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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,860 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1,860
Reviews: 628
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 68
Gots: 157 | 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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dgfool

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-13-2013 05:55:44 | More by dgfool
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

09-13-2013 00:45:56 | More by djrn2
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2013 02:35:52 | More by CB_Crowe
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FLima

Brazil

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%

Golden color with a one finger head with low retention. Tiny apparent bubbles feeding a constant thin lace.
Intense aroma of wine and vinegar with hints of wood and leather.
Initial difficult to describe the flavor as a whole, just loved it, let me see if breaking this down to better understand what just happened here. Flavor of fresh lemon, acid green apples, white grapes or even a non-sweet Chardonnay, some biscuit and Yakult, and finishing with spices. Dry aftertaste with a lingering acid sensation.
Light to medium body with sparkling wine carbonation. 7.3% abv is shy against its sourness.
I had an extraordinary sensation on my tongue on my first sip, although my brain noticed it was different than previous sour experiences, it gave me a positive message: good stuff, go for it! Very tart and original.

09-11-2013 21:20:10 | More by FLima
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-11-2013 13:51:57 | More by kodt
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

09-11-2013 04:43:55 | More by BfloBrewHound
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2013 23:52:25 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Chad_M

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2%

09-10-2013 14:59:22 | More by Chad_M
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-08-2013 07:17:44 | More by muchloveforhops3
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tree777

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

09-07-2013 21:38:41 | More by tree777
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Soumya

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-06-2013 04:11:18 | More by Soumya
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randysandals

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

09-06-2013 02:35:14 | More by randysandals
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

09-06-2013 00:19:33 | More by Sparky44
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Bushwood

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

09-06-2013 00:08:49 | More by Bushwood
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millionsuns

Maine

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

In the land of sours, there are kings and queens and jesters and serfs. This one would be the hardworking blacksmith's apprentice who's actually the bastard son of the king.

In other words, it's not going to get all of the attention. It's going to keep working hard making horseshoes for the commoners. In sour terms, it's (relatively) cheap, (relatively) ubiquitous, and damn delicious.

And when you don't care to drain an entire 750ml sour, you can grab one of these and pour it throughout an evening from a 12oz bottle for four or five bucks.

A: Pale, as the label says. When poured into a five ounce glass, carbonation is minimal, lacing is also minimal after a half inch head dissipates. It sits there like a bale of hay waiting for the nearest cow. Sheds an appropriate scent for that metaphor. When the glass is placed next to the bottle, it shares the same gradation of yellowish-orange as the darker sections of the label. Does not resemble any Flanders oud bruin you've had previously.

S: Bale of hay in late summer with a tart tinge of fermentation deep within the bale. Also a bit of leather from an old baseball lost in the bale since May. Let's dive in.

T: What you're looking for in a sour: barnyard, tiny bit of balsamic vinegar, even a bit of reduced butter. The five ounce glass will disappear sooner than you think. Overtones of apples and pears a week after having fallen into dry grass.

M: Similar to the appearance of the carbonation in the glass, it's minimal on the tongue. But it coats your palate with the aforementioned butter reduction and reveals layers of carbonated action beneath. Complex and invigorating.

I keep a four pack of these on hand for every occasion. Usually the occasion is that it's after six o'clock and I'm celebrating the existence of beer in general, and this wondrous beer specifically.

09-05-2013 14:08:13 | More by millionsuns
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LtColFrankSlade

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

09-05-2013 03:14:55 | More by LtColFrankSlade
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seand

California

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Pours a cloudy light orange-ish amber with a fair amount of light white head. Just a ring around the glass and a bit of surface film retains, which is enough to leave a good amount of lacing.

S: Light yeast, sour fruit, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Sour and sweet fruit from the start through the aftertaste. Nice complexity and great tartness on the finish.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a very nice sour. Worth a try if the style appeals to you.

09-05-2013 02:09:05 | More by seand
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DLucky

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

09-04-2013 18:38:08 | More by DLucky
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caseyjacks

California

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

09-02-2013 23:25:33 | More by caseyjacks
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Beerrenda

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2013 20:55:11 | More by Beerrenda
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

09-02-2013 00:48:24 | More by Gregwa
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-01-2013 03:15:18 | More by Gatordaddy
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-31-2013 21:14:53 | More by CWhite
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-31-2013 13:38:21 | More by dllman25
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-30-2013 05:25:28 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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