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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: 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Poured a clear golden color and white head. Aroma is woody, citrus with some vanilla. Flavor starts tangy, sour, and fruity and ends with a light tannin finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2491) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Medium sized white head, fair retention and lacing. Clear, pale/copper hued brew. Fruity/citrus, berryish nose with hints of vinegar, light vinous notes also. Light/medium body, prickly on the tongue. Tart, fruity, lightly woody, refreshing, crisp, red apple notes along with a light spiceyness. An interesting, complex brew. Alcohol is well masked. A refreshing beer. Finish is dry, crisp and sharp. Man that,ll wake up the old taste buds! Giddyup!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Golden. Heavily aromatic, dry, mostly sour, with notes of lemon, green apple, red apple skins and oak. Complex, refined and great for the style but beyond the sourness, there isn’t much flavor here, nor body. Lemon, grapefruit and green apple are present in the back of the palate. Totally different from red ales and oud bruins I have had in the past.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 (Bottle) Pours a clear, sparkling golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of florals, sourness, and fruit. Flavors of tart boysenberries, sour apple, and vinegar. Some gueze-like qualities. Acidic, dry palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (644) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2004
The sour apple aroma doesn’t hide from the second the cap is loosed. The pour is surprisingly mellow, with a champagne-like effervescent yellow/gold result. The taste has two stages - the first is a harsh sour vinegar kick-in-the-pants. what follows is full, sweet and fantastic. White grape and pear appear, as well as i touch of wood and leather. The finish is completely satisfying, with the perfect mix of sweet and sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2004
A well-balanced sour ale. Sour at first but the fruity undertones of apple/grape quickly mellow the bitterness. Complex but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Cloudy orange color with a white head. Strong sour aroma. Flavor is really sour with some oak. Too sour to really taste much else.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2004
Oak aged aroma really comes through with this one. Sour, vinegar, and white wine in the nose. Seems to have some spices in there as well. Complex indeed. Tart, white wine flavors. Very dry finish. Alcohol burn and warming in the throat. Interesting beer, but would not be one of my favorites.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2004
many thanks to mwsf for cracking this open. massive aroma of white grape, vinegar, oak and pleanty of sourness. quite sharp but with plenty of character, bloody nose, hint of cherry and tomato sauce flavoured crisps and then a touch of lemon rind and dry sourness. really classy stuff, i can´t believe it´s not rated higher

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
Hard to place this one--while there are some of the sweet yeasty notes reminiscent of a double, there’s a strong, sour brett presence and an unmistakable oak profile. Fairly unique stuff--refreshing, but the oak flavors get to be a bit too much about halfway through.


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