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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

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RATINGS: 1468   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Very sour. Golden blonde with a thin head. Tart on the palate and sour throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2610) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottle. Pale gold. Tart, sour, very earthy, leathery, oaky. Tart citrus-fruit (lemon). Tart and tangy throughout. Refreshing. Dry earthy finish. (2008)

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (1878) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. A- Lemon, sour, mild brett. A- Yellow color, clear liquid, white head. T- Tart, sour, mild funk, musty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry finish. O- This seemed more like an old past its prime champagne than a good Sour Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sircatis (200) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2017
Dcouverte dans la Saveur Box. Bire dore avec de belles bulles. Acidule au nez et vinaigre. En bouche elle est boise et acide.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thanatosti (1571) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Plus Culemborg. Clear golden with a thin white head. Slightly funky aroma with some fruits and some oak. Taste is very tart with a dry finish, alike to a good lambiek or champagne. Really interesting atypical beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2551) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - FEB 8, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color, topped with a medium big frothy white head, soon disappearing. Soury white wine nose, grapes and soem sweet chewing gum feel in the back. Taste starts puckery, sour white grape, tart with some herbal feel flowing around, more noticeable in the end and aftertaste. Light body. Decent one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1156) - GERMANY - FEB 7, 2017
Leicht trbes goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, etwas suerlich, leicht fruchtig, Apfel, Zitrusaromen, etwas Holzfass, spritzig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (538) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2017
Bottle in Free Trade Inn. Pours light golden with a slight head round the edge of the glass. Nose of bret and a little bit of paint. Taste is tart with a nice creamy finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (988) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from Dominion Wine and Beer Aroma: Oak, sour bread, Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, tart finish Tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flying_pig (1491) - SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2017
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer (Glasgow):
Quite a strong, funky offering that came through with a lot of tart & Belgian yeast to give the beer a zesty, lively feel that was also quite dry. Initially quite a pungent opening, thankfully the beer settled down & mellowed out a little as it was given time to open up & breathe. There was some nice fruits coming through at times, the apple & citrus flavours being particularly enjoyable but there was definitely more alcohol showing nearer the end than Id have liked from this one. Overall it was quite a pleasant beer that started well but faded ever so slightly nearer the end; its still one well worth trying though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (2039) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2017
33cl bottle at home from Abbey N8, Antwerp. Nose is sourish citrus, wild yeast. Body is clear pale, head is medium, white, frothy, average lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is tangerine, lemonade, brett, sour apple, malt. Medium to heavy sweet, medium citric sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour. Light body, dry texture, average carbonation. Easy, refreshing, not bad.


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