Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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3.35/5 rDev -17.9%
This beer poured a bright golden hue with some haziness. A nice white head that was two fingers width.
The aroma showed some oak and a faint fruitiness.
The taste is clean and tart. The finish was refreshing, but it took me some time to make my way through the bottle. Started to loss some appeal while drinking.
The aftertaste offered some fruit with a heavier leaning to the tart.
Overall opinion is that this was a great example of a sour and does offer some complexity, however there are better sours for your investment and enjoyment.
04-30-2012 18:43:11 | More by Tobe
2.1/5 rDev -48.5%
A: Lovely honey golden hue, two fingers of lively white head. So clear and crisp looking. To me, this is the best part of the beer.
S: Smells like vinegar. Strong vinegar. Slight sweetness. Can't really find anything else.
T: Wow. I almost coughed up my first sip it was so tart. It's like drinking a big juicy granny smith apple covered in vinegar. The more you drink it, the easier it gets to drink, but still intense.
M: Very light, but not pleasant in my opinion. Decent carbonation for an aged beer.
O: Holy cow. This stuff will put hair on your chest. This was my first sour, and I'm pretty sure I'm not going to venture into this realm. I was hoping to get hooked on sours since I'm getting sick of big stouts and hop bombs, but I guess not. I can see why people would like this, but it's not my cup of beer.
04-27-2012 23:57:13 | More by Lordquackingstic
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Color is honey yellow with a 2 finger white fluffy head that really quickly turned into nothing. There's a lot of action with the carbonation that I dig. No lacing to speak of.
S: The beer has an awesome sour, acidic twang that I love. It's also pretty fruity in a apple/pear kind of way. Maybe it's more like grapes? I could be reading into that though. It smells awesome and I can't wait another second to take a sip.
T: Really lip puckeringly sour. I've had so, so many sour beers and this is pretty damn close to the top (in terms of sourness). Almost entirely full blown acetic qualities. Not much funk to speak of but that's ok because I'm basking in the glory of this sour. Some sweetness to be sure, but the finish is really sour.
M: Body is medium and smooth with nice carbonation.
O: Wow, this bottle took me by surprise! First of all it's only $3.99 for an 11.2 oz bottle, which is incredibly cheap for a sour. Secondly it's so sour! That automatically makes it good in my book. There is some sweetness to be sure though to balance.
04-24-2012 04:30:51 | More by tony223366
4.08/5 rDev 0%
A very clear, light gold beer with a fluffy little white head that settles down quickly. Patchy, slippery lace.
Fairly light aromatics; a bit of tart sourness, some lemon, hay, light funkiness. Very nice flavor, again with fairly restrained sourness, tart lemon, grass, hay, and funk; green apple, just a touch of sweetness. Very dry. A hint of oak.
Moderately light body with very crisp carbonation; clean and refreshing. A great introductory beer to the world of sours and my favorite offering by this brewery by far.
04-23-2012 13:25:31 | More by tobelerone
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
03-31-2012 19:53:53 | More by Bendurgin
4.23/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
03-26-2012 23:31:35 | More by aasher
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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