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

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RATINGS: 563   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Aroma: Cranberry, Hay, Lactic Acid Appearance: Ruby Hue, Passes Some light, Pink Head Ring, Minimal Lacing Taste: Cranberries, Tart Cherry, Hay Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Tart

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle 0.75l from Marlou Zonhoven. Pours a clear deep red with no foam. Aroma is some sour cherries. Nothing else. Taste is tart, sour, full of cherries. A slight sweetness in the end makes this very well balanced. Refreshing, tasty, really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, 29/09/13. Hazed cherry red with a moderate crimson covering. Nose is tarte cherries, light smoke, cherry drops, touch musty, cherry dipped straw. Taste comprises tarte cherry, funk, light sugar, modest acidic tones, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, cherry balsam in the finish. Nice fruit sour, refreshing and well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
banii (239) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
Hey, the 500th rating of this beer. 750 bottle. Beautiful clear red cherry-color. Tart aroma - with some faint cherry. Taste is medium+ sour, with nice hints of cherry and green apples. Refreshing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1454) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Pour is red with a light pink head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is funky, full of cherries (meat and pit). Taste is dry, really dry. Flavors of barnyard, tart cherries. You can really feel the lambic. Body is light and carbonation is moderate. Refreshing acidity. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1532) - Ghent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
Deep red, almost no foam. Soft carbonation. Aroma is fruity, taste of sour cherrys. Sour and dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - AUG 10, 2013
750 ml bottle. A hazy deep red beer, with a large, fizzy, mostly dininishing pink head. The aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately yeasty (barnyard, horse), with notes of cherry, raspberry, some spices. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, slightly acetic. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, rather long finish with light to moderate bitterness. Fantastic sour ale, not properly acidic like a real Lambi, but not so far. Also wondefrul taste of cherries, juicy cherries. Wonderful color as well. Another great beer from De Ranke.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witthatsbier (273) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Pours ruby red with pinkish head that fades quickly,aroma is sour cherry with resin tones,flavour is tart sour fruit with more resin tones,body is light oily light carbonation finishes with long lasting sour fruit

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
pours hazy dark red with a very nice pink head, good retention and lacing. fresh slightly ripened cherries, lambic and other bretty-woodsy notes, moderate but surely present funk, grass, wheat, hint of sweetness. light acidity - mostly lactic and citric, ending with a short acetic finish. lively carbonation, light body, nice lightly acidic and fruity finish. very nice concoction and a truly pleasant surprise..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (587) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Beautiful looking - dark cherry with soft pink head. Aroma is sour tang. Taste began as a bland tart but then worked into a deeper citric sour with light cherry. Dry finish. Overall, not a sour ale I would return to, but a drinkable one nonetheless.


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