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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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1,934 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,934
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 75
Gots: 172 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Benny3000, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nzerbe, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good beer had a nice funky, sour and vinagar aroma. Not catching much of the oak aroma.
The color is amber leaning towards brown with a small white head.
Taste is nice and complex with it tasting funky and sour and vinagary. Taste is also tart and fruity but light.
Drinks smooth but a bit thin not watery for there is an abundance of flavor. Sitting in oak barrels for twenty months leaves the beer with a puckering dry tannin feel that bitter on the way down.
A good easy drinking beer.

micromaniac129, Mar 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Olin, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Have no idea how this is considered an Oud Bruin. Wild Pale Ale more like it.

Pours a very nice hazed gold, 1/2 inch head, no lace.

Cherry, sour pear, oak, pale malts and apple cider vinagar make up this wonderful smell.

Pale malts, oak and sour apple/pear start this off. Slight earthy and grassy hops follow. The finish is a sour grape mellowed by more oak. Moderate body, perfect carbonation!

Nectar of the gods. Amazingly balanced sour beer! Will grab many more for aging and drinking!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into tulip at 1702 in Tucson. Pours a straw color with nice fizzy head that lasts. Lots of funk and tart Belgian aromas. Same for taste...nicely tart fruity Belgian yeast and grape like. Super refreshing and nicely drinkable. Nice brew...good amount of sour/tart.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

paulmcm, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nasastrums, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BarryBaker2013, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

dvmin98, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

johnhenryconway, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of HabiMendes
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a golden-looking beer, which, unfortunately, had a poor retention in my example here. The aroma is intriguing: apricots and barnyard-like tones associated with brettanomyces, as well as other acid-producing bacteria. The light, crisp body leaves a relatively long aftertaste showcasing, of course, the tartness and the wood-aged taste that this beer conveyed during the whole sampling.

HabiMendes, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of JoanS
1.85/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I ordered this thinking is would be a more like my favorite Allagash Curieaux. I was shockingly disappointed. It was like drinking a tart lemonade. Not at all what I wanted tonight. I see the other reviews and i think maybe i was served the wrong beer at the Original Gravity Pub in San Jose. ??

It was a clear bright yellow, no head, tart beyond my liking. My dinner partner could not even swallow it.

Again, not sure if it was the beer or the pourer.

JoanS, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mattpatey, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

cjw333, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of Douberd
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, the last one in a box of six different Petrus beers. Poured into a snifter. ABV 7,3%. Colour is deep copper, with quite an activity in the glass. On top of the beer sits a big white head, almost three fingers, soapy and thick, with good retention.Aroma is of grapes, sweet-sour, some citrus notes in it. Very high acidity on the taste, this one screams sour! Again, lots of white grapes on the taste. After my initial big gulp, where I almost choke from the acidity, I started drinking it with slow small sips and it’s quite good. Full body and average carbonation. A combination of dryness and tartness on the palate. Still not very experienced on this style, but I liked this one. Reminded me of a homemade wine an uncle of mine was making, so maybe it’s also the memories, but this beer was quite enjoyable and I guess it would be even better with a meal.

Douberd, Feb 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

PatGreer, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KimenTshom, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Metatron6, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

doughanson78, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

PsychicBubblegum, Feb 12, 2013
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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