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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1188) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 17, 2015
BOTTLE 75 CL. Bold yet soft and mellow aroma. Lactic sourness, barnyard/funk, and some peachy fruitiness too. The acidity is strong but not over the top, funky, green fruit stone bitterness. And though the beer is very try, somehow it feels a bit sticky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (972) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
750 ml bottle
Hazy pale orange beer with little but persistent white head. Aroma has barnyardy sourness, citrus and sour apple. Flavor has sourness, barnyard, white grapes and wheat. Some cherries as well. Palate is quite full with quite heavy carbonation. Finish has quite heavy bitterness. Aftertaste is sour with white grapes. A crisp and refreshing summer drink, although I was expecting a bit more. Very much like gueuze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2526) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Aroma: Hay, Sour Mash, Mild Apricot Appearance: Hazy Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Hay, Bubblegum, Mild Apricots, Mild Sour Mash Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Tart, Mildly Dry Fruit

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1277) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a low white head. Tart, ripe fruit and bubblegum. Long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2015
opalescent orange colour, half inch off-white head; aroma of sour fruits, citric notes, lactic acid and some barnyard; taste is the same with surprisingly present bitterness in the background of sourness; excellent sour beer

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Blond. Small head disappearing fast. Some brett aromas and acidity. Could believe it’s a gueuze. Bittering is pronounced with more body than a gueuze. Acidity is normal to low.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wanne (53) - - FEB 8, 2015
It looks like a lambic or geuze, but is a bit darker with slightly more foam on it. The taste and smell are also like a lambic or geuze, but the sourness is somewhat milder, probably caused by the blending with a flemish old brown beer. I was not a fan of sour beer in the beginning, but this beer has me started to appreciate the sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rammer (349) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Another great sour. A very strong acid, slightly rotten fruit in the aroma and taste. Very sour finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1506) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
750mL paper wrapped Champagne bottle BB 21/05/19 Hazy orange gold body, holds a tight white head. Elegant , complex nose; hay, oak vanillin, butter, hard cheese, Riesling-like minerality, grapefruit & lime. Medium body, lively carbonation, good acidity with plenty of length. Plenty to enjoy on the palate; juicy citrus & unripe melon, hay, white wine vinegar, Parmesan, white pepper, minerals, dust/must. Finishes long, satisfyingly tart. Top notch sour.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odog (23) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Champagne style bottle from the Party Source in Bellevue KY. If anyone needs proof that the best beers in the world are from Belgium, this is it. This is a masterful, fine-drinking sour blended from two sour beers. Wonderful. I wish I was Belgian.


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