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style
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: 1461   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer (4482) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2010
26-NOV-2010, bottle @home, from "lbutikken" Golden with white head. Sour nose with oranges and cittrus. TAste is citrus and oranges as well, a little spicey, and a long sour aftertaste. Not very complex, but still a fine brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2664) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Tasted from a 12oz bottle purchased at Lush Roscoe. Pours a clear pale orange with a huge white head that quickly recedes to a thick lace collar with spotty lace on the beer. The nose is sour citrus with a good amount of brett funk and sour berry (both cherry and raspberry) with a bit of light malt as well. The flavor features the berries a little more than I expected with the sour citrus and the addition of apple cider vinegar and a nice, almost nutty, malt flavor. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a very long sour berry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2942) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Bright gold pour with a white head. Sour, fruity aromas. Peach, pear and green apple in there. A slight whiff of acetic acid too. Flavours of pear, cider vinegar, cloves and a little citrus. Fruity, sour finish. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (4012) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
Pours a murky yellow with a white head. Smells of Belgian sour. Tart with aromas of sour berries and hints of malts. Medium bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Bitter and sour finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2010
Sweet and sour, bit of wood, and some metallic notes as well. Tried once, better beers to be had for its price, in and outside of its style even.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Draft, Brouwers. Clear golden orange with a dense white head. Very sour nose with citrus and berry notes, light sweetness. The flavor is more of the same, a very clean, bracing vinegar and fruit sourness just barely balanced with sweetness and some mild grassy hops. Very nice, this could probably pass for a gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Best before 5/2/11. Pours hazy gold with a foamy beige head that fades leaving a ring around the glass. Aroma of banana, lemon, honey. Tastes like a wine, not overly acidic or sour. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - NOV 7, 2010
Very clean and mild, yet still fairly sour. Hints of wild yeast tastes in the aftertaste, but when drinking none of them are detectable. It seems like they handpicked the yeasts and bacteria on this one instead of just putting it in the attic. The right malt for this mellow sourness also as everything is in balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Dark golden pour with white head leaving nice lacing. nose is sour citrus/cherry and subtle brett and light caramel malt. taste is similar to the nose not very sweet but not overwhelming. light body, lingering sour fruit throughout pleasant bite. nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Gold and clear with white foamy head. Super tart sweet fruit on the nose. Medium feel with lively carbonation. Biting sourness on the tongue, develops through the palate into a burn on the finish. Not alcohol heat, but a sour burn. not at all what I expected from the label. Not much hop, and no vanila or wood flavors from the oak. Very interesting. All of these sensations are unpleasant on the first sip, but once youre over the initial shock of the taste, the flavor quickly grows on you. Im really learning to love sours.


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