Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Petrus Double Brown Ale is a top-fermented dark beer. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts. The dark beer with its subtle and slightly caramelized flavour is preferably served cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBitch12 (16) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Malty and caramelly in the nose Nice malty, thick head Hint of chocolate, caramel, toffee nuttiness. Not too hoppy, just malty enough to offset the hops. Had this one before Aventinus and the Aventinus Eisbock. Was my favorite until then. PetrUS, AventinUS....apparently I like this style...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Enjoyed via tulip glass from an 11.2oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with perhaps a one finger-width head. Nose of caramel, Munich-type malt, and perhaps some brown sugar. Unfortunately, these aromatic notes come across forcefully on the palate. The label explains the flavor as being, "subtle and slightly caramelized." However, there was nothing even remotely subtle about it. I thought I was drinking unfermented wort, rather than a fine example of a Belgian dubbel. These flavors were so strong that it made it very difficult for me to finish this one; a feat from a drinker who loves dubbels and will drink anything happily. Overall, very disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (531) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet coffee and caramel. Flavors are roasted malts, some dry fruits, caramels and spices. Very pleasant and well balanced brew, very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4627) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2009
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is sweet, malty and spiced, and the flavour is syrupy and rich but generally quite sweet. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2009
Pours an off-white head and dark brown body with copper highlights. Smells of malt, roast, and light dried fruit. Tastes of toast, golden raisin, and a little sour. Finish is smooth, brown sugar, and black tea. Lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2009
Slight gusher, just a small puddle on the desk. Dark umber color with a quickly diminished head, with only a small ring around the glass and a few bubbles in the center. Soft spice and ester aromas. Some caramel and hints of herbal hops as well. Caramel, brown sugar and sorghum flavors abound. Light spice of allspice present. Fairly thick feel, but enough zip to keep it from getting cloying. Dried grains and wood in the finish and linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 Pours a very dark red with an impressive tall frothy beige foam on top. Overripe fruity aroma, oxidized malts, a bit grainy, some red fruits. Velvety first taste, very smooth and creamy, berries, oxidized malts, rich, lightly tart and sour, raspberries and cream, unique. Medium body, very soft fine carbonation, slightly creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2009
Dark brown color with a thick beige head. Laces evenly. Slightly sour nose with some toffee aromas as well. Taste similar -- mildly sour with toffee and caramelized sugar. Medium body. I like it and would recommend this beer to someone who is just getting into sour ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1992) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Medium bodied, Belgian Ale with a blend of caramel, toffee, vanilla and light sweetness. I liked this recipe, just not sure if its a knock-off or a stand alone recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Pours a cola color with a creamy, tan head. The aroma could fill a room with its sour, barrel-aged, vinous quality complemented by bourbon, slight fusel and vinegar. Has a remotely tart flavor dominated by unpleasantly stale vinegar. A reasonable caramel malt backbone is detectable. No date on bottle. Sticky, sweet, and disgusting. Not recommended.

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