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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

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4.22
pDev:
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Photo of OStrungT
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a slightly cloudy pinkish red color, with a tiny white head that fades instantly, leaving no lace.

This beer smells tart, with a nice cherry aroma. I also smell some funky, earthy yeast. The alcohol is well hidden in the aroms. Damn, this beer smells good!

The beer tastes exactly like it smells. Tart and sour cherries. Some yeasty, earthy funk. It has a great taste to match the aroma.

This beer is sour. It leaves a tart, cherry like aftertaste. It is highly carbonated, suiting the style. Alcohol is hidden throughout.

This beer would make an excelent session beer. It tastes great, and I dont think it could get old. The alcohol content isnt too high, so I can see drinking it all night long.

Overall: This beer is great. I love it. I only wish I had access to it.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled in April, 2008 - poured from a tissue-wrapped label-less green glass 750mL bottle into my Drie Fonteinen tumbler.

Clear crimson body with an active blushing seashell head which recedes to a tiny collar and raft fed by a steady undercurrent of bubbles. Fast running light lacing, no legs.

The inital aroma upon opening is a distinctive "cellar" smell - something I tend to associate with a cork - but there isn't one present in this bottle. This largely clears in the glass, and the cherry comes to the front - a mixture of dark, dried, and rainier varieties coupled to a faint wood-aged quality I'm guessing derived from the addition of the lambic. Very faint green peppercorn notes and perhaps a restrained "barnyard" smell as well.

Bracing tartness on the palate like 100% pure juice mixed from cranberries and sour cherries - castor sugar, zinfandel grapes, and lightly fermenting berries join the profile mid-palate - while the finish is somewhat dry. Low level wild notes persist throughout, though they aren't as forward as many other examples of the style. Very well balanced...masterfully blended.

Light-bodied, effervescent, and just barely creamy.

Drinkability is very high, though perhaps at the sacrifice of a touch more complexity that would otherwise boost the taste into the stratosphere.

An excellent kriek - one I don't hesitate to pick up when it is in stock. While maybe better known for their hoppy ales, don't overlook De Ranke's take on the classics.

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Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Given to me from a friend, Douroguy...thanks Rick! Poured from a blank 750ml bottle into my Ommegang snifter glass. Pours a bright red, hazy and crisp looking. The head is pink in color, frothy and has decent retention. Lacing is speratic and quick sliding.

Aroma is very nice! Sharp, funky, sour, sweet cherries, wood...earthy. Overall...a great and inviting sour!

Wow, very nice! Light, crisp mouthfeel...mid to high carbonation. Sharp sourness, sweet notes within...especially in the aftertaste and what's left on the lips. Funkiness and sourness is just right! Booze is not bad...especially for being slightly higher than normal for this style of beer. Overall, a very good beer!

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Photo of illidurit
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a brilliant, deep, ruby red with a rapidly fizzling pinkish head. Aroma is very lambic-esque, with lemons, sour cherries, and mushroomy brett funk. Flavor is pretty damn sour. Lots of tart cherry sourness and a lactic character recall black cherry yogurt. Light wood and barnyard, very dry finish, high acidity. The extra 2% alcohol above normal kriek is subtle but noticeable. Maybe just a tiny breath of ethanol, indistinguishable to someone not looking for it. Slightly thin as well. Very good sour.

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Photo of voteforgoat
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance - red, small amount of foam that goes away quickly.

smell - a bit of sweat and funk in the smell, but smell is not very strong

taste - sour but balanced, has some candy bubblegum type notes hidden in there but not crazy sweet.

mouthfeel - thin, sour, long finish

drinkability - could drink a bunch!!

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Photo of beachbum1975
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked one of these up today at Jungle Jims.

Pours a gorgeous, bright red with a pink head. After a few minutes, the head settles to a pink ring on the cusp of the tulip glass.

Delicious funk on the nose with sweet, fresh cherries. Band aid astringency in the funk.

Taste reflects the nose. Light bodied with high carbonation on the mouthfeel.

Very nice example of a cherry lambic. Authentic and tasteful - highly recommended.

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.92/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750 into a slender tulip

Generates a big, fluffy, yet short lived light pink head. Keeps a thin ring, but no lacing to speak of. Transparent light red body with pink and peach colored highlights. Very nice to look at.

