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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: 1448   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Pours a clear golden color with thin white head. Aroma of sour fruit, sugar, oak and champagne. Tart fruity taste with a lot of carbonation. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Super light gold colour with a medium-small white head. Green apple like aroma. Really nice sour flavour with more of that green apple and some wine like dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1766) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Pours gold, with a white head. Aroma is sour apples, sugar, malt, and white wine. Flavor is sour apples, white wine, and sugar. Tart, and ends dry.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MegannageM (8) - USA - JAN 3, 2008 does not count
This is a palate cleanser. We have this in bottles here at the SharpEdge Creekhouse. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thin long lasting white head. Very very tart and dry. Some earthy undertones are picked up. I love sour ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bottled. Hazy yellow, long-lasting white head. Taste very sour, grapefruit maybe. Damped aroma. Very enjoyable beer, hard to put into words. Then again, I love all flamish.sour ales.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MagooinPA (101) - Rotonda Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Sour smell, sour taste. Not to my liking and not what I expected. The oak flavor is very prominent under all that sourness and there is no hint of the 7.3 abv. Didnt realize this is a sour ale. I do realize now I dont care for sour ales!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scanovajr (675) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 26, 2007
Bottled @ Drakes Bar, Sao Paulo, Brazil. A hazy orange beer with no head. Aroma is very sour. Taste is acidic, notes of wood. Very dry, some citric notes. Too sour for me, not my style

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2007
Bottle 0.33 l. Nicely golden, fizzy head. Sour apples on nose and flavor. Dry, sparkling wine or cider style sourness. Juicy, mouthwatering, interesting. Quite nice, not for everyday drinking, but nice curiousity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours out a small head that goes away and leaves a lacing thats kinda weak. The color is golden like champagne. Smell is sour, so is the taste. Its very fruity and sour at the same time. Mouthfeel is very good and I wouldnt mind having another one of these.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2007
Cask @ Beer Circus, Croydon. Bottle read Grand Reserve. Amber gold colour. Malty honey nose. Sweet and sour taste with lactic at the back of the tongue. really different but good.


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