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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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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle shared by mtjoseph. Clean, apple juice color to this with a small white head. Larger bubbles appear toward the edge of the class, while in the middle it is more tightly packed. Fades to just a white skin. Nice fruity aroma with some sapple, and pineapple, and a slight smokey character. Taste lacks a little bit. Sweeter sugary notes, slight barnyard character, cheese, slight acidity towards mid palate. More fruity pineapple character comes out towards the finish. I want to like this even more than I do, but I just feel like it is missing something. It’s a bit thin, to me, and the aroma lead me to believe that this was going to be more acidic. Still a really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
75 cl bottle.
The bottle had leaked during delivery leaving it completely without CO2.
Pours hazy amber colour with no head. Aroma of earth, brettanomyces, ripe fruits, barnyard notes and some lemon. Flavour of citrus, earth, wood, ripe and sour fruits, rowan berries and some grapes. Sour palate, could have used the missing carbonation.
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34361) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2011
Bottled. A pale amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, horseblanket, and wood. The flavor is acidic with notes of wood, brettanomyces, and sour berries, leading to a tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10139) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle: Golden to copper coloured, hazy, mid-sized loose white head; solid bretty and woody nose with a pale-malty background; solid dry sourish-bitter flavour, medium bodied, tart MF; solid tart-fruity finish with both a slight bitterness and sweetness in the aftertaste. Good, good, good......

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Also at mouder lambic. Much as M. Jackson always says, "the seduction of the presentation of Belgian brews" the unwrapping of the bottle, the basket, ooo yes. Smells bitter and of citrus fruits Flavor is sour but very dry and hoppy also. Complex. Pairs well with the dank cheese. Hops and lambik, an American beer lovers dream when traveling through Brussels. Backdoor dry but also starts dry. The middle gets lambik tartness on the tongue. Odd and excellent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2011
750ml bottle bottled in April of 2008. Best before 04 2013. It pours into my 25cl geuze glass a clear gold with hues of orangeish amber and a fizzy white head that leaves a bit of lacing. It certainly looks drinkable. The smell is quite geuze like. IT has some intense apple notes, some sour apple, lemon, and other fruit. There is a slight hint of caramel form the malt. It also has some acidity and the oft noted barnyard funk, though the funkiness is kept pretty much at bay in the smell. The flavor is tart and sour. It has some really strong green apple and lemon flavors. Just a nice tart acidity, almost like licking a lemon then eating a granny smith. It has a sweet initial taste but ends with a dry pucker. This is a really nice beer, a refreshing one despite the higher abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Very hazy beige yellow with a thin white head and poor retention. Aroma is sour, vinegary, green fruits, a hint of sugar and grains. Flavor is sour, acidic, barnyard, leather, hay, green apples, sour grapes and grains. Medium body, lively carbonation.

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.


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