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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2644) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2010
Bottled:
Pours deep, somewhat hazy golden with a small bubbly head. Aroma is grapefruit, tart apples and metal. Flavour is sourish winter apples, grapefruit rind and nettles. Very refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2010
(Bottle) Pours hazy golden. The aroma is really bretty with tones of horse blanket and barnyard. Undertones of citrus, lacto, cheese, wheat and phenols. The flavour is dry and medium acidic. Horse blanket, barnyard, citrus, wood and wheat. The mouthfeel is clean and tart with light to medium carbonation. Citrusy finish. Light to medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
From ZBF 2010. Whoa. Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head tht leaves okay lace. Awesome gueuze nose with light viegar, feet, green apples. Taste is grapefruit rind, light sushi vinegar, green apples skins. Nice mouth-watering taste. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4628) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2010 (bottle) pours a hazy yellow-orange colour with a quickly diminishing frothy off-white head. aroma of balsamico and brown sugar, cherries and some funky citrussy notes. flavour is mostly sour citrus fruits, quite funky, with some light notes of yeast. medium body with smooth carbonation and quite a sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Details: 75cl bottle
Tasting notes: Poured with a fairly large white head that eventually dissapeared completely leaving the cloudy orange colored beer headless. The aroma smells like a dusty basement. The flavor is quite the same, sour at first that eventually proceeds to a dry funky flavour, some lemon. In my opinion the lambic dominates both the flavour and pushes the specific flemish sour ale to the background. Not quite what I would have expected.
Conclusion: A blend that represents more the flavourprofile of an old lambic then a flemish sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (9140) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Sour lemon peel and vinegar aroma. Hazy yellow-amber color with minimal head. Sweet up front with dry/lightly bitter hay finish. Nice body - excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2010
"Extremely pleased with the overall quality of this sour ale. From the first scent I knew I was about to be a really happy man. Pours a thick dark golden color with a collapsing, bubbly head and some spotty lacing. Tart and fruity aroma that opens up the senses. I gathered a fair amount of peach and apricot intertwined with a musty yeast scent. Filling and the sourness demands that you take quick sips to fully enjoy what’s offered. A mouth puckering beer that made me continually crave it’s delicateness. Sour and tart fruits along with a yeasty doughy malt flavor. A touch of spice and mustiness. One of the best sours I’ve had to date."

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
beautiful shiny golden amber color, smell is sour and slightly salty, like brine. Flavor is sweet but very smooth- hardly sour. Nice fizzy sting in the palate. Very drinkable. I could actually see myself going into a brewpub after working the fields in Belgium and ordering a few glasses of this. Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Orlando.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2010
Bottled. Pours out in a shady orange colour with a small bubbly white head. Horse-blanket, stable, blonde grapefruit red grapes and wood in the aroma. Medium-bodied with acidic notes of lemon, brett, mild grapefruit and mild white pepper. Solid mouthfeel. Brett, grapefruit-peels and mild pepper in the finish. Not complex but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle shared by Rustyham. Pours dark golden color with white head. Funky barnyard aroma. Flavor is moderately sour with some hay and funkiness. Tart and mouth puckering. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Nick and Chris for sharing.


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