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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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2,137 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 93
Gots: 253 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001

Developed from Petrus Oud Bruin; a paler version of a traditional local style.
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Ratings: 2,137 | Reviews: 667
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into my .3L Stiegl Tulip

A - Golden-Orange with a nice bubbly white head

S - Pale malts with a hint of the funk. A hint of sourness at the end that already begins to make my mouth pucker.

T - Not incredibly sour but does provide a little bit of bite. Sour grape taste with a hint of scuppernong flavor. Hints of belgian malt are in there.

M - Good carbonation with a medium body.

D - Pretty easy drinking Oud Bruin. I prefer sour beers that really make my mouth pucker but this one is pretty good. It is real nice to find a beer that gives you a nice sour taste in a smaller bottle. While not an amazing beer this one is pretty good and really good considering the difficulty to find beers of this style at this price point. I would drink it again.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Durty Nellies. Served in Pertrus glass.

A: appears gold and clear, no head, little lacing.

S: huge tart and lactic acid quality up front with subtle notes of vanilla and oak intertwining. Smells like it is going to create quite the pucker...

T: just as the nose suggested, this beer hits the tip of the tongue and sends a sour shock throughout the palate. Some notes of cherries and oak in there. Very nice Oud Bruin. Reminiscent of La Folie, just a bit toned down in the sour department.

MF: light body, high carbonation

D: this is an Oud Bruin worth checking out. I wasn't expecting big things after being disappointed by their Winter Ale, but this one is a winner.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a 1finger soapy had that has decent retention

Nose has some acidic grape like notes that are plesent. Is slightly hard to pick out any malt or hops.

Taste is great. more grape like acidity comes forward in the taste playing nicely with a malty sweetness. Taste is similar to a sweet white wine but better.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Light body with a slight amount of sour stickiness that leaves this very drinkable

Photo of BrandonBahula
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Lighter than I expected. Not much head but it's a sour.
S- I really enjoyed the smell. Nice sour/tart smell with a little sweetness followed by a hint of oak.
T- More sour than sweet. Real clean sourness with oak in the finish.
M- Light on the body with lots of bubbles.
O- Great for building the palate up to more complexed sours but more easily attainable than others. This is a beer that helped introduce me to a style I'd otherwise ignore. Thank you Petrus and may I somehow receive one of your wooden casks.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this at the recommendation of friend when I was looking for sours. Thanks, Ben!

Poured into a snifter: transparent, slightly hazy gold, thin collar of head, a few stray bubbles rising quickly.

Smells citric & tart, just a little vinegary, very dry, champagne-like aroma. A good sniff yields sweet white grapes.

Taste marked by green apple, lemon juice, subtle oak. Finishes very dry with just a tiny bit of white grape in the late aftertaste.

Mouth-watering, but pretty smooth & easy-drinking for a sour. A swish in the mouth brings on the foam.

Not the complex sour I've had but still very interesting. More of a fruity sour than vinegary, while still not really being a "fruity" beer, helps the drinkability. Still, this is meant to be savored & not drunk serially.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden orange with a two-finger foamy white head. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of green apples, white vinegar, and a light barnyard funk.

T - Lots of tart green apples throughout the flavor. A touch of acidity and vinegar in the finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation. A nice drying mouthfeel.

O - A very nice readily available sour. Very crisp and refreshing.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle, with a code of "41025" but I'm not sure what that means.

crystal clear golden straw color, with off-white head. it leave decent lacing as I drink. aroma is tart, sour, a little funky, but not fruity like some other sour beers. taste is quite sour, lemony, citrus bite. finishes dry though, refreshing. thin body, higher bright bubbly carbonation. works.

overall- nice, different beer.

Photo of emmasdad
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap yesterday evening at Uptown Brothers Brewing on Colfax. Poured a medium golden color with a fluffy white head. Funky on the nose, with aromas of vinuous wood, apples and pears. On the palate, this one was light bodied, with flavors of wine, oak, apples and pears.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Tops during a Belgian tasting and poured into a small snifter.

Pours a very slightly hazy rosy apricot, topped with a short-lived head of fizzy white bubbles. After the head escapes, a thin ring remains, leaving nothing in the way of lace.

Very aromatic. Tons of acetic vinegar, green apples, substantial mint, some honey, and a bit of barnyard funk and vinous oak. Very funky but nicely balanced.

The tart character has been subdued nicely and paired with an interesting floral sweetness. I get roses, orange blossoms, oak, honey, vanilla, orange peel and balsamic vinegar.

Light, massaging carbonation causes the beer to fizz up a bit as it moves about. The finish is nicely crisp and the tartness is bracing but not overpowering. Medium body, nicely smooth. No noticeable alcohol.

Flavorful and intense, but not so crazy that it turns me off.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful golden wheat color that is slightly cloudy with a fluffy white head. The head is bubbly and thick that dissipates to a haze and thick collar.

The scent is initially of fresh cut green apples. Secondary scents are slightly malty mixed with a little grapefruit and other sour, yet crisp fruits. There is a slight earthy, wood-ish scent that must be do to the aging process but its not fully apparent.

Taste is crisp clean and sharp. There is a nice astringency combined with tart apple and citrus flavors. Not like an IPA/ hoppy citrus but a clean somewhat yeasty taste like most other Belgian's. Again there isn't much of a woody oak aged taste but it is in apparent deep in the finish.

A fine brew, that tickles and revives the taste buds. I love the crisp tartness that comes from the flavor and mouthfeel. There is a nice carbonation and a slight alcohol twinge that all build on the other flavor and scents to yield one helluva beer.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow in color with heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint orange highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large finger thick cap in the center of the glass surrounded by a very thick film and a very thick ring. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of oak and light fruits (white grape, apple, and pear) with moderate to strong amounts of tartness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate amount of oak and pale malts which quickly becomes quite tart. There are moderate notes of light fruits (white grape, apple, and pear) along with some notes of vinegar.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness. Dry finish.

O: Very enjoyable but probably too sour to enjoy more than one of these in a session. Nice flavors and acidic prickliness.

Photo of jayhawk73
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an awesome gold color w/ an amazing two finger eggshell colored head. Fantastic carbonation and lacing. Slightly cloudy looking beer. Nose is funk, apple, pear, other fruit, vinegar in the background, oak. Not super smooth or balanced, but very nice. Just don't get your nose too close.... Taste is really good... funk, some fruit, vinegar, oak. Nice tart aftertaste that sticks around for a while. Definitely has an acidity to it on the initial taste- quickly disappears in the aftertaste. Light to medium feel with high carbonation and some tartness. Overall, this is a good solid brew- I will definitely have this again.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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