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


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RATINGS: 1530   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 connoisseurs delight! The only one of its kind on the U.S. market.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Golden pour with a creamy white head. Aromas of sour milk and yeast. Active carbonation on the palate. Flavors of unripe apples, sour orange, slight amount of vinegar. A bit straightforward, but very enjoyable. Excellent!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cristobal37 (1084) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2017
Slight hazy gild. Sour but also sugary aroma, reminds of a faro. Taste is sour, mild vinegar, a bit abrasive at times, but overall balanced. Finish just mellows but retains the same sourness and perhaps some oak as if you chewed on a piece of wood. Well, this was interesting. Ive come to like gueze beers, but I think this one would benefit from the some fruit mixing. Though the Aged Red and Wittekerke Rose werent very good. Dunno, this West flanders style sour hasnt really grown on me yet. Nothing wrong with this one, but not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skarecrow (629) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2017
330ml bottle Light gold color with ok head. Aroma has initial sharpness - wild yeast, earth, woody and wine cellar floor. Initial sour tartness with hints of smoke and damp earth. OK but not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwboogieboy (7) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoBEERt92 (167) - Bytom, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Butelka. Piana obfita, biała drobno i średniopęcherzykowa, szybko opada do cienkiej warstwy na powierzchni piwa, a następnie do obwdki, koronkowanie słabe. Barwa złota, klarowne. Aromat intensywny, nuty winne, dzikie, czerwonej porzeczki i dojrzałej żłtej śliwki. Goryczki brak. W smaku cytrynowa kwaśność na średnim poziomie, lekki alkohol i nuty czerwonej porzeczki. Pełnia średnia, nasycenie wysokie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1614) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2017
Enticing funky tart aroma in a golden amber pour. Laid back initially tart taste is perfectly balanced by the wood aging. An excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjorsvdg (520) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
Een zeer geslaagd geuzeachtig bier. Vol aroma van zuur en champagne. Smaak: eikenhout, kurk, verscheidene appelrassen, wat limoen en graan. Mooie gelaagdheid, de smaaklagen komen achterelkaar langs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryangator (4) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
As far as a sour goes, this was good, but not amazing. No terrible after taste and goes down pretty smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TexasMac (9) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
Sour for sure............................,.............,,,, via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (4225) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Shared 750 ml. bottle as Trader Joes Petrus Aged Pale Foeder #222, poured to snifters showing a clear, medium gold color, a presentable layer of soft white froth that reduced to a ring & light film, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was lightly earthy, grass & greenery, and lemony tartness. Light to medium bodied, with effervescence that was quite lively, the taste was similar, with a bit of tannic astringency, and a somewhat crisp & dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ROSE1962 (293) - POLAND - MAY 13, 2017
Piwo barwy złotej, idealnie klarowne, piana średnio obfita, sycząca, szybko opada. W aromacie szampańsko-winna kwaśność, stajnia, trochę estrw. W smaku wspaniale - bardzo kwaśno, tanicznie, ściągająco. Goryczka na średnio-niskim poziomie.

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