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

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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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.


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2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours a dark ruby red with fruity, cherry aromas right out of the bat. Lightly bitter taste with a bit of a cough syrup taste. A bit bitter and light tartness throughout the drink. Overall, not bad for a sour!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2214) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2016
330ml bottle. Dark red colour white a white foam head leaving lacing and aroma of marzipan & tart cherry. Taste is sweet dark cherry, brown sugar, candy, marzipan, tart. Syrupy mouthfeel, light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry sour tangy finish. Abit sweet, quite OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8564) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DŘE Řlfestival 2016. High creamy and long lasting light brown head. Very dark red brown body. Very sweet cherries cocoa marzipan aroma. Mild and sweet rather than sour cherries marzipan nuts flavor, little hops bitterness, low catbonation and a long sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3416) - NORWAY - MAY 24, 2016
Sample at Vill & Syrlig 2015. Dark red body with a tiny beige head. Aroma is tart with grass, cherries, malt. Taste is mildly sour, sweet caramel, berries, acidic and wooden finish. Mild tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (372) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Kolor ciemny rubinowy, klarowny. Piana be?owo ró?owa, wysoka, drobno p?cherzykowa, trwa?a, przepi?knie zdobi ?cianki. Aromat: owoce, g?ównie czere?nie i wi?nie, wanilia, nieznaczne nuty drzewne. Smak: waniliowa s?odycz i kwaskowato?? od czerwonych owoców, na finiszu ka?dego ?yku lekki posmak pestkowy, drzewny. Goryczka pestkowa, wysycenie ?rednie, alkohol idealnie schowany.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10038) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle. Black cherry, malt, and light dry grass aroma. Reddish brown with small head. Moderately sweet black cherry, caramel malt, and lightly bitter dry hay flavor. Nice body. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gangstergafje (554) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2016
The beer has a nice look. The color of the beer is a beautiful ruby red, or should I say cherry red. The beer looks quite clear. On top of the beer a slightly off-white layer of soft foam is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses over time, to leave a nice drape of foam on top of the beer. The smell of the beer is nice. It has a natural cherry aroma. Not like a kriek, those cherries always seem artificial to me. This is truly natural. It gives the smell a nice strong sweet and sour base. On top of this base some aromas of oak wood and some malts can be smelled. The cherry aroma is a bit to strong maybe, because the other aromas are a bit lost.byhe taste is great. The cherry is a bit milder. It’s again a rather natural cherry flavor, not as articicial as most of the times. Next to the delicious cherry, I taste a strong, robust oaky flavor. This is great in combination with the cherry. There is a nice alcohol touch as well. Sweetness, bitterness and sour are in good balance, even though the beer is quite sour. This is the first beer of this type I’ve had, and I am not disappointed. It’s a lot better than ice expected. I was afraid it had wild yeast, like the Lambic beers. I’m happy that this isn’t the case. Nice beer, and easy drinkable for a 8,5% beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (824) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2016
Drank with RIk while watching Castle 04-05-2016. Good beer, surprisingly full taste for a red ale. Cherry sweetness is present but not annoyingly much, well balanced with the bitter and the sour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1182) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Brązowe z nutami wiśniowymi. Nalało się z obfitą, średnio pęcherzykową pianą w kolorze brudno różowym. W aromacie wyraźne wiśnie, pachnie słodko. Lekka nuta migdałowa. W smaku kwaskowe, wyczuwalne zdecydowanie wiśnie. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Pozostaje lekka goryczka w posmaku. Przyjemne, ale piłem lepsze sour red/brown.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (782) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - APR 29, 2016
330ml bottle from Club de Cervezas. Bonus. Thank you, Eduardo. Pours a slightly hazy mahogany/crimson color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly and laces well. Aroma is fruity with cherries obviously dominating, but it also has some beer qualities. Notes of sweet and sour cherries, oak, cherry liquor, marmalade and yoghurt, christmas cake and some candy. Taste is sweet but well-balanced. Some sour hints come through the densely fruity touches. Sweetness is present but not overpowering at all. The alcohol rounds up very well with strong liquorish character. Sticky texture, low to medium carbonation, long aftertaste. A delicious beer, but not nearly as sour as I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MayumiH (768) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle at home. Sweet sour taste. Cherry syrup and a dry yeast flavour. Red wine-ish in a pleasant way. Interesting one.


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