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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.6
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
on tap at 1702 pours light yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is pale grains and an acidic lemon note. Flavor is pale grains, hay, very tart acidic lemon and earthy wood notes. Interesting beer.

2.8
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Tap at the Moth. Pours a very clear light yellow color with a white foamy head. Aroma is slightly sour and tart with wood notes and easy fruit. Flavor is certainly sour; mouthpuckering so. Some fruit elements but definitely sour. Easy finish.

3.7
keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
On tap at Hawthornes in Philly. The beer pours a nice amber with a small head. The aroma has a lot of fruit, apples, pears, a hint of lemon. The flavor also has the fruit with a nice sourness to it. It also has quite a malt presence which makes it a bit unusual. Very dry finish makes it a nice beer for the summer. Refreshing to say the least.

3.8
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
33cl bottle. Deep gold colored beer with a medium-large white head and lively carbonation. Some sediment in the bottle that makes it into the glass, but the yeast sticks pretty well to the bottom of the bottle here. The aroma is lightly butter oak with some apple skin and soft lactic sourness. The flavor Is on the malty side for a sour ale, with a thick bready backbone, but acidity is strong and gives a strong sour apple impression. Not nearly as sweet as many of the darker blended Belgian sour ales, and that subsequent balsamic character. Finishes with a little dusty oak spice. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. I think this is my first pale belgian sour ale and I like it. Perhaps not as complex overall as Rodenbach, but dryer.

3.4
bubbleflubber (2235) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2011
On draught downstairs in the Belgian section of the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours golden with a light head that leaves spotty lace. The nose is of green apple. Flavor is dry, almost vinous, and lots of unripened green apple. The finish is dry and acidic. The mouthful is tart and dry on the palate. Nice sour ale.

3.5
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Got a bottle of this at Pizzeria Paradiso in Alexandria the other day. Served in a tulip. Pours a clear golden-apricot color with a short white head and some nice spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings forward a bit of green apple and hay, along with a good amount of funk. Light funk, but good in terms of how forward the beer was with it. The flavor brought some acidity and apple skin. Golden color was the first hint that this isn’t really an Oud Bruin, and the flavor is another. Bright acidity and some light stone fruits. This was a really interesting beer and I’d certainly have it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-13-2011

3.6
patricks110 (2668) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
An appetizing and very drinkable sour ale. The pour is bright orange brown body with a thick foamy white head of about two/three fingers. The aroma is light sourness with a sweet grass and mild malt. The taste is sweet and candied with a lingering moderate sourness. Overall, a good sour ale.

3.9
thomas15 (694) - Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2011
funky barny winey smell, straw/amber color. very nice shine to it. head settles with fine bubbles. taste is sour apple, and fruit. very much white wine tasting. nice.

3.5
MmmcKay (1053) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours surprisingly clear pale yellow. Smells sour with pale malt aromas. Tastes of sour lemons and lemon pepper. Clean. Very refreshing. I dig it.

4.2
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hay, wood, brett, bacteria, and light vanilla sweetness. Taste of infected wood, brett, bacteria, and a crisp, sour finish.


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