yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle, 5.5% A/V
Pours dark dark brown/red with tan head. Nose consits of an incredible red wine smell with some malt and complex bitterness. Tastes fairly grapey, with malt and red wine aspects. An almost grape juice finish which is an interesting departure from almost any beer ive had.
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 330ml bottle. Pours a dark redish brown, with vaguely purple highlights. The head is small and subsides fast to a spotty surface film. The aromas are odd, very fruity, lots of grapes, actually a lot like red wine, with some malts thrown in, and something sour I can’t quite put my finger on. The taste is even more odd and interesting, major emphasis on the red wine aspects, perhaps from the oak-barrel aging. It fizzes away in the finish almost like grape soda, very odd. Fruity/sour/malty aftertaste follows. It’s actually an enjoyable beer, it’s just very different for me, as this is my first sour ale. An interesting experience for me, although I’m betting there’s better examples of the style out there. Neat though.
Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep burnt read with a sizeable head. Aroma of grapes, dates, caramel and vanilla. No hops present. It almost tastes like a mix between coke and red wine: mild, acidic, and fruity. Dry on the mouth, a bit thin. Almost reminds me of a cider. What flavour it has is nice, but lacks complexity and is weak.
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of dark fruits, oak and sour notes. A flavor of dark fruits, sweet notes, metallic notes and sour notes.
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice oud bruin with the oak notes giving a nice woody dryness and importing a vanilla sweetness that plays well with the sour character of Petrus. Must be drunk cool, not cold, it really opens up the middle and finish.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, from old notes. Deep brown in color with tan foam. Aroma of cider and oak. Flavor is mostly sweet with a slightly metallic sour finish.
thomat (3297) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, brown color with a medium off-white head. Sour and sweet tones. Malty with a sour taste. Medium body with a sweet & sour finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby. Lightly sour, bit oaky. Caramel sweet with a touch of cola sugars. Bit of cherry, but not much going on here.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark ruby whose head does not stay around for long. Nose is malty with an oak edge showing itself after a strong attempt to draw the scents out. Flavor is fairly smooth and not too distinct. Malt presence is slight. Feel has a bit of carbonation to it that might border on a bit too much...well it would be too much if there were more than what is already present. This is very drinkable for how smooth it is, but the question to be asked is why would you go for this one repeatedly?
This is the last from the 6-pack from Petrus. The "aged pale" is by far the winner.
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/21/05. 330ml. Dark brown with reddish tins and small beige head.. Very musty with some sour taste. Thin. unexciting.