Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
3.83/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
P: Crystal clear golden body with festive carbonation and a thin white head that fades quick.
S: Super tart vinegar, lemon zest and pickles with a nice powdery yeast with citrus fruits surrounding the collective aromas. Spices and a timid aroma of pet urine, white grapes and a subtle musty basement aroma. Slight medicinal notes as well.
T/M: A burst of tart vinegar and lemon oil. Almost like biting into a lemon wedge. The tartness is overpowering all other flavors. Pale malts and aged wood notes followed by powdery yeast and white grapes. Taste is very close to the nose. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation is stingy. Alcohol is more noticeable once warmed but hidden nicely. Finish is dry and lingers white grapes, apple peels and lemon oil.
O: Tart and crisp. One beer that I prefer to have cold to reduce the puckering tartness. A enjoyable sipper that I wouldn't wan to have too many of. Due to the price and availability I probably will not have this too often. A nice change of pace from the normal beer that I drink. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2012 19:48:11 | More by Hopswagger
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: 4.5 Crystal clear, pale gold. One-inch off-white head that lasts about a minute.
S: 4 Pretty mild. There’s a good amount of funk at first with some pepper, bread, lemon, and oak.
T: 4.25 Quite tart at first with slightly sweet bready malt closely behind. Lots of white pepper and lemon that go very well with the tart/funk flavors. Very light bitterness on the aftertaste.
M: 4.25 Farily light but not too thin. There’s enough there that makes the beer feel substantial but also leaves you wanting more. The dry finish is very nice, but there could be a bit more carbonation.
O: 4.25 This beer is easy to get and very pleasing if you’re looking to satisfy a sour craving. There are a lot of really nice flavors and a good tartness level. Not quite up there with some of the popular gueuze offerings, but a solid alternative.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 23:26:59 | More by Tele
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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