Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

2,027 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,027
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 83
Gots: 196 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
2.1/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tony223366
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of tobelerone
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Bendurgin
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aasher
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of thecheapies
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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

Photo of Holland
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 2,027 ratings.