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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (807) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 29, 2015
33cl bottle at Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Lambic type aroma. Sour taste. Sour finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (218) - BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2015
On tap. Beer festival in Antwerp. Lots of wood, wine, apple. Very sour almost vinegar like. Kind of champagne like mouth feel. Highly complexity of aromas. Really doesn’t feel like 7,3%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2015
330ml bottle from a holidaying friend. Pours clear pale gold, long lasting thick white head, nice lacing. Sour aromas, almost wine vinegar territory. Taste has a crisp apple thing going on, dry like champagne, sour too. Lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (280) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Draft. Poured clear gold with small white head that quickly dissipate. Sour fruity aroma. Flavor is apples and cherries. Very tart.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2015
11.2oz bottle. Thin white-yellow. A-tart/sour/sweet/citru/lt malt/oak. T-follows-crisp/clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (250) - HONG KONG - JUN 17, 2015
Pours clear golden with thin white head. Sour aroma, between cider and champaigne. Tastes closer to a sparkling dry wine. Sour-dry finish

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mjik83 (966) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
33cl flesje via drankgigant.nl Alcoholpercentage van 7,3% Uitgeschonken in Keyte glas Uiterlijk: goudkleurig, kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: neus is zurig, aroma is fruitig als zure appel, azijn Conclusie: verkeerde keuze, totaal niet mijn bier. Smaakt als een geuze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (607) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle - pours yellow with a small white head. Aroma is cider vinegar. Taste is sour up front with a fruity vinegary cherry finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lebermilz (103) - GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
A beer close to white wine. Intense aromas of citrus and peach which appear again on the palate. Nothing sweet, rather tart and sour. Soft, but very fine carbonation. Enjoyed this a lot,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (768) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 1, 2015
Crystal clear, golden with low head. In aromsweet and sour, winegar plus some tart fruits. In flavour acidic with tart fruits, lemons, oak. Medium bodied, long acidic finish, fizzy carbonation. Nice one.


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