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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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1,767 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,767
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 66
Gots: 136 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-23-2013 18:13:02 | More by sfr26
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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz to tulip glass, pours a pale golden shade, foamy white head dies quickly to lacing ring

smells of sweet tart sourness, not much else

taste is of ethyl alcohol off the bat, green tart apple sourness thrashes the tastebuds, good carbonation to pair with the sourness, oak flavor is dry and nice - alc is hidden very well

mouthfeel is dry and puckering, sweet dry and bubbly, finish leaves your mouth like you've been sucking on pennies - wouldn't drink often but still nice

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 02:00:40 | More by drxandy
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-18-2013 14:47:30 | More by YobroitsJoe
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-21-2012 06:01:02 | More by Abe_Froman
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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer pours a warm orange color with a sticky white head that clings to the edges of the glass. Beer is brite.

The aroma is of sour, funk, and a little bit of barnyard. Not a lot going on but also not overwhelming or obnoxious as some sour beers can be.

The beer is tart and brite on the palate. Beer is slightly fruity, acidity is a mix of lactic and acetic acid.

Mouthfeel is medium, not thin as some sours can be.

Overall a very tasty sour. It lacks a lot of complexity but the beer is so crisp and bright on the tongue that it more than makes up for it. It is also refreshing that the beer is not overly barnyard or funky.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:26:55 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2012 05:51:38 | More by bkrbdan
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden, slight haze, thin white head, sticky lace

S - tartness, light wood, cider, white wine, some funky barnyard

T - funk is more pronounced in the flavour, sharp sourness, not a lot of fruit character, definitely lemon, possibly some peach, aftertaste is almost woody/cedar-like,

M - medium carbonation, very fluffy and light mouthfeel, bone dry finish

D - not my absolute favourite sour ale, but there ain't a damn thing wrong with it either, a very dependable standby.

Quite a nice sour, sweetness is low, but still has a hint. Very unbeer-like, which to me is an indication of a good sour, if that makes sense. I'd love to pair this with some stinky cheeses (unfortunately, I'm all out at the moment). Very solid, I would never turn down the chance to have some.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 23:36:10 | More by markaberrant
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-28-2012 19:54:32 | More by DioS
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-14-2013 03:55:30 | More by Heretic42
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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

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

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-23-2013 04:07:58 | More by brianmandell
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New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Petrus pours a primarily clear golden color, with some hints of bronze. There's a thin ring of pure white sitting on top. The aroma was an excellent bouquet of floral and fruit scents, with a slight suggestion of funky yeast as well. The taste revealed the benefits of aging with a pleasant earthiness, and a tasty cider sourness. Very tart and wine-like. Moderate body with a dry mouth feel. I would have loved to have a nice cheese plate with this... maybe next time. Order this when you can fully appreciate it's delicate beauty... this is one fine sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 10:06:05 | More by Neorebel
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-13-2013 03:03:25 | More by TypsiYpsi
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-15-2014 15:19:57 | More by core42
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-19-2014 20:53:01 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

11-14-2013 02:40:15 | More by caverog
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2013 00:19:58 | More by SpongeRuiner
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-02-2014 21:24:54 | More by Shawner
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer at cafe delirium in Brussels - one of their selected beers.

Beautiful golden color with thick head and lacing.

Amazing fresh fruit notes mixed with some vanilla oak sweetness.

Very very complex taste, all kinds of fruit with a nice sour citrus kick and some oaky deliciousness.

awesome oak afed sour beer - this was one of the most complex aged sours i've had - i'm not an expert in these beers and am just getting into them, but this kicked the crap out of the 9 or so others that i've had.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2009 22:31:52 | More by benclimbs
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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a Duvel tulip, no visible dating on the bottle or cork.

Rich orange with yellow highlights with spotty carbonation and plenty of clarity. Decadent head that dissipates away into some nice lacing and a collar.

Tart lemon rind and moldy oranges. A small touch of funky goat cheese. Some taffy like candy qualities to this as well as a touch of wood.

Some citrus on the tongue. Lemon and orange rind, with some moldy lime qualities. A little bit of cheesey funk with oak and that taffy sweetness comes through in the end and remains dominant.

Thin-medium with spotty carbonation and a little bit of stickyness yet crisp at the same time.

Moderate citrus and funk with some sticky sweetness. An okay mass produced sour ale that is a good table beer for a meal. Cheap and readily available but not too authentic or sophisticated.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 06:48:26 | More by auroracrisis
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap @ Cafe Hollander in 'Tosa and presented in a Petrus flute. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a pale brass color with a pencil-width head with good retention and fine lacing. Aromas of sour apples and freshly cut grass.

Crisp and dry with a thin-bodied mouthfeel. Opens with an initial hit of copper penny and moves into flavors of green apples and sour cherries. Super dry with puckering citrus notes and suggestions of cider. More lemon sours. Progresses into a champagne-like middle. A very subtle note of vanilla surfaces before flowing into a powder-dry finish.

Very nice balance of sour, tart and citrus fruits. If you're looking for a pucker-worthy sour that's actually sessionable, Petrus Aged Pale is for you. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2010 16:15:44 | More by CaptainIPA
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-06-2014 03:28:45 | More by bulldogg915
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-21-2013 17:22:52 | More by RichardMNixon
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-20-2013 19:53:01 | More by DCgolfpro
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 23:43:08 | More by Beer-A-Lot
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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