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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
Pour straw golden with minimal white head. Aroma funk, sour, tart, straw, vinegar, white grapes. Taste sour, barnyard, straw, funk, planty taste, citrus. Mf crisp light body fine fizzy carb. Well done very tasty and quite funky excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aasher (113) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Some beers have the perfect description to pull you in. This is one of them. It poured a very nice orange in color with moderate turbidity and a half finger off white head. It almost smells like a gueuze yet also has a light sweetness to it. All I can really get from it is peaches, apricots, and fruit juice. It’s very appealing on the nose. The flavors are surprisingly VERY sour and tart. I expected it to be sour, just not this much. It’s very impressive. It is straight fermented sour peaches and apricots. It has a dry and almost bitter finish which is the only detractor but it drinks really well. To me, this drinks like a medium bodied gueuze with more carbonation than average. I really enjoyed this one, it’s a very nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2011
Hazy golden with a small white head. Nice tart beer with horseblanket, hay, pear, vineager, soil, orange, lemon. Fairly dry bitter ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2011
(750ml bottle from Bruery Provisions store). Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a thin white head. Small carbonation bubbles. Aroma has funk, grape, barnyard. Taste is sour, with some vinegar, and a touch of sweetness. Fruity notes also. Medium bodied with a dry, puckering finish. This is a very nice sour beer that really has some nice subtleties about it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Bottle thanks to phaleslu. Thanks Peter. Pours cloudy and golden with a small white head. Aroma is oak, funk and tart fruits. Flavor is tart, oak with hints of alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2011
750 ml bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Another beer opened in the box and destroyed the bag this came in, so without a label underneath I had to make my own. Looked like homebrew in a dark green bottle. Best by 4/2013. Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small white head. Aroma of tart fruits, white grapes, lemon, oak chips, funk, and yogurt. Flavor of oak, lemon, dry grains, herbs, cedar, and a little bit of alcohol shows up. Medium-bodied, with a tart, herbal, funky mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Incredible smell on this one. Great Belgian sour, and such an interesting blend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6150) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 Bottle @ Gloria, Kuopio. Originally rated on 11.7.2009. Extremely sour, but still enjoyable and quite well balanced.7-4-7-4-14 = 3.5

Re-rated on 21.12.2011 - Slightly more balanced than the previous bottle I had. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma has notes of berries, spices and yeast. Taste is slightly sour with notes of berries and fruits. Finish is dry and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Really great sour. Aroma is belgian yeast; doughy, earthy, sour. Taste is lambic tartness that fades to a really clean sour finish that isnt vinegorous or harsh. Loved it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EHSRanders (1987) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber/orange colour medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Sour aroma and flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rodenbach99 (4068) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
Bouteille de 750ml. Bière de belle couleur blé, la mousse est blanche. Le nez est de levure sauvage, classique, horse blanket, écurie. La bouche est aigre, surette, pas très complexe mais très agréable. Plus du coté du lambic que de la sour beer. Franchement cette bière est bien agréable. 8/10


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