Mirakel
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
Gueuze
Ranked #45
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,490
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 20.16%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 26, 2023
Added:
Nov 04, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
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Rated: 4.2 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Nov 26, 2023
 
Rated: 1.17 by RoyalKaiju from Kentucky

Aug 20, 2023
 
Rated: 2.71 by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle: Poured a dirty golden color lambic with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of funky ester with some tart notes and some oak presence. Taste is also a mix of funky ester with some barnyard notes and some tart notes with some oak presence also perceptible. Body is about average with excellent carbonation. Easy drinking lambic with a nice level of complexity.
Jan 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.72 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Oct 12, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
With the popularity of their past Cuvee series, De Ranke rolls out quite a miracle in taste. Or so they say.

Mirakel gets started with a racy champagne pour, golden straw in color and fizzy with froth before falling still and frothless. A sharp tingle of the nose suggests a strong citrus, cider and melon scent with a musty floral suggestion of lavender, damp burlap and a soft mossy character. Light sweetness plays on the tongue like honeysuckle and taffy in a very short and cracker-like malt display.

As the sour ale washes the middle palate, it does so with a straight lactic acid tartness. Brisk, refreshing and somewhat basic, the beer shares fruity attributes of crabapple, sour white grape and lemon with hints of grapefruit, lime, gooseberry and yuzu all seeming of a weathered, branch-dried mustiness. The juiciness of honeydew offers a slightly plump flavor and feel while the beer trails into a grassy bitterness of hay, weathered woods and a slight sea-like brine.

Light, crisp and highly refreshing, Mirakel finishes super clean, lactic and bracingly tart. Lacking complexity and depth has the palate wanting something more earthy, rustic and complex. But this basic sour taste trails with a short brisk and highly thirst quenching aftertaste. Basic, simple and yet pleasant throughout.
Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by steverx8 from England

Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A 750ml bottle, 2018 vintage, bottled in June 2018, with a best before date of 8th June 2023. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw yellow colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Light funk, barnyard, oak, lemon peel, apricot, and Champagne grape.

Taste: Lightly sour, funky, oak, lemon, green apple, with notes of apricot.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with soft to no carbonation.

Overall: Aroma and flavours were not as bold or funky as some of the better Gueuze’s I’ve tried, and I wasn’t fond of the lack of carbonation.
Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.11 by samEBC from Belgium

Apr 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.95 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 04, 2019
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
De Ranke spontaneous wild ale blended with 2 year Girardin Oud Lambiek. Not really a traditional Gueuze, more in line with other mixed fermentation blends with lambic, like Vicardin, Tuverbol, etc.

Bright golden orange with racing champagne streamers, compact yet fluffy layer of white foam.
Aroma is apple, crabapple, lemon seltzer. A bit bland and one dimensional.
Taste is tart and crisp, apple and lemon dominate, seltzery loose carbonation.
Feel is a little coarse with high attenuation, needs some refinement. Dry finish, minimal oak.

Highly anticipated, but in the end was a bit of a let down. A bit thin on flavor and complexity.
Sep 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by desint from Belgium

Apr 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by HopBelT from Belgium

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
i had no idea these guys made one of these. i knew they did some lambic types as they have been blended into others that they make, but a full on gueuze was a fun one to discover. i think they just started doing this, but i have to say that its right on par with any of the famous ones, maybe a little raw around the edges right now, but impressive as can be for me, so much flavor and depth and funk, a killer blend, and something i hope they keep up with. not much carbonation on it, but thats okay, its got a nice brassy shine, and a density that i am not used to in the style but immediately appreciate here. complex aromas of hay and oaky funk, lemon and white wine, white vinegar and raw wheat, minerals and apricots and green apples. lots going on, a pretty high proportion of older lambic seems to be in here, there is great maturity here, i really like how woody and evolved it is, how much funk is carries all the way through, and how its both traditional and familiar while also being new and different, respectful to the style but cutting its own path a little bit. bigger in feel than most too, a good amount of heft from the wheat, and some body imparted by the wood too it seems. sour but not overly so, acidity is moderate as they go, its more about the nuances of the fermentation profile and the cool fruity esters that arise from it. i loved this, and while it could use a little more carbonation, i know a lot of them are traditionally still, i just like some life in my lambic. i hope to encounter this one again!
Nov 04, 2018
Mirakel from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 17 ratings