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


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RATINGS: 1511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 connoisseurs delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma: a combination of apple juice concentrate and mushy brown apples beneath an apple tree in autumn, honestly, thats the aroma that predominates to me, and Im not even sure if apples are in any way involved in the brewing of this beer; Appearance: a very pale yellow on the pour that turns more orange/golden as you fill up the glass, light, white head that quickly dissipates after the pour, decent, consistent streams of bubbles that collect at the edge of the glass; Taste: a strong sour punch without any sweet (aka: not candy-like) upon initial draught, followed almost immediately by a bitter aftertaste and maybe something reminiscent of medicine, indeed, this is a very strange beer, maybe some soggy wood in there somewhere, the malts are hidden behind the sour, but, to me, the hops are completely masked by the sour, I still taste something apply, maybe almost apple vinegar, since I love sour ales, this is all very good to me, but Im pretty certain that my wife would resolutely refuse to finish the glass after the first draught; Palate: mostly, the sour lingers, not a lot of complexity in the palate, mostly, I think, because the hops are so masked by the sour; Overall: a nice sour ale experience, since I still dont have many sour ale experiences under my belt, I cant really say one way or the other whether or not this is superior in its class...Id definately recommend it to an adventurous beer drinker though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
micia600 (143) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 26, 2017
Piwo barwy złotej, idealnie klarowne, piana średnio obfita, sycząca, szybko opada. W aromacie szampańsko-winna kwaśność, stajnia, trochę estrw. W smaku wspaniale - bardzo kwaśno, tanicznie, ściągająco. Goryczka na średnio-niskim poziomie, głwnie w postaci właśnie tanin. Wysycenie wysokie. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Świetny kwas.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gjordano (6) - Częstochowa, POLAND - APR 26, 2017 does not count
Bottle 330ml Aroma: Sour Apple Bubblegum. Appearance: Straw, transparent colour. Very high, white head, quickly dissipate. Taste: Acidic, Heavy, unpleasant sour. Overall: There are many better sour beers, this one does not appeal to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
danioofp (103) - POLAND - APR 25, 2017
Butelka 0,33l z 6paku belgijskich, podobno najlepsze z calej paczki, cytrusowy, kwaskowaty, silny na pocz?tku i si? rozmywa, dobry na d?ugie delektowanie sie. Nie polecam pi? szybko.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandorris (608) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 24, 2017
W aromacie domowe czerwone wino, mokre siano. W smaku fajna, delikatna kwasność, wiśnie ze skrą, żłte owoce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clareeses (77) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle purchased at Gomers. Spicy and oaky aroma, moderate to heavy carbonation but it works for this type of beer. Sour apricot and grape notes, had a hint of chardonnay like white wine in there. Finishes with slight woody bitterness. Overall not too sour and a very drinkable foeder beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mulander (143) - POLAND - APR 23, 2017
Pours in clear pale golden liquid. Fruity intensive aroma, champagne like both in aroma and mouth-feel. Moderately sour, pleasant and lively. Medium towards full bodied, oily and thick texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bedzinianin06 (536) - - APR 18, 2017
W aromacie nuty szampana, wina domowego i nuty wiejskie. Piwo złote, klarowne. Średnia piana. W smaku mocno kwaśne. Owocowe - pomarańczowe, brzoskwinie. Bardzo duże nagazowanie. Wyraźna, średnia goryzczka; jak na to piwo na prawdę spora, co jest pozytywnym zaskoczeniem. Podsumowanie: Bardzo ciekawy i oryginalny kwas. Na prawdę dobre piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sadiras (57) - POLAND - APR 17, 2017
Barwa złocista. Piana obfita ale szybko opada do cienkiej warstwy, dość ładny lacing. Aromat: winny, winogrona, stajnia, jabłka. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka w porządku-niska. W smaku zdecydowanie kwaśne, sok z kapusty, lekko grejpfrutowe, lekko szampanowe czuć taniny z drewna. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, pijalne, ciekawe piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Addiezg (11) - - APR 16, 2017
Barwa złota, piana dość obfita ale bardzo szybko opada do zera. W aromacie głwnie kiszonka. W smaku kwaśne, nie czuć tych 7.3% alkoholu.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mkmumin (13) - Stargard Szczeciński, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
dziwny zapach, to chyba ta legendarna stajnia. kwaśne ale przełamane czymś słodkawym, owoce? Jak dla mnie ciekawe przeżycie, byle nie za często. Na plus zaliczyłbym nie wyczuwalny alkohol.

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