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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,817 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,817
Reviews: 625
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 67
Gots: 152 | 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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IRONRakkasan

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

02-04-2013 05:44:55 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Jeeb

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

08-13-2013 02:01:53 | More by Jeeb
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StoneBrewFanatic

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

A - Pours a light gold into my pint glass with very little head that dissipates quickly and shows very little carbonation.

S - Smells sour and citrus, like lemon and lime, bright and sharp.

T - I was not expecting this oak aged pale to be so sour. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It is very sour and citrusy with a nice woodiness from the oak aging. Almost a balsamic vinegar sharpness to it as well. Unique and delicious.

M - This brew is very tart, yet crisp and clean. Medium body that coats the mouth nicely.

D - I could enjoy another one of these for sure. Glad I stumbled upon it. Just completely not what I was expecting, in a good way!

07-31-2010 20:36:25 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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flannelman808

California

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%

A: This beer pours a pale golden color and is topped by frothy white head. Very good head retention and good lacing tops off this beer. Carbonation bubbles keep rising and giving the froth life.

S: Tart granny smith apple. I feel like I also get a dried lemon peel quality out of this as well. Behind all the sour notes I can smell a little bit of spice and herb.

T: God I love this beer. Tart apple follows through in the palate as well as a lemony goodness. There is a very nice herbaceous note as well... lemongrass and aloe? Clove comes through as well for me. There is a bitter note in the finish which begs the palate for another sip or two or three.

M: Prickly and mouth filling.

D: this is very drinkable for me I freaking love this beer.... sour and complex without the sweet... long finishing but not long enough to keep me from having another sip.

02-19-2010 07:11:39 | More by flannelman808
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sfr26

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-23-2013 18:13:02 | More by sfr26
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2014 00:52:34 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-07-2014 01:37:08 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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core42

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2014 15:19:57 | More by core42
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readbaron

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

pours out lightly golden with a bit of white foam. Looks a lot like apple juice - a bit darker than apple juice, but similar.

Smells tart - vinegar, with some sweet apple underneath. Also some funk - the oak is apparent.

Taste is more tart than the nose - acetic vinegar with sour apples underneath. Occassional hints of oak.

Mouthfeel is good. Crisp, relatively light. Well carbed.

Overall - fantastic value. Tasty sour beer at a great price.

09-09-2011 03:42:30 | More by readbaron
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-13-2013 03:03:25 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-23-2014 17:05:34 | More by Beervana
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scottiethebody

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-24-2012 19:56:04 | More by scottiethebody
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MystikCelt

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

02-07-2013 08:41:52 | More by MystikCelt
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Honus1

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-07-2013 04:17:26 | More by Honus1
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-22-2012 00:48:22 | More by redliner8
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

On tap at Duckworths in Charlotte. 8 oz pour served in a small chalice.

Nearly crystal clear and light golden/pale yellow in color. The head is a light & foamy and bright white in color. The head is quickly reduced to a small ring and leaves behind some very nice lacing.

The nose is tart fruit with some bubblegum and woody notes. There is also a slight funky aroma lurking in the background.

Acidic and tart, the first taste is like a punch in the mouth. Once you are past the initial sour shock, and your palate is coated, the complex flavors start to emerge. Lots of tart (and slightly sweet) citrus fruits, maybe a hint of tart apple. As the beer warms the woody flavors start to emerge, maybe a hint of vanilla. Light bodied and very dry. Once you get past the initial sour/tart shock, the beer becomes quite drinkable. I could see myself drinking a few of these.

08-20-2010 15:25:32 | More by CBlack85
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2012 13:49:53 | More by Number3red
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WuBByG999

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-26-2014 00:21:54 | More by WuBByG999
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ThaBobfather

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

Pours a very pretty golden color with a very nice ring of whitish head.
Smell is a tart with a wild yeast smell on the nose.
Taste starts with an acrid spice- wild dark fruit with a great yeasty end.
Finish is straight dry with a great acrid finish.
Drinks very well- wild taste is well managed and close to being able to drink more than one.

04-26-2010 03:01:31 | More by ThaBobfather
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-21-2012 06:01:02 | More by Abe_Froman
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into wine glass.

A - Beautiful pale brown color, with lots of head (2 fingers).

S - A nice dry, oak smell, lots of mild, sour smells.

T - Superb. Very bold in sour flavors, yet smooth. If this were your first sour beer, you couldn't help but want more. Not at all overpowering in sour, tart tastes. This is just so delicious.

M - Just right for the beer. Medium bodied.

O - Much better than the regular Petrus flanders beer. More bold sour flavors that go so well with the other complext tastes. I'll definitely have this again.

04-27-2013 23:43:08 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%

This is one of the sweetest sours i have ever had personally. My first impression was a hit of carbonated strawberry/cherry juice. It is a little sweet for my taste but you can tell this has a masterful balance. You get the oak (almost a woods) smell straight off the nose with some other red fruits.

Worth a try and if you are not sweet-adverse...worth a pack

02-14-2014 19:47:25 | More by SavvyStudent
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Erice78

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 01:15:28 | More by Erice78
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

04-14-2013 03:55:30 | More by Heretic42
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packetknife

Idaho

3.63/5  rDev -11%

This is a very unique beer in my experience. It's strong, has a musty (but pleasant) smell. It's sweet with a bite. It's very different and at first sip most people are a bit taken back. Try try again.

04-25-2002 19:17:00 | More by packetknife
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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