Petrus Aged Red 25.4 oz

Item #7187
Shipping Wt. 3.00 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Sour Ale Aged in Oak Foeders

Brewed by: De Brabandere Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Sour Red/Brown Ale
Color: Red

ABV: 8.5% rating: 69 rating: 85

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Petrus Aged Red (ABV 8.5%) is blended from a base of 85% of their oud bruin and 15% of Petrus Aged Pale, which has been aged for two years in oak foeders, providing a dry and sour character. Fresh cherries are then added to the fermentation.

It pours deep ruby, with a dark pink head and good lacing. It has a big, sweet-tart cherry aroma, intense and inviting, and tastes of sour cherries with some balancing sweetness. With its medium body and dry finish, it's easy-drinking despite the high ABV.

De Brabandere Brewery was founded by Adolphe De Brabandere in 1894 as a farm brewery in Bavikhove in the West Flanders region of Belgium. The early years saw the brewery selling mainly table beers and drafts to local clients and cafes, but by 1950, De Brabandere had built much wider distribution due to the appeal of their flavorful brews.

In the 1970s the brewery introduced the beer that would launch a brand and become its flagship, Petrus Oud Bruin, a sour ale whose brew process included years aging in oak barrels.

Passed from father to son, today, a fifth generation still oversees daily operations, and the company remains one of the largest independent breweries in Belgium.