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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 663   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
Enjoyit (3753) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Hazy reddish of color with a reddish head. An aroma of horse, sour berries and sour toes, no sweets. A flavor of fruits and fruitstones, notes of sweets, nice sour - wellbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2007
Murky dark red body, tall head. Wood, cherry, and funk in the aroma. Taste starts out with a very nice rounded cherry-fruityness, then finishes bone-dry with pleasant acidity. Low CO2. A pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Poured a dark pink color with no head. Intense "barnyard" aromas, light body, pronounced sour character from start to finish. Mellow cherry flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Thanks EDA. After 20 or so Impy Stouts this was amazing. Nice sour cherries and some sugarplums on aroma and taste. Taste has more citrus fruits than aroma. Aroma has a little oak where in the taste I don’t find any. Very nice overall.

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 (7873) - .....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 (2808) - 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 (7306) - 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 (1414) - 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.


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