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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
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 687   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (3447) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2017
Tap at Moeder Lambic Fontanais. Murky brown red with thin white head. Sweet and sour cherries, rhubarb, light metallic/woody. Over moderate sour and moderate bitter. Medium body, minerallike texture. Soft fizzy carbonation. Bit more watery in the aroma than the Cantillon cuvee moeder lambic but still a good crisp tartness that is very lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2545) - FRANCE - MAR 20, 2017
Bottle shared with friends. Color: deep dark red beer with no carbonation and no foam. Smell: cherry and almond domination, sourness. Tart. Taste: medium body with cherry sourness and fruity almond notes. Quiet well balanced. Astringent. Aftertaste: cheery, almond. Tart. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (2290) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2017
Beautiful pink colour. Somewhat hazy. Aroma is cherries with a hint of lime. Taste is plenty of sour cherries. Incredibly smooth texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nutjes (621) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2017
75cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bires te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Rood met een dunne roze schuimkraag. G: Zure krieken en brett. S: Zoetzuur. Krieken, melkzuur en brett. M: Redelijk volmondig en medium carbonatie.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1315) - Mons, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2017
Belle robe grenat claire, fine mousse. Nez tout en lgance sur des belle notes de cerise griotte, sur un fond acidul et une pointe de crales et de houblon. Bouche tout en finesse, fruit et lgance, fine bulle acidule, longue finale fruite. Un rgal

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (3767) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Annual 75cl vintages since 2012-13 and draught @Ganzerik, Gent Feb 2017. - Pink-mauvish pour with off-pinkish head. Musty almond cherry pit and sharp lime lacto in aroma. Flavour and bonedry mouthfeel point toward an oldschool lacto Berliner Weisse steeped with cherry&pips - if it werent for that deep adn deeply Belgian musty, bretty underbelly. Cherry flesh and juice all drained gnawed out of vital juices by what must be a zombie monster of a brett/lacto culture. Refreshing, distinct, headstrong for an off-Pajottenland kriek.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3840) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2017
At Home with Bart and Yves 0,75l bottle red-colored body with a white head and a sour fruity cherry aroma a sour cherry sweet fruity dry taste with a dry bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2971) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Shared with wim and bart at wims place. Pink colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Fruited sour aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet sour bit fruited.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7282) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2016.
Appearance: Red colour with a small pink head.
Aroma: Sour, fruit, cherries, some tart.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Cherries, sour, fruit, tart.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5442) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2016
Tap at Moeder Fontaines. Clean lactic character blends well with tha standard natural kriek feeling. Finishes slightly tart. Balanced, dry, easy drinking. Great.


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