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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2374) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
I think my favourite of the night. Pours a slightly hazy golden. Great oaky, funky, lemon, and maybe some white grape aromas. Flavours are bitter and woody...slightly sour. Just wonderfully balanced and delicious. So good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
750 ml. bottle. It pours a hazy burnt orange color with a fizzy, off white head. Highly carbonated. The aroma is really great and almost gueuze-like with lots of candied grapefruit funk, hints of wood, hay and leather, some slightly more sour notes of stone fruit and hints of toasted grain in the background. The flavor is equally awesome with more sweet and sour grapefruit, leathery funk, citrus pith, apricot and peach notes, light herbals and toasted grains. Very funky, tart and leathery in the finish with more satisfying fruity sweetness for balance. A really spectacular blend. World class stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Golden with white head. Super funky aroma, peppery, lemon, brett. Taste is funky, pepper, lemon, wine, oak. Very sour

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (484) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Bière dégustée en fût sur la terrasse du Moeder Lambic. Cuivrée et trouble ne présentant qu’un simple anneau blanc sur les parois de mon verre une fois la mousse tombée. Ce qui demeure sur mon verre est cependant magnifique! De délicates et minces dentelles décorent mon verre y dessinant des fresques infinies. Quelques arômes de pomme verte, légère banane, quelques brindilles, le tout dans une acidité balancée. Malts présents qui offrent à cette bière délicate, un sucre léger qui lui va à merveille. Quelques fruits tels la carambole et la cerise. L’effervescence modérée mêlée à son amertume présente en fait une bière très rafraîchissante!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Silvan7 (885) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle @ home. Giallo ambrato, velato con riflessi aranciati. Schiuma bianco sporco, fine non troppo persistente. Aroma molto intenso. Fruttato citrico, limone, pompelmo, Brett, legnoso, speziato, coriandolo e cardamomo. Gusto acido, intenso, piuttosto secca, non molto amara. Legno e agrumi sono prevalenti,ma note erbacee sono avvertibili. Spigolosa, molto carbonata, non troppo corposa, complessa ma perfettamente equilibrata.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
One of my favorite sours. Hoppy and funky. Perfect combination. It’s a bit overwhelming on the beginning but once you get into it you just can’t get back. Perfect stuff from Belgium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (210) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Tjock oxideras grumlig Äppelmust färg med snabba bubblor som går från botten upp till huvet & lägger sig starkt & tjockt runt om på toppen. Tillsatt socker för fermentering med andra ord. Multnad källare & äppelkompott doft. Smak av gammal oxideras äpplemust källare. Bitterheten av en äppelstjärna. Unken. Sur & syrlig. Vinös. Fransk cider. Fantastisk! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (752) - 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 (688) - 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 (149) - 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.


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