Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke
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4.05/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
an excellent kriek specimen here, like waffle cherries from dennys, or rather pie filling cherries, bright red in color, just like the fruit that shades it. heady too, an inch or so high and surprisingly white for a pink beer. haze and some little yeast stones, pebbles i should say, sexy all up. the nose here is semisweet cherries, the label says only 30% lambic blended, they probably could have taken this to 40, at least for my palate, not as sour as it could be, but pleasantly tart and mouthwatering nose, better and better as it warms. the fruit is desserty, long lasting, and only a little sugar laden. tartness doesn't show up until the very end, but it is clearly lambic, oaky, open fermented, and funked out as it is puckery, a joy to drink, where the sweetness just balances. moderate carbonation is appropriate, more of a winter kriek for me, but a very well made one, and probably worth the 15 bucks they ask for it. refreshing but medium bodied, and somewhat of an all day fruit beer, where the sour and the sugar find a happy and patient equilibrium. solid example of the style, cool blending, and suitable for cellaring.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:42:54 | More by StonedTrippin
3.93/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beer is deep reddish-pink in colour. A small white head is gone quickly.
Nose is very funky- surprisingly so. Cherry is there, of course, but also lots of horse blanket-like scents. Nice, but maybe a bit much.
Like the nose, the flavour is very funky. Tonnes of horse blanket and dry funk. A bit cheesy. Quite dry. Cherry is obviously there as well.
Very dry and astringent. The mouth loses all of its moisture. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall, pretty good, but the funk overpowers the cherry, for me.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 00:54:53 | More by jrenihan
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.