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

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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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3.1
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a light gold. Aroma is almost like a mild cider. The carbonation was pretty high. The flavor was slightly sour and fruity, kind of like a dilute apple cider vinegar. OK, but not my style beer.

3.6
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours golden yellow with nice medium whote head. Lots of carbonation on this one. Aroma is earthy, vinegar and citrus. Taste is sour with a sweet finish. Very crisp with a slock mouth feel.

3.2
Danyel (1609) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle. Ligh yellow, white head. Kinda smells like a lager, hay, earthy. Tastes sour, quite a sour end. Fizzy, like I’m sucking on a dour lemon drop. Did I say it was sour? Yummy. Intense though, not the best sour but good.

3.8
hoosiers1994 (685) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle pours a dark yellow with a white head. Aromas are tart apples, vinegar and wood. Tastes are tart apple, lemon, wood and malt. The body is light to medium with average carbonation. The beer has nice clean finish and is very crisp. Overall, a well done sour.

3.7
dmschefke (583) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with medium white head, decent lacing. Aroma of funk, citrus (mostly orange). Flavor matches and makes for a pretty decent sour.

3.5
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle, pours clean bronze with fizzy pristine white head, heavy apple cider vinegar, some oxidation, very acetic and crisp, finishes clean, very nice

2.4
dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2012
Sour. Dry finish and sour finish. Some lemon, lime and sour. Not great, too sour. On tap at In De Wildeman.

3.9
Marheb (6334) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
Très rafraîchissante avec les notes citronnées l’acide lactique qui tapisse le fond de la gorge. Les tannins du chêne ne sont pas gourmand mais offrent quand même une belle complexité.

3.6
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Being a Russian River sour snob, it’s tough to impress when you attempt making a sour beer. That being said, this beer was surprisingly pretty good. A little dry, but it came at a great price on tap in Philly. If you want to take a break from the dark stuff, this is a good way to go.

3.1
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2012
11.2 oz bottle - pours cloudy orange-yellow, small to medium lasting white head. Nice lacing. Insanely complex nose full of hay, barnyard, leather, dough, bread, toasty spice. Extremely sour lemony orange peel tastes on the tongue. Wow, this is like a sour tart! Ok, now I know what this is like...


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