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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: 1436   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15275) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, sour, little tart, little perfume and a little marzipan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Draft. Light copper ¼ inch thick head. Lightly sour nose. Almost like a grape jelly and fine white wine. No carbonation, taste is a light sour (sour sweet tarts) Sour comes through more in the finish. A nice pucker as it warms up. High drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Draft. Light copper ¼ inch thick head. Lightly sour nose. Almost like a grape jelly and fine white wine. No carbonation, taste is a light sour (sour sweet tarts) Sour comes through more in the finish. A nice pucker as it warms up. Very good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle, shared by a nice dude in line for our dld bottle allocation. Pours a nice golden colour. a little misty. The beer had a nice fruity aroma and a sweetness to it. the beer wasnt super sour but it had a nice hit of that too it. Interesting flavour and a good offering, good beer

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2417) - 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 (4290) - 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 (2264) - 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 (3805) - 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


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