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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: 1241   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.


MacDouglass' rating

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma: a combination of apple juice concentrate and mushy brown apples beneath an apple tree in autumn, honestly, thatís the aroma that predominates to me, and Iím not even sure if apples are in any way involved in the brewing of this beer; Appearance: a very pale yellow on the pour that turns more orange/golden as you fill up the glass, light, white head that quickly dissipates after the pour, decent, consistent streams of bubbles that collect at the edge of the glass; Taste: a strong sour punch without any sweet (aka: not candy-like) upon initial draught, followed almost immediately by a bitter aftertaste and maybe something reminiscent of medicine, indeed, this is a very strange beer, maybe some soggy wood in there somewhere, the malts are hidden behind the sour, but, to me, the hops are completely masked by the sour, I still taste something apply, maybe almost apple vinegar, since I love sour ales, this is all very good to me, but Iím pretty certain that my wife would resolutely refuse to finish the glass after the first draught; Palate: mostly, the sour lingers, not a lot of complexity in the palate, mostly, I think, because the hops are so masked by the sour; Overall: a nice sour ale experience, since I still donít have many sour ale experiences under my belt, I canít really say one way or the other whether or not this is superior in its class...Iíd definately recommend it to an adventurous beer drinker though!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
Hazy golden yellow, yellow head. Nose is apple tartness, mild malt notes, wood. Flavor is more malt and apple tartness with some fruity notes and wood. Nice one. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3544) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
On tap during Brussels vacation. Golden with beige head. Aroma is tart, light sour, wood, pale malt and sweet notes. Taste is similar, fairly sour, lactic, tart, pale malt, light grain and wood. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 08.05.16. Pours clear golden with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sour, wood, malt, fruits, apples. Flavor is wood, sour, fruits. It is very nicely balanced. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew, reminds Rodenbach Grand Cru

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennetporter (57) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This is my first sour ale, so I canít comment on the style. Pours a dark straw-color from the bottle with a thin white head. Sour but balanced, makes me want to try more of the style to see where this stands. My gut tells me this is a strong representative.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fdomig (412) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Aroma is light bubble gum, light hops, light sweet. Appearance is pale yellow with a fast decreasing, white head. Taste is very sour and light bitter/sweet. A strong sourness and light bitterness. A good sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by MisoW, many thanks. Golden color with huge white head. Lambic sour aroma, wood, funk. Nice sourness with lemon, gooseberries, funk, wood. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1789) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sourish, acidic, oak. Taste is sour, acidic, wood, fruity - some berries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (404) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours pale golden orange, thin white head. Aroma is white grape, oak, apple cider, faint vinegar, pale malt, lemon. Flavor is med sour, big oak, vinegar. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2346) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
Clear amber color with a frothy white head with good retention. Aroma has acidic notes, some wooden hints and sweet traces. Flavor is light vinegar, some fruity notes, wooden hints as well. Slightly sweet final with wooden notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at The Fiddler. Pours hazy amber golden with an off white head. Aroma of tart fruit, citrus, big oak notes, light funk and light vinous notes. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.


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