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94
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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Dottignies, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 679   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 brewers Gold varieties of hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15686) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2007
Deep intense red with a pink head. Very fresh cherry/vinous & light vinegar aroma and taste. Sprinkly - nice mouthfeel & body. Almost no sweetness - very fresh & sour. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (45169) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
Bottle 75cl @ 16th Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2007, Opstal. Hazy medium red color with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing light pink / off-white head. Aroma is light sour / fruity sweet, cherry. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy acidic with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. Nice balanced sourness ;o))

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2007
From a 750mL Bottle. Hazy ruddy pour with a healthy layer of fizzy pink head. Aromas of tart cherry skins, pomegranate seeds, and herbal raspberry leaves float from the glass. The cherry nose is satisfactorily natural and tart, but is relatively clean and straight forward. Light to medium bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Flavors are sweet and fruity; loads of cherries without much acidity or woody dryness. A squeeze of lemon adds a touch of tartness and contributes to the fresh fruity qualities of the beer. A fresh herbal, leafy quality adds some complexity in the places I find myself missing the oak or acidic funk.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3775) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
Hazy reddish of color with a reddish head. An aroma of horse, sour berries and sour toes, no sweets. A flavor of fruits and fruitstones, notes of sweets, nice sour - wellbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iep (230) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2007
Murky dark red body, tall head. Wood, cherry, and funk in the aroma. Taste starts out with a very nice rounded cherry-fruityness, then finishes bone-dry with pleasant acidity. Low CO2. A pleasant surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Poured a dark pink color with no head. Intense "barnyard" aromas, light body, pronounced sour character from start to finish. Mellow cherry flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Thanks EDA. After 20 or so Impy Stouts this was amazing. Nice sour cherries and some sugarplums on aroma and taste. Taste has more citrus fruits than aroma. Aroma has a little oak where in the taste I dont find any. Very nice overall.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10253) - 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...........

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6566) - 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.


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