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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
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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Ratings: 263 | Reviews: 114 | Display Reviews Only:
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-01-2014 16:34:13 | More by leitmotif
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-17-2014 15:34:26 | More by sclitch
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-21-2014 00:30:36 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-14-2013 20:27:58 | More by nquigley16
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

06-19-2014 02:22:02 | More by wrightst
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-15-2014 19:56:14 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-02-2014 06:58:08 | More by Kelp
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

07-20-2014 17:09:09 | More by fostachild
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

03-25-2013 22:30:34 | More by djrn2
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

09-16-2013 18:30:52 | More by Jeeb
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mjohnson17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

01-02-2013 14:52:24 | More by mjohnson17
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harrymel

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -10.4%

Best by 06/2016:
Pours turbid amber with etched whites atop with a solid rim of the same fluffed bubble. Nice apple, copper, acetic vinegar, hints of lemon and funky hay and soil. Nicely tart up front and with a bitterness I’d not anticipated and some metallic and astringent character. Some leafy, vinous character along some unrefined vinegar. Thin bodied with hi carb and watering finish. An okay beer, at an okay price ($17/750ml). Actually a very sessionable, approachable beer with a sour character and a lambic twist. I would enjoy this with a friend at lunch time over a couple sanwiches with a friend on a nice warm Spring day.

09-14-2012 06:45:36 | More by harrymel
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squaremile

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -10%

Poured at a recent BA tasting event. Pours a muddy golden yellow with no head. Nose is oak, pinot, and chalk. Taste is about 4/10 on the pucker-meter, tastes like sour apple cider. Barrel flavors are present and there is a nice complexity. Acidic. Light on the palate, quite drinkable.

05-31-2010 06:14:48 | More by squaremile
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.8/5  rDev -10%

Reviewed on 9/11/08. Bottle, best by 07/2012. Pours a dark orange with no head. Aroma of sweet honeydew melon, lots of funk, and sour sweettart candies. Flavor is mostly sweet with just a tinge of sour. Lots of sweettart candies, some banana, apple, cherry, and other fruits. Quite drinkable, but the palate is a bit watery. A good sour, but I'm not sure where all these super high ratings(ie 4+) are coming from.
8/4/8/3/15 (3.8/5)

12-26-2008 17:17:23 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle: Poured a clear bright deep golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart notes with light funky barnyard notes from the lambic. Taste is a complex mix between some sour and tart notes with light acidic notes, green apple notes, oak and some funky barnyard notes also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well put together with great amount of complexity while retaining a good level of drinkability.

03-26-2013 16:45:13 | More by Phyl21ca
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a thin ring of white bubbles.

Smell: Sour, funky aroma of retired malts, disgruntled lemons, uncorked and forgotten chardonnay, and wild, unstoppable yeast strains.

Taste: Mild base maltiness underneath a layer of funk. There's a flicker of sweetness, but otherwise it's a sour ride. Splash of citric lemon juice and white wine vinegar. Deteriorating, mold-coated wooden boards. Big pop of acidity. Pinch of nutmeg. Splash of Hildon mineral water. Dry, sourish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Greasey texture.

Drinkability: Fairly good all around.

06-15-2008 04:04:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

Supremely enjoyable is you are OK with some sourness. Sourness, some lambic aroma, and transparent appearance, and some yeast and head. This was nicely malted. A tad less than median mouthfeel. Average mouthfeel. Not as dry as expected. Wonderful with lunch.

06-21-2009 02:52:47 | More by Sammy
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

The regular paper covered green 0.75cl bottle, reviewed when fairly young (drank Sep 2011, Best before date of Jan 2015).

Poured slowly into three different glasses, the last one getting some of the sediment within it.

Two glasses of clear light amber sat in front of me, the third being a bit darker and not so clear to the eye: none had much of a head, I blame the slow pour and young age of the brew.

The smell and taste were as follows: Yeasty cooking apples with an side dish of semi-acidic pears which have began to rot because of over ripeness.

I really liked it, refreshing and different, a new favourite of mine.

09-19-2011 18:20:10 | More by BlackHaddock
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a decent fluffy white head. The strong, fierce aroma is more like a cider or a brandy than a beer. Flavor is quite strong, mainly fruity with some malty undertones. It goes down the pipes like a tiger on angel dust - fierce, edgy and sharp. Not for the faint of heart!

12-14-2008 23:00:03 | More by Cyberkedi
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sonicdescent

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%

Got this one in a trade wtih Twelvsies, thanks and cheers Linc! According to the bottle, this one was brewed in April of 08.

Pours a little dissapointing, the liquid looks good but the head disappeared before I could move into my living room.

Smell however is much better, I get some lemon, tarty funk. Sour territory.

Taste is vinegary funk over lemon, golden apple, very light tartness that gets bigger at the end. Very nice.

Mouth is a little issue, this is a medium body drink, but I feel the carbonation needs to be a little higher. Not terrible by any means, just some room for improvement or maybe asking to be aged.

This is a good, solid beer that has some room for improvement. I would like to buy one to age a bit longer. Cheers!

05-03-2009 04:33:49 | More by sonicdescent
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-20-2011 02:42:22 | More by chickenm
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

750ml bottle, paper-wrapped. Refermented, once again 'en bouteille', for 'taste evolution'. I love that, I just do.

This beer pours a hazy, medium muddled golden apricot hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves some crumbling sea-cliff lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of moderately tart lemon and cherry notes, pale grainy malt, mild, yeasty barn-like funk, soft hay, and a weak woodiness. The taste leads with the same tamely sour stone fruit acidity - mostly lemon - with a sturdy grainy, almost lager-like malt, some waning green yeastiness, subtle organic funk, a further, slightly sweet orchard fruitiness, and some equivocating dry oak notes. Nothing from the elevated ABV of which to speak at this juncture, apparently.

The carbonation is a tad frizzy, but seemingly only momentarily so, and otherwise mostly understated in its support, the body a generally medium weight, and fairly smooth in the face of the understated sour interlopers. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the malt engendering a fruitiness that is not all that (tart, that is), with the funk and yeast trailing off into the West.

A decently balanced sour Belgian ale, the blended 'fruity' lambic adding an extra oomph factor, without going all over the top. Weirdly drinkable, especially when your taste buds have gotten all pent up in anticipation, which I suppose is a good thing here. Now, on the flip side, the ABV has been upped, yet the inherent tartness is just capable enough at hiding it. Huh. It's always something, with these Low Country offerings.

10-30-2012 03:04:22 | More by biboergosum
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AlexChillton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-08-2014 04:50:53 | More by AlexChillton
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cacostaj

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-28-2013 20:31:29 | More by cacostaj
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Dan114

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-15-2014 01:22:40 | More by Dan114
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.