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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: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
750. The beer is hazy, medium scarlet red with a large, frothy, pink, diminishing but mostly lasting head.<P> The aroma is quite FSA-like, packed with sweet, funk. Malty with light notes of toasted grain, cookie; Hoppy with a moderate floral/rose note; Yeasty with moderate-to-heavy notes of barnyard, horseblanket, light notes of soap and dank basement; Miscellaney contains a moderate-to-heavy note of tart cherry, moderate note of vinous vineagar, concentrated grape juice and oak.<P> The flavor is moderately acidic, lightly-to-moderately sweet, trace bitter with a long, lightly-to-moderately acidic, lightly sweet finish. Lots of genuine cherry in the aftertaste.<P> The body is medium, the texture is velvety and the carbonation is softer than lively.<P> Beautiful and memorable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Cherry duh. Deliciously carbonated. Sour. I like that it’s in a paper bag. It makes this hip beer Gangsta-approved.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours a deep red with a tight head. The aroma is barnyard and fresh cherries presenting a pleasant tartness and a nice sourness. There is also this really beautiful floral note in there as well. The flavor has tons of fresh cherry tartness along with a big sour character and a mild bit of vinegar. The finish is a tad salty but somehow that works. The mouth feel is sprizy and almost champagne like at times.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MPA (793) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Acidic, cherries. All that was readable...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2005
750ml. Bottle. I just couldn’t wait for this one. I just got it in from John’s Grocery. It pours a glowing pinkish red color with a fluffy white pink head and lacing. Nose of sour cherries, and horse hair. Wonderful tart cherry and barn yard flavors. Very acidic. Very nice beer. What a treat!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Red coloured. Unclear. Not much head. Sweetish cherry aroma with a light sour touch. Flavour is dry and fruity and has a fresh sourness thats very cleansing. Has a light sweet cherrysourness in the end thats perfectly balanced. Has a very high drinkability. One to search for.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours ruby red into a tumbler. Bright pink micro head does not recede. Cherry and cheese aromas. Sparkly sharp sour/sweet cherries throughout. Lasting sour cherry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
It’s beer 66 and I know I’m getting drunker. My handwriting is getting harder and harder to decipher. However, the beers were so good I couldn’t say no. This smells like cherries, is sour, and full of floaties. Surprised to see that its just a regular fruit beer. I would’ve thought a lambic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Cherry aroma some rope and barnyard yeasty,bacteria funk, very balanced. Sharp initial sour acid on the palate, some NyQuil coughs drop but all well balanced and enjoyable. Great carbonation...overall a great enjoyable cherry lambic....excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Liquide d’une fluorescence impressionnante, belle mousse rosé ambitieuse, un nez autant sauvage qu’acidulé avec une tonne de cerises, pas beaucoup de sucre en perspective. En bouche c’est une acidité tranchante qui nous accueille dans un déluge de cerises surette, une alléchante verdure termine l’escapade. Excellente buvabilité.


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