bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown body, medium beige head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, fruits, spices, bread, cookies. Light bodied taste of malts, caramel, chocolat, hint of roasted malts. Short finish. Easy to drink, nice malty beer.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a very dark brown colour under a creamy brown/beige head; a bit toasty, cookie maltiness with some ginger and grapefruity notes; moderately sweet and with a decent malt body; biscuity maltiness in the finish and some residual sweetness
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Robin red coloured, with a large creamy off-white head. Rather lotts of carbonation. Sweet malty caramel aroma, some ripe fruits, light hints of yeast. Full palate, with some sprankling, creamy and smouth. Finish is light bitter, ending rather sweet with a coffee and caramel taste, light roasted as well. Not bad, but stays a little to monotonous.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle BB 13/04/08) Malty and sweet caramel aroma with a hint of fruit. Dark reddish brown colour and large size, almost fully diminishing, light brown head with fair lacing. Sweet, caramel, roasted, fruity and slightly bitter flavour. Lively carbonated, slightly dry, warming (alcohol is well hidden) and medium bodied palate. Otherwise a good beer, but a bit too sweet for my taste. 19/05/06
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent this home from The Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA. I think this is my favorite Petrus brew so far. <!-- P -->Beer is a murky medium-dark reddish-brown color with a large, frothy, light tan, mostly lasting head.<!-- P -->
The aroma is a little shy, but pleasant. A little coaxing swirling brings up a bit more. Malty with light-to-moderate notes of toasted grain, moderate notes of cookie, light notes of carmelizing sugar and molasses. Hoppy with moderate-to-heavy notes of bright lemon, herb and light note of alfalfa. Yeasty with trace note of dough, moderate notes of creamy sharp cheese and damp cement.<!-- P -->
Flavor is moderately-to-heavily sweet, trace acidic, trace bitter with a longer-than-average, moderately bittersweet, moderately acidic finish. Slight husky aftertaste.<!-- P -->The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is a bit more than lively.<!-- P -->
Ernest (5922) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (roasted nuts, caramel, molasses).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Very simple and sweet.
Trev (1777) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, mahogany with a significant brown creamy head.
Aroma is sharp fruit, caramel, cocoa
Flavour is bitter. Ripe fruit (peach), then lingering sweet toffee on the tip of the tongue with a tart flat finish in the back.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured brown with a creamy tan head. Good head retention. Hints of fruits, caramel and toffee. Sour flavor for the style. Too much so, but still pretty good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2006 Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark reddish-brown color with a huge red-tan head that lingers forever. The aroma is sweet, tangy and fruity. The flavor is bitter and sour with an almost vinegar like element followed by strong ripe fruits and a crisp and tangy finish. oddly sour and vinegary for a dubbel but not bad.
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark ruby color with fainting head. Strong aromas of caramel and toffee. Arom is also overly sweet with a hint of tartness in the background. Full, sweet and caramelly flavor with some tartness and fruitiness. Finishes sweet, sour and caramelly. Not enough sourness to balance the sweetness. Cloying.