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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: 608   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Nose of lemon juice and cherries, with hints of cut grass. Sourness is strong, but not enough to overpower me. Otherwise, the flavor is dry, lemony, with notes of freshly cut grass and a shot of cherry (but not too sweet).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
juicy reds and oranges come together and climax in nice lathering atop while barnyard fumes circle around cherry pies and sour balls..a low carbination experience awaits with some subdued cherry sourness and some oak notes..but all in all, too subdued to warrant any kind of enthused reaction...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2544) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2003
GBBF 2003 - tutored kriektasting: Hoppy wet leaves nose - slighty cheesy. Light pink color, little layer of a head. Flat short sweetness, almost guava taste - when bitter and hoppy. Astringend. Very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2004
(Bottled, 0.75l) Beautiful, deep, clear red color with a small, slightly pinkish head. Slightly sour and sweet cherry aroma. Sour, fruity flavor with an oak barrel feel. Hints of blood, ascorbic acid, cherry and sour apple. Sour, a bit carbonated, sticky palate. Very complex and quite a pleasant kriek. Not (much) too sour for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2004
Bottled 2002, 0.7 liter (2 years old). Cloudy red coloured, small head. Promising aroma, fruity, vinous, like a good Flemish sour ale. Flavour is fruity and sour, but too watery to be really impressive. Needs some aging to mature some more, exactly what the label says (best after 5 years after bottle date).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22632) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2005
Bottled. Red colour, small white head. Sour cherry flavour and aroma. Very dry finish. Hides it’s ABV well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Barnyard, cherry and then more barnyard that is very strong. I really tried to pick up other stuff but just couldn’t. Bright red with a thin, white head that fades. Wow, initially sweet with a cherry flavor but then a major sour flavor with lots of acidicy. Lighter body, very dry. Interesting stuff. Thanks DenverLogan for sharing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2006
Thanks for sharing Kevin! Another great treat of the tasting! Red and hazy, cloudy with a nice white ring of head. Sour cherries in the nasal passage, yeast and sweaty candied cherries. Tart, funky sour cherry flavour, mild bitterness. Finish is tart, puckering, and very nice. Thanks again Kev!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Deep red color with no head. Sour cherry nose. Faint cherry body with a hint of sourness. Sour body but a little watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2007 Bottle sampled with Beerded_one from State Line. Pours red with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, tartness, smells like a lambic, and wood. The flavor is sour, tart cherries, carbonated, wood flavor perhaps from the cork, resembles a lambic. Finishes dry, very smooth.


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