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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1208   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 33 cL bottle, snifter. Slightly hazy, deep golden hue reminiscent of orange blossom honey. Froth and somewhat foamy white head is on the small side but well lasting. Pungent and refreshing Acetobacter vinegar aroma sits upfront. Rich and spicy Gewürztraminer qualities are layered over oaky and toasty chardonnay hues. Tones of pears, yellow cherries and flowers round out the aroma. Flavor is similar, but more focused on the vinegar tartness and less on the vinous qualities. The flavor starts with tart and toasty flavors and segues into a cleansing fresh, fruit acidity. Medium-full bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1098) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2005
very pale sour ale--tons of tartness, lambic-esque. the flavor blends better with less emphasis on the sour. turns into something that is quite drinkable and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 16, 2005
Not bad, fairly one dimentional. Some brett in the nose and flavor, sharp lactic character. Very refreshing and thirst quenching. Nice summer time beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Gracias to CaptainCougar for the bottle. 2003. Clear apple juice colored body topped by a foamy white head. Excellent glass lace. The aroma is nice, brett, very Rodenbachesque. Sour fruit. The flavor reminds a good bit of the Rodenbach Classic. Light mustiness and vinegar. Also lightly sweet. Soft medium body. Intersting to compare this to Pizza Port Le Woody. The Le Woody is much more centered around the barnyard, leather, horse blanket (Cantillon) model while this one is much more vinegary (Rodenbach). The beers look quite the same in the glass and according to Tomme the Le Woody used a similar fermentable bill as the Rodenbachs. Bottom-line though, that while this beer is great it is only a shadow of the Le Woody.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
I love this stuff for an every day drinker. Nice tart sour citric acid and vanilla. good malt balance . wonderful palate cleansing refreshing ale. The first sip has such an amazing pucker factor give it to a Bud swilling buddy and enjoy.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
Golden colour with a big white head. winy light sour aroma and taste, dry. Medium to full body and a long sour dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2005
Clear golden, very effervescent, small quickly fading white head. Scent of yeast, sour oak, green apples, stables. Tart but not that bracing tartness like Cantillon, a clean crisp tartness with sour cherries, unripened grapes, straw, wow, very interesting. Just the right brew to console me being I just found out today that didn’t get the job opening in Belgium.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Bottle from Slob. Pours a clear golden to light amber color. Smallish white head fades to just ring the edge of the glass leaving fair lacing. Sour, funky aroma. Thin bodied. The overwhelming tart flavor strips the enamel off of my teeth instantly. Acidic. I am not overwhelmed with this but I am not offended either.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Golden color with a white head. The taste is sour but rather thin body with citrus and grape fruit. Rather dry sour finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
Let me start by saying, that I’m not a big fan of Flemish sour ale’s. Golden colour with small white head. Aroma is sour with hints of vinegar. The vinegar taste is also in the flavor.


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