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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1508   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 connoisseurs delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scouser (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours a nice golden orange colour with white lacing. Aroma of vinegar and sour apples, but done in a nice way. A really nice sour apple, vinegar taste up front and a nice nutty malt after taste. A really nice spur ale, I like this one a lot!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (3063) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Clear deep golden/amber pour light white head .... aroma of sour fruits apple/grape and oak .... taste of oak and sour green apples/grapes not sweet more bitter and slightly tart with a dry sour oaky finish very smooth and enjoyable

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2010
330ml bottle gold pour white fluffy head aroma fruit acidic spice yeast note flavour sour taste acidic grape not to my liking real headache stuff finish too sour for me

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(11.2oz thanks to Mora2000) clear yellow with excellent tight lacing. Nose of sour cherry, wet wood, light wood char, tartness. Taste is quite tart, cherry, syrupy, wood, oranges, verging on acidic but in a good way. A nice sour that is inexpensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3708) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Cloudy yellow color with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of vinegar, apples, earth, and funk. Flavor of vanilla, wood, tart fruit with a vinegar finish. This beer is way underrated.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Smeeled sweet and tart poured clear golden with white fluffy head tastedd very tart and geuzey pretty good sour

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Pale blond color with white head. Yeasty belgian aroma with some floral, oak tones. Moderately sour and a little acidic. Not bad, though I wouldnt want to drink this in quantity.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Difficult to understand how this is supposed to be enjoyable. Overwhelming notes of nail polish remover. Tastes like liquified sour patch kids. Call me an un-sofisticated consumer, but I cant choke this down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is funky sour, a little nail polish remover, but not intense. Flavor is nicely tart crisp, a little sweet. Nice dry mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Proeferius (126) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2010
[email protected] , almost clear golden color with very little head, aroma is sour and oak, taste as it smells. Although not my favorite it has something I like.Not bad at all.


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