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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1376   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Thanks to BandT for this. Unusual beer. Sort of like a Gueuze but missing the funk. Much more tart than Flemish Red as well. Crisp refreshing woody beer. Good. Serving: Bottle


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (860) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Beautiful clear golden honey color with a thin white head. Lots of funky sour aroma with only a little cheese/stinky feet. Definite sour bite right up front, but it’s smooth and more barnyard and hay. Usually with this type of sourness there’s more of a malty or woody component to balance it out, but this has a much milder body (which I guess is the pale part) which seems like it wouldn’t be enough, but it is. Everything shines through here with an excellent balance and restraint. This reminds me of a light version of Monk’s Cafe. What could be an excessively sour beer is refreshing and almost champagne-like.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (7031) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of lemon, citrus, some floral notes and cellar. Flavor is sweet and sour with some lemon, some oxidized notes, fruitiness and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation-.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopverdju (204) - BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2016
Verse versie! Blond met wit schuim. Geur: kazig, zurig. Smaak: houterig, zuur, appeltjes. Niet erg in balans, nogal eenzijdig. Afdronk: zurig, wat granny smith appel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (317) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 25, 2016
Превосх& кисляк, пардонь& саур. Очень питкий и приятны& Минимал& смешки и подмешк&

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1267) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur dorée translucide, mousse blanche fugace laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre. Arôme de vinaigre de cidre, Brett, malt pâle. Goût de pomme verte, bonne acidité, Brett, légère amertume, un peu vineux. Carbonatation élevée, corps moyen.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewAriz (2) - - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Not bold enough for how sour it truly is. Kind of bland and not enough bite also. Extremely sour also ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1953) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle shared poured a medium yellow with white head. Initial aroma is oak mild horse blanket mild to medium hop and some Brett. The flavor I thought was really good nice oaky flavor blended with Brett and Belgian yeast and hops quite tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gubihumle (501) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2016
Farven er gyldenguk med en hvid skumkrone, Aromaen såvel som smagen er syrlig frugt, eddike og citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wallaby501 (24) - - JAN 11, 2016
Light, light color, strong tangy, sour smell. Tastes very tart, hint of apple, yet finishes very smooth for a sour. Very quaffable. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Clear golden with a white head. Sour, fruity, light must, light malt, tart apple. Medium, smooth body. Finish is long, dry, and sour. Very nice.


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