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:
2,471
Reviews:
712
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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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

Photo of dustin22martin
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acmurphy696
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid beer with a pleasant scent and good taste on the tongue. It feels good on the mouth and is definitely a good beer overall. It certainly has character.

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Photo of rolltide
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of docdeens
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joeasalasg
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Poured gently into a tulip glass it is a mostly transparent, deep gold color and it produced a pretty substantial soapy white, semi fizzy head. Decent amount of lacing.

It smells like very ripe fruit, and funky yeast with noticeable musty/mildew like wood.

There is a sharp, sour acidic bite that settles into fruity flavors of pear, apple, and white grapes. Also oak, and a sublte darker fruit in the background.

It is crisp, and lively, but not light bodied. A decent amount of heft.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,471 ratings.
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