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Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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4.07/5
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2,491 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,449
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,491
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
396
Trade:
2
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovetx
4.71/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not overly sour. I like true Belgium sours but after trying a few really bad sours over the years I have shied away from the style—why pay high prices for a gamble on flavor. This beer is close to what I remember sours tasting 20 yrs ago when the sour hint was there but not overpowering.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dansushi
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ehmdubya
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cn0te11
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TGS
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bird_soul
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
1.65/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Escape from the Past. Just sourness, in both nose and mouth, without much more. Low drinkability. Boring. Didnt find myself wanting to finish it after the kid wake up and had to interrupt drinking it

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Word to the sour patch kids that were harmed in the making of this beer. Very dry and finishes quickly....thank goodness. Good for a Belgian pale ale, but don't find it to be the 'best' in my opinion.

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Photo of _nickg_
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taste is light sourness with buttery wood soaked in lemon juice that has a cherry, slightly hoppy pale ale finish.

Taste got more sour and better as it warmed.

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Photo of fjdelvalle
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dukeufo
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -15.5%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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