Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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Reviews by Soonami:
4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Petrus Aged Pale is a very tasty beer. Recently I've started moving towards dark maltier beers and sours because I've been drinking less and it doesn't make much sense for me to by fresh IPA but take weeks to drink it. Luckily, I've had no trouble finding beers to satisfy my much reduced appetite in SEPA. Petrus Aged Pale is fairly available here and at $4, it's a relative bargain.
Petrus Aged Pale started foam as soon as I opened it from my cellar. It was definitely paler than I thought, a honey colored amber with just off white, quickly falling white foam. The beer has a really inviting aroma, it smells like fresh crushed grapes, sawed wood, sour like apple cider, and a little funky like baled hay that has been sitting out for months.
The beer is at first tart like apple skins, but the malt sweetness attenuates the acidity. The beer tastes as fruity as it smells and the oak flavor clearly resonates and the tannins provide nice balance. The light, lively carbonation helps carry light fruity, vinous flavors and carries the aroma as you drink it. The alcohol remains well hidden, despite the 7.3% heft.
Delicious and highly recommended. I've only had a few beers of the style, but this is tasty no matter what style you call it.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2011 06:48:29 | More by Soonami
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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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