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Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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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:
#2,411
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,489
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle into a tulip
no bottling date

A: Pours a crystal clear, very light straw yellow, with 1.5 fingers width of egg shell white colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves a small amount of squiggly lacing.  A steady stream of fine carbonation bubbles can be seen racing to the surface throughout the entire drink.  

S: Sour apple, heavier funk than I anticipated, fairly spicy and slightly smokey, some wheat aromas and mild sour berry notes.  Very much saison-esque, with the high degree of funk and earthy components and only mild sour characters.  

T: Much more sour than the nose implies, thankfully.  Its really bordering on puckering sourness, in a good way.  Tart notes of sour apple, lemon lime, and sour white grapes.  Vinous, the slightest hint of peppery spice, and a touch of sweetness in the aftertaste, with hints of beligum yeast banana, which fade quickly after each sip.  Just great.  

M/D: On the lighter side of medium bodied, effervescent carbonation with a sharp, quick drying finish give this one a delightful mouthfeel.  No hint of the relatively high ABV.  Drinkability is great from a flavor prospective, but the heavy carbonation makes a 750mL bomber a bit much as it sits in my stomach and makes me feel quite full.  Still, a treat on the tongue.  

O: Admittedly this is my first experience with the Flanders Oud Bruin style, and I am relatively new to the sours genre, but wow was I impressed by this.  I'm very glad this was recommended to me.  I would certainly buy this again and I look forward to trying more of the style.

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

Gold color and nearly clear. Mild head that leaves nearly no spots on the glass. Steady stream of minute bubbles continuously work upward.

Highly soured, smells very similar to a hard cider. Light alcohol in the background.

Mild start to the beer, but the swallow is explosive with a lot of sour apple and lemon flavors. The aftertaste is surprisingly short. The flavor is solidly like a soured apple cider. Good body and carbonation.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,489 ratings
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