Petrus 80/20 Sour
De Brabandere

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Flanders Red Ale
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3.78 | pDev: 5.29%
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Photo of ajm5108
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a purple-tinged ruby, thin lacing. Pretty straightforward Flanders, lots of lacto tartness, oak tannin, leather strap, etc. Veers towards vinegar territory but doesn’t quite go that far

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Photo of heygeebee
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This seems to be an 85/15 variant but basically the same beer / blend.
However, it's all too sweet.
Nose and taste are all sweet cherry, with just the merest hint of sour from the pale. So its all Cherry menthol with hint vinegar.
I really quite like the Pale, shame it's @ 15% here :-(
Serious at 8.5% tho...

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With their pale ale too sour, and their red ale too sweet, de Brabandere brewers are hoping to make a mama bear's beer with a blend of eighty percent of the pale ale and twenty percent of the red ale for balance, complexity and intrigue.

Petrus 80/20 pours redish gold with a bright rosé pour, the beer easily passes for wine- except for its vibrant carbonation and a spritzy froth. A jaw-tightening scent of dry cider, white wine and kiss of vinegar tingles the nose and provides a fruit-forward and brisk scent. Faint sweetness of hard candy graces the tongue while the mouth is flooded with cherry, apple and lemon flavor.

The taste tightens and the texture crispens as the sweetness falls out from below the middle palate and allows the sourness to intensify its grip on the gullet. Mouth-watering lemon and lime carry a weathered or musten character with a stick-that-way kind of sourness of crabapple that follows. Softened with the tepid robustness of cherry and a stone fruit flavor emerges. Light mustiness of worn oak and faint leather brings a piquant earthy taste to the sour and fruity finish.

Medium-light for a sourness, the beer carries a slight more heft than the classic pale ale because of the added body that the red ale brings, yet the beer isn't at all handicapped by from thirst-stripping acidity and refreshing dryness. A quick finish of citrus and cider extend briefly beyond the cherry and are all carries away by the beer's brisk acidity and carbonic bite.

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Petrus 80/20 Sour from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 7 ratings