Cuvée De Ranke
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

Cuvée De RankeCuvée De Ranke
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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #327
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,322
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.02%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
245
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 26, 2022
Added:
May 22, 2008
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  59
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Cuvée De RankeCuvée De Ranke
Notes: 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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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 New York

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
 
Rated: 4.02 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Nov 05, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
If someone was looking into experiencing funky belgian yeast for the first time, I would point them to this beer because it has plenty of it, while maintaining an impeccable balance with the other supporting flavors of wood, lemon, orange, and dry white wine. Has great yeast textures and finish on the body.
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.09 by Dazka from Italy

Jun 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by stephenlee from England

Jun 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by nerdboy19 from Korea (South)

Jan 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by steverx8 from England

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 28th May 2020. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A nice clear copper orange colour with a just over one finger light beige head that dissipated fairly quickly and left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Tart, oak, white wine, apple, herbal and funky.

Taste: Tart, but only mildly sour, red apple, lime, cork, oak, funk and maybe hay with only a hint of a herbal element and vinegar.

Mouthfeel: Acidic, medium to light bodied with good moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice and balanced blend of a sour ale and Lambic. Much better than the Kriek version in my opinion.
Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.96 by devilmakesthree from Oregon

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Sep 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.35 by Epiktetos from Czech Republic

Aug 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.83 by MTKATL from Georgia

Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Jun 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by tbryan5 from Louisiana

Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by StephenCollinsMarshall from California

Feb 09, 2017
Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 383 ratings