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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1581   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 connoisseur’s delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JeffroDH (18) - - DEC 7, 2013
Pour is just a bit lighter than the double IPA sitting next to it. Starts with a light, even foam and is very bubbly. Aroma is redolent of sour beer (DUH) also with hints of citrus and oak. The flavor is difficult to classify this evening. Definitely sour up front, with a satiny mouthfeel and a hoppy bitter finish. I would compare this to a dry champagne, though made with malts and aged in oak (and obviously sour). That may be a ridiculous comparison, but that is where my mind immediately went. Very good beer.


3.8
fantti (1018) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Pullo @ Alko. Kaatuu tulppaaniin kullankeltaisena ja kirkkaana, noin 2,5 sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoku on omenaisen ja nahkaisen hapan, marjainen sekä sitruksinen. Hieman puumaisia aromeja löytyy myös. Maku jatkaa sitruksisen ja omenaisen hapanta, hieman nahkaista linjaa. Maltaisuus tuntuu happamuuden alla, puuta ei huomaa. Suutuntuma on kirpeän hapan, kuivakin, mutta samalla suht täyteläinen. Hyvin hapan, jopa lambic-tasoa. Hyvä ja sopivan haastava, kirpeän hapan kokonaisuus.

3.7
shuvar (161) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 26, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2017 Butelka. Barwa zólto-zlota, klarowne. Piana srednioobfita, bardzo nietrwala. W aromacie biale wytrawne wino oraz poziomka i kwasna wisnia. W smaku bardzo wytrawne z dosc kwasnym finiszem. Brak goryczki. Wysycenie intensywne bardzo przypominajace szampana. Doceniam ten styl, ale chyba do mnie nie za bardzo przemawia... Wole piwo od wina ;)

3.5
birraiolo (293) - ITALY - JUL 25, 2017
Bottiglia da 33 cl. Color oro con schiuma bianca fine di buona tenuta. al naso e al palato classici sentori legnosi dati dalla maturazione in botte, resine e una certa acidità al naso che si ripropone fortemente al palato con un pò di citrico, buona birra per gli appassionati del genere.

3.5
andrepintado (3416) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Gold color. Thin head. High sourness. Medium bitterness. Aroma and flavour is balsamic vinegar, fruit, barnyard, bread.

3
BBHansen (939) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2017
Bottle @ home w friends/chef. Appearance: pours clear yellow with ok white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: bread, straw, oak and sour berries/grapes. palette: strong yeasty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, low to average sweetness, unbalanced by distinct acidity, average to long duration, and a watery texture. Overall: quite distinct, but but unbalanced.

3.5
hallinghansen (3193) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden body with a small white head. Yeast, petroleum, alcohol, citrus, tartness, oak. Hmm absolutely not what I expected, but somehow good. Quite weird.

3.9
vinivini (2441) - Gomel, BELARUS - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle. Clear glden look. Small white head. Aroma: baked apples, malts, fruity yeast. Light to medium body. Light sourness on taste. Hidden hops. Very good.

3.6
szymonskc (902) - Skórcz, POLAND - JUL 16, 2017
Zapach intensywny, kwaśny, ocet, białe wino, stajnia, zielone jabłka, siano, drewno. Kolor słomkowy, klarowne. Piana obfita, średnio i grubopęcherzykowa, szybko znika, zdobi szkło. W smaku wytrawne, kwaśne, średnia pełnia, ocet, stajnia, cytryny, zielone jabłka, drewno. Goryczka niska, wysycenie wysokie.

4
chipmunk3774 (2) - - JUL 14, 2017 does not count
Quite tart, not as tart as Bakewell sour. Like it! Don't love it. But it's better than a fruit beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
GriZZZly (215) - - JUL 13, 2017
Ar: biale wino, kwasek, ocet winny, swiezo, domowe mlode wino, troche szlachetnego alko, mocna mila kiszona kapucha, sladowe drewno, intensywnosc srednia. Wyg: zlote, klarowne, dobra gruba roznoziarnista piana. Sm: wysycenie bardzo wysokie, bardzo mocny kapusciany kwas, czuc ze mocne, ale alko dobrze schowane i szlachetne, mocna kapusta kiszona, agresywne, milo grzeje w gardlo, troche slodu, dominuje ostra kapucha. Pos: kwasek, kapusta, odrobina beczki, troche zalega ten kwas. Ov: porzadnie przekiszona kapusta, mocno kopie, ale samo alko super schowane.


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