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94
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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Dottignies, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 brewers Gold varieties of hops.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
Bottle shared with GregClow, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Blankboy, and Garthicus, courtesy of Harry. Fantastic sour and tart aroma. Almost pink, hazy, like tomato juice, small white head. Great taste - very sour - mouth puckering. Some spicy notes as well and of course cherries. Terrific.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
750mL bottle. Pours cranberry juice color, capped with a moderate sized off white head. Moderately tart, woody, musty aroma, with a hint of sour cherry. Flavor is very dry, with moderate tartness, complimented by cherry, grapefruit, orange, oak and lemon. Long, dry tart finish. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3323) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Cloudy, murky, reddish-brown hue, with a reddish-beige head, yeasty, funky brett, sour black cherry nose, with some barnyard, wet oaky winey notes, with a tart cherry, wildberry aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate of a wild yeasty funk, tart, acidic, fruity cherry character, with some raspberry, cheery sourness, some winey, wet oakiness, hint of zesty lemon, leading towards a tart, fruity, cherryish sourness finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev, jerc & garthicus - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Hazy ruby-pink. Aroma is funky and tart, like a spicy and yeasty cherry vinegar. Flavour isn’t quite as funky as the aroma suggests, but it’s pretty damn tart, with big sour cherry notes and a drying, yeasty finish. Perhaps a bit too bracing, but still pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2008
Shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, Tupalev,Jerc & Blankboy -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Appearance: Cherry red with a small white head. Aroma: Sour and yeasty. Flavour - Sour (yippie!) cherry, seriously lovely beer. Mmmmm. Thanks Harry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev, jerc & garthicus -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a murky red with an average size diminishing pinkish-white head. Nice aroma of tart cherries, light spices, dry funky yeast and some sourness. Flavour: TART! Yeah! Tart cherries along with some spices, wood and funky yeast -- earthy, acidic and dry but very drinkable. Wow, I was not expecting to like this this much -- this is great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
750mL bottle. Pours a very bright, medium ruby-red color; decently sized bright pink head with good retention and fine-bubbled lacing; really nice pour. High levels of solid acidity and tartness in the aroma: fair show of funk, tart citrus, pitty red fruits (skins, minimal tannins) including cherries and red raspberries; very nice, developed tartness. Lively carbonation and mouthwatering acidity. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: loads of upfront red fruits (cherries, raspberries, and slight strawberries), lemony citrus, and reasonable amounts of funky cheese and tartness; crisp, and dry overall; very nice rendition of a kriek-like sour ale without taking away too significantly from the solid fruit character; very enjoyable. Lengthy, tart finish: lemons, cherries, and lasting sourness and funk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6433) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, garthicus, GregClow and jerc - via trade with Boutip. Best before 12 2010. Hazy ruby, smallish head. Simple sour cherry/lemon juice, dry, nice funk. Taste - very much straightahead sour cherry with funky acidic yeast. Average body, solid acidity, nice and lively, medium tart cherry finish. Very nice - eminently drinkable.

4
   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.

3.9
   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


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