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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: 492   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
GABF 2008 at Dr. Bill’s tasting. Golden pour with small head. Nose of funk, fruit and malts. Flavor is vinegar, wood, fruit and sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10143) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2009
This beer has a beautiful bronze color and the head is limited. The aroma is sour with notes of horse blanket, fruit and caramel. The flavour is sour with light notes of vinegar, wood, horse blanket, sweet fruits and the finish is sourish and slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle@Home. Funky and malty aroma. Hazy, pale yellow, white head, fair lace. Sweetish, sourish, yellow fruit, woody, barnyard. Medium body. Tastes like it says: lambic with sour ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2009
750ml bottle $12.99. Nice dark, cloudy orange color. It smells deliciously sour. The taste is nice and sour, musty, old, some bits of wood (lambic?). The only problem I had with this beer is it seemed a little acidic and was kind of hard on my stomach. Good beer but I probably won’t bother cellaring any. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-22-2008 00:26:13

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 8, 2009
750ml bottle at Novare Res. Nestled somewhere after a Panil and de Proef came this monster. And to put the three together would be just a natural inclination. Good/Better/Best comes to mind and this beer is squarely in the middle of that statement. Better. It’s a nice orange/golden pour with a foamy head. Nose is fruity, citrusy, tart, and funky. Flavors are more simple than other sours i’ve tried, which honestly would make this a fantastic starter sour. It’s a great example of the delicate balance between sweet and sour, but doesn’t have all the malty or fruity clutter of some of these beers contain.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to dchmela. Hazy orange pour with a surprisingly present off-white head. Tart fruit nose; some grapefruit, lemon, and sour cherry. Good bit of wood and some barnyard funkiness. Bit of leather. Overall, there was something too sweet/tart about this simply because there weren’t more complex flavors underneath. Felt like I wanted more depth in the flavor, but ultimately it was thin as was the palate. Decent, but admittedly a bit of letdown given my high hopes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of tart fruit, acid, and Brett makes me salivate. Poured orange/amber in color with a tiny off-white head that disappeared instantly. Hazy. Not sparkling. Very tart flavor. Tastes of tart fruit, wood, Brett, and wet oak. Light body. Thin, mineral texture. Soft carbonation. Tart, woody, fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Pours a clear amber color with a tall white head. Aroma of yeast, grapefruit, and cherry. Heavy carbonation. Sour flavor with dark fruits, and yeast mostly. Light and easily drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2008
Clear amber with medium beige head. Sour aroma with notes of wood, grapefruit and horseblanket. Sour flavour with vinegar, wood, leather and horsebklanket notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw-, light hops -herbs-, average yeast -horse blanket, barnyard, earth- with notes of cherry and medicine. Light bodied, thin texture, soft carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and sourness.


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