Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke
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Reviews by foogerd:
4.8/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The Shelton Brothers site lists this as a Lambic, Saison, or Sour Ale. So keep that in mind when reading these reviews.
A- Cloudy deep orange body, some yellow in there. Small eggshell colored head which died out quickly as per lambic, and left some lacing.
S- Slight apple and pear tartness, just a touch of mustiness and leather. Real quality balance here.
T- A burst of fruity wetness, namely apples and pears even some melon flavor. Then the lambic takes charge, leather mustiness with a bit of lactose notes, some oaky woodiness. An overall vinous sour taste but toned down to something ridiculously delicious and palatable. This works way too well.
M- Carbonation is medium done here and it works perfect.
D- Doesnt get more drinkable than this for a sour. Im shocked theres not more talk of this brew on this site. This is such an innovative and tasty brew thats definitely worth seeking.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2011 10:56:22 | More by foogerd
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2014 20:00:36 | More by eduardolinhalis
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.