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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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1,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,994
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 80
Gots: 184 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Atomicskis5, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nrs207, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of JEdmund
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not an especially attractive color: dirty blond. Head settles out fast.

Smells awesome! Very tart and fruity. Was not expecting this given the name of the beer.

First sip wows me with its mouth-puckering flavor. Again, not expecting this. But I love it, and it’s probably the most sour beer I’ve had to date. There really aren’t a lot of nuances to this beer, but that doesn’t bother me; I'm really enjoy the sour flavor and find it very drinkable. Despite its oak aging, I’m not detecting it. Carbonation and mouthfeel are spot-on.

I will be buying this one again the next time I’m in the mood for a sour. Very good and highly recommended!

JEdmund, Apr 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Beermazter310, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Hastur23, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DRBiser, Apr 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Caleb, Apr 07, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -69.4%

Lanstrum, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

wentsul, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Caudalie, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Mattyb79, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tuckerlikesbeer, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Boilerfood, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

SavageHopHead, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

animal69, Apr 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

beav19, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

jcoulighan, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

MSandahl23, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

brotherloco, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As much as I appreciate the artistry and craft involved in making this beer, it was hard to drink. A sour beer of this caliber is no easier to drink than a fine scotch; sipping is the best way to approach. The color is a dull without being hazy, the nose a tart lactic, acidic burn. The taste followed the nose with a sour, acidic bile flavor masking the taste of malts and hops. Hints of vanilla, "greenness" and wood are undetectable under the acid burn. Sweet caramel and grain show up in the aftertaste and comes on after the sour acid fades away. The mouthfeel is as thin as would be expected, with a carbonated bite that helps the flavor along. All in all, this is a beer that I highly appreciate, and have no desire to drink again.

Aaron_Ramson, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mickeyk927, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of jfvarela
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint - 9.4 oz bottle

Appearance: It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: sour, funky, sweet pale malts, chardonnay grapes, apples, vinegery

Taste: Tart, sour, bitter. pucker of a beer. Some oak and chardonnay grapes in there too.

Mouthfeel: A little smooth, pucker, a bit dry, low to medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: Its a pretty good beer... Luckily i got the last 2

Serving type: bottle

jfvarela, Mar 28, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into my DHF chalice.

A - Pours a honey/copper color. Poured rather cloudy and I was careful not to empty the dregs into the glass. Minimal white rocky head. Quickly disapates to a thin white layer. Some minimal white lacing. Average carbonation.

A - Sour, spice, faint sour milk, musty.

T - Sour, stomach acid pukey taste - quite a shock to the system, faint sweetness up front with strong sour in the finish.

MF - Fizzy and sharp on the palate.

O - Too sour for me. I like my flanders with a bit more sweetness for balance. A sipping beer. No swiling this brew.

Sludgeman, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CTJman, Mar 26, 2013
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
92 out of 100 based on 1,994 ratings.