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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1376   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (4664) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
lightly hazy pale gld, lactic tartness, lemony, clean, sharp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2015
F: white head frothy, not long lasting. C: hazy gold colour. A: wine, earthy yeast, wood, hint of lemon. T: very special dry earthy, vinous, grapefruit, vinegar sourness and dryness on the palate, some woody tones, leather, tart fruit, medium to complex body, good carbonation, nice dry end on the palate, very good one for this style, worth to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (875) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Draft @ Rosamunde today waiting for E. Pour is gold, 50-60% transparency, minuscule head and lacing. Nose is funk-sour but also fresh piney hops, cool. Tastes like sour grapefruit, good mix of a sour and pale/IP ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3596) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle, golden with a thin lasting head and a tart dusty aroma. Dry-sweet, citrus and herbal bitterness, lightly sour, and complex.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmk (44) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Zure matjes. Weet niet zo goed wat ik er moet. Heeft wel wat van Cider. Dorstlessend...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Hazy golden body topped by a white head. Lots of oak in the flavor. The aroma is funky and not really appealing. High complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1525) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
On tap at Cannery Row BC. Pours a golden color with a bit of head. Mild sourness and nice oaky wild yeast flavors.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bhenning (18) - Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Seriously wondering if I got a bad one of the bunch. Given the average overall rating by other reviews, I have to believe I got a skunked bottle. Tasted terrible. Very sour and tasted like aluminum. I'll have to buy this from another store and give it another go. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3442) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
0,33 l flaske fra De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Klar sprudlende gyllen kropp med et lyst farget fingertykt skum. Nydelige vinøse fatnoter i nesa, rikelig med bærpreg og duft av Brettannomyces. Frisk vinsyre og sitrussyre i starten, grapefruktsyre og -bitterhet midtveis og frokostblanding i ettersmaken. Lett til medium fylde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (577) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Poured from a bottle. I know I should like this, but I just don’t like sours. And this one was like eating a sore patch kid. A tad cloudy golden. A bit filmy on the tongue.

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