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Petrus Aged Pale

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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Aged? Many beers have a long maturation, but this one has only 24-36 months in oak barrels. Pale? This beer has an old gold to bronze color, rather than the burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders. This is the ‘mother beer,’ used in various quantities to blend with the other Petrus beers, and to give them their unique and very distinctive taste. This mother beer is rather sour with a bite like the best Brut Champagnes. A connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (1926) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2015
Super duper sour! Not like any beer I have ever had before. I am truly impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (740) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
Blonde. Citron. Très Sûre. Boisé chêne. Levure sauvage. Florale. Légère et rafraichissante. Finale bonbon sûre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2015
Where and how: Bottle 330ml
Aromavinous, farm yard, hay, zest and leather. Classic.
Appearance :
Top: medium white cap.
Base: clear golden.
Palate : medium bodied, fairly soft. Tad silky with lighter walls. Medium lighter carbonation.
Taste: very approachable in style. Mid tartness, zest with gentle funk. Refined. Alcohol very well covered. Refreshing after long day,
other notes others can do better.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Light clear gold with fast dissipating white head. Smell is funky, taste is great, bracingly sour. Hard to describe the unique flavours in this beer, acidic, a bit white winey, and very funky. Marvelous!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1726) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Overall: Bitter grapefruits, white vinegar, dextrose. Some leather. Very dry.
Note: Bottle 750 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-04-06.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (623) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are hay, lemon, apple, grapes, oak and vinegar with grainy and earthy notes. Generous acetic sourness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick texture.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (175) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Sûre à souhait, cette bière blonde aux allures vives et délicates saura certainement ravir à souhait les vrais amateurs de sour. Du fond du verre émergent avec vigueur de très grosses bulles fraîches et éclatantes. Le nez est sûr et rappelle avec intensité la pomme verte mêlée à un vinaigre bien dosé. En bouche c’est très sec et vif. Le raisin vert est à l’honneur. Tel un excellent vinaigre balsamique blanc, l’acidité est forte, mais balancée par un sucre non négligeable qui confère à cette bière une belle rondeur une et un équilibre qui nous convainc sans effort à en boire une autre gorgé. Curieusement, cette bière me fait replonger dans mes souvenirs d’enfance où je raffolais des bonbons sûrs et pétillants. La finale est sèche tout en étant longue et très raffinée. Superbe!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Close to clear golden body, one finger-thick, white head. Fragile lacing. Ripe tart lemon nose. The flavour character is dominated by lemony tartness with a touch of oak. Tart yeasty fruitiness to the ending. Refreshing cleanser (Tromsø 21.03.2015).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgis (247) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2015
Complex aroma with hint of hard cheese and boozyness. Pale yellow with serious lacing!tart sour dryness in taste bit of apple’s. Very complex for such a newcomer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle exported to Canada not US, fuckers, poured in burgundy glass. Nice fine sparkle and creamy head atop gold body. Taut dry and sour aroma, notably sour and dry palate showing wood and pale tart fruit. Long hop note of bitter on finish along with almost gueuze-like resonances of sour. Mineral and herbals. A serious beer for sure.


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