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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,019 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,019
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 83
Gots: 196 | 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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Photo of hoplover82
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that has ok retention and little to no lacing.

Smells of cloves and cinnamin and sweet caramelized pears and peaches and sour grapes. So complex.

Taste is very sour with a sour/sweet grape pie filling with a tangy bitterness that linger forever. Apples and strong grapes dominate for sure.

sweet silky mouthfeel with a slighty dry but not too dry finish.

It has an ok drinkability, but I couldn't possibly session this one.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

kind of a weird sour ale, because it is quite hoppy as well. thats a combination i havnt seen a lot of. pours a hazy pale color equal parts orange and yellow. average size white head. smells like a mix between a hoppe american pale ale and a flemish sour without any of the cherry or other fruit flavors. flavor is really potent and different. english style bitter hops and a malt vinegar sour finish, some woody notes carrying all the way through. feel is good, light on the body but heavy on the flavor. medium carbonation works well. overall a pretty cool beer, not at all conventional, quite drinkable, and worthy of special occasions. nice one!

Photo of nhusbands
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear golden amber hue with foamy white head. Light bodied with good upfront sour taste but quick dissipation into a faintly sweet aftertaste. A good beginning beer for those not too immersed in the world of sour beers. It has good mouth-pucker but nothing too offensive.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dogfishandi
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle at about fridge temp poured into a snifter. BB 28/10/12.

pours out a nice deep golden color, just the slightest amount of sediment visible, mainly clear. a nice big, effervescent white head off the pour, 2-3 fingers worth. nice retention, leaving some nice sticky lace.

big bretty funk attacks the nostrils. barnyard, slightly musty, a hint of a cherry sourness. subtle notes of vinegar and footy funk, these come out more the more it warms.

very tart, full of lactic and barnyard funk. tart cherries, the slightest hint of vinegar. pretty intense sourness.

very effervescent, a nice strong carbonation and tart sourness come together to really attack the palate.

overall, a solid flanders that really showcases the sour, not so much the rich malt. a pale flanders, i like it. not really for the beginer sour drinker, i think most would be turned off. but intense sour and nice levels of funk make this a winner for me.

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light and golden - like a pilsner - into a proper glass at Duckworth's Park Rd location, Charlotte NC. All drafts $3.50 on this lovely Thursday.

Little to no head and slight lacing on this well carbonated brew, smelling a bit of vinegar and wood. Wonderful vinegar tartness. Easily one of the better sour brews I've had - it's well balanced. Great introductory tart brew for newbies. Dangerously drinkable for 7.3%.

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of OStrungT
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light golden yellow color with a small white head. The head fades slow, leaving many laces.

This beer has a sour aroma. It also smells slightly citrusy. It also has a slight fruity aroma. Some cherrys are present. Not much else as far as aroma.

This beer tastes much like it smells. Sour up front. Behind that, some cherry flavor, and a slight citrus tint to it.

This beer leaves a tart, sour aftertaste. It is highly carbonated.

I doubt this beer would make a great session beer. It is very aggressive. I think after one or two, it would become hard to drink.

Overall: This beer is pretty good. I think I like most sour beers. I will buy it again sometime.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

12 oz bottle into pint glass - Part of "Sour Power" six pack

A- Clean and clear, pale yellow with thin white head
S- Tart... saliva inducing, like green apples and a bit of wine vinigar
T- Just like the nose advertises, this is tart like green apple with a bit of vinigar. Maybe white grape peels too
M- Thin, but fine

O- Very nice sour. Much better than the rest in the "sour power" sixer.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
92 out of 100 based on 2,019 ratings.