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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: 669   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 (3754) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2008
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. Looks like the color of an elixer made from orange juice and cranberry juice. Reddish orange pink with a pink effervescent head that dies fairly quickly. From the aroma, this is going to be very sour, but I still smell some intense cherries. Very sour tart cherry in flavor. Has some wet horse blanket effects, but the battery acid is fairly severe. I’d suspect that this might be below pH of 2.0. What keeps this from burning a hole in my stomach? This is incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10088) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle (75cl, bought at Dranken Geers):Reddish-amber coloured, cloudy, small off-white layer, fresh tannic-fruity nose with distinctive cellary traces (lambic, gueuze); full dry sourish flavour with a discreet remaining sweetness, medium bodied; lingering, lingering and lingering dry fruity finish with a light hoppiness in the aftertaste. A perfect thirst-quencher...........

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
From a 75 cl bottle at Zythos beer festival 2008. Hazy ruby with a pink head, very beautiful to watch. Cidery aroma with some grapefruit and wood, and a light hint of fresh cherries. Medium bodied, dry with a firm acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6653) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2008
Sampled at ZBF 2008. Beautiful, deep red with a small, firm white/pinkish head. Woody aroma with some fruitiness. Spicy flavour with pleasant notes of cherries.

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 (7973) - .....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 ...


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