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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: 552   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2003
Oak and cherries aroma. Pink/red color, pink head that diminishes fast and completely, no lace. Very cherry flavor, just light sweet, little oak, soft, some sourness in the end. Light, even a bit watery, bit dry (from the oak?) finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
pours a ruby like red color w/ a tiny white head and some light lacing. smells like barnyard or horseblanket and some very sour cherries. Fruit beer my ass... lambic!. Super sour tongue feel good carbonation. Flavor is very sour cherries lots of carbonated taste somewhat acidic a bit of a bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2006
Bottled. Sour and acidic Kriek. Very natural taste with no unpleasant notes. Clean, subtle and good. Very nice kriek.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
Bottled. Deep ruby red coloured with a medium sized pink head. Sour/sweet in both aroma and flavour. Notes of citrus and of course cherrys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Great reddish tint. Aroma is full on Belgian cherries, hint of the omnipresent wet blanket. Sour blast, warm cherries on the finish. Nice brew...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle. Hazy deep red coloured with a big lively pink foam. This beer has a great sound! The foam disappears quickly and leaves almost no lacings. Aromas of sour berries, cherry and some wood. Flavour is sour and rich of tannins. This on is missing a little complexity I guess, but a fair kriek though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
ZBF 2008. Deep red-amber colour, with pale-pink head. Sweetish cherry stone aroma with woody notes and very gentle. Light sourish in flavour with cherries, and nicely tart. I did not find it very complex though. Still, very tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Very bright red. Very sour taste. Lots of vinegar. Not much cherry... I wish the depth of the cherry flavour was more evident. As it warmed, it did help, but it never got to where I really wish it would have gone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle, 2005. I love my lambics/almost lambics, so I’ll never be rating such a beer all that low, but for me this one was pretty one-dimensional. Sour, sour, sour. Some cherry in the background in the aroma, but very little in the flavor other than sourness (although for better or worse depending on your tastes, quite the assaulting dose of sourness). A good drink, but at the same time a bit of a letdown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2011
750 ml bottle. Cranberry red with a little white head. Cherries come through but almost tastes artificial. I know its not though. Good.


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