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


on tap

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RATINGS: 625   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

rags2rags' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rags2rags (149) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle from Whole Foods, poured into tumbler. Poured a hazy red bordering on pink with an effervescent pink head. Aroma is sour with funk, cherries, and a tiny bit of citrus. Flavor is similar, but with a mitigating sweetness that keeps the sourness from becoming too much to handle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1518) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Körsbärsröd färg med rosarött skum. Kraftig doft av sura körsbär. I bakgrunden finns en aning jordighet och funkighet. Den är torr och syrligheten är mycket mer fruktig än vinäger. Balanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (1208) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2015
DWF; Bottle 75 cl. From Vinmonopelet. Pours moderate, hazy murky red with a bobble frothy, some lacing reddish head. Nose is moderate to heavy, sour, mold, horse blanket, citric, red berries, yeast, light spice and wood. Taste is medium sweet and heavy citric with a lasting red berries finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Special..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milo91hd (175) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 21, 2015
Bottiglia 75. Colore rosso rubino con una schiuma finissima che sparisce quasi subito, aroma di ciliegie, legno e cantina, al palato è abbastanza aspra e il lambic si fa sentire abbastanza rispetto alla ciliegia, il finale secco invita subito ad un altro sorso. Ottima

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (1216) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle 75cl. Small red white head. Dark red sugary color. Aroma is blackcurrant, grapes, oak. Taste is sour with fruit, grass, cabbage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Delectable. Pours a bright ruby red with a pinkish white head. The nose is bright and fruity with tons of cherry and acetic notes that culminate in a floral, funky nose. A bit sweet up front but it doesnt verge on syrupy with a light malt base, crisp and refreshing profile. Bitterness is moderate with ligth floral hop notes. Funky and estery with a light tart sour note. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1239) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a blood red, initial bubbly cap that disappears. Aroma of cherry pit, cherry skin, and faint jam, good funky yeast backbone. Taste is sweet and tart. Palate is very sticky, medium-high effervescent, and lasting medium-dry finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6606) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
On tap at Avenue Pub. Pours a dark ruby with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong cherry skin, wood, light funk. Thin mouth, tart cherry, strong funk, light, very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1403) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at Moeder Lambic, 16th September 15. Pours slightly cloudy, deep pink red. Aroma fresh crushed cherries. Taste is medium sour, good refreshing clean cherries. Lovely drink in the early evening sun

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
12-SEP-2015, draft @Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, with Ulkløbben. Red and hazy with a pink, lasting head. Cherry, sour but not a lot. Balanced by the fruit sweetness. By far the most balanced Kriek I have had. This is really fantastic. I want to try this from bottle to see if that is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (328) - - SEP 9, 2015
Shared a bottle with Metalchopz at Pub Italia. Pours very little head. No lacing. Has a reddish appearance, kind of like kool aid. Aromas are quite yeasty and sour. Flavours are very sour right away, strong tarty and yeasty notes. Good mouthfeel. Average retention. Lively carbonation.

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