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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1402   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2012
I don’t like sour ales. Didn’t know that was what I was buying. Looks great with a fluffy head. Loads of carbonation in the light amber body. I get the oak in the aroma but can now smell some of the sour coming thru. I tried it. It was sour. Not too bad for a sour. But it’s still going down the sink.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (174) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
clear dark-golden with medium white head, big sour funky aroma, ripe fruits, apple, pear, citric aroma, old earth funk, slightly sharp acidic aroma, creamy to oily mouthfeel, starts fruity cider-like and moprhs into funky bitter dryness, ends quite sour funky dry (0,33L BBF: 13/8/17)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Craftnotcrap (2) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAY 20, 2016 does not count
Un bonito color dorado, cabeza blanca apropiado y un agradable aroma de cítricos. El sabor es un poco amargo y afrutado, con el roble de madera. Darle una oportunidad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2646) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Golden, clear, white head. Smell of caramel, some citurs, light malts. Moderate sweet, caramel, citrus, nice sour flavors, some lemon, moderate bitter, fruity tail

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2201) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, yellow white foam head and aroma of citrus rind, lemon meringue, candy, funk. Taste is sour, grainy, fruity, with citrusy lemon rind, funk, woody oak and some earthy bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry tart & tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (650) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2016
Dourado de pouquíssima turbidez, espuma branca de média formação e pouca persistência. Aroma adocicado, maça, temperado, amadeirado, leve acidez, complexa. Paladar de média acidez, leve azedume e dulçor. Corpo leve e média carbonatação. Final de média persistência, inícia com azedo de vinagre de maçã, migra para o ácido e termina amadeirado. Tem boa drinkability para o estilo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (361) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Aroma: Mirabelle, funk, acidy, grapes, banana, apricot, a bit youghurty. Wow. Appearance: Golden color, head high, white. Taste: Stony bitterness, very tart, dry, tanins, quite acidy, lot of fruit (lemons, grapes, apple and other). Palate: Finish is dry, carbonation is low, body is medium-low.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (751) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2016
Superbe robe dorée, reflets ambrés. Nez tout en élégance sur des notes acidulés, de la mirabelle, pointe de balsamique, touche boisée. Bouche à l’attaque finement acidulée, superbe trame tendue et finale sur une fine amertume boisée. Une très belle wild ale équilibrée.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlueGaljoen (80) - FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
Bière d’une grande complexité. Robe trouble. Fut de chêne et notes boisées très intense. Longueur et équilibre parfait. Grande bière de dégustation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buukwurm (32) - California, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a light amber. Aroma is sweet with hints of wood shavings. Taste is quite sour, although a secondary sweetness can be noticed at the back of the tongue. The body is medium with average carbonation. The finish is long, sour and somewhat astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (421) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Helder goudkleurig bier met grote witte schuimkraag.. Aroma: neigt naar Lambiek, fruitig, fleurig. Smaak: zuur, zeer droog en zoet als azijn met veel rijp fruit en bloemen. Afdronk is kort, droog en zurig. Zeer goed bier.


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