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

bottled
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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
reddish brown pour, small tan head. Nose is cherries. Sweet. Middle is more sweet cherry, medium bodied malt. Finish is carbonated, slight taste of cherry pits, slightly medicinal. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobroman (689) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Tasted on 14.09.15. Intensive aroma of cherry wine. Small head disappearing to ring. Clear dark ruby colour. Sweet cherry taste with delicate acidity. Malty caramel backbone almost unnoticeable. Sweetness, sourness and a bit of well-hidden alcoholic bitterness in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (310) - Lębork, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Aromat wiśniowy, wiśniówka. W smaku słodki likier wiśniowy z kwaskowym posmakiem.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1285) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle (11.2 fl.oz). Clear dark red-brown with a medium pink-white head that stabilises to a firm film. Nose offers plenty of fresh cherries with background marzipan, candy floss and faint red wine vinegary notes. Taste is candied cherry sweetness with those subtle sour notes at coming through mid palate before a sweet finish. ABV is well hidden. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Needs more sourness for me - blend it with Petrus Aged Pale to achieve this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artiredbirds (324) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 11, 2015
cherry, roasty, earthy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, lively, astringent,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (4663) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
quite fruity, caramel, heavy only very lightly sour, too much like irish red for me

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1191) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
@ Agards väg 5/9-15. Bottle from local supermarket, Brussels. Fruity with cherries, also sweetness and light acidic. Body is medium, the finish is fruity with cherries.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Tasting @ Gaultier 150905. Bottle (330 ml) from local supermarket, Brussels. Fruity with loads of cherry, marzipan, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is sweet and fruity with cherries.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fillepolo (243) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Tasting @ gaultier. Bottle from kiosk in brussels. A lot of cherries in both aroma and taste. Cherry oak finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Part of the Petrus Belgian Sour Power 6-Pack - $22.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a deep, dark reddish-brown body with a tallish cap of froth, khaki-hued but hinting a little bit of pink to it. Smell: Sweet, tart black cherry presence layered in syrups. Taste: A sweet taste of dark syrup, a light toasty note, a touch of faint chocolate. A large candied black cherry presence and a striking, somewhat cloying sweetness, leading me to wonder if it’s been artificially sweetened. Starts to become reminiscent of those Luden’s cough drops I recall from my childhood. Altogether minimal sourness. Remains tart and still rather sweet on the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Lightly carbonated. Overall: So-so and so-so sweet!


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