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Kriek De Ranke - Brouwerij De Ranke

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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 75
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

SierraJosh, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of macher0
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

macher0, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of budsandsuds8
4/5  rDev -5%

budsandsuds8, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Sparky44, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Kelp, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +1%

MSandahl23, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mc4z, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +1%

kjkinsey, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Texasfan549, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of GJ40
4.25/5  rDev +1%

GJ40, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

rolltide8425, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of sclitch
4.25/5  rDev +1%

sclitch, Jan 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

montrealbcr89, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +1%

IanSpindler, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

BAsbill, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Ciocanelu, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of leitmotif
4/5  rDev -5%

leitmotif, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Crazydaddyo
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Crazydaddyo, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Thehuntmaster
4/5  rDev -5%

Thehuntmaster, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of Josiah2729
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Josiah2729, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of mquartuccio87
3/5  rDev -28.7%

mquartuccio87, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

jrenihan, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Reappropriated
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Reappropriated, Sep 27, 2013
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
94 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.