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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: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 Ďmother beer,í 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 connoisseurís delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Oooooohhhh baby, Iíve missed the sour and wild thang. Iím not in the US and Iím drinking this so guess someone messed up. A year ago Iíd have choked on this, now I slurp with joy. Tastes like barnyard fun.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Best from the series thus far. The age barrell notable and enjoyable. Hues of darken berry with generous white head. Sniffs of a wine, sweet and tingley to the tongue, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (693) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bright yellow-gold color with a little ring of head and no lacing. Aroma has light citrus notes and an oakyness. Flavor is tart with sour apples. Tastes like apple cider vinegar. Sour & dry with light carbonation and almost oily mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Thin blonde pour with minimal head and slight ruddy touches of color in there. Funked oak aroma with souring apple touch with a slight chalky quality. The body is a total spectrum ranging from early sugary caramel quickly transitioning quickly to a biting souring twinge and burn. Tongue tinglingly puckering. Souring fruity echoes remain strongly on the exhale with a thinned finish. Strong physical reaction but still lacks a ton of depth. Feels like a heartburner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (693) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Appearance was light hazy gold with diminishing creamy white 1/2 finger head, spotty laicng. Aromas are sour yeasts of apple, rassberry, funky barnyard, hay, slight pale malts. Taste was funky sour yeasts of apple, orange, berries with hints of sweet malts. Palate was soft smooth CO2 light-meduim body, then funky lasting sour yeasty finish. Wow what a sour.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
Pours hazy yellow, almost like the inside of a yellow onion. Small head that dissipates into a small ring. Aroma smells like penicillin, band-aids, citrus, apples and onions. Tastes very tart and fruity. Medicinal, penicillin, cherries, grapefruit rind, band-aid, pencil shavings, and a very nice dry/tart finish. Nice mouth feel. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - JUN 6, 2011
funky barny winey smell, straw/amber color. very nice shine to it. head settles with fine bubbles. taste is sour apple, and fruit. very much white wine tasting. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 27, 2012
Copper body with a white head. Medium sour aroma with grapes, lemon, vinegar. Nice sour aroma with green apple, grapes, wood, lemon.

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2007
Very nice rather sweet beer. Rather hard to find beer for Belgium, special made for export to US. Very nice beer and worth of tasting


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