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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4696) - 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 (684) - 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 (204) - - 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 (1328) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
Smells great, super sour, some bready notes, banana. Clear yellow color with long lasting white head. Quite nice flavors in this one, upfront sour, funky, finishes hoppy, earthy bitter. Well balanced and interesting if not overly complex. Medium bodied and highly carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3468) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. This would have to be one of the best value sours we can get in Australia. Marginally cheaper than Lindemans Cuvee Rene and just as good. Fairly heavy funk and barnyard notes in this. I like it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (430) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is powerful with sweet fruit and honey. Taste is very sour with underlying lemon notes. High carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (1962) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nicolas_M (92) - 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.

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