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Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

359 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 75
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-03-2014 00:10:24 | More by Sparky44
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

03-02-2014 06:56:39 | More by Kelp
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-19-2014 03:45:55 | More by MSandahl23
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mc4z

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-10-2014 17:06:21 | More by mc4z
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-09-2014 20:06:46 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2014 00:28:50 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-31-2014 00:27:21 | More by Texasfan549
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-30-2014 17:30:28 | More by GJ40
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-19-2014 21:11:17 | More by rolltide8425
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-17-2014 15:34:06 | More by sclitch
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.4%

01-16-2014 22:06:21 | More by montrealbcr89
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-13-2014 19:33:43 | More by IanSpindler
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

01-01-2014 04:17:17 | More by BAsbill
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-28-2013 23:49:13 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-28-2013 17:43:56 | More by leitmotif
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Crazydaddyo

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-11-2013 16:49:46 | More by Crazydaddyo
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4/5  rDev -5.4%

10-30-2013 10:15:42 | More by Thehuntmaster
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

10-23-2013 23:47:41 | More by Josiah2729
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mquartuccio87

New York

3/5  rDev -29.1%

10-02-2013 02:56:31 | More by mquartuccio87
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Reappropriated

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-27-2013 04:19:01 | More by Reappropriated
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

09-16-2013 18:31:31 | More by Jeeb
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-25-2013 00:46:27 | More by schopenhauerale
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jeff1973

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-12-2013 03:26:17 | More by jeff1973
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.