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


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RATINGS: 1552   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 connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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hansvf's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (898) - - SEP 17, 2013
Beetje zurig, water ijsje chemisch maar wel op een lekkere manier. Zuur en fris. Bij paultje vd tap

evannell (1186) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 13, 2017
Dzikusy, trochę beczki. Kwaśne, goryczka z alkoholu. Całkiem spoko. Wytrawne.

tomer (3564) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2017
Draught at Beers 2017, small creamy head, clear quite deep yellow color, aroma of sweat, sour bread, vanila and spice, flavor of sour fruit, wood, yeastiness and mustard, mellow empathic medium sourness, very light sweetness. Nicely balanced. Very nice and highly enjoyable.

MartyW (280) - DENMARK - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle 1 year 10 months before BBD. Clear pale yellow with a huge lasting white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of oak, vinegar, apple cider. Quite a crisp sourness. Flavour of balsamic vinegar, oak, green apples, lemon, grapefruit. Disappointing finish that is lacking a punch similar to the better beer in this style. Much better options out there.

rayaron (1885) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2017
Draught at Beers 2017, Tel Aviv. The aroma has notes of wood, yeasts, apple and yogurt. Sour flavor with notes of wild yeasts, wood, yogurt, apples and apricot. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

zvsn (2157) - ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2017
Draught at Beers 2017. Almost clear yellow golden with a thin white head. Very funky barnyard aroma with Brett, green apples and oak barrel notes. Medium-sourness, quite balanced and not very acidic, light fruity sweetness, flavors of green fruits,wood, apples, lemon, white wine, finish is dry. Medium-bodied, smooth.

thellgren (1079) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2017
0.33 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is golden and clear. Aroma has balsamic vinegar. Taste more than sour - it is like balsamic vinegar. Acid, but also very complex. Some wood and tannins, perhaps? Looks like pilsener, but tastes like the usually more dark Flanders sour ales. Great.

tmrmwel (2151) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle, five months before bbd. Pours slightly hazy golden, with a big creamy head. Aroma is acetic, with wine vinegar, wooden barrels and tannins, as well tart fruity notes with rhubarb and berries. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is acetic, with wine vinegar, bretty wood and and tart fruity notes of rhubarb. Lingering tart finish. Refreshing, balanced and quaffable.

PietS (317) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2017
Fresh sweet sour, wild yeast, reminds me a bit of Geuze / cider. Aroma of apple, peach, grapefruit, a bit alcoholic. Light body; slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Easy drinkable and enjoyable beer.

wreszelewski (11) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 2, 2017
Aroma: green apple, champaign Appearance: golden, minimal head Taste: heavily sour, lightly bitter, white dry wine, champaign Palate: light body, average carbonation,

ScoWRee (423) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Ours a merkey golden color. A nice thick white fluffy head. Aroma is sour and so is the taste. Sour and tart.......

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