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

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RATINGS: 708   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 brewer’s Gold varieties of hops.

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3.7
gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2016
2014 bottle. Pours clear ruby red color. Light mouth feel. Musky over ripened cherries. Light sweetness. Sweet finish.

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jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a hazy brownish red on tap with bubbly pink head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of funky barnyard and sweet cherries with an overlying acidity. Taste follows, nice pleasant blend of sour fruit and funk. Acidity builds as you drink more, really nice.

3.9
dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Draft at Cafe Rose Red. Pours a bloody brick red with a white lacing. The aroma is cherry, berry and vinegar. Flavor is tart, but mild. Palate is dry.

3.8
fantti (1036) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Hana @ Rose Red, Brugge. Kaatuu lasiin tummahkon punaisena ja sameana, noin kolmen sormen paksuisen vaahdon suojaamana, joka jättää vahva reunuksen. Tuoksussa on kirsikkaa, hapanta nahkaisuutta, rypäleisyyttä ja muutakin marjaisuutta. Maku on hyvin vahvan nahkainen, kirsikkaisuus on hieman taustalla. Lopussa on aistittavissa myös herukkaisuutta. Suutuntuma on hapan, äärimmäisen kuiva ja hyvin raikas, kuten kuuluukin. Kirsikka ei maussa niin tunnu, vaan nahkaisuus työntyy esiin. Hyvin iskevä tapaus.

3.9
Zlotta (3969) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2016
0.33 l on tap at ’Café Rose Red’. Hazy, luscious red with a rather large, slightly creamy, slowly diminishing, pinkish white head. Sourish, moderately funky and very fruity aroma of massive cherries, bitter almond, raspberries, a touch of barnyard and some oak. Quite sour, still pleasant, very fruity and a bit funky taste of massive cherries, bitter almond, raspberries, oak and some barnyard, followed by a medium long, quite tart, dry-woody finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent and quite astringent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good one, just not too sour and very fruity, has also some nice funky notes.

3.6
martjoobolut (5218) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle (from Koht). Pours red with pink-ish head. Aroma is sour, cherries, funk, some sweetness and sugar with touch of alcohol. Flavor is sour, lisghtly sweet, cherries, funk, some wheaty notes, somewhat acidic. Body is surpisingly light, even watery. Overall: good.

3.5
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Poured a ruby red with a white head. Aroma was of cherry,light funk, some vinegar. Flavor similar, a bit off caramel, some cherry, watery.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10945) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle at home with the wife. Pours a hazy reddish color with a small pinkish head. The aroma and flavor have tart cherries, oak, funk, some vinegar, acidic, citrus, a pretty solid fruited sour.

3.8
Iznogud (4488) - CROATIA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle, 750 ml, shared with JFK10000 and Miro B. Pours red with medium diminishing pink head. Malty, horse blanket, brett, wood, cherries. Moderate sourness. Medium bodied. Quite good.

3.8
kryon (3868) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2016
Pours hazy cherry red with minimal head
Aromas tart of sour cherries, bicarbonate, hints of raspberries, red currant, grapes
Taste has tart notes of sour cherries, bicarbonate, red fruits


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