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


on tap

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RATINGS: 504   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3276) - Leawood, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bobhund (67) - - NOV 16, 2014
Flaska köpt på Systembolaget. Helt ok intryck av denna, men hade väntat mig en högre syra och mindre saftlik konsistens. Ok, inte mer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (873) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle 75cl. White foamy head settling. Hazy orange grapefruit color. Aroma is wine, sour candy, apples, lemon, nettles. Taste is sour of lemon and sour candy with a hint of ginger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (779) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a hazy gold . Lots of sour fruit aromas and flavors . Refreshing ... Mild funky finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours muddy orange with a lively white head. Aroma of damp wood, citrus peel, lemon biscuits, lots of lactic acidity, hay. Flavours are lemon dominant, quite minerally with a very dry and acidic-sour finish. Lots of interplay between tart and earthy, woody funk. Good value beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3209) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor split with Rich and Jackson. A lively one. Pours murky orange with a big and billowing white cap on top. Nose is quite fresh and fruit driven with loads of zest and funk - very citric. Taste is fresh and zesty with moderate funk. Loaded with lemon and lime with a nice grassiness to it. Very dry. Tasty stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Lambicus Barcelona. Hazy strong orange colour. Sour fruity and sweet aroma. Nice mouthfeel. Pleasant sour sweet fruity flavour. Dry fruity sour well lasting finish. One of my favourites

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Hazy orange looks with big and bold head on top. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has sour berries, green apples and lots of sour goodness! Taste is really sour too, I like! Citrus, sweeter fruits and green apples. Ending is sour and leaves a bitter and sour taste in your mouth for a long time. Medium body with high carbonation. Great sour punch in this Ale. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (926) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 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 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (678) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (963) - 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

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