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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: 1477   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgianpat (3) - /, - FEB 26, 2013
Pineapple sour in the nose, nice blond colour, Sweet sour taste and a good body that lasts. Very good beer and a nice 7% abv !


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (1038) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2017
First things first, this beer smells wonderful. It pours cloudy, dark yellow with a little bit of foam. The aroma is a song. It blends sour and rich and mellow tones beautifully. There is lime and cream and red wine vinegar and some spice, and I just sat and smelled it for a little bit before I ever sipped it. The flavor is really good, too. It starts out with the mellow character, borderline sweet and sugary, and then on the back of the tongue the sourness is high and tight. Just delicious. Far better than I had expected. I have no idea why I assumed this would be a middle of the road sour. I was wrong. Its one of the clearest and best examples of a non-Flanders sour that I have enjoyed so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1120) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle at Newark Airport. Pours pale amber with a thin white head; sparse lacing. Yeast, cereal, and pungent sourness on the nose. Taste is rather tart. Very nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juks (225) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours golden clear, fluffy off-white head stays. Aroma is tart, woody, caramely lemonade, wine notes, earthy. Taste is vinegary, woody, tannin, sour, dry sparkling wine. Alcohol and wood in aftertaste, dry. Medium bodied, average carbo. Very woody, much barrel. Interesting and very nice, but still little bit too much barrel for me.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daenelyn (58) - - MAR 11, 2017
Robe blonde pale mousse blanche paisse. Nez vinaigr. Bouche aigre, agrume. Bonne sour ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhammaren (1777) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
.75l bottle from Beerbox. Pours cloudy yellowish orange with low head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, malts, banana notes, spices, dried fruits, hint of vinegar, sourish, apple and wet wool. Flavor is mostly same. Easy to drink, nice palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jon3s (46) - - MAR 11, 2017
Colour: clear gold. Foam: white head. Smell: ripe apples, grapes, oak, hint of vanilla, yeast, caramel, candies, some flowers, citrus, raisins.. Taste: citrus, caramel, citrus, fruits, apple, vinegar, raisins.. Fresh and crispy and soft carbonation, prestige long finish. Quality brew. Try with different mild cheeses.. If you enjoyed sours you cannot really give this below 4..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3408) - CROATIA - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle, 330 ml from Beergium, shared with Max and JFK10000. Pours clear golden, medium white head. Vinegar, wood in aroma. Acidic, vinegarish, fruit, citrus, yeasty. Light bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Villyzzz (323) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours golden with small white head. Aroma is sour grapes and a hint of cinnamon. Taste is quite sour with grapes and spices. Quite nice and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (347) - FINLAND - FEB 19, 2017
An earthen, nicely bitter taste. Some basement aromas and hops, lemon and herbs. I like bitter beers, so very much enjoyed this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2928) - 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)


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