Belgian -- Bavik-De Brabandere
Petrus The Key To Heaven $22.99 / 6 bottles
At this point these beers are only sold in this mixed 6 pack. It includes one bottle of each of the following beers.
(Available at TWCP Forsyth and Provisions Gourmet Market)
Petrus Blond Ale
Petrus Blond Ale is a top-fermented beer. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts. This blond beer with its soft and full flavour is preferably served cool.
Petrus Speciale Ale
Petrus Special is an amber-coloured top-fermented beer. This beer's characteristic aroma is a result of the specially selected malt and hop varieties. Petrus Special is brewed according to an age-old recipe
Petrus Aged Pale Grand Reserve
"Aged "? Many beers have a long maturation, but this one has 24-30 months, in wood. "Pale "? This beer has an "old gold "to bronze color, rather than the Burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders.It is a pale version of the traditional local style (which has no name, but for which I have used terms like Sweet and Sour Flemish Red Ale).This beer is made only with pale malts, and is unblended. It has 24-30 months in wood, and emerges with an oaky aroma; hints of sherry (a Palo Cortado nuttiness?) and fruit, among a depth of flavors; the classic sourness in the finish; and an intentionally low carbonation. Its alcohol content is 7.3 ABV.
Perus Oud Bruin
Dark ruby red, as red wine. The style is also called the Burgundy of Flanders, and is a very typical and common beer in West Flanders. A sour-sweet balance is discovered, set off by the underlying bitterness of the hops. Light in alcohol, the alcohol doesn’t hide or overpower the exciting flavors and tastes in this unique beer. Although cold serving is recommended, taking your time to drink it will release more aromas and exciting wooden flavors towards the end of your glass.Wooden flavors? Indeed, Old Brown beer is aged for over two years in huge oak casks. During this aging process, just like in wine, lactic acids develop. These acids are responsible for the sour part in the taste. Only tasting on a regular basis can tell the brewer when the beer is ready to come out of the oak barrels and to be blended with fresh brewed beer. This blend of beer is then bottled. The dark red color comes from the type of barley malts that are used, in combination with the aging in oak. Fine beer tasters recognize the "oak" and the "old", which are defining the complexity of this beer. PETRUS Old Brown may remind you of Port Wine.
FOOD COMBINATIONS: PETRUS Old Brown is an excellent thirst quencher thanks to its light sourness. It is an excellent beer to marinate fish or meat in it, or to steam shrimp. Richer meat dishes, or heavy pasta dishes where the light sourness of PETRUS is looked for to offset the sweetness of the sauce. Look at the PETRUS as an aoky better red wine, and you have an excellent food companion.
Petrus Gouden Tripel
Triple Style, which means that the brewer used three times the normal amount of malt to brew this higher alcohol ale. Pale in color, as a true triple is supposed to be, this mild and easygoing beer offers a flowery hoppy taste with a soft alcohol punch. The balance between the hop-bitterness and the malt-sweetness is perfect and leaves a smooth mouthfeel. The creamy head absorbs never ending bubbles from the deep golden colored body of the beer. PETRUS is of course the Latin name for Saint Peter. As with so many Belgian beers, the name of an Abbey or a Saint is used. People honored the Saints with a good beer. In fact, the Abbeys brewed beer for the surrounding village and named the beer after the patron Saint of their church. Priests and monks have always promoted good beer to save the people from the diseases looming in drinking water. Triples were mostly reserved for the Abbots and the Bishops. They knew what was good, and kept the best for themselves. Today, Triples are available for everybody with a taste for the best.
FOOD COMBINATIONS: PETRUS Triple can be savored as an aperitif before any meal, or as dessert. You can drink the PETRUS triple with the better Entrees, be it fish, meat or vegetarian. The flavors and aromas of the finest gourmet creations will be accentuated by this smooth rich golden beer. Cheers.
Petrus Dubbel Bruin
Petrus Dubbel Bruin Ale is a top-fermented dark beer. Brewed with pure spring water and carefully selected hops and malts. This dark beer with its subtle and slightly caramelized flavour is preferably served cool.
Info taken from the importers website.