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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1184   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bright spot light yellow with a smoothly foamed top of white froth sitting about a finger high. Keeps an immense amount hanging around and the lace is in inky strings. Aroma is fairly funky with a semi charming, paled down thwapp of soured grapeyness and oaky tangyness. Acidic funk to say the least. Taste is a leveled sour tang of old lemon, oak, sour apple, grapefruit, and acidic yeastyness. Floating dryness of tarting parchness is interactive within a woody tone mixed with some white grape and grapefruit sourness. I like the finish more then anything as it tends to mellow off nicely. The front and the swallow is quite grabbing to the palate. It realy smacks it around some and lets you know youíre drinkiní something. Feel is active and full with alot of souring tartness. Drying and oaky with a long lasting effect of white grape and oak. A bit slow to get through. A sipper of a sour Belgain Pale if there ever was one. Hold on to your taste buds with this one; itís quite Lambic-like.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14315) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
Beautiful golden color; big bubbles are forming on the glass surface; nice lace. Aroma of barnyard; woody. Very dry mouthfeel, initially, getting quite astringent at the end; malt flavor and old hops, a good sourness and light fruitness (grapefruit); thin, but with some complexity derived from the wood. The final is somehow empty (and this turns me down), with a reminescence of old hops. Very similar to a gueuze. Better when colder.
Bottle from Delirium Cafť, courtesy of Johan.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
Hazy gold,small fast fading white head.Tart antiseptic vinegary nose. Taste is more of the same. Undercarbonated.. A very poor effort.No where near the quality of Oud Bruin

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2006
33cl - Aroma is sour green grapes, oak, white vinegar, red wine, and yeast. Pours very light cloudy yellow with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor is a dirtier version of the aroma. Palate is tart and mouth puckering sour. Very nice sour, but you better like it sour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. pours golden with a white head. Aroma of oak, fruit, and yeast. The flavor is overly sour, fruit, and yeast. Drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10731) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Sour fruit - cherries and apples? - for aroma. A bit of yeast. Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Starts with apple, passes to generic sour, then to an oaky yeasty finish. Something like a sour gueze (some arenít). Extremely dry, even astringent. Definitely puckers the mouth. Apple is ever present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle (GBBF 2006): Clear light gold. Sour cherries and berries in the nose. A touch of hot alcohol. Quite acidic, but very tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3448) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
Nice white head, golden and oakwoodsour? Sour as my shoes after a lond day, didnít knew i could taste that good. Fresh and wonderful in my mouth.taste of gooseberry

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8382) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2006
cloudy grapefruit colour with noticeable white crown, generous lace left in glass. Sour flemish aroma, sour apple, somewhat like a wild ale. Numbing sour mouthfeel,with significant carbonation, refreshing. Not for a newbie. Sour apple cider in taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from the wonderful Belgian Belly. Wow. What a glorious beer this is. Straight away the nose tells you this is going to be good. A great farmyardy and earthy aroma with plenty of sour fruits and just a faint lick of sugar and cinnamon. Appearance is nothing to get excited about but the strange orangey hue gives hints that this is going to be something unusual, and unusual it is. Actually itís better than that, a wonderful golden colour of the likes you rarely see and great great looking lace. It drinks like a soft, smooth lambic. You get that fatastic lambic like tarty zing around the mouth and the slight sourish burn on the tongue. A champagne yeast like character that is wonderfully dry and refreshing. Finish is also akin to champagne. Palate is simply excellent. A near perfect mouthfeel with just the right amount of carb. I keep upping the numbers and I canít help it. I really was not expecting this. Itís like a fine cider, mixed with a top grade golden ale, mixed with a special lambic and capped off with an aged character that makes this a very very good beer indeed. Balance is superb, as is the finish. Wow, wow, wow. I need more of this. Thanks for the recommendation Jason.


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