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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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common

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RATINGS: 1181   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
33cL bottle imbibed on 8/24/07. Training wheels for future lambic lovers. Very dry, pretty sour and damn tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... lactic acid hops ... sour little acidic very fruity. worked better than expected. Want to try more of this as was small sample.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Bottle from Friar Tucks in Champaign, IL. Pours a hazy golden amber with a one finger white head. Aroma of belgian funk- sourness, lemon, and spice. Medium bodied with a soft texture and subtle prickly carbonation. Flavor has the right balance between tartness, sweetness, cherry, and malt. Medium dry and oaky finish, with a bite of acidity before it goes down. Less aggressive than other flemish sours, but very balanced and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Very interesting, reminded me of a grand cru or sour ale really. Poured a medium gold with a thin bubbly white head. Aroma was under-ripe apricot, buttery, Some sour alc. as well. Flavour was intense on the front of the palate with sharp tartness. Middle eased with a bit of malt honey sweetness, then a sour finish that was a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
Not a pale ale thats for sure Aroma is sour and barn with some leather saddle. Sour throughtout with a hay and straw flavour. Finishes sour with some cherry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piddleness (5) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2007 does not count
Nose that’s mega sourness and follwed by fruit (cherry.) Appearance of straw/golden. Fluffy head that dies quickly. Light mouthfeel that lets sourness, brettemycisis and barrel aging shine. Mid palate has shortlasting sweetness of cherry and quickly goes to a tartness and bitterness associated with orange rind and prickly. A sipper that warmness one up to the many esoteric styles of Belgium. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
gold in color with light head. very sour with a sweet oak taste. good beer for its style but not a big fan

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Had a Sip of This from a bottle. Pretty damn tasty potent sour. Must re-rate, definetly good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 bottle from Oak Tree. Lightly hazy golden in color. Aroma is alot of sour cherry, lacto- like, with light notes of caramel and alcohol in the background. Taste is alot of sour/tart cherries (brett), with a good deal of oak, caramel and light notes of vanilla. Consistently sour throughout. Very nice flemish sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Clear pale golden amber body with a large frothy white head. Sour fruity caramel aroma. Sweet oaked flavor with a sour background. Definitely quite drinkable.


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