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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1228   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 5, 2008
[Courtesy of fonefan] Clear golden with medium white head. Sweet and sour aroma with notes of wood, ripe fruits and brett notes. Somewhat sour flavor with brett, ripe fruits, oak and balsamico. Ends sour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Re-rate 6/3/14: Bottle sample at a wood-aged beers tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Golden, oak, funk, fruity. Sour, dry, citric. Finishes bitter. Great. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8

Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Woody aroma with vinegar, a bit of biscuits, and some fruitiness. Sourish flavor, a bit fruity, a bit grainy with bready notes and a very sour finish. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3

(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Clear golden with a white head. A woody aroma but somewhat sweetish. Soft sourish flavor with wood and fruits (apples). Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
This brew puurs a clear dark golden color with a medium and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of sour fruit and Brut champagne. Medium-bodied and dry with a tart fruit character that is mouth-puckering on the first drink. Flavors of sour apple, grapefruit and light yeast in the background. The finish is fruity and leaves a long tart apple aftertaste with a hint of earthy malt. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Pours clear golden into the snifter glass with a very tiny head. The head quickly faded to leave a few carbonation bubbles at the top. The scent was very sour with hints of vinegar, sugar and malt. A very sour, carbonated bite up front with an acidic finish. Nice flavors of oak to compliment the sourness. An enjoyable sour ale.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle known to be at least two years old, though exact age is uncertain. Clear golden with slight copper hints. Some white head, falling. Spicy oaky and acetic aroma, some sweat, some horse. Relatively clean flavor, somewhat sweet, slight tartness, slight acidity. Almost watery and quickly fading taste and palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2008
11.2 fl oz picked up at Discount Liquors for a good price of 3.50, and although it sat in my cold car for a long time the quality did not seem to fade. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Sour nose. Wood, hay, horse blanket, a little sour cherries and lemons. Flavor is about the same. Oak, lemons, grapes, orange, hay, wood, hay and earthy. Flavors are a touch watery but balanced well with a dry and slightly acidic finish. Very satisfying when in the mood for a slightly sour and funky beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (1989) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours yellow/golden with a small white head. Sour aroma. Horse blanket. Flavour is sour with hops in the background. Bitter finish. 24-01-08.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Golden pour with a creamy white head. Aromas of sour milk and yeast. Active carbonation on the palate. Flavors of unripe apples, sour orange, slight amount of vinegar. A bit straightforward, but very enjoyable. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
Dark golden body, beautiful white head; Quite deep almost cheap chardonnay like nose with tons of oak; Very sour but very simple, lots of lemon fruity acid; Medium long finish with lots of lemon fruity freshness, quite acidy, lots of oak aroma white wine barrel. Alright.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31625) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
ZBF2008: From bottle. Pours clear and pale yellow with a lacing white head. Light acidic to citric aroma. Flavour is dry almost woody, acidic to light orange and citric fruity. Ends dry and light acidic.


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