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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

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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.


Acetobacter's rating

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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2016
Nice amberish brew, bit of foam, apple juice-like. Aroma is nicely acidic, sour and autumny. Taste is the same, very nicely soured, hints of bitterness coming from fermentation I guess. I am really enjoying this, good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALIBALI (431) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016
SOUR!! Klar ;). Leicht trocken und saftig spritzig. Toll. Getrunken beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016 in Leuven. 0,1/1 Jetson.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (1419) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
duft: svag duft æble cider agtig smag. tør sur lidt æble fersken frisk malt lidt græn

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2447) - 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 (2212) - 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 (717) - 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 (85) - - 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 (1024) - 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 (7086) - 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 (2586) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
Tap @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels 20160508. Fruity, bretty, woody and light acidic. The finish is dry, fruity and woody.


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