Aroma of funk (horse blanket), cherry, sour, granny smith apples, and oak, in that order. Some faint red wine vinegar as well. A little sweetness as it warms.

On the palette is a good deal of the same, sour cherries and apple peel, vinegar and such. A long oak and vinegar finish. The sourness is mouthpuckering, and makes for a great experience. A good dry finish as well. Very acidic as well.

The body is a bit thin and dry, and the carbonation is medium to low, which fits the style.

Drinkability, for me, is pretty high. I could see this causing some heartburn, but it's certainly worth it for the experience this beer provides.

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Photo of Freethyhops
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle in 07/2004. should be funky

A- opens with a pop. pours a fuchsia/dark pink color with just a thin film of white head. bubbles are rising constantly.

S- the aroma is musty funkiness mixed with some abbey yeast. not strong on the cherries. i think they've faded quite a bit over the years. you can defintely detect the tartness/sourness, though.

T- mouth puckeringly sour. the cherries are quite muted but that is expected at almost 6 years old. the funk is definitely there but it is surprisingly not nearly as intense as the sourness is. this beer is really my ideal fruit lambic. funky, slightly fruity, and sour as hell.

M- light/medium in body. great carbonation and dry in the finish.

D- the 750ml is going down quite quickly. 7% is fairly high abv for a lambic and it is no where to be found in the taste. I only paid 7.99 for this bottle as it was on sale but I would easily pay around $15 for another.

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Photo of Mistofminn
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks goes out to hero27 for sending me this bottle as an extra. You over did it, Eric, and I thank you!

Pours a clear vibrant reddish color into a pint glass. The slightly pink but mostly white head fizzles out quickly, leaving little to nothing behind. No lacing either. The color is beautiful, and the lack of head is understandable. The first glass is clear as day, and subsequent glasses get cloudier and cloudier, until the final, yeast filled glass is poured, at which point the color changes from beautiful red, to murky brown with red tint.

The nose is huge on the cherry notes. I'm not the worlds biggest cherry fan but I totally dig this. Tart unripened cherries dominate, and in teh background I detect a light woody character, along with a light wild yeast funk.

The taste is acidic and sour. A light woody character comes out again, but the focal point is tart cherries. The acidity only gains strength as the brew warms. Finishs tart and dry.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, with a crisp acidity. Drinkability is great.

Overall, not my favorite Lambic in the world, but definitely up there. This is a fantastic representation of a Kriek, and by far the best that I've had so far. Thanks a bunch Eric for sending me this amazing extra!

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle with a best by date of 09/2012 which apparently means it was bottled in September, 2007. I was a little wary because despite how much I enjoyed the flavor of cuvee de ranke, it really upset my stomach and I only had half a bottle. This is much easier to drink. Nice red color with a pink foamy head that dies fast. It smells real nice like cherries, barnyard brett, funk, manure, good. The flavor is smooth cherries and not really sour at all, very easy to drink. On to the next one.

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Photo of adamette
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 1 pint, 9.4 oz. bottle that I purchased for $13.99 at Rozi's in Lakewood along with two other "De Ranke" beers that I will taste and review in the coming days. Poured into my Westvleteren silver rimmed goblet. Best before end of: 04 2013 stamped on the paper wrapper around the bottle. No label on the actual bottle inside the paper wrapping.

A Dark fruit punch look of translucent cherry red under a brief, light pink head that dissipates from 1 cm to a ring around the top of the beer within about 60 seconds. 3.5

S Cherries and barley malt predominate. Also other lambics that I have had come to mind. 3.5

T Tart cherries, some barley grains, lingering sweet cherry taste in the back of my throat. I am sure that this is a classic Kriek taste but it is a bit unidimensional when I think of the multitude of dynamic beers that I have had. I even believe that I have had better Kriek beers but this is a very solid one. 3.5

M There is that tartness and barley taste that beefs it up a bit but this is a rather thin beer, true to style of course. If anything, the term "classic" comes to mind when I think about the feel of this beer. 3.0

D Not bad but again, it is a bit too straightforward in its cherry/lambic tartness to be interesting enough to seek out again or to drink any more than this 1 pint, 9.4 ounces. 3.5

Notes: I am coming around to krieks but I think that I need more practice. I am not sure that I really dig the cherry tartness. I recall Oud Beersell having this same cherry tartness that I did not really appreciate at that time. On to the Cuvee de Ranke tomorrow night.

