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


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3271) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2010 bottle. pours a hazy orange with a white head. leaves some nicce little bubble walls on the glass when you twirl it, not to be too gay about it. notes of lemon rind, a little barnyard, sour grapes, white wine. dry. ultra drinkable. this is where it’s at, playas. awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle at rudolf’s: Hazy orange-tinged brown color with thin white head. Aroma is full of vinegar, grape skins and oak. Nice acidic sourness, light fruits (mostly peach and apricot with some lemon as well). Finishes dry... very nice. Thanks swoopjones

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle at Rudolf,s Lambic tasting 2009. Pours deep golden/orange with small white head. Musty, earthy, sour aroma. Taste is funky, musty barnyard, tart & sour. Good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
Supremely enjoyable is you are OK with some sourness. Sourness, some lambic aroma, and transparent appearance, and some yeast and head. This was nicely malted. Average mouthfeel. Wonderful with lunch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Bottle sampled on 6/3/08: Pours a slightly hazy orange bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh semi-sweet pale malts and light tart fruits and mild oak. Body starts fairly full with good carbonation, light malty sweetness and good cheesy leathery dry tart complexity toward the finish. A nice beer with great tart balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Clear gold, a nice column of carbonation leads to a fluffy white head in my ommegang glass. Nose is lemon pits, lavendar, slight oxidation (fades w. time), tingly grapefruit juice all bound together by hay-like malt. Flavor is much less acidic than the nose implies. There is certainly some nice lemony acidity but that is tempered by pils malt, grapefruit, general funk, grapes. Finish is lemon pit & white grapes, unripe yellow plums. Understated, smooth & wonderful. Heavier body than you’d expect for something like this but it works to contribute to an overall mellowness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Poored a rich light amber with almost no head. Tart aroma of sour apple and slightly floral. Flavor was awesome. Very smooth sourness with a hint of oak. Wish I had more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2009
750ml capped but not corked bottle from De Bierloods, a right bugger to open. Burnished to milky gold with a foamy collapsing collar and miraculous specks of lace. Damp canvass sprinkled with sherbet aroma, Orval splashes on a mouldy hospital corridor floor, malt vinegar, hay, ink, crab apple and an occasional tang of something sweeter..strawberry? It’s Girardin alright, and a right dribble-maker no doubt, but where’s the De Ranke? Mouth brie rind dankness teaspooned with lemon juice, Dip-Dab with no lolly, mellow alcohol glow. Wow, unblended lambic that laces and sparkles, and doesn’t have you reaching for the Gaviscon after one tumbler, except it isn’t. Less than the sum of its considerable parts. Don’t really see the point.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2009
750ml bottle from Sam’s in Downers Grove, Illinois: This pours a hazy light amber with a modest off-white head. It has a vinegary aroma complemented by tart pink grapefruit, crabapples, wet hay, light floral scents, and a touch of barnyard funk. The flavor is very acidic and funky with fruity touches and a suggestion of soured malt. Nice dry, sour finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 30, 2009
0.75 l bottle at Old Bricks Inn, Jyväskylä. Orange color. Acidic aroma with grapefruit, lemon, peach, strawberry and hint of wet horse. The taste is sour and fruity, very close what aroma promises. The palate is slightly woody and astringent. Tastes like a lambic, but has more body.


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