Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke
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4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
750 ml Bottle Consumed 4/26/14
A: 4.5 Pours reddish pink with a fairly large light pink head that dissipates quickly. Pretty hazy.
S: 4.5 Lots of tart cherries and funk as soon as the beer hits the glass. Belgian yeast is in the background with a little vanilla and oak.
T: 4 Quite tart at first with a bit of sweetness following. Mostly get cherries (and maybe some raspberries), oak, and a bit of funk. Lemon and herbs show up later on as well. Pleasant medicinal flavor at the end with some light bitterness too.
M: 4 Seems a little light at first, but opens up a bit and coats the palate after a moment. Has a nice, dry finish.
O: 4.25 Really nice beer all around. I really like the way the acidity and fruit play off one another while remaining balanced.
04-27-2014 05:41:05 | More by Tele
4.3/5 rDev +1.9%
Bottle to tulip. Thanks to Jake_ramrod for the share.
A. Bright ruby red. Almost translucent, with some haziness. Ours a thick, light red fine-bubble head that retreats to a rim and film.
S. Tart. Sour yeast and light malts. A little fruity.
T. Tart. Sour yeast, neutral oak, cherries, persimmons, dust, and a little mineral.
M. High carbonation. Very smooth. Light body. A little syrupy.
O. A very nice sour kreik. A little syrupy but this ale holds it own with some of the heavy hitters from Belgium. he price seems reasonable. If I were in the mood for a kriek I would likely go for this again. This is likely something I would not keep in the cellar. Aging may help, but it seems good to go.
03-10-2014 00:06:43 | More by macher0
4.05/5 rDev -4%
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.
03-02-2014 23:42:54 | More by StonedTrippin
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.