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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: 1198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2001
Finally, the ’Aged Petrus Pale’ has arrived, although I have sampled to date 3947 different beers over the last 40 plus years, I want the 1000th on ’Ratebeer’ to be special, and it is. The Pour A some what dark gold color, moderate to generous white head. The Nose That of a fine wine, malt tones are noticeable, and a tartness, and as would be assumed a certain ’oakyness’. The taste The front is tart/sour with traces of a underlying maltiness, the middle a bit of sweetness amongst the sour, light to medium in body, highly acidic and tingly, little carbonation, the finish is moderately dry, some hops noticed. My Opinion One damn fine beer, I’ve not sampled a great number of ’Red/Sour’ beers, but I do like this beer. Trust me it was worth the wait.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kwoody (1) - - MAR 28, 2011 does not count
This is one of the best sour browns I’ve had. It has a lighter color but still has the hint of cherry and it really surprised me! Awesome!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gschrade (586) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 18, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. It has a sour taste which I love. This is really good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Tasted 2010-12-25. Poured clear, golden with a slightly orange tone. Slightly hoppy. Barnyardish aroma. Very acidic. Quite well balanced.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gsquared (4) - - JAN 15, 2012 does not count
Delicious Pale Ale sour, great after taste and very refreshing. I would highly recommend.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arod189024 (7) - El Monte, California, USA - MAR 13, 2013 does not count
First off the head is hard to get but its a must its so tasty, tart, and of course sour. The beer feels fizzy in the mouth and lips. The color is a light brown. Of all the sours ive had this is by far my fav. It is the most sour, sour i have had. I have one aging and look forward to popping it open in 2015!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2001
Very unique beer. I am glad to be the Belgian beer of the month club to receive this suprise. Aged in oak barrels. Pistachio like palate. Pleasantly sour end.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2002
Excellent. Tastes almost like a gueuze or lambic beer. Very vinous and sour, with a coppery aftertaste. Very nice creamy head on this too.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2002
Big head cloudy golden colour. Floar nose, fruity tatse almost tropical. unusal beer almost like a Lambic lager. Thaks to Gusler drinking this has set new standard.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2003
AT LAST!! This beer, made by Bavik to blend with younger dark beer, for obtaining the "P. oud bruin", or "P. Oak aged dark" in the USA, is as such only obtainable in the USA. In Belgium the brewery refuses to recognise its existence; breweries' representants not knowing about it, or claiming not to... Thanks to a friendly American visitor, here I go. Colour: dark golden-yellow, dusty-hazy. Slight, but seen the acids quite stable white head. Nose: vineous, woody, lactic & acetic acid. Then lemony, green apples. Taste: Beautifully aged. The wood is very discernible. Mellow acids - acetic acid kept below recognition treshold. Hints of sweetness from malt or unfermentables. WOW - this epitomizes the 'Oud bruin' style. Mouthfeel : there is acid-burn, no mistake. The beer is far from empty, a firm underbuild by malt presents itself. Aftertaste: long wood notes. The sweet underbuild gains strenght given some time. Overall: HELL! I couldn't get enough of this beer, were it available here. As it stands, it is a crying shame. It's like making Romanée-Conti unavailable in France!


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