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

bottled
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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
murran (177) - - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a hazy amber body with a thin head. Aroma of stomach acid. The taste is sour but very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1376) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Pours foggy golden low white head Aromas of sour grapes, green apples, bretta Nice sourness built up by good malty backbone. Nice n refreshing

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1391) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
Pours hazy peach with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of peach, apricot, honey, funk, stable, hay. Taste is peach, citrus, funk, honey, hay. Mourhfeel is crisp and tart with medium carbonation. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
75 cl bottle split three ways. Slightly hazy golden pour with a small head. Nose has lemon, some light tartness, honey and some wheat. Taste is light tartness with lemon peel, some light apricot and grains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blade86 (577) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 12, 2014
golden, little hazy, medium white foam; barnyard, vinegar, fruits (peach, some citrus?, grapes); heavy sourness, lightly sweet, light(+) bitterness; medium body, thin feel, average(-) carbonation, long dry, vineish finish; Overall: great beer, crisp, refreshing, balanced, tasty

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2014
750ml paper wrapped green bottle, with a simple label with just typography, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque orange with a large white head that reduced quickly. Aroma of ripe apples, barnyard and table grapes. Flavours of sour green apples, table grapes and a hint of vinegar and wooden notes. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and heavy sour. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and lively carbonation. Overall great, nice sourness and flavours.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chribban (166) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2014
Hazy, yellow to orange beer with almost no head. Just a tiny, white head on the top. Nose: Sour, vinegar, orange, citrus, grapes, green apples, leather and grass. Taste: Similar to the nose, tart, fruity, hoppy, apples, floral, sour and herbs. Crisp taste, heavy carbonation. Dry, bitter finish. I love this complex, fresh, sour! I’m glad I bought two bottles, one to put in my beercellar for a few years. Can’t wait to open it in 2018 :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1013) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at bottle share. Thanks Mike! Poured into small snifters. A dark yellow-slight orange in color pour with a small white foamy head that lasted about sixty seconds. Some mild macing and ring. Looked a little like a champagne with the carbonation. Aroma is funky brett, barnyard, leather, fruits (white grapes, apples, pears) and cereal. The taste was nice light color fruits like white grapes, pears, apples. Tart of course. Slight vinegar acidity. Finish was tart and very dry. Light body with heavy carbonation. My tongue was quite tingly. Overall very solid.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (211) - CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a fat finger of frothy white head diminishing gradually to a dense cap half that thickness, spotty lacing. Nose is sour and fruity, grapes and vinegar, musty oak and leather. Taste is similar, opening with tart plums and cherries, giving way to a mild barnyard brett funk, before finishing dry but with a lingering sourness. Mouth feel is crisp, light- to medium-bodied, with moderate persistent carbonation. This is a very pleasant and complex sour, crisp and not too sweet, with a very fruity cider character. Hard to believe there’s no fruit in this, and it makes me wonder how fruity the kriek will be! The tartness could be a little sharper, providing a little more direction the the complexity, but otherwise excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1009) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 6, 2014
On tap at Chez moeder lambic fontainas. Hazy golden-orange colour with white head. Fruity, sour aroma. Fruity, citric and sour taste. Light to medium body.


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