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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: 615   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.


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3.8
   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielecamo (836) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2015
Alla spina. Aroma intenso e molto caratterizzato dalla ciliegia che si sposa alla perfezione con sentori di cuoio, terroso, cereale. Al palato l’acidità è intensa e bilancia la dolcezza data dalla frutta. Molto bilanciata ed intensa nei suoi aromi.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2671) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Cherry red pour. Big pink head. Falls fast. Little lacing. Slight funk with cherries and citrus. Taste is similar. A little bit of woodiness pokes thorugh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6760) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2015
Keg at chez moeder lambic. Pours deep ruby, nose is cherry, funky, taste is very dry, light cherry, little harsh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
Draft at Zwevegems Bierfestival. Pink-red. Kriek, little sour, fruity, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2160) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Beautiful beer, a dark red colour, a head is smaal and pink. Aroma has cherries, raspberries, some sourness and also cherry stones. Taste is more sour than aroma, sour cherries, cherry stones, white vine vinegar. Medium bodied, slightly sticky. Good-looking and good aroma, otherwise quite simple and sour cherry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1634) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
75cl bottle shared at home. Clear bright ruby colored with short lasting bubbly pink head. Cherries, red berries, dough, raw green vegetables, light yeast, sour milk, raw almonds, berry pits, light funk and soft spices. Light sour with long lasting almond and herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with low sparkly carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but light on the fruits maybe but very balanced and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (795) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
(On draught @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, July 27 2015) Pours hazy deep pink-red with moderate pale pink head and lace. Aroma sweet cherry pie filling with a tart edge, metallic notes, very little acidity. The palate is mildly sweet and mildly tart cherry flesh with a light lactic yoghurt acidity. Metallic astringency prominent from middle through finish. Lingering soft cherry flesh and lacto in the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with average effervescent carb, easy drinking. Not particularly exciting to me, however.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (408) - - JUL 17, 2015
Pours a purple body with a thin head. Nice aroma of funky cherries. Very nice taste of sour cherries. One of the better krieks I've tried. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2372) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a gorgeous red. Blood colour. Aromas of sour cherry and funk. Flavours are sour cherry and raspberry, funk and some oak bitterness

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1813) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2015
Slightly hazy color with a medium, rose head. Fresh aroma of cherries, apples, citron and tart. There is also a deep barnyard funky aroma to it aswell. Beer is mederatly acid with creamy mouthfeel. It has a dry tart finish like any lambic but has a ale body which plays well together. Easy to drink and hind the alcohol well...like any acid beer is. A very good sour ale.


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