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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:
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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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001)
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Soumya

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-06-2013 04:11:18 | More by Soumya
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randysandals

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

09-06-2013 02:35:14 | More by randysandals
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-06-2013 00:19:33 | More by Sparky44
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Bushwood

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

09-06-2013 00:08:49 | More by Bushwood
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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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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-05-2013 03:14:55 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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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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DLucky

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-04-2013 18:38:08 | More by DLucky
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caseyjacks

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

09-02-2013 23:25:33 | More by caseyjacks
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Beerrenda

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-02-2013 20:55:11 | More by Beerrenda
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-02-2013 00:48:24 | More by Gregwa
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-01-2013 03:15:18 | More by Gatordaddy
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-31-2013 21:14:53 | More by CWhite
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-31-2013 13:38:21 | More by dllman25
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-30-2013 05:25:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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RocksteadyRye

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-30-2013 03:30:33 | More by RocksteadyRye
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Slipmthgoose

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-29-2013 07:30:26 | More by Slipmthgoose
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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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Ysgard

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-27-2013 20:58:44 | More by Ysgard
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Chirpie

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-27-2013 20:45:04 | More by Chirpie
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hayesjw

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-27-2013 08:12:50 | More by hayesjw
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-26-2013 03:03:17 | More by jmccullough108
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kguard

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-24-2013 16:08:18 | More by kguard
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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