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


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RATINGS: 1591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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Bontus' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bontus (807) - Flanders, - JUN 10, 2012
33cl bottle @ Geroen tasting. Pours with a pineau de charente color, minimal head. Nose is very astringent, caskwood, oak, & sour green apples. Aroma more of the same, but in a blast. Amazing wood aroma. Superb sour taste, mellow enough to enjoy, but very ’potent’. No remarks on the palate.

Enhabeer (1) - La Ferte Bernard, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2018 does not count
Belle couleur. Nez acide, fortement citronné. Goût aigre et acide, mélange de vinaigre et de produit vaisselle. Extrêmement clivant. Je ne l’ai pas terminée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Sten (766) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 Orange beer with a small white head. Fresh sour aroma and taste. (Bottle 33cl)

trex13 (2) - - JAN 6, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Har aldrig smagt typen eller øllen før. Værste smag nogensinde. Blanding af sur citron 🍋, eddike og urin. Hælder det meste ud. Må prøve at købe en af samme slags. Der må have været noget galt med den.

lada66 (84) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2017
ABV 7,3% but tastes stronger. I can taste alcohol too clearly. To be honest this is not very good sour beer. Too pungent flavor to me. Needs more balance. Unfortunately I can't find the oak barrel at all. Could be better without aging in the barrel.

artemb (1292) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 30, 2017
Clear golden, white head. Clean vinegar and brett aroma. Sour. Flavour: apple vinegar, wet straw, light flowery notes. Plain and good.

Sebilinz (2714) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 15, 2017
Bottle. Golden clear body with white head. Aroma is sour fruity mostly green apples. Taste is sour fruits wood malts. Aftertaste is nice balanced between sourness, malts and bitterness. Nice one.

julesxxl (128) - Cholet, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 (claire, nez sucré raisiné (clairette & layon) & cidré // bouche âpre-acide (bois & lime/apple), belle fin sugar-bitter)

tomandoaltura (363) - - DEC 5, 2017
Apariencia : ámbar (6 SRM) translúcido que traduce en ámbar intenso en la copa; cabeza color blanco tiza de gran textura; muy buena retención; buen encaje Aroma : notas de pera y Calvados con tenue almíbar; generosas notas de sidra Sabor : fresca manzana ácida y plátano sin madurar con moderado amargor de pieles de frutos con hueso y tenues toques de madera Boca : cremosa espuma; ingreso fresco; gran efervescencia; cuerpo medio-ligero; final semi-seco; prolongado y fresco regusto a limón verde; noble tibieza alcohólica

deepdrinker (364) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Hazy golden colour , sour, wooden aromas. Sharp sour taste which improves after a few drinks

rodenbachvintage (211) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2017
De trader Joe variant geproefd. Heerlijk zuurbier. Overtrof mijn verwachtingen. Heerlijk zuurbier die perfect kan wedijveren met de beste zuurbieren. Ongetwijfeld het beste bier van De Brabandere. Heeft de perfecte zuurtegraad om als zeer dorstlessend over te komen. Heel mooi in balans.

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