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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: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled. Deep golden, clear, near no head. Acidic and dry. Fresh, tart and firm a lot of lactic acid. Well balanced and simply wonderful!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 (on bottle) Noe this uor convinces me, that I´m not that much into flemish sours. 91 pecentile??. I like vinegar ,acually I´m known fo that, but not in my beercup. The nose itself is just a whining pear-cider experience with heavy notes of yeast. Marzipan comes next, before more sourness makes my stomakt go;"hey, some of us are tring to make a living down here". Champagnefeeling in the latter and just more sour stuff made me not finishing my share of the bottle. RERATED at RBESG2005: I must admit that my taste has changed over the 1½ years latest beer tour de force for me. This is all what I wrote above; I just like it now :)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Clear golden color with a small white head. Sour aroma with a hint of oak. First sip is very tart, then mellows and has a nice sweet/sour combination. Didn’t expect this much tartness from such a light colored Flemish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Now this is a nice offering from Petrus. Much more complex and sour than their Oud Bruin. The oak undertones are present with an overall refreshing quality. Truly a good, drinkable beer. Slightly fruity with a nice and easy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2004
An orange beer with a small disappearing head. The aroma is lovely sour. The flavor is acidic with notes of wood and grapefruit.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2004
33cL bottle. Nice head, clear golden color. What an aroma! It smells sour (in a good way) yet fruity and funky. The taste is that wonderful mixture of sweet & sour that flemish sour ales have, if they are sour enough. It also has a bit of a peppery flavor along with some acetic. This beer rivals, if not surpasses, many of the Fantome beers, even La Folie. And although it is not a lambic, if you enjoy those beers you will love this beer due to the blending and oak-aging that lead to its complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6183) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of sour apple, gooseberry, wood, lemon. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy/lively carbonation, lightly astringent. The best of the Bavik line, and perplexing that it exists at all given that everything else I’ve ever had scores in the 2s. Why this is so good, I will probably never understand, but no matter...it’s sour and lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Golden color, with a medium white head. Aroma is that not unlike many of the lighter wines. Damn, that first sip is sour. Once you adjust to the sourness a little, you notice a nice fruity taste in the background. Interesting, complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Clear yellow colour with a low head. Very sour aroma! Vinegar and oak. Flavour of dry, sparkling vinegar and fresh pieces of wood. Extremely fresh. Perfect after a couple of stronger beers or on a hot summerday.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2004
bottled: the label on my bottle looked nothing like the one to the left and just said ’petrus aged pale’....pours murky golden with a big white head that deflated quickly. i wasnt sure what to expect from this beer until i poured it the nose was of sour citrus fruit, maybe some wheat...not very pleasing to the nares.at this point i thought it was a sour ale, however the label doesnt state anything suggesting this. in the mouth the nose came biting through with the most sour nausous stuff i have ever had. mostly just sour, sour , sour fruit apples....couldnt get much past this. i had a friend try it. the look on her face was pricless and this is all i would have to show you to know you would not want more. i have had a sour before but it wasnt this sour, this is definately not my bag and quite frankly undrinkable. i will try to rate appropriately for this type of beer.


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