Kriek De Ranke
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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From:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
 
Belgium
Style:
Fruit Lambic
Ranked #66
ABV:
7%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,275
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
261
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 16, 2022
Added:
Jul 24, 2002
Wants:
  101
Gots:
  64
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Kriek De RankeKriek De Ranke
Notes: 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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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
 
Rated: 4.04 by hopkrid from Florida

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, ruby red coloration with a medium, quickly dissipating, fluffy, pink'ish head. Smells of sweet and tart red cherries, citrus acidity and just a hint of funk and earthy/musty oak. Taste is a great balance of mellow, sweet and tart red cherries, but really more tart than sweet, with a light citric acidity and very light, but noticeable funk, as well as just a hint of earthy/musty and lightly tannic oak. Finishes with a light tartness and acidity and some cherries and oak lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is a really nice and mellow Kriek that's a blend of Flemish Sour Ale and Lambic, giving this a milder tartness with just a hint of funk, which makes for a rather mellow balance with a great, refreshing drinkability that totally makes up for the lack of complexity if that's what you're in the mood for on a hot summer's day. Very nice balance of sweet and sour notes as well, with the sour notes staying firmly on top, never letting this become too sweet.
Jul 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Narkee from Australia

May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by brandoneast from Texas

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.28 by Budlum from Maryland

Apr 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Just about as good as a kriek can get visually. Gem like ruby body, with an opaque glow. Light column of fine bubbles on the edges and the middle. A one finger off pink to white head is so fine it looks nitrous. It settles with a tall crowned collar of whipped cherry cream. Just gorgeous looking beer.

Aroma is nicely balanced but not large. Soft tangy cherry with low acidity. Has a large herbal part, not quite minty but a sort of sage to thyme green like flavor.

Palate is a simple joy. Clean and light bodied, with a great balance between sour and sweet. Soft cherries in mid palate, with a good light barley dryness and white flour bakery dough. Light fizz that is backed up with excellent cherry flavor and malt depth. Other fruit qualities manage a peek, raspberry, slight citrus oils also.

Great impressive kriek that goes for subtle notes and complexity that is neither overly sour or sweet. Well done.
Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by fthegiants from California

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Sep 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by Casey_L from Texas

Sep 03, 2018
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
250ml Keg at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (€4.90):
Strong & lively with a lot of tart & cherry kicking things off, the beer was fresh & well-carbonated with some nice sourness in the early going too. I found the beer to be slightly more bitter than expected with the taste but it remained balanced with a nice fruity twist soon after with raspberries, some orange & more cherries featuring alongside a sugar sweetness; excellent stuff & one I'd happily have again.
Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by stephenlee from England

Jun 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by steverx8 from England

May 07, 2018
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Reviewed by captaincoffee from Virginia

3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml. Pours slightly murky brick red with small head that dissipates without lace. Nose is musty cellar, tart berries, wood, and some brett. Taste is more sour cherry than the nose suggests, but is not over the top. Not overly sour, but also not overly complex with just a little of the wood and brett notes coming through. Overall, a decent kriek but not one of the best.
Apr 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jvillefan from California

Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Mar 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by TheCrowsEye from California

Dec 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Dec 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by AGust82 from Connecticut

Oct 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Sep 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.3 by T_Hass from Georgia

Sep 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.93 by PJHOY from Ohio

Sep 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by desint from Belgium

Sep 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 22, 2017
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