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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: 1292   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6160) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle at The Fiddler. Pours hazy amber golden with an off white head. Aroma of tart fruit, citrus, big oak notes, light funk and light vinous notes. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and moderate acidic. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DocJitsu (1154) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a crystal-clear golden with a one-finger white head. Carbonation bubbles migrate from the bottom to feed the head at the top. Tart, sour wood nose. Jaw-panging sour. Sour apple with some vanilla oakiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. Sour and fruity smell with grapefruit and earth cellar. Similar taste. Nice sourness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2014
330ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pours a golden yellow color. Clear. Forms a medium bubbled and very fizzy white head. Medium retention and tons of soapy lacings formed and let in the glass. S: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of pale sweet malts, apples and white grapes. Notes of oak. Citrus and flowery hops in the end. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet pale malts. Sour and sharp. Notes of apples and white grapes. Fizzy and stingy alive carbonation. Some notes of Lambic somehow. Lactic acidity. Metallic notes. M: Light body. Strong carbonation. Tart andvery fruity aftertaste. O: Excellent drinkability. Excellent Belgian Sour Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alusmamuts (743) - LATVIA - NOV 17, 2014
Light amber with small white head. Sour aroma. Sour, lambic style taste, apple-citrusy notes. Some touch of bitterness at the end. Remaining lemon saourness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (179) - - NOV 15, 2014
citrus, light sweetness, lightly bitter, heavily sour, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (264) - POLAND - NOV 9, 2014
W aromacie zdecydowanie nuty winne (białe, wytrawne) wymieszane z nutami od leżakowania w drewnie, jest też jakiś słodki aromat, nieco mdły, jest też nieco octowy. Barwa jasnozłota, piana niewielka, cały czas "pracuje". W smaku wyraźnie kwaśne, winne, przychodzi na myśl rozgryzana skórka od winogron, gdzieś w tle lekkie kandyzowane owoce. Goryczka niska, jest kwaśność, ciało średnie, wysycenie wysokie. Dobre!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niquillis (1449) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Dock, Crewe. Pours hazy golden with frothy white head. Very sour and well carbonated. A fantastic example of this style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3421) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is a bit grassy and funky. Taste is bitter and sour. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (751) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear golden with no head. Looks like a mead. Nose is grape and apple. Taste sour apple with a little funk. Dry aftertaste.


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