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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,750 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,750
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 64
Gots: 133 | FT: 5
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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julielynndubee

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 17:38:24 | More by julielynndubee
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With the utmost clean and lactic character possible, the sour pale ale of De Branandere launches with citrus, cellar and cork playing major roles.

Its bright golden austere seems harmless enough, perhaps anticipating pilsner flavor to the eye. But once the nose draws near, its tart acidity takes hold. Dry cider at first, then the waves of vinous white wine, corklike must, attic wood and the piquant tart bitterness of dried lime.

Across the middle, the short-lived bready sweetness loosens and seems to dissolve mid stream. What's left is tangy lemon, lime, crabapple and under-ripened berry. Glimmers of white wine vinegar come to mind as the beer dives into a quick finish.

And that's where the ale fleets the palate with abrupt dryness- clean, crisp and sudden. Far sooner than the palate would prefer, the taste evaporates in a whimsical cloud that overs above the tongue. Much of its wonderment is better appreciated in a wheaty, vinous aftertaste, full of oak tanning than it is in actual time.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 05:05:57 | More by BEERchitect
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-14-2014 03:14:31 | More by bret717
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a teku glass

A - It is golden in color and topped with a couple inches of off-white head.

S - The smell is tart and funky. It smells like I am cutting up a green apple in an old cellar.

T - The taste is immediately tart reiterating that green apple connection. Then there is the dank basement aspect that comes into play. I can taste a little light fruit notes.

M - Moderate with tingling carbonation.

O - This is an affordable and remarkable sour beer. It is a great example of the style. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 19:10:18 | More by buschbeer
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-12-2014 14:36:39 | More by Doomcifer
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miguellunarusso

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-12-2014 02:05:09 | More by miguellunarusso
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aarongia

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-12-2014 01:47:56 | More by aarongia
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themind

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-11-2014 22:50:51 | More by themind
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Ricklikesmibeer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-11-2014 16:16:48 | More by Ricklikesmibeer
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-11-2014 14:31:10 | More by Jmbbabson
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wmiracky

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

07-11-2014 00:09:11 | More by wmiracky
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-10-2014 17:11:26 | More by joemetric
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Highfire

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

07-10-2014 08:21:36 | More by Highfire
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slipperysoup

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-10-2014 06:14:03 | More by slipperysoup
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bastu

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-08-2014 07:02:57 | More by bastu
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BobbyDigitali

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2014 21:56:33 | More by BobbyDigitali
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-06-2014 16:40:08 | More by KAF
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KingdomBobcat

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-06-2014 14:56:48 | More by KingdomBobcat
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jeffaroo95

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-05-2014 19:57:36 | More by jeffaroo95
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BastardKing24

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a yellow golden with a slight white head that leaves some lacing.

Smell is of tart, sour white grapes, apricot, pineapple, pear, and peach. Not much malt in the nose, its mostly a pleasant acidic note.

Taste is much of the same with a nice lingering vinegar note, although lighter than some other sours. Lots of unripe fruit notes, reminds me of tasting fruit from my orchard prematurely. Sour grapes, a little honey on the backend, Pretty nice if you ask me.

Feel is on par with many great beers, I can't see how it can be improved really. Light on the tongue, and medium carb.

Overall this is much better than the Oude Bruin. I would say get this over the aformentioned.
Very nice sour with lots of puckering notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:54:02 | More by BastardKing24
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paulcdc

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-04-2014 01:21:14 | More by paulcdc
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tmaury

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-04-2014 01:19:22 | More by tmaury
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jsherlock

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-03-2014 20:35:24 | More by jsherlock
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nleaders

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-02-2014 23:20:15 | More by nleaders
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lordofstarside

Nevada

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

25oz bomber to a snifter

Pours a pale gold with two fingers of white foam. Moderate carbonation lacing from the sides, not bad retention or lacing

Smells...sour. Strong tart white grapes and apple, some lemon, heavy oak, a strong blast of Belgian funk, some pale malt, and a touch of alcohol

Taste follows the nose pretty well. Strong upfront sour fruits- apple, grape, lemon, and a bit of cherry. Yeast and malts follow, a blast of funk along with a pale bready malt. Finishes with hints of oak and a touch of alcohol

Feel is face twisting sour, definitely 'high' on the scale. Dry finish, alcohol hidden well, not very bitter. Easy to sip

Overall my go to sour. Always delivers and always available at a decent price. A little skunkiness with this bottle I haven't had on the others. Been sitting on the shelf a little too long

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 05:42:27 | More by lordofstarside
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.