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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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1,571 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1571
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%


Brewed by:
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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.

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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle, coded 41162 (??), poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass today, 10/30/2013.

Review #262.

Pours an especially pale straw-copper body forming a decent 1cm white head that disappears fairly quickly. Looks rather effervescent with bubbles rising to the surface, otherwise placid. Not much lacing nor collar to be seen.

Tons of green apple skin tartness in the nose. A good bit of vinegar acidity, touch of earthy funk. But honestly not much else going on here.

Flavour does not taste quite like an Oud Bruin. The grape/green apple tartness is very pronounced. Some acidity is there, but its not exactly teeth-rotting. End of the palate is pretty heavy on the oak and vinegar.

Incredibly drying beer. My mouth is really dry and craving more of this lighter bodied brew. Very well carbonated. Aftertaste is mostly tartness and vinegary acidity with some wood.

Solid blonde sour, not too complex, nothing special. Its certainly not an Oud Bruin in my opinion. Good gateway sour, but its not something I'd lose my mind over.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 04:21:13 | More by Stevedore
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deschutes_fan

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

- Pours a golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a cm of foam.

- Smells of lemon and sour grapes.

- Taste is tart lemon up front with sour grapes and oak. Sourness doesn't linger and the finish is very mild, slightly dry. The finish is refreshing, however, this beer is not complex or multilayered.

-Overall a very decent sour. It is able to satisfy a sour craving, but does lack complexity. This is a great introductory sour as there is nothing too offense or bold or funky. Also, it is readily available and affordable at $4/bottle, I like to keep a few of these around for a refreshing weeknight delight.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 02:41:40 | More by deschutes_fan
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 750 ml bottle with a date of 07-05-15. Started at 50 degrees.

A - Golden and clear with a moderate head of large bubbles that dissipates quickly leaving a small dusting of foam.

S - Very woody at first and maybe a little cardboard. It gets better as it warms. The wood seems to fade and other aspects emerge.

T - Minimal sour/tart. I expected more. Fruity with some wood and alcohol. The wood and sour notes come out more as it warms.

M - Light and airy with a moderately high carbonation.

O - I didn't like it off the bat but it got better as it sat in the glass and warmed up even more. But I still didn't love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 11:24:50 | More by GJ40
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Petrus pours a primarily clear golden color, with some hints of bronze. There's a thin ring of pure white sitting on top. The aroma was an excellent bouquet of floral and fruit scents, with a slight suggestion of funky yeast as well. The taste revealed the benefits of aging with a pleasant earthiness, and a tasty cider sourness. Very tart and wine-like. Moderate body with a dry mouth feel. I would have loved to have a nice cheese plate with this... maybe next time. Order this when you can fully appreciate it's delicate beauty... this is one fine sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 10:06:05 | More by Neorebel
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magictacosinus

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Broken from the Sour Power pack I split with someone a while back... So far, it was disappointing, but I had this recently and enjoyed it. Re-drinking it and reviewing it live. Poured out of a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a normal looking pale amber color seen in various generic Belgian ales, except this was a little bit less golden and more on the orange-amber side (no doubt due to the oak). Pours a modest head about 2 fingers high even when poured aggressively, which soon settles down leaving behind a ring and minimal lacing. Not much carbonation overall, and indeed, the appearance is rather vinous. Looks calm and serene, with glowing elements I enjoy in sours. I fail to see how this could be classified as an Oud Bruin, but I suppose it was - before the funky stuff came into play, that is.

Has a terrifically damp and musty profile right at the front of the nose, with strong notes of musty stone or brick (that which you would find in an old building - one perfect for making these beers!) as well as vinous and stone fruit notes. Notes of tart white grapes (reminds me of a Chenin Blanc), as well as dried raisins, apricots, green melon, and green apple peel are in this - juicy, fresh, plump lemons pretty much are explosive overall. The oak is present, providing a bit of vanilla and baking spices, maybe some nuttiness, but the funky fruit and yeasty characteristics are very prominent here. Very unique and excellent stuff.

There's an immediate tart flavor that immediately strikes the senses, in a super puckering and soured sensation that becomes more satisfying the longer that this is consumed. Notes of sour apricots, tart white grapes, soured peaches, under-ripe melon, and intense lemon peel are very present, juicy, and flavorful. There's a floral finish, with notes of orange blossom. At the end, there's a bit of the sweetened yet dank flavor of oak, that is slightly woody and filled with notes honey and vanilla. However, this overall proves to be pretty musty and tart through and through, and the fruit profile is terrific overall. To add to the juicy flavor there's a creamy feel and decently carbonated profile to this. The lactic strain, however, is intense, and sticks with you even hours after consumption. There's a bit of a burning sensation from the relatively high ABV at the finish, but otherwise, it's well hidden. A complex but easily enjoyable beer for sour fans.

