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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: 1208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


KornDogg's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (530) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Vinegar and wine aroma. Crystal clear golden body with thin, quickly dissipating head. Flavor begins sour with funky notes. Subtle hints of grape and wheat. An even strong sour finish with hints of fruit.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2014
12o bottle poured at home. Yellow/orange with white head. Lemony and a tart finish. Can pick up the oak age. Pretty tasty sour

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (374) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2014
2012 Bottle at Herman, Berlin. Pour is blonde with a small head, aroma is fruity, light acidic. Taste is sour fruity, well balanced, light citric. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from greens on the most ratings available to me list. Finding some nice things on this list and this is definitely one of them. Cloudy yellow color. Nice sour and tartness. Was totally expecting more hops for some reason. Woody oakiness. Light bitter hops and grass. Aroma is totally nose tickling tart. Really entertaining and pleasantly surprising.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (679) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby. Pours golden with a white head. Sour taste, fruits, lemon, citrus notes, vinegar. Soft carbonation. Dry sour finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
revolution2718 (229) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a very light golden straw with a bit of wispy head. Nose is tart lemons, oaky, Belgian yeast, some fruit ester. Taste is very woody, moderate tartness, a sherry/wine grape thing, a bit of barnyard, lemony, finishes a bit dry and quite woody. Good body, not too much carb. Top tier beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2095) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle@Ølmesse, Voldby - gold pour with white head. Sour fruity aroma and taste, hint of caramel, lemon citrus notes, vinegar, tart on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Golden pour with small lacings. Nose and taste has a light tartness, grape juice and honey. Pretty good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tania_nexust (158) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle gifted by a friend after they had kept it for some time (exact time unknown). Aroma is very wood and sherry-like with a lot of sour-sweetness going on in the flavour - tastes like it’s going to be a sharp finish but it’s actually quite soft at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franksv6 (165) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
Clear golden beer, medium carbonation. Smell is souer. Taste is strong souer , some fruits. Nice sour beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (330) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 24, 2014
What’s noticeable about the Petrus Aged Sour Ale is the balance between the lactic sourness and the dark cara malts. Americans are new to this category and often the sourness completely dominates the malt. I could see this paired as a dessert beer w/ apricot pie - the sourness offsetting the sweet fruit pie. Overall, this is a global example of what America ought to use as a benchmark.


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