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:
2,463
Reviews:
708
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
390
For Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.5 - Beautiful golden super clear color with nice fluffy white head that leaves great lacing.
S - 4.25 - Super tart/acetic berries, bready malt in the background, you an almost get a little bit of the oak in there too.
T - 4.25 - Sour, like sour berries, blueberries, some bready/grainy/corn malt notes and oak characteristics there too.
M - 4.0 - light mouthfeel, alc covered, aftertaste is sour berries.
O - 4.25 - It's good. Nice and sour. The cool thing about this beer is it's a basic, sour beer, without added fruit and without being a darker beer, so you really get the sour characteristics by themselves. The downside is basically the same thing - it's just sour, and perfectly sour, but not that complex.

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A: Straw colored ale with a white head that quickly faded and left very little lacing.

S: Smells extremely sour and tart. I'm not able to detect much else in the nose but the smell is delicious.

T: I get a little bit of a vinegar, astringency note on the taste. Starts and ends with a mouth puckering taste. Quite delicious.

M: Good balance. Very hard for me to detect much hop presence over the sour taste but the sour and malt compliment each other well.

O: A very good sour pale ale. This is one that I will regularly reach for when I'm looking for a cheap and relatively available sour beer.

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Poured from a bottle into a Belgian goblet. My first crack at this style, which is rather difficult to find in these parts. Hoping that more examples turn up. This sour is a golden orange amber hue with ample beige foam; features larger bubbles than the Flanders reds from Rodenbach I have sampled. Smells very carbolic, like white wine vinegar, along with zesty lemon juice and a tannic woodiness. Taste is a fascinating blend of aggressive sour and caramel sweetness ... There's a gentle sweet backbone of vanilla nougat, dairy-based confectionery, carob, and raisins with a hint of dried banana chip, with all this lurking beneath another tart factor that recalls sour gummy candies, unripe cherry, pomegranate molasses, green apple, tangerine peel, and grainy vinegar. To my palate the sourness is about on par with Rodenbach Grand Cru, maybe even a hair more, with a thin body and rather prickly carbonation. Finishes dry, acidic, and woody. A tasty introduction to the style and to sours more generally.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
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