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


on tap

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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (23272) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2007
Bottle at GBBF 2007 ... Bright yellow ... lactic acid hops ... sour little acidic very fruity. worked better than expected. Want to try more of this as was small sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20594) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle at Pats birthday tasting at chrisos. Pours clear, pale yellow with a fine, white head. Crisp tartness to the aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet with a delicate, acidic tartness. Light bodied with fine, fizzy carbonation. Notes of lemon acidity in the finish with nice sourness. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
Beautiful golden color; big bubbles are forming on the glass surface; nice lace. Aroma of barnyard; woody. Very dry mouthfeel, initially, getting quite astringent at the end; malt flavor and old hops, a good sourness and light fruitness (grapefruit); thin, but with some complexity derived from the wood. The final is somehow empty (and this turns me down), with a reminescence of old hops. Very similar to a gueuze. Better when colder.
Bottle from Delirium Caf, courtesy of Johan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (19357) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, moderate sour - vinegar - and wood. Flavor is medium sweet, rather sour and rather acidic. Quite dry and rather acidic finish. 070911

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19201) - PCastle, GERMANY - OCT 3, 2014
Dunkel goldgelbes Bier mit geringer weien Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm fruchtig suerlich mit leichter holzigen Note. Geschmack sehr suerlich, fruchtig, leichte Holzfassaromen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18841) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle at BXL Cafe, NYC. Pale golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Vinous oak aroma, yeasty, fruity, tart, sourish, grapes, citrus, dry woody, hay and some spices. Sour oak flavor, really sourish from grapefruity and lingonberries, spicy, tart, some barnyard, yeasty notes, fresh with lots of fruits showing. Vinous finish, banana notes, grassy, sour and quite sourish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (18001) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
Botlle at tWaagstak in Antwerp. Golden with white head. Sour, farmyard aroma. But little bit of sweetness too. Sourness builds up in mouth, but the feel is quite velvety too. The farmyard carries on to teh end which has a mix of sweet and sour. A real change from the brown beers that I had been drinking. Some lemon. I like this, good mix and balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17969) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are sour lactose, cheese, malt, hops and notes of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2005
Bottled @RBESG05
Golden color, small white head. Very sour nose. Sour, same time sweet flavor. Crisp carbonation. Very balanced and excellent for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2002
Okay, I read Bills rating and Im thinking whats wrong with that? Golden with a substantial nose (brett, fruit, wine - reminds of Rodenbach Red). The body is light, vibrant, complex, acidic. So drinkable, so refreshing. If you like this, check out Vapeur dAntan.

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