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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: 1185   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, that’s the aroma that predominates to me, and I’m 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 I’m 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 don’t have many sour ale experiences under my belt, I can’t really say one way or the other whether or not this is superior in its class...I’d definately recommend it to an adventurous beer drinker though!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1023) - PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle. Pours a clear pale copper colour with a thin off-white head that quickly vanishes. Wood, sour and fruit in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is sour, tart with some caramel notes. A bit punchy if you are not prepared. Overall, a very good beer that stands out of the normal ones.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (649) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Yellow gold color with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Very tart, sour flavor. Punchy, citrus and cherry. Finish is very tart and trails off very slowly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (2396) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Thanks to John for sharing! Sweet caramel and slightly wood-sour in the nose. The beer starts sour-woody, fresh. Very nice sourish-woody. Like a flemish red ale aged in wood. The aftertaste is smooth, fresh, woody-sourish, red fruit, easy to drink for the 7.3%.
Nice, but not too deep! 12/12/13/12

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1480) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Thanks John! Pours a pretty golden color with a small off white head. The smell is cherry, sweet fruit. The taste is a nice sweet sour thing with oak, cherry, ending dry and tart. The body is medium with fine carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes 07. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have tart fruit, stone fruit, oak, mildly acidi, would be a good iintroduction to sours as its more tart than anything, somewhat dry on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (645) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle@ home. Giallo dorato, limpida con schiuma bianca, fine non molto persistente. aroma acetico, legno, scorza di limone, speziato di vaniglia , ricorda un po’ una cantina ed ha note di alcool. Gusto secco, fruttato agrumato scorza di limone. Acida, vinosa-acetica. Di nuovo un sentore di cantina e di legno. Corpo pieno abbastanza carbonata. Spigolosa, non molto calda. Equilibrato ed armonico.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2877) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Belgoklubben, had at home.
Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Vinous, sour, tart, grape, citrus.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit, tart, sour, spices.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
pretty tasty, was quite sour and very tart. a sipper for sure. pours a gold with little head. the aroma gives no indication to what is to come.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle: Brassy, clear, bubbly gold with a short white head. Musty apricot aroma. Taste is very sour and tart, apple-apricot. Vinegar, lemon, white grapes. Crisp and tart.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Mild kumquat and currant nose with even milder oak, a bit of funk. Clear amber, medium head. Quite sour, lime is dominant, but cherry is also present. Finishes with oak. Medium body, cask-like smooth carbonation. Lacks the complexities of a gueuze, but is similarly tasty and refreshing. Really good, and probably Petrus’ best beer.


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