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

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RATINGS: 1569   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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4.2
Bootlegger007 (243) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2017
This was my first sour ale, it grew on me the more I tasted, aroma was perfume, lemon citrus and slightly bready, clear light yellow in colour with a good sized white head, half way through I felt the lemon sourness kick in, with an aftertaste of spice pepper, carbonation was soft but tangy, increadable

3
mmmeinike (264) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
Slightly hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Sour aroma with notes of white wine and vinegar. Taste of sour refreshing vinegar.

3.7
datrael (549) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 8, 2017
W aromacie i smaku gospodarsko, wiejsko, brettowo, do tego stare jabłka, białe wytrawne wino, białe owoce. W wyglądzie jasne, słomkowe, z niezłą białą pianą. Ciało średnie, pijalność średnia. Ogólnie całkiem przyjemny dzikus o brettowym charakterze, przyjemne piwo.

3.6
jjsint (3352) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle from Lidl, drunk at home. Light yellow with a small amount of visible carbonation and no head to speak of. Aroma of white wine, overripe grapefruit, noticeable funk. Tart taste with a very refreshing and well-carbonated body. Passionfruit and pear drops in the aftertaste. I really like this.

3.7
SilkTork (5781) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2017
330ml dark bottle, filtered, from a mixed pack of six bought in Lidl for £6.99. This is great fun. It has the qualities of a Flemish red in taste, if not in colour. A drinkable, refreshing sourness, not harsh, just light, clean, yummy, and a bit zingy. But unlike Rodenbach, this is not aged beer blended with young beer, this is 100% aged. It’s not complex, but is wonderfully drinkable. I like it. I like it a lot. This is the Petrus I prefer so far, and I wouldn’t mind ordering a case of this for the summer.

3.6
adamnase (811) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2017
33cl bottle from Alko Kokkola. Pours clear golden with a small, thin white head. Aroma has vinegar, berries and citrus. Flavour is similar. Dry bitter finish.

3.6
martin00sr (4326) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
Clear golden, white head. Aroma is citric, light funk, acetone and hay. Good, sour citrus and acetone flavour. Dry and crisp.

3.5
minihame2 (697) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2017
Clear, golden colour with a foamy white head. Light floral aroma with a bit sourness. Taste is fresh, quite dry. Medium body, soft carbonation, light body. It’s ok.

3.8
undercurrent25 (2172) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Pours a light blonde colour. Taste is very sour with peach, mango and soured apple flavours. Quite good

2.8
nybol (2283) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2017
Hold da kæft hvor er den syrlig. Uden at have noget mere smag som Lambic ofte har.


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