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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Dottignies, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (732) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
Rich peach pour. Aroma is lemon, minerals. Taste is bitter unripe fruit, nice tanginess, mild funk. Overall, good solid sour, but too much bitterness for me to really really love it. But definitely worthy of comparison with many of the top tier gueuzes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (679) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
750ml bottle shared with dnicolaescu and artemb. Cloudy dark orange body, small beige head. Acidic aroma of green grapes, vinegar, yeast, hay. Dry taste: lemons, lactic acid, apple vinegar, hay. Well carbonated. Easy drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artemb (121) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: grape peel, matured vinegar, malts. Taste: sour with some pleasant astrigency, with ligth sweteness. Flavour: barnyard, malts, lactic acid, ligh citrus notes. Very good, balanced sourness, sweeteness and astrigency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (334) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2015
Âmbar alaranjada, Espuma branca de fácil formação, cremosa e média duração. Aroma de frutas tropicais, média acidez que lembra maça verde, cereja fresca, levemente adocicada, sem amargor. No paladar a acidez é mais presente e de média intensidade, prazerosa, diferente de outras sours que havia experimentado. Corpo e carbonação média. Final levemente seco. No aftertaste prevalece a acidez de frutas vermelhas e um amargor leve/médio conforme fui terminando a garrafa. Um estilo que ainda estou aprendendo a apreciar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4627) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to bull11zeye, year uncertain. Pours hazy orange amber, no head, no lacing. Aroma is very gueuze-like, oaky, horse blanket, dust, sweat socks. Flavor is the same, dry, light plus tart and medium funky, lots of horse blanket and oak tannin, a hint of fruitiness. Medium body, flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6489) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at dina’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet citrus, funky, taste is juicy fruit, dry, funky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (470) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a vibrant, golden yellow color with a decent, bubbly head. Has aromas of an enjoyable tart rustic ale, with some barnyard to it, together with strawy hay and crisp, white citrus peel. Exhibits a high, fitting carbonation among a smooth, enjoyable mouthfeel with a medium body. Full, round taste, of straw, old leather, citrus and soft, dough hay. Citrus shines through in a very convincing fashion, among the present, apple infused acidity. Finishes very refreshing, with stony minerals, slightly sweeter malts and sour citrus - very clean and refreshing. Tastes a tad smooth and softer than your usual Lambic, gently fruit accentuated, with a pleasant depth of flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015: Interessante blend. Birra bilanciatissima. Aromi di limone, yogurt, frutta. Corpo medio, frizzantezza vivace ed adeguata.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] @ Moeder Lambic. Fantastisk smak, hyfsad balansera, syrlig.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
archer (7) - - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
awesome sour beer, nice taste of lemon, colour was orange. Complex smell sweet.


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