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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1403   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (1296) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 6, 2015
Opalescent golden with bronze hues offering a small white head and interesting viscousity. Funky, wet earth aromas with notes of wood, ripe apples, pears and quince and a wonderful dash of mirabelles, apricot and nectarines rounds the co,plexity off. Lightly even faintly carbonated with a light oily, medium-full body. Fruity apple, apricot sweetness, tart, acidic and pretty funky complex. Lasting slick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlfredoGarcia (250) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 26, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bought in Rue de freres in Strasbourg. The smell is strong wood has you can imagine for a "grand reserve", i’m not such and expert to tell what kind of wood, but I know is there. There are red fruits in the smell has well, mostly raisins. Color is common golden with low white head. Really no clue of how this is going to be. This is the first time I have a reserve beer and taste is really different, is like citric, but in the good way and has a lot in the backround to feel. Maybe not crazy about this beer, but definetly worth the try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1614) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle at home. One year old bottle. Pours a clear golden amber color with an off-white head. Sour aroma of oak, forest floor, brown sugar, rowanberries, vinegar and apples. The flavor is more sour with lemon juice, crowberries, cigarette, vinegar, and dry oak. Has a slick and sparkly mouth feel, and a medium berry bitterness. A bitter berry sour ale. Feels a bit unbalanced but interesting though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2015
On tap at Prohibition Pig, Waterbury, VT. This was poured into a half pint glass of theirs. The appearance was a soft hazy burnt yellow color with a cap of a white little head. The smell started off with a big burst of sour lemon rind and softened to a vague overall citrus rind. A light woodiness did open in it as it warmed. The taste was moderately sour with a light woody sweetness underneath. Its sour lemon in the aftertaste but had a dry citrusy finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a nice sessionable feel about it. Carbonation runs good and somewhat light. Overall, as a sour/wild ale, it definitely works, I’d have this one again.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
de_belg (16) - - OCT 20, 2015
Veel te zuur, je voelt je maag draaien, alleen citrusaroma’s en limoen, niet aan te raden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CLeclercq1961 (118) - Temecula, California, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Oak and sour. Enjoyable lemon tart flavor so,e funk going on along with some sweet grass and earthy hops. Flavor is brandy like dry. Pretty good simple but pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2894) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Refrigerated 11.2 brown bottle poured into a snifter. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma nice tart, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is nice tart, oak, and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hayden512 (35) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours yellow with small white head that dissipates. Nose is citrus fruits. Taste follows with heavy lactic. Light-medium body. Medium carb. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
avw1982 (99) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2015
Pours clear gold with a moderate white top. Aroma is tangy sourness with light grains and oak. Taste is green apple and vinegar sourness but with a nice base of grassy grains and light pine hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1135) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 9, 2015
Bronze colored, clear, small off white head. Really amazing aroma, overripe fruits, citric notes, some oak, some candy caramel, some sourness but nothing compared to the flavor. Taste is low to medium sweet, quite strong sourness, acetic, fruits, citric, woody notes, moderate bitterness, dry finish. Medium bodied, silky, moderate carbonation.

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