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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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1,887 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,887
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 69
Gots: 160 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

gory4d, Jan 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Jspriest, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Chieftog, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Enjoyed this bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow hue with a 1-finger white head that rapidly dissipates into no lace and no trail down the side of the glass.

S: Very sour green apple aroma with a woody background.

T: Extremely tart and sour beer – I thought it might be contaminated at first sip. Sour green apples flavor with a big citrus punch to the face. Hints of wood and finishes sour and dry,

M: Medium body and minimal carbonation.

O: This was by far the most sour beer I’ve ever tasted – including lambics. It made my taste buds cry. This is a sipping beer – it took me and hour to drink it. At first I was overwhelmed by the sour tartness – but every sip was more pleasurable and by the end I realize how complex this brew was. Could I drink this every night – no way – but this is a beer to be savored.

ckollias, Jan 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Swonkie, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Joost
1.18/5  rDev -71.1%

By far the most disgusting stuff I have ever tasted. I am a huge beer lover but even Roseanne Barr's urine is more tasty.

Bought this is a pub in Lyon, France. Hoping this new beer was going to be good. But it almost made me puke. I love Krriek beer and Rochefort 10. This, however... was crap

Do not buy this

Joost, Jan 19, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

Pours a cloudy golden, with a medium head of fine white bubbles. Thin lace.

Nose is tangy and sour, with indications of fruit, green apple, and a lactic, yeasty character. Nice.

Taste is nicely soured, with green apple tones most prominent. I get no trace of the oak barrels that this was aged in. Instead, it's a wild and tangy tart fruit vibe with a slight warming finish. A delicious treat.

secondtooth, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jeffeljefe, Jan 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

bismarksays, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
4.04/5  rDev -1%

330mL bottle, with a code of "41025" but I'm not sure what that means.

crystal clear golden straw color, with off-white head. it leave decent lacing as I drink. aroma is tart, sour, a little funky, but not fruity like some other sour beers. taste is quite sour, lemony, citrus bite. finishes dry though, refreshing. thin body, higher bright bubbly carbonation. works.

overall- nice, different beer.

jmdrpi, Jan 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Dweedlebug, Jan 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Unchi, Jan 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

garfscores, Jan 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

bklynj, Jan 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

beerdhabelly, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours a clear light golden with a 1 finger white head that is quick to dissipate. Lots of visible carbonation in the body. No real lacing.

S: Great funkiness to this brew. Sour and tartness on a fruity level. Very refreshing aspect to it entices you to take a sip. Almost a grape/wine like characteristic on the smell.

T: Amazing taste going on with this brew. Strong funkiness, sour fruits, tart and dry alcohol. Love how the focus is on the sour and not as much the fruits.

M: Light body with very good carbonation. The sour aspect makes it very dry and extremely drinkable.

Overall a simply amazing sour that tops the scale in my opinion. Very light and easy drinking yet highly flavorful and packs a good wallop. A must try for any sour nut.

CloudStrife, Jan 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

evilkorova, Jan 14, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

This I'd an excellent beer. It drinks like a sour cider.

appearance is very well filtered, a golden clean color.

smell Is pear, apple, tart and inviting.

taste is great, sweet, then tart, with a smooth lingering tart and oaky flavor.

mouthfeel is smooth and full, drinkabilitybis very high. A truly great beer.

henrysunset, Jan 13, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

Presentation: 750 mL poured into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice white, light two finger head that recedes into a lacing around the edge of the glass. Deep yellow in color and very clear.

Aroma: Green apple, banana, and a touch of tart lemon. Some barnyard funk is present as well. Not overly sour at all but there is certainly a level of tartness.

Taste: Lemon, some wild yeast and green apple all take the forefront with some white wine sweetness in the background to balance the tartness. Not overly complex but tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and easy to drink. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall, a really affordable and light sour that offers a lot of flavor. Nothing about it stands out particularly and it is definitely not that complex. Really nice starter sour with some nice flavors. Would drink again, but not really that memorable.

Gosox8787, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

GeoCait, Jan 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Jeckel, Jan 09, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%

A-Pours a deep honey color. Perfectly clear. Head is big and thick. Creamy consistency. Head likes to stick together and leaves a minimal lacing dowry.

S-Smells tart. Much more tart than the Petrus Flanders. Tart apples, tart pears and just pure tartness. Lighter notes of oak.

T-Tart pale fruits. Actually quite tasty. Like biting into a crab-apple. The sourness is accentuated by fruit. Oak and wood hover over the predominant flavors.

M-Looks softer than it drinks. Tons of bubbles. Dry and puckering. Medium bodied.

O/D-I sat looking at their Petrus Oud Bruin and this beer side by side in the store. I picked the Petrus Oud Bruin before this...bad choice bro! This is a far superior brew. Sour, complex and relatively easy on the wallet. ..wait this is the same style of beer as their Oud Brune? This one is better, guy.

VelvetExtract, Jan 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51%

BuddhaBrews, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

nikbullet, Jan 08, 2013
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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