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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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2.9
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Difficult to understand how this is supposed to be enjoyable. Overwhelming notes of nail polish remover. Tastes like liquified sour patch kids. Call me an un-sofisticated consumer, but I can’t choke this down.

4.1
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is funky sour, a little nail polish remover, but not intense. Flavor is nicely tart crisp, a little sweet. Nice dry mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.4
Proeferius (132) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
[email protected] , almost clear golden color with very little head, aroma is sour and oak, taste as it smells. Although not my favorite it has something I like.Not bad at all.

3.7
blutt59 (6599) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
bottle, thanks to exiled,light yellow color with white head, aroma is sour, peppery, florals with a sour sweetart flavor, some funk, acid and nice finish

3.6
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle thanks to exiled. Pours with a clear golden body and a small white head. Aroma is floral and sour with notes of wine. Lactic and acidic. Taste is sour, a bit metallic, somewhat sweet and floral. Lively bubbles with a slightly metallic finish.

4.1
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours bronze with lots of fizzy off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a great blend of white grapes, sherry, lemon, and barnyard funk. Flavor is a fantastic blend of dry notes (old cheese, horse blanket) and sour notes (sour orange, vinegar, white grapes). The finish starts sour with a moderate stickiness with the funk balancing it out by the end. Light body with plenty of soft carbonation. Not overly sour, not overly dry, but everything is there and done quite well.

2.7
monkeychugg55 (1114) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Clear golden with a huge, mega frothy, white head. The aroma is acidic, like apple cider vinegar, with slight yeast and a sour feel. Good malt in the flavor, but the acidic quality is just too overbearing. Very faint wood on the finish. I didn’t find this too be too enjoyable, but I’m not a big fan of sours.

4.3
barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
330 ml bottle from a trade with hobbersr. pours clear golden with a white head that lingers and laces. nose of vinous wood, tart, sour. the flavour is tart and sour but completely supported by the pale malt. quite wood forward but hella drinkable. great sour, the type i could drink everyday.

3.9
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2010
The beer pours a light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very tart with vanilla and oak notes. The flavor is tart lemons with some oak. The beer is extremely dry and makes you keep drinking it. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. An excellent, budget sour.

3.2
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Overall I am pretty disappointed with this brew. It is a sour that is decent but overall the flavor is pretty weak. The color is light brown with no head. Flavor is sour but nothing else. Still not bad.


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