Cuvée De Ranke
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

Cuvée De RankeCuvée De Ranke
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Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Wild Ale
Ranked #305
Ranked #3,311
4.19 | pDev: 10.02%
May 12, 2023
May 22, 2008
Cuvée De Ranke is a mixed fermentation, blended ale. A combination of barrel-aged beer and lambic.
Taste: Full-bodied sour flavour, with notes of oak from oak-aging.
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled in a huge bottle and shared out amongst the bar flies at Temperance street tap
Pours a slightly hazy golden body with nice but spotty head
Aroma is buttery lactic Belgium candy
Flavour is sherry and oak
May 12, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Mar 02, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Shared 750 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV 7.0%. Deep golden to orange colour, white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, white wine vinegar and mild spicy notes. Funky flavour with brettanomyces notes.
Apr 06, 2022
Rated: 3.35 by dukeufo from California

Feb 18, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Aug 17, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Aug 12, 2020
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Reviewed by octortus from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750 mL Bottle. ABV 7%.
Appearance: Veiled gold/canary yellow, Under half a finger of bright white head, Good retention (considering the style), Apricot colour and suspended yeast on final pour.
Aroma: Belgian pale ale/golden ale base, Lambic (30%) comes through, Belgian yeast, Brett Funk, Grapefruit, Lime peel, White grape, Hay, Slight Woodiness.
Mouthfeel: Wonderfully mellow, Clean, Well hidden alcohol, Great carbonation, Clear separation of styles when evaluating but it works well, Refreshing.
Flavour: Belgian pale ale/golden ale base, Lambic (30%) comes through at the end, Belgian yeast, Brett funk, Grapefruit dryness and bitterness on finish, White grape, Hay, Woodiness.
Overall: Pretty pricey here in Canada but it was a refreshing treat and one that was thoroughly enjoyed. Belgian beer culture shines through.

Review: 185
Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by KensWorld from Florida

Jun 07, 2020
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Reviewed by eppCOS from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- proper unfiltered look at 70% sour 30% lambic. Has a golden foamy glow.
S- smells like acid and bruises in a good way. Citrus peel on the back of the nose
T- dreamy sour golden cherries with great attack, superb acid and sour balance. Stunning.
F- excellent bubbles, mate. Great mouthfeel that asks for sip after sip.
O- one of the better blended sours I have ever enjoyed.
Jan 21, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a copper orange color with a thin foamy head. Head retention is mild as is lacing. Has a tart, funky, lemony, white grape and apricot aroma. Taste follows the same route. There may be some mild green apple as well. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 4.22 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 3.13 by stephenlee93 from England

Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Lofreqwave from California

Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.43 by edthehead from Maryland

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, dark golden amber coloration with a small, foamy head. Smells of biscuity malt, mild, cheesy funk, lemon peel, apricot, white grape and green apple with just a hint of oaky tannins. Taste follows the nose, with a great balance of light biscuity malt, mild cheesy funk, light/medium tartness and acidity and notes of lemon peel, apricot, white grape, green apple and just a hint of oaky tannins, with the dry, somewhat vinous, white grape notes standing out particularly. Finishes quite dry, with a light/medium tartness and some white grape and green apple notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This tastes exactly what you might expect a 70% Sour Ale and 30% Lambic blend to taste like. While it's not too complex, there is a subtle depth to it and it just has a fantastic, smooth and mellow balance of tartness and acidity, with mild funk and a wonderful, dry white wine character supplemented very nicely by some mild oaky tannins and fruity notes of apricot and green apple. A fantastic, easy-drinking and refreshing summer beer with a subtle complexity.
Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by rale from France

May 14, 2019
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Reviewed by KooVee from Finland

3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
75cl bottle, 2y2m old.

Hazy auburn, lace is of a surprisingly transient type.

Nose has brett, red apple, some citrus, dry white wine. Tart, not soft. A bit less complex than what one would call intriguing.

Taste brings red apple and especially citrus out even more strongly. White wine sticks to the edges of aftertaste. Very definitely tart, not sour. Some peach once it warms up. Carbonation makes a little too much of a tap dance on the tongue -- in my opinion less would be more for a beer this tart.

Overall, this is good, but too sharp and tart in my opinion, and the brett is therefore also too much in the spotlight, as if the other elements push it too raw to the stage. Aftertaste is better except for the excessive carbonation.

In a nutshell -- the blend of 'sour ale' with the Girardin does not really bring anything to the table. It is good, sure, but is there a point to this marriage beyond supposed novelty? I do not think so.. the non-lambic element is a bit too timid a spouse. A key fact is that this betrothal is already 2y old but the pair still does not add up to more than less than the sum of its parts.
Jan 27, 2019
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 385 ratings