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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,569 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1569
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Developed from Petrus Oud Bruin; a paler version of a traditional local style.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001)
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Have no idea how this is considered an Oud Bruin. Wild Pale Ale more like it.

Pours a very nice hazed gold, 1/2 inch head, no lace.

Cherry, sour pear, oak, pale malts and apple cider vinagar make up this wonderful smell.

Pale malts, oak and sour apple/pear start this off. Slight earthy and grassy hops follow. The finish is a sour grape mellowed by more oak. Moderate body, perfect carbonation!

Nectar of the gods. Amazingly balanced sour beer! Will grab many more for aging and drinking!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:09:52 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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Ego

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

music: mindfunk - dropped

eyes...
hard not to get a huge whiff of this on the pour, but I'll get to that... pale ginger ale color in look and feel, barely any head, there is some stickiness due to the alc content, subdued stream of bubbles rising from the bottom, slight pale orange tone with just a hint of haze

nose...
fermented honey and lemon, sour apples, sour cinnamon apples, almost has a kosher wine smell to it (the kiddush kind), dry sherry, light whiskey...can I smell a touch of oak ? the more I sniff the more I think of something like pinot grigio... or wine in general as this decants a bit

taste etc...
thin and again wine like, subtle carbonation creates a crackling underpinning of sensation on the tongue, the alcohol makes this one practically evaporate on your pallete leaving a wonderfull dry sensation, with a salty cheese this rules, it really brings out the sourness of the beer which is delightful (especially if you love geuze and the like), the aging has made this remarkably drinkable, for me most of the others in this category aren't this easy to sip and tuck. you might be able to get away with serving this as some sort of wine to unsuspecting folks! the ABV is barely noticed save for the warming sensation.

verdict?
I was snacking on some terra chips with this (spiced taro ones) and the saltiness of the chips are amplified about 1000 times beyond by the drying effect of this one. this is an amazing beer just for how different it is from most anything people have on a regular basis. every day? not for me. a go to ? perhaps not. but looking for something interesting to spice up the cheese plate after dinner? or brunch ? you bet. This is nice to have around in the cellar just for those special occassions.

addendum:
this beer is meant for pairing with food imo, in all seriousness I just ran around the homestead tasting this with all sorts of stuff, it really brings out salinity in things.. even no salt added pretzels. I would bet this would kick ass with some chowdah! damn !

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 03:32:09 | More by Ego
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden body with a fluffy white head that leaves a little bit of lacing.

Smells of some fruits, sour, nice.

This is a great tasting beer; one that exceeded my expectations. Sweetness and fruits up front, apples and pears. Next I notice just a little bit of a woody, oaky flavor. Next is a great sourness followed with a dry finish. Really nice brew.

This is something I could drink a ton of if the price tag would allow me.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 13:51:30 | More by Hojaminbag
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ccrida

Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle (no date, bottle code 39167) poured into Petrus goblet, the Aged Pale is clear, dull gold, with a small, very tight and creamy white head that leaves heavy foam and lace, in-spite of the beer's official goblet probably not able to hold more then an extra .1 oz!

Smell is sweet, chardonnay, with green apples, cherries, a little oak. Very nice. Served around 65F, caramel and sweet ass comes out as it opens up. This is one of the 3 feces chemical aromas, the least offensive, I forget the actual name, but it's really not as gross as it sounds!

Taste is nice, acidic with the fruity brett, sour and just a slight back current of funk, more pineapple and oak, perhaps a touch of vanilla and sour lemon, with an acidic, very vinous finish. Forget Berliner Weiss, this is the champagne of beers!

Mouthfeel is a bit oily, but with a nice, softer carbonation and light body, although you can sense the alcohol mostly here.

Drinkabiltiy is very good, tasty and highly digestible, sessionable sour. Wow. I forgot how much I love this beer! I used to drink it fairly regularly before I really got into BA, and now with the never ending rotation of near beers, I don't revisit old favorites often enough. I hadn't reviewed this one, and glad I came back to it. This would be an excellent transition beer for white wine lovers. It's also one of the best values in sour beers, about $4.50 for this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 01:40:16 | More by ccrida
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours gold with great clarity and a thick, white head.

