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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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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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Schade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-13-2012 21:14:26 | More by Schade
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uziangis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-13-2012 03:00:43 | More by uziangis
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-09-2012 03:32:06 | More by imperialking
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PourPastaSour

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-07-2012 15:27:03 | More by PourPastaSour
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-07-2012 06:11:59 | More by JSkone09
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Eurytos

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-07-2012 01:10:45 | More by Eurytos
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JamesFNomar

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-07-2012 01:09:54 | More by JamesFNomar
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hopburster

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-06-2012 05:07:44 | More by hopburster
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barczar

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden peach color with a half inch dense white head that dissipates slowly into a pool of foam, leaving thick lacing on half the glass.

Aroma is honey sweet background with tart fruit, green apple, grapefruit, sweettarts and oak dominating. A hint of phenol is evident. Wild yeast and barnyard funk surface later.

Flavor is sour throughout, somewhat lactic, with hints of vanilla and a fairly oaky backbone. The high alcohol content is well hidden. A vegetal flavor creeps in mid palate.

Body is medium to light with fairly high carbonation accentuated by the sourness of the beer as it lingers on the palate. Alcohol makes its presence felt in the warming finish. The dryness of the finish increases as the beer warms.

A decent brew, overall, but I was hoping for a bit more complexity. Definitely not a starter sour, but far from the most interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 05:06:13 | More by barczar
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T1969C

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-05-2012 02:20:20 | More by T1969C
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kaips1

Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 750ml bottle with no visible dating. Poured into a brandy snifter.

Popped this lively corked and caged bottle with a bit of an expectation, that was met. On those its all funky, making me think it wouldn't be as sour as it is. The nose did not prepapre for the lock jaw sour from the beginning of the sip to well past the finish. I don't pick up any vanilla or even that much sweetness. This almost perfect the way it is. Its a very light gold in appearance with very minimal head, the clarity on this beer is amazing. The mouthfeel is full of vibrant acidity and carbonantion, it has a very dry finish and strong pucker. Overall this is a very well done beer and a very affordable price( $9 for 750ml). I can see this becoming a regular beer in my lineup.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 03:15:59 | More by kaips1
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-02-2012 13:47:45 | More by Stoffel
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emdawg

New York

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

01-01-2012 05:48:26 | More by emdawg
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Telestic

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-31-2011 11:17:03 | More by Telestic
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-29-2011 13:58:37 | More by cdwil
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geneb

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-27-2011 17:19:51 | More by geneb
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear and golden but with a minimal head that fades very quickly.

The aroma is very much tart fruit. It may look like honey but the aroma reminds me of tart cherries mixed with that honey along with some vanilla notes that I associate with oak.

Some of that same tart cherry flavor but there's more honey flavor than cherry and something that almost reminds me of green apples. Seriously tart! The vanilla notes from the oak are also strong here.

Medium to light body with very prickly carbonation.

This is my first 'sour' and I'm not sure it's really for me. It's not bad and it's certainly drinkable but it's maybe just a little bit too much on the sour side for my taste buds. It would probably be exceptional to me with just a touch more balancing sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 21:44:57 | More by mariposafan
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-26-2011 18:53:29 | More by mrebeka
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light honey orange with a large 3 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Random chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is tart, sour, and funky with a slight metallic aroma. Taste is of sour/tart fruit up front with a malt aftertaste. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly acidic mouthfeel. Very bubbly but it works with the flavors. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice tart flavors but it's a bit pricey at $4.50 for less than 12 ounces.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:42:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
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marct

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

12-24-2011 04:17:31 | More by marct
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-24-2011 00:54:12 | More by jophish17
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lanbewardin

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-23-2011 16:38:03 | More by lanbewardin
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An 11.2 oz. bottle purchased at the Boise Co-op. Poured into a Deschutes tulip.

Pours a translucent gold with about an inch of foamy, pure white head. The bubbles dissipate quickly, leaving small patches of lacing. The aroma is of tart fruits, specifically apple, lending a cider-like scent. A bit of funky yeast is mixed in with light grains (straw, hay, some wheat), and it finishes with a vague hint of wood. It tastes of tart apple, some pear, the muddled grains, some lemon citrus, and a dry oaken finish. The barrel makes is presence known towards the end. Mouthfeel is crisp, but finishes rather dry from the acidity and seemingly the barrel treatment. Overall, an enjoyable offering, but not one I'm too likely to pick up again at $4/11.2 oz.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 23:37:15 | More by eclipse54
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-19-2011 21:22:17 | More by kjkinsey
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Scotchboy

Idaho

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

11.2oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Golden colored with a touch of haze & foamy white lacing.

S: Citric acid and some lactose tartness, light funk and herbal fruitiness. Light vanilla and oak underneath that.

T: Lemon juice at the front, unfolding into decent citric tartness and juiciness. Light pale malt character, astringent, with a mild oak presence to accompany the tart apple and lemon notes.

MF: Astringent, light carbonation, light to medium carbonation, dry tartness from start to finish.

O: Though not overwhelming in its tartness, this is definitely a sipper. Overall its not bad, begs (in my opinion) to be paired with a creamy Brie cheese. Not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 15:44:18 | More by Scotchboy
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,722 ratings.