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

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RATINGS: 1557   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 connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Oak, vinegar, lemon comprise the nose. Pours a clear apple cider yellow with a mostly diminishing white head and no lacing. Flavor is acetic. The taste follows the nose - oak, a medium sourness, with a long lemonish aftertaste that makes you want another sip. Light body with lively carbonation and a dry character. Overall, a very pleasing sour that I would drink repeatedly.


4.8
mviljamaa (162) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Pours with a thin lace. Color is clear, lager like. Aroma is fresh and has pear cider, apple cider, some lemon sourness, potato crisps, just a little bit of malt. Palate is quite dryish, but nice. Sour beer like taste has tropical fruits, citrus fruits and a orange juice like "bite". Elegant development and a dry aftertaste. Very refreshing and solid. Cider-like, but "platinum"-like elegancy.

4
AndreaSputo (11) - San Vincenzo Valle roveto, ITALY - JUN 27, 2017
Equilibrata. Buon tartarico, lieve malto, lieve citrico. Amaro corretto. Palato piacevole. Persistenza media.

2.9
MarcinG (828) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Butelka 330ml. Zloty kolor. Piana biala,wysoka o dosc duzych pecherzach,utrzymuje sie w szkle. W zapachu kwasno-octowe nuty winogrona lub jablek. W smaku rowniez kwasne z dosc duza dawka goryczki,ktora bardziej przypomina gorycz pestek niz chmielu. Lekkie nuty owocowe w tle. Nie zakochalem sie....

3.5
Nurmis (640) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours golden with quickly diminishing white head. Yeast, citrus, apples, wood. Quite lively carbonation. Nice sour long finish.

2.7
Offar (7) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2017 does not count
Very strong sour aroma with a hint of soap. Clear yellow with a medium white head, that disappear fairly quickly Thin as water, though the best thing about it is a crisp carbonation. Taste is sour with a sour soapy aftertaste

3.5
Giochaurand (532) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with low head. Aroma is malt vinegar, and apples. Taste is dry, tangerine, sour, tart.

4.5
mkdyderski (7) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017 does not count
floral, wild aroma golden, clear, heavily sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, nice sour ale

3.3
Arek (1124) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle 0.33 l, Lidl, Wrocław, Poland.
Złote piwo z obfitą pianą oraz lekko winnym, cytrusowym aromatem. W smaku wodniste, orzeźwiające, kwaśne, wyraziście cytrusowe z nutami szampańskimi.

2
robthewulf (3) - Wolverhampton, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
Peach aroma.More vinegary than sour. If this was a cask beer I’d send it back. Not for me I’m afraid.

3.7
anfractuosity (409) - - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2017 Golden in colour. Good carbonation. Fairly sour. Mostly lactic acid as far as I could tell. Maybe a hint of woodyness.


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