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Cuvée De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 54
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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

DStoked, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Noyt, May 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

zonker17, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

mizx, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of spicelab
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle from Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Lightly hazed apricot with an airy white head of average size for a Belgian brew. Leaves some spotty lacing, a raised lattice and strong film. Slow, steady bead.

Nicely rounded, with plenty of crisp sour character working with an oak-like woodiness. Loads of tart green apple, marmalade, cloves and zingy grassy funk. Sweet malt backbone is surprisingly evident, but then again this aint 5%

Flavours are not at all sweet however, as buckets of green capsicum, lemon and grapefruit pith team up with the green apple. Hefty amounts of peppery hay make it very dry overall.

Light to medium with vibrant acidity. Carbonation is fairly average for the style. Properly dry, earthy sour finish with good length.

Solid sour from a brewery that never misses.

spicelab, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Sparky44, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased on the joint recommendation of Stu from Yeastie Boys and Adam from Platinum Liquor. Enjoyed the bottle all myself one lonely Friday evening.

Pours a golden colour, steady bead feeding a very pleasant heavy head, nice and generous but sinks in strands. Some lacing left behind. Looks nice.

Smells tart and funky. Large organic, earthy kind of offness with a crisp and fresh lemony acidity over the top. Touch of raspberry, too, some dirt and lucerne, but yeah the tartness is a real fresh note, and makes it smell very pleasant indeed.

Taste is also pretty funky, with a really noticeable damp, organic barnyard flavour. Tartness comes through pretty strong, with lemon, vinegar and a very underripe strawberry note. Finishes with a very slight puckering astringency, but it's really just a whisper. The back palate is mostly sweet and fruity, with a big caramelised pear character. Very tasty, balanced and professionally put-together lambic style.

Nips a bit from that wild yeast. Bit foamy from the carbonation and ends surprisingly sweet and full, but inevitably dry.

Great drop. Complex and confronting, but deeply rewarding. Beautifully reined in.

laituegonflable, Apr 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

adamant1912, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

djrn2, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

aztraz, Mar 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

ihmurria, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

oldp0rt, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

ZethOfTheNorth, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of peensteen
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden colour with a bit of orange in there as well, ring of white head and just a touch of lace. Smell has a big dose of lemon, wheat and pear, quite funky, wild yeast gives this an acidic smell, a bit of spice is picked up as well, more fruit especially as it came to room temp. Taste is tart up front, a bit of a grainy sweetness and a touch of honey, fruity with lots of pear, lemon and apple, acidic and puckering, nice sourness throughout. High carbonation, dry and acidic, medium bodied, a bit of syrup at points. Delicious and easy drinking stuff, quite dry and very refreshing, I could kill a 750 of this on a nice warm day easy.

peensteen, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

schopenhauerale, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

sliverX, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

RblWthACoz, Jan 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At Moeder

Thick white head chillin on some hazy dark golden orange beer. Looking good in the De Ranke glass.

Smells fruity n' funky. That whole being out on the farm type of smell. The lemon is dominate but there are hints of some sweeter mango and peach.

Tart fruitiness(lots of lemon citrus character) and some funkiness. The flavor washes away fairly quickly it seems. Seems like some oakiness to it.

Drinks super smooth with light carbonation and body. Drying.

Highly enjoyable beer here. I was hoping for more sourness but got over that quick. Very delicious and easy to slug down which isn't good for the wallet.

MattSweatshirt, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

mjohnson17, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of dgilks
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a foamy, white head. Good head retention.

Earthy and somewhat tart. Nice lemon and grapefruit characteristics. Almost a little malt. Nice.

Refined tartness that combines with a very mellow sweetness. The overall character is reminiscent of lambic. Mild earthiness and not much bitterness. There could be a bit more fruit character but it is good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

A solid sour ale. The lambic qualities are great and it comes together very nicely.

dgilks, Dec 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

nopucophop, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

mantissa, Dec 18, 2012
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.