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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

330 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 12-04-2001)
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Ego

New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

appearance:
super high score except for the head, the appearnace is of a great apple cider just made in front of you (of course due to non filtered/non pastuerized), the lace isnt much to comment about, so no 5 here. carbonation seems ok on looking.

smell:
citrus grain, sharpness in the back end of the smell, nothing amazing or apparent at all, a slight tinge of apple at best, no alcohol or sweetness too omnipresent, pretty underwhelming for an ABV of 7%.

taste:
rotten fruit-ish. like a pear that had been in the fridge too long. got the bottle from a good trusted source as well ($10.99 for a pint), it had a decent sharpness on reflection but nothing to write home about, subdued tones of citrus and apples. no real warmth to ring in the holidays.

mouthfeel:
good, but nothing exceptional, in between cream and bite, smooth but the taste is a detractor. carbonation seems right on the palette.

drinkability:
eh, 3 of us didnt care to finish our goblets after we let it sit. it isnt heavy, it just doesnt taste all that good or provide any sort of warmth in the gullet.

verdict:
got this is the dark brown bottle with the tissue wrap, the cork was very dry (almost broke off into the beer when opening), very unimpressive, looks like a beautiful unfiltered gem, but doesnt back it up in the taste. Only recommended for purists looking to sample it all.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2004 05:38:21 | More by Ego
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Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter. Paper wrapper says best before end of 08 20 18. Bottle cap says expires 10/08/18.
A: Pours a murky golden-orange hue with a massive 4 inch rocky white head. Excellent retention and decent lacing.
S: Orange zest, spicy and grassy hops, mild grapefruit, melon, pear, honey, and white pepper. Quite deep and complex.
T: Strong white pepper followed by herbal and grassy hops (more bitter than I was expecting). Fruit hits later with delicate pear, light citrus, and a hint of melon.
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De Ranke Père Noël from Brouwerij De Ranke
86 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.