Excellent stuff - perhaps the best offering from this brewery. Despite not seeming too bottle-conditioned, I feel this would develop very well in the bottle over time. It's interesting to see a Belgian pale turned upside down and becoming a refreshing and complex offering as a sour beer. The oak and yeast are the stars here, but that Belgian sweetness (which can get grating) is far different here, and resembling actual off-dry fruit rather than something more mundane. Recommended, but don't go out of your way to get the Sour Power pack just to get 2 bottles. At $4 a bottle elsewhere, however, this is a good bargain indeed.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 02:57:00 | More by magictacosinus
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FLima

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Golden color with a one finger head with low retention. Tiny apparent bubbles feeding a constant thin lace.
Intense aroma of wine and vinegar with hints of wood and leather.
Initial difficult to describe the flavor as a whole, just loved it, let me see if breaking this down to better understand what just happened here. Flavor of fresh lemon, acid green apples, white grapes or even a non-sweet Chardonnay, some biscuit and Yakult, and finishing with spices. Dry aftertaste with a lingering acid sensation.
Light to medium body with sparkling wine carbonation. 7.3% abv is shy against its sourness.
I had an extraordinary sensation on my tongue on my first sip, although my brain noticed it was different than previous sour experiences, it gave me a positive message: good stuff, go for it! Very tart and original.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 21:20:10 | More by FLima
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millionsuns

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In the land of sours, there are kings and queens and jesters and serfs. This one would be the hardworking blacksmith's apprentice who's actually the bastard son of the king.

In other words, it's not going to get all of the attention. It's going to keep working hard making horseshoes for the commoners. In sour terms, it's (relatively) cheap, (relatively) ubiquitous, and damn delicious.

And when you don't care to drain an entire 750ml sour, you can grab one of these and pour it throughout an evening from a 12oz bottle for four or five bucks.

A: Pale, as the label says. When poured into a five ounce glass, carbonation is minimal, lacing is also minimal after a half inch head dissipates. It sits there like a bale of hay waiting for the nearest cow. Sheds an appropriate scent for that metaphor. When the glass is placed next to the bottle, it shares the same gradation of yellowish-orange as the darker sections of the label. Does not resemble any Flanders oud bruin you've had previously.

S: Bale of hay in late summer with a tart tinge of fermentation deep within the bale. Also a bit of leather from an old baseball lost in the bale since May. Let's dive in.

T: What you're looking for in a sour: barnyard, tiny bit of balsamic vinegar, even a bit of reduced butter. The five ounce glass will disappear sooner than you think. Overtones of apples and pears a week after having fallen into dry grass.

M: Similar to the appearance of the carbonation in the glass, it's minimal on the tongue. But it coats your palate with the aforementioned butter reduction and reveals layers of carbonated action beneath. Complex and invigorating.

I keep a four pack of these on hand for every occasion. Usually the occasion is that it's after six o'clock and I'm celebrating the existence of beer in general, and this wondrous beer specifically.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 14:08:13 | More by millionsuns
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seand

California

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy light orange-ish amber with a fair amount of light white head. Just a ring around the glass and a bit of surface film retains, which is enough to leave a good amount of lacing.

S: Light yeast, sour fruit, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Sour and sweet fruit from the start through the aftertaste. Nice complexity and great tartness on the finish.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a very nice sour. Worth a try if the style appeals to you.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 02:09:05 | More by seand
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City out of a small Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a shiny golden translucent color with blonde highlights and some patches of darker brass. Head is bright white and two fingers thick, consisting of extremely fine bubbles with just a few larger bubbles smattered throughout. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving a opaque curtains of lacing coating the sides of the glass.

Smell - Very enticing, with the dominant aroma of Granny Smith and pineapple along with notes of wet hay, a little bit of barnyard funk, fresh lemon and some acidic vinegary characteristics. Some faint astringency that ends up providing a kick without ruining the smell. Actually, I like the sinus-clearing aspect of it.

Taste - A lot of similar profiles to the smell, with more green apple, now with some Anjou pear and now I get some oak and other elements of fragrant wood on the finish. Reminiscent of chardonnay with some characteristics of tannin.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with aggressive carbonation and a very dry finish that almost leaves you grasping for a glass of water... or another sip of delicious beer.

Overall, a very tasty beer that's lighter in character than most oud bruins that I've had the pleasure to sample. It makes it a little more refreshing, but also a little bit one-note in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2013 03:58:13 | More by LambicPentameter
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ChristopherTenore

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A) Dark Mahogany color with a thin dark cola colored Head

S) Tart and acidic with undertones of dark woods. hints of sour fruits are in the nose like peaches.

