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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 485   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
2010 Vintage, från SB, drucken med systembolaget. Nära en geuze i doft och smak. Aningen mer mjölksyra, lite större sötma, stor, men lite rundare mjukare syra. Annars stora likheter med stall, syrliga äpplen, citrus, vete, trä. Hur som helst riktigt gott.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1209) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
750 ml bottle; Best before end of: 10 2015. Clear then clouded apple juice color, small off-white fading foam. Sour yeasty aroma. Acidic and lightly bitter, sour green fruity taste, some faint farmyard funk. Softer than average carbonation, light-medium body, low hopped. Finishes tart slightly dry. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2014
Yellow amber colour. Medium carbonation. Aroma of lambic (sour citrus and vinegar). Sour and dry. Refreshing. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (407) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a big, frothy head. Aroma is full of berries and fresh fruitiness, especially apple, with some yeasty notes. Taste is crisp, tart, dry and sour, also light bitter. Sour apple and currant feature most. The palate is medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. Acidic with a hint of sweetness, fruity with citrus, hay and vinegar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Bottled, large sample. Slight hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma is slight tart, some bubblegum, bit fruity like strawberry, hint of horseblanket. Slight sweet, bit sour, bit dry finish. Soft carbonation. Smooth on the palate. Lovely combination of fruity blonde sour with a hint of lambic. Balance is outstanding. Wonderful beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (422) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Expiration date on the cap says 2018, so clearly this beer should be aged. It has a very sharp, sour and acidic flavor, unlike some of the more mellow oak-aged red/brown sours. Lots of horse blanket & vinegar. Light and crisp, with some lemon and grapefruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1194) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, barnyard, citrus, sourness, oak and yeast. Taste is grainy, sour citrus, oak, hoarse blanket, barnyard and all sorts of funk. Easy to drink with a sharp and crisp sour flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tsestah (16) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 En fut, c’est véritablement un champagne. La brasserie De Ranke s’est fait connaître avec leur Guldenberg, puis grâce à leur excellente XX Bitter. À ce que j’ai cru comprendre, la Cuvée de Ranke est un amalgame d’un lambic et de cette bitter. Le résultat offre une bière acide et fruitée. J’ai dit un champagne, mais je dirais un cidre à partir de pommettes vertes. Sec, moins qu’une gueuze, floral et fruité fin pétillant de sa fermentation en bouteille et cask, c’est un excellent produit qui fait encore saliver à y penser ! En bouteille, le produit s’oriente davantage vers le goût d’un mélange de lambics, beaucoup plus acide, beaucoup moins fruité. Ma cote est pour le fut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1919) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of funk, sour wheat, oak, musty notes. Taste is slightly sour, funky and vinous. Lighter carbonation than expected but in a good way. Really nice, great price for a Belgian sour.


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