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


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RATINGS: 707   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.

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The_Osprey (7985) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2017
April 2017 - 75cl bottle at home in Richmond, as ’Kriek De Ranke’, 7%, bottled 8 months ago. Very dark ruby red / purple, translucent with a foamy light pink head, leaving light lacing. Aroma is very lambic-like, lemon juice, light peach, metallic, washing up liquid. Lovely, but not much cherry showing up here. Body is smooth and rounded with tingly to soft carbonation. Taste is a little peach, cherry, lemon juice, fresh tart berries, light acidity in the finish. Cherry character is light to start but builds. A small bottle would have been very enjoyable but the life leaves this one by the time you can finish a 75cl bottle by yourself. My rating is based on the first impression. (3.9)

janubio (852) - SPAIN - APR 24, 2017
Red colour and red small head, short retention and good lace. Aroma of cherries, a bit of barnyard, vanilla, lemon, finish of cherries. Medium body, acid but not too mouch, standard carbonation. Taste of cherries, vanilla, a bit of citrics.

anstei (2248) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2017
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Pours hazy blood orange. Aroma is light sour cherry, wood, vinegar. Body is medium, fizzy carbonation, cherry stones, not as fruity or present as others. Tasty, but not a typical kriek, much more like a Lambic than others. Palate has some fruit and funk and sourness, but all not too dominant. Good.

90 (462) - BELGIUM - APR 6, 2017
Lichte cuberdon in aroma. De smaak is sprankelend en verfrissend. Mooi gematigd zuur met kriek. Zeer fijn.

Hoprider (679) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2017
Pours a dark ruby colour with minimal pinkish head. Pretty dry and surprisingly bretty nose with light sour cherry influense. The taste is again fairly tart and dry and has the same sour cherries as the nose. Fairly mineral and tart aftertaste.

Moravius (1290) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAR 26, 2017
Flasche (75 cl, MHD: 06/16). - Dunkles Kirschrot, rosafarbener Schaum. - In der Nase vornehme, herbe Gueuze und dezente Sauerkirsche. - Im Antrunk zunächst harsche Gueuze-Aromen mit den typischen muffig-holzigen Noten. Darunter natürlich fruchtige Sauerkirsche, bittere Zitronenschale und holzige Herbe. Prickelnd rezent, enorm sauer, adstringierend und dadurch sehr schlank. Im Abgang viel Kork bzw. Holz. - Kräftig sauer und herb aber komplex und vielschichtig, nur zuletzt etwas arg holzig.

fiery_1 (1012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours a nice rich red colour with a tiny white head. Nose is a mild sour funk with cherries. Flavour is definitely cherries, with something not quite right. Perhaps flavours influenced by the cork? wood? something just different.

Ferris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Bottle - Dusty cherry notes and red apple. Reddish clearish with a decent white head. Red apple and dusty notes.

fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Sergey’s birthday party; vintage 2015, exp 05/02/20
Deep burgundy color, small frothy pink head. Aroma and flavor are characterized by a strange cork character, then some cherries; the mouthfeel is very dry; the flavor is a bit woody and astringent, there is acidity but no real Lambic quality.

beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle from West Coast LS Kerrisdale at Alex’s in honor of my birthday and CPA PREP finish. Vintage 2015. Pours a red color with a rose head. Aroma is woody, corky and cherries, somewhat artificial. Same taste with those artificial notes. Just not bad.

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