T) acidity and tartness are the main components as the beer starts. It finishes with a sour apple like flavor. before that however the tart fades away to a more toasted malt flavor that is warming and there are slight hop undertones as well.

MF) light and acidic, drying and bubbly

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 23:57:18 | More by ChristopherTenore
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kagent777

Utah

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle purchased during my recent trip to Vegas. I poured this one into my beer goblet after warming for a few minutes from the fridge.

Appearance: A nice crystal clear golden straw with lots of effervescence. A short white head with loads of tiny bubbles.

Smell: Much bigger than the color suggests. Boozy, or at least aromas that are associated with boozy. Oak and light malts, no hops are noticeable.

Taste: A surprisingly dry tart taste. Lemony in it's puckering ability. A touch acidic, all the while being very smooth. Each sips begs you to drink the next sip. There is a cracker character to the malt component. The little hops are simply for very light bittering. The finish is pretty strong and lasts for a while.

Mouthfeel: The body is light but not watery. The intense flavors easily coat the palate. The carbonation is high and spritzy.

Overall: A curveball of a beer. Very interesting and unexpected, I will be on the lookout for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:52:53 | More by kagent777
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n2185

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Belgian candy sugar and sweet breads up front before a hefty kick of sour and tart fruits, Champagne, sour apples, and oak.

T: huge sourness and tartness here. Sour apples, tart cherries and raspberries, lemons, and limes. Oak and Belgian candy notes underneath. The finish is tart and clean.

M: light body with medium carbonation, this beer is dry and very drinkable.

O: despite not looking like much, this is one of the tastiest and easily accessible sours out there. Super tart and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2013 00:26:28 | More by n2185
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RaulMondesi

California

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Raul is going to call this the "windex" beer because it is just so damn clean. Now, this is not the best; Raul is not gonna say that this is the "end all be all;" but like Candice Swanapaol washing her windows... Yep!

It's clean, it's smooth, it's tart... What else is there to ask for?


Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 04:13:02 | More by RaulMondesi
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wertperch

California

3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As I am just rediscovering sour beers, and given my love for the pales of this world, it was natural that I try this one.

On draught at the Davis Beer Shoppe, it came with a strong recommendation, one that was more than justified. Crystal-clear pale amber with a thick head and a strong sour nose, it is remarkably smooth, which was quite a surprise. The sour is very much in the forefront, but the slightly hoppy finish is a bit of a surprise.

It turns out that the ten-ounce pour was just right for me. Enough is as good as a feast, as they say.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2013 02:59:49 | More by wertperch
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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a wine taster. The color is clear light golden. There isn't much of a head; and what is there doesn't last long. Love the color; bummer about the head.

The aroma is full of apple with a hint of grapes. Very nice aroma here.

The taste is mostly clean tartness with a hint of sweet vinegar in the finish.

This is medium to full bodied. The carbonation is soft.

I like this one alright and I'd happily drink it again to satiate my wild ale thirst.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 23:44:06 | More by andrewinski1
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kojevergas

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up this classic for $3.99 USD at my local bottle shop. "Aged Pale. Ale aged in oak casks." Self-identifies as a "golden blond ale." 7.30% ABV confirmed. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with appealing label art and branded pry-off cap served into a flared stem-snifer/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given its reputation as a staple sour.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5-2 finger wide head of white colour. Nice thickness. Slight creaminess. Fairly soft complexion. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty decent - about 4-5 minutes.

Body colour is a semitransparent translucent yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Rather pale for the style. Appealing. No flaws are overt.

Sm: Heavy lactobacillus yeast/bacteria. Great tartness. Redolent of peach, apricot, and maybe tart green apples. Clean malts and barley. Some graininess. Light oak. Really appealing; the tartness is a definite highlight. Any hopping is subtle and floral in character. Sourness is at the forefront here, as it should be. Acidity is obvious. Ripe, young, and appealing. A fairly strong aroma.

I don't detect any alcohol.

T: Nice tartness throughout. Crystal malt, clean malts, and barley comprise the unobtrusive foundation. Nice fruity notes of crabapple, light lemon esters, peach, and white cherry. Somewhat cidery. Sourness is prounounced but not overbearing; lactobacillus yeast is obvious. The oak is quite restrained but helps guide the beer. It's not quite gestalt, the balance is quite good - though admittedly, it's a pretty simple build for the style. Complementary floral hop character. Apple skin/fruit skin. Maybe even white cherry skin. Lightly tanic. Some subtlety is present here. Well executed for a simple basic sour. Well layered and put together. I quite like it.

Flavour duration is above average. Flavour intensity is somewhat high. Depth of flavour is average at best.

No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Acidic, smooth, wet, crisp, and refreshing. Slight overcarbonation, but it's forgivable. Good presence on the palate. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Spritzy and effervescent.

