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


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RATINGS: 573   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4591) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours ruby red into a tumbler. Bright pink micro head does not recede. Cherry and cheese aromas. Sparkly sharp sour/sweet cherries throughout. Lasting sour cherry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2006
Very beautiful rubin red body with an orange edge, very light pink head; Beautiful nose with lots of sour and ripe cherry as well as cherry pit, behind it there is a very special acidy aroma that I do not recognize from anywhere, there is also cedar, oak and malt; The body has some fill and is super sour, small amount of sharp tickling carbonation; It finishes very dry and super acidy/ sour, the aromas are very sour as unripe cherry, unripe apples, very late in the finish there is a very small amount of warmer notes of cherry pit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2006
I was sure I talked about this one before, it seems I haven’t written all of them down at the festivals. This si excellent Kriek beer. IT is not a Lambic for the reasons We all know.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2006
[Bottled at Vinens Verden] Wow. A great flamish sour kriek. No too much sweetness but well balanced with the geueze taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy magenta pour with 1-finger pink head. Aroma of strong tart cherries, some peaty woodsy malt, and some oaky funk. The flavor is mostly tart cherries, with some boggy, peaty malt notes. Not as tart as Cantllon’s offerings, but much less sweet than the New Glarus Red. I’ll bet a mix of 2 parts Cantillon kriek with 3 parts New Glarus would give an approximation of this beer. At any rate, it is rock solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle. Cherry is in good blance with the beer in this fluidum, but it is more like a lambic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Tasted at Vinens Verden... Really nice kriek. Pink, red in colour. Cherryfreshness, almost as a lambic in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8399) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle from The Offie, Leicester. Blood red and pink with a small pink head. Aromas are sour cherries and blood oranges with wood, hints of soft cheese and wood. Aromas are tart cherries and lemon with creamy cheese. Woody and dry towards the finish. Pleasingly agricultural.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 Catford Beer Festival. Shared a bottle with Harrisoni. First sample poured carefully without sediment. Red coloured with a pink head. Sharp, fruity aroma with lots of woody notes, spice and pepper. To taste there is lots of pleasing dryness, tart cherry character, oak and mostly sour. Rather like a kriek lambic. With the sediment poured in the it was less attacking, the sourness smoothed out and the carbonation also. A really rather interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2006
75cl bottle shared with Joeh at Catford BF 06. Hazy red colour with thin pink head. Sour farmyard aroma. Faint red cherry. Interesting sourness in mouth. Farmyard is quite strong on aroma. Added a bit of yeast and made it creamier. The guy pouring it, poured it clear and gave us the sediment in a separate glass.

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