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De Ranke Père Noël - Brouwerij De Ranke

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De Ranke Père NoëlDe Ranke Père Noël

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86
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390 Ratings
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 12-04-2001

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Ratings: 390 | Reviews: 220
Photo of cultclassic89
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

.A: Pours golden-orange with a finger-width head, which dissipates quickly. Almost no lacing.
S: A bit tart on the nose, strangely reminiscent of sour beers. Citrus fruit, Christmas spices, light malt scent.
T: Contrary to the nose, no sourness. Slightly more bitter than expected. Carrot-like on the forefront, followed by earthiness and spice. Tastes like a boatload of herbs went into this, probably helping to contribute to the bitterness.
M: Light body, rolls through the mouth with ease.

Decent, but not the best of the style. Worth trying for the intense herb lovers.

Photo of Roybert
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very spicy when cold but improved a lot as it warmed up

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KathyG
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BRYeleJR
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This interesting little brew was enjoyed from the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. Ale pours a hazy deep amber golden with a effervescent white head that dissipates quickly to a very thin ring with little lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugars, citrus fruits of lemon and orange zest, spicy peppery hops, and sweet Belgian yeast. Flavors, with a good little rest in the glass give rise to sweet candy malts to the front and sides, sweet tart like citrus flavors to the sides as well, and a white pepper and bittering hops bite in the back as well as on the aftertaste. Smooth, wet, well carbonated mouth feel. Would love to have a bigger bottle of this to lay down for a number of years and try again. Very deep intense flavors that improve with warmth. Cold it is just a lightly sweet bitter beast, warmed it is a complex multi-layered delicious brew that keeps me going back and changing my numbers.

Happy New Year----Cheers!

Photo of unclekeith
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Quafftastic
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.09/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tvghost
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ted
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JpaperFort
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Let it breath. This beer is exceptional, and ages well in the glass

Photo of Algar11
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

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De Ranke Père Noël from Brouwerij De Ranke
86 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.