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


on tap

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ReeceG (52) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2014
pours a deep dark red and has a slight aroma of cherries. overall the taste is of slight cherries with a bit of a sour feel, but on the most part gives of a cough syrup taste. overall this is a great beer to pair with dessert, and is a decent change of pace from the standard IPA or Stout type beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZAR (2) - RUSSIA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Good aroma: mix of sour ale and cherry. woody and bit dry taste. it is very good when the beer not so sweet and not extra sour. Like this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellvue KY --- Clear very dark red with a tan head that quickly drops to a thin cover, streamers of lace. Taste is cherry and malt. It has sour characteristics, but doesn’t actually qualify as a sour ale, at least by taste. Tart is the best description, as though this is an ale that has cherry flavoring. Decent, easy to drink, it hides the 8.5% very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pterodiacetyl (55) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
"The Key to Heaven" is also the name of a pamphlet some nice gentlemen in short sleeves and ties gave me one day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 24, 2014
pours a nice reddish brown with a quickly dissipating average tan head. This beer tastes mostly like sweet and sour cherries with a slight bit of chocolate. This beer tastes a lot like wine.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Aroma of a cherry Tossie Roll. SWEET/SOUR CHERRY! A thin head quickly dissipates leaving a white ring with moderate lacing upon a solid cherry coke hued pour. The taste is (thankfully) just short of surpy sweet; there are enough sour elements to balance sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I liked the beer. The taste, while sweet, is balanced and very enjoyable. I think this brew will pare well with a numbers of foods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1544) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
(bottle) clear reddish amber with a tall brown head; aroma of wood, cherries, sour candy; pleasant predominantly sour flavour with a long medium sour finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1535) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear dark ruby color with a tan/pink head. Cherry juice aroma. Cherry and caramel malt flavor. Vinous character with a bit of tartness. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
If you like cherries this beer is for you. I thought the cheery flavor was fake but it isn’t this beer is aged in cherries. Smells like cherries and tastes like a woodsy cherry elf brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thanatosti (1095) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from Hetty. Ruby brown with a beige head. Cherry aroma and taste. The sourness is pushed a bit to the background due to the cherries. While I absolutely love all Flemish Oud Bruins the addition of cherries, thus creating a sort of kriek lambiek, just isn’t my cup of tea. In that aspect it’s a disappointment; on the other hand: I had lots of krieks that were worse.

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