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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: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Best from the series thus far. The age barrell notable and enjoyable. Hues of darken berry with generous white head. Sniffs of a wine, sweet and tingley to the tongue, dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2005
330 mL capped bottle: deeply hazed light golden maple syrup colour with a minimal ivory cream. Sweet, yet tart green apple, yellow cake and oak aromatics. Brett and tannins combine on top of lemon zest and bitter honey. Tart and lightly astringent palate with fresh strawberries, green apple flesh, blackberries and acidic white grapes. Simply gorgeous palate, tingling and effervescent. A true gem.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2005
Golden colour. Thin white head. Spicy, wooden, sour nose. Acidic´, sour, yeasty flavour. A little vinous aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
Bottle. Super sour aromas; very lambic-like with lime zest and a hint of tobacco. Some oakiness. Light bodied, nice sour taste with lots of lemons in the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13716) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG’05
Golden color, small white head. Very sour nose. Sour, same time sweet flavor. Crisp carbonation. Very balanced and excellent for this style.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle RBESG. Sour aroma. Yellow color. Sour, sour flavor. Numbing. I’ll rerate this if I ever get into the sour stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Pours hazy orange golden and a thin snow white head. Vinous vinegar aroma with woody tones and a sweet candied fruity middle. Tart geuze-like flavor but with a more hoppy/fruity note. Acidid and woody and very vinous, almost like an unripe white wine. Very interesting, but doesn’t have the complexity of the dark flemish sour ales that I adore.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Acidic aroma of wood with notes of barnyard. Acidic flavour of woods with fruity notes. Looks and tastes like a gueuze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1474) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Sour orange and citrusy wine aromas. Nearly a half inch of white head gives way to lacing on this golden clear beer. Big flavors follow big aromas, with a souring lemon-pine green apple flavors. Not too tart compared to Rodenbach and Duchesse, so very drinkable and neutral in body. A good sipper with much to recommend it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Wow! This only gets a 3.68? Huge sour/tart aroma makes your lips pucker without a taste. Great sour/tart lemon flavor, has a little mustiness to it. Finish leaves you begging for more. Perfect hot summer day beer.


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