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


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RATINGS: 703   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottled. Poured a rather interesting red color. A very sour aroma came from my glass. This beer is quite sour in taste as well. It was a little to dry for my tastes, overall it was good, I would drink more, but I wouldn’t actively seek this one out.

mikeyo1 (855) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy red liquid with a white head. Aroma is slightly tart with cherries, peppers, tart lemon, earth. Taste is tart, sour and slightly sweet with flavors of cherries, funk, leather, hay, pepper. Tart finish.

vincentvega72 (844) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Donkerrood bier met fijne babyroze schuimkraag. Kersen, confituur, rood fruit, snoepjes. Zeer fris en vol fruitig in de mond. Fijn zuurtje in de afdronk maar het zoetige overheerst. Zeer mooie kriek.

gwantani (4) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 23, 2017 does not count
citrus, cherry, vinegar, lemon, red, little white head, medium sourness, little fizz, light to medium body

Ritzn (1709) - GERMANY - JUL 14, 2017
Red with little white head. Aroma is red wine cherries wood. Taste is sour dry cherries on old wood. Slightly bity. And cheap chocolate in the finish. Some tanines maybe. Sharpness later. Very nice and drinkable.

FinnIckler (784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2017
Tap at La fine mousse. Pours hazy red. Nose is cherry, red currant, red grapes, wood, some Joghurt. Palate is cherry Joghurt, pineapple, red grapes, cherry wood, sour lime finish. Very good, not that jammy as I like it though.

MelvinKalksma (1677) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2017

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood, red fruit, cherries, tart and hops.

Opaque red/dark red beer with a slight pink head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, wood, red fruit and cherries; ends slightly bitter, dry and sour with tart and hops.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Amazing cherry flavour, together with the base Belgian Ale and the added Lambic. Perfect appearance and a great palate as well, but the aroma could have been stronger.

cgarvieuk (25697) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Bottle at salty... Dark deep red... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet funk.. Dark cherry fruits nose... Soft funk cherry.. Long tart cherry.. Dry cherries finish

yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle, 75cl. A lightly hazy candy-red beer with a pinkish white head of finger-thick size. Cherryish, lemony and lightly funky aroma. Barnyard, horse blanket and some cherry pits. It’s medium bodied, tart, yet lightly berry-sweet, smoothly carbonated and with a flavor dominated by sour cherries. Some candy notes, some cherry pits and a pleasant lemony, funky flavor. Cherry dominated finish. A very pleaseant beer indeed, but as expected it’s lacking some of the complexity found in the lambic krieks. Sort of refreshing and quenching still. 170604

Meilby (11639) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours clear red with a pink head. Aroma has notes of malt, funk, cherry and tartness. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with a long slightly dry, cherry, berry, funky and tart finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

davidezdonz (568) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2017
A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 26th August 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a very nice clear ruby red colour with a just under two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing. Aromas were sour, tart, funky, vinegar, musty with only hints of cherry. Tastes tart and sour, lots of lemon, lemon zest, vinegar and funk with again only a hint of cherries. Medium to light bodied with moderate to light carbonation. Overall, this was ok but the Belgian Sour Ale felt like it overpowered everything else, such that there was hardly any cherry in either the aroma or taste, which was not so good for a Kriek type beer.

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