Something sweet underneath earthy barnyard and strawberry fruitiness. Very interesting.

Sweet and malty like cotton candy up front turns lemony and sour, wild yeast notes left and right. Thirst quenching and fruity.

I would never guess this is 7.3%, not because that's high, because the beer is so light and refreshing. It's like a summer sour that's good anytime.

This is a great beer that deserves alot more attention. A pleasant suprise for any sour lover. Think RR Temptation with a little less dryness.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 17:43:22 | More by brownbeer
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flannelman808

California

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a pale golden color and is topped by frothy white head. Very good head retention and good lacing tops off this beer. Carbonation bubbles keep rising and giving the froth life.

S: Tart granny smith apple. I feel like I also get a dried lemon peel quality out of this as well. Behind all the sour notes I can smell a little bit of spice and herb.

T: God I love this beer. Tart apple follows through in the palate as well as a lemony goodness. There is a very nice herbaceous note as well... lemongrass and aloe? Clove comes through as well for me. There is a bitter note in the finish which begs the palate for another sip or two or three.

M: Prickly and mouth filling.

D: this is very drinkable for me I freaking love this beer.... sour and complex without the sweet... long finishing but not long enough to keep me from having another sip.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 07:11:39 | More by flannelman808
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle picked up in NY a few weeks ago. The last time I've had this was about two years ago and then that was a 5 year old bottle at the time.

A glowing powerful golden beer with some yellowish streaks on the outlay of the glass, this looks very close to heaven in a bottle, the liquid is inviting. A rush of Ivory colored foam sits on top about an inch in height with some sticking ability, sheets down the glass. Belgian indeed.

This fresh bottle really showcases what this beer is about, which is the funky tartness that your about to inbide in. A heaping of acididy mixed in with some grapefruit, lemon and orange slices. The nose is really powerful on this. Some barnyard aroma with a dousing of oak, that may or may not have come from a wine barrel. Of course there is sweet scents as well with slight vanilla and even less sugar vibes.

I gotta say, this stuff is excellent, I really can't find a fault with it. The aged bottles I've had, while good, did not open my eyes like this young bottle. The fruit is more pronounced while in the past i've gotten alot of oak bombs from this beer. The yeast in this beer at this young stage is alive and dancing up a jig with tartness/ slight funk and overall deliciousness. Oak/vanilla tannins. This is what Belgian beer is all about.

There is just enough tartness to make me pucker (in a good way) for a bit after I sip, that's great, that's what I look for. But the tartness is not at a level to make your tounge cringe, it's pretty much perfect. The flavors in this just dance on my tounge so expertly that I want to stop writing and just enjoy this ride. A lighter than medium feel with a lively and spritzy carbonation.

This beer is alive, and it's damn tasty, and a pleasure to drink. Im a sour head, so this is right up my alley, but I can see why some people would throw up even attempting to drink a beer this good. It's not for everybody, but it's for me. This is one sour that I would drink three bottles of in a night and have thoughts to do it again the next night. Top notch!

Edit (2009-2010)- Damn, Bavik, I know Philly is mad lucrative for breweries, but you guys must of sent at least 150 kegs of this stuff over here. It's on at at least 25 bars that I know of right now. Im bombared by this goodness and im becoming broke because of it, please stop!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2010 16:44:13 | More by BARFLYB
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Dan8181

Indiana

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at FFF, followed by a scotch egg, and a brisket sandwich. First scent was full of sourness and lemon. Upon the first sip, it simply exploded in my mouth with a sour lemon peel flavor. Continued taste of lemon lingers throughout the taste. Could drink this for days. Really enjoyed this one. and would suggest trying it. FIRST REVIEW...Need to do more work.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 19:50:31 | More by Dan8181
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: rich clear gold. big fluffy white head that sticks around for a while. large carbonation bubbles streak to the surface. a beautiful looking beer, but not your typical shade for an oud bruin.

