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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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on tap
common

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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.


3.9
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle @ Rudolf’s ’Sourfest’. Murky tomato juice like body with a quick massive head that erupts out of the bottle then fades away to very little. Musty, light barnyard funk in the aroma, not a lot of fruit presence. Sourness is relatively restrained though still quite present, very light cherries. A decent, relatively accessible Kriek. 7/3/7/3/15 <P>"Thumbs up. Heey-ey!" - IPfreely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2007
750 @ Rudolf’s Sour tasting with Rudolf, Jerc, frylock & IPFreely. Bright red with sour funky nose. Not as sour or tart as I anticipated. funky sour lambic taste followed by cherry. these are starting to grow on me

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12/29/04. 750 ml. Bright cherry red with small white head. Sharp sour aroma with a hint of cherry. Pleasant cherry sour somewhat tart but not near as tart as Cantillon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Hazy reddish of color with a reddish head. An aroma of horse, sour berries and sour toes, no sweets. A flavor of fruits and fruitstones, notes of sweets, nice sour - wellbalanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Pinkish haze, silky head, acetic nose. Not a cherrydrop in sight. The-right-side-of-vinegar lambic sharpness. Sherbety acid, very distant fruit. Teaspoons of soil. Certainly a lick of barrel. Could use an infusion of... cherryness. Authentic? No doubt about it. But I needed a Gaviscon chaser just to get through this one. Not a complex beer.


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