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


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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
cloudy red, white head. sour aroma, bretty, fruits, stingy sour but nice. flavor is fruity,sour, faint vineagra, nice but a bit simple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle. Coppery pink pour with a pinkish head that disappears quickly. Aroma has notes of cherry, apple, lemon and some mineral notes. Cherries come through more in the flavour as well as some herbal hints, otherwise it is pretty much the same as the aroma. Dry mouthfeel with puckering acidity and fairly low carbonation. This isn’t particularly complex for the style but is very good all the same. Would love to try it really fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 24, 2010
If you approac this as a sour ale, rather than a lambic you’ll be right. Pours a lovely blood red, but head dies VERY quickly. Nose is funky. ON the mouth once the inital brett assault dies, it gives a very smooth, sour mouthful, without the usual lambic overkill. Esy drinking and Alcohol is not noticeable despite the high ABV. A good link to more sour beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Deep red body with a nice sized pink head. Not much in the way of retention as the head quickly crashed to a spotty skim. Just a little bit of spotty lace left behind. S: Tart and sour cherries. Oak. A bit of funk as well as some red wine and vinegar. T: Much like the nose, the dark, sour cherries are present from the very first drop. Equal parts tart and sour. Oak accentuates the fruit nicely and the red wine like notes fill out the rest of the profile. M: Medium bodied. Effervescent, a tad bit too effervescent. As noted above, fairly sour and tart. Not overpowering, however. O: All in all a good fruit "lambic." I found the carbonation to be a bit on the high side and the prickly feel detracted from an otherwise good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (3549) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Sample at SMÖF 2011. It poured a hazy dark amber liquid. Sour smell with cherries and a hint of almonds. Similar taste, very berry and sour with cherries. Fresh and nice kriek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
750ml capped bottle pours red in color with a 2 finger pink head that settles down slowly leaving no lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by cherries with hints of yeast. Taste is sour cherries with a hint of sweetness and hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a dry finish. A very well crafted brew that is recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutnick (615) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Beautiful looking - dark cherry with soft pink head. Aroma is sour tang. Taste began as a bland tart but then worked into a deeper citric sour with light cherry. Dry finish. Overall, not a sour ale I would return to, but a drinkable one nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Moeder Lambic. Poirs hazy amber red with a pink head. Aroma of sweet cherries and Brett. Flavour is moderate to heavy sour, light to moderate sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erasmus_ro (1475) - Alabama, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750ml bottle, 14/03/14, BBE 02/18. Pours a healthy, deep, dark, bright red with a good-sized, classy, pink head. Aroma is sour with cherry and cherry candy. Taste is semi-dry and sour. Cherry is very present of course. Some balsamic vinegar and apple skin. Turns a bit juicy on the finish unfortunately, perhaps even slightly watery. Still sour though. Fairly with quite a lot of carbonation. Unfortunately a bit of a disappointment. Generally Belgian sours and (unsweetened) krieks are very much to my liking and this wasn’t bad by any means, just a tad underwhelming with the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (608) - - OCT 11, 2014
Gedronken @ pokeravond. Roosvice kleur, troebel. Aroma heerlijk zuur. Smaak is zuur met een zoete afterbite.

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