Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale
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Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale

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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3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle code of: 41025

A - Pours a clear golden honey color with small fleeting white head.

S - Sharp vinegar, apples, grapes, hints of old wood, mild basement funk.

T - Green grape and apple skins, sour grain, very mild wood, salty lemons, vinous, finishes tart and dry.

M - Light to medium body, low carbonation.

Sharp on the nose. Not as complex as I'd hoped. Nice for a sour fix but not one to explore and stew over.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep gold straw to amber, "soapy" lacing.

Aroma: of fermented apple, wet expensive wood, apple cider vinegar.

Flavor: Fermented apple, oak barrel, charred barrel contribution to vanilla and caramel, wet forest floor.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, effervescent. May be more toward Medium however carbonation lifts the feel on the tongue quite a lot.

Very much enjoyable sour, Alcohol is hidden well, balanced between sweetness, and sour shining.

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

11.2oz bottle, served at 40-45F.

Pours cloudy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and recedes to a foamy ring and wispy cap.

Aroma is apple cider vinegar, funk, oak, sour. Interesting and inviting. Gueuze-like qualities. Very good strength.

Flavor is tart cider vinegar, funky, oak, a hint of some almost caramel like sweetness lies underneath, finishes with acidic sourness. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, a bit sticky, sharp carbonation.

Really nice Sour, especially for the price. Great intro to the style for those on a budget.

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

Poured a fairly clear golden color with light white head. Nice and bubbly, bread and esters on the nose and a pretty tart taste. It's still overall a very light beer. I can dig it from time to time, but that tart flavor would limit me to rare occasions.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fairly aggressively poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into a tulip glass

Pours a hazy shimmering gold with a one and half finger clean white head. The mildly pungent nose is dominated by oak. Mildly tart and slightly sour throughout, oaky up front, mildly fruity and juicy with a touch of balancing sweetness midpalate, and finishes dry with more oak. This brew is incredibly refreshing and extremely well balanced. A true classic!

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly on 7/23/12. Served in a Petrus wide mouth tulip.

Pour: Clear golden straw with two fingers of white sticky head. Great lacing

Smell: Tart apples and pears with a slight hay must.

Taste: Wow. Tart apples, grape, and lemon all mix together in a really refreshing beer. Some funk but not much. Little bit of hop bitterness. Really spectacular.

Mouthfeel: So crisp and refreshing. Tartness is puckering but not overpowering. Little bit of acidity that adds to the beautiful tartness.

Overall: The first beer in a while that made me say, "wow." Really spectacular. Utterly drinkable and refreshing.

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