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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 50
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery: "Cuvee is an ale of mixed origin like many Belgian breweries used to make. The production process is nearly the same as for the Kriek, the difference being that no cherries are added. It's a naturally acidified ale in which we try to reach the perfect balance between sweet and sour. This amber-coloured ale contains 7% vol. Alc. and can age really nice."

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-22-2008)
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Reviews by peabody:
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peabody

Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out cloudy straw color with one finger of small white bubbles. Not much lacing.
Smell is lemon peel and cherry skins. Almost a soapy aroma like lemon pledge. Some sugar and very little malt/yeast though. As it warms the smell is more pronounced.
Taste is very sharp cherry/raspberry and sugary dewberry. The bitterness tastes like a grapefruit peel but with more berry flavor.
Mouthfeel is very clean and makes you want lots more on top of it.
I can't believe that this is compared to the Westy 6 style. Not even close.
Glad that Kane has this at Roof Brothers in Paducah, Ky.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2009 00:09:32 | More by peabody
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

0.75 paper wrapped bottle. 70% sour, 30% lambic. Best before 07/12/18.
Pours a bit hazy orange, small white head kept alive for a while by bubbles, leaving just a thin sticky lacing.
Smell is divided equally between the two styles used: lots of sour grapes, vinegar, but also the lambic barnyard funk. Light sour cherries, hay, lemon, wood, green apple and a faint sugary note that tells me this won't be exclusively sour. A lot going on here.
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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A - A murky, cloudy tan/orange with a soapy head. Thicker than a traditional gueuze.

S - Sour, intense.

T - Sour and bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Citrusy, like grapefruit with a hint of lemon.

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O - A very well executed twist on the lambic style. I was fortunate enough to visit Cantillon during my trip to Belgium, and personally I prefer this beer over any of theirs as this one has a bit more intensity and a much fuller carbonation. Really wish this was easier to find in the states, I'd gladly keep a bottle or two handy for a hot summer day.

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Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.