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

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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Bottle. Vinegar and wine aroma. Crystal clear golden body with thin, quickly dissipating head. Flavor begins sour with funky notes. Subtle hints of grape and wheat. An even strong sour finish with hints of fruit.


2.6
saintbase2 (831) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Greetings from Bydgoszcz, Poland to all Beer Geeks and Hopheads around the world!

2.4
Kiezmar (751) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 22, 2017
Butelka. Aromat troszkę funky, lekko stajenny, w tle ocet. W smaku kwaśność octowa i tyle Pusto i słabo.

2.6
kamil3ds (95) - POLAND - SEP 21, 2017
Aromat kwaskowaty, znośny, piana słaba, w smaku cierpkie i kwaśne, ściągające, jak śliwka tarnina. Nie mój typ

3
Marstonlad (929) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours clear bronze with a big frothy head. The aroma features red berries with a strong earthy touch; very yeasty. Taste is heavily sour with some bitterness appearing as well. Flavours contain, well – never thought I would describe a beer like this – sauerkraut and some mustard in a Belgian barnyard. Slightly harsh mouthfeel with some alcohol in it. The palate is medium-bodied and fairly highly carbonated. Not quite sure what to make of this: I have tasted plenty of beers but never something like this.

3.9
DavidSvinth (149) - DENMARK - SEP 18, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2017 Positiv overraskelse. Dufter og smager hen ad gueuze, men mindre kompleks og sur. Men den er tør og balanceret og gør det virkelig godt. Den skal jeg helt klart smage igen!

3
Nevalainen (812) - FINLAND - SEP 16, 2017
Clear golden/bronz color with tall white head. Aroma of citrus and yeast. Taste is medium slut with a bit odd flauvour of sourness. Refreshing to drink sour beer once in a while, but It's not my favourite beer. Ok though.

3.5
Mr_Pink_152 (5251) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Bottle from Hopology. Hazy rich golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma is fruity berries and winey. Taste fruity and light sour. Medium to full body.

1.7
josanguapo (1802) - SPAIN - SEP 7, 2017
From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Escape from the Past. Just sourness, in both nose and mouth, without much more. Low drinkability. Boring. Didnt find myself wanting to finish it after the kid wake up and had to interrupt drinking it

3.2
VueltaBirrista (127) - Murcia, SPAIN - SEP 4, 2017
Su espuma es escasísima y desaparece por completo en cuestión de segundos. Su aroma recuerda claramente a un vinagre balsámico y alguna especia como la pimienta. En boca aparecen de forma clara manzana verde y uva.

3.4
dynamiteninja (1872) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bottle. Large white head. Sparkling gold body. Nose is oak, green apple, floral hops, sour. Taste is sour. Some dust and oil on the mouthfeel. Dry finish.


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