Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere
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3.96/5 rDev -2.9%
11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a light golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade. It's more substantial looking than others in the style, but still fades quickly. Thin splotches of lacing are left on the glass.
S: There's good tartness on the nose - better than I expected really, given how low the Petrus Oud Bruin was in sour qualities. The fruit esters here are pretty light; apple, pear, grapes, and maybe some vague citrus. Even touches of honey and pale malts are found.
T: Oh yeah. This one has some good mouth-puckering sourness. It's definitely acetic/vinegary in nature; however, it's not perfectly integrated within the other (meager) qualities the flavor profile provides. It is balanced well, however. Just like the aroma, there aren't really any cherry fruit qualities, it's pretty much apple/pears/grapes alongside the acetic sourness. It becomes less tart near the finish as some light maltiness and the faintest 'ping' of grassy hops come through.
M: Pretty damn light in texture, which is just what I look for in the style. Oak tannins help to dry out some of the acidic zing on the finish and aftertaste, and never come across too harshly. It isn't particularly easy to drink, but it IS easy to sip, and that's what counts.
O: This one definitely delivers the sour, puckering bite to it - and at a decent price, to boot! I really wish it was fruitier, but that's just nitpicking. I'd definitely consider making this one a go-to sour for me.
03-06-2013 23:21:58 | More by ThisWangsChung
3.81/5 rDev -6.6%
A good beer had a nice funky, sour and vinagar aroma. Not catching much of the oak aroma.
The color is amber leaning towards brown with a small white head.
Taste is nice and complex with it tasting funky and sour and vinagary. Taste is also tart and fruity but light.
Drinks smooth but a bit thin not watery for there is an abundance of flavor. Sitting in oak barrels for twenty months leaves the beer with a puckering dry tannin feel that bitter on the way down.
A good easy drinking beer.
03-05-2013 12:36:19 | More by micromaniac129
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
Have no idea how this is considered an Oud Bruin. Wild Pale Ale more like it.
Pours a very nice hazed gold, 1/2 inch head, no lace.
Cherry, sour pear, oak, pale malts and apple cider vinagar make up this wonderful smell.
Pale malts, oak and sour apple/pear start this off. Slight earthy and grassy hops follow. The finish is a sour grape mellowed by more oak. Moderate body, perfect carbonation!
Nectar of the gods. Amazingly balanced sour beer! Will grab many more for aging and drinking!
03-05-2013 03:09:52 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
4.24/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured from tap into tulip at 1702 in Tucson. Pours a straw color with nice fizzy head that lasts. Lots of funk and tart Belgian aromas. Same for taste...nicely tart fruity Belgian yeast and grape like. Super refreshing and nicely drinkable. Nice brew...good amount of sour/tart.
03-05-2013 00:48:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.16/5 rDev +2%
I poured a golden-looking beer, which, unfortunately, had a poor retention in my example here. The aroma is intriguing: apricots and barnyard-like tones associated with brettanomyces, as well as other acid-producing bacteria. The light, crisp body leaves a relatively long aftertaste showcasing, of course, the tartness and the wood-aged taste that this beer conveyed during the whole sampling.
02-25-2013 00:20:20 | More by HabiMendes
1.85/5 rDev -54.7%
I ordered this thinking is would be a more like my favorite Allagash Curieaux. I was shockingly disappointed. It was like drinking a tart lemonade. Not at all what I wanted tonight. I see the other reviews and i think maybe i was served the wrong beer at the Original Gravity Pub in San Jose. ??
It was a clear bright yellow, no head, tart beyond my liking. My dinner partner could not even swallow it.
Again, not sure if it was the beer or the pourer.
02-24-2013 07:28:22 | More by JoanS
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
330 ml bottle, the last one in a box of six different Petrus beers. Poured into a snifter. ABV 7,3%. Colour is deep copper, with quite an activity in the glass. On top of the beer sits a big white head, almost three fingers, soapy and thick, with good retention.Aroma is of grapes, sweet-sour, some citrus notes in it. Very high acidity on the taste, this one screams sour! Again, lots of white grapes on the taste. After my initial big gulp, where I almost choke from the acidity, I started drinking it with slow small sips and it’s quite good. Full body and average carbonation. A combination of dryness and tartness on the palate. Still not very experienced on this style, but I liked this one. Reminded me of a homemade wine an uncle of mine was making, so maybe it’s also the memories, but this beer was quite enjoyable and I guess it would be even better with a meal.
02-19-2013 17:52:01 | More by Douberd
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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