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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: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.

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3.9
Moravius (1468) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2017
“Cuvée de Ranke“, Flasche (75 cl) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Goldbraun, leicht trüb. - In der Nase deutliche säuerliche Lambic-Noten, Weizenmalz, Pferdedecke und Balsamico. - Antrunk herb-muffig säuerlich, Lambic, frische pampelmusige Herbe. Mild rezent, erfrischend säuerlich trocken, dennoch weich und rund dank ganz dezenter Weizenmalz-Restsüße. - Weicher als ein Lambic und noch tiefgründiger als ein Sour Ale - große Klasse!

4.1
einherjar (476) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 23, 2017
Orange color, very small white head. Aroma orange, apple, honey, white wine and vinegar.
Taste sour and light tart, citrus, apples, honey, hint of champagne.

5
AllGrainScout2 (12) - HK, HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Close to perfect..... I like how the malty sweetness in there balances off the sourness, making it very friendly to the palate.

3.9
davidezdonz (611) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2017
A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 28th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a nice clear copper orange colour with a just over one finger light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some spotty lacing. Aromas were tart, oak, white wine, apple, herbal and funky. Tastes tart, but only mildly sour, red apple, lime, cork, oak, funk and maybe hay with only a hint of a herbal element and vinegar. Acidic, medium to light bodied with good moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice and balanced blend of a sour ale and Lambic. Much better than the Kriek version in my opinion.

3.4
rumore (807) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 17, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours golden with somehow irregular white foam, limited. Aroma is green apple, white pulp fruits, strawberries. Body is dense with a tickling carbonation. Taste is intensely sour. Finish is long and sour.

4.3
AndreasP (319) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2017
Farmhouse-brettish aroma but relatively mild. Sour and mildewy taste with a lot of wodden notes in the bitterness. Great beer.

3.8
bigtaster (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2017
In a tulip at Moeder. Amber body with medium off White head, very nice looking beer. Sour, hint of funk, apricot, horse blanket, nose. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation, sour, acidic, bitter. Grapefruit finish, nice beer.

4.1
tapefuzz (871) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2017
Draught. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is tangerine, hay, funk, pear, and wood. Taste is tart; tangerine, nectarine, some funk, pear, hay, pepper, some hoppiness, and very light earth. Medium body. Moderate, tight carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. The aroma is the best part of the beer.

4.3
djcampbell (368) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2017
Vynikající a velice zajímavá zkušenost. Příjemné aroma s tóny citronu, jablka, silnější říz, jemná, déle držící pěna a lahodná chuť.

4.4
Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2017 Clear caramel-amber body with a thin but lasting white head. Funk, stone fruit, lemon and a vinegary sourness in the nose. Taste is brightly sour up front, but lots of peach and plum follow it up. Bit of pepper in there too. Clean finish with a spicy aftertaste. A pretty awesome sour beer.


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