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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: 1288   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.


Bontus' rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bontus (657) - Flanders, - JUN 10, 2012
33cl bottle @ Geroen tasting. Pours with a pineau de charente color, minimal head. Nose is very astringent, caskwood, oak, & sour green apples. Aroma more of the same, but in a blast. Amazing wood aroma. Superb sour taste, mellow enough to enjoy, but very ’potent’. No remarks on the palate.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (125) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2015 Sûre à souhait, cette bière blonde aux allures vives et délicates saura certainement ravir à souhait les vrais amateurs de sour. Du fond du verre émergent avec vigueur de très grosses bulles fraîches et éclatantes. Le nez est sûr et rappelle avec intensité la pomme verte mêlée à un vinaigre bien dosé. En bouche c’est très sec et vif. Le raisin vert est à l’honneur. Tel un excellent vinaigre balsamique blanc, l’acidité est forte, mais balancée par un sucre non négligeable qui confère à cette bière une belle rondeur une et un équilibre qui nous convainc sans effort à en boire une autre gorgé. Curieusement, cette bière me fait replonger dans mes souvenirs d’enfance où je raffolais des bonbons sûrs et pétillants. La finale est sèche tout en étant longue et très raffinée. Superbe!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8827) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Close to clear golden body, one finger-thick, white head. Fragile lacing. Ripe tart lemon nose. The flavour character is dominated by lemony tartness with a touch of oak. Tart yeasty fruitiness to the ending. Refreshing cleanser (Tromsø 21.03.2015).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgis (232) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2015
Complex aroma with hint of hard cheese and boozyness. Pale yellow with serious lacing!tart sour dryness in taste bit of apple’s. Very complex for such a newcomer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1538) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle exported to Canada not US, fuckers, poured in burgundy glass. Nice fine sparkle and creamy head atop gold body. Taut dry and sour aroma, notably sour and dry palate showing wood and pale tart fruit. Long hop note of bitter on finish along with almost gueuze-like resonances of sour. Mineral and herbals. A serious beer for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (607) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
330 mL bottle. Brilliantly clear golden with a thick cap of white head that leaves nice soapy lacing in the glass. Big rustic funk on the nose, earthy, vanilla infused barrel, some cider vinegar, woodsy hop and a little spicy phenol. A kerosene tone on the very back end. Opens with a slight malt presence and then quickly turns to heavy handed acidity. Finishes barrel tinged and even lightly bittered. Light to modest body with a creamy palate. Moderate plus carbonation and a long lingering finish that verges on oily.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2612) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours clear gold with a moderate white top. Aroma is tangy sourness with light grains and oak. Taste is green apple and vinegar sourness but with a nice base of grassy grains and light pine hops.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (351) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2015
Deep golden amber, frothy head. Has the expected apple cider vinegar and balsamic aromas. Mouth puckering sourness initially - strong vinegar, only a little green apple. A welcome slightly sweet lemon taste comes through to take the edge off the sourness. Very prickly acidity on the tongue. More enjoyable than many sours I’ve had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dennoman (19) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
2012 vintage @ Den Afgrond, Heist-op-den-Berg. So incredibly complex, delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2501) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Best before is written 11/12/16 on bottom of back label. Pours a clean golden colour with a soapy white head, decent retention and bubbly lacing. Nice sour nose giving notes of vinegar and sweet white grapes. The sourness is most of the flavours, but a little chemical plastic and metal kind of ruin the fun in the finish. Grain lingers. Alcohol is well-hidden in the mouthfeel. Just wish the taste would be better balanced.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours golden. Bubbly. Aroma of vinegar and champagne. Tastes of same. Not really my kind of beer.


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