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Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En vild belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt (pale og cara), lys kandis, humle (hallertau og styrian golding), gær og brettanomyces. Lagret 7 måneder på hvidvinsfade.

English: It’s Alive!!! Indeed it is. This Belgian Ale has been aged on White Wine barrels to give it that touch of alcohol, while the Brettanomyces give the tartness. Complex but well balanced beer.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep orange golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is malty with defined notes of red wine. Nothing really complex nor sour. Taste is similar: malty, boozy, winey. Not really sour. It just has some funkyness typical of white wines. Short sweetish finish. Mouthfell is medium to full with good carbonation. Overall, not really a sour ale in the literal sense. But it definitely reminds of.wine, mostly white wine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1260) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a big lasting white head. Aroma sour green apple, green grapes, and brett. Taste is tart fruits, bread, caramel, and some funk. Lively carbonation. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (3093) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, amber with large off-white head. Nose of lemon, grapefruit and brett. Sour/ sweet flavor again with citrus and brett as well as hoppy note of white wine. Medium bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Slightly sour finish. Nice, smooth and crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1670) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
Tasting @De Molen
Slightly hazy amber, white head. Aroma has some brett. Taste some bread, some brett, some funk, relatively mild.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansjelaah (1673) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus samen met benzai en joes. Oranje niet helder. Ruikt zuur, zoet en fruitig. En smaakt ook zuur en fruitig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4168) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 10, 2012
Brown body, soapy bottle. Heavy sourness, white grapes and dusty, farm. Fermented fruit. Taste is more complex, developing nicely from a light sweet start to a drier finish. (At the De Molen tasting)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3003) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2014 Bottles from Coppers and Rehills in Newcastle. A hazy amber coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has tart red fruity and apple flavours, a malty backbone and a very dry sour cider-like finish. Hides its alcoholic strength well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berlinoise2go (658) - NORWAY - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle (375ml) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Huge, lively, offwhite head, great retention. Hazy apricot/amber colour. Complex, fruity aroma with brett, gooseberry, orange marmalade, white wine, vinegar. Medium body, soft carbonation. Sublimely balanced taste, sweet upfront, then gradually more bitter, with an acidic base throughout. Long fruity-bitter-vinegary aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2012
this bottle was a gusher !!

head: medium, foamy, off white, away fast
Colour: dark amber
Smell: brett , grainy, bit sour, some booze, vanilla/oak, bit skunky
Taste: start is certainly brett, bit of black olives, malts, grains, barley, bit of bubblegum , bit of booze , dry white wine in the end that drys the mouth , aftertaste is a bit earthy and vanilla and some grassy that stays on the tongue , not bad but i wanted it too taste sour !

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3466) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
I had this on tap several weeks ago at The Davis Beer Shoppe. I believe it was an 8 ounce sample. Just found the rating. The aroma is a bit sweet at first with some mild citrus notes. That aroma dissipates quickly and then it becomes quite musty. Somewhat oxidized. Moderately hazy copper-orange body with a strong, off-white head present. Starts spicy with some mild peppery notes. Becomes quite herbal in the middle. Finishes with mild bitterness. Not too much else happening with this beer. Perhaps there are some Juniper berries here?


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