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

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RATINGS: 1420   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.


UDBeernut's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2579) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours golden pale hue, translucent. Small white head that reduces to a cap. Nose is fairly neutral but its does have a faint lemon zest aroma. Taste is puckering lemon and horse hair. Mouth is medium bodied. Yum.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1240) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Has a really pronounced nose. Pours a goldish color. A wee bit sour. I liked it quite a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1696) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2016
from bottle. Pours clear light golden, head disappears quickly. Sweet malt and lactic fruit aroma. Sweet and sour body, quite bitter towards the end. A bit one-sided

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (634) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 10, 2016
Kevés hab, az is gyorsan eltűnik. Gyönyörű borostyán színű. Illata finom fűszeres, enyhén fehérboros jegyekkel, de felbukkan egy kis körte és alma aroma is. Íze kifejezetten savanyú, citrusos, mellette a fő vonása a fehérboros jelleg. A komló csak a háttérben jelenik meg. Persze tetten érhető a hordós érlelés, és határozott a vadélesztő jelenléte is. Utóízét az alma aroma, az erős citrusos jelleg, és a 20 hónapos fehérboros hordós érlelés határozzák meg, hosszan kitartva. Testes sör. Érdekes kombináció, nem biztos hogy mindenkinek tetszik. Elsőre nekem is túl savanyú volt, más hangulatban talán elfogadhatóbb lehet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Epi91 (18) - Tychy, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
What a nice sour beer. Deeply gold, with nice, smooth head. Some wild notes in aroma, a little of vanilla and champagne-like aromas. Sour and slightly bitter in taste, medium-high carbonation, rather light body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1701) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Pours light orange with a one finger white head with pretty good lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, vinegar, wet hay, light barnyard, light bready malts, lacto, and Greek yogurt. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a pretty dry, sour, long, lingering finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex sour ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle 33cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain. A: Golden. T: Sour, fruity, slightly citrusy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ByTheirLimpin (269) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Active fat foamy white head bubbled for quite a bit. Amber gold in the glass. Nose is funky, wet straw, yeasty ...it’s definitely alive. The palate is very complex, lemon, citrus peel, raw, wow! ...full ,round, pleasing...sour but super enjoyable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjohnny (480) - - JUN 26, 2016
Sweet tart citrusy sour stone fruit. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a thick foamy bright white head. Lots of retention. Lots of foam on the glass. Very tart. Very dry. Cherry. Orange. Lemon. Reminiscent of a very dry champagne.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1147) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A clear, gold color and a large, white head of standard retention leaving some lacing. Sour, vinous aroma of fermentation and cider; brettanomyces, wood, and some tart fruits are featured too. Taste is obviously sour, fruity, once again cider-like, less vinous. A medium body, an oily texture, and an average carbonation. The finish is sour indeed, introduces some hay and a tad of barnyard but overall keeps it together. Overall the beer is good, mouthwateringly sour but pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle acquired as part of a Christmas gift package from the aunt. Consumed out of a pint glass because I was too lazy to find a better glass. Pour is a very light straw golden color and there really isn’t a lot of head to work with. The nose definitely comes at you with sour characteristics and some floral (almost perfume) elements. Taste is well this may come as a surprise but...it’s sour. Initially it’s actually kind of a mild citrus but then it hits you with a huge ball of sour/tart/puckering characteristics. Wow, this has an aggressive mouthfeel with a healthy bite. Lingering tart citrus notes. A pretty spot on rendition of a sour but this just isn’t my style. It’s going to take a while to cleanse the palette of this bad boy.


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