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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 702   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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3.7
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
WOuld have hoped for more of a cherry zing on this one. It wasn't terrible by any means. Mildly sour nose mixed with the tannic smell of oak barrels. Nice fruity nose and taste but the cherries taste as if they are holding back. Watered down cherry appearance, sort of like Kool-Aid.

3.7
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Golden-red colored, thin but long lasting head. Very light smelling, mostly of cherry with some light wood undertones. My initial taste sensation was lacking, but it hits on the aftertaste with sour cherries. I definitely like fruit beers more sweet, the sour or bitter sensation ruins the point of a fruit beer to me.

3.7
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Pours a pure deep with an initial head but fades. Aroma is strong with sour cherry and some yeasty funkiness. Lots of lactobacillus-like sourness all around and finishes very dry. Also has a bit of tart cherries in the finish which was nice. Pretty good overall.

3.7
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Bottle. Reddish color. Sour fruity and berry body. Very balanced sour and bitterness. Very nice.

3.7
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 75 cl bottle, bottled Aug 04. Light cherry coloured with a slight haze and a thin and rapidly disappearing pink head. Sour-sweetish, lightly lactic aroma with some woody notes and fruit stones. Very dry, tart taste with very rich fruit and a nutty-bitterish background/aftertaste. Dryish mouthfeel.

3.7
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
(03/2006) Someone said this was better than a Hanssens Kriek ... I disagreed, but this, indeed, is a tasty, tasty beer. Deep, hazy red with a spritzy, unlasting, pink head. Big cherry aromas with acidic and woody notes as well. Citric, lemony acidity mixes well with an oaky, deeply cherry taste. Complex play of all of these flavors that changes as the glass warms up. Very spritzy, medium-bodied, and dry on the palate. A fine, drinkable beer.

3.7
TBone (17433) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2006
Bottled, 0,75 lt, vintage 2004
Deep cherry red, clear, small firm reddish head. Earthy, sour fruity nose - very Cantillon-like. Sour cherries, overall somehow watery palate with metallic notes. Dry, delicious sour-fruity finish and long sour aftertaste. Earthy notes. Alcohol is completely hidden. Extremely drinkable "lambic", just lacks some "deep fruityness" of eg. Cantillon Kriek.

3.7
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
Tasted at Vinens Verden... Really nice kriek. Pink, red in colour. Cherryfreshness, almost as a lambic in taste.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to Jacob. Clear ruby - white edges. Light rubber, berries, sourness, earthy, sweetness, very nice, dry finish. Nice carbonated.

3.7
Dedollewaitor (16055) - 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!


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