S: sour alcohol. makes my nose want to pucker. definitely has an oak-y aspect in the finish.

T: sweet and sour jolly rancher. this aspect loses some of its intensity with each following sip. crisp, dry, little bit of hop bitterness in the finish that reminds me that it is a pale. at times almost feels like im drinking wine.

M: soft carbonation with that signature tang of a oud bruin. spot on.

D: tart with a little bit of funk. one sip reminds you its a pale and the next reminds you that it was aged in oak.

definitely the appearance of a pale, but the aroma and flavors of a flanders oud bruin. overall, really fun beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 02:36:16 | More by Jimmys
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was talking to Frank one of the beer guys at Jungle Jims. He handed me a bottle of Petrus and told me if you like sours you got to try this beer. Frank is usually correct in his assessment of beers and was this time also. The beer was chilled and served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer has a bright golden coloration. Active almost champane like bubbling dancing to the surface. The head of the beer is white about a finger and half high. Nice lacing marks the side of my glass.

Smell: This beer is very pungently aromatic. The beer has a definite belgian yeast lactic aroma plenty of funk. The whole funky lactic aroma was something that used to be a gonad drawing up the the body cavity experience has become one of my favorite aromas. Enough about nads, the beer has some tart cherry tones and plenty of oak character peaking out. In all honesty this kind of reminds me of a Chardanay. A very complex aroma that sadly I am limited in how to describe it.

Taste: The taste has a nice lip puckering lemony / vinegar tone I expected. The oak gives it a hint of vanilla sweetness that gets smacked down into the lactic tartness. Very complex layered flavors very well done. To think this was a base beer for several other Brouwerj Bavik beers. I am going to have to check them out closer.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light but never thin. The carbonation is active and really works well with the beers overall character. As far as drinkability you have got to be kidding me. This has beer pure beer drinking pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 11:24:44 | More by nlmartin
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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours bright golden straw with a thinnish head.
Aroma is apple cider tart with integrated oak and a raw earthy funk with the slightest suggestion of sulphur.
Amazingly complex and wild.
The taste is brightly tart upfront followed by oak; earthy, but less funky than the aroma and still quite vinous.
For such a sour, complex beer it is amazingly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 17:07:07 | More by
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mynie

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark and hazy orange. Small head fades away quickly with decent lacing.

Sour and sweet smell. A lot like spiced apple cider. Lots of pungent fruit, slightly decaded. Autumny.

Zippity zip zip zippy! Goodness! Sweet like a Shock Tart, sour like a Vitamin C tablet. Big apples up front: ones that are so bright and green you think they're poisonous. That moves into a more candy-sweet and sour and ends on a kick of warmer spices. Strange, to say the least. Very tasty. And it keeps getting more and more complex as it warms. Incredible.

This is a unique beer that just clicks with me. Quite tasty. It kicks the shit out of you and leaves you wanting more--zaps you in the chest.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2006 05:25:18 | More by mynie
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allengarvin

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a wide mouthed chalice, this beer pours a pale gold, a little hazy. Head retention is poor, as it quickly fades to a mere bit of film across the top. Nice aroma though, fruity, with a sour musty overlay. Swirled around in the glass, there are some woody notes as well. The flavor is wonderful, with a lot of tangy fruitiness, dry notes of oak, light phenols... it finishes faintly tannic with lingering sourness. Not funky the way lambics are--think Rodenbach. This is just as good.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2008 23:34:05 | More by allengarvin
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claytong

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - golden color, decent head, lingers a bit

Smell - amazing, raisins, port, cloves, just delicious smelling, had to convince myself to drink it and quit smelling it at the bar and looking like an asshole

Taste - much the same, not as terrific but definitely nice, get a bit of alcohol, not hot more like stingy rubbing alochol, but its not off putting, a bit sour and definitely some vinegar

Mouthfeel - light body, good carbonation, sessionable

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 18:11:01 | More by claytong
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance – Poured a nice, thick, super-light orange with a terrific head that laced slowly down the glass.

