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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

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2009
Lovely floral and grassy aroma like a summer meadow. Hazy golden with a decent head. Mild acidity. (Sampled @ Bulldog in Ginza, Tokyo, February 2009.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of fogdog in the Perfect 10v4 trade. Little bit of vinegar accumulation on top of the cork suggesting a poor seal was formed. Not sure if this is responsible for the seemingly dull carbonation or whether this is the standard for this beer. Will have to try it again at some point. Pours a nearly still dirty brown amber with a touch of a white head comprised of some large ugly bubbles. Large barn and vinegar aromas, old caramel, nice cheesy funk. Medium bodied, lackluster carbonation, toffee, caramel, balsamic vinegar, dry brett. Finishes up dry with some lingering tangy caramel and dry tart notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Clear orange gold, bubbly, light head. Very sour aroma, rather attacks your nose. There is some fruit in there as well, reminds me of the same fruit in Cuvee de Castleton. Nectarine, peach. Those come through in the flavor, and the carbonation comes off as a slightly prickly texture, further reminding me of peaches. Moderately aggressive sourness. My goodness this is good stuff. Has a lot of the juicy fruit flavors that even a lot of lambics don’t usually have. A bitterness in the back that I might describe as "cherry pit" in some other beers, only here I would call it peach pit. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle, 75 cl, shared with friends at Poatersgat. Wow, a beer between bitter and sour! The beer looks golden with no head (which is normal for lambic beers). The smell is sour, but also fruity and hoppy. Light sour actually. The taste: first it starts with lambic-sour, but also here only light sour. Further on in the beer the bitterness is coming, also some fruitiness. Very special and prosperous mix between a sour and bitter beer. Maybe an essential step for people who want to taste Gueuze, but who are finding it too sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parket (577) - Bruges, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
75 cl bottle shared with friends @ poatersgat, brugge. Light golden colour with very small white head. Smell: sour and fruity. Taste: a nice mix between sour and bitter. First more sourness and then bitterness. Nice and easy drinking and refreshing ale!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Clear orange pour with vivacious carbonation and a one finger white head. Aroma is of citrus, yeast funk, copious brett character, grapes, apple cider, and farmyard. Flavor is quite tart with lots of light fruit, brett funk, and citrus. Palate is medium bodied, attenuated and dry. Amazing example of the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3203) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
750ml bottle, slight hazy yellow gold hue, with an off-white head, yeasty, funky, bretty, fruity, barnyard, woody, leathery nose, with a juicy lemony, acidic, sour green apple, faint white wine vinous accent, and some nice lambic tartness notes in the aroma floows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice yeasty, funky, bretty, tart, sour green apple, citrus lemony character, with a good rhubarb fruity sourness note, and a light wet woody, musty accent, leading towards a juicy sour lemony, tart, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2009
Aroma:full citrus,spicy... Appearance:hazy gold,light head... Flavor:sour citrus,light grape fruit...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10928) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2009
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of sour citrus, white grapes, straw and light barnyard funk. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, sour citrus, light barnyard funk and light leather with a crisp dry tart lingering finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Very spicy Bretty nose. Medium body, fairly tart with lots of barnyard and horse blanket. Marvellous Brett accents. Fairly sour finish. Yummy. 110909


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