Petrus Trader Joe's Sour Strawberry Ale
De Brabandere

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
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3.74 | pDev: 5.61%
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Notes: Trader Joe's Sour Strawberry Ale is a one of a kind sour made from a Wit beer base with sweet strawberry and the sour flora harvested from the oak foeders (barrels) used in making the famous Petrus Aged Pale. These sweet and sour flavors perfectly compliment one another yielding a complex, refreshing taste - only available in this special limited edition.
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 750-ml. bottle
Glass: Revision 12-oz. tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $7.99
Purchased: March 22, 2019
Consumed: July 27, 2019
Reviewed as: American Wild Ale
Misc.: Cork and caged cap; No bottled on date

Picked this up way back in March and it’s been in my fridge the whole time. Had four of De Brabandere’s beers before, really liking them and giving them from a 4.12 to a 4.46. Was expecting this in the same vein as I’m a big strawberry fan. Bottle description read, “Trader Joe's Sour Strawberry Ale is a one of a kind sour made from a Wit beer base with sweet strawberry and the sour flora harvested from the oak foeders (barrels) used in making the famous Petrus Aged Pale. These sweet and sour flavors perfectly compliment one another yielding a complex, refreshing taste - only available in this special limited edition.”

Poured an amber semi-clear color with three fingers of off-white rocky head. Could see a few bubbles creeping up along the sides of the glass. World-class foamy layered lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled strawberry, vanilla, strawberry puree and mixed berry. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted artificial strawberry, vanilla, strawberry puree, mixed berry, oak, tart and metallic notes. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, woody finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Not my favorite of their sours, that’s for sure. Very good overall though. (Overall - 3.75)

3.85 | 87 | B+

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Paul, thanks for the opportunity.
Pink in the body and head.
Intense almost artificial strawberry on the nose and in the flavor. Faint tartness underneath. Beginners sour beer I guess.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Petrus Trader Joe's Sour Strawberry Ale from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 6 ratings