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Petrus Speciale

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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Belgian Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured top-fermented beer, brewed according to an old traditional recipe. A tasty beer, mellow in character that you can carry on drinking.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Classic and stereotypical ’spéciale belge’ under the Petrus brand, a hodgepodge of totally unrelated beers marketed by Bavik (now De Brabandere). Pure amber colour, clear, medium off-white foam, aroma of restrained fruitiness, nutty and bready malt sweetness, a bit yeasty, some grassy hops; dried fruits in the mouth, honeyish sweet touch, nutty and caramelly malts, a bit thin body, fairly neutral, with some grassy hop bitterishness in the finish. Good quencher and actually not a bad example of this session style at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SVD (655) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle at home, amber beer with a medium head, aroma is caramel, malt, Taste is malt, sweet, bitter, ok beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adster (437) - HUNGARY - NOV 29, 2014
Mély tónusú, borostyán színű főzetünk megnyerő, tarkabarka illatokat terít szét a levegőben, üde és friss aromái között a pihekönnyű vattacukor játékos hangulata, a maláta simulékony karaktere és a komló fanyar éle egyaránt felfedezhető. A legnagyobb meglepetést az íze okozza, mely a tipikus belga szerkezetben testet öltő, azonban a lehető legvisszafogottabb édességtartalmú, szinte lágeresen komor és egyszerű, óvatosan komló-orientált és lágyan élesztős összhatást produkál. Korántsem unszimpatikus az eredmény, azonban semmiképpen nem egy tipikus belga ale.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bryanvdv (606) - - NOV 21, 2014
Koperkleurig bier met volle kraag. Weinig aroma en ook in de smaak valt ie tegen. Iets fris maar vooral erg waterig.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (499) - LATVIA - NOV 17, 2014
Light amber with medium white cap. Lager style bitter taste, some sweet notes with herbal touch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (221) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2014
Very comparable to a Palm or a Konink, with those beers being slightly better. Malty flavour and aroma with a very smooth finish.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
melush (970) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color dorado. Sabor a maiz, levadura, dulce.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tricksta_p (1335) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
Aroma of malt, some caramel, bread. Flavour is malty, moderately sweet. Just another Belgian Amber Ale. Dull.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (265) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
Clear golden with a white head, medium carbonation. Taste is grainy, some sweetness and some fruity. Nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een amber-bier waar er zoveel van zijn, zonder veel smaak aan. Dan zijn er betere te vinden.


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