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

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RATINGS: 1592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.8
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2008
Bottle, 7.3%. Acidic aroma, lactic. Clear golden colour, nice stable white head. The flavour is also acidic, distinctly, but not overwhelming. Has a good, satiating acidity. Actually quite good.

3.7
bhensonb (15973) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Sour fruit - cherries and apples? - for aroma. A bit of yeast. Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Starts with apple, passes to generic sour, then to an oaky yeasty finish. Something like a sour gueze (some aren’t). Extremely dry, even astringent. Definitely puckers the mouth. Apple is ever present.

3.7
Borup (15943) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of oak, fruit and vinegar.

3.9
Ratman197 (15624) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle poured a hazy gold with a small, lasting white head. Aromas of vinegar, citrus, oak, and some mustiness. Palate was light bodied and tart. Flavors of citrus, vinegar and oak with a crisp, tart lingering finish.

3.7
imdownthepub (15524) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Burg Bieren, Ermelo, Netherlands.Gold with white head. Initial sour nose, fruity, tart, this translates into the beer, but in a particularly pleasing way, sharp, floral with a hint of spicy yeast. Good depth, lemony, an assault on the taste-buds but never a trial. Good stuff.

3.8
gunnfryd (15495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle. Golden / orange colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, oak. Flavour is sour, fruit, yeast, oak,young rasberries, acid. nice beer.

3.6
DSG (15432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Re-rate 6/3/14: Bottle sample at a wood-aged beers tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Golden, oak, funk, fruity. Sour, dry, citric. Finishes bitter. Great. 8/3/8/3/16=3.8

Re-rate 6/2/13: Bottle sample at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks zvikar. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Woody aroma with vinegar, a bit of biscuits, and some fruitiness. Sourish flavor, a bit fruity, a bit grainy with bready notes and a very sour finish. 6/3/7/3/14=3.3

(3/1/08) Bottle sample at Zythos Bier Festival 2008 in Sint Niklaas. Clear golden with a white head. A woody aroma but somewhat sweetish. Soft sourish flavor with wood and fruits (apples). Medium-bodied. Nice. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5

3.7
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at Nialls. Pours clear golden, nose is wood, toffee, light funk, taste is sour, funky, chewy, lime, toffee.

3.8
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2009
Bottle at a Club-Tasting (Thanks Bager). Clear yellow/golden - white head. Vinegar, wood, sourish, oak, sulfor, bike glue, acid, nice sharpness. Nice.

3.7
Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy pale color with a large frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Heavy tart citrus and fruit aroma. Medium body. Medium sour citrus flavor with a medium sour finish of moderated duration. This is a very refreshing standout beer.


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