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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle. At first I had no idea what to think of this beer. Sour, and very bitter. But after a while, the beer was a very interesting mix that I was not faimiar with. Very acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle. Clear light amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing white head. Aroma is grapefruit !, vinegar, vintage, oak. Initial flavor is moderate sweet , acetic, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter, acetic, with a average duration. Body is ligth to medium, texture is oily, dry, alcoholic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle. White high fluffy but lasting head. Clear amber body. Vinegar aroma. Acidic yet relatively sweet grape fruit flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (556) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Golden translucent color, lambic yeasty and champagne like aroma. immediately sour tast growing even stronger finishing with an apple tart feel. active carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Clear, golden/amber appearance with a small white head and little lacing. Tart, green apple aroma with a hint of vinegar. Taste is acerbic, fruity, earthy, vinous to a degree. Wonderfully complex, shifting flavors. Dry,woodsy, long lasting finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7307) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2007
Big white head. Deep yellow body with carbonation. Light acidic fruit and wood aroma with tobacco and alcohol notes. Taste is clear acidic wooden and spicy with a touch of metal. Dry softly metallic and fruity aftertaste. Interesting, but a bit too sour without having enough else to offer. (0.33l bottle.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 Bottle. Pours a bright gold. Nice firm head with decent retention. Notes of baking sourdough bread, apples, toffee and citrus fruits on the nose. An explosion of flavor on the palate. Sour, dry, complex on the palate. Theres a lot going on there. Finishes of sour grapes. Very long. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2007
Nice lasting white head. Very light body, but also very nice sour ale with a fruity aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
bottle. murky pale golden color. sour aroma and taste. lots of complexity. nice and spicy. gummibears.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2007
Golden color with a huge head. Smell of sour white grapes, oak, some hops and malt, dirt, lemons and spice. Taste of sour fruit, bubble gum, tartness, rust, oak/wood, hops and a very sweet/tart bitter aftertaste. I am starting to enjoy these Flemish sour ales!

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