The Petrus beers are not hard to find in Belgium, so anyone who has travelled in theat part of the world may be familiar with this beer. It used to be called Petrus Oud Bruin, but as part of the rebrand a few years back it was renamed.
It is a traditional flanders red type ale, colloquially know as a ‘sweet and sour’. That nickname comes from the early malt sweetness you get on the front of the tongue, giving way to a balsamic vinegar acidity that grips the back of the tongue and works its way around your gums.
This particular beer is a blend of 1/3 Petrus Aged Pale (a fantastic beer we’ve previously included in the beer club, a blond beer that is aged 2 years in oak foeders) and 2/3 young brown beer (that is the base beer for an Oud Bruin that is aged in the oak barrels just for few months.)
The blended beer then ages in barrels for 18 months, and presents as this deliciously refreshing beer. As the brewery suggests, this is a perfect aperitif or equally delicious with dessert. If you get the chance, try this beer with some cheese, they really are a great match.