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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark ruby red – red as wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders
Created by a secret blend of the aged and sour ‘mother beer’ with fresh brewed sweeter beer, this beer produces a sour-sweet balance, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. A discovery! The best in its style! Light in alcohol, exciting complex flavors and tastes come to the forefront.
Although serving cold is recommended, taking time to drink it will release more aromas towards the end of your glass.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (995) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Aroma - some Bretty phenols, some apple esters Appearance - auburn body with good nucleation. The head is off-white and about 1/3" and settles to a foam. Sporadic lace. Taste - there is a subtle sour and somewhat vinous nature. There is some apple esters. Palate - body is on the light side of medium, the texture vinous, average carbonation, and somewhat tart finish a little dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is acidic, fruits, sour cherries, citrus with medicinal notes. Flavor is sour and sweet, less sour than nose would suggest, fruits, caramel, malt. Finish is short sour and sweet with slight metallic notes. Overall: ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours dark red with small head. Aroma is classical, sour, fruity, some notes to grapefruit, wood. Taste gives a warm loopback, sour. Notes of grapefruit, wood, barrels, cellar, fruity. Quite complex after. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1839) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
33cl bottle. Appearance: a deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma: dried fruit, oak, leather, plums, cocoa, earthy tones, wood and vinegar. The taste: Moderate sour, vinegar, oak some chocolate, some dried fruit, some earthy tones. Light sweet, light bitter. slick and soft mouth feel, light to medium body, and a light carbonation. (backlog rating)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lele (356) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 18, 2015
Birra che mi ha deluso. L’aroma è abbastanza complesso e fa ben sperare, con note acidule, legnose e leggermente caramellate. Ma in bocca non dà alcuna emozione. L’acidulo si sente poco e il resto ancora meno. Non dà brutte sensazioni in bocca, ma neanche belle. Direi che è molto acquosa nel sapore. Francamente mi aspettavo di più

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with big gluffy offwhite head. Lots of dry old wood, hints of grapes, prune, roasted malts. Very light sour over a faint brown sugar backbone, outcome in the middle is a bit blank, leaning towards cardboard, but not like some other unfortunate brews. Very creamy, nice fizz going on, body is quite thin. Quite a nice beer with an old timey feeling. Not remarkable but I like this!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MGantzel (184) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2015
Denne Petrus har et mørkt brunt og uklart udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har både en aroma og smag af sød og syrlig frugt, samt noter af karamel og malt. Lav karbonering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (386) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Amber brown with reddish hues and a beige head. Aroma includes cherry, oak, malt. Taste is sour, but not overwhelmingly so. Cherry, wood, and malt. Some sweetness to balance the tartness. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (320) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Aroma: cherry with sweet and sour undertones; not as Robitussin-like as other Petrus beer; Apperance: very dark brown/red with frothy head that dissipates quickly; a little lacing; Taste: sour dominates with some sweet cherry notes; refreshing; Palate: medium body; lively carbonation; long, sweet finish; as temperature rises the hops start coming through along with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste; Overall: a nice sour though I would like a little more complexity. Would buy again if looking for a drinkable sour that isn’t too overwhelming.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Pretty decent for the style. Nice aroma, fruit and sit notes. Typical appearance. Body was a little thin. Flavor less complex than expected.


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