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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Our Petrus Aged Pale is an undiluted old beer, only to be exported to the US.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13775) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Botlle at t’Waagstak in Antwerp. Golden with white head. Sour, farmyard aroma. But little bit of sweetness too. Sourness builds up in mouth, but the feel is quite velvety too. The farmyard carries on to teh end which has a mix of sweet and sour. A real change from the brown beers that I had been drinking. Some lemon. I like this, good mix and balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2006
Bottle. Big sour cherry, bacteria, band-aid, slight pear, sour brett, light horse, puckering, excellent in it’s thinness. A way above average Flemish Sour.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - FEB 25, 2006
What a nice surprise. Sweet, syrupy nose, musty and funky. Gold color, low clinging head. Like white wine at times, vinegar dryness, drying. Like a sweetish geueze. Thinish body, but an impeccable balance. Between an Flemish brown and a geueze. Just a fantastic brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Light orange, very little head. Pleasant aroma of sour cherries. The flavor is somewhat medicinal, hints of Robo, and more sour cherries. Tasty, quaffable, this description doesn’t do the beer justice. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Bottle. Pale pink-golden beer with a thin white head. Nice tart aroma with some malty fullness beneath. Light tart flavor with some fruitiness (apple/raspberry). Clean and refreshing. Nice complexity beneath the tartness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Very sour yet lacking any sweetness, which makes it taste more like a gueuze than a Flemish Sour. Bready with a copper color; fluffy head. Unexpectedly one-dimensional. Bummed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Thanks a lot to Jacov and Dixen for this gem! Light orange color, nearly no head, lively carbonation. Beautiful nose - sour, cobbwebbs, white balsamico and some bananas - yep, bananas. Apples - like a nice Cider in the taste - dry finish. Round and beautiful! Medium dry finish. Boy this is yummie, I could drink this all day.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
This beer very similar to the Old Brunes and Flemish Reds of Belgium, except this beer is brewed exclusively with pale malts. It is then aged for two years or more in oak barrels, where it picks up intense, sour aromas and flavors of oak. Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter, compares this beer to Rodenbach Grand Cru, and it is an apt comparison. This beer is as tart, sour, and refreshing, and every bit as world class as that beer. MJ also states that this is an "adult" beer, for adult tastes, and that you will either love it, or hate it. I loved it the first time I tried it. Petrus Aged Pale pours to a slightly hazy, very pale golden color with a white head that quickly fades, and a soft carbonation. The nose on this beer hits you as soon as you pop the cap. Very pungent, intense sour and oaky aromas pierce the nostrils. The palate is wonderfully tart, sharp, sour, and refreshing, with some pale malt flavors, big notes of oak flavor, and vinous undertones. Petrus Aged Pale finishes with more sour and oaky flavors in a very sharp, very refreshing, acidic, and tangy mouth puckering edge that linger for quite sometime. This is a shocking beer. I was even a bit taken back by it, like one would be after tasting a strong and sharp blue veined cheese. This beer is indeed one for adult tastes and really could be called a pale version of grand cru. The sour and oaky character in this beer dominates from nose to finish, but in a very, very good way if you like that in a beer. Petrus Aged Pale would make the perfect beer to any number of rich dishes. The sharp acid like edge of this beer would cut right through the richest tureen or pate like a hot knife through butter. I enjoy matching Petrus Pale Ale when ever I do a roasted turkey with all the trimmings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Slightly hazy amber color with a thin, white head. Lovely aroma of sour apples and unripened cherries. Flavor is tart, but not overbearing. Finish is long and drawn out, with a little bit of lemon and tarragon toward the conclusion. Overall, very nice for a Flemish Sour Ale. Some can be a bit overbearing on the vinegar taste, but this one is executed quite nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle. A hazed dark golden color with a whilte head. I had no idea that this was going to be a flemish sour ale. The beauty of the style comes through in the aroma with a tart, sour cherry flavor and aroma.


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