Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

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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:
2,474
Reviews:
713
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
127
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391
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which seems to have decent retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale amber which shows golden hues when held up to the light. Considerable lacing with large areas of sheeting.

Nose- Definite tartness, some acetic acid. Lots of fruit- mostly stone fruits with peach and apricot being at the forefront. Maybe some lemon. Some bit of woodiness around the edges but nothing specifically oak. It has a slight astringency to it as well. Some cherries and a small hint of strawberries.

Taste- Fairly reflective of the nose with strong fruit esters that range from peach to apricot to lemon to cherries. The acetic acid and tartness definitely have more presence on the nose than on the palate. Ends with many of the fruit esters blending together in a muted SweetTarts finish. Slight hints of oak around the edges, maybe even a little bit of vanilla on the linger. This is definitely a very accessible sour with very little pucker at the moment. I'm sure it will increase as I drink more of it though. The slight touch of oak definitely distinguishes from the many sours out there. Slight hints of straw and funk. Solid, good beer to really good beer- I think the slight vanilla of the linger tips it closer to really good beer. A bit of a vinous quality, some white grapes.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with light carbonation that has a slight tingle. Somewhat of a dry finish.

Drinkability- Pretty accessible for a sour and keeps it interesting with the barrel aging. I think this is around 5 bucks for a bottle which seems fair enough. Probably wouldn't buy again as I'm usually one and done with sours but I like it.

Overall- Good to really good, but mostly really good. Isn't the most complex sour I've ever had but I do enjoy that this is rather smooth for a sour. This worth a try and I could see myself drinking this in the future. I probably won't buy it anytime soon but I would drink this again in the right setting.

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4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured bottle into FW taster glasses.

A: pale yellow pour, hints of hazyness and a little cream head that fades quickly.

S: SOUR! Very simple, but it lets you know what's coming.

T: More sour! Great, no frills added sour. Nothing wrong with adding fruit or other creative endeavors, but this is a straight up crisp sour. Very refreshing.

M: crisp and clean, does not linger.

O: an excellent no frills sour That is readily available.

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

330ml bottle. Wide Flute glass. Gold color, crystal clear appearance. White froth creates a close crown & leaves a wide ring on sides. Well balanced aroma profile displays sour citric & wood notes, spices & sugary hues on the backside. Gentle malty upfront is blowed up by sharp & intense tartar flavor. Light body. Soft carbonation. Spiced, dense & sour palate. Fruity touches in the middle resolve in a kind astringency from lemon & grapefruit rounded by memories of grape tannins. Long sour finish yields to a fruity & spiced aftertaste. ABV is just felt as a gentle heat through the throat. Refreshing & flavorful.

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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
4.01 out of 5 based on 2,474 ratings.
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