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


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.

JeffroDH's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JeffroDH (18) - - DEC 5, 2013
A light, bubbly, ruby red pour. Aroma smells strongly of tart cherry, a bit monochromatic. That quality permeates the entire experience of this beer: cherries are up front in the flavor, and the sour follows quickly. The finish won't decide between bitter and sour, and the ale never really presents itself. Despite the criticism, it is a well-made beer with complexities that begin to present themselves toward the bottom of the bottle. Worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1354) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
From bottle to wine glass. Garnet and clear. Minor red head. Sweet and sour combine nicely with moderate high sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours turbid ruby with 2-finger, khaki head. Nose is heavy cherry, raspberry, earthy tartness. Tastes semi sweet, with big notes of cherry, raspberry, and some earthy notes. Well hidden alcohol. This one is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (870) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Pours a bright red with a thin white head. Aroma is cherries and vanilla. Flavor is cherries. A little bit tart, but mostly sweet. Simple, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4926) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle @ home. Red colour with a amall beige head. Smells sourish, fruity, cherry peel, cherry, oak. Tastes sourish, cherry, fruity, oak, nice. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttoadee (1024) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bobroman (681) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
majkelr (249) - Lębork, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Aromat wiśniowy, wiśniówka. W smaku słodki likier wiśniowy z kwaskowym posmakiem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1214) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artiredbirds (202) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 11, 2015
cherry, roasty, earthy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, sticky, lively, astringent,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beersiveknown (4200) - 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

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