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De Ranke Kriek

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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: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Kriek de Rank is real Belgian sour ale fermented with cherries and then blended with real lambic. It is unfiltered and unpasterized. The de Rank brewery was founded by two good friends; Nino Bacelle & Guido Devose. To them, brewing is a weekend hobby, not an occupation. For a few hours every week they make small batches of what many consider the best specialty beers. Their beers are robust and flavorful. They use the best Hallertau and brewer’s Gold varieties of hops.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1289) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, june 21st. Pours red with a medium sized pink head. Aroma is medium tart cherries, light sweet fruits, light funky hay and oak notes.Taste is medium tart and very light sweet with cherries and dry woody notes, dry finish. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2014
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontainas. Pours hazy red small creamy pink head. Aroma is light sourness, sweet and tart cherries, cherry stones, some marcipan, really nice. Flavor is sourness, rich cherry, stones, marcipan, light notes of cinnamon, little bitter almond. Thin body, soft carbonation, light sour finish. 280714

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (275) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Pink head, raspberry syrup body. Yummy, dry, sour, cuvée with cherries. Fruity. Nice and balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiddleBrau (929) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
75cl bottle. Hint of sourness in nose, surprisingly faint, mustiness. Very red color no lasting head, none, some visible carbonation. Earthy dry, sour, tart, puckering, cherries. This is a very rustic traditional Belgian sour. Not for everyone but a treat for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ForlornHope (35) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
From 75cl bottle complete with US health warnings! Wonderful pink colour, with a white head, slightly tinged with pink. Sour cherry aroma, not strong. Tastes sour and fruity, there is no compromise towards sweet here. Lively on the tongue, with a lingering dry and bitter aftertaste. None of the almond flavours associated with some cherry beers here, just a moreish dryness. Cool on a warm afternoon? Oh, yes. Another winner from De Ranke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
This is an excellent beer. Pours a deep pink/ruby red color. Huge jammy fruit notes along with a lightness of touch and solid acid burst on the mouthfeel. All cherry and sour fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3650) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Poured a pinkish red color with aromas of light wet wood, some tart cherries, light hay and some funk. Flavors followed suit, tart cherries, lambicy acidic aftertaste, a nice sour overall.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (164) - CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Pours a clear deep ruby with a fat finger of frothy pink head diminishing to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is sour cherry and barnyard funk against a sweet and tart background of lambic yeasts. Taste follows suit, fruity, sweet, and sour. Mouth feel is crisp, light, and lively, finishing off-dry with a lingering sourness. This is a whole lot of fun. Pleasantly drinkable, with a lot of fruit and a clean, crisp, mouth-clearing sourness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7089) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2014
Trübes dunkelrötliches Bier mit pinker Schaumkrone. Geruch säuerlich nach Kirschen, fruchtig. Geschmack ebenfalls säuerlich fruchtig, reife Kirschen.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1722) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
750 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a strawberry jam red with no head. Aromas of tart cherries and lambic funk. Flavors of musty wine, old cork, dried cherries, and a bit of plastic.


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