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:
#2,721
Reviews:
719
Ratings:
2,505
pDev:
13.02%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This brew is a lighter-orange, hazy body, fairly small white head on the top. Great scent, mixture of bubbly gum sweetness, fruity tones, and malts. Intense rush of flavors for generous carbonation. Smooth malt, somewhat sour, lemon zest, bread, some bitter hop, and a slight hint of alcohol. This is a pretty solid beer id say

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Mikasa tulip. Pours with a half finger's worth of white foam that dissipates to a quarter's worth within 30 seconds. Dull gold in color. Bubbles are scarce. Has strong sour yeast, mild green apple and oak, and subtle cherry, coriander, and peach aromas. Initial taste is full on simultaneous ambush of all the flavors there were sensed as smells with a differing magnitude in taste: strong green apple and sour yeast; mild oak, cherry, peach, coriander, and smoke flavors (not sure where that smoke came from (magic?)). Medium bodied, mild carbonation, with a crisp finish. A great oud bruin! Definitely will buy this again, but try it in a snifter next time when I do.

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

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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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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4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Have no idea how this is considered an Oud Bruin. Wild Pale Ale more like it.

Pours a very nice hazed gold, 1/2 inch head, no lace.

Cherry, sour pear, oak, pale malts and apple cider vinagar make up this wonderful smell.

Pale malts, oak and sour apple/pear start this off. Slight earthy and grassy hops follow. The finish is a sour grape mellowed by more oak. Moderate body, perfect carbonation!

Nectar of the gods. Amazingly balanced sour beer! Will grab many more for aging and drinking!

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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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Petrus Aged Pale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2,505 ratings