Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Petrus Aged Pale is a 100% beer from our foeders. Michael Jackson, the beer hunter, chose the name in the late 1990s – and he was the first to sell this beer in his beer clubs. Today, it is still the reference for sour beers in the US. Petrus Aged Pale has won multiple gold medals in beer competitions worldwide. Moreover, ever since the start of the brewery, the beer has been used as a blending-beer with other beers to give them fresh, slightly sour flavors and aromas.

Aged in Oak foeders for over 24 months

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,473
Reviews:
712
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
125
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeufo
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A real mixed bag, looks are pretty good, nice crisp amber body with a decent foamy head, which does dissipate into the atmosphere fairly rapido.

Aroma is a strong scorer for this brew, a rich soured fruit inviting you in.

Taste is pretty good for a sour, a touch vinegary, but retaining the fruit flavours. It does leave a very medicinal aftertaste, which is where it falls down for me.

The 7.3 abv goes unnoticed, but not the kind of drink you'd be doubling down on.

Overall, not bad for a sour, but there are better ones available.

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Photo of vinicole
3.44/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Very slight haze. Light amber. Frothy head.
Sour apple (like scrumpy) aroma. Silage.
The tartness continues along with pronounced oak. Again reminds me of a farmhouse cider. Lemon discerned.
Soft carbonation.
Not really to my liking.

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Photo of Duff27
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jccuevasr
1.24/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This isn't beer. It taste like deer shit.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sour ale.
Clear peach beer with thin white head, that stays decently.
Smell - nice, sour, yellow fruits.
Taste - sourish, fruity.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Delicious enough.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Pours a golden, amberish ale with a nice quaint frothy head.
S- Fruity, grape-lime, wine, sour, oaky, malty and earthy.
T- Surprisingly and wonderfully minimal. Sweetness from the malt. Grape, lime, some salt and boozeyness. Wine. Earthy and malty flavors are the backbone to this beer.
F- Dry.
O- Just a delicious beer thats crafted so well. So much work and depth is etched into this beer. I'm not a huge fan of this style. But it's a complex and delicious heavy hitter. Seek this one out.

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Photo of descobar
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Year bottled: 2012 so aged almost 5 years in my cellar
Look: pours pale amber with a half inch of white head that sadly dissipates quickly. it is somewhat hazy at first but clears as it warms.
Smell: fruity and yeasty derived bold sour aromas. mild caramelly malt sweetness. strong horse blanket and even some moldy cheesy aroma.
Taste: a well balanced combo of malty sweetness and powerful sour components. not puckering sour but significantly so. astringency is there but blends well with present bitterness. not getting much from the oak aging which might be there to impart the wild bacteria element and not necessarily flavor.
Feel: medium to med-full body with oily, almost creamy texture. astringency is well pronounced. carbonation is disappointingly light, probably due to over aging. finishes long and sour with a persistent tingling of the palate.
Overall: a decent sour that might have been cellared a year or so too long. still an above average Belgian sour that is still a pleasure to drink!

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Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(2 year cellared bottle)

Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a one and half finger head, spectacular retention for a sour, amazing lacing.

Aroma of lemon and lime, slight oak and earth, a little citrusy/acidic fruitiness, some unripe grape.

Tastes of tart lemon, acidic pineapple, little lime zest, crackery malt, some pear and green apple, little earthy oakiness and tannins. Tart and refreshing.

Medium bodied, nice tingly carbonation, smooth, dry.

Excellent sour especially given availability and price. Just so tart and smooth and refreshing. Flavor profile is great too, showcasing several sour fruits and well done malt. An old standby that will never let you down when you crave something sour.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a half pint glass of theirs. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt yellow color with a cap of a white little head. The smell started off with a big burst of sour lemon rind and softened to a vague overall citrus rind. A light woodiness did open in it as it warmed. The taste was moderately sour with a light woody sweetness underneath. Its sour lemon in the aftertaste but had a dry citrusy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs good and somewhat light. Overall, as a sour/wild ale, it definitely works, I’d have this one again.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of parpalapelix
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FZR23
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of khmel
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Raziel313
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tre1994
2.47/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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