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

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RATINGS: 1553   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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0.9
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.


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 (531) - 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 (1120) - 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 (407) - - 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 (1143) - 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.

3.6
Tide (3811) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2017
Bottle from Alko. Pale golden color, white head. Sour taste with citrus, earthy notes, vinegar, ripe fruits, oak and a bit of malts. Sour finish with citrus, earthy notes, vinegar, ripe fruits, oak and acidic notes. Good sour, albeit a bit too much vinegar aroma for me.

3.8
Bubeer (442) - - JUN 14, 2017
Pale gold (urine). Sparse head. Aroma intensity 3.75/5. In the nose, thyme, tomato, flowers and apricot. Heavy sour, medium bitter. Lively carbonation. Citrus mouthfeel remains hidden in inconspicuous places


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