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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: 1254   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayb0 (1154) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2007
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2007
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Ruby. Lightly sour, bit oaky. Caramel sweet with a touch of cola sugars. Bit of cherry, but not much going on here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
1/21/05. 330ml. Dark brown with reddish tins and small beige head.. Very musty with some sour taste. Thin. unexciting.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenH (1027) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle. Large light brown head. Mostly lasting. Heavy roasted malty aroma. Watery texture. Sour flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 01/25/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Chattanooga

Dark brown, whispy white head, tart malt aroma, rich sour malt flavor,
-------- /> Name: Petrus Old Brown Ale
Date: 04/13/2005
Mode: bottle

very tart aroma with a nice woody aspect, rich malt, balanced tartness, hint of sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Score: **+/4
-------- /> Date: 04/01/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brewfest, Classic City

muddy brown, fine beige head, woody sour cherry aroma with an undercurrent of chocolate, great rich chocolate flavor well balanced by the woody cherry tartness, nice cherry pit character, very drinkable
-------- /> Date: 04/22/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.6 to 3.5

creamy tart chocolate and cherry flavor, although rich it is drier than it first appears

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

1.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2007
I can’t really give this beer a fair rating, since the bottle I had was a bit mistreated. There was rust under the foil and on the cap. The taste, when poured, was still somewhat enjoyable, with dry, tannic, burgundy wine flavors . The finish though was slightly watery, and extremely metallic, like sucking on a penny. Not sure if this had anything to do with the rust on the bottle but its a very good chance that it did. Overall, I’ve decided not to buy beer from this particular store anymore.....

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcp23 (54) - Duluth, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2007
8.4 oz. bottle. Cherry cola colored. Whatever miniscule head appeared was completely gone after I blinked once(has to be a photoshop picture). Fruity, sour aroma. B-l-a-h, B-o-r-i-n-g. 2 years of aging for THIS? Light sour apple flavor. Looks and tastes like flat Coke, except thinner and with a fruity, instead of syrupy sweetness. This being my second Flemish sour, I found Duchesse de Bourgogne far superior. Lamest Belgian beer I’ve ever had. Nothing happening here for me. Next.


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