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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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2,136 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 667
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 93
Gots: 252 | 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: 2,136 | Reviews: 667
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evan's pick from Premier Gourmet in Bufflo NY
Bottle into Founders snifter.

A- Slightly hazy yellow pour. Finger width white head that quickly deflates leaving a thin cap. Lacing is surprisingly nice.

S- Lemon and grape skins. Slight grass with a bit of tart and funk.

T- Starts off with a bit of funk and than smooths out a bit from the oak. Than a tart kick in the tongue with grape and lemon juice.

M- Prickly carbonation with mouth watering tartness.

O- I think Evan made a great choice. Hefty pricetag though at $4.97 a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy straw gold body, lots of bubbles,
2 finger pillow top,

S: fresh sour apple, mild spice, hint of yeast
hint of woodsy/oak

T: lemon, wood, yeast, with long sour apple pucker!

M: med/light, lively/bubbly on tongue,
dry finish

O: Different flavor experience (shockingly
refreshing); not my 1st
sour but limited experience.
Grab a bottle and
share it with others, it may
surprise yourself.


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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy honey color with almost two fingers of white head. Head has pretty good retention. Leaves only scant lacing.

S - Tart, with sour apple and a bit of vinegar, some wood notes, and earthy yeast.

T - Again, tart up front, though the earthy funk nicely complements the sour fruit and vinegar tastes. Some oak and a mild sweetness come in midway, though the finish is crisp, tart and dry with some wood notes.

M - Light crisp mouthfeel that finishes dry and earthy.

O - An enjoyable Oud Bruin, if not as good or complex as the best of the style. Still, I would have this again.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

You know when you ahve that relationship with your local liquor store? You know the one where you say, "Man I would love more sours here?" And a week later there are three sours like --BOOM-- right away? I love Stoney's. All ya'll reppin' the Eastside--10th and Emerson iz da spot.

Sorry about that. The beer pours a fantastic golden orange--an agressive fizzy white head remains a little longer than you'd expect.

Aroma is slightly lacking in the fact it's really subtle with the acidic sour notes. It's like a little white wine vinegar. Very grapey aroma and very sweet like honey.

The flavor is fantastic. Again, with the grape/apple flavors. It's the acidic yeasts taking a backseat to the orchard flavors here. Finishes really dry and astringent, in the best possible way.

Dry, fizzy mouthfeel, like a fine champagne. A little sticky and sweet--but very dry.

I really like it. It's dry and unrelenting, but balanced and somehow subtle in the flavor and aroma. Not a single thing bad with this one. Will be buying again, and soon.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle at about fridge temp poured into a snifter. BB 28/10/12.

pours out a nice deep golden color, just the slightest amount of sediment visible, mainly clear. a nice big, effervescent white head off the pour, 2-3 fingers worth. nice retention, leaving some nice sticky lace.

big bretty funk attacks the nostrils. barnyard, slightly musty, a hint of a cherry sourness. subtle notes of vinegar and footy funk, these come out more the more it warms.

very tart, full of lactic and barnyard funk. tart cherries, the slightest hint of vinegar. pretty intense sourness.

very effervescent, a nice strong carbonation and tart sourness come together to really attack the palate.

overall, a solid flanders that really showcases the sour, not so much the rich malt. a pale flanders, i like it. not really for the beginer sour drinker, i think most would be turned off. but intense sour and nice levels of funk make this a winner for me.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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