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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

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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4.4
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2005
750ml. Bottle. I just couldn’t wait for this one. I just got it in from John’s Grocery. It pours a glowing pinkish red color with a fluffy white pink head and lacing. Nose of sour cherries, and horse hair. Wonderful tart cherry and barn yard flavors. Very acidic. Very nice beer. What a treat!

4.4
madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Red coloured. Unclear. Not much head. Sweetish cherry aroma with a light sour touch. Flavour is dry and fruity and has a fresh sourness thats very cleansing. Has a light sweet cherrysourness in the end thats perfectly balanced. Has a very high drinkability. One to search for.

4.4
thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Pours ruby red into a tumbler. Bright pink micro head does not recede. Cherry and cheese aromas. Sparkly sharp sour/sweet cherries throughout. Lasting sour cherry finish.

4.4
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
It’s beer 66 and I know I’m getting drunker. My handwriting is getting harder and harder to decipher. However, the beers were so good I couldn’t say no. This smells like cherries, is sour, and full of floaties. Surprised to see that its just a regular fruit beer. I would’ve thought a lambic.

4.4
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Cherry aroma some rope and barnyard yeasty,bacteria funk, very balanced. Sharp initial sour acid on the palate, some NyQuil coughs drop but all well balanced and enjoyable. Great carbonation...overall a great enjoyable cherry lambic....excellent.

4.4
Marheb (5752) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Liquide d’une fluorescence impressionnante, belle mousse rosé ambitieuse, un nez autant sauvage qu’acidulé avec une tonne de cerises, pas beaucoup de sucre en perspective. En bouche c’est une acidité tranchante qui nous accueille dans un déluge de cerises surette, une alléchante verdure termine l’escapade. Excellente buvabilité.

4.4
CrookedNine (18) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
The aroma was very much mostly cherry with a horsey barnyard underneath. It poured a hazy deep red with a pinkish head that dissipated quickly leaving no lace at all. I drank this at about 12ºC, and it started out with a nice interplay between sweet and sour. It got better as it warmed to room temperature, and by the end of this 750mL bottle, it was decidedly delicious. Very tart without being too mouth puckering. The blend is spot on. A pleasantly thin-ish mouthfeel that got more viscous the warmer the ale got. Overall I enjoyed this one a lot. I am always hesitant to give such high marks, but damnit this one deserves it.

4.4
Pyrmir (6094) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2015
On tap during Brussels vacation. Red with a pinkish head. Aroma of sour cherries, bitter almond extract and some chemical cherry notes. Taste is very nicely balanced, good cherry notes with a nice acidity. Very pleasant taste

4.4
Sissio (1646) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 6, 2016
bottle @ home deep red hazy, pink head wine cellar, yeasts, sour cherry very woody, fruity and very balanced,

4.4
Listigovers (1171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a beautiful red/purple, cloudy. Big funky smells with slight cheesiness, smells a bit like grape skin, very complex. Taste is delicate, tart, extremely dry. Very funky, slight metallic, some flavours I can’t quite place. Awesomeeeee.


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