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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: 1201   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 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle @ GBBF í07. Petrus? I thought upon Mesí recommendation but little did I know what I was about to behold. Golden/amberish with a thin white head. Nose of citrus, lemon and lime, apple, yeast and a bit of hay. So much flavour from such a small 25cl bottle, itís got qualities of a lambic and some subtle woody sour ale notes. Tart and citric, again lemon, lime and apple but also some subtle cherry sour ale notes with yeast, malt and a touch of oak. Iím so kicking myself that I didnít grab any of these at Drunken Geese when I had the chance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden in color with a little off white head. Yeasty, very fruity aroma. Coriander notes. Sour fruity flavor. Apples, rasberries. Very tart and sour tasting. Very nice beer. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Golden / orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, oak. Flavour is sour, fruit, yeast, oak,young rasberries, acid. nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2007
Pours golden in color and seems carbonated. Not much head. Very odd aroma. My friend had never had a sour and I let him try it and he was not too happy with it. Very tart and sour in flavor and great on the palate. One of the best sours I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13525) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, golden-orange pour. Berry-like, sour fruityness and some barnyard in the aroma. The flavor is quite sour and berry-like as well. Medium, quite astringent mouthfeel. Truly a lovely beer, that surprised a bit. (070914)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2007
Bottle. [thank you, Skortila!]
Thought this was only available in the states, but Jos found it in Holland, and I in Belgium. Pours a very clear golden cobber-orange with a lot of bubbles. A small creamy white head on top that stays for quite some time and leaves great ífatí lacing. Aroma is funk, muskyness, barnyard, slight sour fruit as well as a clear sweet caramel background. Lively and slightly spritzy mouthfeel. Flavour is impressive, quite tart at first, very dry. A lot of caramel hidden behind the usual lambic flavours. Apples and oak appear as well. Wonderful beer to try!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
A very interesting beer. Mix pack from Bevmo La Mesa. Very stong Lambic qualities. Nose of citrus, apples. The palet much of the same.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle @ Twickenham BF 07 (Tasting). Pours clear gold / yellow with white head. Aroma is fruity / light / oaky. Taste is sour apples / grapes / spice / oak. Great mouthfeel and nice finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours a clear dull yellow with a sizable egg-white head. Very sour aroma, cider-like. Flavour is dry and vinous, again, more cider than beer. Body is thin with subtle carb. What can I say... sours are not really my thing. Interesting to try, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (505) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is tart with a hint of apple. Mouth feel is very lively. Flavor is close to the aroma, with a nice tartness that is not overbearing. This may be the most dry tasting beer Iíve ever had, which is not a complaint. Finish is exceptionally clean leaving your tongue ready for another sip.


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