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


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RATINGS: 685   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6609) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2008
From a 75 cl bottle at Zythos beer festival 2008. Hazy ruby with a pink head, very beautiful to watch. Cidery aroma with some grapefruit and wood, and a light hint of fresh cherries. Medium bodied, dry with a firm acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Nov. 2006 - Pour was dark murky red with medium head and some lacing. Strong aroma of sour cherries. Flavor was sour,sour cherries with a hit of "horseblanket" (or whatever you call that lambic funk) that puckered my face in the end. Im still a lambic babe, but this wasnt half bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a nice deep ruby red. A nice aromatic tart cherry nose with a good kick of earth barnyard funk. Nice tart cherry and green apple on the palate that finishes with a nice earthy punch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10372) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle (75cl, bought at Dranken Geers):Reddish-amber coloured, cloudy, small off-white layer, fresh tannic-fruity nose with distinctive cellary traces (lambic, gueuze); full dry sourish flavour with a discreet remaining sweetness, medium bodied; lingering, lingering and lingering dry fruity finish with a light hoppiness in the aftertaste. A perfect thirst-quencher...........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hurrisnow (6) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
An interesting beer, however, if this was a geuze, I feel it would be undrinkable due to it being too sour.Thanks to Sledge Jr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2008
In bottle, capped and corked. A muddy fruit punch color, with white fizzy head. Smells like cherries that have fallen off the tree onto warm cement. Palate is a real roller coaster, tart, sour, cherry - a true tongue workout. Flavor takes cherry and then adds a bunch of sour, but not the yeasty stuff I despise.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2008
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. Looks like the color of an elixer made from orange juice and cranberry juice. Reddish orange pink with a pink effervescent head that dies fairly quickly. From the aroma, this is going to be very sour, but I still smell some intense cherries. Very sour tart cherry in flavor. Has some wet horse blanket effects, but the battery acid is fairly severe. Id suspect that this might be below pH of 2.0. What keeps this from burning a hole in my stomach? This is incredible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ba2008 (25) - USA - JAN 2, 2008
Poured a ruby red with a slight haze. The aroma is obviously sour cherries and a wee bit of sulfer. The taste is whole sour pie cherries right off the tree, with a little of the oaky wood taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeaSide7Stone (5) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2007 does not count
Red in color, not too pink nor dark. Frothy on pour. Sweet cherry aroma. Tart cherry taste. Medium body. No aftertaste. Nice fruity beer, reasonably priced for a specialty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Served from a nice capped and corked 750ml. Crystal clear red body with tons of visible carbonation. There was a white head just for a touch but it disappeared quickly. Nice sour tart cherry aroma with no detectable sweetness. There is a slight chlorine note, but it could be in my head. The flavor is extremely tart with a great pucker effect. There is a very dry finish with a hint of brett. There is a bunch of carbonation on the tongue giving it a nice mouthfeel. Overall a good beer.

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