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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1426   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3493) - 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 (888) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Difficult to understand how this is supposed to be enjoyable. Overwhelming notes of nail polish remover. Tastes like liquified sour patch kids. Call me an un-sofisticated consumer, but I can’t choke this down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is funky sour, a little nail polish remover, but not intense. Flavor is nicely tart crisp, a little sweet. Nice dry mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proeferius (117) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
bottle@home , almost clear golden color with very little head, aroma is sour and oak, taste as it smells. Although not my favorite it has something I like.Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
bottle, thanks to exiled,light yellow color with white head, aroma is sour, peppery, florals with a sour sweetart flavor, some funk, acid and nice finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to exiled. Pours with a clear golden body and a small white head. Aroma is floral and sour with notes of wine. Lactic and acidic. Taste is sour, a bit metallic, somewhat sweet and floral. Lively bubbles with a slightly metallic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours bronze with lots of fizzy off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a great blend of white grapes, sherry, lemon, and barnyard funk. Flavor is a fantastic blend of dry notes (old cheese, horse blanket) and sour notes (sour orange, vinegar, white grapes). The finish starts sour with a moderate stickiness with the funk balancing it out by the end. Light body with plenty of soft carbonation. Not overly sour, not overly dry, but everything is there and done quite well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeychugg55 (1023) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Clear golden with a huge, mega frothy, white head. The aroma is acidic, like apple cider vinegar, with slight yeast and a sour feel. Good malt in the flavor, but the acidic quality is just too overbearing. Very faint wood on the finish. I didn’t find this too be too enjoyable, but I’m not a big fan of sours.


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