Smell – Wonderful sherry-like aroma reminding me of my Alvear’s Cream. The oak scents come out as well. This has a beautiful, sweet and sour bouquet.

Taste – The acidic vinegar starts this one off, giving a slight sting in the mouth. This is followed by the deep sour backbone, heavily laden with table sugar. Towards the end some malt actually comes out. This is a good mix.

Mouthfeel – Exhilarating! This one will wake you up.

Drinkability – I’ll give my bottom dollar to the guy that can chug this bottle. This is a sipping wine (I like it before dinner or late at night). It doesn’t really go good with any foods, IMO. My penchant is to take this style on an empty stomach, preferably while sitting in front of the tube watching the M’s play ball.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2003 03:07:53 | More by RoyalT
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ark57

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It pours a dark gold with a slight haze and a thin white head. It is musty smelling and I can tell it is going to be sour. I like it already. The body is lean with some wood barrel notes. The sourness hits up front, but it is malty enough to keep it from being too puckering. There are some honey and floral flavors. It finishes with some oak and warming alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2004 14:04:12 | More by ark57
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy light copper, forming a rocky and soapy white head with very good retention and nice lacing. Carbonation is moderate. Aroma is wonderfully intense, with lots of rotting apples and sharp sour fruit funk, candi sugar, pineapple and green apples...wow! This makes my mouth water. Mouthfeel is tangy with a medium-light body. Taste begins with sharp citric acid sourness with a mild acetic touch, followed by rotting green apples, sour pucker schnapps, musty and dusty Belgian basement funkiness, mild pale malt with low residual sugars or sweetness followed by a very tart, near bile-like sourness with a distant touch of copper pennies and peppery zing of alcohol. Finish is mouth-puckering, but not astringent. Lingering citric acid sourness of Willy Wonka sweet-tarts in the finish. Alcohol is imperceptable.

This is a wonderful beer, but candi sugar and more malt sweetness would make it absolutely delicious. If only it tasted as good as it smelled. Still, this is great stuff and I would gladly drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2004 01:40:39 | More by Mitchster
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GClarkage

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

06/16/05- Purchased at Plumpjack Wines in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with no dating. Poured into my Stone Levitation glass.

Appearance- Champagne colored pour, maybe a bit on the darker golden side. Tons of light bubbles rising to the surface. 1/2 inch head in which part of it stays around during the entire glass. Excellent chunky lacing abounds.

Smell- Definite dulled fruity scent. Almost like a sweet style wine. Picked up sour notes as well. Definite light alcohol and oak scents too.

Taste- Sweet and sour at the same time. But, the sourness rules here. Very tart like the kind of candy you would but at the drug store when you were a kid. Fun Dip? Nice oaky background. Kind of funky aftertaste. Guess that is the barnyard quality coming through.

Mouthfeel- Not as carbonated as I thought after seeing the bubbles. But still above average carbonation level.

Drinkability- Reminds me of a red flanders more than anything. Kind of like a Duchesse. Just as good also if not better. This is no session beer. A sipper to be sure.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 18:51:50 | More by GClarkage
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

2001 Vintage served up for just a couple bucks at Delilah’s in Chicago in March of 2007.

I love Delilah’s. Every time I go there I find new beers to try that have been aged at least 5 years. Always fun.

This one was exceptional.

Poured into my chalice a bright clear gold with small amounts of yeast present in the body and a thin white head on top.

Nose is loaded with oak tannins. Underneath them is a zest of lemon and grapefruit. These light fruit aromas are rotten and inviting, hinting at a geuze like sensation that is to follow. Vanilla, cherry, and earth play roles too.

Taste is highly acidic and funky. The yeast play a prominent role providing sour and tart fruit flavors while the oak rounds everything out. Feel is light, crisp, and very tart, mouth puckering tart. Semi candied and woody.

Very drinkable. Highly interesting mouthfeel does the trick. Lambic/geuze lovers should find this very appealing. I have to imagine that the age played a large roll in the development of this deeply crafted and almost intimidating level of character.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2007 20:12:13 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Tmappin

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tulip glass.

