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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,771 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 66
Gots: 138 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
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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mike24

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer tasted essentially like an extremely tart white wine. I don't know if my bottle was improperly stored or what but I could barely finish this. All I could taste was sour acid, all traces of 'pale ale' i guess were overtaken by the ageing process.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 05:23:51 | More by mike24
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Zorro

California

2.7/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A clear apricot colored ale with a notable amount of chill haze. A medium sized white head forms and then disappears.

The smell is sweet and sour with a little boozy edge much like a diluted Jack Daniel’s whiskey. There is the clear and sharp scent of acetic acid to this and this makes it a little Lambic like. I should mention that in general I am not a fan of sour beers. Once past the vinegar smell there is vanilla, oak, and a little cinnamon in the scent.

The taste starts as sweet and sour and fairly similar to a sweeter and less harsh version of a lambic ale. The sourness however isn't nausea inducing and I do not get the sensation of drinking a glass of vinegar like many Lambics do. This is a definite bug beer for those who like the funk. Not harshly sour this is like a Berliner Weiss without syrup. In the end all I can taste is sweet and sour and oak.

The mouthfeel is OK.

If you do not like sour beers then you will not like this. If I had known that this was a sour beer I would not have bought it so buyer beware. This is basically a training lambic for those that wish to develop a taste for them. I will not be buying this beer again I did not like it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2007 04:56:48 | More by Zorro
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csmartin6

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

01-19-2014 15:31:14 | More by csmartin6
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-16-2013 15:10:39 | More by acurtis
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

01-01-2013 03:34:33 | More by salthemonster
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

02-14-2014 01:49:26 | More by ThatsThatDude
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jonathanwynn

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

06-16-2014 18:21:05 | More by jonathanwynn
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Beermazter310

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

04-09-2013 04:01:43 | More by Beermazter310
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RoyFokker

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

04-13-2014 06:11:29 | More by RoyFokker
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-20-2013 12:25:20 | More by Scarflower
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rab53

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

11-25-2011 03:42:10 | More by rab53
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docrates

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

06-09-2013 14:47:52 | More by docrates
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

2.79/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into my DHF chalice.

A - Pours a honey/copper color. Poured rather cloudy and I was careful not to empty the dregs into the glass. Minimal white rocky head. Quickly disapates to a thin white layer. Some minimal white lacing. Average carbonation.

A - Sour, spice, faint sour milk, musty.

T - Sour, stomach acid pukey taste - quite a shock to the system, faint sweetness up front with strong sour in the finish.

MF - Fizzy and sharp on the palate.

O - Too sour for me. I like my flanders with a bit more sweetness for balance. A sipping beer. No swiling this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 01:23:12 | More by Sludgeman
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chaz01

Ohio

2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a champagne flute at a local beer tasting event.

A: Clear golden. Nice thick head with lots of bubbly effervescence.

S: Sour lemony aroma with a little woody oak tones.

T: Very, very tart, almost like a sour candy with vinegar. I'm not an expert in this category, and I realize it's intended to have this tartness, but it was a bit much for my taste. I wasn't picking up any of the woody notes from aging in barrel -- I just get sourness.

M: Medium bodied, maybe even a bit thin on the palate.

D: I would think it's best served perhaps as an apertif before a meal. I wouldn't think it would go well with most foods. Not my favorite, but it's interesting to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 04:04:42 | More by chaz01
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Bunnyhop

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A golden yellow, slightly hazy Belgian Ale with a small white head that stays to the finish. There is a sourness to the smell with a bubblegum undertone. The taste is most definitely sour, peppery, with a citrus bitter finish. It is very winey tasting also. It has an overall firmness in my mouth. This ale definitely tastes much better after it warms up a bit, to its proper drinking temperature, when cold it tastes very sour and almost vinegary. It is very complex, and I definitely liked it better as it got warmer, even then it still has a sour taste (it kind of grows on you though, at least it did to me). Not my favorite but, I think this ale is more of an acquired taste.

(source: Great Beers of Belgium)

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2003 12:41:52 | More by Bunnyhop
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germanbeer1

Maine

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 11.2 fl oz bottle that produced a hazy, golden colored body with almost no head whatsoever and no lace. The immediate taste that came to my mind when first trying this beer was a resemblance to grains with some sourness. Like some of the other Petrus beers, it has some taste, but eventually fades into something that can only be defined as watery. I wouldn't buy this beer again, but I'm not disappointed that I bought it. It lacks character, but it isn't offensive.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2009 03:33:00 | More by germanbeer1
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punkhim

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.5%

04-12-2012 19:13:24 | More by punkhim
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ds21tango

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.5%

10-24-2012 13:23:42 | More by ds21tango
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-23-2012 00:10:51 | More by oso
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-19-2011 06:23:18 | More by TheBishopco
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-03-2014 02:06:33 | More by Sspeer1
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3/5  rDev -26.5%

06-15-2012 00:11:49 | More by Bobhoya
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-03-2011 03:27:00 | More by jk3
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Rn2Ln3Tn4

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

02-24-2013 16:29:01 | More by Rn2Ln3Tn4
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acc88

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-16-2013 07:10:29 | More by acc88
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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