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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: 1198   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/6/13. 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a light golden amber color. The head is a one finger white shade. Itís more substantial looking than others in the style, but still fades quickly. Thin splotches of lacing are left on the glass. S: Thereís good tartness on the nose - better than I expected really, given how low the Petrus Oud Bruin was in sour qualities. The fruit esters here are pretty light; apple, pear, grapes, and maybe some vague citrus. Even touches of honey and pale malts are found. T: Oh yeah. This one has some good mouth-puckering sourness. Itís definitely acetic/vinegary in nature; however, itís not perfectly integrated within the other (meager) qualities the flavor profile provides. It is balanced well, however. Just like the aroma, there arenít really any cherry fruit qualities, itís pretty much apple/pears/grapes alongside the acetic sourness. It becomes less tart near the finish as some light maltiness and the faintest ípingí of grassy hops come through. M: Pretty damn light in texture, which is just what I look for in the style. Oak tannins help to dry out some of the acidic zing on the finish and aftertaste, and never come across too harshly. It isnít particularly easy to drink, but it IS easy to sip, and thatís what counts. O: This one definitely delivers the sour, puckering bite to it - and at a decent price, to boot! I really wish it was fruitier, but thatís just nitpicking. Iíd definitely consider making this one a go-to sour for me.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (888) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium white soapy head with low retention. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sour with some sweet and bitter tones. Citrus, cherries, herbs and some caramel. A nice sour brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (781) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2014
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a lightly cloudy golden color with an average (1-2 finger) white sudsy head that reduced slowly, down to a thin film with a large collar and possessed excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with a note of citrus (lemon), a slight fruity ester (apples and pears), a hint of cask and a mild vinous scent.

The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acetic with some bold fruity overtones from the get go, becoming rather yeasty and a bit sour with a winey cider taste and a light bitter citrus appeal at the end. The flavor lasted and average time after consumption with a slight fruity vinegary taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a thin dry texture and a rather prickly carbonation.

Overall this is a fantastic Wild Ale with a ton of sweet-sour flavor along with the perfect influx of fruit, which did a good job of hiding the semi-high ABV... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1860) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Clear, golden colour with a thin, white head. Tart aroma with acidic notes, vinegar, wood, lemon, dusty hops, earth, and citrus. Taste is sour. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation - tiny bubbles. Finishes lasting dry and tart with wood and lemons. Good, classic Sour.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
Een bier met een enorm uitgesproken smaak, spijtig genoeg was het niet mijn ding.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEARFN (4) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014 does not count
Solid Sour, real tart on the tongues that lasts. Had it in a bottle and would like to have it off the tap ---BEARFN

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at Lombard. Nice sourness, aroma is very sour, gueuze like without the complexity. Taste is alright, more interesting than the aroma. Gueze like again, sweetness at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow pour with a white head, nice lacing. Fairly sour, some citrus and pineapple notes. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Awesome sour vinegar and white wine aroma. About perfect for my sour loving tastes. Pale yellow body. Taste is sour and dry with some sweetness. Overall a really nice sour ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 5, 2014
A style of its own. Nice white head, clear yellow body. A monodimensional sourness. Aroma of betadine.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
roxtersoxter (295) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours clear golden with medium fizzy head on tap. Aroma of citrus and sour. Sour flavor with smooth finish. Tasting a hint of caramel. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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