New Brew Thursday: Petrus Aged Red
Well, it’s been a very long time…but I believe I may have finally found it.
My least favorite beer ever? Could it be?
Tonight I stopped by my local beer bar to see if they had anything new on offer I may be interested in trying. I saw a few new offerings on the menu, and dcided to give one a try. Petrus Aged Red, a Flanders Oud Bruin from Brouwerij Bavik in Belgium. This is a style I actually usually enjoy, with the Liefman’s Goudenband of this style being one of my go-to beers in a pinch.
What did I think of the Petrus Aged Red? Think Robitussin, with a touch of Benadryl!
Why does cherry syrup have to taste so bad. And since it does, why use it???
I had decent hopes here, but they were very quickly dashed. I took one sip, and knew this beer was not for me. It smelled like a Shirley Temple. And tasted like cough syrup. Definitely not a Kriek. And not up to par with other Oud Bruins that I’ve tried.
I’ve had beers before that I hated at first but grew on me. Sour beers in general gained my respect in this manner (thank you Rodenbach Grand Cru). So I’m giving this beer a shot. I’ve been sipping at it now for over 30 minutes.
Can someone please knock over my table?
No. The remainder of this beer, sadly, went down the drain.