Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 80
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Fruit |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Based on an extinct yet favorite tipple of the De Ranke owners, Nino Bacelle and Guido Devos, De Ranke Kriek emulates the famed Oud Kriekenbier from the defunct Crombé brewery in Zottegem. De Ranke Kriek is a mixture of two blended soured pale ales and Girardin lambic, all steeped in whole fresh cherries from Poland and then aged for six months. A unique and much sought after Kriekenbier.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002)
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3.61/5  rDev -14.3%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has a beautiful, saturated cherry-red color, with a hazy glow to it.

I don't even have to put my nose into the glass, as the whole kitchen starts to smell of funky sour cherries, while pouring the beer. The aromas combine the Flanders Red Ale vinegar, funky tartness, with a distinct Kriek fruitiness of ripe sour cherries outstandingly well. Wooden qualities compliment to the sweet cherries, adding an earthy cherry-stone note.

Tastes of slightly tart cherries among earthy, barely noteable malts. A crisp note of lemon peel, as well as a higher carbonation invite the funk, which turns quite sour, with a dry aspect to it, while it never overpowers the cherries. Instead, the cherries seem to rejuvenate, while the sourness increases, evoking a refreshing spriziness. The sour aspect includes a fermented fruit note, as well as a glimpse of vinegar, among wooden malts, which turn more recognizable towards the finish, together with sweet, ripe cherries, as the funk settles down. A fruity, slick cherry flavor remains on the tongue for a longer while, with the sourness already faded.

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Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.