Petrus Aged Pale - Brouwerij Bavik
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Reviews by Radome:
4/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled from a 750 ml bottle bought in Brussels.
A - Beer is a clear copper color. Head is initially thick, creamy and white, then fades to almost nothing. Very good lacing.
S - Aroma is dominated by zesty lemon with a slight barnyard funk in the background. It is very gueuze-like. There was a metallic note upon initial pour that faded away after breathing/warming. No malt or alcohol in the nose.
T - The lemon zest hits initially with an acidic sharpness. Then in mid-palate the barnyard funk takes over. This fades out to a very dry, clean finish. Again, no malt or alcohol is evident.
M - Very light body. Carbonation very low (almost no sound when the bottle was uncorked either). There seems to be some hops bitterness, although it is difficult to break out from the acidic bite. No alcohol burn.
O - A nice beer, but not what I was expecting. From the description, I thought this would be a hoppy pale ale with some "aged beer" characteristics. In reality I got no hint of wood aging, and no malt to balance the wild yeast fermentation flavors. It is much more sour than I was expecting, but now that I know, I can appreciate its oud gueuze-like character.
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 23:35:58 | More by Radome
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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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