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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,570 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1570
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%


Brewed by:
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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.

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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer is gold/yellow-orange with a slightly orange tinted white head about 1.75 girl fingers high. Lace is patchy around the edges. Aroma is tangy and sweet. Lemon, tart cherries and stinky fermented red cherries, white wine, tea, raspberries, green grapes, and a clean light malt sweetness. Taste is tart throughout. Puckering to an extent but not more tart than other sour beers. Very light sweetness underneath flavors of musky berries, white wine, and green grape skins. Very dry, almost chalky mouthfeel. It makes your mouth water. Drinkability is solid. Goes down easy but you're compelled to space sips out because of the entertaining tartness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 23:19:00 | More by tastybeer
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BWED

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into tulip. Best by 25/02/15.

A- Clear light gold body. Dense fluffy white head, one finger thick retention. Decent lacing.

S- Tangy green apple. Fruity wild funk. Faint grain, pale malt. A little citrus.

T- Tangy fruit, apple again. A little woody in the finish. Some bite.

M- Tart/tangy. Pucker bite of a finish. Rather light in body. There's an apparent woody dryness in the finish as well.

O- Really tasty. Tart and refreshing. Good wood aged character.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 00:24:02 | More by BWED
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Petrus Aged Pale has a thin, white head, a clear, yellow-gold appearance, some bubble streams, and a good bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of extremely strong, lemony sourness and a touch of sugary sweetness. Taste is an explosion of sour lemon with an underlying sweetness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Petrus Aged Pale finishes dry, refreshing, and very drinkable. If you enjoy Lemonheads or Sweet-Tarts, you might enjoy this.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 15:24:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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BucannonXC5

California

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Type: Draft
Glass: 0.25L glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7
Purchased: Jan. 3, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a honey pale color with three fingers of white head when I got it. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. A healthy amount of layered lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention on the way down.

Smelled Sweet Tarts, Smarties, bourbon, sour cherry, sour grapes, kiwi and faint vomit.

Tasted sour grapes, sour cherry, Sweet Tarts, Smarties, grape and faint bourbon.

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long finish.

A very good sour and I’m glad I finally tried it. Would be interested in trying some other Petrus beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2014 07:02:21 | More by BucannonXC5
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xabyss

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 2011. Pours golden blonde with a decent amount of bubbly head that's there and gone in a heartbeat. Sour citrus burns a hole through my mucus membranes; not particularly what I'd expect from an oud bruin. Deep whiffs draw out barrel-tinged malts and grapefruit. On the tongue it's sharp, sour and acidic with a wonderful finish. A fine brew for heartburn enthusiasts. Sour grapefruit, juicy apples, lemon peel and a hint of cherry. It's heavily carbonated and goes down easy, though "smooth" is the last adjective I'd attach to this one. I think this beverage is doing serious damage to my stomach lining. Otherwise, sure, it's a good sour. Nothing out of this world, but a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 23:50:36 | More by xabyss
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

A- pours like champagne; crystal clear golden in color with lovely bubbles shooting up the glass, small sudsy white head that retains long after the pour and sticks to the sides

S- tart fruity notes of apple peel, pear and white grape skin, maybe even some cherry. Sour vinegar and grainy, oaky barrel notes

T- puckering tartness up front gives way to some light and fruity flavors of apple and pear that continues into a juicy middle, highlighted by the oak barrel, which adds some woodsy and earthy flavors, the finish is bone dry and tart, with lingers of grape skin that becomes more apparent as it warms

M- Medium body with spritzy champagne-like carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a dry and puckering finish

O- a puckering sipper that has some nice fruity flavors, complimented by some nice barrel notes. My favorite from Petrus

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 20:42:26 | More by Treyliff
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 03:00:40 | More by dbrauneis
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dar482

New York

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 04:51:07 | More by dar482
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MetalMountainMastiff

