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Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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363 Ratings
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Ratings: 363
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9%
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.

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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

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Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 363 ratings.