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

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RATINGS: 473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


4.5
   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...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
So says the label "The key to heaven". No argument from me. Best before date of 14 July 2007. This one poured a really BIG foamy tan head and the colour was a cloudy dark copper. This had the most incredible lacing I’ve ever seen; it was simply massive! The aroma was of both fruits and spices. Taste - merely terrific, and a not so shabby aftertaste either, with some caramel popping up.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lupulist (48) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours a very dark brown colour (nearly black) with a medium head. Aromas of a Christmas fruit cake, with prunes and raisins at first whiff. Tastes malty and sweet, and slightly of raisins. Long caramel finish. This would go nicely with a big American Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (671) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2012
Une double brune de Bavik, très jolie de couleur sur le brun rouille tirant sur le noir. Absolument limpide, si on écarte la levure. Mon exemplaire a dépassé sa date limite de 15 mois, et propose une mousse beige qui retombe vite mais reste crémeuse à la surface. Les arômes sont de prune, figue, marron, sucres candi et cassonade. Les saveurs reprennent en 1ère bouche nettement sur les sucres mentionnés, avec une arrière-bouche sur le malt torréfié modérément. La 2ème bouche est plus fondue, tout en restant assez sur la crêpe bretonne … En 3ème, on retrouve la prune mûre et des fruits confits, qui font parvenir cette bière aux plus grandes saveurs du genre. La levure est de bon niveau mais pas assez sérieuse pour passer à la grande classe. La longueur s’annonce modérée vu les petits 6,5 % abv proposés, et on se laisse donc bercer par le breuvage sans s’envoler... Mais le problème est plutôt dans le manque de complexité pour arriver à la grande stature. La finale en effet ne laisse rien passer de plus, bien que assez à l’équilibre. Donc une brune comme on en fait de nombreuses en Belgique... Nous sommes peut-être chanceux, mais nous devenons par le fait même exigeants !! Un accessit de complaisance pour celle-ci.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2008
33 cl. Nearly opaque mahogany with ruby highlights and a two-finger lasting head. Aroma is earth-spiced raisin-date bread, molasses, and caramel icing. Flavor is similar to the aroma, with a finish of slight sour cherry, cumin, and brown sugar. Medium body is smooth, acidic-tingly, and finishes dryish. Excellent dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 12, 2012
toast, grass, chocolate, butterscotch, soy sauce, vanilla, brown, sparkling, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, lively, bitter,

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1177) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 1, 2014
beautiful appearance of mahogany colour with ruby notes and half inch creamy beige head; aroma of green apple, dried plum and figs, candy sugar, and some bread;taste of dried fruits, roasted sugar and some hoppy bitterness; would be a perfect dubbel if the taste was at least similarly complex as the aroma

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours out nicely with a big head that falls into a good strong lacing. Smells different, and therefore very good, from what I’ve reviewed lately. I always enjoy a new taste. It’s full flavored and a little spicy with something I can’t put my finger on. Mouthfeel is very good and the aftertaste is slightly sour in a good way. I would definetly have more of these.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brenn79 (1557) - Idaho, USA - JAN 8, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours almost black with red highlights when held up to the light and a thin tan head, the aroma is brown sugar and raisins. The flavor is caramel malt, seriously it tastes like a chunk of caramel, awesome. The body is medium to full, carbonation is high, finish is sweet like candy, could I drink this all day, hell yes, this stuff is great.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8004) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
I cannot believe that I am the second rater of this, and I am very happy that I have 5 more Petrus brews waiting for me to sample. This one was part of a great 6 bottle sampler from the Beer Yard. The pour was a gorgeous deep ruby with a 4-finger tan head. The aroma was caramel malty, with tons of fruit, including cabernet, grapes, apple, and some rauchy, oaky bourbon notes. The taste was extremely fruity, backed by a solid sweet malt presence. I noted raspberry, strawberry, huge blackberry, plus grapes and even blue slushy flavors. The palate was dense and complex. This one surprised me, and I can’t wait to try the other beers from this brewer.


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