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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1241   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
Poured a clear gold with a thin white head and moderate lacing. Malty and acidic up front with a floral hop character and a barnyard finish. More subtle flavors can be detected but are very soft; vanilla, lemon, and green apple. Finish is well balanced between a malty sweetnes and acetic acid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
Light disappearing head on light golden colour. Fairly sour and fruity but not as complex as I’d have liked. Could possibly do well as a summer drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2006
Nice FSA, but not stellar. Missing a lot of the sexy complexity and vinosities of many of it’s ilk. Beer pours a clear, light gold color with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head that leaves a few lacy tendrils extending up the sides of the snifter. The aroma is bright, tangy and sweet: malty with light notes of toasted grain; trace of herbal hop; yeasty with a light notes of B vitamin, barnyard and damp basement; and heavy notes of sour apple and balsamic vinegar, and a light note of tea. The flavor is heavily acidic, lightly bitter and moderately sweet with a long, moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2006
Pours dark golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of brett, leather,sour apples, and cherries. Taste is of sour apples, oak berry, and cranberries. Very dry finish thanks to the brett. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush carbonation. Sweet, sour, and fruity. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2006
Gold blond colour, small white head, some sour fruity nose, very interesting, and distinctive. Taste is light sour as well, finish is light bitter, but again more sour, without getting borred. You should really try this one, very special, nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Hazy light golden straw with a minimal white head. Smells like sour grapefruit and horse manure. Strong sour flavor with a hint of cherries and more grapefruit, very similar to apple cider vinegar actually. Carbonation is light on the palate. Its ok, guess I’m just not a fan of sour Flemish ales.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 I have been wanting to try this one for a while now. Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium golden color with a large white head. The aroma is sour and tangy with a noted vinegar element. The flavor is sour and tangy with a strong cider vinegar note. The finish is tangy and bitter. Far too much vinegar flavor in this one for my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small, lasting white head. Aromas of vinegar, citrus, oak, and some mustiness. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of citrus, vinegar and oak with a crisp, tart lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1958) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a surprisingly pale yellow with a small head but considerable lacing. The aroma is dry vinegar with hints of mandarin orange and sweaty socks and sizzling bacon and a general sense to thai noodles; the flavor is sour, musty and laden with nickel; none of the sweet-and-sour sweetness of some Flemish sours here, but rather the wilder taste of a gueuze. The palate is a bit on the thin side, though lively in carbonation.

This one is interesting but doesn’t come close to my favorite sour ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Very yeasty and very tart - nearly as sour as a lambic, which I don’t really care for. Slight woodiness, and slighlty vanilla and heather notes in the aroma. Its more difficult to define the essence of the flavor because it is so tart. Even refreshing, I’ll prefer this one with some mild or stinky cheese, but on its own, its not my thing.

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