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Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Harelbeke, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged? Many beers have a long maturation, but this one has only 24-36 months in oak barrels. Pale? This beer has an old gold to bronze color, rather than the burgundy more common in the breweries of West Flanders. This is the ‘mother beer,’ used in various quantities to blend with the other Petrus beers, and to give them their unique and very distinctive taste. This mother beer is rather sour with a bite like the best Brut Champagnes. A connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyhallmanti (267) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a light hazy golden colour with a soapy layer of foam on top which recedes to a thin line of foam that curls up the glass. Aroma of grapes, vinous sourness, champagne, apple, vanilla. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter, medium acidic with a soft drybitter finish. Notes of apple, grapes, wine, slight caramel. Texture is sticky, medium bodied with good carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puren (675) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - AUG 16, 2016
Prezentacja:
krystaliczne, złote, skąpa piana osiada do kołnierza i bardzo ładnie zdobi szkło;
Aromat:
kwaśny, drewno przesiąknięte winem;
Odczucie:
ciało średnie, ekstremalnie puszyste, wysoko nasycone, o goryczkowym finiszu;
Smak:
kwaśny, wino, kwas mlekowy, wyraźna drewniana goryczka najpierw balansuje a potem dominuje kwaśność, na koniec wrażenie muśnięcia cukrową słodyczą;
Ogólnie:
znakomite, proste ale niebanalne, popis kunsztu piwowarskiego.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaserov (104) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Color dorado con capa de espuma blanca que se disipa fácilmente. Carbonatación media. Aromas ácidos, de barrica, también champanados, sidrosos. En boca es sorprendentemente ácida, con un toque ligerísimo de amargor. Explosiva. Ni rastro de los 7,3%. Muy fácil de beber y a la vez compleja. Me recuerda a las míticas sidras irlandesas (Bulmers/Magners), aunque prefiero esta Sour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
paulvanpelt (524) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
Zure appels, stroop, witte wijn. Nevelig, goudkleurig. Witte kraag. Te zuur om lekker te zijn.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChadPolenz (1676) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 28C Wild Specialty Beer (base style: 25A Belgian Blond Ale)

AROMA: Classic sour aroma; green and white fruits; some Brett tartness. Slight earthy character from foeders. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Golden yellow; high clarity. Slow steady CO2. Small, white foam with good lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Moderate sourness immediately, followed by green apple; white grape. Slight pineapple on the finish. Fairly strong tartness at the end. Dry, champagne-like finish. Sourness increased with each swig which improves the palette. /20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body with fairly low CO2, though crisp from the tartness. Very smooth; no alcohol presence. Refreshing with a clean aftertaste 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A delicious sour/tart ale with a simple palette that shows how well a sour can be without bells and whistles. 10/10

TOTAL SCORE: 46/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonev (230) - POLAND - JUL 31, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze pomaranczowo zlotym z obfita biala piana. W aromacie czuc kwasne owoce, "dzikie" nuty oraz ocet winny. W smaku jakby lekki wytrawny szampan ze skorka pomaranczy i grejpfrutow. Kwasne z wysokim wysyceniem i goryczka na bardzo niskim poziomie. Czuc zdecyowanie beczke w ustach pozostawiajaca taniny. Bardzo smaczne i pijalne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (1386) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
A cross between a lightly bretted sour, and a apa, it has a good straw like aroma , and a refreshing crispness to its flavour. Very easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1294) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Has a really pronounced nose. Pours a goldish color. A wee bit sour. I liked it quite a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1713) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2016
from bottle. Pours clear light golden, head disappears quickly. Sweet malt and lactic fruit aroma. Sweet and sour body, quite bitter towards the end. A bit one-sided

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (726) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2016
Kevés hab, az is gyorsan eltűnik. Gyönyörű borostyán színű. Illata finom fűszeres, enyhén fehérboros jegyekkel, de felbukkan egy kis körte és alma aroma is. Íze kifejezetten savanyú, citrusos, mellette a fő vonása a fehérboros jelleg. A komló csak a háttérben jelenik meg. Persze tetten érhető a hordós érlelés, és határozott a vadélesztő jelenléte is. Utóízét az alma aroma, az erős citrusos jelleg, és a 20 hónapos fehérboros hordós érlelés határozzák meg, hosszan kitartva. Testes sör. Érdekes kombináció, nem biztos hogy mindenkinek tetszik. Elsőre nekem is túl savanyú volt, más hangulatban talán elfogadhatóbb lehet.


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