Kriek De Ranke | Brouwerij De Ranke

Kriek De RankeKriek De Ranke
BA SCORE
4.2/5
489 Ratings
Kriek De RankeKriek De Ranke
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,291
Reviews:
249
Ratings:
489
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
101
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PJHOY
4.93/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shelton Brothers 8/18/17

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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach136
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Moeder Lambic

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Photo of kitch
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 750ml bottle with a best before date of 26th August 2021. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A very nice clear ruby red colour with a just under two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sour, tart, funky, vinegar, musty with only hints of cherry.

Taste: Tart and sour, lots of lemon, lemon zest, vinegar and funk with only a hint of cherries.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to light carbonation.

Overall: This was ok but the Belgian Sour Ale felt like it overpowered everything else, such that there was hardly any cherry in either the aroma or taste, which was not so good for a Kriek type beer.

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3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Superb. Bucket list beer. Buy me a case.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Moeder Lambic.

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Photo of Hallu
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I usually don't like krieks, because there's too much fruit. But this one is different, much more balanced, less sour than most krieks. It is complex and a delight to drink. The best kriek out there to me.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DucksFan16
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Keith!

11/06/2016

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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy red

S - funky horse blanket, vinous

T - Brett delight. A bit of cherry but a lot of citrus mostly lemon. A bit hoppy for a kriek. The malt is present but very lightly. Very complex taste

M - Subtle carbonation

O - An unique beer. A brett forward kriek. It has nothing to compare to 3 fonteinen or Cantillon krieks. It's sour at first but it's not too sour. A must try

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Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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