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Saison De Dottignies - Brouwerij De Ranke

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website

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 humulus:
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3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy, apricot yellow with a high, creamy foam.

S: grassy, citrus, melon and some acid. An unpleasant odeur of urine.

T: malt and fruit sweetness. Yeast, a saaz-type bitterness and green apples with an acidic punch.

M: high carbonation, small bubbles.

O: refreshing, but a little tame. Smell brings down the overall impression.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 19:19:52 | More by humulus
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-26-2014 22:23:16 | More by frlrv1020
Photo of admiral


3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flavoursome but easy drinking Saison that hits the spot.

aroma: citrus/rich malt predominate

taste: peach, apricot. clove, rich malt, banana, white wine, orange and slight grapefruit.

Fruity and distinctly Belgian with a pleasant dryness. Well balanced and a good beer to have with friends.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 09:42:05 | More by admiral
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-20-2014 01:52:29 | More by lbainivalu
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-18-2014 18:47:11 | More by evil_liver
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 21:55:18 | More by groleau
Photo of dailyjerome


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-20-2014 02:37:59 | More by dailyjerome
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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


3.5/5  rDev -10%

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


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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


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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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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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-26-2014 02:31:28 | More by Jackz29
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-03-2014 02:37:22 | More by mush
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-22-2014 03:55:31 | More by rale
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-21-2014 17:09:02 | More by safaricook
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-10-2014 02:55:23 | More by jim_carignan
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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2014 04:56:55 | More by Docrock
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-02-2014 01:05:08 | More by Danny1217
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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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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2014 03:21:21 | More by timmy2b
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Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
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