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Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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Brewed by:
De Brabandere

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium frothy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is acidic sourness with some tart green apples and a little sweethearts.

The flavor is lots of acidic tart mouth-puckering sourness with some sweethearts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice acidic sour. It's very sour and a little sweet and candy-like Duchesse, but not too sweet.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is certainly plenty tart with vinegar and perhaps grapes playing a role here.

Taste is an interesting one. It comes across as plenty sour with a good vinegar taste to it, but there's a tropical fruit aspect to it that others have said they liken to pineapple. Seems about right. Towards the finish I think I even detect a tart grape note. It's tasty and a departure from the red sours.

Sour enough to make it tasty but not overbearing. Different from many sours I've had since most have been red. My favorite?? Probably not. A good option??? Certainly.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured chilled in flared sample glass @davewhite4, the third of a Petrus trilogy.

A: pilsener-like; little head; very good carbonation; not much lacing
S: very sour aroma; quite prominent for a sour ale (the best nose of the three we tried)
T: lemon, honey, much like a cold hot toddy; very sour, Pimms-like; I don't detect the aging; flavorful throughout, with fruit flavors matched nicely against the sourness
M: decent

Best of the three Petrus beers

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,488 ratings
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