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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Overall I am pretty disappointed with this brew. It is a sour that is decent but overall the flavor is pretty weak. The color is light brown with no head. Flavor is sour but nothing else. Still not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
From a bottle poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Nice tart flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imeshuggahi (31) - golden, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
This one is in my top 3 desert island beers. The sour flavor profile balances well with the semi-malty mid palate and clean dry finish. The sour flavors are of chalky lemon, and sour peaches. excellent beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours a golden amber color with a nice white soapy head. Has an aroma of lemon, citrus, and funk. Has a very well balanced taste. Sweet and tart on the front end. Dry clean finish. Some grape and cider notes. Some hidden bitter. The carbonation hits you at the perfect moment. This is a good sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
toby540 (86) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2010
een mooie helderen goud gele kleur met een witte head. een zuure en iets bitteren smaak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Nice clear orange with a foamy white head that sticks around for a while. Nose is tart and a bit funky, with apple cider vinegar and green grape notes. Flavor is nice and tart, a little acetic, definite lemon notes, a little bitterness. Enjoyable and refreshing. I wasn’t expecting a sour, so this was a nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Poured clear gold with a very thin, fizzy white head that was gone fast. Aroma & taste: watery, acidic sour lemon, mild apple cider, notes of vinegar, faint wood. Medium carbonation. Finish was very acidic. Thin body without much depth. Overall; very raw... just didn’t work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
SHOCKING! The smell wasn’t what I expected but, that was nothing compared to the taste. I was so shocked by the taste. I wasn’t the one that poured it and I was doing something else when I tasted it. It completely woke me up! My wife kept asking if this was really a beer. I would say that this is a perfect beer for anyone that says they don’t like beer and they have only tried Bud and Miller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielyabu (1549) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAY 2, 2010
large frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. thin yellow body. aroma: cheese, white wine, citrus lemon, moderate yeast. if: light bitter and acetic. ff: light bitter and acetic. long duration. palate: medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation and heavy astringent body.amargor de limão, toques de gueuze, pelo nome, nunca esperaria algo do tipo, apenas pelo estilo, grata surpresa, baixa drinkability, especialmente para leigos Nota: 120 skol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2010
Clear as a bell and light golden with a big fizzy head. Nose is acid, vinegar and old fashioned candy sticks. Minor oak. Flavor is sour, sweet malt, candy. Finish has a blast of bitterness and acidity. Very good but not as complex as some golden sours. Easy to miss any dry hops or barrel aging.

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