Cuvée De Ranke | Brouwerij De Ranke

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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

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Ratings:
352
Reviews:
130
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled Fall 2008

Appearance is off orangey brown, with generous white head that retains well.

Nose is dry peach pit, faint bile, and miscellaneous citrus.

Palate is surprising, as the sour flavours come through assertively, including a gooey viscous component that accompanies the sour flavors. The finish gives spotlight to the carbonation and it retains a passion fruit, maybe mango fruit finish. Again, faint bile, but in a good way (if there is such a thing).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a foamy, white head. Good head retention.

Earthy and somewhat tart. Nice lemon and grapefruit characteristics. Almost a little malt. Nice.

Refined tartness that combines with a very mellow sweetness. The overall character is reminiscent of lambic. Mild earthiness and not much bitterness. There could be a bit more fruit character but it is good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Fine.

A solid sour ale. The lambic qualities are great and it comes together very nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 picked up at the Boise COOP yesterday... shared with Inflatablechair ... pours a hazed orange with a white head that quickly collapses into a pretty firm cap.

nose shows light funk and lemon.. more than expected sweetness almost seems "sweet and sour".

Flavor has more pronounced funk.. sorta musty basement or composting leaves mixed in with lemon zest and a bit too much residual sugars.. apple and pear esters combine with the lemon to make this pretty fruity an delightfully funky... Thankfully finishes on the drier side of the spectrum.

Lite/medium body with only a lite/medium carbonation.... it seems to me, the body could be dialed back a bit and the carbonation up a full notch.

Glad I finally got to try this and we have a small supply locally available.... I need to move quickly to grab some and cellar for a long while.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark amber color with a thin ring of white bubbles. Minimal lacing as it recedes.

Aroms begin funky and yeasty with freshly squeezed lemon rinds, oaky chardonnay and quite a bit of earth. As it warms you get some mild stone fruits.

The tastes follow the nose with a mild pilners maltiness underneath a layer of funk. There's a flicker of sweetness, but otherwise it's a sour ride. Splash of citric lemon juice and white wine vinegar. Big pop of acidity and a touch of spiciness.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is dry, sour and earthy but not overly so of either.

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Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
4.17 out of 5 based on 352 ratings.
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