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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

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
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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ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-04-2013 21:08:01 | More by ihmurria
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-02-2013 19:18:40 | More by pixieskid
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Seaba

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2013 14:22:09 | More by Seaba
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:09:23 | More by laituegonflable
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Mattias

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-25-2013 20:14:28 | More by Mattias
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-25-2012 04:50:00 | More by MRsojourner
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None
Glass: Tulip

De Ranke's saison plays up an interesting combination of saison yeast-influenced bubblegum character with caramel and/or toasted malts and a variety of hop and vegetation-like characters. One to keep an eye out for and pick up if seen, though a bit expensive at $4.30 for a 12oz bottle.

Pours a subtly off-white head, composed of small bubbles with high density, with fairly good head retention, the foam lasting a few minutes. As it descends, it leaves subtle strands of lacing, but nothing particularly substantial. Over time, the head collapses to a ring around the glass with wispy remnants of bubbles atop the rest of the body. The beer's body is about 75% opaque, a golden-brown with orange tint (light bringing out the yellow-orange hues). Carbonation is fairly vigorous and easily visible from the center and along the sides of the glass.

Aroma is of modest, but noticeable caramel malts, bubblegum, a bit of coriander, modest Brettanomyces, and unknown but other savory herbs.

Taste opens with caramelized sugar sweetness, slightly akin to baked butternut squash. The toasted malt sweetness develops on the front of the palate, eventually involving slight Brettanomyces-related plastic resin as well. Mid-palate brings in continued caramel malt sweetness, rich bubblegum, subtle bright fruit esters, continued mild Brettanomyces character, and underlying toasted malt sweetness. Closes out with renewed baked butternut squash-like sweetness tied to savory herbs, bubblegum, and mild Brettanomyces. Lingering aftertaste of mildly bitter hops and herbs atop toasted malt sweetness.

Body is medium to medium-heavy, with mid-level carbonation that leads to a beer that foams up on the palate rather substantially. The resultant mouthfeel is generally smooth and pillowy, interestingly accentuating the beer's heft. The finish is dry with a bit of savory and slightly bitter herb qualities across the palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 06:21:49 | More by falloutsnow
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-14-2012 03:16:25 | More by CalebHiliadis
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-09-2012 13:00:42 | More by YamagamiTravis
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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-04-2012 15:55:30 | More by speak72
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-30-2012 19:13:10 | More by jklecko2
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SupremePie

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-27-2012 21:24:54 | More by SupremePie
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2012 02:05:38 | More by schopenhauerale
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dansmcd

Australia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a muddy river water colour, with a thick white head and swirls of sediment.

S - Mould, wet blanket, apple cider vinegar. Sour and rustic.

T - Bags of funky yeast here, peach, pear and apple cider.

M - Chalky in the finish, high carbonated and pritzy.

O - Plenty of farmhouse character.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 08:04:17 | More by dansmcd
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-20-2012 15:54:17 | More by Bobhoya
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-12-2012 20:32:41 | More by yossarian14
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-12-2012 18:01:56 | More by jmtpi
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 00:51:16 | More by gatornation
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-02-2012 19:05:04 | More by t0rin0
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pknyc

New York

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

08-26-2012 02:52:44 | More by pknyc
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.5/5  rDev -10%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 17:04:45 | More by Cozzatoad
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 05:09:45 | More by biboergosum
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ccrida

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 00:31:01 | More by ccrida
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bottlerocket24

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-16-2012 03:26:29 | More by bottlerocket24
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2012 03:43:43 | More by rolltide8425
Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.