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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Prickly carbonation percolates up from a garnet colored brew. 1/2 eggshell head is tightly packed and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma isn’t quite as powerful as other sours but possesses cherry skin, plum, barnyard funk, and sour apple Jolly Ranchers. Flavor is all kinds of tart, citrus and fairly acidic. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Bottle, best by 07/2012. Pours a dark orange with no head. Aroma of sweet honeydew melon, lots of funk, and sour sweettart candies. Flavor is mostly sweet with just a tinge of sour. Lots of sweettart candies, some banana, apple, cherry, and other fruits. Quite drinkable, but the palate is a bit watery. A good sour, but I’m not sure where all these super high ratings(ie 4+) are coming from.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2008
BB date is 07/2012. Not as sour as i expected. Hazy amber with a fleeting head. Big aroma is wet wood, lemon, and bretty barnyard. Good sweet n’ sour flavors of lemon lime, cherry, apple pulp with a dollop of barnyard funk. A good blend here, but i’d prefer the straight Girardin lambic. Maybe this bottling needs to sit for a while.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Mostly clear amber body with no head. The nose is light honey, some cheese and horseblanket brett and some golden fruits. The flavor is cheese, lemon, yogurt, pepper, pithy citrus peal and some peach. Medium body is round with virtually no carbonation.16

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
750mL bottle from kmweaver shared with WeeHeavy and Cyn. Thanks Ken for the bottle and Jon for inviting me over. Brown amber color. Perfect sour level. No fruit in the description, but I get the illusion of it, probably from the combination of sour, and possibly some sweetness. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (3614) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Wow - this was better than expected and quite lovely. Pours cloudy dark amber with a tight, yet soapy, white head. The aroma is sour with some cheese-like lambic aspects, lactic acid, wild yeast and some barnyard traits ~ crisp, biting and beautiful. Medium body that starts crisp then ends smooth and milk with some delightfully soft carbonation. The flavor starts with lemony / citric tartness then more earthy lambic traits come in followed by lactic tartness followed by all the traits blending seemlessly with some blue cheese-like funk. The finish repositions the flavors putting the cheese funk in front then some milkiness and some citric acid in the background. This is some kind of beautiful. Massive thumbs up for this beer. I love this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Officially #1700, not what I was originally planning, but John Wetherel, brought this over for the night of 1700, and decided to open it first. 82nd Sour rating. Pours orange with a tan ring, nose is sour and nice. Taste is really nice and tasty with lots of nice oaky sour notes. Gotta say this is a damn tasty sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 20, 2008
Bottled (from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam). Ambery red colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour wood, vanilla, oak and mild acidic notes. Flavour is sour wood, vanilla, mild notes of sour fruits. Nicely balanced sour ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tashi (32) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2008
Big bottle from GBBF. Now this is a beer. It’s basically Rodenbach "Vin De Cereale" only, you can find it. Slightly hazy pour but an absolutely cracking Flemish-sour taste with rich-tea biscuits and conflakes for afters.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
750ml bottle shared courtesy of egadzis. Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with a small sized head. Aromas of citrus, a little musty, earthy, and frutiy. Tastes of citrus. fruity, floral, and the same musty funk.


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