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


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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
75cl bottle from La Cave à Bulles in Paris. Pours a deep ruby amber colored body with a finger-width, fizzy and frothy, pinkish purple head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dry, woody, and pleasantly tart with a nice cherry element. A bit musty with a slight acidity. Flavor is similar. Dry and woody with some funk, must, and a nice cherry tartness. Finishes dry and a bit acidic with lots of wood before leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Light body and a soft, active carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid Kriek. Dry, funky, and woody with a nice, light cherry tartness. Good one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Xstream (165) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
This must be one of the worst beers i’ve had. Actually pushed myself to give i a chance by sipping through it after the first nightmare, but couldn’t help throwing 3/4 of the (big) bottle away, which i opened with another person also hating it. It tastes like rotten puke. There’s nothing i enjoyed from this beer, horrible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geuzeman (3) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
In de neus de geur van schimmels, paddestoelen, urine ... Muffe geuren ook. Heeft de smaak van oud bruin en zure krieken. Bittere afdronk. Niet slecht maar ik drink toch liever een echte oude kriek.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ej (750) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
On tap at Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Clear deep pink with a small head. Aroma is fruity cherries and slightly sweet. Taste is mildly acidic at first. Fruity cherries and sweeter towards the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4119) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
On tap @ Moeder Lambic Fonteinas, Brussels. Slightly hazy deep cherry pink body, medium pink-hued white head. Nose is sweet cherries, almonds, hints of lemons. Taste is mellow cherry tones with grains, hay and mineral hints in the back. High carbonation, slightly fizzy body. Nice, but without many of the dimensions I often find in sours from Cantillon and 3F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (126) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
barnyard, basement aromas, earthy, woody, citrus, bread, pale, red, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, light body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish Pale red pour with quick disappearing white head. Dry sour aromas with underlying earthy barnyard and citrus. Taste is predominantly sour, but not harsh, with a nice balance of bitterness and subtle sweetness. Thin bodied with an average carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy and finish is very dry. This went extremely well with aged cheddar cheese!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1171) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2013
750 ml bottle - clear ruby red with a thin pinkish white head. Very tart nose of cherries and raspberries. Light body with nice sourness and slight bitterness in the end. Tart finish (Brussels cheese)... Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3272) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful bright red pour with bright pink head. Good cherry aroma, lambic funk, light lemon juice, fruity tartness. Taste is really tart, tart cherry pie filling, nice sweetness however balances out the acidity for something "close" to balanced. Palate is still dry despite there being a bit of residual fruit sweetness. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4672) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle @ home. Can’t remember where I picked this up. Definitely not from the Vatican. The pour’s a deep uncooked steak-like purple red color. The nose is strong sweet warhead candy, semi-metallic cherry. Bright raspberry fruits. Nice, aggressive kriek nose. Quite a tart aroma. The taste is meaty cherry. Nice lambic-like lactic cheesiness, hints of yogurt. Soft woody notes. Nice jammy blackberry/cherry finish. Lip-puckering tartness. Light body, soft carbonation. Very pleasing to drink. Overall, a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6281) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100612.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of dark berries, fruits, yeast, mild spicy notes and grass. Flavor of sourish fruits, berries, yeast and spices. Very good sour brew.

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