Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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90
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2,474 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
Ratings:
2,474
Reviews:
713
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
391
For Trade:
2
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Photo of OlaB
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trbtodd
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 8BaconBits
2.2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

love it, the big sour note in the smell and drinks so smooth, you like to get this again

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Photo of Roy1586
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A:hazy warm gold, prominent 2 finger head, high retention.
S:intensely fragrant, of apple, apple vinegar and pear, yeast and funk as well.
T:not as bitingly tart as the nose would expect you to believe, immediate slight metallic taste and touch of bitterness, the apple and funk begins to come through but the funk remains. the lurking bitterness is surprising but not altogether unpleasant (it's not a strong bitterness but it is noticable), as the beer settles the fruit notes (apple and pear, with some subtle hints of lemon) become more pronounced and become the main push of the flavor profile, I don't really get much of a wood note here.
M:soft but intensely dry
O:I see a lot of this beer in american sours but those fall short, that being said I generally avoid american sour beer, but I very much enjoy this and it is an easy drink to enjoy, accessible but complex, good for contemplation or relaxation, great for those who hate beer great for those who love it, not a revelation, but excellent nonetheless, well made and well done

PS: On second thought the bitterness has a soapy character which is not altogether pleasant

2017 review

A: pours a nice, straw gold, with soapy and quickly dissipating, one finger head, nice lacing
S: funk, way up front, very zesty, the suggestion of a cheesy funk, suggestion of oak, almost some sort of charcoal like earthiness here for a minute, definitely has some of the funk of a blue veined cheese
T: very tannic and tart, strong ester qualities with subtle pineapple, peach and green apple, the oak is the star, I also get a subtle, yet mildly bitter minerality here, some touches of blanc grape
M: dry as hell
O: it’s phenomenal and unique, truly an experience and I think; a challenge (in a good way, uncover it’s secrets) for even the most discerning of palates, it’s worth your time, in fact, I’ll go a step further…given how easy this is to get, you have no excuse not to have tried it. retraction: given the proper context, it is a revalation

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Photo of dextermcgurk
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DSWeller
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mambajahamba
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spoda1983
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trentt2
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dd43
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This sour is more heavy on the sour sort of lacto characteristic and not quite as fruity tart as I was expecting. It does have a tannic and oaky aroma to it. Imagine a carbonated Pinot Grigio that started to sherry. Fruit notes are quite delicate, a little bit of lemon and lemongrass, something else maybe a little like tart white grape. Carbonation is lovely enough to life this beer through to the finish but not especially gassy or crackly. Finishes nice and dry.

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

If you like sour ales your love it if you are expecting an IPA you'll be sorry.

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Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.98/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of parkeak0
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,474 ratings.
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