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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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RATINGS: 1300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (104) - - JAN 16, 2015
Impressive! Sour yet fruity yet not sweet. Good aroma and although not complex in smell or taste this one is really impressive. On tap at Bru in Lake Forest, CA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Golden body, medium head. Sour aroma with geuze-like funk and fermenting apples. Dry sour taste, low sweetness. More fermenting apples in taste. Dry finish with medium sourness. Refreshing but not terribly complex.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ulysse (282) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
Aroma of sour red ale. Surprisingly golden colour. First in the mouth feels like it’s going to be sour and acid but in the end it turns out to be really moderate. Hint of cheese fermentation.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
florent.janssens (198) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bière acide mais son goût n’est pas aussi acide que son arôme. On goûte légèrement le vieillissement en fût de chêne.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tobiasoe (65) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2015
Light amer tinged pale beer under a thin off-white head. Good aroma intensity of ripe yellow fruit, honey, camphor, and sweet spice and dried fruit. Fresh on the palate with faint sweetness, good citric acidity, a fine tart body with small mature fruit sweetness on the midpalate and good long lingering mellow finish. Not showwy but really elegant and pleasant.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3622) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Vinegar, apples, fruity, malty aroma. Wild strawberries, acidic, flourish, citrus lime perhaps in taste. No carbonation. Lime juice in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. Near clear amber colour with a white top that has moderate retention and ok lacing. A very subtle and warming caramel candy aroma, some indistinct sourness in the background, that getting stronger within minutes, recalling unripe plums. That’s my grandma’s cellar scent right there, filled with dozens of jars of jam and compote and apples slowly starting to go off, mixed with earth and dust. A whole lot more sugary sweet as it’s warmed for about half an hour. Taste on the other hand is extremely sour with almost a killer green wine acidic mid-taste and finish, and a nice woody dryness. Quite fruity overall. A rather Lambic-like dustiness or what ever that is. Body medium, carbonation not excessive but accentuated by the acidity. Really dry on the palate and in finish. Can’t really put this into context as I haven’t had too many Sours but I’m rather enjoying this.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fergalicious (6) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Aroma: Citrus tart Appearance: Cloudy Golden Taste: Medium-heavy sour. Palate: Minimal head. Full bodied wine-like texture. Long succulent finish with a hint of woodiness Overall this beer is refreshing and tasty. Aged well

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (192) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
11.2 Fl OZ ($4.45) not a huge fan of really sour beers. this was a bit too sour for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1618) - ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
Hazy golden yellow, yellow head. Nose is apple tartness, mild malt notes, wood. Flavor is more malt and apple tartness with some fruity notes and wood. Nice one. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!


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