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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1444   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Thin blonde pour with minimal head and slight ruddy touches of color in there. Funked oak aroma with souring apple touch with a slight chalky quality. The body is a total spectrum ranging from early sugary caramel quickly transitioning quickly to a biting souring twinge and burn. Tongue tinglingly puckering. Souring fruity echoes remain strongly on the exhale with a thinned finish. Strong physical reaction but still lacks a ton of depth. Feels like a heartburner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2010
As sours go, this isn’t the most complex or interesting thing in the world, but it’s tasty and pretty light drinking. Has a lemony and slightly grassy sourness to it, and a bit of mild sweetness with alcohol warmth on the back end. Like a berliner weisse that got confused about how much alcohol it was supposed to have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2010
amber coloured body with a white head a sour sweet fruity hoppy aroma a sour fruity sweet mettalic hoppy taste with a sour bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Draft with Linh at kraftworks. Pours a golden body with slight haze and no lacing. Aroma is salty and vinegar sour. Mouthfeel is the selling point of this brew with standard funky sour notes in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
9/24/10. Hazy light golden pour with a thick off-white head that’s gone fast. Huge sour aroma with huge vinegar and hints of lemon peel and tart green apples. Obvious tart flavor, a bit one dimensional, light compared to the huge vinegar aroma with a touch of alcohol and definite tannic wood in the finish. Not bad, but there’s better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
tap. initial aroma is apple cider. taste is lemon tart, slightly soapy. bready, stale version of struislensis? straight forward moderate lactic tartness. some light grassy, musty character as well. not overly complex, but tasty and refreshing. better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Interesting beer. Medium minus acidity - fairly light and not overpowering. Earthy hops. Light sweetness. Quite nicely balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (960) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2010
From a 11.2oz into a snifter. Pours a very frothy pale yellow (nothing special) with a ton of fizzy head. The head dissipates after a few minutes leaving minimal lacing. Nice mild floral aroma. Mouthfeel is very fizzy; too fizzy in my opinion. Taste is very tart like a sour should be. The first taste is POWERFUL. Good floral flavor with some oak flavor as well. Very worth trying and a very solid sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours clear golden with thin white head, from 750 ml bottle. Aroma is nice and tart, with brett funk, sour apples, and some light hops. Taste up front is tart, leading into apples, sweet touch of biscuit with a tart sour finish. Not overly sour, but a great sour presence especially for the price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2010
$3.99/ 11.2 oz. brown bottle. Specs. Live Oak, TX. A clear almost transparent golden yellow beer with a small head. The aroma is very sour with vinegar and citrus displayed with some light fruitiness. Really a nice aroma bordering on the intense side. The taste is very nice and sour...A nice citric vinegar taste coming through with some peach and apricot with the mouthfeel being slightly foamy from the carbonation. This beer makes you lick your lips and is moderately mouth puckering. A very nice sour that is very worthy and one of the best sours available in TX. Very good price also.

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