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


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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.

Acetobacter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a light copper color, with essentially no head. Notes of leather, "sweaty horse blanket," and the countryside during Spring come through in the aroma. To call it "appetizing" would be the equivalent of calling Luther "vaguely significant." The palate shows a bit of spritz up front, before a moderate sourness, more of the aforesaid Brettanomyces characteristics, light fruit notes, a slight bitterness, and a touch of lemon come through. The palate is bone dry and mouthfeel is just right. Mouthfeel is perhaps just slightly filled out by a bit of residual Pediococcus character, but it is by no means ropy. The finish is dry, lightly tart, and lightly leathery. Overall, absolutely wonderful; seemingly the earthly form of what "cuvee" should mean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopRedHead (383) - 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 (3154) - 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 (371) - 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 (865) - 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 (527) - 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 (920) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koshack (112) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (107) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (328) - 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.

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