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Photo of bobsy
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle in Buffalo, as part of a joint purchase of some de ranke, girardin and drie fonteinen with ritzkiss, so we decided to crack this open last night.

Pours a cloudy strawberry red with a girly pink head that leaves no doubt this is a fruit beer. This soon drops to a light film, but leaves a few spots of lace. I was expecting a lot of cherry after seeing the depth of its pinkness, but instead I was welcomed by a deep wiff of funky barnyard, and woody oak. A nice dry sourness permeates, and the cherries peek out from underneath.

The flavour is pretty cool, and well-done for a kriek. Its definitely on the funkier end of the spectrum, and the cherries are an equal partner rather than the dominant force. Awesome horseblanket and drinkable sourness. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

This is a top notch lambic, and highly recommended.

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Photo of ritzkiss
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Paper wrapped 750ml, capped and corked, bottled 2007. Bobsy brought this treat over from our last bottle trip to Buffalo - thanks man!

Pours a dark, murky cherry red/pink with a finger plus of pretty pink head that makes the girls interested in what we're pouring. I swear if you made a pink IPA they'd try it without hesitation. Leaves light lacing down the glass.

Nose is pretty funky in a wet horse blanket, sweaty socks, musty sort of way - thick and clingy. Hints of wood and cherries hide in awe behind it, nice sour notes as well.

This is a tasty treat indeed. Puckering sourness invades first followed quickly by more of that funk, horse blanket and barnyard, nice oakiness gives some depth and then a light sour cherry gives a fruity finish, slightly acidic. Slightly too dense mouthfeel, doesn't dance but rather sulks through the mouth, giving you time to appreciate all the flavours, though by the end you wished it danced a little more. Not as dry as could be, more 'wet'.

Nice lambic, not as quenching as you could hope but still very drinkable on those occasions you need a sour to liven your evening. The more I drink in the style, the more I realize I need this goodness in my life.

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Photo of ricke
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage. Sampling date: 2009-09-11.

A: Nice reddish pink with a small pink head that leaves some lacings.

S: A very nice smell. Lots of cherry aromas, cherry pits, grass and funky barnyard and horse blanket. A hint of vinegar.

T: The taste is rather tart, almost sour. Lots of cherries and lemons. It's really impressive that so much cherry flavor is present after about two years in the bottle. Notes of cherry pits, grass and mud. Not much malts get through. The funk is more restrained than in the smell, but here's still quite a lot of barnyard character. The finish is dry with some candy-like cherries, grassy bitterness, tartness and a mineral note.

M: Medium body, dry and refreshing.

D: A very nice beer, really well done. It's very lambic-like and I would guess that quite a lot of lambic went into the blend.

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Photo of brendan13
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and capped green champagne bottle. Paper wrapper with all the details - classic.
Best before dark of 09 2012 so that means this bottle is almost 2 years old.

A - Poured into a stange a deep vibrant red with a centimetre of pink tinged white head that falls away almost immediately.
S - Cherry fruit qualities with some musty barnyard touches and acidic vinegar sour notes. A vauge woody aroma is also noticebale.
T - Cherry comes through again in the taste, with a little bit of sweetness suprisingly. Musty, barnyard, woody & fruity vinegar sourness balance it out.
M - Not as sour as I was expecting/hoping.
Still quite a light bodied, medium to high carbonation and with slightly sour tart finish.
D - Not as hardcore as some Cantillon so probably more accesible for those new to the style. Well worth trying at least once.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks snojerk321. The beer pours dark red with a light pink pillowy head, which settles into a lingering.

The aroma is in your face Brett with cherries as an afterthought. The Brett is horsey and smells like cat piss. The fruit is slightly sweet. Notes of oak and acetic acid are present.

The flavor exhibits more cherries, and the fruit is almost balanced with the Brett. Brett imparts musty barnyard notes as well as some horse blanket. The cherry has a nice fresh flavor with some sweetness, which serves to compliment the beer. Oak is evident, and acidity as at a medium level.

The beer is medium bodied with low-medium carbonation and a sticky, dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of sonicdescent
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one flirted with the top 100 a little while back, and I haven't had a straight up lambic in quite a while, so color me excited!

Looks pretty good, a very nice dark red color with minimal head but great lacing. Looks unusually thick but that could be from the glass sweating.

