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.

dangjdangel's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
dangjdangel (40) - - NOV 3, 2012
A decent cherry sour beer with lambic added. Has that bitter aftertaste that I'm not crazy about. Pours a deep red with very little head. Doesn't have the sweetness you'd expect from something blended with lambic ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2184) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Delectable. Pours a bright ruby red with a pinkish white head. The nose is bright and fruity with tons of cherry and acetic notes that culminate in a floral, funky nose. A bit sweet up front but it doesnt verge on syrupy with a light malt base, crisp and refreshing profile. Bitterness is moderate with ligth floral hop notes. Funky and estery with a light tart sour note. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a blood red, initial bubbly cap that disappears. Aroma of cherry pit, cherry skin, and faint jam, good funky yeast backbone. Taste is sweet and tart. Palate is very sticky, medium-high effervescent, and lasting medium-dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6485) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a dark ruby with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cherry skin, wood, light funk. Thin mouth, tart cherry, strong funk, light, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1317) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at Moeder Lambic, 16th September 15. Pours slightly cloudy, deep pink red. Aroma fresh crushed cherries. Taste is medium sour, good refreshing clean cherries. Lovely drink in the early evening sun

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3622) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
12-SEP-2015, draft @Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, with Ulkløbben. Red and hazy with a pink, lasting head. Cherry, sour but not a lot. Balanced by the fruit sweetness. By far the most balanced Kriek I have had. This is really fantastic. I want to try this from bottle to see if that is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (249) - - SEP 9, 2015
Shared a bottle with Metalchopz at Pub Italia. Pours very little head. No lacing. Has a reddish appearance, kind of like kool aid. Aromas are quite yeasty and sour. Flavours are very sour right away, strong tarty and yeasty notes. Good mouthfeel. Average retention. Lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2015
Alla spina. Aroma intenso e molto caratterizzato dalla ciliegia che si sposa alla perfezione con sentori di cuoio, terroso, cereale. Al palato l’acidità è intensa e bilancia la dolcezza data dalla frutta. Molto bilanciata ed intensa nei suoi aromi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Cherry red pour. Big pink head. Falls fast. Little lacing. Slight funk with cherries and citrus. Taste is similar. A little bit of woodiness pokes thorugh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Keg at chez moeder lambic. Pours deep ruby, nose is cherry, funky, taste is very dry, light cherry, little harsh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1235) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at Zwevegems Bierfestival. Pink-red. Kriek, little sour, fruity, good stuff.

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