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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: 552   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1705) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
One of my favorite sours. Hoppy and funky. Perfect combination. It’s a bit overwhelming on the beginning but once you get into it you just can’t get back. Perfect stuff from Belgium.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (191) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Tjock oxideras grumlig Äppelmust färg med snabba bubblor som går från botten upp till huvet & lägger sig starkt & tjockt runt om på toppen. Tillsatt socker för fermentering med andra ord. Multnad källare & äppelkompott doft. Smak av gammal oxideras äpplemust källare. Bitterheten av en äppelstjärna. Unken. Sur & syrlig. Vinös. Fransk cider. Fantastisk! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
Rich peach pour. Aroma is lemon, minerals. Taste is bitter unripe fruit, nice tanginess, mild funk. Overall, good solid sour, but too much bitterness for me to really really love it. But definitely worthy of comparison with many of the top tier gueuzes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (663) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
750ml bottle shared with dnicolaescu and artemb. Cloudy dark orange body, small beige head. Acidic aroma of green grapes, vinegar, yeast, hay. Dry taste: lemons, lactic acid, apple vinegar, hay. Well carbonated. Easy drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
artemb (71) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: grape peel, matured vinegar, malts. Taste: sour with some pleasant astrigency, with ligth sweteness. Flavour: barnyard, malts, lactic acid, ligh citrus notes. Very good, balanced sourness, sweeteness and astrigency.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (278) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2015
Âmbar alaranjada, Espuma branca de fácil formação, cremosa e média duração. Aroma de frutas tropicais, média acidez que lembra maça verde, cereja fresca, levemente adocicada, sem amargor. No paladar a acidez é mais presente e de média intensidade, prazerosa, diferente de outras sours que havia experimentado. Corpo e carbonação média. Final levemente seco. No aftertaste prevalece a acidez de frutas vermelhas e um amargor leve/médio conforme fui terminando a garrafa. Um estilo que ainda estou aprendendo a apreciar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (4454) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to bull11zeye, year uncertain. Pours hazy orange amber, no head, no lacing. Aroma is very gueuze-like, oaky, horse blanket, dust, sweat socks. Flavor is the same, dry, light plus tart and medium funky, lots of horse blanket and oak tannin, a hint of fruitiness. Medium body, flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6136) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at dina’s. Pours hazy orange, nose is sweet citrus, funky, taste is juicy fruit, dry, funky.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (433) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Pours a vibrant, golden yellow color with a decent, bubbly head. Has aromas of an enjoyable tart rustic ale, with some barnyard to it, together with strawy hay and crisp, white citrus peel. Exhibits a high, fitting carbonation among a smooth, enjoyable mouthfeel with a medium body. Full, round taste, of straw, old leather, citrus and soft, dough hay. Citrus shines through in a very convincing fashion, among the present, apple infused acidity. Finishes very refreshing, with stony minerals, slightly sweeter malts and sour citrus - very clean and refreshing. Tastes a tad smooth and softer than your usual Lambic, gently fruit accentuated, with a pleasant depth of flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 13, 2015
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015: Interessante blend. Birra bilanciatissima. Aromi di limone, yogurt, frutta. Corpo medio, frizzantezza vivace ed adeguata.


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