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


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RATINGS: 1565   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, - NOV 17, 2012
Light blonde with only minimal head. Aroma is white wine vinegar and a bit of fruit. Sour but much less so than last time I had it (now a sour fanboy). Quite unidimensional but very enjoyable.

kamil3ds (85) - POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Aromat kwaskowaty, znośny, piana słaba, w smaku cierpkie i kwaśne, ściągające, jak śliwka tarnina. Nie mój typ

Marstonlad (929) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear bronze with a big frothy head. The aroma features red berries with a strong earthy touch; very yeasty. Taste is heavily sour with some bitterness appearing as well. Flavours contain, well – never thought I would describe a beer like this – sauerkraut and some mustard in a Belgian barnyard. Slightly harsh mouthfeel with some alcohol in it. The palate is medium-bodied and fairly highly carbonated. Not quite sure what to make of this: I have tasted plenty of beers but never something like this.

DavidSvinth (147) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Positiv overraskelse. Dufter og smager hen ad gueuze, men mindre kompleks og sur. Men den er tør og balanceret og gør det virkelig godt. Den skal jeg helt klart smage igen!

Nevalainen (810) - FINLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Clear golden/bronz color with tall white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste is medium slut with a bit odd flauvour of sourness. Refreshing to drink sour beer once in a while, but It's not my favourite beer. Ok though.

Mr_Pink_152 (5248) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from Hopology. Hazy rich golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is fruity berries and winey. Taste fruity and light sour. Medium to full body.

josanguapo (1801) - SPAIN - SEP 7, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Escape from the Past. Just sourness, in both nose and mouth, without much more. Low drinkability. Boring. Didnt find myself wanting to finish it after the kid wake up and had to interrupt drinking it

VueltaBirrista (127) - Murcia, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Su espuma es escasísima y desaparece por completo en cuestión de segundos. Su aroma recuerda claramente a un vinagre balsámico y alguna especia como la pimienta. En boca aparecen de forma clara manzana verde y uva.

dynamiteninja (1872) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Large white head. Sparkling gold body. Nose is oak, green apple, floral hops, sour. Taste is sour. Some dust and oil on the mouthfeel. Dry finish.

rami_pl (3992) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Petrus Aged Pale by Brouwerij De Brabandere (Bavik) at Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre Warka do 22/11/18. Intensywnie cytrynowo-agrestowe, dosc kwasne, nieco octu, ciut tanin i drewnianych rzeczy, troszke a la swieze biale wina
Rami Rami: A takie zle rzeczy slyszalem o lidlowym? Ryli fajne piwo, milo rzeskie, duzo co2, duza frajda sniadaniowa :)

ken1 (2043) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2017
Aroma: Fruity sour with berries and slight dust. Flavour: Fruity sour with notes of apple and sour berries. Aftertaste is fruity sour and dry bitter. Colour: yellow with a white head.

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