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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,756 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,756
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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Joost


1.18/5  rDev -71%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

By far the most disgusting stuff I have ever tasted. I am a huge beer lover but even Roseanne Barr's urine is more tasty.

Bought this is a pub in Lyon, France. Hoping this new beer was going to be good. But it almost made me puke. I love Krriek beer and Rochefort 10. This, however... was crap

Do not buy this

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:04:48 | More by Joost
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden, with a medium head of fine white bubbles. Thin lace.

Nose is tangy and sour, with indications of fruit, green apple, and a lactic, yeasty character. Nice.

Taste is nicely soured, with green apple tones most prominent. I get no trace of the oak barrels that this was aged in. Instead, it's a wild and tangy tart fruit vibe with a slight warming finish. A delicious treat.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 20:05:51 | More by secondtooth
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jeffeljefe

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-18-2013 06:06:56 | More by jeffeljefe
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bismarksays

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-16-2013 06:05:59 | More by bismarksays
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

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

330mL bottle, with a code of "41025" but I'm not sure what that means.

crystal clear golden straw color, with off-white head. it leave decent lacing as I drink. aroma is tart, sour, a little funky, but not fruity like some other sour beers. taste is quite sour, lemony, citrus bite. finishes dry though, refreshing. thin body, higher bright bubbly carbonation. works.

overall- nice, different beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:23:37 | More by jmdrpi
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-16-2013 02:50:13 | More by Dweedlebug
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-15-2013 23:03:26 | More by Unchi
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garfscores

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -14%

01-15-2013 17:41:01 | More by garfscores
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bklynj

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-15-2013 00:44:11 | More by bklynj
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-14-2013 18:38:20 | More by beerdhabelly
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CloudStrife

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: pours a clear light golden with a 1 finger white head that is quick to dissipate. Lots of visible carbonation in the body. No real lacing.

S: Great funkiness to this brew. Sour and tartness on a fruity level. Very refreshing aspect to it entices you to take a sip. Almost a grape/wine like characteristic on the smell.

T: Amazing taste going on with this brew. Strong funkiness, sour fruits, tart and dry alcohol. Love how the focus is on the sour and not as much the fruits.

M: Light body with very good carbonation. The sour aspect makes it very dry and extremely drinkable.

Overall a simply amazing sour that tops the scale in my opinion. Very light and easy drinking yet highly flavorful and packs a good wallop. A must try for any sour nut.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 01:41:28 | More by CloudStrife
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evilkorova

Washington

5/5  rDev +22.9%

01-14-2013 01:26:14 | More by evilkorova
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henrysunset

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This I'd an excellent beer. It drinks like a sour cider.

appearance is very well filtered, a golden clean color.

smell Is pear, apple, tart and inviting.

taste is great, sweet, then tart, with a smooth lingering tart and oaky flavor.

mouthfeel is smooth and full, drinkabilitybis very high. A truly great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 02:46:22 | More by henrysunset
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

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

Presentation: 750 mL poured into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice white, light two finger head that recedes into a lacing around the edge of the glass. Deep yellow in color and very clear.

Aroma: Green apple, banana, and a touch of tart lemon. Some barnyard funk is present as well. Not overly sour at all but there is certainly a level of tartness.

Taste: Lemon, some wild yeast and green apple all take the forefront with some white wine sweetness in the background to balance the tartness. Not overly complex but tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and easy to drink. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall, a really affordable and light sour that offers a lot of flavor. Nothing about it stands out particularly and it is definitely not that complex. Really nice starter sour with some nice flavors. Would drink again, but not really that memorable.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:57:06 | More by Gosox8787
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-10-2013 20:31:29 | More by GeoCait
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Jeckel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-09-2013 01:54:39 | More by Jeckel
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

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

A-Pours a deep honey color. Perfectly clear. Head is big and thick. Creamy consistency. Head likes to stick together and leaves a minimal lacing dowry.

S-Smells tart. Much more tart than the Petrus Flanders. Tart apples, tart pears and just pure tartness. Lighter notes of oak.

T-Tart pale fruits. Actually quite tasty. Like biting into a crab-apple. The sourness is accentuated by fruit. Oak and wood hover over the predominant flavors.

M-Looks softer than it drinks. Tons of bubbles. Dry and puckering. Medium bodied.

O/D-I sat looking at their Petrus Oud Bruin and this beer side by side in the store. I picked the Petrus Oud Bruin before this...bad choice bro! This is a far superior brew. Sour, complex and relatively easy on the wallet. ..wait this is the same style of beer as their Oud Brune? This one is better, guy.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:26:13 | More by VelvetExtract
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BuddhaBrews

Texas

2/5  rDev -50.9%

01-08-2013 18:31:50 | More by BuddhaBrews
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nikbullet

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2013 15:10:50 | More by nikbullet
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, corked and caged. No freshness or bottling date found.

A- Pours highly carbonated and active with an immediate mid to large head forming. Head retention is good, and it lasts a little while, finishing as a thin layer of lace on top. Pure gold in color. Only slight darker than a macro, but slightly hazy. Continuous stream of bubbles to the top.

S- Tart and strong. My first reaction to this scent was that my mouth immediately watered at the sour taste to come. Pungent fruitiness is prominent with maybe a hint of cherry, but mostly a slightly acidic sour note.

T- Flavors here are dead on what the scent previewed. The sour profile is hard to describe, but of moderate strength. The sour flavor is a cross between tart and slightly funky. Starts with somewhat fruity sour notes, but then right to an acidic sour flavor. Towards the end you can pick up slight hints of the barrel. Barrel flavor is most evident in a drier finish that had a slight spicy note.

M- For the style, this is spot on. I can't think of a better feel and texture for this style of beer. Highly carbonated, light on the palate, yet the body still supports the sourness of the beer. No detectable alcohol, and the level of sour doesn't destroy your palate.

Overall, this is THE champagne of beer. I know High Life claims that, but this looks and feels like a champagne to me, while maintaining a superior beer flavor. This will most likely become a staple of my fridge as an affordable shower. Simply delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:44:43 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Tiernan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-07-2013 05:54:50 | More by Tiernan
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TcDub

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

01-05-2013 23:39:16 | More by TcDub
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davelag

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2013 06:49:52 | More by davelag
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-05-2013 06:03:08 | More by SDG1070
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-03-2013 20:48:15 | More by DangerDawg
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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