Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,023 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,023
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 83
Gots: 195 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date
Poured into a standard tulip.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy blond with a loose, 2 finger white head that dissipate almost as soon as it forms, leaving zero lacing behind in it's wake.

Aroma: Big acidic waves of lemon, white wine vinegar, tangy pineapple and overripe pear flesh. There is a little bit of funk that manifests itself as musty, wet hay on the edges of the acidity. There some light undertones of vanilla imbued by the oak aging. Very assertive nose, although definitely not the most complex i've smelled on a sour ale.

Taste: Wow, this is one mouth puckering ale; huge and in your face lemon juice with some vinegar and funky pineapple from the brettanomyces yeast strains. A big rush of prickly carbonation brings some needed reprieve to your shocked palate by drying out the juicy sourness. The dry, somewhat bitter finish leaves you left with lingering notes of vanilla and more tangy pineapple.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with high carbonation which is consistent with the style.

Overall: A very puckering, sour ale that certainly scratches that sour itch, if you're having a craving. Unfortunately the sourness is a bit one note and doesn't have a big funky brett presence to embellish it. It is a solid, somewhat easily attainable sour that doesn't necessarily "wow" a seasoned sour drinker.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured one finger of head on a clear, golden colored body. The smell is all sour, but in a nice way. The taste has moderate bitterness followed by a strong sour flavor; good balance. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Quite an interesting ale with some great flavors that you don't see much of. It was cider-like in texture and taste but less sweet.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to Fantome tulip

A: Light golden honey colored with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a medium lacing around the top of the glass. It is totally translucent and about as clean as you can get which is impressive considering its been in barrels.

S:It smells almost like aged hops, I can tell that they smell like hops but they are about as far away from fresh as you can get as they definitely have an earthy funk characteristic to the smell. There is also oak in there as well it is not powerful but does weill to balance the other scents

T: Wow so I am really impressed here it has a dry sour taste that is very similar to what I would expect from a quality lambic but the funk is there (especially in a farmhouse aspect) but it adds to the flavor instead of overpowering it (probably the making the ale part of the beer much more noticeable). It is crisp and very clean in the finish.

M: This beer is very light considering its abv and goes down very easily considering the same. It has a light puckering sour feel upfront but not over powering. It is thin and somewhat watery but that makes it very drinkable. The crispness and clean nature of the finsh are really helped by the carbonation which makes this feel light and refreshing (more so then any sour I have tasted).

O:The appearance and smell for this beer are good but not great the taste and feel however do achieve greatness. It is very drinkable for its higherish abv and maintains a great sour flavor I could drink these for days and normally I reach a limit with sour beers this I wish came by the six pack. I highly recommend you try this especially if you like sours.

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 2,023 ratings.