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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2007
Pours copper with a thin but persistent white head. Smells of funk, sugar, sweet malt, some sour hints. Tastes of tarte citrus, some earthy wood, some malty sweetness. Mouthfeel is crisp with a tarte dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a large long lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is very acidic and oaky. Taste is lemons, green apples, light oak and very tart. Medium thin mouthfeel that finishes dry and tart. A great refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2007
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Oak Tree Discount (South Plainfield, NJ). Arôme: Légère odeur de vinaigre d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde orangée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un très mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de citron et d’ananas, le tout vinaigré. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Légère aigreur de vinaigre en arrière goût. (Rating #1010)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Got some wood and a slight sourness in the aroma.Pours a light copper with a light white head.Very nice balance of sourness and slight malt.Medium mouthfeel with a wood/sour finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
11.2oz bottle. Hazy golden with thick white head. Tart, oaky aroma. flavor is sour and acidic, much like white wine, with a long, dry finish. really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
A nice light golden color with a light sweet, floral orange peel nose. This was a very easy driinking light fruity beer. Great for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2007
Very nice rather sweet beer. Rather hard to find beer for Belgium, special made for export to US. Very nice beer and worth of tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
In a de dolle glass. Like the a flemish ale with goodness written all over it, iv been almost sick twice tonite and this makes me feel better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small lively head and nice lacing. Effervescent tart champagne nose and flavor with hints of cherry, orange rind, and vitamin C chewable tablets. Finishes with a sour oak twist and a dry mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2007
Tasted from 33 cL at Waregemse Bierhappening. Old gold color with no lasting head. Aroma is faint but sour. Flavor is tart and dry with grapefruit notes, although maybe a touch metallic. Really dry finish. Not quite in balance, but leaning my direction.


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