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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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.

bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2011
Clear light gold body, nose of citrus and green apple with the same in the taste, sourness is pleasant and not overdone.

djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Botle at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy golden with a small frothy white head. The aroma is a sweet fruit and cherry. Thin mouthfeel with a sour fruit and nice light bitter finish. A good sour ale from Petrus.

Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a murky golden/orange with a centimeter of head that recedes within a minute. Sour vinegar aroma. Tart mouthfeel, more sourness in the body. Soy sauce, citrus, lemon, vinegar, candy Thin/medium carbonation and medium/full body. A tad too cloying for my taste, but I could drink this in small quantities.

Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle, shared by a nice dude in line for our dld bottle allocation. Pours a nice golden colour. a little misty. The beer had a nice fruity aroma and a sweetness to it. the beer wasnt super sour but it had a nice hit of that too it. Interesting flavour and a good offering, good beer

77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 [email protected]’t Waagstuk: clear orange/golden appearance, not much head to speak of, nicely sour, acidic with plenty of wood (oak), puckering sour green apples & lemons but it is a very clean taste, no cobweb or dust or any of that kind of stuff, touch of barnyard & funk but not much, hint of white wine, very nice long finish, not a lambic but tastes a bit like a very, very good lambic, amazing beer /// liked this one a lot when I first got into sours but I find this one far too sweet & simple these days, it is still an excellent beginners sour /// rated it down to 4 from 4.5 - probably would rate it even lower if I rated it now but keeping a bit in tune with how good this used to be for me

QuezXLV (422) - Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2011
The aroma is strong of citrus and olives. After the first sip, very very sour. The citrus flavor is overwhelming. Good, but I don’t like this flavor in a beer.

BrewBoxer (2664) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light gold color with thin head. Smells of granny smith apples and tart berries. Taste is similar but without any sweetness. ALmost like a Geuze. Really acidic, vinegary and interesting

Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
From SkjoldBurne, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 140511. Brown with small head. Aroma of sourness and wood. Flavor with malt and a not well balanced sour tone

dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottles shared by ?. Clear orange color with a hazy cloudy center. Aroma is full of sour citrus funk. Flavor is somewhat fruity and funky. Nothing over the top but a damn fine sour.

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