Petrus Aged Pale - Brouwerij Bavik
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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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4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml bottle. Wide Flute glass. Gold color, crystal clear appearance. White froth creates a close crown & leaves a wide ring on sides. Well balanced aroma profile displays sour citric & wood notes, spices & sugary hues on the backside. Gentle malty upfront is blowed up by sharp & intense tartar flavor. Light body. Soft carbonation. Spiced, dense & sour palate. Fruity touches in the middle resolve in a kind astringency from lemon & grapefruit rounded by memories of grape tannins. Long sour finish yields to a fruity & spiced aftertaste. ABV is just felt as a gentle heat through the throat. Refreshing & flavorful.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 17:56:36 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Petrus Aged Pale from Brouwerij Bavik
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