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


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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1892) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at Zwevegems Bierfestival. Pink-red. Kriek, little sour, fruity, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2635) - Kaarina, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Beautiful beer, a dark red colour, a head is smaal and pink. Aroma has cherries, raspberries, some sourness and also cherry stones. Taste is more sour than aroma, sour cherries, cherry stones, white vine vinegar. Medium bodied, slightly sticky. Good-looking and good aroma, otherwise quite simple and sour cherry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (3926) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Clear bright ruby colored with short lasting bubbly pink head. Cherries, red berries, dough, raw green vegetables, light yeast, sour milk, raw almonds, berry pits, light funk and soft spices. Light sour with long lasting almond and herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with low sparkly carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but light on the fruits maybe but very balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1231) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(On draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, July 27 2015) Pours hazy deep pink-red with moderate pale pink head and lace. Aroma sweet cherry pie filling with a tart edge, metallic notes, very little acidity. The palate is mildly sweet and mildly tart cherry flesh with a light lactic yoghurt acidity. Metallic astringency prominent from middle through finish. Lingering soft cherry flesh and lacto in the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with average effervescent carb, easy drinking. Not particularly exciting to me, however.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (549) - - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a purple body with a thin head. Nice aroma of funky cherries. Very nice taste of sour cherries. One of the better krieks I've tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a gorgeous red. Blood colour. Aromas of sour cherry and funk. Flavours are sour cherry and raspberry, funk and some oak bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2106) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 15, 2015
Slightly hazy color with a medium, rose head. Fresh aroma of cherries, apples, citron and tart. There is also a deep barnyard funky aroma to it aswell. Beer is mederatly acid with creamy mouthfeel. It has a dry tart finish like any lambic but has a ale body which plays well together. Easy to drink and hind the alcohol well...like any acid beer is. A very good sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
On ta at MoederLambic brussels . Red body pink head . Attractive . More sour than some sweeter fruity kriek and that is something I appreciate . Not a wussified kriek. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1364) - Montréal, 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 (6809) - 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.

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