De Ranke Kriek de Ranke 25.4 oz

Item #7269
Shipping Wt. 3.00 lbs.
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Sour/Lambic blend aged with whole cherries

Brewed by: De Ranke Brewery
Country: Belgium
Style: Sour/Kriek
Color: Ruby Red

ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 7.0% rating: 98 rating: 93

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Kriek de Ranke (ABV 7.0%) from De Ranke Brewery starts with a blend of roughly 70% sour ale (brewed with top fermenting Rodenbach yeast) and 30% aged Giardin lambic. To this they add 25 kg/hL of whole sour cherries and ferment for 6 months, resulting in a brilliantly red, fruity ale of which only about 1500 bottles per year are produced.

Wonderfully aromatic, with notes of tart cherries, balsamic vinegar, oak, and vanilla. Tart cherry flavor dominates the taste, augmented by balsamic vinegar, wet leather, oak, vanilla, and a slight brown sugar sweetness. It is perfectly refreshing, with a depth and complexity to please the most discriminating connoisseur. rating 98 (out of 100). 25.4 oz capped bottle with paper wrapper.

The De Ranke Brewery was founded in 1996 by good friends Nino Bacelle and Guido Devos, hobby brewers who turned a part-time obsession into a successful commercial venture.

At first brewing only on weekends using the equipment and facilities of an existing craft brewery, De Ranke soon established a reputation for producing robust and flavorful ales with a massive hops profile; hops, in their philosophy, are the single most important ingredient in any ale. They embraced traditional brewing methods (without eschewing helpful new technologies) and used only the freshest natural ingredients like real hop flowers instead of cheap hop extracts like many of their larger more commercially driven counterparts.

As a result, De Ranke brews grew steadily in popularity and demand; in the late 2000s, De Ranke was able to relocate to its own brewery in Dottignies in the Hainaut province of Belgium.

Today, De Ranke Brewery exports award winning hop-centric ales to nine different countries including the United States, India, France and Japan.