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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1462) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - APR 3, 2016
Zowel de geur, de kleur als de smaak zijn zoals een kriek moet zijn, niets meer. Niet slecht, zeker niet, maar ook niets uitzonderlijk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (754) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Hazy red with a pink head. Aroma is cherry and grapefruit. Taste is cherry and lime

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guruhso (374) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Aroma of citrus, Cherry and yeast. Light hoppy. The flavours starts slightly sweet, but turns moderat sour. Lingering taste of sour Cherries. The body is light and the texture is juicy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alteregoo (867) - POLAND - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Piana znikoma, sycząca, szybko opada do zera. Barwa czerwono różowa, mętna. Aromat zdominowany przez kwaśne wiśnie, w tle czerwone wino, taniny w typie starej beczki. Smak półkwaśny, generalnie powtórka z aromatów - mocno owocowy kriek z zaznaczoną pestkową goryczką, lekko rozgrzewającym, przyjemnym alkoholem, z długimi posmakami zbutwiałego drewna i wytrawnego wina wiśniowego. Nagazowanie średnie, lekkie, gładkie i pijalne w odbiorze.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 7/31/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : rouge-ambrée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Fruité (cerises, citron, notes d’autres fruits rouges), légèrement sauvage et rustique, notes herbeuses.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Goût fruité légèrement sûr (cerises sûres, notes d’autres petits fruits rouges, citron) aux notes sauvages. Un léger support herbeux est également présent avec de faibles traces de bois humide.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne et aux notes sèches, composée d’une légère aigreur fruitée.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, march 14th 2015. Clear red body with pink lacings. Aroma is tart of apples, cherries. Medium sour taste, lots of fruit and berries, with a clean barnyard ending. Fresh and lovely sour aftertaste. Nice!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Listigovers (875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a beautiful red/purple, cloudy. Big funky smells with slight cheesiness, smells a bit like grape skin, very complex. Taste is delicate, tart, extremely dry. Very funky, slight metallic, some flavours I can’t quite place. Awesomeeeee.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1247) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 6, 2016
bottle @ home deep red hazy, pink head wine cellar, yeasts, sour cherry very woody, fruity and very balanced,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricksta_p (3380) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
From tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Aroma is funky, lots of tart cherries, hint of sweet cherries. Flavour is nicely medium sour, body is medium. Great balance and complexity, truly a delicious Sour Ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1564) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - FEB 21, 2016
Nice kriek! Feels quite acidic, yet very well balanced with light sweetness and cherry notes, quite oaky dry. Decent malty background makes this beer very crisp, letting cherries to sine.


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