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Petrus Aged Pale - De Brabandere

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2,020 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,020
Reviews: 644
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 83
Gots: 196 | 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 DustinSWB
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. batch number 39504. poured into tulip. tasted in mid/late april 2009

golden straw color. nearly clear. foamy 1-finger head, fades to thin wispy layer and ring. surprisingly great lacing!

aroma: wood and leathery brett character. cider vinegar. hay. trace of malt.

taste: tart, champagne vinegar meets blast of woody oak and leathery brett. hay-like hop note with mild to moderate bitterness that cuts off to a dry and tart finish with lingering wood and leather.

light, almost watery, but smooth, finishing with tart acidity. spritzy carbonation gives flavor lift and helps with refreshing character.

Photo of kimcgolf
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was only my second Flemish sour, and I was not nearly as impressed with this as my first--Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne. Poured to a golden pale vcolor wityh medium fluffy, head, decent lacing and lots of carbonation. But whereas the Duchesse was a nice mix of sour early, and sweet later on, this was strictly sour, from start to finish. Aroma of sour green apples and vinegar, carried over into the taste and finally the finish. I actually like Flemish Sours, but this one is not my favorite.

Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of eric5bellies
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel Tulip.

A - This beer pours a pale Golden colour with a one fingered head that reduces to a costant film.

S - This beer literally stinks of wood aging and tartness. Smells similar to a decent wooded chardonnay.

T - The initial flavours are a little sweet but the balance of tartness kicks in to give it a great balance, the finish is a little dry and very reminiscent of a white wine.

M - Light to medium body with fullish carbonation.

O - Loved this beer and will definitely have again. The tartness is great and the sugars are not too present, which really gives this brew something special.

Photo of putnam
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tea gold colored. A white top perforated with energetic bubbles.
Aromas of mountain honey and whole grain biscuits are carried on a wave of briny, barrel-aged applesauce. The flavors are very sour. Acidity interlaces with melting fruit, nuts and buttery crust flavors. Notes of vanilla are beaten down by crabapple and lime sourness. The gas is lively. Extremely refreshing. Finishing aromatics of lemon flesh, fino sherry, wild grasses and blooms make it hard to stop drinking this beer. The texture is not without seams though. A little more extract and this would be a perfect beer. It's an albino Rodenbach Grand Cru of old. Amazing.

Photo of mikepcarney
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another wood-aged sour to taste, another brewer to sample. Cheers!

A: Wonderful presentation: a shining amber-golden body with a stark white, bubbly monster of a head above. Retention is just a thickened version of what was there before, and lacing is stringy and abundant.

S: Sour green apple and sweet lemon-lime flavors are mainly what characterize this nose, with a tart sensation of fresh berries interspersed within. It’s a bit soapy-smelling, but not in a bad way. Light, green grains, apple cider vinegar, fig, and just the slightest hint of wooden complexity.

T: Very strong tartness – it’s truly a puckering sourness. Best part is, though, that it’s fruity and natural-feeling, not overly lactic or thick; liquid green apple candy, you might say, with tones of cherries jubilee, blackberry jam, blackcurrant, and orange juice. And even with all that, there’s more than enough oak and grain to balance it out. The grains are pretty sweet, but earthy; tastes of cream cheese, sweet corn, sourdough bread, and young wheat bring a loveable tannic profile that matches the sours damn near perfectly. Oak here and there, but not like it was aged for twenty months (as the bottle says). The aftertaste is crisp and malty, with only a hint of sour citric acid hanging on, meaning this one is a sipper that I’ll never get tired of.

M: Best part of the brew, bar none; this is absolutely weightless in the mouth, foaming up like cappuccino cream on the tongue. So smooth, so incredibly drinkable, so perfectly carbonated.

O: A sour that truly kicks ass. I’d buy it by the gallon if I could – I doubt I’d ever get tired of it.

Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of chugalug06
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From brew notes taken this past weekend:

A - Hazey orange with lots of yellow and white hues. Head is small with white foam.

S - Very peach, lots of funk in this one. Great scent.

T - Smooth. Slightly sour. Delicious peach flavor.

M - Very smooth. Great carbonation too. Zero bitterness.

O - AWESOME! Buy it if you can find it. Highly recommended.

Photo of Evan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Fargrow
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of bruachan
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

good froth to start, for a sour brew. attractive gold color

lactic sourness off the bat. lemon. strong sourness! mmm. a slight hop aromatic:

very strong sourness in the flavor, as well. some sweetness to balance, as well as a touch of bitterness but, really, it's super funky. lemon and minimal bitterness. almond

Photo of avaldivia
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City out of a small Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a shiny golden translucent color with blonde highlights and some patches of darker brass. Head is bright white and two fingers thick, consisting of extremely fine bubbles with just a few larger bubbles smattered throughout. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, leaving a opaque curtains of lacing coating the sides of the glass.

Smell - Very enticing, with the dominant aroma of Granny Smith and pineapple along with notes of wet hay, a little bit of barnyard funk, fresh lemon and some acidic vinegary characteristics. Some faint astringency that ends up providing a kick without ruining the smell. Actually, I like the sinus-clearing aspect of it.

Taste - A lot of similar profiles to the smell, with more green apple, now with some Anjou pear and now I get some oak and other elements of fragrant wood on the finish. Reminiscent of chardonnay with some characteristics of tannin.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with aggressive carbonation and a very dry finish that almost leaves you grasping for a glass of water... or another sip of delicious beer.

Overall, a very tasty beer that's lighter in character than most oud bruins that I've had the pleasure to sample. It makes it a little more refreshing, but also a little bit one-note in my opinion.

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/8" white head over semi-cloudy apple juice coloured liquid.

S: Sour funk, yeast, sour apple and pear.

T: Bitter sour funk up front with a pear and apple aftertaste. Very nice.

M: Medium to thin viscosity with a high level of fine carbonation.

O: Nice level of sourness, very enjoyable.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Stoffel
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Golden colored with a touch of haze & foamy white lacing.

S: Citric acid and some lactose tartness, light funk and herbal fruitiness. Light vanilla and oak underneath that.

T: Lemon juice at the front, unfolding into decent citric tartness and juiciness. Light pale malt character, astringent, with a mild oak presence to accompany the tart apple and lemon notes.

MF: Astringent, light carbonation, light to medium carbonation, dry tartness from start to finish.

O: Though not overwhelming in its tartness, this is definitely a sipper. Overall its not bad, begs (in my opinion) to be paired with a creamy Brie cheese. Not my favorite style.

Photo of pirmannt1
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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