Brouwerij De Ranke
De Ranke Kriek
Brewery: Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Format: 750ml Bottle
Kriek de Rank is real Belgian sour ale fermented with cherries and then blended with real lambic. It is unfiltered and unpasterized. The de Rank brewery was founded by two good friends; Nino Bacelle & Guido Devose. To them, brewing is a weekend hobby, not an occupation. For a few hours every week they make small batches of what many consider the best specialty beers. Their beers are robust and flavourful. They use the best Hallertau and brewer's Gold varieties of hops.
Rated 99 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Good example of a Kriek
Having sampled many Kriek in Belgium, this stacks up to them. Tarty, loads of cherry. Great beer
fairly acidic kriek but wonderful flavour
De Ranke rarely disappoint
De Ranke's original blending venture fused 70% Belgian Sour Cherry Ale with 30% Lambic (Girardin?) to produce a Kriekenbier far superior to some of the fruit juice and lambic drinks produced by traditional lambic brewers. Morello cherry-like character harmonises with hints of tannins and a hop bitterness reminiscent of Cuvée René - De Ranke rarely disappoint.