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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,992 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,992
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 79
Gots: 182 | FT: 4
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

wo87810, Mar 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ajlvt, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of VncentLIFE
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my first trip to Hope Valley Bottleshop!

Pours translucent gold. initial soda pop head fades. This thing looks like a gueuze.

sour apples on the nose. Almost a candy sour apple. Smells slightly sweet, but still has backgrounds hints of gueuze flavors. What i perceive as Brett flavors want to come out, but they cant break through the back-sweetened flavors. Smells like a sweet white wine (Im thinking Italian Moscato). My immature Oud Bruin taste buds love this thing.

Uh oh. Tart apples, hints of sour cherries come in second. I can feel Granny Smith apples. It kind of reminds me of Oude Beersel, with the tart apple flavors (very similar taste). Light body. Theres this underlying sweetness that reminds me of a cheap gueuze. The lactic tart feeling flashes across your tongue, then fades, but only to re-emerge to coat your mouth during the aftertaste. Its not overly complex (maybe less than Ive made it sound). Apples, sweetness, and a nice dose of oak to balance it all out.

As I posted on Untappd, Gueuze flavors, minus the lactic harshness.

VncentLIFE, Mar 02, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

serrano408, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MrHolland10, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Grohnke
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of those beers that I've been wanting to try but just never pick up. Poured into a duvel tulip.

Translucent, pale, and cloudy dull orange with some brown characteristics. Enormous white billowy head that holds very well, decent residual head when it finally falls.

Ripe apple and light funk on the nose, with some prominent acedic notes. Picking up the oak, as I should (20 months in the barrel?!).

Vinegary, tart, green apple. Seems there's a battle of its sourness as it starts off acetic then finishes lactic. As it warms, lemon and yeast come out well. Tart, dry, woody, clean and crisp finish. Residual apple with a hint of sour linger a bit.

The medium to high carbonation and light body allows it's sourness shine, highlighted by tart, extremely dry oak finish.

Maybe it's the beer, or maybe it's the style..but theres not much to this one. And not to look down on it for not being complex, it's just that nothing stands out. It's a sipper of a sour, alcohol is hidden well and has a good amount of sour notes. The lack of anything exciting in this beer will prevent me from picking up another bottle any time soon.

Grohnke, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Kornoms, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

keanlacrosse, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale clear gold with faint streaming bubbles; slim collar of ivory foam, smatterings of lace on the glass

S: grassy and herbal, some woodsy aromas, and some hints of tart yeastiness

T: apple cider vinegar and oak barrels; slight floral and earthy flavors; tart lemon and green apple

M: light, crisp, puckering, fizzy, freshening

O: a real nice ale - tart and tight, crisp and refreshing

Greywulfken, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Pahn
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Not sure when it was bottled, but I picked this up awhile ago.

Appearance: Free pour yields a 1 inch fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Pours a clear gold and leaves big lacing arches.

Smell: Mild cherry, with a big hit of lactic sourness and lovely flowery aromas. Mineral-y effervescence with a succulent, tangy fruity undertone. Very pleasing.

Taste: Fruity up front (cherry, lemony citrus) and immediately tart, getting assertively sour into the finish. Aftertaste remains fruity and has some of that mineral-ness from the smell. Second sip is tongue tinglingly sour up front, and remains pleasantly fruity.

The sourness is pretty aggressive, but nowhere near as sour as, say, most Cantillon beers. Nor is it very acidic.

In all, the flavor is pretty mild. Fruitiness is half sweet tarts, half real fruit, and not very complex. Very little oak flavor, though there's some oak influence in the finish occasionally. Deeper into the bottle, some interesting bretty funk emerges, but even that is pretty subdued.

Good flavor, but pulls a few too many punches.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Very tart. Low to moderate carbonation (just right actually). Bit underwhelming finish.

Overall: Very good beer, especially for the price. If it's bargain sour Belgian beer time, I'd opt for Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René over this beer, but that's probably more personal preference than anything else (more refreshing, more oak, fruity flavor profile more my thing). At the same time, this is leaps and bounds better than Monk's Café Flemish Sour Ale.

Could be a good intro to wild ales. It's "not complex enough," but this is in comparison to other really deep and amazing wild ales. It's a satisfying beer.

Pahn, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours a bright and pretty clear copper color- almost no head, and what little there is dissipates quickly. (I think I should have used a tulip)

Smells wonderful. Of course it's a strong smell because of the wild yeast- a little vinegary, a hint of green apple. Not overpowering.

The taste is very strong. It's pretty tart right up front and the tartness stays with you throughout the sip and a while after. I get the green apple up front, followed by earthy yeast. Finishes mildly tart.

Mouthfeel is good- medium light body and moderately carbonated. Because of the complexity of the smell and flavor, and the tartness, this is a beer to drink slowly for sure. I might buy one to see how it ages...

Hopdaemon39, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brez8791, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Vylo, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Miamilice, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

tammy829, Feb 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

amrozga, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JAHMUR, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

PeteRiz, Feb 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jjfancybeers, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

bpackertx, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

dlello2, Feb 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bconsidine, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Bjeerfalls, Feb 08, 2012
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
92 out of 100 based on 1,992 ratings.