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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: 1145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rnunes75 (125) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 15, 2014
Our Petrus Aged Pale is an undiluted old beer, only to be exported to the US.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (373) - - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Tart, malty aroma with vinous notes. Pours clear, golden colored with a thin white head and no lacing. Tart, vinous flavor with apple notes to start. Finishes dry with tart, vinous notes and a clean refreshing end. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2200) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a hazy yellow color with a ton of foamy white head. Lively carbonation and some floating yeast. Vinegar, wet grass and yeast in the nose. Sour taste includes tart apples, pear and grape. Mild malts and light grassy finish. Tasting notes from 2/2014.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2038) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap at Dohertyís Alehouse Warwick. Funky, fruity earthy with a bit of wood, I enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (176) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours light yellow color. Visibly fizzy. Light head. Aroma is tart, yeast, funk, bread. Almost smells bretty. Taste is tart, moderate sour, hints of yeast and citrus. Very dry finish. Palate is highly carbonated, almost too much so, light body. Overall enjoyable, but not the best Iíve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milewide (1386) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Lots of sour, and rich mouth feel. Without the floatiies that I like. No fruit overtones, and little oak contribution.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (815) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
Heldere koperen kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zurig, honing, kers. Smaakt zuur, hout, fris. Een van de betere zure bieren die ik op heb. Nog steeds geen liefhebber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2014
It poured a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma was yeasty and sour with some spices and citrus notes. The taste was of bananas, cloves with some yeast in the finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (886) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Very clear pale gold. Acidic aroma with some lactic funk. Sips crisp and slightly citrusy with oak and a sour dry mouthfeel. Leaves a slight puckering on the tongue. Carbonation is medium and there is a slight vinous character. Slight cellar, musty flavor in the finish. Also has a slight apple and cider like profile. Complex, mostly dry, semi sweet, dry and sour crisp ale.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Periztripel (5) - - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
Appears beer vinegar. Hard to finish if you do not like acid. To try something different but bears little resemblance to the real ale.


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