Petrus Aged Pale | De Brabandere

Petrus Aged PalePetrus Aged Pale
BA SCORE
85.7%
Liked This Beer
4.07 w/ 2,481 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,355
Reviews:
716
Ratings:
2,481
Liked:
2,127
Avg:
4.07/5
pDev:
13.02%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
393
Trade:
2
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of JoanS
1.96/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I ordered this thinking is would be a more like my favorite Allagash Curieaux. I was shockingly disappointed. It was like drinking a tart lemonade. Not at all what I wanted tonight. I see the other reviews and i think maybe i was served the wrong beer at the Original Gravity Pub in San Jose. ??

It was a clear bright yellow, no head, tart beyond my liking. My dinner partner could not even swallow it.

Again, not sure if it was the beer or the pourer.

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1.96/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of BobbyOlson
1.93/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This is much too sour for my tastes. I was hoping for a more hop flavor with some Belgian flavor. I couldn't get past the second sip.

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Photo of potownbill
1.8/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

This is my first review and I have sampled dozens of beers trying to develope a consistant feel for the taste, appearance, smell, and mouthfeel. Not having a sufficient number of tastes under my belt, I have not written any reviews, but I am compelled to review this beer.
Appearance: Nice golden yellow, slightly cloudy with a good off white head. Great first impression
Smell: Nail polish remover. Strong acidic smell.
Taste: Very tart. Is this lemonaid or beer?
Mouthfeel. Who cares. The taste killed the moment.
Summary: First beer I've dumped down the drain. This is the first of a 6 beer Petrus sampler box. I hope the rest are better, aka drinkable.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
1.75/5  rDev -57%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I have not seen this beer before at the LCBO, so I jumped all over it. Bought two bottles.
What a mistake!
Just an awful tasting beverage. Sour and bitter in an atrocious combination. If this is the best Petrus has to offer (and according to people around here, that is the case), I will stay far, far away from them.
Horrible.
One of only a couple of beers that was poured down the drain.

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1.75/5  rDev -57%

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1.7/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Poured into a tulip. My last offering in the gift style package from petrus. It has really aggressive carbonation and so you have to be gentle with this one. Golden body that is somewhat hazed up.

This is one tart son of a bitch. Pucker up for this one. First drink is a shock to the palate. After some thought trying to piece this together the predominant theme is green cherries. Very young cherries mixed with an ever fading kendling just slightly in the backdrop. Alot of similarities to a dry white wine. A fairly one dimensional beer from my vantage point.

Notes: I enjoy a tart brew. This is just overbearing and one dimensional.

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1.65/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Escape from the Past. Just sourness, in both nose and mouth, without much more. Low drinkability. Boring. Didnt find myself wanting to finish it after the kid wake up and had to interrupt drinking it

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

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1.39/5  rDev -65.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My second offering from BIF18. I hadn't heard of Petrus before, so I thought I'd tear into this one.

Poured a strawberry blonde color with lots of carbonation. The head died quickly and there was no lacing.

Sorry, but that is where the good times ended. The smell and flavor were sour, earthy, and animal in nature. It was painful to drink and I didn't finish it. I was making faces and gutteral noises like the losers on Fear Factor. Without a few grand sitting in the wings, I won't be tackling this brew again.

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1.31/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

another beer from the Christmas 6-pack. Overall the pack has been a pretty big disappointment. This one, hopefully the worst, will be poured out after a few sips.

A: 2 fingers of head soon dissipates into just a ring around the goblet. Cloudy, yellow amber liquid

S: apple cider vinegar, no hint of wood

T: Tart! Lemons, sour, but not in the way the brewer intended (even it were a Lambic or Sour Ale, which it is not), more the way you would feel if you drank some apple cider vinegar, yeah, it’s that good.

M: leaves your mouth feeling like you had sour apple dishwasher detergent in it.

Judging from the ratings others have given other people got some decent bottles. I didn’t. My guess is that air came into the barrel (although there is no hint that this has touched any wood) and turned the beer to vinegar.

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1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -69.3%

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1.24/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This isn't beer. It taste like deer shit.

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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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