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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1583   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
Poured from bottle golden with medium white head settling to thin lace. Aromas of wood and citrus and some yeast. Tastes on the sour side with a little bit of hop bitterness and light sweet up front. Light carbonation and light to medium body, overall a decent tasting experience.

DutchDrebus (6191) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
From tap @ Café Buitenlust, Oirschot NL now that the beer is ABT beer of the month AUG ’11. Golden yellow colour. Smells sour, wine and cellar. Tastes sour, 7up/sprite, sugar aftertaste. Good active mouthfeel, not too much co2.

matmatmat (82) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2011
On tap at the cask republic. Pours a clear golden beer that has a thin off white head. A sour fruit aroma. Flavor begins with malt and light vinegar. There are pears and tart apples noted in the flavor, light woodiness as well. Acid tartness flows through the suprisingly long finish..

Gary (2063) - London( born and raised), Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
(Bottled) When a beer makes me wince and shiver cause of its sour acidity ,im in the right neighbourhood ; i’ll buy a beach house in this area thanks../,
Yes its cool =raw lemon, cooking apple , leather and oak crashing classy waves of tart brilliance . -=yes some vinegar and a richness festers in the backdrop. Straight up real good. Ironic that it looks like some pissy textbook Belgian pale. Wrong . So cool.

Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours golden. Aroma is lightly acetic, white grape, wood, a touch of vinegar. Crisp dry mouthfeel, flavor are sweet pear and sour white grape, woody and dry on the finish. I could drink this stuff all day.

oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Awesome lactic acid, cherries, dark fruits, and cheesy funk make up the profile of this interesting albino brew. The body is medium with ample carbonation and a dry finish.

freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 On tap, pours clear medium yellow with soft white head. Strange woody smell of lemon and mustard. Taste is soft vinegar, mustard, moderate lemon tartness with high acidity and a smooth wood flavor that lies just underneath it all. Crisp clean sweet dry finish astringent bitterness. A very good standard top notch sour.

Borresteijn (7489) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2011
On tap at In de Wildeman. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet-sour, wood, oak, light vanilla. Flavour is sweet-sour, wood, fruity, vanilla, balsamic vinegar, rather tart. Medium bodied. Nice, but just a tad too sour for my taste.

rougeau13 (3183) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Clear golden with a small whitish head. Aroma of sour apples, pears, pale malt and wood. The taste is tart and woody with a mild sweet aspect. Medium bodied.

hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
10/29/[email protected] company. orange-y brown with a small off white head. it smells a whole lot like cocktail sauce...horseradish dirtiness, tomato, apple vinegar, hot sauce, wood, vanilla and malty sweetness. the flavor is the same only less cocktail-y. nice mellow acetic balance and lingering herbaceous-ness. it actually works pretty well. crisp and interesting.7/3/7/4/15

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