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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1449   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 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, its 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDoctor13 (3) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2016 does not count
Nice refreshing pale coloured beer, good head and fruity taste, very pleasant ginger,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (1051) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (725) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2016
hay, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, earthy, woody, pale, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (2275) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle from Cash Flandre Artois, Bruay - FR. Color: clear golden blond beer with medium carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: sourness, sour fruits. Good acidity. Sweet and barrel notes. Woody and alcohol. Taste: medium body with sourness and fruity taste. Quiet good and well balanced. Good attenuation. Oak notes and alcohol. Aftertaste: dry sourness and fruity. Alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFF (165) - - NOV 2, 2016
Armes de pommes vertes, robe dore trs claire et ple. Mousse blanche. Jusque l, assez banale, mais en bouche... Oh la la... Une tuerie! Bien acidul, on retrouve les pommes vertes. Trs sre. Donne envie den boire et den boire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (380) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Aroma: grass, citrus Appearance: blonde clear Taste: very sour, different depths of sourness with aromas. Palate: thin, medium carbonation Overall: very decent, not quite the complex aromas to make a winner

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frothmeister (741) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
330ml bottle. In the cellar for a year. Pours pale gold with a light haze, and an off-white head. On the nose, sour cherry, tart apple, faint oak, and more sour cherry. Taste wise, tart acidity, calvados, and sour cherry that leads into some serious tartness with again, more of the cherry, with light oak and pomegranate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle at Nialls. Pours clear golden, nose is wood, toffee, light funk, taste is sour, funky, chewy, lime, toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FinnIckler (140) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle from savuere. Pours golden with small white head. Nose is oak, citrus, resin, acid. Palate is sour, oaky, dry. Finish is more oaky dry sour notes. It certainly tastes interesting, but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
On keg at Bow Bar. Pours clear gold. Nose of maple, citrus, sour sweeties. Taste is tart, hay, light fruit, tasty.

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