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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,991 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,991
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 78
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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Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled purchased at The Beer Mongers PDX upon recommendation of goodbyeohio, poured into HOTD tulip, 2.4.12.

One finger white head, pretty quick dissipation resulting in thin broken layer with ring around edge of glass, opening resulted in numerous streams of uprising carbonation that quickly subsided resulting in medium amber hazy body and several streams rising up near sides of glass. IMO a bit light colorwise for style, not sure this fits into Oud Bruin category, more of a gone to funk Belgian Pale. Funky nose, certainly indicative of the sourness to come.a bit of light horseblanket and some grassiness. Taste is sour forward balanced by some tartness on the backend, peach sweet tarts, floral hops on the back end. . Mouthfeel a bit on the light side, thinnish, decent effervescence, finsih is not too astringent. Interesting, wonder how this would stand up to some cellaring. Interesting, but certainly not for the sour mewbie, pretty aggressive sour-wise.

jdense, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of Acoke
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Acoke, Feb 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

THECPJ, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

csustar001, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Texasfan549, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of B33R501
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

B33R501, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Philousa
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Philousa, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

adrock7309, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ralphs66, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of callmemickey
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

callmemickey, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

druptight, Jan 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

MisterGrizz, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

tatums1984, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of CTAID
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

CTAID, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

spkissane, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

SpillyBeers, Jan 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

bigoten13, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of brewdenver
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

brewdenver, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

throwback, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

uziangis, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

imperialking, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of PourPastaSour
5/5  rDev +22.5%

PourPastaSour, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

JSkone09, Jan 07, 2012
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
92 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.