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


on tap

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RATINGS: 702   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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Sissio (1620) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 6, 2016
bottle @ home deep red hazy, pink head wine cellar, yeasts, sour cherry very woody, fruity and very balanced,

tricksta_p (4538) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
From tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Aroma is funky, lots of tart cherries, hint of sweet cherries. Flavour is nicely medium sour, body is medium. Great balance and complexity, truly a delicious Sour Ale!

Vells (1833) - Rīga, LATVIA - FEB 21, 2016
Nice kriek! Feels quite acidic, yet very well balanced with light sweetness and cherry notes, quite oaky dry. Decent malty background makes this beer very crisp, letting cherries to sine.

mariuspoenari (2637) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2016
75cl bottle. Deep burgundy red, with a medium-tall light red head that gives way to a very thin lacing. Smells of lambic funk, macerated cherries, vinegar, cider. Tastes sour and a funky, mouldy bitter, with notes of sour cherries, sherry and a touch of vinegar. Light bodied and medium carbonation. A very interesting lambic, not as dry or as sour as the ones from Cantillon, and maybe a bit more complex.

craftbeersweden (667) - SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2016
A web-release at Systembolaget, Sweden January 28, 2016. Only 336 bottles was released in Sweden and I got two of them :)

Brouwerij De Ranke is one of my favorite brewery and I’m sure this beer will be great one!

I pours hazy, ruby-red with almost no head and no lacing on the tulip sniffer.

Nose: Red fruit, tart cherries, funk, vinegar, oak, vanilla and some Belgian yeast.
Taste: Sour and sweet. cherries , raspberries, oak, minerals and cranberry.
Mouthfeel: Fresh and crisp! Light carbonation. Medium body. Dry ending.

A very drinkable Kriek!

ChtiBreizh (456) - Rennes, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
75cl bottle. Cherry colour with only a thin short-lasting head. Brett, cherries. Gently sweet with a sour and light bitter finish. Excellent and rather complex kriek.

vanvenlo (1860) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Il Birrificio bottle(12-Feb-16)Sour sweet cherry aroma.Deep red colour,low head&suds lace.Sweet sour cherry flavour.Acidic, tart cherry finish&cherry dry after.

Lunkie (1926) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Sour cherry malt aroma. Clear deep red colour poor head and lacing. Sour cherry flavour. Flat lingering palate.

Flanfl (801) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
Red body, no head. Arom of sour cherries, yeast, wood, musty, funky. Flavour of wood, then comes sour cherries and lots of musty funkiness. I never tasted something like this. I realy like it, averall quite peticular. The beer is fairly sweet so it’s not mouth pukering but still not an easy drink.

IlGagario (119) - Modena, ITALY - FEB 3, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 On tap. Acida fermentata con le ciliegie..si avverte subito il carattere non filtrato..testa frizzantina bel colore dall amaranto al rosato corpo medio..olfatto di ciliegia e forse un po di "fieno balsamico" alla geuze.. bilanciamento perfetto.. nota acida controllata alla perfezione nella evanescenza dell iniziale aroma dolce.avverto anche nota citrica gradevole per legare frutta e alcool...ottima secchezza della ciliegia, comunque fruttatissima fresca e molto accessibile nonostante la struttura importante. Ottima.

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