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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maris (1393) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 24/8/2010. The aroma is not pleasant - primarily vinegar, with some fermenting apple. When it hits the mouth, there is a touch of sweetness but that’s overwhelmed by a shortish but extreme and one dimensional sourness. This one tastes alot like champagne, and I’m not much of fan of champagne. Did not enjoy this one at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On draft. Clear pale golden pour with white head. Nose is cheesy funk. Flavor is wonderfully tart puckering. Great brew. Delicous. Like a gueuze

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a bright clear golden color with a smaller than average head that lasts as a film for most of the beer. The lacing is very nice and sticky as it clings to the glass. Great funky, tart, sour fruit aroma. First sip hits you with that same sour funk, and then mellows out quite a bit. I got a lot of sour apple/grapes mixed in with a musty funk and acidity. There is a slight sweetness to balance it all through the beer and a very pleasant dryness at the end. There is a medium to light body which is a bit thin for an Oud Bruin, however this one is a "Pale" ale. . . either way I would have preferred more body. Very refreshing and so easy to drink, could drink it all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3008) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
33 cL bottle, $3.70 @ Binny’s. Looks like a regular dubbel at first pour, then a reddish tinge appears, under a thin layer of small bubbles. Smell is lightly tart, mostly of cherry, I think. Greater sense of sourness in the taste. I get the definite impression of bugs that came specifically from their oak. A bit of red wine to it, slight warming alcohol. Brisk and zesty, a nice sour beer for the summer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2 10 oz. draft pours at Louisville Beer Store. Aroma: wonderfully sour, minimal hops. Appearance: very clear, l. orange. Some light, off-white head, replenishable by swirling. Taste: *v.* sour (apple vinegar, not balsamic), refreshing, some hop at end, certainly more than most sour ales. Some dryness in aftertaste. Palate: reasonably playful in mouth, clean. Minimal cloy. Overall: very impressed. The hint of bitter at the end differentiates it, in my mind, from other sours. On the other hand, the sour character itself, although very strong, perhaps not as complex as a Rodenbach (classic or grand cru) or Duchesse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a brilliant sparkling dark straw with a nice rocky white head. No real lacing to speak of great. Great looking beer though. Great sour aromas with plenty of vingegar, a little lemon and some wood. Great stuff. Flavours are equally sour with lots of green apple tartness and plenty of vinegar. Super complex. Very dry finish similar to champagne. Lively mouthfeel. Great great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange-golden color. The head was short and white with decent retention. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Smelled of apple cider vinegar, toffee, and unripe cherries. Light to medium bodied and tart. Tasted of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with a hint of buttery toffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours a golden yellow colour, clear with a frothy white head. Aroma is of citrus or more sour fruits like green apples and floral hops. Taste is fairly sweet and quite sour, not bitter by any means. Thin mouth feel, light body. Overall not a beer I like, won’t be drinking many sour ales.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 (11.2oz thanks to Mora2000) Pours a faint hazy yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of nice citrus funk, tart, a bit of farmhouse. Flavor same as aroma and has a nice tartness and a bit acidic. Mouth feel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really liked this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7882) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is acidic with sweet caramel notes and sweet fruit. The flavour is quite sour with some metallic notes as well as fruit and caramel. Long sour finish.

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