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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (6968) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Clear straw head with medium white head. Aroma is very sour, vinegar, white grape, some barnyard, light cherry, wood. Taste is mild sweet, quite sour, vinegar, white grape, barnyard, some oak. Light, crisp body. Not a lot of sweetness, but enough to offset the strong sourness. The flavors coalesce into quite a tasty treat, assuming of course that you are into this sort of thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Lambic-gueuze aroma sour. Vinegar. Pale amber clear with thin foamy white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts acidic and crisp, like gueuze. Good tart acidity,clean, with chalky bitterness. Tart white grape flavor, some grain. Damn fine beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19951) - 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 (29846) - 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.


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