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


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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SamTheBarrel (624) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
750ml paper wrapped green bottle, with a simple label with just typography, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy deep reddish pink with a small pink head that quickly dissipated, leaving no lacing. Aroma of ripe cherries, marzipan and barnyard. Flavours of ripe cherries, marzipan, lemon peels, green apples and table grapes. Taste is light sweet and heavy sour. Palate is light bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. De Ranke Kriek is one of the best beers I had in the style, pleasantly sour and not overly sweet, the flavours are natural, crisp and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. The look is a light pink head, reddish garnet colored, can’t see through it. The smell is cherry, pie, fruit, tart, funk, nice. The taste is fruity, cherry, tart, funk, sour, Brett, good. Nice well made beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2014
Draught at Moeder Lambic. Red with pink head. Mild cherry and puke aroma, some yogurt too. Mildly sour and rather drinkable. Medium body, soft carbonation and long lasting bitter finish that isn’t too disturbing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toxichop (479) - South Gate, California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
P: Completly ruby red with no head. S: Straight cherry attack with sugar wheat and yeast. T: A whole load and cherries and pretty much follows the smell. M: Pucker-y and thin. O: What a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a glass. Translucent red with small pink head. Aroma is light cherry, medium body, little carbonation, little small-bubble lacing. Taste is nice light tart cherry. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3778) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a clear red with a pink head of foam. The aroma is cherry pie filling, funk, very nice. Taste is sour cherry pie. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Tap @ Moeder Lambic. Blood red pour with a pinkish head. Cherries, some cranberries, tart raspberries and a syrupy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1079) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 750ml bottle served in a Kriek Flute glass. A: Pours this dark reddish cherry color forming a medium rose aired head which dissipates quite quickly leaving many chunks of foam in the borders of the lass. Good formation of lacings S: Smells like a good Lambic, I mean, very fruity and sour. Strong cherry juice in the nose. Lambic yeasts are a must T: Follows the nose. Fruity and sour. Cherry tart. Sweet malts and Lambic yeasts. A bit metallic. Upfront in kindly sweet but, in overall, a dry taste beer. However, quite delicate and smooth too M: Light body. Medium to low carbonation. Sour mouthfeel and aftertaste O: Excellent drinkability. Great Lambic. A winner [ BA Review @ 7/8/2012 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750 mL bottle. Ruby in color with a small light pink head. Aroma is tart, cherry, cherry pit, hay, light funk, berry, peach skin. Taste is of cherry, pie crust, tart, light funk, berry, oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Pirple. Very dry. Aroma. Yes. It has aroma. You just have to smell it. Effeevescent and bubbly. Puts dry is dry to shame.

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