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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,716
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 62
Gots: 127 | 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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drebrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-11-2013 01:31:16 | More by drebrew
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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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Belgacafe

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-10-2013 16:42:24 | More by Belgacafe
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BigJamoke

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-09-2013 19:10:50 | More by BigJamoke
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Emilytowsley

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.9%

08-09-2013 05:24:27 | More by Emilytowsley
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-08-2013 02:27:50 | More by Lorihall1
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-07-2013 20:42:11 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Greels

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-07-2013 05:31:29 | More by Greels
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-06-2013 20:24:00 | More by DanGeo
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-06-2013 03:17:36 | More by Krakpoff
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justinp

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

08-06-2013 02:12:28 | More by justinp
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Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-05-2013 14:30:55 | More by Tittles
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ElijahRivera

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-05-2013 02:48:01 | More by ElijahRivera
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MighHighBrewer

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-05-2013 01:00:05 | More by MighHighBrewer
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2013 19:48:27 | More by nygannon
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HisBoyElroy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-03-2013 19:16:30 | More by HisBoyElroy
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pinnser

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-03-2013 16:49:40 | More by pinnser
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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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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-02-2013 23:55:21 | More by ridgeline23
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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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Geno206

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

08-02-2013 03:22:13 | More by Geno206
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beerist

Missouri

3/5  rDev -26.3%

08-02-2013 01:00:25 | More by beerist
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micropale

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

08-01-2013 20:18:40 | More by micropale
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-01-2013 13:32:27 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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I_heart_beer

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

08-01-2013 04:34:04 | More by I_heart_beer
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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