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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: 1513   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (7193) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
A clear honey golden beer that has an off white one finger head. A sour fruit aroma. Flavor begins with malt and light vinegar. There are pears and tart apples noted in the flavor. Some wood, as well. Fairly acidic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours gold into the glass with a white head. Aroma is musty and reflects the tartness to come. Flavor is intense sourness that dries out the tongue and makes you want another sip. Great beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (2000) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Golden amber colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, and funk. Sweet and tart on the front end. Dry clean finish. Some grape and cider notes. This is a good sour ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbastard (843) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Nice beer for an spring afternoon. Very refreshing. Clear pale golden ale very pleasent to look at. Mild brett aroma with apples. Cider like taste, tart and sour, not too strong. Has a nice smoothness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (3084) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours with a clear golden body and a small white head. Aroma is floral and sour with notes of wine. Lactic and acidic. Taste is sour, a bit metallic, somewhat sweet and floral. Lively bubbles with a slightly metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2339) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle thanks DalzAle (Greg). Pale gold yellow pour with a solid carbonation and white lasting soapy head that dissipates to a film. Aroma is funky sour fruit and malt. Taste is bitter and sour citrus and malty backbone. Palate is thin and slick with a dry finish. Really liked this one, want more!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
12 ounce goblet - $8.00 at Trappeze in Athens, Georgia. Appearance: Served up a very lightly hazed, deep yellow body with a thin, fine, white head. Smell: Nostril cauterizing acidity with a pass of soured citrus fruits and green apple peelings. Taste: Touch of possibly imagined ultra pale maltiness. A bite into a predictably tart Granny Smith apple but without any accompanying fruity sweetness. A fairly puckering swallow of Matt Simpsons Gas Line Lemonade. Very minor lactic tongue-coating tang. Sharply acidic right up until the dry finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-low carbonation. Drinkability: Beyond the crackling acidity running its course, theres really not too terribly much to this one. Its fine, but not a favorite.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pours a hazy golden color with completely white head. Almost glowing. Smells of over-ripe fruit, honey, wheat, and some hop characteristic. Head dissipated quickly. Upfront sting of alcohol with light poppy notes. Lots of sour flavor. And not a bad sour but a good intentional sour with some hop characteristic. What a great way to start the style. Not at all what I was expecting, and an awesome brew. I wish I had picked up more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (12257) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. Pours with a massive white head that sticks for s decent while then recedes leaving some really nice lacing. The body is a brilliant clear gold, almost pilsener like, but without the carbonation bubbles. There is quite a bit of vinegar in the scent. There is also some mellow vanilla and oak scents that are nice. There is also a perfume-like fruitiness bringing to mind peach or apricot. This one was more sour than expected. It has vinegar notes but also a boatload of fruitiness. The oak isnt as pronounced in the flavor but it provides a smooth balance. It is pretty acidic but not too over the top. This brewery and brand have been known to produce some clunkers, not this fine brew. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-17-2010 00:41:18

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
bottle. Ours a transparent golden color with a thin, lasting head. Aroma is soured yeast and sweet malts. Notes of oak, bread, wine, and lemmon grass come out. The palate is crisp. It tastes sour, finishing dry. This is not for me, but good for the style it is.


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