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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2860) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
BCTC - fresh bottle being poured by the Shelton Bros table. Pours a murky red with orange tints. Small head. Aroma is wham! in your face tart sour cherry. So damn sour and so nice. Taste is so acidic (even Cantillon-esque) and full of over soured cherry. Aftertaste is long and sour and did i mention acidic. This was the biggest surprise of the fest for me. It sure tricked me into thinking this is straight Kriek and not a fruit beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - JUL 21, 2007
rossa dato dall’utilizza di di una parte di birra kriek a fermentazione spontanea sentore di muffa schima poca e debole data l’acidità elevata molto piacevole dopo qualche sorso

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2007
Horseblanket, leather, cobweb, cherry ash - quite some aroma there. Cloudy red, pink head. Horseblanket and the other notes find themselves in the mouth as well, good sourness. Sparkly mouthfeel. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Bottled sampled with stegosaurus. Pours a hazy red with a small pink head. Aroma of sour cherries, wood, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is dry and fruity with a tart finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6728) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2007
750 at the Seattle International Beerfest. Huge sour cherry nose. Gorgeous deep pinkish red body, thin pink head of mousse and fizz. Super oxidized nose--tart, sour, sharp, dry. Fizzy sharp strong attack. Ultra ultra funky on the nost and palate. Sticky sour mid-palate and finish. Definitely a celebration of oxidized red fruit and wild yeast funk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Deep cherry red in colour, light pink coloured head, average retention, very light lacing. The aroma is acidic, very strong cherries, lambic-like, vinegar notes. The flavour is quite tart and acidic, lots of cherries, some balsamic vinegar, woody. Mildly sour mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes medium length, lots of cherry tartness, acidic. More lambic-like then I thought it would be, quite dry, wonderful balance.

750ml bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPla target=blank>Pizza Plant (Transit) in Williamsville, New York.
Purchached in November 2005.
Opened on January 6, 2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4167)
- Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle. Average fizzy reddish head that mostly diminished. Light cloudy body with a light red color. Vinegar, cherry, unripe apple, wood, grape, rhubarb and citrus. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. Moderated acidic flavor with light sweetness. Acidic cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle 75cl @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Hazy medium red color with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing light pink / off-white head. Aroma is light sour / fruity sweet, cherry. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. Nice balanced sourness ;o))

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jerre (3014) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle 75 cl. Yesterday @ KBW. Hazy red with a small light pinkish head. Medium body. Taste is sour, little sweet, but not the usual kriek very bittery.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Spontanious weekend 07. Shared with pat. Notes say: i had to shake the over carbonation out a bit. Kriek, oud brune base, very drinkable balanced sourness, a bit chalky which was unusual but something id like to try again. This finished me off also. RERATE: Bottle from paisley beer fest. Man o man, the mix of girardain lambic and oud brune are amazing, the cherrys character is almost unnoticeable which i dont mind. Soo drinkable soo much going on, its soo funky. Amazing beer one of the best iv ever had forsure. Possibly up with the sourest too.

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