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Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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4.07/5
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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:
#2,449
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,491
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

75ml corked bottle. Exceptionally smooth and drinkable for a sour ale. Lightly hazy, medium golden with light airy head. Soft, but full, fruity, cider aroma. Taste is fizzy, light, mildly acidic, malt, cider, wood. This one has me rethinking sour ales, most of which are too tart for my palate.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 21/1/12

Pours bright with an initially fluffy head that dies down very quickly. Clear and crisp looking with few bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. A thin film of head lingers for most of the session, however, this includes pouring the rest of the 750ml which agitates the head every pour.

This beer smells like dry white wine, pear, lemon with a slight tinge of vinegar. Funk is also present, but not predominant. The flavor of this beer is much like the taste; light fruits, funk, along with a huge pucker-factor that the sour characteristics bring. Very refreshing on the palate and quite easy to drink.

Overall, I'd highly recommend whether or not you are just interested in trying new styles of beer, or are already a sour fan.

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Great sour. Lots of wood character

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 330mL bottle into a pint glass, pale golden colored with an enormous white head that lingers leaving some lacing, clear

S: sour and oak, balsamic vinegar, acetic acid, tangy

T: quite sour and acidic up front, pickles , vinegar, has a great lasting sour flavor

M: light and refreshing

O: great tasting sour that is light and refreshing

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,491 ratings
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