assertive cherryrifficness of this beer. Kinda like you blended a world class Belgian Red with the so so Petrus Brown. Looks nice, smells like a burst of cherries with light funk and cola underneath. A little more of the cherry cols in the flavor with some tartness and a nice finish. A little on the sweet side, but not to a fault. Good stuff. 4 packs or 750."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Bruges. Pours ruby with a little tan froth. Sweet black cherry aroma. The taste is sweet cherries initially with a little sherbet before a sour woody finish with lingering cherries. A touch thin perhaps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (1076) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby. Pours dark brown/reddish with an off-white head. Dry sour taste, malts, sweet cherries, fruits. Soft carbonation. Tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - dark brown with a reddish hue. Sour fruity cherry and berry aroma and taste, with sweet malts, tart on the palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (8402) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours dark reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, sweet cherries, almond, marcipan. Flavor is sweet, malty, sugar. light tart cherries, almond. Medium body, average carbonation, light acidic finish. 300814

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1562) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Dark red/amber pour with some small lacings. Lots of cherries and raspberries. Light tartness and some vanilla sweetness as well. Pretty good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Cloudy ruby maroon color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of cherry. Taste is sweet and sour berries. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markschiedon (416) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma cherries, wine, dust. The clear dark red beer has a small brown head. Lot of sweetness and sourness of the cherries. Vineux. Low carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Dark and strong for the style. Rich, sour cherry flavor. Almost syrupy and maybe a little bit overdone. This is more of a sipping beer than, say, a Rodenbach which I think of as a more light and refreshing type of beer. Solid but I’ve had better sours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1108) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2014
I think this is a bit underrated. Perhaps the thin filmy head distracts a bit but the deep ruby color is lovely, and the spritzy nose of cherry is very nice. The flavor is well balanced. The dry sourness of petrus comes through, as does the cherry. This would be a near perfect beer but it has just a touch too much sweetness, although it’s not artificial or candy-ish. Very good stuff.

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