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


on tap

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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1106) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Rouge pourpre trouble, la bière présente une tête rosée lourde et molle qui coule le long de mon verre sans y laisser de trace. Triste à vois. Mon verre est beaucoup trop propre. Le nez est mi griotte - mi sirop - mi levures. Je ne sais pas trop où j’en suis en fait mais une chose est cependant certaine :les vapeurs sont plus sucrées qu’acides. Saveurs aigres et douces où les cerises et la levures se font libre concurrence. Courte, mi sèche, corps moyen, cette bière est faite pour être dégustée en terrasse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (6505) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
750ml Bottle - Red in colour with a pinky white head. Cherries, strawberrries, wood and some musty notes in the aroma. Tangy, fruity and sharp taste with cherries dominating proceedings, although notes of damp wood, almonds and strawberries can also be detected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
Cloudy brown colour, medium off-white ehad. Lovely sour fruity cherry aroma. Good mouthfeel. Very pleasant cherry sour dry fruity bit sweet flavour. Long lasting sour cherry dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andy_ (1032) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2015
750 ml bottle
Ruby reddish clear beer with pink head. Aroma has barnyard, saddle leather, lemon juice and cherry. Flavor has lemon juice and cherry. Palate is quite thin with quite strong carbonation and quite strong sourness. Finish has sourness and mild bitterness. Aftertaste has cherry and lemon juice. Very strong sourness. Has stronger gueuzeish lambic elements than most krieks I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (650) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2015
Cor de vinho, vermelho bem escuro. Espuma rala, de difícil formação, não persiste no copo. Aroma intenso de cereja, azedume médio, dulçor idem. Paladar trás ainda mais o dulçor de cereja e frutas vermelhas, azedume leve. Corpo e carbonação médios. Aftertaste ainda mais característico de morangos e cerejas. Uma sour ainda melhor que a Cuvée, delicada, ótima representante do estilo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (440) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy ruby red with half finger pale pink head fading quickly. Tart funky aroma with cherries, barnyard and a nice sourness. Very tart and acidic taste with cherries, funk and a nice citrus zest bitterness and dryness, ending dry and funky. Medium, dry, tart and acidic/sour mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jphartley (49) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
750ml bottle from the Bierkoning - not badly priced. Pours a beautiful pomegranate red, slightly opaque. Looks really nice. The aroma is classic Geuze, not special but good. The flavor is really nice. It is not sweetened but also not overly sour. Very well balanced plenty of fruit. I think this is going to be one of my favorite krieks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Thanks to bartlebier for sharing this beer. Red, hazy with a slightly red head. Aroma: lactic sourness, barnyard, a bit of cherries. Taste: Fruity, cherries, later with some sourness. Fizzy, full body, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (3692) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Pink red color, white head. Aroma of cherry, barnyard, tart and grain. Taste is smoothly sour, with horseblanket, cherry, sour tart and a dry fresh finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] @ Moeder Lambic. bästa krieken hittills ! Aromen av fantastisk körsbär, röd fin färg ned högt skum. Smaken är perfekt balanserad.

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