A- Pours hazy golden straw with about a finger of head that dissipates quickly leaving lace. Very pleasant.

S- Sweet malt and Sour green apple with hints of barnyard, oak and a not unpleasant in the least vomit smell... I'm not sure what this says about me...

T- Sour apple, with a hint of funk melting away to oak with a hint of vanilla. Immensely interesting and satisfying.

M- Complex. At once Puckering and sweet, while still refreshingly crisp.

D- Not really a session beer, but upon finishing my glass I'm wanting another... ABV could be dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 03:12:14 | More by Tmappin
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Tolnik

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This murky brown beer was poured into a pint glass. The smell of slight bitterness with tones of sweetness in the after aroma. The taste is that of a granny apple. The tartness that it gives but the sweetness of the aftertaste. Overall a great beer to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 07:13:42 | More by Tolnik
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THORN

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Petrus Flute. Served 45-50 F. Best before 19/05/11.
A: Clean golden brown. Pours half inch head that slowly reduces to a very thin layer. The head is vanilla colored and bubbly.
S: Sour apples, faint cherries, and sweet oak.
T: Pale malt, fruity esters, and cherry-apple. Bitterness sweep across palette and lingers into nothing. Oak is faint.
M: Medium on tongue. Sweeping bitterness is accompanied with a slight warming.
D: Crisp, refreshing, and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 03:39:42 | More by THORN
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Halcyondays

California

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. bottle, into a Petrus glass,

A: Pours a pale goldenrod, mild white head, fair retention, no lace.

S: Great acetic acid nose, with a hint of lactic and sugary malt.

T: Definitely has an almost sweet mix of acetic acid and malt clearly putting it in the Flanders style. Oak, some green apple, very tasty.

M: Moderately high acid, it does attack the palate, but is very smooth, very easy drinking, no hint of the 7.3%.

D: This is an intriguing beer, pretty much a pale Oud Bruin, I expected more lactic acid but instead got CH3COOH which is fine, I like them both in their own ways, what they can bring to a beer. Really good like the regular Oud Bruin.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2010 06:10:03 | More by Halcyondays
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep golden copper color with an average sized, foamy, light, whispy, white head. Disappears pretty fast leaving a nice patchy lace.

S - Mouth watering aroma. Sour and tart fruit with green apple, cherry, grapefruit, lemon and others. Touch of oaky aroma and maybe hints of vanilla as well. Some Belgian yeast and malty sweetness. Definitely has a funk to it. Very promising nose.

T - Has tart, sour, and funky flavors but not a kick you in the face sour beer. Good balance between the tart fruits mentioned above and the nice oaky/woody flavors. The more I drink and as it warms, the more oaky flavors come out which is very nice. A subtle sweetness shows up as well. Tart apple is the strongest flavor, but the others have a good showing.

M - Lighter body with average/slightly below carbonation. Somewhat crisp and slightly zesty. Good but mouthfeel is probably the weakest point of this beer.

D - Pretty drinkable sour with a great balance between sour/tart fruit and oaky woodiness. A sipper due to the style but I would gladly drink another again. No problem finishing a 750 mL bottle.

Notes: I'm pleasantly surprised by this beer as I hadn't been overly impressed by other Petrus offerings and this is very cheap for a sour imported from Belgium. I ended up enjoying this quite a bit though. Great balance between the tart/sour fruit and woodiness. Really pretty enjoyable and given the price I could definitely see myself getting this again. Not the best sour, but for the cost it is definitely worth a look.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 23:00:29 | More by FreshHawk
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musicforairports

New York

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden and fizzy, 1.5-finger head leaves a ring and lacing.

Smell is surprisingly quite sour--lactic aromas, a bit of funk, tart apple.

Taste is crisp, with tart green apple flavors and other sourness dominating. Reminiscent of a gueuze, but not as sour or complex, though there's still a lot going on here. I don't taste the ABV at all.

Thin and carbonated mouthfeel, leaves a creamy tart texture on the mouth.

A great sour beer for the price.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 18:32:45 | More by musicforairports
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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