Dr: A very drinkable sour for a rather fair price as an import. A great introductory beer for newcomers to sours, but it can't hold its own with more complex, refined beers in the style. I'll definitely be returning to this one regularly, and it earns its reputation as a staple sour. Quality stuff for the price; I'd probably recommend it to friends. Hard to find much wrong with it, but there's definite room for improvement. I do want more complexity and more of an oak presence, for example. A solid brew from Bavik, if one that uses lacto as something of a crutch. But if you're going to use a crutch, it may as well be lacto. I'm having this stuff.

Lowish B

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:48:41 | More by kojevergas
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours Medium clear gold with a nice white foam head. Some retention that leaves splashes of lace as you sip.

Tart acidic notes up front, with some bready aromas, wood too.

Big tart punch in the mouth, with lots of acid. Malt comes up a bit, with some aged woody flavors and some sweet grain and bread. But sour is sour, and any variant on the palate is pushed aside by the tart element -- and this is fine by me. Mild bitter grain husk back there somewhere as well.

Acid bite and a good tingle on the tongue.

Great beer. Far from being a bruin, but essentially a pale sour. I liked this alot.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:57:15 | More by OtherShoe2
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a 1finger soapy had that has decent retention

Nose has some acidic grape like notes that are plesent. Is slightly hard to pick out any malt or hops.

Taste is great. more grape like acidity comes forward in the taste playing nicely with a malty sweetness. Taste is similar to a sweet white wine but better.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Light body with a slight amount of sour stickiness that leaves this very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 20:33:22 | More by Fcolle2
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-clear pale yellow color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-lemon, bread, yeast, hint of pepper

T-toasted grain, lemon, yeasty funk, slight balancing sweetness, apple cider vinegar

F-medium body with nice lively carbonation, crisp and nice tart

O- a well- done sour ale, readily available and enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 02:56:18 | More by MDDMD
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alk3kenny

Georgia

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear nice color not a lot of head but smells sour and amazing... tart tart tart smell can't wait to taste this. mmm mmm makes my mouth pucker but damn that's cleansing and refreshing. A nice palate cleanser after something that might wreck your palate. Learning more about the sour style and loving every min of it. Let's drink more!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2013 01:55:48 | More by alk3kenny
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.2oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow, sparkling almost champagne like with a small white head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, biscuit malt with ripe fruity notes. Taste is mildly tart and sour with some Belgian yeast, has a kind of sour fruit slightly vinegary white wine. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation and sweet tart sourness on the tongue. Finish same as taste with some faint notes of malt on the end gives it slight balance. Overall a bit on the sour side yet a drinkable brew none the less.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 19:21:54 | More by Samp01
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Bigby's Pour House.

Finally getting to try this old acquaintance from back east once again. It pours a clear lemon-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises tart lemon zest, a pinch of coriander, and some rather light and demure cracked wheat. The taste brings in more of the same, with the even tarter lemon dominating all else in a pleasant WarHeads type of way. The body is a rather light medium, with a light carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a tasty sour treat, something you don't necessarily come across every day, but something you wouldn't mind indulging in that often.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 03:09:22 | More by TMoney2591
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a cervoise.

A: Pours a murky gold with a soft white head.

S: White wine vinegar acetic notes, lemony, floral, mildly sweet pale malt, coconut.

T: Mineral, moderate acetic acid, vague vanilla, pineapple, somewhat vinous, apple skin, slight oak, a bit funky.

M: Light-bodied with active carbonation.

O: A nice acetic-focused pale ale. Hits the spot when I'm in the mood.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 21:25:39 | More by Etan
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip, the beer is an extremely bright, straw gold coloring with a thin, filmy white head that starts around half an inch, but settles into a ring on the surface. Aromas are tart and sweet, robust and forward, with notes of apple, toasted grains, and subtle woody highlights. Mouth watering nose. Flavors are bold and tart, with an underlying roasted character, almost char-like. Toasty grain/bread notes noticeable initially, but they are quickly swallowed up by the sour characteristics, with a tangy sweetness that keeps the drinkability high. The aftertaste is more of the woody and char characteristics, but with a solid ribbon of tart still present. Clean, smooth finish with a slight puckering. Very drinkable throughout. Solid brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 23:07:05 | More by GarthDanielson
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 41354. Sampled on June 22, 2013.

It looks wonderful with decent pale yellow/golden color and a small head that lingers for a moment but eventually fades away.

The aroma is sour, hoppy, and biscuity. The sour character takes center stage.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is most definitely a sour ale. Alcohol is well integrated, Don't try to sugar-coat it or anything it will come up just the same. So as far as sour ales go this really meets or exceeds to style. It really is not my favorite style so it is difficult to review. Sour ale fans will like this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 21:58:09 | More by puboflyons
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