hackobock (2999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
December 24, 2015. Bottle.
Murky and cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is lemon, green apples, some barnyard, hay and grain. Taste is light sour, fruity and minerally. Finish is quite fruity with green apples and some lemon juice, some hay, grain, minerals and barnyard. Medium bodied, a bit spritzy motuhfeel.
Very nice fruity notes with the right amount of acidity.
The_Osprey (5323) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Moeder Lambic as ’Cuvee de Ranke’. Dark orange, still, slight haze, small foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is apple, sour lemon, white wine, touch of cider. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is dry, papery, vanilla, white pepper, soft sourness. Nice, but I think I prefer Girardin lambics by themselves. Still, no complaints from me. A tasty beer.
freretoc (1482) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl au t’ Molenhof à Oostvleteren.
Couleur bonde avec des reflets ambrés, peu de mousse et effervescence forte.
Nez sur le bois avec une pointe d’acidité.
Bien belle bouche piquante avce une attaque sur la cerise, le bois et le malt acidulé. Assez longue en bouche par l’effervescence.
Renobob (1542) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Blonde foncée. Joli nez acide. Palais acide, pointe citron. Assez longue en bouche. Peu de co2.
crazy_cat_lady (333) - - DEC 4, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle at beerbistro. Strong oak aroma with sour cherry and lemon and straw. Dryish mouthfeel, with flavours of lemon and straw and sour tart apple, hint of raspberry with lingering wood finish. Lovely.
floydian1 (1299) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle from Beer Cartel with expiry of 21/5/19. Unfiltered dark amber appearance with a medium white head that settles to a stable collar. Aroma has barnyard funk, lemony citrus, some malt sweetness and subtle notes of sour cherry and apple. Palate is moderately sour and astringent with a crisp dry refreshing finish. Medium bodied and lively. Like an authentic gueuze which is high praise indeed.
ladnewton (1726) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Moeder Lambic, Place Fontainas on 28th November 2015. Hazy copper with diminishing off white foam and scant lacing. Sour lemony and gingery aroma. Richly sour in-mouth without being overly sharp. A grassy touch. Sour, prickly finish. For a drinker not normally keen on sours, I rather enjoyed this one. Thanks Svesse for the recommendation!
CanIHave4Beers (3884) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home, in the dining room, I do a lot more drinking than dining in here.
Pours a deep golden color with a small but well retained head and a nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sour cherries, and less so lemon. It’s earthy and funky, at times it sort of smells like wet wood. It’s certainly got some leaf rot happening and some farmyard-esque characteristics. Through all the funk the bright fruit remains the central character though.
The flavor is pleasantly sour... I’d say at about a medium to high sourness level as far as the range is concerned... defiantly within the sweet spot for a brother like me. Flavors of apricot, sour cherry, & under-ripe strawberry are pretty pronounced here, the lemony character is lingering behind but makes for a nice addition. It’s certainly got a woody character to it, but by no means is that element overbearing. The bitterness is very mild but does linger a touch in the finish & the beer is pretty darn dry.
The palate is lively but the beer drinks rather easily.
Superb, an absolute classic.
markoijelena (1949) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.75l from Srdjan and Asja 03.10.2015.Taste in Belgrade Serbia. Pour it hazy golden color with small white head.Aroma of horse smell.Taste smooth, not too sourish, apples, citrus, bitter feel in the middle, finish with orange zest feel.After taste lime.Nice balanced there is note of Girardin.
23Skidoo (66) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What I like about De Ranke is that they have a very recognisable house style - their beers are always unique and funky, very Belgian, but not afraid to experiment. Colour: cloudy dark orange. Aroma: bretty, with a sweet fruit/stewed apple undercurrent. Taste: dry, really sour with a hint of maple seed; grapefruit finish with some oak underneath. Overall: great.