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

bottled
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2409) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
An appetizing and very drinkable sour ale. The pour is bright orange brown body with a thick foamy white head of about two/three fingers. The aroma is light sourness with a sweet grass and mild malt. The taste is sweet and candied with a lingering moderate sourness. Overall, a good sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
on tap at 1702 pours light yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is pale grains and an acidic lemon note. Flavor is pale grains, hay, very tart acidic lemon and earthy wood notes. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
10/29/10@azwine company. orange-y brown with a small off white head. it smells a whole lot like cocktail sauce...horseradish dirtiness, tomato, apple vinegar, hot sauce, wood, vanilla and malty sweetness. the flavor is the same only less cocktail-y. nice mellow acetic balance and lingering herbaceous-ness. it actually works pretty well. crisp and interesting.7/3/7/4/15

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4235) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
12oz bottle from Proof -- vinegar funk aroma - taste is vinegar, green apple, light tart, oak vanilla, clean - straightforward, but good - 7.2

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Yellow gold color with a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Very tart, sour flavor. Punchy, citrus and cherry, almost lambic-like. Finish is very tart and trails off very slowly. Wow.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirLimpsalot (3673) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
@Basunen: frisk och tydlig fatdoft. Smaken är rätt syrlig med trevliga torra fattoner. Mycket gott. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: slight white head, golden yellow color, clear. Aroma: vinegar, oak, some lemon hoppiness and honey sweetness. Palate: light body, dry finish, average carbonation, crisp. Taste: crisp sweetness, bitter and tart finish it off. Overall, unique, but I feel that the balance is off a bit. Still a great beer and something I will be buying more of.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (345) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
750 ml. bottle from the local liquor store. Pours the color of golden honey with a small white head that maintains and leaves lacing. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, slight vinegar, I detect some hay or herbal aromas as well. Tastes quite dry and tart with a slight woodiness, but has a refreshing flavor and a good balance of sweet, sour, and bitter. Very unique and an interesting combination of flavors. The 7.3% abv is well hidden. A very lively palate with a medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, and a sour and dry finish. A very nice sour ale, would repeat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1790) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Golden body with a medium white head. Sour. Vinegar, fruit, oak, citrus, barnyard and herbs. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5319) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Hopfest 2014. Comes a clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, funk, and oak. Very nice surprise!


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