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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: 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madsberg (10142) - 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 (4352) - 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 (2001) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2004
750 ml bottle [best before 9/2006 - drank fresh 1/2004]: pours a slightly transparent purple/maroon with quite a few clear bubbles between the body and the glass. Light pink head exudes a full and funky aroma: mashed cherry skins, iron, well-worn leather, along with cold, dry cobwebs. Flavours straight out of a deep, dry stone cave: limestone, must, leather, oak, and a dry, tart cherry bitterness in the finish. What an amazing beer, from a brewery that is quickly moving up in my book!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2004 This beer pours a beautiful murky red with a soft white head. Aroma is similar to a lambic with some cherry and citrus. The cherry flavor is subtle and smooth, fresh, balances nice and the sweetness does not take away from the underlying sourness. Absolutely wonderful, and a huge hit with everyone who tried this during the night, beer drinker or not.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2004
Pink head, fairly lacing and fully diminishing. Bottle conditioned, large particles and a thin density. Red, cloudy body. Cherry aroma. Lightly acidic, lightly bitter initial flavour. Moderately acidic, lightly bitter long finish. Oily texture. Lively mouthfeel. The brewer told me that part of the flavour is due to 30% Girardin Lambic in this beer. And you can surely confirm it when you smell and drink this marvelous beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 21, 2004
75cl bottle dated 01/06 making this bottle a bit over 3years old. Tissue papper wrapper reveals bottle with absolutely no lable. Cherry red with slight head retained. Sour, sour cherry, smells like a Lambic. Drinks quite well if you like sours! Taste is an assortment of different sours, some barnyard leather and cherry. I really dig this brew, makes me want to drink a Cantillon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 20040600 Brewtopia’04. Red, plum skin color, murky, no head. Bursting ripe cherry on nose. Reminds me of early season Flathead cherries: sour, tart cherry flavor, sort of musty on nose and tongue. Dry and sweet.

Re-rate at Spuyten Beast of the Yeast 20070610. Very effervescent and lithe. Nice cherry tartness with maybe a hoppy bite? Chock full of cherries. bumped score slightly from 8-3-9-4-15


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