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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: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2008 Spontanious weekend 07. Shared with pat. Notes say: i had to shake the over carbonation out a bit. Kriek, oud brune base, very drinkable balanced sourness, a bit chalky which was unusual but something id like to try again. This finished me off also. RERATE: Bottle from paisley beer fest. Man o man, the mix of girardain lambic and oud brune are amazing, the cherrys character is almost unnoticeable which i dont mind. Soo drinkable soo much going on, its soo funky. Amazing beer one of the best iv ever had forsure. Possibly up with the sourest too.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
akarova (18) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2012
On cask at Moeder Lambic Saint Gilles. Nice Red Color with cherry nose. Beer acidic with perfect balance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 4, 2007
Bottiglia da 75cl al Pub del Duca (12€ ben spesi): già il contenitore è una delizia, con incartocciamento sottile e fragile fin sopra al tappo (duplice, come già insegnò Cantillon: corona e sughero insieme per proteggere un prodotto unico). Versa nel bicchiere con aspetto rosso acceso e schiuma vivace e leggiadra, non pochissima per il genere ma molto rapida a svanire; aroma complesso, abbacinante, gradevolissimo di ciliegia asprigna e un fondo di gomma, legno e muffa. Il lambic aspro e ottimo di Girardin domina il sapore, insieme alla splendida fragranza delle ciliegie: sorso dopo sorso si crede di riconoscere la base di oud bruin, ma è difficile scindere l’armonia di un sapore così articolato. Corpo vivace e vinoso, ma allo stesso tempo abbastanza leggero e rinfrescante. Semplicemente stupenda.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrGGen (309) - ITALY - JUL 26, 2009
Colore rosso profondo data la fermentazione con ciliegie e la miscelazione con birra lambic,da qui forse anche la scarsa schiuma.L’aroma di ciliegia e vino(Porto?).Il sapore è legno di quercia e frutti di bosco maturi,acidità da agrume.Finale secco.Grande birra!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
demolayfire (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
I’ve had this many times and love it, but recently had a bottle aged exactly 5 years, and it was definitely worth the wait. The cherries were just as prevalent but dryer, the body had thinned a bit and a deep sour woodiness emerged that put it on par with the best batches of La Folie. Unmatched!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle at Falling Rock.
Pours a deep, mysterious, and cloudy candy read with an aroma of sour cherry Luden’s and raspberry tart soaked in leathery cedar. Flavor is an invigorating sour bomb of cherry, raspberry, leather, and cedar. This beer simply refuses to leave the tongue. Woah. So good I need a cigarette.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gary (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 (750ml) Yes this is a beautifuly brutal Kriek...what sour beers are all about .

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
25 cl. draft in a De Ranke glass @ Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas – cannot believe, I haven’t tried this one before – A: dark raspberry red with a foaming, hello kitty pink head – S: yay, strong lambic smell here, tart with sour & acid lemons with some kind of sour & acidic indefinable blend of raspberries & kriek – T: musty, sour & acidic, very tart lemons, hint rainwater, very lambic-like, Cantillon-like even, great, cellar dust, acidic & sour with sweet raspberries in finish (I know that this is a kriek but if I had to guess the fruit, I would lean towards raspberries), some concentrated sour kriek as well, still sweet touch berried underneath – B: medium with slight puckering sourness – got to love the sour stuff – great stuff here

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3255) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottled on: 06.2011. Znakomite piwo rozowego koloru, pelne owocowego smaku, zwlaszcza wisni. Wytrawna owocowa koncowka, tanicznosc dobrej klasy win gronowych. Srednia rozowawa pianka, niezbyt trwala, lekki musujacy efekt. Papier i etykieta na szkle. Pieknie to wyglada, zwlaszcza ze piwo jest wyborne. Metnosc spora ze sporao iloscia na dnie butelki. Lekko kwaskowe i zdecydowanie winne. Super pasuje do wykwintnego weekendowego objadu. Polecam

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
omhper (19644) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2003
Bottled. Hazily redish brown. Acidic lemon aroma. Medium bodied and soft with lovely flavour from sour black cherries. Tart finish. A top class kriek,


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