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

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RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A blend of 33% Petrus Aged Pale, pure barrel aged beer that has been aged for two years in oak barrels, and 67% young brown beer. In this blend, the young dark beer contributes the reddish-brown colour and the Aged Pale contributes the slightly sour flavour. Petrus Roodbruin is a typical Flemish red ale as tradition dictates.

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3.4
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/5/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a nice-looking three finger light cream color featuring a great texture - and downright fantastic retention for the style. Good lacing is left down the glass. One of the most attractive looking sour ales Ive ever encountered. S: Not very tart or sour compared to others in the style, though a minor presence of lactic sourness and tart apple exist. A combination of caramel malts and diacetyl are at the forefront instead. I could live without the latter quite easily. T: This one has three stages: the initial flavor is slightly tart, the midtaste is a bit chocolaty, and the finish is sadly high in diacetyl. No big deal, I dont really mind the diacetyl presence so much here. Really, the subdued sour profile allows its malt base to shine through; it gives off notes of almonds, caramel, brown sugar, and the aforementioned chocolate. It could have used more fruity esters, though. M: I actually really like the mouthfeel of this one - its soft at first, yet crisp and dry to finish. The tannins are a subtle compliment to the creamy texture, aided by firm carbonation. O: Decent, but if youre looking for something mouth puckering, this aint it. Rather, its balanced and easy to drink, if unexciting. A good one to introduce sour newbies to.


3.6
KoNrRiI (1492) - rhus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2017

0.33 bottle @ home
Clear, incredibly dark crimson with a small, off-white head. Aroma of malts, sugar, obvious yeasty sourness, quite a bit of fruits. Taste is surprisingly sweet, sourness does remain though, fruits and sugar do not disappear either. Medium, slick, lively. Finish is fruitier, drier, but also shorter than expected. Overall not too bad, honestly enjoyable.

3.2
kRadek (37) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Ciemnoczerwona barwa. Kwaśny aromat - domowe wino wiśniowe, dżem, trochę dzikich i pestkowych nut. W smaku lekko kwaskowe, ale przede wszystkim- przeraźliwie puste. Jest trochę leśnych owocw, czarnej porzeczki, goryczki praktycznie brak, wysycenie wysokie.

4
saintbase (714) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

2.9
mkdyderski (7) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 21, 2017 does not count
caramel, toast, floral, light bitterness, light sweetness, medium sourness, abrupt finish, light body, fizzy, not ass-shaking, after drinking other beers of Petrus I excepted something better.

2.7
ironcontra (210) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Syrupy sweet, some cherry flavorings, to me like a coca-cola take on sours, perhaps better than their blonde and tripel tho

3.1
ForlornHope (513) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle at home from a Lidl multipack. Aroma of tangy fruit, slightly acetic. Sweetish start with a little bitterness to follow. Red-brown colour with a thin beige head. Sweet, fruity, tangy flavours with some tartness and a dry end. Body is slightly thin, but overall not bad.

3.7
Martin243 (1149) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
Ruby red with an off white head, sour apple aroma and flavour. Funky sports shoe. Chewy texture

3.5
MarcinG (822) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 Butelka 330ml. Rubinowy kolor przypominajacy cole. Piana biala, wysoka ,gesta, odrobnych pecherzach. Aromat swiezego wina lub sfermentowanych wisni,dodatkowo owoce i karmel. W smaku kwasne tony z chlebowo- palonym posmakiem na finiszu. Czerwone owoce,wisnie ,porzeczka,drozdze w tle. Orzezwiajace

3.3
GriZZZly (195) - - JUN 14, 2017
Ar: Swieze czerwone wino, sfermentowany sok wisiowy, kwasek, fajnie dziko, swieze domowej roboty wino, duzo slodu, drozdze, karmel, troche palonosci. Bardzo ciekawie. Wyg: Jak cola, pod swiatlo bordowe, piana lekko bezowa, dobra, opadajaca, srednio-gruboziarnista, bardzo dobry lacing. Sm: wysycenie wysokie, troche zbyt nawet, duzo palnosci, wyrazny delikatny kwasek, porzadna palona goryczka, kwasek wisniowo-kapusciany, palonosc drewniana, ciekawe, ale zbyt wodniste, fajne nuty ino zbyt subtelnie, dobra pijalnosc. Pos: kwasek, drozdze, winna owocowosc, lekka palona goryczka.

3.2
PiwnyMarek (1068) - Lomza, POLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Nawet nawet. Aromat ok, smak też. W smaku rwnież jest dobrze. Kupione w Lidlu w zestawie z pięcioma innymi piwami.


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