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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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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bitter gueuze cherry aroma, tartaric acid, wet canvas. Cherry skins. Medium dark rhubarb red, with no head. Medium body with high carbonation, carbonic burn. Starts tart and fruity, with medium cherry taste. Acidic the whole way through, with chalky bitter finish and after. Bitter is more pronounced than in some others, but refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
cloudy pinkish peach color, pinkish off white head. horseblanket aroma, some dry cherry fruit, some sour. flavor is mildly tart and sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Hazy red/brown color with a small pink head. Sour cherry aroma with a bit of yeast and cork. Tart cherry flavor that was a bit vinous. I love tart, sour beers and this was very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Poured a cloudy ruby color with a smaller pinkish head. Aromas and tastes of sour cherries. Light yeast. Some cork in the aroma. Lightly sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
Bottle: Poured a bright reddish/brown beer with a medium head with average retention. Aroma is overpowered by cherries and sourness/tart - smell very much like a lambic – kriek. Taste is dominated at first by sour cherries and finish of a very sour note. I very much appreciated this beer but the lack of sweetness to balance the sourness would limit the number of bottles I would drink in one session.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Amber rose color with a sharp sounding, pinkish head. Aromas of cherries, with a background of lemon zest, an old abandon building and iron. Near perfect feel for this style, lightly oily start with a mild carbonation that lifts it off the tongue. Balanced sour flavors with cherries cobwebs and hints of pale malt. Just a great balance kriek. Thanks SecretSantaScott. Cherry flavors linger for a very long time on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Hazy mass wine ith light red hues. Powdery cherry, chalky in aroma. Sour cherries and lactic acid sourness, with apples in finish. Light bodied but pleasant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Bottle, 2003 vintage. Nice burgundy color with a fluffy head and no lacing. Tart aroma of yeast and sour cherries. Taste is lightly tart cherries, malt and vinegar. Some other sour apple flavor in there as well. I drank almost the whole bottle myself and felt just fine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2004
Pours watermelon red with little to no head. Aroma is of cherries, apples. Flavorr is of fresh, sour cherries apples. Mild for a kriek. Smooth, with little carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9509) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2004
hazy dark reddish colour, almost no residual foam, acidic aroma of cherries and vinegar, slightly acidic, medium-bodied, strong sourness, the finish is very long and dry, deeply sour with pleasant notes of cherry - this is a solid, very beautiful lambic.


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