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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


Calisky's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (750) - ALSACE, - FEB 4, 2014
Couleur sombre ambrée caramel, petite mousse brune. Nez fort de caramel et malt. Gout de caramel grillé, malté, un peu de sucre candy. Bonne petite pétillance. Fin de bouche un peu trop sucrée au caramel.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2014
The dark counterpart of Petrus Blond and again one of the beers added to the range when it was restyled some years ago. Typical abbey dubbel with yellowish white, very regular, stable foam and very dark burgundy colour, clear. Aroma of candied cherries, elderberry, sweet apple, coffee grounds, liquorice, cinnamon and lots of DMS (red cabbage). Sweet and straightforwardly caramelly taste, candi sugar, retronasal DMS (hate it!) and some soft roasted bitterness in the end - which I do not expect and do not even welcome in a dubbel. Sugary sweetness also cloys, the cheap grassy hops do not have enough power to overcome that. Boring and completely redundant beer. Stick to the sour Petrus beers, guys!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (6045) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours amber with a brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, yeast, burnt brown sugar, caramel, light fruit notes. Medium body, lively carbonation. 300814

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Dark amber pour with a sand head. Nose has vanilla, light tartness and some cherries. Taste is sweet with some light tartness lingering, red berries and almonds.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11274) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
DØE. Clear reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, yeasty and dark sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 240514

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (51) - - AUG 27, 2014
Arôme chocolat caramel Couleur brune châtain avec des effets rougeâtres En bouche on sent légèrement le sucre (Elle est très douce)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1858) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head, malty aroma, taste is bitter at first then leads to a sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimplySike (901) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
33cl. Bottle. Pours clear brown with tan head. Aroma caramel, dark fruits, bit roasted malts. Taste caramel sweets, little roasted bitter. Mouthfeel thin. Great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Initial gush of foam when opening bottle. Pours out reddish brown with very small, oily head. Dried fruits, runes dominate the aroma and taste. Overall sweet nature on this. More fruit and some yeast on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een goed deftig donker bier met goed wat smaak aan zoals het hoort; Aanrader.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (183) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Brown beet with a big white head. Taste is sweet , like brown sucker, caramel, somewhat watery, litle bitter. Nice dubbel.


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