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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1414   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5456) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Ooh. what a surprise, the bottle doesn’t say this is a Flemish. I really like this beer; very tart and biting; no subtlety here!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Appears a hazy, pale gold with a lush, 2 finger, fluffy white head. Lots of scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass. Smell is sugary, oaky, tart apples, aged with lactobacillus, brett, sweet tarts, mild cherries, cakey yeast, aged funk, and perhaps some over-ripened banana peel. Taste is of the aromas...sweet tart, funky, bacteria laden, infected oak aged, Belgian brew. I think you’ll either love it, or not. Personally, I really enjoyed it. Mouthfeel is sweet up front, tart along the tongue, light bodied, mildly acidic, spritzy, and dry. A nice experience of a tart, Oak barrel brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13167) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy pale color with a large frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Heavy tart citrus and fruit aroma. Medium body. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated duration. This is a very refreshing standout beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2006
Slightly clouded golden body with a small white head. Smells like a freshly baked cherry muffin. Very malty with a bready character. Oak barrel flavour and floral hops with mild-medium bitterness. Probably the most hoppy/bitter Flemish Sour I’ve ever had. The balance is amazing, all elements express themselves perfectly. Pleasant surprise, underrated and probably held down because of the lacklustre Petrus name. I wish everything “aged” would be so irresistible… unlike me….

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5170) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle. Hazy, orangey amber colour with a medium-sized white head. Sweet and sour fruit aroma, hinting towards cherries. Great fruity flavours, great balance between sweet and sour, warming alcohol. Cherry and sour yoghurt flavours, woody finish leaving the mouth dry. Well-carbonated, good mouthfeel. A masterpiece of a beer-please some in Europe as wel!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Hazy dark gold wth a white head. Funky sweet and sour aroma with wet wool and vitamin C. Lean and sour with lemon rind and perfect balancing sweetness. Very acidic. Not extremely complex but still very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Bottled - Criterion - Leicester. A bright orange coloured beer with a small white head but a suprisingly large amount of lace. The aroma is lovely and sour with lots of lemon notes. The taste is again beautifully sour and sharp. Great acidity and more lemony fruitiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (9316) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle, Waagstuck, Antwerp, Belgium, 06-10-06. Managed to get this beer in the above bar which suprised me as all that I’d read had suggested that it was export only. Light golden in colour with slight haze and white head, aroma was sour oaky and quite yeasty, taste was more of the same, this was Loz’s beer she took one sip and then passed it to me, in truth not really my thing either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
12 oz bottle, The Beeryard, Wayne PA. Pours a clear medium gold colored body with a small very fine bubbled bright white head. Aided in retention by my Chimay goblet. Aroma is quite tart with a balancing sugary sweetness. Some oak and fruity notes as well. Flavor is quite tart and tannic up front and fades to a drying acetic finish. Some raw oak, light pale malts, and some leafy hops. Mouthfeel is fairly light and airy with a thinnish texture and alot of fizzy efforvescent carbonation. Overall, this was quite an odd beer. Not the beer that I remembered from a few years ago. It had an almost lambic like feel to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9605) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle. Golden with a big white head. Aromas are sour, green apples with yeast. Quite sour. Flavours are sour green apples that are quite addictive. Some yeastiness with a dry finish. Very one-dimensional but decentl

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