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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: 1314   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1896) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
Gulbrun klar med høyt hvitt skum. Lukter epler, bær og noe surt mot eddik. Smaker syrlig og surt. Sitrusskall, blomster og bæreddik. Syrligheten sitter godt med noe pepperig i avslutningen.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
We didn't dig this beer. It was harsh in the beginning but as it warmed up it mellowed the flavor

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicolas_M (91) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
I was waiting for a red beer, and it was a nice amber coloured beer. An acidic beer, but the taste doesn’t leave the mouth like other sour red beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (242) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2015
07/02/2014 33cl bottle @ my brother-in-law’s. Hazy golden with small head. Aroma & taste : sour, wood, apple

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1355) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a crystal clear, medium golden body with a creamy, off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass. Sweet, sour and strong aroma of sweet fruits and white wine vinegar. Strong flavour of acidic and tart fruit, red berries, white wine vinegar and faint caramel. Light to moderate sweet taste with a moderate acidic long-lasting finish. Mid-bodied, dry and moderate carbonation. A very nice one, even for a rater that doesn’t usually like vinegary ales that well.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 2 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (750) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Lys gylden og helt gjennomsiktig. Lavt skum. Aroma av mild edikk. Smaken er sur, edikk. Jeg klarer ikke identifisere andre smaker da surheten overdøver. Tørr, med tynn konsistens.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JAN 31, 2015
Tastes a lot like Monks Flemish Ale. Sour sour sour sour s O ur sour sour sour sour sour

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pacv27 (53) - - JAN 31, 2015
Very tart/sour beer but not overwhelming. Crisp finish. Tasted similar to a sour candy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChicagoGuy (6) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
Golden straw color, cider aroma with a hint of incense-like wide yeast funk in the background. Incredibly balanced taste - sour but not puckeringly so, dry but not astringent, barnyard funk is present but not overwhelming. Body is light, on the thin side, as it should be. This is a pleasant, easy-drinking beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 26, 2015
nose, apple and lactic acid, palate-- dry and astringent, spritzy carbonation, taste--no hint of sweetness, sour, appearance golden yellow, good persistent lacing and short head, apple cider gold


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