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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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on tap
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RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parket (581) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2009
75 cl bottle@poatersgat, dark pink/reddish colour, pink unstable head. Smell: sour, cherries. Taste: sour, sweet, woody, grapefruit, lemon. Very nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7802) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
chilly ears: cat thermometer .. . bright cherry red . . medium foam .. quite a nice mouth .. medium tartness . . a little puzzling . . quite mellow . . enjoyable, some balsamic cherriness. that doesn’t even rhyme ...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2790) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark red. No head. Simple sour cherry aroma with no real character. I could drink this all night, I love the acidity of it, but this is not the most complex kriek I’ve had. A little too one dimensional... but I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2010
Bottle. Red with a small pink head. Fruity aroma with cherries, funk and some lemon. Dry, sour taste with funk and cherries. Pleasant tart and smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LanceUppercut (139) - SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2010
A good sour/fruit-lambic kind of beer. The cuvée was better, but this still is a solid pick. The fruity character comes out pretty well, and the result is a relatively complex and drinkable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1403) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2010
750ml Bottle, pours a mild hazy red with orange and light brown hues when held up to a light, gave a small white bubbled head, this ale has aromas of earthy funk, cellar, sour with sour Cherry and Horse Barn, I thought I got a hint of stinky cheese in the background, a little smidgen of sweetness here and there, and Raspberry in the background, a drink provides flavors of sour Cherry and earthy wheat with a sour puckering in the mouth, finish is dry with continued puckering, this beer is probably one of the funkiest I have had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2131) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle at a tasting.
Appearance : Clear red small head.
Aroma : Very tart and sour. A bit acidic, quite barnyard. A bit vinous.
Taste : Sour and tart. A bit acidic but mostly tart. Some cherries but not that much. Finish is nicely tart and barnyard.
Overall : Nice beer. Not a lot of cherries. Nice barnyard and tart.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle at Sourfest. Pours with a red body and a fading white head. Aroma is funk, sour, with cherries. Taste is acidic, tart, funky. A bit acetic with lots of fruit. Lively bubbles with a super dry mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 12, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l, from Systembolaget - thanks mto) Poured dirty red coloured and hazy. Head was pink and medium sized. Aroma contained sourness and cherry stones. Palate was medium bodied and bit dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sourness, tartness, cherries, cherry stones, hint of malts and low bitterness. Aftertaste contained sourness and cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep ruby colour with basically no head. Nice colour. Aromas are predominantly sour with lots of lactic acid and sour cherries coming through. There is a little funk but it is very much in the back ground. Flavours basically mimic the aromas with lots of lactic sourness, sweet & sour from the cherries and a hint of almonds and vanilla. Once again some funk but it is very much in the back ground. Mouthfeel is on the full side. Yep I did enjoy this one.


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