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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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2,048 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,048
Reviews: 647
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 90
Gots: 209 | FT: 3
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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Transparent color as a pilsener, and with oxidation as powerful and strong. Small clouds of white wine and reminiscence of caves. Mouth tastes like sherry and muscatel dry but still with the force of an Oud Bruin and sharp acidity. With small hints of oak that adds complexity to the mix without making excessive acid. Is fleetingly think of a good lambic. The ABV is not readily detectable. Excellent to quench his thirst and to get unique flavors. Certainly, both of oud bruin Bavik products are good, not perfect but certainly very significant.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the typical 11.2 oz brown bottle, it pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with a frothy white head. The smell is tart with some citrus notes, but the smell doesn't really prepare you for the taste. This stuff is t-a-r-t, tart: almost gueuze-like in its ability to pucker every orifice in the body. Although it's a bit of a shock at first-even for the normally tart style-it seems to mellow after a few sips and a bit of warming. It's certainly not an all-day beer, but it's another nice example of one of my favorite styles.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ancient, tarnished, gold lace with a crest of powdered wig. Lace in the withdrawal. Aroma is nasal scorching vinegar and wet saddle leather, perhaps from a French dragoon or the Scots Greys in Flanders. Taste is sour tincture of lime or a similar anti-scorbutic with sharp acidic notes cresting like a wave in the throat and sinuses. A rare blonde sour treat...awesome. A must try for fans of all things sour and funky... or should I say a musty try...

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ahhh, now this is a refreshing beer! On a superficial level it resembles a Gueuze -- it is a pale beer that really lacks anything substantial in terms of malt flavor (as opposed to styles like Flanders Brown and Red which generally seek to balance the sour with some sweet). But the microbial content of the beer is different from a lambic, so the more one drinks this beer the more apparent the differences become.

The taste is certainly sour like a Gueuze and it has a nice clean finish because of that tartness. But whereas with a Gueuze the front of the beer is balanced by the crazy tastes that we associate that Brett and no doubt a plethora of other organisms, the front of this beer is surprisingly barren. Some buttered popcorn comes through and that is about it. Then the nice quenching sourness comes and it is all good. It also seems to me that the aftertaste has something strange and vegital going on. So the tasting order is pretty much: Nothing (maybe some buttered popcorn) to sour (and a delicious sour at that!) to strangely vegital. As long as you keep drinking the final taste doesn't make an appearance and the first taste doesn't either. So, this is basically an awesome session beer. Keep it going, keep it going, keep it going!

Overall, I think that Oud Bruin has a lot more going on than this one does, but I appreciate the sourness of this one precisely because it is so sour. That said, I think that a Berliner Weiss accomplishes much the same as what this beer is trying to, but better. Granted, if I sessioned this beer I could get wrecked in a way I couldn't with Berliner Weisses, so there is that going for it.

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 2,048 ratings.