Friday, December 1, 2017

Ölbeat 314 (BC17 #1): Petrus Aged Pale

Brewery: De Brabandere
Country: Belgium
Style: Sour Ale
Abv: 7,3 %
What about the beer?
Colour is pale yellow with a large white head. Aroma has vinegar, sour berries, apple and yeast. Taste begins with extra-tart berry-fruity bite. Tart citrus and sour berries take over with some funky vinegarish yeast. Towards the end sour cherries get company from sweetish fruits. Aftertaste has sour berries, sweet apple and some sparkling wine.

Unique and nicely complex Sour Ale. Berries and fruits to give tart, sour and sweet, vinegar, yeast and wine to give their distinct flavours. Very noble when compared to modern acidic and amplified sour ales. Delicious brew.


A noble brew asks for a soulful classic. Since the beer has an original sour taste, I picked the original version of this great song.

J.J. Cale: Call Me The Breeze (YouTube)

From the 1972 album Naturally, the song was written by J.J. Cale.