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

bottled
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RATINGS: 651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old sour beer from De Ranke blended with Girardin lambic.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2011 Very tart and subtle fruit flavors beer. Accelerating tartness in the finish, very traditional. Doesn’t taste mainstream or processed at all. The best of both worlds .Awesome beer a far cry from american pilsners.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle, shared with Palme at my 1000-rating tasting, 16th of May 2011. :-) After unwrapping and opening this baby, it falls neatly into my glass, sparkling a deep hazy orange body with a bronze-like hue and a small white head. Nose is clearly brett-oriented, with barnyard funk, tart sour grape notes, wood, balsamic and a hint of what I can only describe as sour toes. :-P Don’t get me wrong here, these are GOOD sour toes; like the reek one would forgive when you long-lost lover finally undresses for you after years of absence. Ah, you know what I mean. It’s just interesting in the larger scale of the picture. :-) Taste is tarty, almost dry wooden tones, sour grapes, brett here and there, burnt rubber and hints of balsamic again. Full and intense, this is a beer to be enjoyed with each sip and a very good cross-over between the Flemish "oud bruin"-style and a lambic. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (4398) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2011
0.75l bottle, courtesy of and shared with ClubGonzo. Pours a hazy amber orange body with a small off-white sidesticking head. Aroma is filling the room with tart apples and barnyard. Sour, bone dry but still refreshing. More sourness, this time type red currants and green gooseberry, before it ends nicely with a lemony sourness, some barnyard and a little twist of vinegar. Really nice blend, and I would think this could be a great beer to introduce to the lambic-skeptic beer geek.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8532) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange with a small white head. Nice aroma of funk, wood, "horse blanket" and some fruit. The taste was quite pleasant and refreshing. Not that sour with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4668) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Vigorous yellow-gold pour with a thin white head. Aroma is big mix of green apples, funk, flowers, cherry, and must. Taste is lemon juice, white grapes, oak and spicy yeast. Finishes dry brett and vinegar. Everything balances out well. Sour, but not extremely so. Excellent brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a white head. Sourish aroma, rubber and fruit. Sourish fruity flavor with rubber notes. Quite balanced and fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
A lovely, available, and affordable bottle of quality sour. Medium gold color with a medium white head. Classic sour aromas with and edge of soft malt spice. Flavor is tart, lightly malty, with a hint of alcohol. Body is thin but balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
2008 vintage from the bottle at Churchkey. Served in a snifter and split with drabmuh and mdfb79. Big thanks to Matt for suggesting that we get this one. Pours a golden-orange color with a half-finger white head and a bit of clingy lacing as it went down. The nose is fantastic. Quite a bit of earth with a nice amount of funk as well as really nice sour notes bringing up the rear. Some mild stone fruits throughout and carry over into the flavor. Taste is quite exquisite with really nice earthy notes and funk plus peach, apricot, and some lightly-tart berries. Maybe some cloudberry presence. Feel is slightly puckering and creates a really nice finish alongside some dry funk. Really, really drinkable. What a great way to end the night; I’ll surely be looking to find more of this in the future. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-18-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy yellow. Small bone white head. Nose got a sour winous but in the same way little sweet malty touch. Also stable and some yeast. Flavor is vinous, fruity, some sweetnes. Little dry in the back. CO2 is quite low.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Murky light orange with a white head. Very lambicy aroma with funk, barnyard and horse blanket. Less funk and sourness in the taste though, which is slightly sweet instead.


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