Cuvée De Ranke | Brouwerij De Ranke

Cuvée De RankeCuvée De Ranke
BA SCORE
4.19/5
359 Ratings
Cuvée De RankeCuvée De Ranke
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewery: "Cuvee is an ale of mixed origin like many Belgian breweries used to make. The production process is nearly the same as for the Kriek, the difference being that no cherries are added. It's a naturally acidified ale in which we try to reach the perfect balance between sweet and sour. This amber-coloured ale contains 7% vol. Alc. and can age really nice."

Added by emerge077 on 05-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,485
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
359
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
57
Trade:
3
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my favorite Stone Levitation glass. Incredible honey gold color, with a wisp of a head, fades quickly but this is a ale lambic mix,30% lambic, so the characteristics seem right on. The smell is lemon and sour and maybe some honey. The flavor is incredible: a bunch of lambic sour and a hint of hoppy goodness. The mesh is perfect. Light lambic mouthfeel with a coating on the back of the throat. Can't get enough. Cantillion, JP fans will find this beer a bit of perfection.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

thanks to my BA buddy tthomas for this treasure.

pours up a reddish peach color with a decent size white head. also sporting some great lacing. the nose has sours notes, subtle fruits, dark red fruits in particular. the taste is sour, oaky, slightly musty, red fruits. has a medium body, low carbo, definately a scrumptious beer

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Moeder Lambic. Drinks like something between a straight, flat lambic (which it is not) and a fully effervescent mature gueze (which it also, is not). A lovely beer on a hot, humid spring night, as it warms up, you can really taste the grain complexity which is rare in any spontanteously fermented beer. Overall this beer is a thing of beauty. I would not be surprised however, if in a bottle, this beer metamorphosed into something either better, or worse. Time will tell. For now, drink up if you can find it.

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The Shelton Brothers site lists this as a Lambic, Saison, or Sour Ale. So keep that in mind when reading these reviews.

A- Cloudy deep orange body, some yellow in there. Small eggshell colored head which died out quickly as per lambic, and left some lacing.

S- Slight apple and pear tartness, just a touch of mustiness and leather. Real quality balance here.

T- A burst of fruity wetness, namely apples and pears even some melon flavor. Then the lambic takes charge, leather mustiness with a bit of lactose notes, some oaky woodiness. An overall vinous sour taste but toned down to something ridiculously delicious and palatable. This works way too well.

M- Carbonation is medium done here and it works perfect.

D- Doesnt get more drinkable than this for a sour. Im shocked theres not more talk of this brew on this site. This is such an innovative and tasty brew thats definitely worth seeking.

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Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 359 ratings
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