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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
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253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
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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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-18-2011 17:58:00 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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daveytheformer

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-25-2011 19:18:24 | More by daveytheformer
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-01-2011 07:04:37 | More by Diomede
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California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-15-2011 02:48:54 | More by jlb502
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-28-2011 03:40:14 | More by stevefinny
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pohldogg356

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +18.5%

02-29-2012 14:31:44 | More by pohldogg356
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Spindletop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-20-2011 01:44:56 | More by Spindletop
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-15-2011 03:26:12 | More by UncleJimbo
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nopucophop

New York

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-20-2012 21:46:14 | More by nopucophop
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-25-2011 14:41:12 | More by Rochefort10nh
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ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.5%

03-04-2013 21:06:22 | More by ihmurria
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-21-2012 15:55:35 | More by crashoveride
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scottydogohio

Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my favorite Stone Levitation glass. Incredible honey gold color, with a wisp of a head, fades quickly but this is a ale lambic mix,30% lambic, so the characteristics seem right on. The smell is lemon and sour and maybe some honey. The flavor is incredible: a bunch of lambic sour and a hint of hoppy goodness. The mesh is perfect. Light lambic mouthfeel with a coating on the back of the throat. Can't get enough. Cantillion, JP fans will find this beer a bit of perfection.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 23:44:37 | More by scottydogohio
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phillybeergrl

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

11-17-2011 09:30:59 | More by phillybeergrl
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ENIGma

Washington

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-13-2011 22:53:24 | More by ENIGma
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stumac

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

thanks to my BA buddy tthomas for this treasure.

pours up a reddish peach color with a decent size white head. also sporting some great lacing. the nose has sours notes, subtle fruits, dark red fruits in particular. the taste is sour, oaky, slightly musty, red fruits. has a medium body, low carbo, definately a scrumptious beer

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2008 14:24:34 | More by stumac
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ShamasUVA

Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Moeder Lambic. Drinks like something between a straight, flat lambic (which it is not) and a fully effervescent mature gueze (which it also, is not). A lovely beer on a hot, humid spring night, as it warms up, you can really taste the grain complexity which is rare in any spontanteously fermented beer. Overall this beer is a thing of beauty. I would not be surprised however, if in a bottle, this beer metamorphosed into something either better, or worse. Time will tell. For now, drink up if you can find it.

Serving type: cask

05-08-2011 21:13:58 | More by ShamasUVA
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foogerd

New York

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The Shelton Brothers site lists this as a Lambic, Saison, or Sour Ale. So keep that in mind when reading these reviews.

A- Cloudy deep orange body, some yellow in there. Small eggshell colored head which died out quickly as per lambic, and left some lacing.

S- Slight apple and pear tartness, just a touch of mustiness and leather. Real quality balance here.

T- A burst of fruity wetness, namely apples and pears even some melon flavor. Then the lambic takes charge, leather mustiness with a bit of lactose notes, some oaky woodiness. An overall vinous sour taste but toned down to something ridiculously delicious and palatable. This works way too well.

M- Carbonation is medium done here and it works perfect.

D- Doesnt get more drinkable than this for a sour. Im shocked theres not more talk of this brew on this site. This is such an innovative and tasty brew thats definitely worth seeking.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 10:56:22 | More by foogerd
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Scottgerm1


4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-21-2012 03:01:45 | More by Scottgerm1
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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scbrew

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poored a rich light amber with almost no head. The aroma was tart and of sour apple and had slightly floral notes. Excellent level of carbonation for the style. Flavor was awesome. Very smooth sourness with a hint of oak. Could have had the whole 750ml myself, but that would be selfish. Wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 17:30:11 | More by scbrew
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Wisconsin

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Minnesota

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-13-2012 03:44:19 | More by rolltide8425
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Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.