Brouwerij De Brabandere Petrus Aged Pale – Sour / Wild Ale at 7.3% ABV

Brouwerij De Brabandere Petrus Aged Pale Sour / Wild Ale at 7.3% ABV ($4.20 at Specs Main Branch, 330ml, no bottle date or best before)

Pours hazy straw with a short loose foamy head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is mild barnyard funk, cidery apple, woody and vinous notes. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate tart, mild funk. (7/10) Light body, moderate to low carbonation, dry tart funky finish. (4/5)

An extremely well-behaved sour/oude bruin that would probably make a great introductory beer for those interested in expanding their horizons to include sours. The taste is actually nowhere near as sour as the aroma would suggest – to the point where I was actually a little disappointed (but a neophyte might be relieved). Pleasant cider and vinous notes are present, and it continues to open up as it warms. The sweetness is quite restrained and the finish moderately dry, make this a very nice sipper. (15/20)

My 136th from the 2010 Edition of 1001 Beers, 129th from the 2013 Edition, and 143rd combining both editions.

8/10 #1001beers #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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