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Saison De Dottignies - Brouwerij De Ranke

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Saison De DottigniesSaison De Dottignies

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BA SCORE
87
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: koopa on 05-10-2010)
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Reviews by BeTheBall:
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BeTheBall

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a super hazy dark amber with an average head. There's no seeing through this one, really cloudy. The smell was slightly hoppy, with a wondeful light citrus and grassy aroma, much like other Belgian saisons I love. The taste was slightly funky, but very light and refreshing, with hints of herbs or grass. Easy to drink. Mouthfeel was nice and full.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 15:25:13 | More by BeTheBall
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dailyjerome

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 02:37:59 | More by dailyjerome
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-19-2014 04:55:03 | More by tykechandler
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-18-2014 02:36:19 | More by facesnorth
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SStein

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-13-2014 16:37:12 | More by SStein
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Jofroi

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-12-2014 01:20:53 | More by Jofroi
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silverking

Florida

3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- muddy gold with one inch of coarse light tan head. Decent head retention, poor lacing. Random splotches of foam stick at random to the sides of the glass. There is a lot of carbonation along the sides of the glass.

S- spicy hops, clove, yeast. pretty light. Some lemon peel as well.

T- clove, honey, grain, . some light spicy grassy hops in the finish. I'm really not Getting that barnyard funk that a saison should have.

M- light, prickly carbonation, refreshing.

O- eh. It doesn't scream saison to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 02:50:56 | More by silverking
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light golden color in a tulip with a 2F head which resolved in minutes to a 1/2 f head.

Aroma:interesting- funk, lemon, clove. Different than other Saisons which have more fruit.

Mouth feel: mild carbonation.

Taste: clove, mild bitterness, and malt. I prefer more fruit and funk in a Saison taste.

Overall: This is different approach to a Saison. Good although I am partial to stronger clove, fruit, and more carbonation in a Saison.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 00:35:16 | More by brureview
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JaimeLondon

Brazil

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is my first try of a belgian Saison! A great beginning as I can see!
It's a saison of a light, pale orange color and a nice big foam.
It has a nice sweet, malty, and earthy aroma.
Taste is malty and earthy too, it begins fruity, a bit tart and sweet but then comes some bitter notes.
Hoppiness is at good level, aftertase is bitter but not dry.
Great body and carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 05:53:52 | More by JaimeLondon
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Jackz29

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-26-2014 02:31:28 | More by Jackz29
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mush

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-03-2014 02:37:22 | More by mush
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-22-2014 03:55:31 | More by rale
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-21-2014 17:09:02 | More by safaricook
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2014 02:55:23 | More by jim_carignan
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy bronze color with an inch plus of airy beige head that slowly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Very strong earthy, spicy aroma.

Very well balanced flavor profile. Earthy, grassy, hint of lemon with pepper and spices.

Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that gives it a crisp finish. Earthy aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

Overall, I really enjoyed this saison. I was afraid from the aromas it was going to focus too much on one flavor or another. However, it is very well balanced and pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 22:05:03 | More by srhoadsy
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Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2014 04:56:55 | More by Docrock
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-02-2014 01:05:08 | More by Danny1217
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MarioM

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter

A: Golden pale yellow with a white soapy head that quickly dissipated o a rim of medium bubbles with a few left over patches of small bubbles in the center.

S: Earthy hay like almost grassy hops on the nose with a gentle sweet malt character in the background. Definitely a hoppy example.

T: Sweet malt comes through then followed by the hops. Not as hoppy as I assumed. Definitely more malt forward with that typical musty farmhouse thing going on.

M: High carbonation adds a nice feel to the sweet malty beer and adds to the dryness. Nice bitterness lingers and is quite refreshing. Definitely feels thicker than a dry 5.5 % abv saison but saison yeast coupled with high carbonation can work wonders.

O: A nice malt forward, yet hoppy saison. Nice farmhouse character, drinkable and sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 05:10:05 | More by MarioM
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-15-2014 21:32:56 | More by nmann08
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timmy2b

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2014 03:21:21 | More by timmy2b
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-18-2014 05:07:31 | More by stephensinner
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-10-2014 02:00:24 | More by Jakep2021
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logicerror

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2013 04:56:44 | More by logicerror
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Eisen

Washington

3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Piraat tulip: cloudy with a thick white head. Smells yeasty and saisony. Not anything fantastic. Taste like white wine was mixed into the batch, which seems out of place considering the low abv. Taste does improve as it is drunk. Overall, interesting beer, but there are better saisons for the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 01:14:34 | More by Eisen
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pinyin

New York

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saisons are somewhat new to me, but it looks as though I chose a great one when I found a bottle of this at Whole Foods on Bowery and Houston.

Very smooth and refined, albeit pricey.

I would love to find a case of this stuff, but even at my goto craft brew suppliers it is really difficult to find this brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 05:33:28 | More by pinyin
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Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
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