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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1471   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 connoisseurs delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3298) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours clear golden, medium white head. Vinegar, wood in aroma. Acidic, vinegarish, fruit, citrus, yeasty. Light bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (307) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours golden with small white head. Aroma is sour grapes and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is quite sour with grapes and spices. Quite nice and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (340) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2017
An earthen, nicely bitter taste. Some basement aromas and hops, lemon and herbs. I like bitter beers, so very much enjoyed this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2718) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Pale gold. Tart, sour, very earthy, leathery, oaky. Tart citrus-fruit (lemon). Tart and tangy throughout. Refreshing. Dry earthy finish. (2008)

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (1889) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. A- Lemon, sour, mild brett. A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head. T- Tart, sour, mild funk, musty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish. O- This seemed more like an old past its prime champagne than a good Sour Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (202) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2017
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire dore avec de belles bulles. Acidule au nez et vinaigre. En bouche elle est boise et acide.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thanatosti (1575) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Plus Culemborg. Clear golden with a thin white head. Slightly funky aroma with some fruits and some oak. Taste is very tart with a dry finish, alike to a good lambiek or champagne. Really interesting atypical beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2558) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color, topped with a medium big frothy white head, soon disappearing. Soury white wine nose, grapes and soem sweet chewing gum feel in the back. Taste starts puckery, sour white grape, tart with some herbal feel flowing around, more noticeable in the end and aftertaste. Light body. Decent one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1176) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2017
Leicht trbes goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas suerlich, leicht fruchtig, Apfel, Zitrusaromen, etwas Holzfass, spritzig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (540) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle in Free Trade Inn. Pours light golden with a slight head round the edge of the glass. Nose of bret and a little bit of paint. Taste is tart with a nice creamy finish.


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