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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Aroma:This one smells like a sour beer, with hints of wine. Appearance:Pale with lots of bubbles. Lots of thick white head with OK retention. Taste:There is a sharp tart apple sourness on the foretaste. The tartness fades quickly into a clean slightly sweet taste on the back end. Palate:The acidic wild yeast astringency builds as the tartness fades. Good carbonation. Overall:This is a quite refreshing sour beer. Its not the most sour beer in the world, but its got some great flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Nice tart aroma of apples and a green apple flavor to it. Theres good flavor to the beer, but I found the sour to be a bit unbalanced/too puckering for my taste--no real malt background to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Deep golden pour with a nice white head. Aroma is tart and dry with some great woody notes and sour apricot. Flavor is sour but not mouth puckering. Some stone fruit, sour mash, tart and some light booze notes. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5937) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle 33cl. A clear yellow-copper beer without head. Smell is sour. Aroma is medium sweet with nuts, wood, and apple skin aroma, typical brettanomyce bitter mushroom taste at the finish. Near to a gueuse but more sweet. Quite surprising beer, not really a Flamish Red not really a gueuse, but a pleasant beer, specially for the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours light carmel brown. Musty on the nose. Scent similar to a white wine. Taste is typical of a belgium with nice tart notes. Finish is a little funky. A sour that seems to work ok for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1601) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle: Nice sourness well balanced with soft carbonation. Food Pairing: Salmon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Pours brassy gold, medium head that hangs around a bit. Nose is sour at first, oaky and tart smelling, funky. Interesting, in my reading of the label I hadnt expected a wild/sour ale. Taste is pleasantly and not overpoweringly tart, a hint of sweet gives way to an acidity and tartness that could work well paired with food. Finishes with a brief sourness and crisp carbonation. This is a sour I can actually stand, not bad all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1282) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2011
2011 - 01 - 03 330ml bottle dark golden colour. almost no head. taste is sour, just like a Geuze, but this has more alcohol...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft @ Capones. Golden pour with white head. Cherry, oak and sour aroma notes. Flavor is tart cherries, oak, funky brett and light fruit tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (3651) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
33 cl. bottle. Served at cellar temperature. Pours a lasting white head, with attractive lacing, over a very slightly hazy, golden (SRM 5) body.....nose is sour apple, light barnyard, sour grape, perhaps a tinge of vanilla.....taste is sharp acetic sour, with apple tones, finishing with lighter fruit sourness....mouth feel is medium, carbonation also. This is quite delicious, and refreshing. It is delightfully sour and filled with funk and character. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

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