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


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RATINGS: 1582   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
This is, without a doubt, the worst beer I have ever had. Having consumed many hundreds of different craft beers over the past thirty years, I thought that I should try a new style. But rather than a new style, it’s as if the brewer forgot about this batch for quite a while, and instead of disposing of it as any decent human being would do, he foisted it on an unsuspecting public, claiming that it was a new style and it is *supposed* to taste this way. And that gullible public, not wanting to feel as if they had been duped, chimed in with approval for this new style of aged pale ale. The very sad truth is that this makes Budweiser and Coors taste good, something that I did not believe was possible. Poured a pale amber with almost no head. Unusual aromas of cheese, cooked vegetables, and slightly skunky, Heavily sour and salty, but a nice lively carbonation. Tastes like beer mixed with cider and sweaty socks. This is horrible. Thank god I only bought one bottle.

Habanero (4847) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2017
Boottled. Pours clear golden with an average white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, funky and woody notes. Slightly sweet taste that ends up being dry and somewhat tart. Medium bodied, watery to oily texture and average carbonation. A nice Sour. ????????
Earlier Rating: 6/11/2017 Total Score: 3.6
Bottled. Pours clear golden with an average white head. Aroma of green apples, citrus, vinegar, woodish notes, funk and yeasty notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up being dry and quite tart. Light to medium bodied, watery texture and lively carbonation. A very nice Sour. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Marko (6107) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 8, 2017
Thanks Hrabren! Clear golden body, white head. Intensive sour aroma one could easily mistake for a lambic, with all the funky, "wild" notes one would expect. Surprisingly sour, intensive funky taste, toothrot, quite rough all in all, which is most certainly respectable in a way, but kicks it out of the interest / enjoyment zone for me. Not fully, but just enough. Props to the brewery for making it, but just not my cuppa tea.

hrabren (1529) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 0.33 l bottle I got from my family. Thanks! Shared with everyone. Clear straw to golden, small off-white head. Strong acidic aroma, fruity. Moderate sour, malty underneath. Light body, soft carbonation, light to moderate dry and tart finish. Not bad.

Benters (76) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Pours a slightly hazy golden with thin white head. Aroma of lemon/citrus, alcoholic and sour. Taste is sharp, acidic, sour with a VERY sour finish. Some warming alcoholic notes present and very little hop presence. Much prefer beers using this as part of a blend than the beer itself on its own.

koshack (1956) - Gdañsk, POLAND - NOV 4, 2017
Przyjemny aromat. Kwaśne, lekko winne. W smaku mocna , wyraźna kwaśność, ale mocno skontrowana słodyczą. Lekko ściągające w posmaku. Jest lekko beczkowe. Są nuty cytrynowe w smaku. Całość fajnie skomponowana. Dobre piwo.

kRadek (86) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 27, 2017
Klarowne, złote, nalewa się z czapą białej, trwałej piany, która dobrze oblepia szkło. W aromacie kwaśne owoce, białe wytrawne wino, w tle aromaty stajenne (końska derka). W smaku kwaskowo-cierpkie białe wino, owoce, lekka octowość, cytrynowa kwaśność. Wytrawne, wysycenie wysokie. Smaczne, orzeźwiające piwo, nie czuć zupełnie wysokiej przecież zawartości alkoholu.

TychoJames (1451) - �rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2017
Flaska bishops Örebro. Gyllengul vätska. Doft av jästa äpplen, harsyra, jordkällare och fat. Liknande i smak. Mogen syra med trä och jästa äpplen. Småsöt med aningen torr avslutning

llkc (2735) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2017
Duft svag funk stal svampet, smag citrus lime pære citrus frisk lime malt sødme æble

CH-303 (2362) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 3, 2017
Appearance: Clear golden, slight off-white head.
Aroma: Sour and tart fruits, slight yeast.
Taste: Sour, tarts fruits, citrus. Quite sour, yes. Not my thing.
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Online), 330 ml, NOK 67.90
Info: 23/9-2017, 71/100, BB: 20/10-2017

Beerandhockey8 (428) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 2, 2017
From bottle to snifter. Pour is a pale yellow, thin white head. Nose is light fruit, dough, citrus. taste is light bodied, sour. Finishes crisp.

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