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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a decent fluffy white head. The strong, fierce aroma is more like a cider or a brandy than a beer. Flavor is quite strong, mainly fruity with some malty undertones. It goes down the pipes like a tiger on angel dust - fierce, edgy and sharp. Not for the faint of heart!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - DEC 5, 2008
Hazy orange with a thick white head. Fruity, cellary, some woody bretta. Starts quite sweet malty developing in a superb mellow tart fruitiness with a cellar dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4228) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy yellowish beer with a gently sour aroma and a deeply sour and dry flavour. Overall a nice sour beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjs (4498) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 (Re-rate: bottle, 0.75 l, at Pikkulintu) Poured yellow and hazy with small and white head. Aroma contained sourness, grapefruit, fruitiness and wood. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, fruitiness, grapefruit, malts, wood and mild bitterness. Aftertaste was sour and fruity. Old rating: 7-3-8-3-15=3.6

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Thanks AgentSteve. Hazy light orange, sour, citrus, grain, yeasty, funky, wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Pours hazy golden orange with thin eggshell head. The nose is tart and funky with citrus. The flavor is quite the same with a nice toasted oak finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Sampled during Minnesota first annual Sourfest and shared by EddieB. Pours a hazy golden orange brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipated to a fine film. Aroma of tart citrus and golden grain malt, a touch of yeast funk and some brick cheese. Taste is medium bodied, with some average carbonation with flavors of tart tropical fruit, citrus, yeast, oak and some lemon. Finish has a nice balance of golden grain malt, yeast and tart fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Bottle: Poured a murky yellow orange with a thin white head. Aroma is sour fruit and barnyard. Taste is sour and bitter fruit, funky to all parts of my tongue. Very interesting to say.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseman. Cloudy orange-brown color, thin white head. Very mild fruity tart aroma, light oaky notes. Mild funk/tart taste, sweet dark fruits on the back end. Nice, but very low-key for a sour.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Light amber, zero head. Sour oak aromas ride a lemony funked undercurrent. Similar flavors with sour lemon and wood balancing on hints of funk and barnyard. Light bodied and thin with very faint carbonation. My guess is bad bottle here. I’ll re-rate at some other point in life…


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