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

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RATINGS: 709   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 brewer’s Gold varieties of hops.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle at a tasting.
Appearance : Clear red small head.
Aroma : Very tart and sour. A bit acidic, quite barnyard. A bit vinous.
Taste : Sour and tart. A bit acidic but mostly tart. Some cherries but not that much. Finish is nicely tart and barnyard.
Overall : Nice beer. Not a lot of cherries. Nice barnyard and tart.


3.9
alex_leit (5246) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 24, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy dark red color, almost without foam. Good aroma: malt and cherry, sour, wine, wild, cherry vinegar. Taste: slightly dried cherry, sour, fruity vinegar, tart, good.

3.8
Werckmeister (3439) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 12, 2017
0,75l bottle at home shared with friends. bourdeaux like color, small off white head. smells funky, horse blanket, light cherries. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes cherries, funk, horse blanket, light wood, earthy, grass, peppery. finishes dry and medium sour with notes of cherries, musty and wood. very nice one very dry and rather sour. 7, 4, 8, 3, 16

4.2
deepdrinker (364) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 Nicely presented bottle and on the tick list of 100 belgium beers to try before you die . sweet and sour at the same time

5
AllGrainScout2 (12) - HK, HONG KONG - NOV 22, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 Very very nice aroma - perfume, soap like. Body is very well balanced between fruitiness and sourness. One of the best Krieks I have had.

3.8
Foffern (2044) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle at home. Has a hazy red colour with a small pink head. Aroma of cherries, strawberries, earth and apple cider vinegar. Sour flavour of cherries, earth, lemon, forest floor and apple cider vinegar. Short aftertaste. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, medium body and a light bitterness. Got a lot from the cherries and lambic, but has nice sweet undertones. Balanced and tasteful.

3.7
samsomuk (396) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 75cl bottle at home. Pours hazy red pink with a fizzy pink head. Aroma of dry cherries, citrus & acidity. Taste comprises spritzy sour cherries, red grape skins, wood, lemon, light funk, moderate to heavy acidity. Light to medium body, spritzy carb. Dry, acidic finish

3.6
mikeyo1 (882) - 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.

4.1
vincentvega72 (943) - 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.

3.9
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

3.7
Ritzn (1984) - 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.


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