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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,771 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 66
Gots: 138 | 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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sweemzander

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-20-2013 17:42:43 | More by sweemzander
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-20-2013 12:25:20 | More by Scarflower
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

09-19-2013 12:35:19 | More by Herky21
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-19-2013 03:32:46 | More by BeerBucks
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-18-2013 21:43:29 | More by TickleMeTony
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magictacosinus

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-16-2013 18:45:10 | More by bluerabbit
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

09-16-2013 15:10:39 | More by acurtis
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

09-16-2013 13:51:17 | More by DeutschesBier
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Swedgin

California

4/5  rDev -2%

09-14-2013 07:44:24 | More by Swedgin
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Slkenned8

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

09-13-2013 19:06:28 | More by Slkenned8
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dgfool

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-13-2013 05:55:44 | More by dgfool
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

09-13-2013 00:45:56 | More by djrn2
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2013 02:35:52 | More by CB_Crowe
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FLima

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
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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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-11-2013 13:51:57 | More by kodt
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

09-11-2013 04:43:55 | More by BfloBrewHound
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2013 23:52:25 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Chad_M

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

09-10-2013 14:59:22 | More by Chad_M
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-08-2013 07:17:44 | More by muchloveforhops3
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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

09-07-2013 21:38:41 | More by tree777
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Soumya

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-06-2013 00:08:49 | More by Bushwood
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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