Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke
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4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
From the bottle.
Appearance: thought this looked kind of ugly. Color of a bad bruise with a slightly purple head. Definitely unique.
Nose: Lots of fresh, sweet, fruit. Juicy raspberry, blueberry, and cranberry. The cherry doesn't come through until the end and its sort of a candy black cherry aroma. A bit of a floral note over everything.
Taste: More fresh berries. The sourness comes through here though. Tart cranberry and cherry, rich, almost savory raspberry. There's a hint of flowers and grape skins as the fruit subsides. Finishes with a lingering cherry jam sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Really nice here. Big and thick. Perfect for all the fresh berry flavors going on.
Overall: Don't come into this one expecting a true kriek. The high alcohol and juicy berry flavors make it come off more like an American fruit beer, but a very well executed one. It doesn't have that trademark kriek funk and complexity but it definitely works as a sweet and sour sipper.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2013 22:45:47 | More by fdig23
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.