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Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
Wants: 76
Gots: 40 | 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.

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours ruby, hazy, half finger light pinkish head, quickly bombarded by fizziness, reduced to a line thin lacing.
Sour smell from afar, lots of lemon, some tart cherries also, but especially lots of balsamic vinegar and bit funky green hay and grass. A hint of barrel in the smell too, with a bit of old wine.
The 70% part of the beer dominates, with a huge sourness (at least at first), tons of lemon zest, with a nice cherry undertone, and again, vinegar. Barnyard funk straight from the start, lots of green hay, mold, funky herbs, gets more "rural" with horseblanket later on. Big chewy bitter grassiness, small hint of amaretto/marzipan. Unripe grape/dry wine in the finish, with a nice dry woody barrel showing too.
Light bodied, maybe a bit watery, decent carbonation. Aftertaste filled with funky notes, but with a minimum of cherry.
Not what you would expect from a "kriek", with the fruit present just to enrich a little bit, so don't get fooled by the name. Funkiness/sourness might seem a bit straightforward and simple too, but for me it just seemed.. perfected.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bright cherry red color yields a cloudy body but a bright white head of intense fizz. There's a tart cherry nose but mostly I get a strong mineral rock aroma. The flavor is light, tart natural cherry sweet but the minerally taste comes rushing through. It's like sucking on a rock. The feel is easy, not too sour but slightly acidic. I love a sour or a lambic or for that matter nearly every fruit based beer but not this one.

KYGunner, May 28, 2014
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Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.