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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: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottled. Poured a rather interesting red color. A very sour aroma came from my glass. This beer is quite sour in taste as well. It was a little to dry for my tastes, overall it was good, I would drink more, but I wouldn’t actively seek this one out.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (513) - SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget, thanks Jörn. Pours a light red colour beer with a medium head. Fruity with cherries and brett. Dry finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
annemette (10) - - JUL 20, 2016
Moeder lambik, God kriek, sur men afbalanceret, syntes jeg smagte kokos. , god farve, Super til 30 plus grader

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1117) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
Best by 12.08.20. 750ml bottle from private import. Aroma: intense cherry, raspberries and other berries, funky barnyard, light vinegar, peppery. App: dark pink, minimal pink head, no retention. Taste and palate: light body, soft carbonation, tart moderate high acidity extremely dry finish. Overall: well this is quite acid and dry when too warm but way more accessible when colder. I love it love all the De Ranke I’ve had in the past. Everything this brewery makes is pretty awesome and their price are pretty good as well even in private import. Guess I’ll need to buy some more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1250) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
750ml bottle. Ruby red with a foamy pinkish head. Flavors are cherries, lemon and leather with funky and light acetic notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (1784) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Hazy dark ruby-red, medium size, white-pink head that disappears quickly and completely without leaving lacing. Tart aroma with vinegar and fruity red wine, red berries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, also oak barrels and woody notes. Mildly tart mouthfeel, soft and rounded. The taste follows the aroma, red berries and sour cherries, raspberry, oak barrels, grapes, minerals, yogurt, citrus zest and fresh lemon. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (1432) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
duft: kirsebær rød frugt sødlig funk duft. smag: rød frugt kirsebær syrelig

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6542) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2016
Shared 750 ml bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Red color, pinkish off-White head. Dryish aroma of sour cherries and farmhouse. Bone dry flavour with notes of sour cherries and brettanomyces.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya shared. Big oaky nose with some light tartness and vanilla notes. Slightly tart on the palate, but quite muted for a sour. The oak is awesome with loads of cherry, blackberry and lingonberry notes. Some light dry with a bit of bitter kick on the finish. Average carbonation and highly drinkable. Great introductory sour / funky beer especially for people new to the style or who aren’t big beer fans.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3039) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Thanks Adam. Pretty red pour with light pink foam head. Aromas of cherries with a light sour funk. Taste is sweet with a mild sour acidity. Good complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (677) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky red with a fading pink bubbly head. Aroma of cherries, raspberries, spice, freshly cut grass, black currant, vinegar, hint of mint. Taste is of cherries, blackberries, mint tones underlying. Mint flavor seems to work surprisingly well. Oily, slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation.


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