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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,767 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 66
Gots: 136 | 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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npala86

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-13-2014 18:10:34 | More by npala86
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle poured into two snifters

It pours a transparent marigold with a surprisingly lingering fluffy white head. After the head dies down a tight layer of bubbles crown the beer.

The nose is immediately has some lactic tartness and some white wine grape acidity. It's not over the top with the acidity but does have a little vinegar in there.

Taste has a strong lactic bite in the front that lasts throughout the taste. The pale color seems to translate to a more mellow malt character than other Flanders style beers. It also doesn't finish as sweet as other examples and has a fairly dry finish. While I like the dry finish I usually like a little more body in my Flanders style beers. Thats not to say this isn't a great tasting beer. I think it's really well done and I'm enjoying the hell out of it. Right out of the bottle the carbonation was a too high for my liking and gave an unneeded added acidity which corrected itself as it sat a while and became a little flatter.

The acidity level of this beer is on the higher side which is the only thing hampering it's drinkability. Overall I really love this beer and for $6.99 a 750mL it's a better bargain than Rodenbach Grand Cru, my benchmark beer in price/availability/taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 00:28:11 | More by weatherdog
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2014 17:11:26 | More by joemetric
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-06-2014 03:28:45 | More by bulldogg915
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-15-2012 05:26:58 | More by danthehopslamman
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2014 23:08:49 | More by SD-Alefan
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-22-2014 21:09:06 | More by DaftPatrick
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-06-2012 21:48:49 | More by heddar33
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2014 14:36:39 | More by Doomcifer
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Beerswag

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-10-2014 18:39:32 | More by Beerswag
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-11-2012 01:23:46 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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SourHead

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-11-2013 20:39:28 | More by SourHead
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1Adam12

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2012 18:54:22 | More by 1Adam12
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2012 22:49:58 | More by standardcherry
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PubRider

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-04-2014 03:54:52 | More by PubRider
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

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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kwkdmk

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2014 03:44:45 | More by kwkdmk
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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-06-2014 21:10:40 | More by dsauter
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-20-2013 19:05:56 | More by ste5venla
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2012 15:32:45 | More by ltdantheman
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2013 17:22:52 | More by RichardMNixon
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-26-2014 19:43:28 | More by marmstrong1212
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Griffith

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-09-2014 19:28:21 | More by Griffith
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asabreed

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cl bottle into a Delirium Tremens glass. 2003 stamped onto the back label.

Appearance: Golden hazy yellow. Lots of bubbles. Nice lacing though the head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Sour cherries and apples dominate the nose, balanced perfectly with phenolic qualities (leather, band aids, medicinal, inside of a pill bottle). Some hops in there too a bit. Nicely complex and singular.

Taste: The sour cherries dominate the tartness and sourness, as there's tons in the taste. A lot of phenols upon the finish, which isn't as lingering as I want. A bit of hops in there too. Almost like a Flanders Red, as I'm sure some folks have said. But maybe it's the richness it lacks, or something here. Either way, a pretty singular brew. Tasty, refreshing, and pretty complex.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation to give the brew a spritzy feel. With the sourness though it works very well, and by the end it serves its purpose very well.

Drinkability: At around $4 a bottle, this is a good treat, especially if you're sick of the same old beer styles. I've become a huge fan recently of the sour side of brewing, and this is no exception. And the alcohol is hidden extremely well and is hardly discernible.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2006 03:57:44 | More by asabreed
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-10-2012 16:52:25 | More by skholbrook1982
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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