Brasserie de Ranke – Vieille Provision Wild Ale (750ml)
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Brasserie De Ranke, founded in 1996, brews all of its beers in its own facilities in Dottignies, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium. Through both years of training and dedication, and extremely high ethical, ecological and sustainable standards, they have cemented themselves as one of the best modern breweries to come out of Belgium.
The brewery uses exclusively local raw materials, hops from the region of Poperinge and malt from Belgian malting houses. They also prioritize the happiness of their neighbours and staff above profitability: they don’t work nights, or do shift rotations. de Ranke always strives to maintain the best environment possible, so both the neighbours and the staff can be proud on their local brewery, and the beers created here. We’ll drink to that!
This incisive sour beer reveals a welcome complexity. With aromas of grape, apple, lemon, light funk, with notes of wood. The palate has tart flavours of apricot, grape skin, lemon, oak, slightly vinous and malty notes. Mouthfeel is light and the carbonation has been kept very low, this beer has superb balance with a well-balanced bitterness from start to finish, and drinks more like a wine than beer.
Vieille Provision Wild Ale is a preservation beer, made from a selection of the best barrels of aged beer in the brewery. The beer is the base for Cuvée De Ranke and Kriek De Ranke and has aged at least one year on oak barrels.