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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Petrus Aged Pale is an undiluted old beer, only to be exported to the US.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... lactic acid hops ... sour little acidic very fruity. worked better than expected. Want to try more of this as was small sample.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour lactose, cheese, malt, hops and notes of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Thanks Christian. Pours clear gold with a white head. So very matured aroma - sour, sweet, vinous, barrel, oak, freshness. Good mouthfeel & great Sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13525) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle, 7.3%. Acidic aroma, lactic. Clear golden colour, nice stable white head. The flavour is also acidic, distinctly, but not overwhelming. Has a good, satiating acidity. Actually quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottle at a Club-Tasting (Thanks Bager). Clear yellow/golden - white head. Vinegar, wood, sourish, oak, sulfor, bike glue, acid, nice sharpness. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (13280) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Botlle at t’Waagstak in Antwerp. Golden with white head. Sour, farmyard aroma. But little bit of sweetness too. Sourness builds up in mouth, but the feel is quite velvety too. The farmyard carries on to teh end which has a mix of sweet and sour. A real change from the brown beers that I had been drinking. Some lemon. I like this, good mix and balance

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13204) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, golden-orange pour. Berry-like, sour fruityness and some barnyard in the aroma. The flavor is quite sour and berry-like as well. Medium, quite astringent mouthfeel. Truly a lovely beer, that surprised a bit. (070914)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG’05
Golden color, small white head. Very sour nose. Sour, same time sweet flavor. Crisp carbonation. Very balanced and excellent for this style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
Okay, I read Bill’s rating and I’m thinking ’what’s wrong with that?’ Golden with a substantial nose (brett, fruit, wine - reminds of Rodenbach Red). The body is light, vibrant, complex, acidic. So drinkable, so refreshing. If you like this, check out Vapeur d’Antan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 (Bottle) Pours a clear, sparkling golden color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of florals, sourness, and fruit. Flavors of tart boysenberries, sour apple, and vinegar. Some gueze-like qualities. Acidic, dry palate.


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