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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1185   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TAR (2441) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 Honeyed lemon. Thick and sticky white foam. Attractive aroma of lemon rind, brett, and rose petals. Deeper swirls brings out sweetish malts and rich toasted oak. Soft but creamy carbonation. Iron comes and goes, with continual acidity and a restrained brett flare. Finishes slightly moist and sweet with a gorgeously harmonic culmination of oak and toasted malt hulls. Absolutely amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kodos (200) - USA - MAR 21, 2002
Excellent beer! If you enjoyed sweettarts as a kid <or an adult> or any type of sweet/sour dish, this is for you. Impressive!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 25, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2003 I remember MJ's notes calling this a love it or hate it beer and that certainly shows below. I thought it was outstanding. Wonderful orange/lemon and ginger in the nose and on the palate, while the sourness in the finish is extremely refreshing. A little musty and perfumey in the aroma while I also get some nutmeg spice in the taste. Predomainantly sweet, could even verge on syrupy, but the dryness in the finish strikes a great balance. I received this as a trial offer, maybe I;ll join the great Belgian beer club.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2004
sampled 7/03 Ok. I'll admit this beer is way over my head as far as my experience with a with a wide range of beers. I had never had anything quite like this. the yeast yields a near cider fruit flavor. the mouthfeel is still full and the finish is fruity and light with a citric aftertaste. The whole flavor is absolutely out of this world and the drinkability is second to none.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled. Deep golden, clear, near no head. Acidic and dry. Fresh, tart and firm a lot of lactic acid. Well balanced and simply wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Ooh. what a surprise, the bottle doesn’t say this is a Flemish. I really like this beer; very tart and biting; no subtlety here!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MegaMouth (2) - USA - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
Smells like an oaked sauvignon blanc with caramel. Big beautiful head on the pour. I like sours, and this is sour. Better to taste in the back of your mouth than on the tip of the tongue to get the medium sourness. soft carbonation, oily feel, nice finish. I love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (78) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Pale color, slightly sour taste and strong.puckering aftertaste. Dry mouth feel and minimal fruity sweetness. Very good overall drink!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
One of the better, widely available sour beers, though you wouldn’t be able to tell from the packaging. Lots of citrus, some lemon and grapefruit. The tangyness of this beer is its greatest advantage.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (295) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Strawberry blonde fizzy light gold pink clear color with a foamy head. Citrus strawberry flavor with a hint of cherries.


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