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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: 1458   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (1069) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Hazy yellow with a large head. Fair lacing and fair retention. Aroma is funky sour, lemon, apricot and oak. Taste is tart and dry. Complex and wonderful..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Deep golden, lacing white head. Nicely tart white vinous aroma, funk, oak, sweetish malts. Flavor is a funny mix of sweetish malts, cellary sourness, white wine and fino sherry, slightly tannic finish. Medium bodied, smooth average carbonation. Interesting sherry and lambic characters.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (1059) - Mexico City, MEXICO - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle, 65cl. Clear golden, minimal head. Tart citrus aromas. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry and thin. Tart fruity flavors into a stinging sour finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gschrade (1058) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. It has a sour taste which I love. This is really good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
Blonde dore claire, effervescence lgre-moyenne, quasi pas de col. Dans le dsordre: acide, boise, vin blanc, pommes, houblons. Longue en bouche et plus complexe quil ny parat!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (1056) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
monkeychugg55 (1055) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Clear golden with a huge, mega frothy, white head. The aroma is acidic, like apple cider vinegar, with slight yeast and a sour feel. Good malt in the flavor, but the acidic quality is just too overbearing. Very faint wood on the finish. I didnt find this too be too enjoyable, but Im not a big fan of sours.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixmasterob (1055) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden pour with a wispy white head. Aroma was big time sour on the verge of a mild vinegar. Light breast malts peek through but the flavors are very acidic and super dry. Actually quite refreshing on the finish. Medium carbonation, light mouthfeel. Mouth puckering sour acidic finish. Uninhibited raw sour blond.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours surprisingly clear pale yellow. Smells sour with pale malt aromas. Tastes of sour lemons and lemon pepper. Clean. Very refreshing. I dig it.


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