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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
750. Poured light copper with a off white head. Aroma of light honey, dry malt, light sour fruits, apple skin, bit of spice. Flavors were sour fruits, dry malt, light yeast. Somewhat light body, sour, light, crisp however at points not so clean...a little gritty at times which really is prbrably the biggest fault and it’s not a huge one. Finishes tart with a nice woody dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cheap (5153) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Had this at the Pittsburgh Great European Beer Festival at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium 6/2010. From a bottle. Taste is mildly tart. Smell is quite fruity. Some sour aroma in the background. Looks like a pale lager. Taste is somewhat tart and easy going, enjoyable. Has an ever so slight bitter background, just barely – enough to let you know it is beer. Good tingle on tongue. If this is a pale ale, its the best I’ve ever tasted. One of the better brews at the fest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Draft at Monk’s for Dallas and Ann’s engagement. Pours a coppery-orange with a thin white head which diminishes to nothing. Aroma of hay, wheat, Belgian candied sugar, honey, caramel, lemon zest, tart, ripe fruits, and tons of bitter hops. Medium bodied with a stick, tart palate. Acidic, biting finish. Decent sour.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours a nice golden orange colour with white lacing. Aroma of vinegar and sour apples, but done in a nice way. A really nice sour apple, vinegar taste up front and a nice nutty malt after taste. A really nice spur ale, I like this one a lot!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2807) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Clear deep golden/amber pour light white head .... aroma of sour fruits apple/grape and oak .... taste of oak and sour green apples/grapes not sweet more bitter and slightly tart with a dry sour oaky finish very smooth and enjoyable

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2010
330ml bottle gold pour white fluffy head aroma fruit acidic spice yeast note flavour sour taste acidic grape not to my liking real headache stuff finish too sour for me

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(11.2oz thanks to Mora2000) clear yellow with excellent tight lacing. Nose of sour cherry, wet wood, light wood char, tartness. Taste is quite tart, cherry, syrupy, wood, oranges, verging on acidic but in a good way. A nice sour that is inexpensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3432) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Cloudy yellow color with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of vinegar, apples, earth, and funk. Flavor of vanilla, wood, tart fruit with a vinegar finish. This beer is way underrated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Smeeled sweet and tart poured clear golden with white fluffy head tastedd very tart and geuzey pretty good sour

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pale blond color with white head. Yeasty belgian aroma with some floral, oak tones. Moderately sour and a little acidic. Not bad, though I wouldn’t want to drink this in quantity.


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