Smell is of sweet fruitiness, cherries, followed by a whiff of sour goodness. I tend to like my sours more toward the well, sour end of things, so this is a good sign and quite an enticing smell. Not so much vinegary sour.

Taste is unfortunately a little more subdued than I would have liked. The characteristics are present, but muted. A good balance of sweet and sour with some apple on the back end and some great funk, nice cherry aftertaste. So close to greatness, but good none the less.

Mouth is thin to medium in body, medium in carbonation. This is strictly personal preference, but I prefer no matter where the body lands that this is fizzy business, would have liked more bubbly.

Overall a good, solid drink but not quite up to the standards of my more preferred sours.

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Photo of cvfish
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This beer poured a bright red color that produced a foamy pink head which had no retention and left no lacing around the glass

S - The aromas produced by this beer were sour cherries and vinegar

T - The taste of this beer was right in line with the nose, sour cherries and vinegar were at the forefront and a little oak on the back

M - The body of this beer had a light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was really a one dimensional experience for me, and while I am starting to really love sours, I like a little bit more complexity in mine

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Photo of bowersdm
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle, part of which was poured into a stange.

A - red/pink color with 1cm head. it reminded me of a slightly dark version of cherry 7UP or something of that nature. it appeared to be very carbonated.

S - sour cherries, oak, musty attic, yogurt, grape jelly, lactic acid

T - amazing. fairly/pretty tart sour cherry and oak flavor with lactic acid, yogurt, and a grape jelly-like flavor. the ever-present Brett flavor of musty attic was there, as was a hint of acetic acid/vinegar not noticeable in the nose.

M - very carbonated, which for some reason, I always think enhances the sourness of a beer.

D - amazing beer. definitely my favorite lambic thus far.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.27/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 750 mL bottle just for myself. A corked bottle. It opens with a small pop.

Appearance is red, copper with a small head, that is creamy and settles on the side of the glass. Some carbonation visible.

Smell is tart, lots of red fruit, raspberries, cherries. strawberries. Lactic acid. Maybe some lemon.

Taste is tart, and more acidic than I expected. In fact there is not much else to taste because of it. Traces of the fruit. Although the acidity grows on me, every sip is like taking medicine. Body is medium to thin and drinkability is strongly inhibited by the acidity. For me this is a drainpour.

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Photo of jjanega08
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= less than impressive cork, broke when I opened it and led to frustration. Pours a ruby red brownish color with a small soda pop head that's got a lot of bubbles rising to it. No lacing or retention.
S= sour and leathery smelling. A little cherry like odor but not impressive. Smells pretty punget though.
T= sour and cherry. A little leather in it but not much. Very tasty. Great sourness that's not over powering. Delicious.
M= dry as a bone and high carbonation
D= very high. Just a really nice beer.

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Photo of prototypic
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Kriek De Ranke's a sight to behold. It's mostly clear (at least on the first pour) and is raspberry red in color. We'll see if there's any haze on the second pour (EDIT: it is a little hazy on the second). It features a light pink crown that only reaches about a finger deep. It was quick to recede and left very light strands of lace on the glass. Very unique and interesting look due to the color. I approve.

The nose is slightly underwhelming in terms of strength. It just doesn't open up enough. Primarily, it smells sour and yeasty. The sour aspect of it is nicely done. It has a strong vinegar-like smell and features a load of cherry. There's a sweet berry aroma drifting throughout. Yeast is prominent and appealing. Oak and wood chips are noted and seem to become more prominent as it warms a little. There's a slight band-aid aroma that's possibly attributed to oak. The aging impact is obvious here. Overall, it smells nice and has some positives. If it were a little stronger, it might just be special.

The flavor is a step up from the nose. I'm waffling on whether or not it's material enough to warrant a bump in score. I'll reserve judgment for a few. A very tart sour cherry flavor starts off the festivities. It's pretty damn sour and not for the faint of tart....errrr...heart. There's a little bit of berry flavor, but any sweetness that it might have is blurred by the tart assault. A very impressive oak flavor gives it a ton of character and depth. It doesn't come across band-aid-ish in the flavor. It's simply a very refined piece of art. Yeast is noted, but isn't prominent. It's a secondary flavor that simply adds more depth. The strong sour flavor seems to diminish a little as it warms. Overall, it seems to become a little more friendly. I believe I just made my decision on the flavor score. It finishes sour, acidic, and a little sweet.

