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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: 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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2013
The sourness overwhelmed any other flavors that might have been in this beer, though the oak showed up in the after taste. It was different... in a good way... sort of.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (795) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2017
330 ml bottle. Clear amber body topped by a thin white head that stays around. Aromas include lemon zest, funk, white wine, vinegar and oranges. Prickly sourness in the mouth followed up by pepper, lemon zest and a grassy note. Crisp finish leads into a softly fruity aftertaste. Great stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sissio (1432) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear gold, white head with nice lacing. Yeasty, cellar, wood and cereals, sour acetic mellow aroma. Greatly balanced sour taste with yeasty, cereal, cellar and wood barrel taste with fruitiness.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zilverenmaan (65) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma and taste sour, apple. Very fruity, like cava but less dry. Aftertaste and mouthfeel a bit watery and thin. Lacks body and complexity but not bad and very distinctive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3754) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 24, 2016
33cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 19-07-2015.
2 Cata Ratebeer Asturias.
BBD: 20-08-2016.
In short: tart golden ale.
Pours quite clean pale gold with nice white head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Tart, citrusy nose. Light body, high carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is tart, fruity, citrusy. Dry aftertaste.Ok

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Manu912 (3) - BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2016 does not count
THE absolute numer one reference when it comes to sours beers. Beyond comparison!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madnorwegian (181) - FRANCE - DEC 20, 2016
One of the better sour ales Ive had. Great fruity aromas. Ok appearance. Flat, no head. Pleasant flavors, apple and vanilla. But as with other sour ales, very little body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nutjes (522) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2016
33cl-fles bij mijn schoonouders. U: Helder goudblond met een dunne witte schuimkraag. G: Onrijp fruit, hout en brett. S: Fruitige aanzet, granen, onrijpe appels en een zurige afdronk. M: Medium body en stevige carbonatie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1485) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle; pours cloudy gold with a thin white head; aroma of apples and wood with a hint of citrus and vinegar; taste is tart apples with some citrus, wood, and floral notes; finish is dry and tart

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDoctor13 (3) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016 does not count
Nice refreshing pale coloured beer, good head and fruity taste, very pleasant ginger,


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