Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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2,027 Ratings

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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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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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4.7/5  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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of barczar
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden peach color with a half inch dense white head that dissipates slowly into a pool of foam, leaving thick lacing on half the glass.

Aroma is honey sweet background with tart fruit, green apple, grapefruit, sweettarts and oak dominating. A hint of phenol is evident. Wild yeast and barnyard funk surface later.

Flavor is sour throughout, somewhat lactic, with hints of vanilla and a fairly oaky backbone. The high alcohol content is well hidden. A vegetal flavor creeps in mid palate.

Body is medium to light with fairly high carbonation accentuated by the sourness of the beer as it lingers on the palate. Alcohol makes its presence felt in the warming finish. The dryness of the finish increases as the beer warms.

A decent brew, overall, but I was hoping for a bit more complexity. Definitely not a starter sour, but far from the most interesting.

Edit: had years later, and the aroma nowhere near matches the flavor, but it's a pretty potent sour character!

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kaips1
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A 750ml bottle with no visible dating. Poured into a brandy snifter.

Popped this lively corked and caged bottle with a bit of an expectation, that was met. On those its all funky, making me think it wouldn't be as sour as it is. The nose did not prepapre for the lock jaw sour from the beginning of the sip to well past the finish. I don't pick up any vanilla or even that much sweetness. This almost perfect the way it is. Its a very light gold in appearance with very minimal head, the clarity on this beer is amazing. The mouthfeel is full of vibrant acidity and carbonantion, it has a very dry finish and strong pucker. Overall this is a very well done beer and a very affordable price( $9 for 750ml). I can see this becoming a regular beer in my lineup.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mariposafan
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours clear and golden but with a minimal head that fades very quickly.

The aroma is very much tart fruit. It may look like honey but the aroma reminds me of tart cherries mixed with that honey along with some vanilla notes that I associate with oak.

Some of that same tart cherry flavor but there's more honey flavor than cherry and something that almost reminds me of green apples. Seriously tart! The vanilla notes from the oak are also strong here.

Medium to light body with very prickly carbonation.

This is my first 'sour' and I'm not sure it's really for me. It's not bad and it's certainly drinkable but it's maybe just a little bit too much on the sour side for my taste buds. It would probably be exceptional to me with just a touch more balancing sweetness.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light honey orange with a large 3 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a thin cap. Random chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is tart, sour, and funky with a slight metallic aroma. Taste is of sour/tart fruit up front with a malt aftertaste. This beer has a higher level of carbonation with a crisp and slightly acidic mouthfeel. Very bubbly but it works with the flavors. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice tart flavors but it's a bit pricey at $4.50 for less than 12 ounces.

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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