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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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2,103 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,103
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 93
Gots: 238 | FT: 4
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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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I always wondered what beer took to get a 5 in appearance and this is it. A smooth amber orange sunset color which a whispy head. Few bubbles make it an elegant looking beverage.

S: I gotta give it a 5 here as well. Sour orange lemon. sweet. Some cinnamon to it, a little spice. Blends very well.

T: Truely a strange one. Super sour then fades to some fruit then some oaky bitterness. The alcohol hits at the end and it really takes away from the beer. The other flavors really are more fruity and light and the alcohol cuts through in a way that makes it rather overwhelming.

M: Sits a little sour but certainly bareable. Not bad.

Overall very nice. The high alcohol really takes away from a otherwise near perfect beer. The oak is a little odd. It has some complimentary notes but is also a little off. Overall a rather nice beer.

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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

Picked up a 330 mL bottle of Petrus Aged Pale from Craft Beer Cellar. Enjoyed this bottle in my Dogfish Head snifter, the perfect glass for such an aromatic sour ale. This is my first Oud Bruin, so I'm excited to see how it compares to other sour styles I've tasted, like Berliner Weiss and Flanders Sour Red Ale.

Appearance (4.5/5): The beer pours an off-white head of about one and a half inches. It has a slightly cloudy amber color. Lots of bubbles can be seen rising to the surface, which is now covered only by a thin layer of foam.

Smell (4.5/5): Great tart aroma on this beer. The best approximation I can make is sour black cherries and green apple. You can also smell some woody notes in the nose from the barrel-aging. Excellent complexity.

Taste (4.5/5): The taste is of apricots, tart plums, green apples, and cherries with some woody tones and a little grain in the finish. The sourness is not exactly puckering; there's a subdued sweetness that nicely balances up against that sourness. Really exceptional balance and complexity in the flavor, as in the aroma. Has a refreshing quality.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): Vigorous carbonation combined with the tart flavor gives Petrus Aged Pale a slightly prickly mouthfeel. It's moderate astringence and prickliness makes this a relatively interesting beer to sip on. Drinkability is high, but don't slam this beer! Savor every last nuance.

Overall (4.5/5): Petrus Aged Pale is simply an excellent sour ale. I was not sure how it would distinguish itself from a Flanders Red like Rodenbach Grand Cru. Most notably, Aged Pale has a lot less of the red wine-like character Rodenbach possesses. It separates itself with its evident wood notes and tart fruit flavors, matched with an excellent effervescence. Go out and buy this beer.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish snifter

A- pours a crystal clear light orange with a one finger pure white head. Looks absolutely gorgeous!

S- a very light vinegary aroma comes out of this one...just the right amount to tickle my nostrils without driving me away

T- there's actually a nice sweetness in the beginning, with a light bit of citrus. The finish is crisp and tart, but not overwhelmingly sour. Quite tasty

M- body is rather on the thin side

O- would it be out of bounds for me to say this reminds me of a good, tart cider? Because it does, in color, aroma, and flavor. Excellent beer, and at five bucks a bottle (at a Philly bottle shop, nonetheless), it's affordable too

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had again and have changed my view. It is a good. classic sour. Smooth, with an apple and bitter hop taste. Flavorful, but when done well, it's not over the top.

A. Clear straw gold color with a nice bubbly white head. A few bubbles sprinkled throughout.

S. Extremely strong alcohol, wheat and malt scent to it.

T. Extremely strong alcohol taste. Extremely sweet. Puckeringly sweet. Lemon over the top. Citrus. Taste more like a cider; I have no idea where the pale ale comes from.

M. Very tart.

O. This is a nice summer morning beer. Almost like a mimosa. The lemon is very strong. No more than a 6 oz pour is necessary, else it's simply too much. Has some good qualities, but only in moderation.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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