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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (350) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Expiration date on the cap says 2018, so clearly this beer should be aged. It has a very sharp, sour and acidic flavor, unlike some of the more mellow oak-aged red/brown sours. Lots of horse blanket & vinegar. Light and crisp, with some lemon and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1062) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, barnyard, citrus, sourness, oak and yeast. Taste is grainy, sour citrus, oak, hoarse blanket, barnyard and all sorts of funk. Easy to drink with a sharp and crisp sour flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tsestah (16) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 En fut, c’est véritablement un champagne. La brasserie De Ranke s’est fait connaître avec leur Guldenberg, puis grâce à leur excellente XX Bitter. À ce que j’ai cru comprendre, la Cuvée de Ranke est un amalgame d’un lambic et de cette bitter. Le résultat offre une bière acide et fruitée. J’ai dit un champagne, mais je dirais un cidre à partir de pommettes vertes. Sec, moins qu’une gueuze, floral et fruité fin pétillant de sa fermentation en bouteille et cask, c’est un excellent produit qui fait encore saliver à y penser ! En bouteille, le produit s’oriente davantage vers le goût d’un mélange de lambics, beaucoup plus acide, beaucoup moins fruité. Ma cote est pour le fut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1663) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, sour wheat, oak, musty notes. Taste is slightly sour, funky and vinous. Lighter carbonation than expected but in a good way. Really nice, great price for a Belgian sour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Big bottle. Pours light amber, off-white head. Nose of sourness, barnyard, wood. Flavour is a well-rounded sourness, with cherry, wood. I like how the ale has rounded out the lambic qualities here and made it slightly thicker. Lovely stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frulertruler (107) - San Rafael, SPAIN - JAN 24, 2014
Botella. Parecida a una gueuze pero más dulce. Cuero y cuadra acidez baja acabando dulce y acida

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Crazy sour beer. Fruity notes also but it is one of the more sour I've had. Pretty good. Trying to learn to like this style

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle poured a rich golden orange color with a thick two finger head that retained the whole glass through. Aroma has yeasty funk, mild acidity, aged hops, and lemon. Very pleasant but not very punchy. Mouth feel is on the lighter side and a lot of the carbonation seems to have fizzled off. Flavor is much more tart than I expected, lemon, yeasty funk, mild barnyard, and herby hops. The 30 percent lambic really shines. Very cool blend that is extremely drinkable with all the yummy lambic flavor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 14, 2014
Rozlany w 2011r, wspaniale piwo, 70% dzikiego sour Ale i 30% lambicka Girardin. Niepasteryzowane i niefiltrowane dzikie i kwasne Ale. Metne ze spora slimakowa u gory piana, fajna butelka zawijana w papier i nawet na butelce pomimo owijki byla etykieta po angielsku, tak wiec chyba trafilem na wersje wysylana do USA. Smak tresciwy niewyczuwalny wogole alkohol, posmak swiezych kwaskowatych jablek i mlodych brzoskwin. Wytrawnosc konkretna i mocna. Wspaniale tylko polecac wszystkim.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour, white fizzy carbonation. Aroma - lots of funk, lemon some grass. Taste - mild sourness, highly carbonated, some funk, dry finish with a strange aftertaste. Nice beer but lacks complexitiy


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