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

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RATINGS: 1554   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 connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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3.3
note666 (1297) - 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...

3.9
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Draft @ Capone’s. Golden pour with white head. Cherry, oak and sour aroma notes. Flavor is tart cherries, oak, funky brett and light fruit tones.

3.7
drjay44 (3680) - 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

3.2
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle; Pour is a straw yellow with an average white head. Aromas are lemon peel, funk, spices, and oak. Flavors share these elements, but I find also an astringent quality to this brew. It was the clear loser at the sour tasting, but I wonder though if the bottle was going south.

3.4
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
Pours clear yellow with a thin white head. Sour aroma of wild yeast. with thick wine like notes. Flavour is very sharp and sour. Not the most sour beer I have evr had but it is very sour. It’s a grreat sour ale. This is one hell of a brew! well balanced with complex citrus notes this is a great beer.

3.1
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap @ Beveridge Place Pub. Clear gold-orange pour with a brief white head leaving a moderate lace. Sour nose with a hint of sweet malt. Medium-light body with apple, white grape and lemon juice/zest notes. Some pepper and cinnamon spiciness in the nose and middle, but it’s very mild. The oak comes through lightly in the middle and finish and there is also a light sweetness in the finish. There is also a very late metallic tinge.

3.7
Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle: Small off white foamy head on top of a clear orange colored beer. Smell is sour, yeast, wood, spices and some fruit. Taste is sour and spicy with hints of yeast, malts, fruit. Sour, spicy and light dry aftertaste. Low carbo, normal mouthfeel and mid body.

4.8
Brix (660) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
Tasted 2010-12-25. Poured clear, golden with a slightly orange tone. Slightly hoppy. Barnyardish aroma. Very acidic. Quite well balanced.

3.3
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
12 oz bottle enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon from Lush (Chicago, IL). Pours a well hazed murky golden hue, some darker brightness, well carbonated, with a moderate bright white hazy ead that dies to thicker film, clings to the edges with decent lacing. Aromas are a nice bouquet of lactic acid, lemons and grapes with oaky tannins, a touch of white wine, touches of funk and dust, pale malts provide some bready malt, sour wheat, base but the lingering acidity and fruity sourness stay on the nose with some apple. Initial is light bodied, sweeter than anticipated with bread and pale malts, some lemon, grapes, light to decent sourness, wet oaky tannins, lemonade, touches of lactic acid, light dryness towards the backend. Touches of apple and grape, lighter tartness but lingers. Bit bland overall, a touch metallic as I get further in. Simple overall, but bready and pale malts, sour wheat makes it feel a bit Berliner-esque, but still off. Light bodied, lighter to decent sourness, ok

3.3
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle pours clear gold color with persistent medium white head. Aroma sour fruits. Taste sour fruit, funk. moderate tartness, lemons, slightly sweet. Moderately long sour finish. Palate carbonated. Alcohol disguised. Given to me as an intro into sours. Pretty drinkable but I haven’t developed a taste for sours at this point so for now won’t seek out again.


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