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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
84 88 78 5 13 10
Petrus Aged Pale by Brouwerij Bavik
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
7.30 % ABV

Review by Surly Duff on 03/27/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 10 17 4 8 2011
Aged 20 months in oak barrels and cheap. Nice.

Pours a hazy golden blonde with a frothy white head that sticks around for a bit and then settles to a small layer covering the top of the brew and leaving no lacing on the goblet.

Nice bit of sour aroma up front with light malt sweetness and a bit of light pepper and clove. Little bready and a touch of oak notes. Some nice light bandaid.

Light sourness up front with notes of light malt sweetness and a bandaid touch. Just a touch of fruity at the end. Dry finish with a light oak note. Oak notes aren't overly strong for spending 20 months in a barrel. Seems as though it should be more apparent after that length of time but it's just a light touch in the middle and in the aftertaste.

Price: $1.99 Served In: Goblet

Review by tavernjef on 09/30/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 10 16 4 8 2010
Bright spot light yellow with a smoothly foamed top of white froth sitting about a finger high. Keeps an immense amount hanging around and the lace is in inky strings.

Aroma is fairly funky with a semi charming, paled down thwapp of soured grapeyness and oaky tangyness. Acidic funk to say the least.

Taste is a leveled sour tang of old lemon, oak, sour apple, grapefruit, and acidic yeastyness. Floating dryness of tarting parchness is interactive within a woody tone mixed with some white grape and grapefruit sourness. I like the finish more then anything as it tends to mellow off nicely. The front and the swallow is quite grabbing to the palate. It realy smacks it around some and lets you know you're drinkin' something.

Feel is active and full with alot of souring tartness. Drying and oaky with a long lasting effect of white grape and oak.

A bit slow to get through. A sipper of a sour Belgain Pale if there ever was one. Hold on to your taste buds with this one is Lambic-like.

Served In: Flute Glass

Review by seaoflament on 07/24/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2008
Pours a bright golden color with close to two inches of foam, good retention and some lacing.

Aroma is very fruity, a bit vinous, and tart. There are fruits such as grapes, sour green apples, sour orange, peach, nectarine, and some candy-like sweetness from the malt. Tones of wood, oak, and hints of vanilla are present. Slightly spicy on the nose as well. As it opens up there is more cherry aroma that is typical in oud bruins, a very sweet and tart mixture of berries.

Toasted and caramel flavors mix with sour fruits, slight vinegar, and wood on the first sip. Some sweet and sour cherry flavors and lemon.

Good carbonation, not too aggressive but enough effervescence on the tongue to push they sweetness and give you a crisp finish. Slightly dry finsh. This beer would work as an introductory sour.

Served In: Tulip

Review by James Kitchens on 01/11/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 2 11 18 4 9 0
Color is pale golden with notable carbonation. Smell is great - lemon, tart, sour, whatever. It's just good. Taste does not disappoint either. The faint pale ale taste comes out a bit. But what you really get is a green apple and lemony sour taste. Reminds me of something Russian River might put out. Feel is good, and not overwhelming. Carbonation is fine, which was an issue on first glance.

Overall, this one is a keeper. This one is fantastic, but I'm a huge fan of sour beers. So take that into account.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a dull apple juice colored body that has an ever so slight haze to it, possibly from a slight chill. Head starts white and fizzy, but is gone in an instant.

S - Nice funky smell going on here. Slightly bready pale malt provides the background. I get some tartness and sour along with a little bit of barnyard funk. Apple juice.

T - Starts fairly unassuming with a bit of apple and pear. Almost a juice concentrate flavor. Light pale malt. Tart funk comes in with some lemon twang and some barnyard funk. Horse blanket.

M - Medium bodied. Carbonation is better than I thought from the pour, but still on the light side.

D - Super drinkable. Better than expected. Could be trouble on a hot summer day.

Served In: Other

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