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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 52
Gots: 41 | FT: 2
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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larryi86

Delaware

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

750 mL poured into a tulip, best before 10/2015

A- A hazy golden copper with a one finger white head.

S- Tart lemons, some barnyard funk, nice balance between sour and funk.

T- Sour lemons, light funk, some Brett, earthy, balanced.

M- Crisp, light, smooth.

O- A solid sour, nice funk. Definitely, will pick up again, seems to be like a cross between a nice gueuze and Orval. Very easy to drink.

02-08-2012 02:39:10 | More by larryi86
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GinaBeerInc

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

Hazy orange pour with a surprisingly present off-white head. Tart fruit nose; some grapefruit, lemon, and sour cherry. Good bit of wood and some barnyard funkiness. Overall, there was something too sweet/tart about this simply because there were not more complex flavors underneath. Felt like I wanted more depth in the flavor, but ultimately it was thin as was the palate. Decent, but admittedly a bit of letdown given my high hopes.

02-06-2012 20:07:54 | More by GinaBeerInc
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-31-2012 00:46:38 | More by Jspriest
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-26-2012 06:46:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.5%

01-21-2012 15:55:35 | More by crashoveride
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ehammond1


4.05/5  rDev -4%

Bottle

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Thanks for opening this one, Nathan!

Lightly hazed golden orange with a big, foaming, though quickly disappearing near-white head and eventually leaves spots of lace down the glass.

Very successful, delightful aroma: a nice combination of sour, funk, and sweet notes. The funk is very earthy and reminds me of a musty basement, with some stinging sour notes, and sweet fruit notes. Unique and delightful.

The flavor isn't quite as successful, as some sweetness overpowers the sour funk I crave--though the sweet fruit notes are nice and bright: apricot, lemon, and juicy nectarine. The funk however is still present and is reminiscent of earth, brick, and hay.

Thin to medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation. It needs more body and/or bubbles.

A terrific beer, but a bit too sweet to be ranked among the absolute best, though I'd certainly never turn it down.

01-16-2012 02:27:38 | More by ehammond1
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BMoldy

New York

4.43/5  rDev +5%

A: Amber-orange brew with a small, quickly fading head that leaves minimal spotty lacing. Only moderately hazy, and refracts the light nicely.

S: A light but distinct pale malt aroma blends well with a prominent funk that has a good acidic bite to it, like...well... a beefed-up lambic. Go figure...

T/M: My oh my, this is fantastic! Very reminiscent of Iris in that it has a nice full body and a detectable bitterness. The subdued carbonation adds a nice smoothness and richness that is a welcome change from most lambics/gueuzes, which is –I believe– what this beer most resembles. As the above description says, this beer achieves a great balance between sweet and sour; indeed, the sourness is more acidic/tart than "funky", which I'm personally okay with. Ends on a slightly bitter, somewhat puckering note. The only way I could see this being better would be with the addition of some fruit or something of the sort, to add just one more dimension to it and make it absolutely perfect.

O: I see this is already rated pretty highly, but why don't people talk about it more?! Deliciously tart and sweet, with just enough bitterness to surprise the palate and keep things drinkable, this is a beer I'll be going back to again and again.

01-13-2012 18:44:54 | More by BMoldy
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-01-2012 18:45:07 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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emdawg

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-01-2012 05:41:28 | More by emdawg
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jIsh

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-31-2011 23:40:59 | More by jIsh
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HURTemHIZZY

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%

Pours a yellow-orange. tiny bit hazy. two finger pure white head that dissipates relatively quickly but maintains a film until the beer is finished and leaves some spotty lacing behind. Aroma is slight vinegar, nice amount of lemon, and funky brett. Nice balance here, but I wish everything was kicked up just a touch.

The flavor is also subdued, but again is really tasty. Certainly acidic, with big notes of lemon and some lime coming through. There is a touch of vinegar, before giving way to a lingering brett funk. Finishes dry. Light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

12-27-2011 14:49:49 | More by HURTemHIZZY
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-24-2011 07:16:47 | More by jophish17
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-18-2011 17:58:00 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-14-2011 17:19:11 | More by nmann08
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ENIGma

Washington

5/5  rDev +18.5%

12-13-2011 22:53:24 | More by ENIGma
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

12-08-2011 02:42:48 | More by tbeq00
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-02-2011 16:32:51 | More by bauermj
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uturn

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

12-01-2011 23:14:54 | More by uturn
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-26-2011 04:24:43 | More by Exiled
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daveytheformer

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Germany

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

750 mL in chouffe glass. Bottle best by 10 2015

Ar: funk, pleasant acidity, grapefruit, lactic, brett barn character, earthy hay/straw, citrus

Ap: Mild haze dark straw, white head, good retention

T: Grapefruit, alcohol, barn funk, lingering pleasant brett bitterness, lemony acidity, citrus forward, present but not harsh acidity, slight sweetness but not out of balance. Not as dry as a geuze but good bitterness and acidity, earthy, lingering grapefruit

M: Medium carbonation, light body, godd bitterness in the finish

O: Great aroma, I was definitely pleasantly surprised by this one, pleasant excellent brett, definitely a worthwhile beer.

11-24-2011 05:20:18 | More by DaveJanssen
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-20-2011 02:42:22 | More by chickenm
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.