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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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2,137 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,137
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 93
Gots: 253 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001

Developed from Petrus Oud Bruin; a paler version of a traditional local style.
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Ratings: 2,137 | Reviews: 667
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly aggressively poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

Pours a hazy shimmering gold with a one and half finger clean white head. The mildly pungent nose is dominated by oak. Mildly tart and slightly sour throughout, oaky up front, mildly fruity and juicy with a touch of balancing sweetness midpalate, and finishes dry with more oak. This brew is incredibly refreshing and extremely well balanced. A true classic!

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of cfrances33
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly on 7/23/12. Served in a Petrus wide mouth tulip.

Pour: Clear golden straw with two fingers of white sticky head. Great lacing

Smell: Tart apples and pears with a slight hay must.

Taste: Wow. Tart apples, grape, and lemon all mix together in a really refreshing beer. Some funk but not much. Little bit of hop bitterness. Really spectacular.

Mouthfeel: So crisp and refreshing. Tartness is puckering but not overpowering. Little bit of acidity that adds to the beautiful tartness.

Overall: The first beer in a while that made me say, "wow." Really spectacular. Utterly drinkable and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle into a tulip
no bottling date

A: Pours a crystal clear, very light straw yellow, with 1.5 fingers width of egg shell white colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves a small amount of squiggly lacing.  A steady stream of fine carbonation bubbles can be seen racing to the surface throughout the entire drink.  

S: Sour apple, heavier funk than I anticipated, fairly spicy and slightly smokey, some wheat aromas and mild sour berry notes.  Very much saison-esque, with the high degree of funk and earthy components and only mild sour characters.  

T: Much more sour than the nose implies, thankfully.  Its really bordering on puckering sourness, in a good way.  Tart notes of sour apple, lemon lime, and sour white grapes.  Vinous, the slightest hint of peppery spice, and a touch of sweetness in the aftertaste, with hints of beligum yeast banana, which fade quickly after each sip.  Just great.  

M/D: On the lighter side of medium bodied, effervescent carbonation with a sharp, quick drying finish give this one a delightful mouthfeel.  No hint of the relatively high ABV.  Drinkability is great from a flavor prospective, but the heavy carbonation makes a 750mL bomber a bit much as it sits in my stomach and makes me feel quite full.  Still, a treat on the tongue.  

O: Admittedly this is my first experience with the Flanders Oud Bruin style, and I am relatively new to the sours genre, but wow was I impressed by this.  I'm very glad this was recommended to me.  I would certainly buy this again and I look forward to trying more of the style.

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3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gold color and nearly clear. Mild head that leaves nearly no spots on the glass. Steady stream of minute bubbles continuously work upward.

Highly soured, smells very similar to a hard cider. Light alcohol in the background.

Mild start to the beer, but the swallow is explosive with a lot of sour apple and lemon flavors. The aftertaste is surprisingly short. The flavor is solidly like a soured apple cider. Good body and carbonation.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another wood-aged sour to taste, another brewer to sample. Cheers!

A: Wonderful presentation: a shining amber-golden body with a stark white, bubbly monster of a head above. Retention is just a thickened version of what was there before, and lacing is stringy and abundant.

S: Sour green apple and sweet lemon-lime flavors are mainly what characterize this nose, with a tart sensation of fresh berries interspersed within. It’s a bit soapy-smelling, but not in a bad way. Light, green grains, apple cider vinegar, fig, and just the slightest hint of wooden complexity.

T: Very strong tartness – it’s truly a puckering sourness. Best part is, though, that it’s fruity and natural-feeling, not overly lactic or thick; liquid green apple candy, you might say, with tones of cherries jubilee, blackberry jam, blackcurrant, and orange juice. And even with all that, there’s more than enough oak and grain to balance it out. The grains are pretty sweet, but earthy; tastes of cream cheese, sweet corn, sourdough bread, and young wheat bring a loveable tannic profile that matches the sours damn near perfectly. Oak here and there, but not like it was aged for twenty months (as the bottle says). The aftertaste is crisp and malty, with only a hint of sour citric acid hanging on, meaning this one is a sipper that I’ll never get tired of.

M: Best part of the brew, bar none; this is absolutely weightless in the mouth, foaming up like cappuccino cream on the tongue. So smooth, so incredibly drinkable, so perfectly carbonated.

O: A sour that truly kicks ass. I’d buy it by the gallon if I could – I doubt I’d ever get tired of it.

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3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: very light yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of egg shell white head that drops to a thin cap.

Smell: Lemons with a hint of yellow apples, oak, and cereal note, and grainy.

Taste: Mild sour lemon, some hay, corn husk, and oak. Finishes with mild lemon tartness that does not linger for very long. Its got a soap & gummy bear aftertaste that adds a weird sweet note that is hard to descern. I dont care much for aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied with moderate carbonation. really drinkable and well carbonated. Crisp, clean, little bit dry. at over 7% ABV it hidden well.

Overall: Nice beer just wasnt a fan of the aftertaste. Everything else with this beer was pretty solid.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 2,137 ratings.