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


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RATINGS: 1297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (271) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
LCBO bottle. Clear golden yellow with white head. Nose is tart, sour cherry with oak. Taste follows the nose. Oak and tart well balanced. Dry finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (483) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy pale gold with a small white head. Prominent funk with banana, lemon and green apple. Tart and woody all the way through with a light underlying seetness. Medium sticky mouth with prickly carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2015
Looks..Slightly golden amber, sml- med head Smells.. Wheat, orange peel/rind, some banana, oak and light biscuit malts Tastes..It’s tarty, in a gose space. Citrus, ripe green apple and dull berry sour, clean pale malts, slight ’wit’ character, crisp finish. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Sharp acidic aromas, bile-like, fruity, lemon, tart green apple, faintly nutty. Clear golden-copper, a lasting white head. Dry, sharp, pretty tart. Light bodied, sour and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (259) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 4, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa jasno złota, klarowne. Piana średnia i krótka.
AROMAT: Belgijskie drożdże, sfermentowane jabłko, cytryna słodowość, przyprawy. Są też słodkie akcenty kwiatowe.
SMAK: Cytrynowa kwaśność. Wysycenie średnie. Goryczka/kwaśność - średnia.
OGÓLNIE: Słowo "niecodzienne" najlepiej opisuje to piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsdalen. Lys gylden. Lavt skum. Aroma av godt moden frukt. Smaken syrlig frukt. Bra fylde. Blir ekstra syrlig etter hvert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4548) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden body with a medium white head. Nose is bretty wooden notes, citric acid, hay, mild apple vinegar and hints of straw, pale malts and red berries. Taste is tart lactic tones, apple vinegar, wood, mild barnyard funky tones and hints of red berries, straw and hay. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Very pleasant and dangerously drinkable sour blonde, a genre which isn’t overwhelming the market - I welcome more of the sort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
Pale gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma winey, vinegar, weird sweet/sour smell, but in a good way. Taste is good and tart, but still with a slightly sweet, winey flavour. As someone who still hasn’t really got the hang of sours, this was a really pleasant surprise

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (177) - - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: hay, acidic, fruity, vinegar Taste: heavy sour, fruity, "funky", wooden astringent finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours a clear golden to light amber colour. Huge aroma of fresh wine must with a hint of vanillin,some lemon pie as well. I would call this beer a very balanced brew but definate sour and lemon pie notes. nice acidity and oak provides texture . pretty good, even if not my favorite style of beer. I’d say this is decent.

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