California

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 03:21:26 | More by MetalMountainMastiff
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 23:45:08 | More by mfnmbvp
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 22:46:34 | More by taylor714914
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BrandonBahula

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Lighter than I expected. Not much head but it's a sour.
S- I really enjoyed the smell. Nice sour/tart smell with a little sweetness followed by a hint of oak.
T- More sour than sweet. Real clean sourness with oak in the finish.
M- Light on the body with lots of bubbles.
O- Great for building the palate up to more complexed sours but more easily attainable than others. This is a beer that helped introduce me to a style I'd otherwise ignore. Thank you Petrus and may I somehow receive one of your wooden casks.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 07:00:24 | More by BrandonBahula
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright straw color with brilliant clarity and some visible effervescence. Fizzy cap of off-white foam. One of the lighter colored sours I've seen.

Aroma: Classic sour yeast esters with an edge of dryness like a white wine. Some alcohol in there but masked pretty well.

Taste: Starts with an immediate sour onslaught. There is a definite dryness to the palate as mentioned in the aroma. The malt flavor is hard to detect because the tartness masks most everything else. There are some fruity yeast esters akin to dried apricot and sweet tarts. The finish is very lively with a burst of carbonation and leaves behind sour apple for the aftertaste. The 7.3% ABV doesn't come through anywhere and actually seems high given the lack of malt presence.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with energetic carbonation. About average drinkability given the nature of the flavor.

Final Thoughts: I'm basically a sour noob but for what it's worth I really liked this one. The amount of tartness in the flavor was higher than I've had recently and it made for an enjoyable drinking experience. I got Petrus Aged Pale as part of the sour power mixed pack and it was a worthwhile purchase that I'd recommend to anyone interested in the experimenting with the style for the first time. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 02:30:54 | More by JamesMN
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Richardbeerlover

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this bottle sitting in the fridge for the past few months. For some reason I was more excited to try the 10 others I had. Was not expecting anything great. Maybe it was because the beer was blonde colored that I thought it would not be too exciting. Well I opened it up and poured into a beer glass. Nice clean looking beer with a slight head that quickly dissipates. Only a tiny bit if sediment found in the last few drops of the bottle pour. The first sip was magic! Was not expecting sour at all as I had no idea it was a sour. Clean taste. Sure, there is not a lot if heavy body but this thing tastes great! Light and clean and goes down well. The 7.3% ABV hits you with a nice bang after a few sips. Can't really taste the alcohol and so it seductively gave me a nice buzz. Smells like apples and vinegar. I love this beer! No wonder why it won the WBA best specialty pale ale in 2011.

It's funny how I let this thing sit in the fridge because I didn't think this would be any good. Goes great with sweet foods and dessert.

Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 01:41:40 | More by Richardbeerlover
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, coded 41162 (??), poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass today, 10/30/2013.

Review #262.

Pours an especially pale straw-copper body forming a decent 1cm white head that disappears fairly quickly. Looks rather effervescent with bubbles rising to the surface, otherwise placid. Not much lacing nor collar to be seen.

Tons of green apple skin tartness in the nose. A good bit of vinegar acidity, touch of earthy funk. But honestly not much else going on here.

Flavour does not taste quite like an Oud Bruin. The grape/green apple tartness is very pronounced. Some acidity is there, but its not exactly teeth-rotting. End of the palate is pretty heavy on the oak and vinegar.

Incredibly drying beer. My mouth is really dry and craving more of this lighter bodied brew. Very well carbonated. Aftertaste is mostly tartness and vinegary acidity with some wood.

Solid blonde sour, not too complex, nothing special. Its certainly not an Oud Bruin in my opinion. Good gateway sour, but its not something I'd lose my mind over.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 04:21:13 | More by Stevedore
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

- Pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a cm of foam.

- Smells of lemon and sour grapes.

- Taste is tart lemon up front with sour grapes and oak. Sourness doesn't linger and the finish is very mild, slightly dry. The finish is refreshing, however, this beer is not complex or multilayered.

