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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
93
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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 56
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-22-2008

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."
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Photo of heygeebee
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This has become a go-to beer recently for me...
When?
When I don't quite want to break the cellar for Cantillon but I still want a very drinkable sour... This goes half way and is oh so drinkable. It says half pale ale half sour and is.
Only downside is the 7%... If only it were 5.
Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows elderflower, funky barnyard notes, light malt, unripe plums. Lovely.
Flavours focus on a delicious tartness, a little oak, light elderflower and lemon rind.

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2.48/5  rDev -40.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Stunning!!

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3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

I enjoyed this at Moeder lambic served in a tulip glass.

The color is light amber/golden with honey-like appearance with thick bone white head and fine bead with ringlets of lace left clinging. The smell has a woody and light sour aroma with mix of hoppy and light wild yeast elements with gentle citrus and sour apple odors. The feel is very good with tangy acidity with mild spice and very tart with gentle lactic tinge with subtle spiciness throughout and clean malt underlying a grapefruit pithy puckering quality with moderate carbonation.

The tasteis very tart like a juicy grapefruit mixed with malt and carbonated with zesty lightly hoppy flavor and dry woody character with some mild tannin and gentle flavor from the barrel. The taste is slightly sharp with mild toasted flavor which I suspect is part of the blend with finish acidic almost like biting into a grapefruit rind. Overall very good-nothing bad about this but a bit raw and bitter fresh, perhaps a little aging may help some of the sour flavors conflict for me but very decent overall.

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Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
93 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.