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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: 1459   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerDaveC007 (14) - Stockton, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
A nice light golden color with a light sweet, floral orange peel nose. This was a very easy driinking light fruity beer. Great for summer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2007
Very nice rather sweet beer. Rather hard to find beer for Belgium, special made for export to US. Very nice beer and worth of tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2007
In a de dolle glass. Like the a flemish ale with goodness written all over it, iv been almost sick twice tonite and this makes me feel better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small lively head and nice lacing. Effervescent tart champagne nose and flavor with hints of cherry, orange rind, and vitamin C chewable tablets. Finishes with a sour oak twist and a dry mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1472) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 17, 2007
Tasted from 33 cL at Waregemse Bierhappening. Old gold color with no lasting head. Aroma is faint but sour. Flavor is tart and dry with grapefruit notes, although maybe a touch metallic. Really dry finish. Not quite in balance, but leaning my direction.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden with a light whispy head. Aroma is citric, acidic, and funky. The pallate is dry, somewhat watery but nice allthesame. Flavors are dominated by a sourness. I like it, but its hard to find much else. There is certainly some pit fruit complexity though. Some apricot texture with an exceedingly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1768) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pale golden color. Incredibly simple. Oak pervades the aroma, apple tartness and gumdrops tag along. Sour flavor is slightly muted, lacking bite and imagination.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3983) - Kansas, USA - APR 10, 2007
Vintage 2003 11.2 oz Bottle, cellared at Oaktree in New Jersey, purchase mid-March 2007. Pour is golden with a settling white head with some nice layering to the pour. Aroma is sour, with the wood highlights. Flavor is sour citrus, though I would put it as aged lemon. There is also the taste of the malt and the barrel aging in there as well. Nice complexity to this one, but I just am not a huge sour fan yet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pours a cloudy golden with a bit of a tan hue to it, and a small bubbly head. Aroma is sour but doesnt recall cherries like some other sours Ive had. This one has more wood, sweat, hay and grass to it. Interesting aroma, but is it good? Tart flavor recalls biting into a lemon wedge, but without the citrus taste. Theres a fair amount of wood and vinager to the flavor, and this is a little drier than Duchesse. I still think Duchesse was a better beer. This one has a very interesting aroma, but the flavor doesnt back it up. Vinager and wood alone dont wow me, and the texture was slightly thin. Im still glad I had this. Thanks to Walt for his Aged Pale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3260) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2007
Bottle, 33 cl. Taste this last friday. Golden color, white head. Lambic-gueuze yeasty like aroma. Medium bodied, good balance sour and fruity, malts. One of the best brews from this brewery.


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