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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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1,932 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,932
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 75
Gots: 172 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -2%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CB_Crowe, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Tafyob41, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

fsck, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

sbanacho, Jan 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

SGToliver, Aug 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Lurkerson, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

andthevolcano, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kornoms, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kevlee722, Jan 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

bifrost17, Jan 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jordanimal, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of inebrius
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On the nose are layers of soda, including, but not limited to: vanilla, lime, cola, peach and cherry, the whole Towne Club line it seems. Remarkable flavors ride a wave of fat fizz starting with something similar to licking sap directly off the bark of a sugar maple then rapidly narrowing into an acidic flume of limeade. I'll drink more.

inebrius, Mar 26, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

EFR94, Apr 21, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, the last one in a box of six different Petrus beers. Poured into a snifter. ABV 7,3%. Colour is deep copper, with quite an activity in the glass. On top of the beer sits a big white head, almost three fingers, soapy and thick, with good retention.Aroma is of grapes, sweet-sour, some citrus notes in it. Very high acidity on the taste, this one screams sour! Again, lots of white grapes on the taste. After my initial big gulp, where I almost choke from the acidity, I started drinking it with slow small sips and it’s quite good. Full body and average carbonation. A combination of dryness and tartness on the palate. Still not very experienced on this style, but I liked this one. Reminded me of a homemade wine an uncle of mine was making, so maybe it’s also the memories, but this beer was quite enjoyable and I guess it would be even better with a meal.

Douberd, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ReeseMax3, Sep 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

snansel, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Krakpoff, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

od_sf, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TypsiYpsi, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ubufan2112, Apr 20, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden straw with very little head. A funky brett aroma is evident even with the glass away from your nose. I also get chardonnay and soft, stinky cheese with a swirl. Pale Belgian malt serves as the evident backbone with white wine, brett, and a little champagne flavor as well. Subtly bitter malt and hops set in slowly to end on a soft note. Thin and dry, this is a very sippable beer.

I was at The Trappist and my friend wanted to try Petrus, which I hadn't heard of before. When the bartender said that the Petrus Aged Pale was made for Michael Jackson, I stopped him in his tracks and asked him to retrieve a bottle for us. While he was pouring it for us he explained that Bavik approached MJ himself to ask what type of beer he would like them to make. When he asked for a Flanders Pale, Petrus was confused. How would one make such a thing? They put their heads together and made it happen. The back story surely changed my expectations of the beer, but despite this, I feel I can look past it and say with certainty that this is a great beer. The only flaw I feel worth mentioning is that the taste profile is a bit thin and fleeting. Still, this is a complex beer showing all the colors in the thin spectrum of flavors it illuminates. Not something you'd want any given day of the week, this is a special beer for a special occasion. Our occasion was a Saturday night. When you find your occasion, seek this beer out and enjoy.

Philousa, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Tayloraphilips, Aug 23, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with decent head and some light lacing.

The aroma is instantly sour with a little bit of citrus behind it. There's also a good share of tart to the nose.

The taste is pretty smooth while also being fairly sour. It really seems like a simple beer for the style, but it does everything right, so it shines in that regard. The oak aging adds character to an extent as well.

The body is medium in fullness and medium in weight. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this is a nice treat, but for the price, there's some more similar options I think I'd opt for. I wouldn't mind getting this again by any means though.

BBP, Mar 13, 2012
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,932 ratings.