Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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90
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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:
2,463
Reviews:
708
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
390
For Trade:
2
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Photo of nobledust
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a traditional golden straw color, moderate head that fades rather quickly & leaves a watery lacing. Aroma is very sweet with notes of burnt sugar, candied apple and some grassy notes underneath. Taste is obviously sour-heavy, with the majority coming as a moderate locato b flavor mixed in with wood, leather and some nuttiness / dark fruit from the oak aging. Carbonation / mouthfeel is good. A standard for the style but with so many great sours out there it certainly feels a little quaint.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - golden body with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly
S - fruity aroma with some biscuity malt
T - sour & tart with grape, apple, pear, apricot, oak; a little salty & quite acidic with some zesty orange on the finish
M - medium body, higher carbonation; zesty, dry, tart finish
O - I don't think I've had anything like this. Seems like a sour but has some other elements in there that resemble the pale ale. Fun to try!

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Photo of archyquaffer
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 ounce bottle into a clear glass chalice. A moderate pour produces a short lived head the dissipates to a solid ring of lace around the edges. The beer is a pale golden color with light carbonation and moderate haze.

The aroma strongly suggests the tartness within, with definite notes of cider and light funk. The flavor has a puckering tartness with some funk and a moderate amount of base bitterness for balance. The sourness lingers into the aftertaste and is especially perceived on the back of the tongue. Notes of semi-dry cider dominate the flavor profile, accentuated by some boozy phenols. The mouthfeel is fairly thin for the ABV.

I bought this as part of a variety six pack for $23-something (steep!). The other beers are blends, and you're supposed to experiment and create your own. It should be fun.

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Photo of dfd02186
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of thoglund
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of firethemissiles
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Latarnik
2.77/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mateo2699
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a semi hazy golden hue, bubbly and loud head initially which eventually settles to a small white ring. Hints of apple cider-like funk in the aroma, nice Belgian yeast characteristic. Getting some pears, apricots and peaches in the aroma as well. For the taste, getting more of a sour punch than the funk detected in the nose. Apple and vinager like profile, oak more noticeable as it warms. Typical Belgian yeast bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel is relatively thin, moderately high carbonation, and finishes very dry. Nice sour, nothing too complex or over the top but very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of swanfungus
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonbw
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Junichi
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soupyman10
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourlinus
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klub98
4.81/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trickynicky
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,463 ratings.
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