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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,722 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 63
Gots: 129 | FT: 5
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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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-20-2012 21:10:43 | More by MacStinson
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graha739

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-19-2012 03:08:13 | More by graha739
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-18-2012 19:23:07 | More by whatname
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Boz12

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.9%

04-16-2012 08:43:06 | More by Boz12
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punkhim

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-12-2012 19:13:24 | More by punkhim
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Shango42

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-11-2012 03:59:41 | More by Shango42
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bernie879

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

04-04-2012 17:49:33 | More by bernie879
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-31-2012 23:39:02 | More by jwhancher
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a clear golden with a pillowy finger of white head.

Nice and tart aroma with hints of granny smith apples and lemon grass in the aroma. Oak aroma with a little bit of a vinegar note. The pallet is a little more of a mellow sour flavor with a musty oak flavor. Nice and tart with some notes of sour apples.

The body is nice and light with good carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 19:53:53 | More by Bendurgin
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

03-28-2012 20:50:26 | More by jrfehon33
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-28-2012 19:21:55 | More by GeoffreyM
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-27-2012 23:34:30 | More by szmnnl99
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aasher

Indiana

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light bodied slightly cloudy unpolished gold in color with a slight and quickly dissipating half finger bright white head. The nose is both slightly sweet and slightly tart. It's kind of difficult to describe. It's almost slightly lactic and slightly citric. It has a touch of granny smith apple as well as a touch of lemon and moderate funk. It's not too sour or tart for beginners and is very approachable, like most blonde sours. It has a moderate amount of carbonation and leaves a nice acidic tartness behind in the aftertaste. I like it. I'm especially glad that it's both available and affordable. I would recommend trying this if you haven't already.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 23:31:35 | More by aasher
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Sailracer


2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

03-24-2012 13:39:10 | More by Sailracer
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RosieLaRoseToronto


4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-22-2012 23:01:16 | More by RosieLaRoseToronto
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areich6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-21-2012 22:06:20 | More by areich6
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-21-2012 21:10:52 | More by PEIhop
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Petrus Aged Pale from an 11.2oz bottle.

Pours a straight golden color into my goblet. Dredged up a nice head of an inch-and-a-half, but it mostly fell. Still a ring and a cluster of big bubbles on the surface. 3.5

Smells like vinegar-y sour green apples. Big cider vinegar kick. A lot of straw from the yeast strains. Prominent soured apple juice in the nose. A good bit of funk crossed with a hint of woodsy oak. Punchy and melodious. 4.5

Big spank from the wood used to age the sucker. More funk than in the aroma. The vinegar is softer, but on center stage, with fruity apple and quince notes. Very tart, but not full-on sour. Some Euro hop bitterness with grassy nuances and a hint of yeast spice in the finish. 4.5

A bit thin, but not bad. The carbonation is okay. Some alcohol in the mix cuts down on swigging. I mean, this beer is meant to be savored and enjoyed. 3.0

One of my favorite Oud Bruins (better than the Dubbel Bruin). Turned on to this one a long time back and haven't quit. Highly recommended. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 03:35:52 | More by thecheapies
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Holland

Illinois

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

A: straw color with light head that is small and minimal lacing.

S: lemon, light malt, and slight grassy flavor

T: sour, but not too sour. Some woody flavor is present. The lemon comes through, but the most pleasant part is the malt finish on this. It lasts a while, just enough to get you ready for the next sip.

M: a bit light on the carbonation for my liking, but it was otherwise very good. Medium body, light carbonation.

O: solid beer, and available in a few places. Not bad at all.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2012 03:06:48 | More by Holland
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-16-2012 19:44:35 | More by kaelingirl
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xmuerte


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-16-2012 04:01:16 | More by xmuerte
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DeerNick


2/5  rDev -50.9%

03-15-2012 13:43:22 | More by DeerNick
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-14-2012 13:42:02 | More by beef13
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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

I kind of blew it this past winter - The Fridge was selling Petrus gift packs that included five different beers and I dragged my feet until it was too late. Since then, I have managed to find four different ones, of which this will be my fourth.

From the bottle: "The Key to Heaven"; "Petrus Aged Pale is a golden blonde ale brewed using the purest spring water, selected malt varieties and the finest hops. The unique aroma and taste is created by maturing in oak barrels for over 20 months. Serve cool, between 8 to 12 C (45 and 54 F)."

Having learned my lesson with their Blonde, I used a VERY gentle pour so as not to disturb any lees that may have settled to the bottom. As a result, I got no head, but I ended up with a very clear, deep-golden beer, much like filtered apple juice. The nose had a tartness like sour cherries and my mouth puckered and my tongue began to water. I am not a fan of sour beers, but I can appreciate them and this seemed like it was going to be good. My first sip gave off a vinegar tartness initially, then kicked in with green apples, wood and finally sour cherries. Wow! Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a good bit of effervescence present. I can promise you that I would not enjoy a steady diet of this, but as an occasional foray into something other than AIPAs, this was nice. Finish was gaspingly dry, vinous, really. My my my.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 22:45:15 | More by woodychandler
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden with decent head and some light lacing.

The aroma is instantly sour with a little bit of citrus behind it. There's also a good share of tart to the nose.

The taste is pretty smooth while also being fairly sour. It really seems like a simple beer for the style, but it does everything right, so it shines in that regard. The oak aging adds character to an extent as well.

The body is medium in fullness and medium in weight. The finish is moderately dry and sticky.

Overall, this is a nice treat, but for the price, there's some more similar options I think I'd opt for. I wouldn't mind getting this again by any means though.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 02:24:18 | More by BBP
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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