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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1180   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2567) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10690) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyit (3435) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8349) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
This was only my second Flemish sour, and I was not nearly as impressed with this as my first--Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne. Poured to a golden pale vcolor wityh medium fluffy, head, decent lacing and lots of carbonation. But whereas the Duchesse was a nice mix of sour early, and sweet later on, this was strictly sour, from start to finish. Aroma of sour green apples and vinegar, carried over into the taste and finally the finish. I actually like Flemish Sours, but this one is not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2006
Hazy gold pour, Great woody, tart flavor, abit of earthyness on the aftertaste. Lots of citrus and wood, heavy wood(Oak) flavor. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
My third time with Petrus and damn these guys are good. This is simply one excellently crafted beer. Aroma is woody, tart and earthy. Appearance is a hazy bannana yellowish color. Mouthfeel is tart, yet still soft enough to be enjoyable. Flavors were very gueuze like but not so far over the top like a gueuze. Slightly fruity, malty, and woody. Yet it also has all the good things like brett, lacto etc to make the beer demand your attention. Really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours golden with a one finger thick white creamy head. Aroma is slight fermented fruit, oak, sweetness, and yeast. The flavor is super sour, sweet finish, fruit, and some oak. Not my style, but a good flemish sour.

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