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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1508   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (1146) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 5, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on 04/06/2014. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma is peach and apples. Taste is acid and sour (similar notes to a Lambic). Aftertaste is Dry. Carbonation is low but Ok. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2008
33 cl bottle on 2/5/2008. Faintly hazy bright gold pour with a medium, but fading, white head with little lace. Sour citrus aroma with a bit of funkiness to it as well. Notes of honey and green apples add to the mix. Lots of effervescence from the medium body, quite acidic, leaving a squeaky clean palate. Sour fruity flavors take over, with just a hint of underlying sweetness. Very refreshing dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (1137) - POLAND - FEB 25, 2015
Aroma: hay, acidic, fruity, vinegar Taste: heavy sour, fruity, "funky", wooden astringent finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 23, 2004
bottled: the label on my bottle looked nothing like the one to the left and just said petrus aged pale....pours murky golden with a big white head that deflated quickly. i wasnt sure what to expect from this beer until i poured it the nose was of sour citrus fruit, maybe some wheat...not very pleasing to the nares.at this point i thought it was a sour ale, however the label doesnt state anything suggesting this. in the mouth the nose came biting through with the most sour nausous stuff i have ever had. mostly just sour, sour , sour fruit apples....couldnt get much past this. i had a friend try it. the look on her face was pricless and this is all i would have to show you to know you would not want more. i have had a sour before but it wasnt this sour, this is definately not my bag and quite frankly undrinkable. i will try to rate appropriately for this type of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1135) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 20, 2016
Blonde dore, carbo moyenne, petit collet persistant. Aromes aigres, lgrement boiss, pommes vertes. Saveurs sre qui persiste longuement et qui est assez franche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Clear, gold, huge head, lots of carbonation. Aroma has the sour funk that I crave. Theres a good sourness and some oak flavors mixed in. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (1130) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This is my first sour ale, so I cant comment on the style. Pours a dark straw-color from the bottle with a thin white head. Sour but balanced, makes me want to try more of the style to see where this stands. My gut tells me this is a strong representative.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (1129) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 75cl bottle, aged 15 years. Almost clear light golden colour, foamy white head. Rich nose and taste with green and ripe apples, white grapes, citrus, vinegar, earthy, funky, medium sweet malty base; very fruity, clean and dry. Low-medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Lemon candy nose with spicy notes. Pours medium gold with a typically Belgian fluffy head. Taste is sour lemon drops with some pine bitterness and quinine tang. Fair, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Satisfying sour. Pours looking like generic beer. Sour nose that leads to a very tart, funky, dry palate and dry finish. Its puckering, carbonated, and refreshing. Quality sour.

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