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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,891 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,891
Reviews: 632
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 70
Gots: 162 | FT: 4
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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4/5  rDev -2%

Danny1217, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

muskiesman, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Eaglefan344, Mar 08, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased on-tap at HotShots Family Entertainment Center in beautiful downtown Pismo Beach CA on a rainy Thursday evening. This selection was a fine nightcap, a palette cleanser after an evening of drinking heavy, syrupy beers (Parobla, Ovila Quad, Black Marlin Porter). This sour was simple and sufficient - a pleasure to be what ended our drinking evening.

PriorDoubleDark, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ggourde, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

brauseboof, Mar 07, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ThisWangsChung, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Benny3000, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nzerbe, Mar 06, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

micromaniac129, Mar 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Olin, Mar 05, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 05, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

GennyCreamAle, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

paulmcm, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

nasastrums, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

BarryBaker2013, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

dvmin98, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

johnhenryconway, Feb 25, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

HabiMendes, Feb 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Rn2Ln3Tn4, Feb 24, 2013
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1.85/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

JoanS, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mattpatey, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

cjw333, Feb 21, 2013
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
91 out of 100 based on 1,891 ratings.