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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: 494   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3243) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (88) - 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 (81) - 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 (312) - 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 (164) - 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 (1413) - 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 (2450) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1827) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bomber from blackwells.. hazy orange pour with white head.. sweet tart aroma...taste is fruit salt..very easy drinking sour... awesome

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at moeder Lambic with Kimberly, Taylor. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is very much Gueuze, light refreshing. Taste is light to medium acidity, pretty dry, a little sharp on the citrus side, a bit of an off note that kills the beer and makes it kinda gross.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4526) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2014
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. The first that’s hits me with this one is that is lake a very dry grapefruit juice. Rocks your mouth at start. But you just have to handle it. If you like guze/lambic and sour wild ale. Just buy this one. A bit extreme, but really nice.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]


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