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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: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 (3766) - 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
jonno (2441) - JAPAN - JUN 21, 2016
Bad ass blend here,. Not overtly lip suckering, just very satisfying. Light spritz. Pear, straw, melon, funk, apple.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2126) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya shared. Lovely tart nose with apple, gooseberry, lime and oak all working together well. Tart on the palate with a well-rounded mouthfeel and a medium body. Good carbonation with an above average tart finish. Very quaffable. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (646) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2016
A: Deep orange/brown coloured with a big off white head. N: Lemon, grapefruit zest, green apples T: Green apples, grapefruit zest, roseberry O: Very nice balanced! Light tart! Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
digitalviking (83) - - JUN 12, 2016
Nice sour beer with a sharp tartness in the sip. Got it on tap at Moeder Lambic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (986) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
Robe ambrée claire avec un mince col de mousse. Arômes de lambics, chêne, jus de citron, pomme verte. En bouche, citron et son zeste, bretts, bois humide, pomme verte. Un peu d’abricot, pêche. Texture légère et corps mince. À un doigt d’une bonne gueuze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7056) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Where and how: Vintage bottle 750 ml at Volo
Aroma: mild tartness, green hop feel, funk with apple like hints. 8-
Appearance :
Top: smaller top, white.
Base: hazy, murky, cloudy amber red ale
Palate : medium lighter body.
Taste: classic set up, frontal fruity tartness, straight feel. Mellow underlying malts. Very refreshing
other notes great slow sipper and it evolves as it warms up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2547) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 20160508. Fruity, bretty, woody and light acidic. The finish is dry, fruity and woody.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (652) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark murky orange with a fading off white bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, pine, earthy, floral, tart, sesame seeds. Taste is of light caramel, some floral and earthy hints, tart, funky, lime. Dry finish, oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2016
Waah, it’s a three hotdog Friday night and I need something decent to disperse all that pink goo, gots ta keep the fluids movin’. So naturally I turn to the Belgians for such things, digestion is great in Brussels I tells ya. This one’s got a mighty fine gueuze head, nice orange-gold body and plenty of carbonation. Soft gueuze aroma tempered by some more traditional malts, hazelnut, graham cracker, that kinda thing. Flavour is hay and burlap funk but the sometimes harsh sourness of the lambic eases off thanks to the mix of regular "sour" ale. Pretty good, very drinkable, really good spot for a lambic n00b to start.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (473) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Tap @ moeder lambic brussels. Pours a golden colour beer with a small head. Like a meadow of flowers. Citrusy, tart with notes of wood and brett. Dry finish


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