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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:
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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DaleMcMutt

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-17-2012 15:22:21 | More by DaleMcMutt
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MattGeleske


4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-16-2012 19:40:09 | More by MattGeleske
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sapper1252


4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Champagne mouthfeel everyone keeps mentioning is VERY evident. Lacked a real malt character though. Quite sour, but in a pleasant way. Lots of sour fruit: apples, cherries, bananas. Some clove also evident. Great Brett/pedio nose. Can't beat the price either. If you're just starting out with sour beers, this is a great one to check out.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 01:10:44 | More by sapper1252
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gshak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-14-2012 22:36:32 | More by gshak
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottle code 40266. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fluffy white head with nice retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass; good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge sour cherry, apple, lemon zest, hay, grass, earth, pepper, clove, light vinegar, leather, funk, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of tart green apple, lemon zest, cherry, earth, hay, grass, funk, pepper, oak, light vinegar, and yeast spiciness. Good amount of tartness present on the finish; with lingering notes of tart light fruits, hay, grass, earth, pepper, funk, vinegar, oak, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Excellent balance and complexity of flavors; nice tartness/sweetness balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a crisp and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent sour ale! Great balance and complexity of flavors; very smooth and crisp to drink. Highly enjoyable offering I will definitely have again.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 04:57:53 | More by superspak
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-11-2012 01:23:46 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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skholbrook1982

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

11-10-2012 16:52:25 | More by skholbrook1982
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bmur112

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-08-2012 18:11:45 | More by bmur112
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Zach136

Georgia

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

A - 4.25 straw yellow, minimal head and lacing like most sour ales

S - 4.5 Bottle top sour candies and a light grass and funk in the back

T - 4.25 , refreshing light tartness with hints of oak and vanilla

M - 4.25 Drying and crisp

O - 4.25 One of my favorite sours and an awesome example of creativity in traditional styles

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 00:19:59 | More by Zach136
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TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-06-2012 20:26:16 | More by TheNakedStiletto
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dwhitey517


4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-06-2012 05:11:51 | More by dwhitey517
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-06-2012 04:21:27 | More by tripledbrew
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rowyn

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-05-2012 00:18:45 | More by rowyn
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-04-2012 03:38:34 | More by KVNBGRY
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bkrbdan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2012 05:51:38 | More by bkrbdan
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dking1525

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-31-2012 23:40:08 | More by dking1525
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dunix

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-29-2012 14:54:32 | More by dunix
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PacNWDad

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz glass into a goblet. The pour is lively, with plenty of carbonation, almost champagne-like. Aroma is of unripe fruits, cherry, apple, some grape. Not much in the aroma in terms of the oak casks, although I did get some vanilla in there. Taste is quite sour, particularly on the front end. Some more balanced sweetness comes out in the finish. Light mouthfeel, really like a sparkling wine almost. Overall, I really enjoyed it!

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 23:30:48 | More by PacNWDad
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cfrobrew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-26-2012 15:51:04 | More by cfrobrew
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TheBigLebrewski

Michigan

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My highest rated beer yet.

The color is the sunshine glinting off the wedding ring the girl you grew up next to gave you, as the sunrise peaks through the open windows facing out from your castle tower honeymoon suite onto a secluded cove on an unnamed island. The head is the exact color of that beautiful godly frosting that comes with toaster strudels and somehow looks even more enticing.

The smell is confusing in the way the first time a girl grabbed your junk but didn't do anything else with it sort of way. Kinda like... I feel like we could think of something better to do with this, and do it now.

I don't want to talk about how it tasted. My goddamn earlobes are exuberant, and my toenails are tingling.

Imagine a naked, blonde masseuse covered in olive oil and carrying a golden harp is alternating between singing and rubbing herself all over you. Now imagine tiny ones are chilling on each of your taste buds. Such is the mouthfeel.

It's worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 07:13:19 | More by TheBigLebrewski
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pathead

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2012 22:32:26 | More by pathead
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wedge

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Busy Bee

Clear golden color with some scant wisps of cream above. Acidic, sour fruity aromas...notes of apple, grape, citrus, and some of that barnyard funk. Flavors of sour, tart fruit met with a gentle sweetness, lactic acid, grape, cherry, and light citrus. Not much character from the wood, from what I can tell. Dry, medium-light bodied. Not sure about the Oud Bruin classification, though I understand this is the "mother beer" used to blend other Petrus beers. Regardless, this is tasty, sour stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2012 12:46:16 | More by wedge
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quilty

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2012 06:48:52 | More by quilty
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ds21tango

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-24-2012 13:23:42 | More by ds21tango
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shand

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poor Petrus Aged Pale. This beer resides in a sad equilibrium - not extreme enough for the hardcore sour lovers, but far too sour for the casual beer fan looking for something new. Those of us looking for a great, expertly crafted sour will find plenty of to love here. Petrus Aged Pale pours out a golden color with a small head. The aroma is tart and vinous, with some oak and cherry rounding everything out. The taste is excellent. It's tart and sharp at first, with a great apple and cherry bite. It's very acidic for sure, but doesn't come off as being too far down that line. I'd like to credit that to the oak-aging, taking a bit of the bite off with just a small contribution to flavor. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and highly carbonated, and the drinkability is excellent. Overall, a superb sour beer that's readily available and accessible.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:38:52 | More by shand
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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