-Overall a very decent sour. It is able to satisfy a sour craving, but does lack complexity. This is a great introductory sour as there is nothing too offense or bold or funky. Also, it is readily available and affordable at $4/bottle, I like to keep a few of these around for a refreshing weeknight delight.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:41:40 | More by deschutes_fan
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750 ml bottle with a date of 07-05-15. Started at 50 degrees.

A - Golden and clear with a moderate head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly leaving a small dusting of foam.

S - Very woody at first and maybe a little cardboard. It gets better as it warms. The wood seems to fade and other aspects emerge.

T - Minimal sour/tart. I expected more. Fruity with some wood and alcohol. The wood and sour notes come out more as it warms.

M - Light and airy with a moderately high carbonation.

O - I didn't like it off the bat but it got better as it sat in the glass and warmed up even more. But I still didn't love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 11:24:50 | More by GJ40
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Neorebel

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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magictacosinus

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Broken from the Sour Power pack I split with someone a while back... So far, it was disappointing, but I had this recently and enjoyed it. Re-drinking it and reviewing it live. Poured out of a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a normal looking pale amber color seen in various generic Belgian ales, except this was a little bit less golden and more on the orange-amber side (no doubt due to the oak). Pours a modest head about 2 fingers high even when poured aggressively, which soon settles down leaving behind a ring and minimal lacing. Not much carbonation overall, and indeed, the appearance is rather vinous. Looks calm and serene, with glowing elements I enjoy in sours. I fail to see how this could be classified as an Oud Bruin, but I suppose it was - before the funky stuff came into play, that is.

Has a terrifically damp and musty profile right at the front of the nose, with strong notes of musty stone or brick (that which you would find in an old building - one perfect for making these beers!) as well as vinous and stone fruit notes. Notes of tart white grapes (reminds me of a Chenin Blanc), as well as dried raisins, apricots, green melon, and green apple peel are in this - juicy, fresh, plump lemons pretty much are explosive overall. The oak is present, providing a bit of vanilla and baking spices, maybe some nuttiness, but the funky fruit and yeasty characteristics are very prominent here. Very unique and excellent stuff.

There's an immediate tart flavor that immediately strikes the senses, in a super puckering and soured sensation that becomes more satisfying the longer that this is consumed. Notes of sour apricots, tart white grapes, soured peaches, under-ripe melon, and intense lemon peel are very present, juicy, and flavorful. There's a floral finish, with notes of orange blossom. At the end, there's a bit of the sweetened yet dank flavor of oak, that is slightly woody and filled with notes honey and vanilla. However, this overall proves to be pretty musty and tart through and through, and the fruit profile is terrific overall. To add to the juicy flavor there's a creamy feel and decently carbonated profile to this. The lactic strain, however, is intense, and sticks with you even hours after consumption. There's a bit of a burning sensation from the relatively high ABV at the finish, but otherwise, it's well hidden. A complex but easily enjoyable beer for sour fans.

Excellent stuff - perhaps the best offering from this brewery. Despite not seeming too bottle-conditioned, I feel this would develop very well in the bottle over time. It's interesting to see a Belgian pale turned upside down and becoming a refreshing and complex offering as a sour beer. The oak and yeast are the stars here, but that Belgian sweetness (which can get grating) is far different here, and resembling actual off-dry fruit rather than something more mundane. Recommended, but don't go out of your way to get the Sour Power pack just to get 2 bottles. At $4 a bottle elsewhere, however, this is a good bargain indeed.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:57:00 | More by magictacosinus
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FLima

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a one finger head with low retention. Tiny apparent bubbles feeding a constant thin lace.
Intense aroma of wine and vinegar with hints of wood and leather.
Initial difficult to describe the flavor as a whole, just loved it, let me see if breaking this down to better understand what just happened here. Flavor of fresh lemon, acid green apples, white grapes or even a non-sweet Chardonnay, some biscuit and Yakult, and finishing with spices. Dry aftertaste with a lingering acid sensation.
Light to medium body with sparkling wine carbonation. 7.3% abv is shy against its sourness.
I had an extraordinary sensation on my tongue on my first sip, although my brain noticed it was different than previous sour experiences, it gave me a positive message: good stuff, go for it! Very tart and original.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 21:20:10 | More by FLima
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millionsuns

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the land of sours, there are kings and queens and jesters and serfs. This one would be the hardworking blacksmith's apprentice who's actually the bastard son of the king.

