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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1359   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
de_belg (14) - - OCT 20, 2015
Veel te zuur, je voelt je maag draaien, alleen citrusaroma’s en limoen, niet aan te raden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Oak and sour. Enjoyable lemon tart flavor so,e funk going on along with some sweet grass and earthy hops. Flavor is brandy like dry. Pretty good simple but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2492) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Refrigerated 11.2 brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma nice tart, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is nice tart, oak, and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours yellow with small white head that dissipates. Nose is citrus fruits. Taste follows with heavy lactic. Light-medium body. Medium carb. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Pours clear gold with a moderate white top. Aroma is tangy sourness with light grains and oak. Taste is green apple and vinegar sourness but with a nice base of grassy grains and light pine hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (639) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 9, 2015
Bronze colored, clear, small off white head. Really amazing aroma, overripe fruits, citric notes, some oak, some candy caramel, some sourness but nothing compared to the flavor. Taste is low to medium sweet, quite strong sourness, acetic, fruits, citric, woody notes, moderate bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, silky, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonBlok (67) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden with white head. Aroma: sour, apple, little malt, wine. Taste: Medium sweetness that fits the sour character of this beer. Notes of banana. The finish is medium bitter with notes of wood. Carbonation is low, texture is sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (977) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is funky, hoppy, citrussy, green grapes and some tart green apples. Taste is funky, oaky, grapefruit, green apples and grapes with some brett and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (630) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2015
Bright golden yellow colour with white foam head. Aroma of Green apples a bit wry. Taste of unripe fruit, sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1141) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2015
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is tart with slight hops, green apples, vinegar, tart, white grapes, Lemon peel. Taste is sour, acidic, but with a certain oily malt sweetness. Body is light to oily with a Fairly High carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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