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

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RATINGS: 1555   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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3.7
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Pours a pretty, clear gold with a thin but lacy head. Aroma of apple cider vinegar, and light cheesy funk. Flavor hits you with spritzy tart apple and finishes lemony with a mild spiciness from the oak. Very light barnyard, but certainly not a mother funker. Champagne-like in body, and very refreshing. Alcohol is deeply closeted. Sooooo good.


2.9
MarcinG (823) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Butelka 330ml. Zloty kolor. Piana biala,wysoka o dosc duzych pecherzach,utrzymuje sie w szkle. W zapachu kwasno-octowe nuty winogrona lub jablek. W smaku rowniez kwasne z dosc duza dawka goryczki,ktora bardziej przypomina gorycz pestek niz chmielu. Lekkie nuty owocowe w tle. Nie zakochalem sie....

3.5
Nurmis (635) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours golden with quickly diminishing white head. Yeast, citrus, apples, wood. Quite lively carbonation. Nice sour long finish.

2.7
Offar (6) - DENMARK - JUN 23, 2017 does not count
Very strong sour aroma with a hint of soap. Clear yellow with a medium white head, that disappear fairly quickly Thin as water, though the best thing about it is a crisp carbonation. Taste is sour with a sour soapy aftertaste

3.5
Giochaurand (532) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with low head. Aroma is malt vinegar, and apples. Taste is dry, tangerine, sour, tart.

4.5
mkdyderski (7) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017 does not count
floral, wild aroma golden, clear, heavily sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, nice sour ale

3.3
Arek (1122) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle 0.33 l, Lidl, Wrocław, Poland.
Złote piwo z obfitą pianą oraz lekko winnym, cytrusowym aromatem. W smaku wodniste, orzeźwiające, kwaśne, wyraziście cytrusowe z nutami szampańskimi.

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robthewulf (3) - Wolverhampton, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017 does not count
Peach aroma.More vinegary than sour. If this was a cask beer I’d send it back. Not for me I’m afraid.

3.7
anfractuosity (409) - - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2017 Golden in colour. Good carbonation. Fairly sour. Mostly lactic acid as far as I could tell. Maybe a hint of woodyness.

3.9
Martin243 (1149) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2017
330ml bottle served in a Maredsous glass. Golden brown with an off white head. Citric aroma. sharp vinegar toffee flavour, slightly leathery. Refreshing.

3.5
Dermi (1182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2017
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear gold with a white head. Aroma: Nettles, swampy notes. Apples. Taste: Mildly sweet, notable sourness. Citrus in flavour. Green apples, leather and mild oak notes. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Quite vinegary finish. Good.


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