In other words, it's not going to get all of the attention. It's going to keep working hard making horseshoes for the commoners. In sour terms, it's (relatively) cheap, (relatively) ubiquitous, and damn delicious.

And when you don't care to drain an entire 750ml sour, you can grab one of these and pour it throughout an evening from a 12oz bottle for four or five bucks.

A: Pale, as the label says. When poured into a five ounce glass, carbonation is minimal, lacing is also minimal after a half inch head dissipates. It sits there like a bale of hay waiting for the nearest cow. Sheds an appropriate scent for that metaphor. When the glass is placed next to the bottle, it shares the same gradation of yellowish-orange as the darker sections of the label. Does not resemble any Flanders oud bruin you've had previously.

S: Bale of hay in late summer with a tart tinge of fermentation deep within the bale. Also a bit of leather from an old baseball lost in the bale since May. Let's dive in.

T: What you're looking for in a sour: barnyard, tiny bit of balsamic vinegar, even a bit of reduced butter. The five ounce glass will disappear sooner than you think. Overtones of apples and pears a week after having fallen into dry grass.

M: Similar to the appearance of the carbonation in the glass, it's minimal on the tongue. But it coats your palate with the aforementioned butter reduction and reveals layers of carbonated action beneath. Complex and invigorating.

I keep a four pack of these on hand for every occasion. Usually the occasion is that it's after six o'clock and I'm celebrating the existence of beer in general, and this wondrous beer specifically.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 14:08:13 | More by millionsuns
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seand

California

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light orange-ish amber with a fair amount of light white head. Just a ring around the glass and a bit of surface film retains, which is enough to leave a good amount of lacing.

S: Light yeast, sour fruit, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Sour and sweet fruit from the start through the aftertaste. Nice complexity and great tartness on the finish.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a very nice sour. Worth a try if the style appeals to you.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 02:09:05 | More by seand
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City out of a small Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a shiny golden translucent color with blonde highlights and some patches of darker brass. Head is bright white and two fingers thick, consisting of extremely fine bubbles with just a few larger bubbles smattered throughout. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving a opaque curtains of lacing coating the sides of the glass.

Smell - Very enticing, with the dominant aroma of Granny Smith and pineapple along with notes of wet hay, a little bit of barnyard funk, fresh lemon and some acidic vinegary characteristics. Some faint astringency that ends up providing a kick without ruining the smell. Actually, I like the sinus-clearing aspect of it.

Taste - A lot of similar profiles to the smell, with more green apple, now with some Anjou pear and now I get some oak and other elements of fragrant wood on the finish. Reminiscent of chardonnay with some characteristics of tannin.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with aggressive carbonation and a very dry finish that almost leaves you grasping for a glass of water... or another sip of delicious beer.

Overall, a very tasty beer that's lighter in character than most oud bruins that I've had the pleasure to sample. It makes it a little more refreshing, but also a little bit one-note in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 03:58:13 | More by LambicPentameter
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ChristopherTenore

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A) Dark Mahogany color with a thin dark cola colored Head

S) Tart and acidic with undertones of dark woods. hints of sour fruits are in the nose like peaches.

T) acidity and tartness are the main components as the beer starts. It finishes with a sour apple like flavor. before that however the tart fades away to a more toasted malt flavor that is warming and there are slight hop undertones as well.

MF) light and acidic, drying and bubbly

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 23:57:18 | More by ChristopherTenore
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