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

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 750ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Wrapped in paper bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color forming a medium light yellow bubble and fizzy head. Medium to low retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for very long on the top S: Great fruitiness with notes of white grapes mainly. Sour and vinegar, nevertheless, smooth and pleasant. Notes of leather and oak. Metallic and earthy. Flowery hops. Great balance T: Very fruity upfront. Strong notes of white grapes, pale malts, vinegar, oak and leather. Mild tartness. A bit earthy and metallic. Perfect taste M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Lambic and woody aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. One of the best sour belgian ales I’ve ever had. Extremely balanced and smooth. 7% ABV that cannot be noticed. Masterpiece [ BA Review @ 2/4/2014 ]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
Sample at Ölrepublikens surölsfestival. Hazy yellow with small white head. Smell is sour funky with basement aromas, leaves, earthy notes. A little hops in smell too. Sour and dry with low carbonation. Some basement, stables and horse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1012) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Tap at Moeder Lambic, 6th October 14. Served in a flute, looks great. Taste is clean and full. Very tasty and refreshing

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (272) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Złote, klarowne. Drobna, biała piana, szybko się dziurawi i opada. W aromacie wyraźna kwaśność, aromaty dzikich drożdży, lekkie nuty belgijskie przykryte kwaskowością. W smaku zdecydowanie kwaśne, bardzo wytrawne. Lekki nuty brzoskwiniowe ale zupełnie bez cukru. Goryczka prawie niewyczuwalna, pojawia się w posmaku i jest przyjemna.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (190) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
25 cl at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. Pours a hazy orange with a frothy head that leaves lots of lacings. Nose is sour with lots of white grapes and funk. Taste is first a strong oak barrel note followed by a punchy sourness and Brett. Sour white grapes. Some medium bitterness in the middle. Great wild ale!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (387) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
75cl bottle. Beautiful deep orange-golden colour and white nicely lacing and bubbly head. Complex nose and taste: white wine tard and fruity (peach, lemon, green apples) tones, vinegar, earthy, honey. Nicely balanced. Dry and tard, long-lasting aftertaste. Medium carbonation, good body, dry but oily mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (203) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Pours hazy deep orange with a quickly dissipating two finger white head leaving no lacings. Aroma is green apples, citrus, some funkiness but not overly lambic funky. Taste is moderate tart at first, with green apples and berries, later a more distinct tartness with added tones of vinegar and citrus, until a sour grassy finish with a slight hoppy punch without being bitter. Medium body, medium carbo. This is refreshing and complex at the same time, lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yozora (38) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle @Grunerløkka brygghus, Oslo. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is lemon, vinegar, green apples, barnyard, wet grass. Flavor is lemon, green apples, unripe fruits, lactic, wheat, light malty. Medium body and carbonation. A must try if you are into sours!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a resilient white head. Aroma is sour, tart and oldish. Flavor is tart, unripe fruit, sour, green apple, fruits. Finish is dry, oldish, sour, citric acid. Lingering lemon. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, august 23rd 2014. Hazy golden/yellow body, lively white head. Aroma of citrus, apples, barnyard, hay, quite prominent maltiness. Taste is dry and sour, again apples, citrus fruits, yeast spices, grain, refreshing dry finish, aftertaste is not on the sourest side, quite pleasant and mild. Very nice beer.


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