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


on tap

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RATINGS: 604   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
Dark reddish brown body with a long lasting beige head. Loads of thick sticky lacing is coating my glass. Aroma is slightly disappointing it is mild, slightly sour and metallic. However the flavor is rich and smooth, very chocolaty, sweet, and creamy. I have to agree with the people here and say a brown sugar flavor is very strong. Mouth feel is a touch thin form me. Very good beer, high quality, and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (1066) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
On draft at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville. Poured deep ruby with fizzy brownish head. Sweet brown candi sugar and caramel flavor. Some faint dark fruits, plums, raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2009
From the bottle pours a hazy, brownish-mauve body with a small ring and skinny blanket of khaki colored foam. Soapy lines of lacing try to dry to the glass, but ultimately break apart and slowly drip back towards the body below. The nose is sweet and malty, with notes of raisin, fig, darkly toasted toffee, and smoky molasses working together nicely. There is a trace of dark cocoa in there, along with hints of earthy spice. Flavors match the aroma quite well, dark and fruity, with caramelized figs and dates, stewed raisins, cocoa, and hints of cinnamon. Licorice lurks deep within amidst the molasses and traces of maple. A very faint must adds a bit of wild character. Substantially bodied, sweet, and actively carbonated, the brew finishes with a moderately sticky mouthfeel. Sweet Belgians typically aren’t my thing, but this one is quite agreeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2009
(33cl bottle) Hazy, reddish brown colour with a thick beige foamy head. Sweet and roasted, slightly earthy malty aroma with caramel (Bavarian Blockmalz-like) and hints of licorice. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Solid roasted malty base with shy hints of berries, raisins, combined with caramel, licorice and crusty flavours. Sweet and roasty bitter, also earthy and subtle fruity finish (21.V.09).

   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 (535) - 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 (4653) - 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 (5667) - 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.

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