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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: 1460   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2778) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Golden, clear, white head. Smell of caramel, some citurs, light malts. Moderate sweet, caramel, citrus, nice sour flavors, some lemon, moderate bitter, fruity tail

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2751) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear golden amber colour, yellow white foam head and aroma of citrus rind, lemon meringue, candy, funk. Taste is sour, grainy, fruity, with citrusy lemon rind, funk, woody oak and some earthy bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry tart & tangy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (803) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 10, 2016
Dourado de pouqussima turbidez, espuma branca de mdia formao e pouca persistncia. Aroma adocicado, maa, temperado, amadeirado, leve acidez, complexa. Paladar de mdia acidez, leve azedume e dulor. Corpo leve e mdia carbonatao. Final de mdia persistncia, incia com azedo de vinagre de ma, migra para o cido e termina amadeirado. Tem boa drinkability para o estilo.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ArtificialCyst (754) - Szczecin, POLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Aroma: Mirabelle, funk, acidy, grapes, banana, apricot, a bit youghurty. Wow. Appearance: Golden color, head high, white. Taste: Stony bitterness, very tart, dry, tanins, quite acidy, lot of fruit (lemons, grapes, apple and other). Palate: Finish is dry, carbonation is low, body is medium-low.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1209) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2016
Superbe robe dore, reflets ambrs. Nez tout en lgance sur des notes aciduls, de la mirabelle, pointe de balsamique, touche boise. Bouche lattaque finement acidule, superbe trame tendue et finale sur une fine amertume boise. Une trs belle wild ale quilibre.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlueGaljoen (138) - FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
Bire dune grande complexit. Robe trouble. Fut de chne et notes boises trs intense. Longueur et quilibre parfait. Grande bire de dgustation.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Buukwurm (42) - California, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a light amber. Aroma is sweet with hints of wood shavings. Taste is quite sour, although a secondary sweetness can be noticed at the back of the tongue. The body is medium with average carbonation. The finish is long, sour and somewhat astringent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (479) - BELGIUM - APR 25, 2016
Helder goudkleurig bier met grote witte schuimkraag.. Aroma: neigt naar Lambiek, fruitig, fleurig. Smaak: zuur, zeer droog en zoet als azijn met veel rijp fruit en bloemen. Afdronk is kort, droog en zurig. Zeer goed bier.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bolian (183) - - APR 24, 2016
Pours golden slight hazy, white foam good retention. Nose is fruity with clear Bret. Taste is sour with notes of apricots, melon, green apples and a lovely carbonation. The King of of spontaneous fermented barrel ages beers. Fresh and crisp.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1233) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Butelka. Barwa krystalicznie złota, duża biała piana. Aromat wręcz lambikowy. Spory funk wpadający w ocet jabłkowy. Po zamieszaniu eksploduje owocami, kwiatami. Nawet doszukałem się tam bardzo dojrzałego banana. Sam aromat jest intensywny i mocno zachęca do wzięcia łyka. Smak lekko kwaśny, bardzo wytrawny i słodki w charakterze octu winnego. W smaku sporo przejrzałych owocw i kwiatw. Początkową octowości po chwili schodzi na dalszy plan, powodując że aged pale robi się bardzo przystępny i pijalny, za razem prezentując degustacyjną złożoność. Posmak krtki, wytrawny i lekko kwaśny. Pozostawia na języku lekką taniczność. Bardzo dobre piwo.


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