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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: 594   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1715) - 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 (1177) - 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 (741) - 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 (16) - - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malin_aiisa (58) - - APR 27, 2015
Appearance: Nice dark pink, with minimal light pink head. Aroma: Cherry gum and jelly beans, strawberry Taste: Fresh cherries, fizzy, light bitter , medium sour and medium sweet

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (291) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
It pours ruby red with garnet undertones; the head is salmon and foamy. The aroma has notes of: lemon juice, barnyard funk, and leather. The taste is medium/heavy sour with a slight residual sweetness; there are notes of: cherries, lemon juice, and funk. The palate is medium/full bodied and the carbonation is medium; the mouth feel is sticky, and the finish is medium. Overall, vary noice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (2384) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Flaska från SB. Rejält torr och syrlig men helt utan vinäger och därför ändå ganska snäll trots allt. Fina körsbärssmaker, lite bärkött, morellsyrlighet och lite kärnbeska. Riktigt gott.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (2006) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av körsbär, körsbärskärnor, röda bär. Lätt syrlighet utan vinägersyra, lagom sötma, bra balans. Gott!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bastarda (156) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
@ Roland’s post Mondiale tasting, Feb., courtesy of bartlebier, thanks a lot. earthy, woody, champagne nose, tart cherries, more wood/oak in taste, a bit of brett, dry and sour. Complex. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Shared bottle with PaleAleRider and Lilihel at Pub Italia. Best before date stamped on paper around bottle is 07 2019. Pours a cloudy red colour with some pink highlights, a small head and minimal lacing. Sour taste of cherries with very light sweetness (from the sugar), then bitterness and medicinal grass in the finish. More of the medicinal plastic notes in the smell with a little cherry juice. Not your typical sweet Kriek, but probably closer to a real one. Gets smoother, less sharp bitter-chemically with time. Enjoy slowly.


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