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


on tap

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RATINGS: 674   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle which was a couple of years old. Dark red colored pour with a little pink head on it. Smells funky and sour, full of cherries and some wood. Mostly just sour cherries. Tastes sour, full of cherries, and some wooden flavors too. More fruity than a typical lambic, but way more sour than any fruit beer Ive ever had. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Aroma is slightly funky and barn-like, also more than a little sour cherry. Taste is slightly cork, musty tart cherry, and finishes with a nice fruity tang that lingers pretty damn long. This is a very straightforward beer, but it is satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Bottle, thanks to eyedrinkale. The aroma is of some sour fruit. The flavor is dominated by sour berries and some lemony tartness. Pretty good for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Poured a dark pink color with no head. Intense "barnyard" aromas, light body, pronounced sour character from start to finish. Mellow cherry flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Cherry, leather and hay in the aroma. Cloudy magenta color. Tart cherry flavor with subtle notes of dusty funkiness. An easy drinking sour beer, without becoming a cloyingly sweet alco-pop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheQuaffer (14) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Bottled at a beer festival somewhere? A red colour with a pinkish head. A great balance sweet/sour balance. A really nice Kriek. If you find the true Lambics too sour & the Lindemans too sweet, this my friends is your answer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2007
Murky dark red body, tall head. Wood, cherry, and funk in the aroma. Taste starts out with a very nice rounded cherry-fruityness, then finishes bone-dry with pleasant acidity. Low CO2. A pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2007
[588-20070908] 1pt9.4floz @ Sourfest 2007 (Buffalo, NY, w/ rudolf, frylock, IPFreely, jerc, swoopjones). Deep cherry fruit aroma with malty wood alcohol. Cloudy, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy light pink head. Old musty cherries continues in a particularly sour flavour. Medium-full body has quite a dry finish. Nice sour characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Pours beautiful red with an off white head. Aroma very strong and a bit off putting. Taste very sour but without the depth of other good Kireks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2007
750 ml Bottle (Bottled 07/2004) - Poured a dark reddish crimson with a little creamy, fluffy off-pink-white head, all kinds of black particles floating around in it (especially the last pour of the bottle). Looks great. Smells of cherries, other fruits, earth, oak, funk, and sourness/acidity. Taste is what I have come to expect from these types of beers - a very authentic, non-artifical, cherry flavor, which isn’t too sweet followed by a tart, sour, and slightly bitter aftertaste. My only complaint with this beer is it really too good of a mix between the two - such that both tasted a little dulled - still very good though.

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