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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,886 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,886
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 69
Gots: 160 | FT: 4
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Hoppytree, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

benkt68, Dec 02, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

dbrauneis, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

PortLargo, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

GABrew, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

EZEKIEL_F, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jschott75, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

n00blar, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

GuitarIPA, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

LI_PO12, Nov 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

ILikeGoodCider, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

The beer comes in a golden color.

The aroma has tartness, lemons some funkiness and barnyard, oak.

The flavor follows with a refreshing lemony tartness, green apples, grapes, with an oak flavor. Quite a lot of tartness going, a light body.

A surprisingly incredible beer.

dar482, Nov 26, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

bottle to snifter

A. watered down orange, no head. mild fizzing on the top in the middle that stays.

S. Tart/Sour , sour apple. lemon.

T. Tart, to sour green apple, almost grassy at times, finishes bitter and dry.

M. Highly carbonated , yet smooth in the mouth and goes down even smoother with a dry finish, Great.

O. A great sour. Easy to come by, the apple taste overall not as great as the wine barrel aged sours but good. Price, availability makes it a winner.

MetalMountainMastiff, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

BigTrubble, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

hilgart1, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

sfr26, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

dirtyharry2489, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

brianmandell, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

SlightlyGrey, Nov 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

pa_tex, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

gr8zehaman, Nov 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Chaosfiend, Nov 22, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

750 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My first encounter with this style of beer, a Flanders Oud Bruin, and my first beer from Brouwerij Bavik. Very excited to finally have this; expectations are high based on the beer's current ratings.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Pours with the appearance of a crystal white wine, but settles to a nice pale golden apple juice color when collected in the glass. Bright and clean with just a trace of sediment. Two fingers of white head settles to a foam. Looks pretty nice.

S - Ah yes, a mouthwatering aroma. Funky yeast starts things off, indistinct crisp fruitiness, apples, some sour vinegar presence, dark fruits, honey, earthy wood / barrel character, some caramel, vanilla, faint alcohol, & some soft leather. Lovingly layered and full of complexity.

T - Just the right amount of tart / sour, before the smooth creaminess of the barrel aging takes effect. Definitely dirty, earthy, and woody from the barrel. Crisp white wine, apples, caramel, and some indistinct yeast-derived fruitiness drive this thing home.

M - Feel is soft and delicate. Smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of sour / tart pucker. Finishes with a dryness similar to a white wine.

Overall, I'd say this was a wonderful introduction to both this style of beer, and this brewery. Delicious and dangerously drinkable at 7.30% abv; this is a very nice sipper of a beer. Looking forward to trying more from Brouwerij Bavik.

Petrus Aged Pale ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

A nice offering for a 12 ounce tart brew. Pours a crystal clear straw with little head. Smells of tart apples. Dominant flavors are tart apple with some lemon zest. Crisp dry mouthfeel keeps me coming back for more. A bit expensive, but worthy of trying and fairly accessible to the masses.

taylor714914, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,886 ratings.