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Saison De Dottignies - Brouwerij De Ranke

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BA SCORE
87
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Kmat10, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

nh2032, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

pathman, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Hultkrantz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Hultkrantz, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +3.1%

mdaschaf, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KStark, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of nrb1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

nrb1, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of humulus
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

humulus, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Sammy, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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!

Evil_Pidde, May 30, 2013
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

GTB, May 26, 2013
Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Lob, May 26, 2013
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

aztraz, May 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

chefpeet, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Ciocanelu, May 15, 2013
Photo of popery
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

popery, May 04, 2013
Photo of mick303
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, produced a rocky white head, showed average retention, but lacing is very solid. Colour is an orangey amber gold and quite hazy. Lots of carbonation visible, attractive beer. 3.75

S- apricots and light tropical fruits, pineapple. A full flowery yeastiness, barn floor, a bit of fruity acidity. Good balanced saison-style aromas, with a bit of aged dank lemon. 4

T- soft malty creaminess, then a subtle fruity yeast character. Lemon, hay, pear, a slight peanut. More drying acidity to the finish, crisp. A fair bit of interesting soft complexity, mineral notes, lychee, fields. Very well balanced and interesting with subtle complexities. Very tasty as it develops. 4.25

M- lots of soft carbonation, moderate light body with some balancing citrus bitterness. A clean refreshing finish, mild dry aftertaste. 4

A very good example of the style, well-made. Yeast is pretty understated and brings some interesting lemon citrus notes forward with a mild farmhouse complexity. It is rather mild and refreshing, light on bitterness, but with some cool things going on for sure. Worth a try definitely but not my favourite saison. Delicious and easy to drink. 4

mick303, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

schnarr84, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Alek, Mar 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ihmurria, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of pixieskid
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

pixieskid, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Seaba, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of laituegonflable
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased on a recommendation from Adam at Platinum Liquor.

Pours a pale gold colour; cloudy. Head is cream-coloured, dense and fluffy on top. Retaining well. Lace is clingy and producing some inspiring patterns. Lovely.

Smells quite nice. Funky and organic, with notes of soil, farm animals and earthy spice, with a nice floating fruit aroma as well - some packham pear, apricot and underfermented champagne. Pleasant, but par for the saison course.

Taste is more saisony, even. Rubbery upfront, with some barnyard funk - soil and coriander characters, grains of paradise and, and some lighter floral notes of lavender and maybe frangipani. Very nice mix, lots of organic flavours. Quite an earthy funk, especially on the bitter back, but overall a very nice, drinkable BElgian palate, with lots of flavour.

Swills nicely in the mouth. Not too dry on the back. Really quite pleasant.

Textbook saison, really. All the weird yeasty notes are present and vibrant, and overall it's tasty and drinkable. Recommended.

laituegonflable, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Mattias
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.