Kriek De Ranke
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

Kriek De RankeKriek De Ranke
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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #68
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,262
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
529
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 24, 2024
Added:
Jul 24, 2002
Wants:
  102
Gots:
  65
Based on an extinct yet favorite tipple of the De Ranke owners, Nino Bacelle and Guido Devos, De Ranke Kriek emulates the famed Oud Kriekenbier from the defunct Crombé brewery in Zottegem. De Ranke Kriek is a mixture of two blended soured pale ales and Girardin lambic, all steeped in whole fresh cherries from Poland and then aged for six months. A unique and much sought after Kriekenbier.
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Rated: 3.54 by neph

Jan 24, 2024
 
Rated: 4.06 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.23 by Vistance from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2023
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Rated by Ushouldbeworkinh from England

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Mostly acidic really, cherry barely come through to me. Slight funky farmhouse smell.
Jul 22, 2023
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle from Mail Order sampled at a couple of years old.
Lightly hazy deep brick red in color with a bubbly off white head that had to be coaxed. Rich earthy funk and plenty of lemony lactic and a huge helping of sour tart cherries. Lightly gritty mouthfeel but a fine beverage imho.
Apr 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.47 by chippo33 from Vermont

Mar 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 19, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bevis Maun is drinking a Kriek De Ranke by Brouwerij De Ranke at Café Beermoth

Aroma is cherry b’s but super sour flavour salted Turkish delight

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May 16, 2022
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Reviewed by zac16125 from South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
750mL bottle into a teku glass
Best before: 09-03-2023

Pours a hazy strawberry red color with a fairly large fizzy pink head that dissipates quickly down to nothing. Carbonation appears huge. Aromas of berry jam, pale malts, subtle funk, tart red fruits including of course cherry but also strawberry. There’s a uniqueness to the aroma that differentiates it’s from most lambic, perhaps a product of the blending as it appears this is not 100% lambic but a blend with some other base beer. Regardless i really did the aroma. Taste is much more sour than the aroma implied. Balanced by the big berry notes. some oak, only funk is the burnt plastic kind there’s almost no pungent character which I prefer. Mouthfeel is a bit harsh, it’s just so heavily carbonated it’s almost hard to drink without belching or getting hiccups. Never had that happen with a beer before. This also somewhat limits it’s drinkability. Overall, quite a nice beer, but lacking when compared to some of the greatest Belgium lambic.


4/4.25/4.25/3.5/4.25
Jul 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.46/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
750 mL bottle. Bright red. Smells of cherries, bitter earthy yeast funk, and a little oak. Tastes of earthy yeast notes, cherry, oak, a little dried grass. Medium body and well carbonated. Not terribly sour, which is nice. Good all around.
May 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Shared 750 ml bottle at Mikkeller Bar, Aarhus. Red color, pinkish off-White head. Dryish aroma of sour cherries and farmhouse. Bone dry flavour with notes of sour cherries and brettanomyces.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.22 by fromthewood1 from California

Feb 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy strawberry head; big effervescent to start that quickly falls back to a slight ring, no retention. Nose sour cherry, red wine, red wine vinegar, and oak. Taste is relatively moderate on the sour scale, balanced by a bit of sweet cherry. There a bit of underlying bitterness mid-palate, and the oak shines through as well on the finish. Very refreshing, very enjoyable.
Nov 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.8 by stephenlee93 from England

Apr 12, 2020
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Reviewed by jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Very hazy orange color with a thin foamy head that quickly dissipates. No retention or lacing. Pungent sour tart cherry aroma. Red wine. Tart cherry and red wine taste with nice sourness. Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. 3.75, 4, 4.25, 3.5 4.25
Dec 24, 2019
Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 529 ratings