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


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RATINGS: 669   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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Xstream (241) - - MAY 29, 2013
This must be one of the worst beers i’ve had. Actually pushed myself to give i a chance by sipping through it after the first nightmare, but couldn’t help throwing 3/4 of the (big) bottle away, which i opened with another person also hating it. It tastes like rotten puke. There’s nothing i enjoyed from this beer, horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2891) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours red with pink-ish head. Aroma is sour, cherries, funk, some sweetness and sugar with touch of alcohol. Flavor is sour, lisghtly sweet, cherries, funk, some wheaty notes, somewhat acidic. Body is surpisingly light, even watery. Overall: good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Poured a ruby red with a white head. Aroma was of cherry,light funk, some vinegar. Flavor similar, a bit off caramel, some cherry, watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8901) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle at home with the wife. Pours a hazy reddish color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, oak, funk, some vinegar, acidic, citrus, a pretty solid fruited sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2386) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml, shared with JFK10000 and Miro B. Pours red with medium diminishing pink head. Malty, horse blanket, brett, wood, cherries. Moderate sourness. Medium bodied. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2620) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Pours hazy cherry red with minimal head Aromas tart of sour cherries, bicarbonate, hints of raspberries, red currant, grapes Taste has tart notes of sour cherries, bicarbonate, red fruits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2851) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Pours clear cherry red with a low pink head. Aromas of cherries, bitter almonds, oak, marzipan. Taste is fruity and funky with almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite dry and tart with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (558) - 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

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (1156) - Montreal, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (1286) - 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.

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