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

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6343) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Pours a clear pale golden with a thin coating of lacy white head. Aroma of sour fruit and grapes with a touch of subtle caramel malt. Body has nice thickness and starts with a deep sour tartness that warms as it finishes. Nicely balanced with a mild sweetness and good complexity. A nice Flemish sour that reminded me a bit of Rodenbach Grand Cru, despite its color.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Just not my style of beer. Pours a nice light amber color with a white head. Strong piercing aroma that just really stank of fermented apples or something. Taste was way to sour for my liking, once again, might be a great beer, but not my style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2004
Bottled: Golden coloured. Clear. Fluffy white head. Vinegar and some fruitsweetness in the aroma. A little to much vinegar for my likings, but not unpleasant. Flavour is surprisingly sweet. Very fruity and light yeasty. Quite refreshing, and has a citrusy and light sour aftertaste. Last medium on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Nice golden color with pretty decent carbonation,but no head to speak of.The aroma was sour and fruity which pretty well sums it up on that.Whoa,fruity up front then bang you get hit by this rush of sour that slowly fades to a mild tartness and a mild fruity flavor,it’s hard to say what fruit maybe a little apple or maybe a little citrus.I do know this for sure and thats that i like this brew alot.very nice change from the usual beer taste and this one reminds me of sucking on a ripe lemon.Very nice brew and Thanks go to Matt_Dinges for sending it my way.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5699) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Tiny 8.4 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with some ruby red highlights. Thin, quickly fading off white head. Not a very strong aroma, faint toffee notes. Sour but smooth flavor. Has some raspberry notes. The two years of aging really mellow this one out - had the Oud Bruin on tap last week, very sour. Goes down very smooth, good for late night sipping.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
Bottled, thanks to mwsf. This was so good, just amazingly sour and tart, really wild oaky character, so well balanced, juicy and refreshing, lemony and some funky earthy barnyard stuff going on, i justed wanted to drink more and more and more. great beer.


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