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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1200   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2003
A nice illuminating golden amber hue with a minimal amount of head. Smelled very much like a farmyard, full of hay and animals, especially dairy cows. A nice combo of bitterness and sourness. Interesting to know that this stuff was oaken cask aged for over two years.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Wow, this is one intense beer! Anyone that says Americans have the market cornered on over-the-top, tongue-numbing beers obviously hasn't had this one. I'm really not sure if I like it or not. Luckily I have another six to find out. Straw color. Crystal clear. Long-lasting white head. Excellent aroma. Some barnyard. Winey. Very acidic flavor. Extremely sour. Light-to-medium body. Fairly effervescent. I hate to say it but my first impression was that of regurgitated stomach acid. Yowza! Re-rates sure to follow...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2003
White wine, wood, grapefruit and orange blossom honey in the nose. Fairly high ABV is absent. Crystal clear, straw-colored ale. Medium-sized frothy white head is mostly diminishing with good lacing. Pucker up, folks, because this one has bite. I love it. The flavor is of lemon, white wine vinegar and wood up front. Pungent, acrid and very lightly bitter on the backside. As with the aroma, in the flavor, the fairly high ABV is expertly hidden. Light bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. A long, acrid, sour and dry finish. Very good Sour! I recommend a blind tasting between this and a package of Sour Patch Kids.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Clear,slightly hazy,golden liquid. Head is soapy but hangs around.Little lacework. Heavy sweet,sour,woody aromas.Mouthfeel is TART.Quite a bit of carbonation as well.Light for a 7%beer. Delicate sweet flavors are surrounded by sour and woody notes. Finish is acidic and dry. Slight hop noticable as well,in finish. This is probably the most distinct tasting beer I have ever tasted.My favorite "sour" beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joet (2162) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
Wow, interesting. Sweet and sour light body. Some dank, dark farmhouse flavors. Heavy wood. Like a medium effervescent gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 swirling streams of bubbles racing to the snowy mountain top..a glistening pale lake sits below..chardonney showers in grape fields..pizza dough and sprinkles of salt...trapped in an oak cask this beer melds into its surroundings..tart lambic twang riding along..tart grape puckering finish..this is a very stimulating style of beer we have here..sour salty and sweet lingering grapey goodness from hell!!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Tropical nose. I had high expectations for this oak aged brew. So sour it gives me heart-burn every time, but there is something about this beer that makes me keep trying it. Reminds me of sour green apples.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Great flavor... spices, oak?. I like sour beers and this one fits the bill! Not easy to find, but worth trying if you like this style.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
Big head cloudy golden colour. Floar nose, fruity tatse almost tropical. unusal beer almost like a Lambic lager. Thaks to Gusler drinking this has set new standard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2002
Gueuze/Lambic?? no, not even close, but good effort none the less,one of my favorite non-lambic soured Belgian beers.Cidery aroma,high carbonation,crisp,dry..may I have another please?


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