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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,764 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,764
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 65
Gots: 135 | 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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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-02-2012 21:53:35 | More by THECPJ
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csustar001

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-30-2012 23:43:38 | More by csustar001
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-30-2012 05:36:24 | More by Texasfan549
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this was a gift and was enjoyable, not much experience with sours, but i do prefer monks cafe flemish.

pours beautiful clear golden hued color, pretty beer to be sure. really liked the musty, sour apple aroma, the best part of this beer. taste not bad, sour but not offensive. not hard to finish, but one was enough, not the most drinkable beer.

overall ok, ill try anything but will stick with the monks for now.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 16:46:08 | More by B33R501
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Philousa

California

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden straw with very little head. A funky brett aroma is evident even with the glass away from your nose. I also get chardonnay and soft, stinky cheese with a swirl. Pale Belgian malt serves as the evident backbone with white wine, brett, and a little champagne flavor as well. Subtly bitter malt and hops set in slowly to end on a soft note. Thin and dry, this is a very sippable beer.

I was at The Trappist and my friend wanted to try Petrus, which I hadn't heard of before. When the bartender said that the Petrus Aged Pale was made for Michael Jackson, I stopped him in his tracks and asked him to retrieve a bottle for us. While he was pouring it for us he explained that Bavik approached MJ himself to ask what type of beer he would like them to make. When he asked for a Flanders Pale, Petrus was confused. How would one make such a thing? They put their heads together and made it happen. The back story surely changed my expectations of the beer, but despite this, I feel I can look past it and say with certainty that this is a great beer. The only flaw I feel worth mentioning is that the taste profile is a bit thin and fleeting. Still, this is a complex beer showing all the colors in the thin spectrum of flavors it illuminates. Not something you'd want any given day of the week, this is a special beer for a special occasion. Our occasion was a Saturday night. When you find your occasion, seek this beer out and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 20:13:44 | More by Philousa
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adrock7309

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2012 03:07:42 | More by adrock7309
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samEBC

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2012 21:31:48 | More by samEBC
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Ralphs66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2012 12:54:06 | More by Ralphs66
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale, clear golden colored body. Large fizzy white head. Streaky suds left behind.

S: Huge acetic component. Vinegar, apples, a bit of lemon, and white grapes. Not much in the way of funk, must, or oak.

T: Lemon and vinegar provide the initial burst of flavor. This is followed by a green apple flavor that is reminiscent of some of the tarter batches of Fantome Saison. I would have liked a bit more "funk" and oak presence here.

M: Moderate sourness. Ultimately, however, the finish is a little thin as the sourness overpowers the beer. It's not that the beer is overwhelmingly sour, it's just more sour than the flavor and body of this beer can properly support.

O: A pleasant, enjoyable sour beer that is available at an accessible price.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 05:00:33 | More by callmemickey
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druptight

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-21-2012 03:01:29 | More by druptight
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MisterGrizz

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-20-2012 22:17:57 | More by MisterGrizz
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-18-2012 08:54:44 | More by tatums1984
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CTAID

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Jolly Pumpkin snifter. Thin head, copperish amber color. Smells like whaaaa. Sour funk, amazingly complex. Taste - oh the taste! Lots and lots of Warhead-esque lemonadey citrusy mouthpuckering action. Carbonation is light to moderate and fitting. Not a strong malt or hops profile - this beer is very complex without it. Is this the most sour beer that I've had? Maybe.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 21:17:26 | More by CTAID
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spkissane

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-17-2012 19:39:21 | More by spkissane
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-17-2012 12:30:07 | More by SpillyBeers
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bigoten13

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-15-2012 23:04:15 | More by bigoten13
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brewdenver

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice golden color with light fingers and a low head. Citrus aroma with hints of green apples, tangerine. Pleasant to smell. Tart and sour at first but thins out to slightly sour pale which is enjoyable. Spritzy on the tongue at first bouncing around the cheek and mouth. A good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 07:36:15 | More by brewdenver
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throwback

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-14-2012 16:00:03 | More by throwback
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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
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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