Cuvée De Ranke | Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
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366 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,637
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
366
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
58
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 366 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of KooVee
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.

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Photo of Duncian
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
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.

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Photo of Dazka
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nerdboy19
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
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.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
4.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epiktetos
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beaulabauve
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StephenCollinsMarshall
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In many ways a peculiar beer, consisting of 70% "Sour Ale" and 30% young lambic (from Girardin).

The hints of complexity are of a blink and you'll miss it kind, the prevalent taste is one very similiar to an unblended, young, hoppy lambic.

It's good, very good in fact, but it does become a bit too one sided during the course of a 75cl bottle.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminds me a lot of Cantillon Iris, like a hoppy iambic.
L - Clean golden with no head

S - herbal hop presence, tart, fruity and a bit of caramel malt

M - light carbonation, a bit thick

O - a great wild ale. Tart and sweet are well balanced

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Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 366 ratings