Kriek De Ranke has a body that's on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems middle of road and just about right. It's smooth, but the sour flavor blurs the smoothness (or my attention) just a little. Drinkability is above average, but not quite good. I'll polish off the 750 with little trouble, but I would've preferred a 375. The sour, acidic flavor just doesn't lend itself to being very drinkable. That being said, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

I've been sitting on this bottle of Kriek De Ranke for over a year. I don't know that it's really improved, but it's certainly held up well. There's no question that it has a ton of character and satisfying flavor. The oak flavor from the barrel aging probably is the x-factor for the great flavor. It's difficult to put into words how nice of a flavor that is and how much it adds overall. Suffice it to say it gives me wood...errr...I mean...it's excellent. Very impressive stuff all-around. Be a good BA and go find a bottle. You'll be glad that you did.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear red body that is rather light with hues of pink and raspberry mixed in there. Small head that doesn't last too long, which is no surprised for the style.

Smell pretty strongly of vinegar, with cherries and even some oak in there.

This beer is incredibily balanced and complex. Most Krieks I encounter are other very sweet or very tart; Kriek De Ranke encorporates both of these extremes in one beer, balancing them and throwing in a few other things. Directly one notices both a pleasant tartness and a good natural cherry flavor. These two work together so well that I would just consider it a "sour cherry" flavor instead of really making them separate. After that comes a good dose of vinegar like flavor that is followed by woody oak flavors.

Light, slightly puckering, very dry finish.

This beer is very drinkable, finishing a bottle alone would not be a problem. Speaking of the bottle, I think this is a pretty good deal at $13.95.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yea, cellaring this beer went absolutely nowhere. I couldn't even wait a week.

The beer pours with a bright zinfindale ruby, pink, and peach colors. The efforvescent carbonation releases a short lived and somewhat fizzy head that reduces to a trace quickly. Moderate haze keeps the beer glowing and whimsical.

Tart cherries is all in the nose. Mouthwatering and clinches the jawls. Vineous, leathery, berry-like, and pleasantly sour. Modest aromas of horse blanket and musty attic decorate the nose. Acidity tickles the nose while light notes of vinegar and red wines finish lastly.

The flavor is like biting into a ripe black cherry. No confectionate sweetness to buffer the tartness. This beer is all cherries all the way. The Brett yeast disolves much of the maltiness and sweetness, allowing for a super clean cherry and vineous blend of flavors. Lemons, under-rippened berries, and other acidic fruits provide a pleasant undertone to the cherries. Much cleaner taste without the musty flavors that the nose suggests.

Quite thin from the acidity, vineous, astringent, and 7% abv. (more than most Lambics exhibit). The Brett yeasts just cut through any would-be maltiness or sweetness. Fully attenuated for a crisp, clean sourness. No hop bitterness is required as there is plenty of complexity and balance here already.

Finishes with a burst of cherries and a light vinegar note. This might be as good as Krieks get. No soda-pop sweetness to apease the masses, this beer is true to its traditional for. And nice restraint on the hops for the brewery.

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Photo of pmcadamis
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Vibrant red-purple grape in color, hazy, with a nice fluffy white head. This is not overly pinkish like some kriek and framboise lambics, but it is still a very girly shade of deep berry. Head retention is not all that great and lacing is almost non-existent. But that paper wrapped bottle is so damn cool!

S - Tart berry juice, sour pucker candy (Warheads?), nail polish remover, red wine vinegar, and lovely sour cherry notes are found here. This smells almost electric with sour energy... can't wait to get zapped by the flavor/mouthfeel.

T - Yup. Just as it smells, this is friggin' SOUR. I love me some sour beer, and this is astringent, vinegary, phenolic, and medicinal. This is an outstanding display of balance between "so sour it makes your eyes water" and "oh my God, this is complex and tasty!" Sour cherry candy, red wine vinegar, and little hints of sweetness behind the wall of sour. THis is like those gooey sour gummy candies that are encrusted in sugar... puckery, but sweet on the back end.

M - This one is a tastebud punisher. This'll strip the enamel off of your teeth and cause you to make a funny face with each sip.

D - I loved my HOUR OF SOUR POWER experience with this brew. Top notch stuff.

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Kriek De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke
4.22 out of 5 based on 481 ratings.
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