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

bottled
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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (218) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2015
Cor de vinho, vermelho bem escuro. Espuma rala, de difícil formação, não persiste no copo. Aroma intenso de cereja, azedume médio, dulçor idem. Paladar trás ainda mais o dulçor de cereja e frutas vermelhas, azedume leve. Corpo e carbonação médios. Aftertaste ainda mais característico de morangos e cerejas. Uma sour ainda melhor que a Cuvée, delicada, ótima representante do estilo.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axl (146) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy ruby red with half finger pale pink head fading quickly. Tart funky aroma with cherries, barnyard and a nice sourness. Very tart and acidic taste with cherries, funk and a nice citrus zest bitterness and dryness, ending dry and funky. Medium, dry, tart and acidic/sour mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jphartley (40) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
750ml bottle from the Bierkoning - not badly priced. Pours a beautiful pomegranate red, slightly opaque. Looks really nice. The aroma is classic Geuze, not special but good. The flavor is really nice. It is not sweetened but also not overly sour. Very well balanced plenty of fruit. I think this is going to be one of my favorite krieks.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2015
Thanks to bartlebier for sharing this beer. Red, hazy with a slightly red head. Aroma: lactic sourness, barnyard, a bit of cherries. Taste: Fruity, cherries, later with some sourness. Fizzy, full body, dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Pink red color, white head. Aroma of cherry, barnyard, tart and grain. Taste is smoothly sour, with horseblanket, cherry, sour tart and a dry fresh finish. Good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1664) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
[Ölresa Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] @ Moeder Lambic. bästa krieken hittills ! Aromen av fantastisk körsbär, röd fin färg ned högt skum. Smaken är perfekt balanserad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1822) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
Mørk rød uklar med minimalt hvitt skum. Lukter kjeller, sure kirsebær og noe eple. syrlig sur smak av kirsebær og lime. Syrlig medium lang avslutning.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1215) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
750ml bottle. Hazy ruby body with a minor brief pink head. Tart, cherries and a some vinegar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (752) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Tåkete rød farge med tynt rosa skum. Lukter gjær, kirsebær. Smaker tørt, syrlig og mildt kirsebær. Tørr syrlig avslutning.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poohmets (17) - - APR 29, 2015
Appearance is cloudy, red with little foam. Very sour and sweet aroma, enchanting! Palate starts out smooth and ends in nice sourness. Taste is just fantastic! Sour wine or juice, in a good way.


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