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


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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (15431) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 330mL bottle - pours dark brown with a thin, off-white head. Aromas is sweet roasted malts. Flavour is slightly bitter, quite sweet / caramel-y, and roasted malt. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (1188) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2009
Dark brown, cream-coloured head, not big, diminidhing slowly.Aroma of roasted malts, candy. Taste is bitter, some herbs and spices, a bit of carbonation. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Sweet aroma of ripe dark fruits. Aroma is sweet with caramel notes and lingering ripe fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2009
Pours brown with a large beige head. Aroma is caramel and butterscotch. Flavour is sweet caramel, notes of chocolate, notes of raisin and plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2098) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Fruity malt aroma. Very dark amber color with a medium greenish head. Slightly bitter in the beginning that gets sweeter in the middle and lasts to the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5911) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Draft at the Malt House, Madison. Ruby red-brown color, a hair shy of being opaque. Thin, off-white head. Lots of berries and dark fruit nuances in the flavor. Rich pungent dark malt as well. Ends with a mild sour cherry finish. Quite unique. Smooth and easy drinking, hides the alcohol with Belgian expertise beneath the mild sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2009
2009 Bottle - Pours a beautiful transparent ruddy amber with a medium beige head...aroma is massivelt fruity, apple, grape, plum...caramel malt and wood...flavour is like candy, sugar, raisin, caramel corn, bread, the slightest hop bitterness that is quickly fleeting and you are left with brown sugar essence...at no point was this sticky or cloying at all, it was like an open-faced caramel sandwich made out of clouds...incredibly odd and very tasty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2153) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle from the bar next to the train station in Poperinge... while waiting for the train. Pours dark amber with a medium creamy brownish head. short retention. Aroma is big raisins, really sweet. Some red fruits and hops. Some lacing not much. Taste is really sweet, raisins, prunes and some hops. Quite refreshing even if very sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7917) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
The aroma resembles the sweet whiff you intake before sipping on an American blended whiskey (like Jack). The rest of the beer parallels caramel taffy, with a caramelized flavor and a thick, chewy mouthfeel that sticks all over. The flavor ends reminding me of sipping on a freshly mixed Jack & Coke with ice... very specifically.

   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 Ive 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.

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