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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
On tap at the Sharp Edge Brasserie. Brownish cloudy with a decent head. Has a very attractive sour ale or candy olfactory laced with a floral hint of vinegar. Interesting sweet flavor laced with a rather punchy strongish alky background. Not over the top and very unique I may say. Barely any carbonation, nearly flat. Very intriuging session. Even tho it seems to be a little too strong for me, I cannot stop sipping it. Easily drinkable for this attribute. Finish is a little alky bitter but this is mulled over and coverred by the intracasies of the brew. Not bad, a weirdly interesting sweet beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
Aroma is malty, bubble gum, slight pepper. Pours a dark ruby brown, thin tan head. Prune, sweetness, burnt fruit. Sweet finish. Palate is thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
Bottle from the Belgian Belly in Chorlton, Manchester. Like everything I’ve had from this brewer and this was no exception. Poured very dark brown, with big light brown head. Very drinkable, gone in minutes. Hint of chocolate, dark fruit, prunes and raisins and the like, brown sugar. Decent, little too sweet but I was eating Belgian chocolate with it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2008
(330 ml bottle from Bootleggers, part of a Petrus sampler pack) Wow, really good...Pours very dark brown, nearly opaque. One finger of tan head that settles to a thin lasting layer. Rich multi-faceted aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, raisin, port, plum, brown sugar. Smells like a quad! Mouthfeel soft and nearly buttery smooth. Flavor is great - not quite on par with aroma but still very good. Chocolate, light port, dark fruit, brown sugar, raisin. A tinge of sour in the finish was a bit detracting. Very nice beer - seems underrated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2008
Tasted 22/09/2008. 330ml bottle from Regional Wines. Pours a ruddy red-brown with a lacy tan head. Sweet caramelised malt on the nose with a little toast, dark fruit, jellied fruit, Christmas cake dough and a hint of sea-spray (dry hop?). Very sweet in the mouth, herb and spice alcohol notes through the middle, a little wood, pleasant lingering bitterness. Very nice, but it’s a little too sweet and falls well short of being special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 Bottled. Pours dark brown with a medium sized, tan and fine head.. Nose of dark bread, plums and vanilla. Sweet flavour with raisins and dark fruit. Bitter/sweet finish. A classic but boring dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Lightly carbonated, heavy malty sweet brew. Hints of caramel, smells great. Tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
LIghtbrown look with offbrown head. Sweet, caramelly aroma and similar flavor. Berries, butter and very sweet-malty. Fruits, dried also, but a little sweet for my liking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2008
Dark, thickly brown beer, disappearing tan head. Malty nose has tart-cherry and wood impression from the yeast. Tastes only a little sweet to me, with a mild and interesting tartness and light bitterness. Soft mouthfeel and going a touch sweeter in the finish. Has a certain Bavik character that separates it from other "dubbels" or Belgian ales of similar strength and color.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Chestnut/red body, pristine tan pillowy head. Nose of marzipan, caramel, cherries, and brandy and/or rum. Really, the nose was quite a thick, sensual sweetheart. Intro gives us prickly carbination and flavors of cherry twizler, dried fruit, nuts, and bittersweet chocolate. Overall, it has a very candy-like presence and reminds me a hell of a lot like Ommegang. The malts are thick & luscious and this beer probably makes you cum when coupled with a nice cigar. My only problem is that it becomes cloyingly sweet and mundane if left to warm up too much, so i recommend this to be maintained at colder temps...probably above 50 degrees.


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