Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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Reviews by PatrickJR:
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into red wine glass.
A - Pale amber, clear, with about a finger of extremely pale yellow colored head. Retention is somewhat short, though a small thin collar remains. Lots of bubble activity from the bottom for the first few minutes. Minimal lacing.
S - Certainly "funk" is the main aroma happening in here, though there's an overtone of apple cider approaching vinegar. Hay, grass, clay, onions, lemon peel, sweat, and some leather hiding in the corners. While Petrus Aged Pale bears some resemblance to a gueuze, the aromas are much more attenuated and there's some ever present sweetness throughout.
T - The "funk" hits immediately, specifically focusing on the hay-like and earthy flavors with touches of leather and wood. Sharp cheddar cheese and mustard seed also come to mind at times. Moderate funk turns vinegary with apple-like overtones and fleeting but noticable suggestions of sweetness. Sourness continues to grow and harsh lemon-peel dryness wipes away any trace of sweetness and introduces a moderate earthy bitterness. The intensity of the vinegar-turned-citrus-turned-almost-medicinal late palate makes for an extremely drying experience.
M - Light bodied with some tight, moderate to low carbonation.
D - For a fairly intense brew with a lot of funk and sourness going on, this is definitely more drinkable than others I've had. The mild sweetness tempers some of the sourness and the light body helps everything go down as well. Not something I'd have more than one of, but a bit easier to drink than I was expecting after reading others' comments about the levels of funk and dryness.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2009 04:53:38 | More by PatrickJR
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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
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