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
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#2,539
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,497
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BenHoppy
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A well done sour with notes of buttery oak and freshly riped sour lemons

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Photo of scottyshades
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours pale and slightly cloudy straw color.
The head is small, whispy and dissipates quickly

S: Light vinegar (like apple vinegar), orchard fruits, and an underlying sweetness. Pretty complex, and I am not familiar with the style enough to pick this apart

T: Good sourness, touch of vinegar, lots of fruit. Pretty refreshing actually. But again, not familiar enough with the style

MF/D: Solid carbonation, sour throughout, finish of vinegar and over-ripe fruit

Notes: thanks to the guys at Greenville Beer Exchange for the advice

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
2.44/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Much better options out there, this one fell flat for me.

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Photo of Premo88
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into flute

L: clear gold, just a hint of amber in it to give it a peach look, small head of white foam just 3/4-inch tall but very sticky, leaving a thick coat of foam on the glass, keeps a super thick collar and almost full skin; not nearly as much lacing as sticking, and about 1/3 into the glass, that thick collar and full skin has turned into a tiny little collar (still noticeable) and maybe a 10-20% skin ... still plenty of bubbles rising in the column, just not much foam on top

S: sour ... dry white wine, vinegar, sour grapes, kumquats -- tends mostly to sour vinegar; as it warms, lets off a very sweet note, almost a bready malt aroma trying to squeeze through the sourness

T: super sour and a pinch salty, the sour punches you in the face and gets the mouth watering, then a subtle yet very present sweetness comes in to tame that first punch of sour; oak wood; while it's got a super dry white wine flavor, don't taste alcohol yet can feel the warmth of the strongish ABV; lemons

F: light and very crisp ... works perfectly with the flavor profile

O: this is pretty dang good ... for sour purists, it's loaded with big lemony taste notes and some white wine/vinegar in the nose, and for us sour novices, it's got just enough oak flavor and sweetness to tame the tartness and make it easier to drink. I love it. Not as sweet or fruity as Monk's Cafe, but with a pinch more sweetness than the Berliner weiss.

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Photo of MenardMa
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Kromes
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. A hazy yellow/gold color with a finger's width white head that laces the glass. Sweet citrus tang with vinegar and biscuit malt aromas.

On first taste, you get a bit of the wood flavor from the cask along with a nice sour citrus tang and biscuit malt. The aftertaste leaves a muted sour tang and a little of the wood flavor. It is a surprisingly clean and smooth aftertaste for such a strong flavor. Very refreshing and drinkable. No alcohol flavors.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of valianes
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nzerbe
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Branlott42
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kwkdmk
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jebrew
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gosox8787
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 750 mL poured into my Portsmouth Brewery tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice white, light two finger head that recedes into a lacing around the edge of the glass. Deep yellow in color and very clear.

Aroma: Green apple, banana, and a touch of tart lemon. Some barnyard funk is present as well. Not overly sour at all but there is certainly a level of tartness.

Taste: Lemon, some wild yeast and green apple all take the forefront with some white wine sweetness in the background to balance the tartness. Not overly complex but tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and easy to drink. Plenty of carbonation.

Overall, a really affordable and light sour that offers a lot of flavor. Nothing about it stands out particularly and it is definitely not that complex. Really nice starter sour with some nice flavors. Would drink again, but not really that memorable.

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Photo of kguard
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scottspencer
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kkazemi
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patm1986
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of mothmanscott
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an almost clear gold with effervescence rising from the bottom of the goblet long into the pour. Pour produces 2 fingers of somewhat lasting, foamy, white head that leaves a wash of thin streaky lace. Aroma is pale malt, Belgian yeast esters of peach, pear & apple with lemon, sour, wood, spice, pepper & dry grass with a white grape hint. Taste is sour, green apple tart with other white fruits, white wine vinous, woody tannins, phenolic, pale malt, lemon-lime, very dry with a distinct but distant bitterness & pepper. Cracker malt & soda dryness in the peppery, vinous finish. Green apple, phenolic, mildly bitter & astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation, prickly, puckering & dry.

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Photo of CWhite
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a bright gold, faint haze, with one finger of sudsy eggshell head. Lacing is minimal

Smell -- Brett, oak, lemon, dark pitted fruits.

Taste -- Quite tart up front with salted lemons and biscuit. The middle yields some sherry-like flavor along with raisins and prunes. The alcohol becomes noticeable toward the finish, along with more pronounced oak.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to light in body, a bit slick with ample prickly carbonation and a dry finish.

Drinkability -- This beer is very dynamic with the flavors quickly evolving throughout the taste. Exceptional to say the least. I feel foolish for putting this back on the shelf so many times before.

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Photo of Tafyob41
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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