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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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1,722 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,722
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 63
Gots: 129 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of TheBigLebrewski


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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2012 22:32:26 | More by pathead
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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-25-2012 06:48:52 | More by quilty
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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


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
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-23-2012 01:47:38 | More by LocalPoke
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-23-2012 00:39:27 | More by Myst
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-22-2012 21:09:18 | More by sendbeer
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A – clear gold with a shirt-lived, white, bubbly head

S – oak, woody, tart, lemon, apple, white wine

T – white wine, oak, buttery, lemon, tart, sour, alcohol

M – viscous, crisp, light to medium bodied, dry, some warming alcohol

This is a decent beer, but comes across more as a tart white wine than a beer. I enjoyed it, but in the end the flavor left me wanting something more. It’s definitely worth a try nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 22:52:03 | More by tdm168
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-19-2012 19:44:19 | More by bauermj
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-17-2012 21:31:16 | More by brewdude1982
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

10-17-2012 01:49:12 | More by CorneliusBunker
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-10-2012 01:25:39 | More by VincentFrey
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-10-2012 00:50:44 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-09-2012 20:06:44 | More by Felgenlager
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4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly one of the best sour beers I've tried. Beautiful color and carbination. For such an easy to drink sour excited it's about 7.5%. For being labeled oak aged I didn't pick up that note..perhaps because of the sourness being so powerful. I do wish this beer was more accessible to get.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 20:00:09 | More by kirs10jones
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North Dakota

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-05-2012 20:27:04 | More by Johnhaley1989
Photo of SHODriver


4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a light brown to deep orange with a finger and a half of bone colored head that fades to a small mat and a collar around the glass and solid lacing
S: smells slightly fruity with a whisper of cherry, huge note of vinegar with a little bit of funk and some tannins
T: starts slightly sour with a bit of a woody note then gets a bit sharper in sourness with a bit of sour cherry flavor, a bit of residual sugary sweetness but it's very light. aftertaste is more vinegar acidity with a slight cherry flavor and a bit of oakiness
M: light to medium with soft carbonation and a nice pucker. finish is a little slippery
O: nice sourness, good flavor, and not as overly sweet as some examples. Excellent balance of sourness in place of bitterness with the residual sweetness. An excellent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 04:39:01 | More by SHODriver
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-02-2012 01:07:15 | More by gottabetweed
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-29-2012 06:58:53 | More by frozenjogurt
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-29-2012 02:56:04 | More by chebode2
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Picked up this little number up for 6 bucks (yes, I live in PA). Pours with a minimal head which is fine for this style I think..looks great overall: golden, very effervescent.

Smell is sour apple, some cherry, and vinegary funk. I find this desirable in a beer; my girlfriend insists it tastes/smells like fizzy vinegar

Taste is sour cherries and light fruit and a bit of oak on the finish. The oak is pretty much hidden by tartness and not as noticeable as it could be. Would def benefit from more oaky flavors.

Mouthfeel is perhaps it's greatest asset. It's very fizzy and will suck every drop of moisture from your mouth. This is a good thing in a sour beer.

Overall, I like it and would get it again possibly, although I prefer Rodenbach Grand Cru and there are a ton of other sours I want to try before I will feel a need to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 15:12:28 | More by HossMcGraw
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-24-2012 02:07:08 | More by anteater
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a day after its best-by date (sorry, but it does purport to be aged) into a tulip glass, which turned into a gorgeous amber globe unsedimented, translucent liquid under just a scrim of ivory lace. The smell reached me immediately, well before lifting glass to nose: sawdust, as if from sandalwood or some other aromatic specimen, (and on further study) spice aromas, orange blossom, vegetal-chocolate notes, some toast. (It would be top score if only if it were a bit stronger.) Dryness and astringency rush in with the taste, giving much more feel before flavors emerge. Those are of a subtle sweetness of citrus and yellow fruits, a bit of cinnamon toast. I'd love to try this with some spicy food, a soft cheese -- lots of different possibilities.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 20:32:43 | More by ManforallSaisons
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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