Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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Reviews by CarbonIS:
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Picked up a 12oz bottle on a whim
A: pours an effervescent golden color with half inch white head. Appearance reminds me of other sours including temptation and sanctification.
S: a crisp, musty funk characteristic of sour ales. Citrusy, with a hint of oak.
T: wow, was I impressed with the first sip! This is a real sleeper sitting on the shelf. Effervescent, sour and citrusy at first, after the swallow you can taste the hints of oak and pale ale birth. While some sours begin to taste better only as they warm, this beer is great right of the fridge and stays great throughout the warming process. As you near the bottom of the glass, the kamikaze and barrel aging become more apparent, and then basically smack you in the face on the final gulp.
M: tart, slightly puckering, effervescent and crisp
D: one of the most drinkable beers I've had. Refreshing and delicious. I will always have at least 3 bottles in my house at all times.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2010 18:57:21 | More by CarbonIS
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4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice pale yellow-gold colour.
Mostly sweet cherry-like notes on the nose with slight oakiness. Only a hint of tang. Once you taste it some more there are some funky notes as well.
Quite sharply sour taste up front but notes of fruit and wine-like sweetness balance this nicely. The oak flavour comes in shortly afterwards and lasts through the finish. Funky flavours develop through the oak to the dry finish, balancing everything out with a slight of earthiness.
The carbonation starts with a numbing tingle that accompanies the entire experience from numblingly fizzy and sour to funky and dry.
New to sours and this one seems pretty complex but has some great flavours going on.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 01:45:45 | More by Ian_B
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,571 ratings.