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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

196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: koopa on 05-10-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of gatornation
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from 750ml wrapped bottle stamped BB 06.2016 its a little over 1 year old

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger white head that recedes to a fresh cap just a touch of lazy

S- spicy, floral, musty and earthy

T-lemon bread with apples and earthy musty tastes with pepper and a slight hop bite

M- tart an fruity with a slight hop bitterness,nicely carbonated with a slight yeast funk

O- classic saison well done refreshing with nice layers of flavors as it warms

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pknyc
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

A- Pours a hazy but still quite bright dense orange. One finger white head quickly recedes to a thin lacing. Decent lacing though

S- Refreshing herbal/grassy feel. Maybe a hint of spiciness. That's pretty much it, and it's also quite weak

T- Luckily, more than the smell suggested. Sweet entrypoint with maybe some light notes of caramel and honey. A refreshing herbal/grassy feel in both tongue and aftertaste, with a bit of bitterness to it, is nicely backed up by citric notes of lemon and orange. Light fizzy spiciness on the tongue. Grassy bittering notes remind of XX Bitter, though in a much lighter way

M- Light to medium body. Pretty high, but overall still pleasantly fizzy carbonation, expecially on the tongue. A bit too watery on the palate

O- This is an highly drinkable, easy beer, which also feels very refreshing with such high temperatures. A 4 overall can't be denied, but this is a pretty average saison

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, wrapped in a paper outer shell. Massive over-foaming at cap poppage - thank you, refermentation and 'taste evolution'.

This beer appears a cloudy, almost opaque without backlighting, medium golden hue, with a towering column of thin, boisterously foamy white head, which leaves a sudsy, 3 year old's idea of a landscape portrait of lace around the glass as it slowly and steadily recedes.

It smells of pale, grainy malt, black peppercorn, sharp, somewhat funky yeast, and fruity, grassy hops. The taste is edgy, wheaty grain, a bit of oily lemongrass tartness, more softly funky yeast, a weaker white pepper spiciness, and sparkly earthy, herbal, leafy hops.

The carbonation is still rather fizzy and frothy, the body a medium-light weight under all that, and more or less smooth in the face of that general tart, herbal character. It finishes just off-dry, the grain asserting itself to a degree, as the pepper, yeast, and hops dance a merry tango.

A decent enough saison, nice and peppery and kind of fruity - hell, I weirdly had a sneezing fit halfway through, as the pepper essence executed its little transformation. Anyways, a rather enjoyable affair, after that messy start.

Photo of ccrida
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is murk burnt gold with a fluffy, loose white head leaving scattered, foamy lace. Bottle best before 7/2015, so this very well may be fresh if only stamped out 3 years.

Smell is laden with tropical fruit esters. Nose tingling seltzer like quinine. Earthy hops. Sweet cereals as it warms, the esters growing more lime like.

Taste is also classic, but the earthy, herbal hop flavors are much more robust than the esters, unlike the nose. The finish is spicy.

Mouthfeel is dry, slick, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is pretty high, a classic, rustic saison, but with a modern twist from the big punch of nobles.

Photo of bottlerocket24
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ms11781
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of MDDMD
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden amber color with a nice white head and minimal lacing

S-yeast, malt, lemon , grass

T-malt, lemon grass, earthy notes, slight yeast funk

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp sharp mouthfeel

O-a nice Saison with good balance and earthy flavor! Good summer beer.

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cowboy83
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of mdwalsh
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fantastic authentic saison aroma, but the taste could be sharper. Bright white head could have lasted longer. Its about a year old so the "massive hoppiness" is gone. Mouthfeel is smooth, almost creamy. This would not be the most refreshing on a hot day but the complexity is wonderful.

Photo of petluo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Pdrufo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jjcote
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gleemonger
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had been waiting pop this one for about 8 months. It's nice outside, it's Spring-time. It goes pop...

Very nice looking beer. The only non-5 is the retention and lacing. Otherwise a brilliant gold, semi hazed, nice rocky white foamy head.

Faint aroma of apples, lemon zest, white pepper and sweet biscuits.

Flavors are good, but just very soft. Nothing pops out and takes control or even says "hi, how ya doing". Lemon and orange zest slumber, white pepper goes away, no coriander or herbal spice. While there's nothing bad in it, it's just a ho-hum profile. Slight bite with the hops, but...

very dry, too. Like air-dry rather than biting dry. It evaporates.

A good salad beer, easy drinking

Photo of Morningstorm
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.