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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: 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
11.3 ounce bottle from a mixed 6 pack (on sale) that was purchased at BevMo in Stockton, CA. Aroma is rather sour, metallic, lactic, and definitely a bit funky. Actually, this is quite quaffable for being a Flemish Sour. Mildly hazy orangey boddy with a slight ruddy tint and a nice, frothy white head and some kick ass lacing. Well, this is quite tart, and a little more citric than lactic to start. There is a nice malty creaminess present in the middle, which balances the sour astringency of the start. Finishes more fruity, lactic, and sour. A bit dry. This is balanced nicely and walks the fine line of not being too sour. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
A lactic sour beer. The taste of malts is a harsh lemon flavor. a fizzy mouth feel. its more sour than Petrus old ale but not as sour as some other ones that I have tried.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (423) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2007
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ April 08. Brass coloured, totally transparent. Scarce sparkle, the head is history in no time. Sharp lactic acid aroma with background of lightly fermented (home made) fruit jam. Dry, sour, fruity - apples? - quite wine-like. Light spicy finish, somewhat chalky mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2302) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
Golden amber in colour, medium sized quickly dissipating off-white head, spotty lacing. The aroma is sour, citrusy (lemons and oranges), musty, yeasty, sugary. Kind of reminded me of a faro. The flavour is dry and tart, good moderate sourness, yeasty, slightly acidic, apples, earthy, dark fruits. Dry mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes dry, sweet and lingering for some time. This is quite good, sort of a Flemish/Lambic hybrid.

330ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>Larry Pitonka, thanks Andre.
Vintage 2003.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2007
bottle. golden with nice clarity and thin white head. tart cherry aroma. tart, fizzy, cherry, apple and spice. nice sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4909) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. At first I had no idea what to think of this beer. Sour, and very bitter. But after a while, the beer was a very interesting mix that I was not faimiar with. Very acidic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Clear light amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing white head. Aroma is grapefruit !, vinegar, vintage, oak. Initial flavor is moderate sweet , acetic, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, acetic, with a average duration. Body is ligth to medium, texture is oily, dry, alcoholic.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (7177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle. White high fluffy but lasting head. Clear amber body. Vinegar aroma. Acidic yet relatively sweet grape fruit flavor.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (509) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Golden translucent color, lambic yeasty and champagne like aroma. immediately sour tast growing even stronger finishing with an apple tart feel. active carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1520) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Clear, golden/amber appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Tart, green apple aroma with a hint of vinegar. Taste is acerbic, fruity, earthy, vinous to a degree. Wonderfully complex, shifting flavors. Dry,woodsy, long lasting finish.


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