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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

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed in a new IPA glass over 20 minutes in an ocean sun.
Hemp emanates from the frothing bottle right upon opening.
Soapy pour, moderate cohesive retention, spotty lacing. Unfiltered opaque haze with visible, vigorous bubbling.
After hemp scents clear a bit, cloves and some resin and peanuts come through. Yeast kissed with lemon zest is sensible, too.
More citrus in the mouth. Chewy sourdough and sage. The nuttiness persists in the taste, as well. Ropey funk is rather unrelenting, though--some space for more of the apples and some added bright spice would be better.
For all the visible bubbles, it needs the buzz of more carbonation, since the relatively low alcohol won't cut through. The result is a rather flat, drab feel of cream on the tongue--it just slides back and once in the glottis, it's done.
Breaking this beer down into component assessments makes for the potential for an unfair review, overall. Because it is greater than the sum of its parts. De Ranke needs to balance its drugs more evenly, though--cut back on the ganja and add more booze.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of dense white head. Decent retention, average lacing.

S: Very light aroma. Starts out with apricots and a touch of musty funk.

T: Musty with a bit of peppercorn. Light to moderate bitterness to balance. Very, very mild.

M: Medium thickness with moderate carbonation.

O: There's nothing wrong with this beer, but it's pretty bland.

Photo of humulus
3.26/5  rDev -16%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour is all all white, light head. After quite some time the slightly hazy, golden liquid rises while the head settles, but man it goes slowly. Nice lacings.

S: Dry, sour and yeatsy. Stable and some leather. Hay and freshly cut grass and nettles. Malty. Citric.

T: RIch malt with lots of yeasty and sour notes. Lots of stable and hay/grass/nettles. Well balanced and very complex.

B: Rather thin body, but with the sour yeastyness - that's not a problem. Carbonation is rich, but the small bubbles are smooth. Aftertaste is rather short and very sour.

O: A very well-crafted and complex Saison. The rather low ABV is not an issue - fantastic!

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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep orange color. Quite cloudy. Opaque. Big off-white head. Rocky. Good retention, lots of lacing. Solid clumps of bubbles stick to the glass. Fun paper-wrapping on the bottle. Lots of sweet, fresh grain in the aroma. Musty, yeast character. Smells dry. Very fruity. I'm getting a big tropical note with some stone fruit and citrus - pineapples, mangoes, peaches, apricots and lemons. A little bit of pepper spice. The taste starts with pale malt, nice and sweet. Lots of tropical and light stone fruit. Dry and dusty finish with a touch of hop bitterness. Medium body, fairly smooth. Despite the dry finish, it's still quite gentle. Very good beer. It hits the traditional saison notes and puts some of its own unique spin on the style. Happy to have tried it.

Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.