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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1459   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 connoisseurs delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14370) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13898) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13880) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (13703) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Clear straw head with medium white head. Aroma is very sour, vinegar, white grape, some barnyard, light cherry, wood. Taste is mild sweet, quite sour, vinegar, white grape, barnyard, some oak. Light, crisp body. Not a lot of sweetness, but enough to offset the strong sourness. The flavors coalesce into quite a tasty treat, assuming of course that you are into this sort of thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13555) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle from a wineshop in Holstebro. Frothy fair mostly deminishing head. Dark yellow colour. Powerful sour aroma. Citrus and wellbalanced astringent grapenotes. Long great sour and creamy!!!! finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle - Sour apple with some hints of grain. Clear gold with a minimal head. Lightly sour with tastes of vinegar and maybe apple if anything. A great refreshing sour that I think is a great introduction in this style of beer. Finish is just enough not to ruin your palate for the next beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (13311) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle at the Anderson, Fortrose. It pours clear amber, with a small white head. The nose is sweet apple, cider vinegar, over-ripe fruit and apple pie. The taste is tangy fruit, apple, peach, apricot, sherbet, well-hidden alcohol, vinegar and white grape, with a sour finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Surprisingly good sour ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Golden ale with a big bubbled white head. Light lemon sour aroma with light barnyard notes. Sour puckering acid with lemon juice, and good effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2012
5100th rating! 330 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized offwhite frothy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of earthy notes, grapes, and tart throughout. The taste is very tart with earthy notes, grapes and a bit of caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Decent.


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