Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale
BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 2,481 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,352
Reviews:
716
Ratings:
2,481
Liked:
2,127
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
13.02%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
393
Trade:
2
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Photo of sommersb
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 05-21-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750ml brown bottle, corked and caged, with foil
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

Appearance: Clear beer with a golden color. The head is white and has a fair amount of retention but little in the way of lace.

Smell: Lemons and limes come to mind as you get a whiff of sourness. Other aromas are of wood and peppery spices.

Taste: Very tart which is expected from the aromas. Woody, and extremely dry with a bit of saltiness. Lots of fruitiness — green apple comes to mind. Flavors and acidity have a white wine-like character.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is very high, like in a champagne. Body is light and refreshing. Finishes with a mouth-puckering sourness; quite dry.

Overall: Very dry and sour beer that may reind you more of a wine than a beer. I think it comes together well and would recommend it.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Shadman
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in my cellar tonite....

Very pale blond/golden in color. Slight less than clear. Lacing coats practically the entire surface of the glass.

A definite tartness, slightly sour. Slight cherry fruitiness.

Wow. Quite sour and certainly tart. More citrus/lemony Definite oak dryness. Having a tough time finding anything sweet until near the finish, then some sweet graininess comes through.
Body is medium to full. High ABV not really a factor as I had a tough time detecting the alcohol here.

Interesting to say the least. Not really someting I'd go searching for again...but from what I researched on the style this one is well crafted.

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

Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TubaDan
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Dzu
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden in color with a 1finger soapy had that has decent retention

Nose has some acidic grape like notes that are plesent. Is slightly hard to pick out any malt or hops.

Taste is great. more grape like acidity comes forward in the taste playing nicely with a malty sweetness. Taste is similar to a sweet white wine but better.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing. Light body with a slight amount of sour stickiness that leaves this very drinkable

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Photo of Beestin
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mishi_d
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tballz420
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew is a lighter-orange, hazy body, fairly small white head on the top. Great scent, mixture of bubbly gum sweetness, fruity tones, and malts. Intense rush of flavors for generous carbonation. Smooth malt, somewhat sour, lemon zest, bread, some bitter hop, and a slight hint of alcohol. This is a pretty solid beer id say

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Photo of Skunkdrool
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Myotus
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikasa tulip. Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. Dull gold in color. Bubbles are scarce. Has strong sour yeast, mild green apple and oak, and subtle cherry, coriander, and peach aromas. Initial taste is full on simultaneous ambush of all the flavors there were sensed as smells with a differing magnitude in taste: strong green apple and sour yeast; mild oak, cherry, peach, coriander, and smoke flavors (not sure where that smoke came from (magic?)). Medium bodied, mild carbonation, with a crisp finish. A great oud bruin! Definitely will buy this again, but try it in a snifter next time when I do.

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Photo of marine1975
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 85.7% out of 100 with 2,481 ratings
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