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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: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3651) - Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
750 ml bottle picked up at Zipps in Minneapolis by my Dad, recommended by Tyler. Pour is hazy golden orange with a 1/2 inch white head. Decent lacing is left behind as the head retreats. Aroma is tart, sour and musty. Tartness is a lemon tartness. Sour is cherries, very fresh cherries. Taste is sour tart lemon, with cherries adding a nice acidic edge. Very big citrus rind in the finish. Woodiness and earthiness are present in the aftertaste. Not overpowering at all nicely blended and superbly balanced. Soft and delicate. The finish is clean and really delicate. This was certainly the beer of the day at the csbosox tasting. Thanks for recommending this one Tyler, it was great.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle shared @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours slightly hazy orange with a tiny head. Aroma of horse stable, lots of funk, goose berries, citrus, grapefruit, weak white wine and some oak. The taste has lots of grapefruit and funk. Also some horse blanket, citrus, oak and with a nice mild way of being sour. Really nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1508) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy orange with faint white head. Dry aroma with marzipan, leather, oak, tart green apple and lemon zest. Tart flavor with green apples, lemon, leather and marzipan. Lingering tart, sour finish. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (1086) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle shared @ Mikkeller Bar Aarhus. Pours hazy orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is funky, leather, oaky, moldy, lots of sweet grapes, dessert whine, gooseberries, sweet apples. Taste is citrussy, sweet grapes, gooseberries, funky, light lactic, moldy. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (207) - BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
Amberkleurig, licht koperkleurig met dunne witte schuimkraag. Geur: zuur, hout, citrus, peperig en een beetje kazig. Smaak: melk zurig, bitterig. Afdronk: zurig, maar blijft niet lang hangen.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1293) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours a hazy orange with a small White head. Aroma has lots of funky leather, oak, tannins, mold, funk, vinegar, grapes. Taste is sour, slight lactic, vinegar, fruity, funky, dry, pretty High carb, medium oily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (1194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden, medium size, white head, good lacing. Deep aroma, mildly tart, green apple, lemon zest, hay and leather. Rounded and very smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable, the taste is pleasantly tart, fruity citrus, grapefruit, apples, earthy, oak and leather. Long lingering pleasant flavors!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (212) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is sour, citric, lemon and lime, lemon and lime zest, some orange and grapefruit, hints of barnyard. Golden, hazy, small white head. Light sweetness, very light bitterness, light/medium sour, taste is lemon and lime juice, some fruit. Light/medium body, soft carbonation, nice and long citric and dry finish. Beautiful!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2764) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2015
December 24, 2015. Bottle.
Murky and cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is lemon, green apples, some barnyard, hay and grain. Taste is light sour, fruity and minerally. Finish is quite fruity with green apples and some lemon juice, some hay, grain, minerals and barnyard. Medium bodied, a bit spritzy motuhfeel.
Very nice fruity notes with the right amount of acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Keg at Moeder Lambic as ’Cuvee de Ranke’. Dark orange, still, slight haze, small foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is apple, sour lemon, white wine, touch of cider. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is dry, papery, vanilla, white pepper, soft sourness. Nice, but I think I prefer Girardin lambics by themselves. Still, no complaints from me. A tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1375) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 8, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 75cl au t’ Molenhof à Oostvleteren. Couleur bonde avec des reflets ambrés, peu de mousse et effervescence forte. Nez sur le bois avec une pointe d’acidité. Bien belle bouche piquante avce une attaque sur la cerise, le bois et le malt acidulé. Assez longue en bouche par l’effervescence.


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