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


on tap

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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 brewers Gold varieties of hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Red pour, very thin head. Funky cheery aroma. Complex sour flavor consisting of oak, earthy, cherry, and barnyard funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2008
75cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, sour Kriek, cloudy, small head, very good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2008
bottle at toms going away party- pours red with pink head, nose is sea food funky really funky. tastes cherry, sour and funky. it is basically sour funk. but in a damned good way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle from bstill, I think. Thanks Brian! Have had this many times before but not in a while. I forgot how much I love this beer. Nice, sour cherry aroma. Earthy, sour cherry, oak, stinky farmhouse flavor. Delicious. Very approachable sour and quite tasty if you didn’t understand what I meant my delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle-sampled at three-years-old: Pours a nice glowing, muddy ruby red with a dense, pinkish head that fades to a film. Fantastic aroma! Very funky with earthy farmhouse, funked/lactic cheese, leather and a touch of cherry skins when it warms. Fluffy and sharp texture. Sour flavor with lots of earthiness. Has some oak, farmhouse, leather, lemon juice, grapefruit, and just a touch of sour cherries, which becomes more apparent with warmth. The finish is fairly clean. Tart and cleansing. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2008
750ml bottle from WLV Liquors consumed on 5/25/08. Pours a pink red with a pink white head. Sweet sugars, fruit, pale malts, and hay in the nose. Sour cherries, fruit flavors. Sweet with slight tartness that is clean and without any funk. A little watery, but a tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle, green glassed and wrapped without a label, corked and capped. Best before end of 07-2009 implies this was bottled in 07-2004. Very tart, acidic nose with a little stale tire air. Big, dark (black) sour cherries and just a touch of lemon. Woody with some funk. The kind of nose that I know is going to taste amazing, but that requires stomach preparation. Noisy pinkish head on a lovely ruby-pink body. Extremely robust taste is extremely sour, mouth-puckeringly and head-shakingly so (with a few moments of single-eyed squinting thrown in), huge sour cherry and solid acidic lambic base. Medium-full body, very dry kriek ending. A simple thing done extremely, extremely well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle, 2005. I love my lambics/almost lambics, so Ill never be rating such a beer all that low, but for me this one was pretty one-dimensional. Sour, sour, sour. Some cherry in the background in the aroma, but very little in the flavor other than sourness (although for better or worse depending on your tastes, quite the assaulting dose of sourness). A good drink, but at the same time a bit of a letdown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle, 2005. Pours a muddy brown/red with a small light tan head. Aroma is super sour, barnyard funk. Flavor is quite tart and sour with sour fruit (I cant quite pick out cherries, just a general berry-like taste) and some oak/wood. The fruitiness keeps this from getting too sour. Even though Im not really a fan of super sour beers, I actually enjoyed this a lot. A pleasant sour surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Very bright red. Very sour taste. Lots of vinegar. Not much cherry... I wish the depth of the cherry flavour was more evident. As it warmed, it did help, but it never got to where I really wish it would have gone.

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