De Ranke Père Noël
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

De Ranke Père NoëlDe Ranke Père Noël
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Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #129
Ranked #20,966
3.79 | pDev: 12.14%
Yesterday at 11:09 PM
Dec 04, 2001
Père Noël is a Christmas ale, though very different from any other Christmas ales you might know. While most Christmas ales are rich & sweet, this one is amber-coloured, 7% vol. Alc. strong and tastes quite bitter. The complex taste is completed with the addition of liquorice. In the recipe we can also find pale malt, Munich malt, Caramel malt, Brewers Gold hops and Hallertau hops.
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Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Yesterday at 11:09 PM
Rated: 3.75 by petewheeler from Maryland

Thursday at 02:08 AM
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Wednesday at 08:38 PM
Rated: 4.38 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2023
Rated: 3.79 by aanth from District of Columbia

Nov 15, 2023
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled most probably bottle conditioned and shared out at Beer nouveau tap
Pours a hazy barley coloured body with thick white head
Aroma is orange brandy
Flavour is sweet Barleywine
Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Rerate. 330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Cloudy deep golden colour, large white head. Has a more pronounced hoppiness than your average Belgian Christmas beer. Very nice, score unchanged.

Original rating: Bottles, shared at Holmen Nanobryggeri’s annual Christmas/Yule beer tasting. ABV 7.0%. Cloudy deep golden to orange colour, moderate white head. Spicy attractive aroma. Spicy flavour with decent hops throughout. An enjoyable brew!
Apr 06, 2022
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Reviewed by oyecomova from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really nice overall. Hoppy and spicy. You can taste the alcohol but it's not out of place. Slight hints of banana but the Xmas spices are a bit more subtle with the hoppi ness taking the front flavors. Pretty mellow on the back, but I wouldn't say really smooth. Would drink again.
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Nov 24, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Dazka from Italy

Dec 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Jack_14 from Italy

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Creamy, soft and abundant foam.
2020 Version (EXP 03/09/2025)
Color, as usual, amber orange.
Soft body in the mouth.
Caramel and sweetish hints, slightly toasted, before the arrival of a rather bitter hint that after drinking brings out spicy notes of licorice, gooseberry and green pepper (more flagrant than last year, in my memory)
However characterized by a good bitterness.
Christmas beer always "sui generis" where the candied and panettone aspects are definitely set aside by a strong bitterness and spicy hints that enhance the drink due to having swallowed the sip.
Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Lovely clear amber brew topped with floating islands of foam in Bellegems Bruin glass. Slushy mothfeel with a dose of acidity. Aroma is butter and apples. It really tastes like apples, sweet and cider.

Pleasantly sweet and fruity. sort of a mild spice cake taste with a lemony touch. The Belgian yeast seeps its way into the aftertaste and adds a modest bitter edge. Very scratchy, though, after alf a glass. From the 750 ml bottle purchased on the West Coast.
Dec 14, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by prototypic from Ohio

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 3.2 by SaveWaterDrinkBeers from Maine

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- Dark amber, quite hazy, pours with 3mm ultra-fine white head.
S- Quite fruity, almost over towards the citrus side.
T- Ooh dry, pungent but dry. The latter builds. Into a sort of conifer/resinous/deeply aromatic theme.
F- Overall it's quite dry, in a pungent resinous way.
O- It's different. If anything it tastes materially higher than 7% due to it's deep pungency. It's like a pale ale, turbo'd on the hops, given the richness-profile of an Xmas beer, whilst 'only' being 7%. Interesting but a bit OTT on the hops for me, perhaps an Xmas treat for major hop-heads?
330ml bottle. BB: 14/08/2020 (printed in black on base of dark green margin of lable).
Nov 26, 2019
Rated: 3 by AreSoms from Sweden

Jul 29, 2019
Rated: 3.74 by Beersilio from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2018
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Rated by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Musty apple aroma, bruised bananas, dried apricots, caramel malts, herbal hops, licorice, phenolic spice
Dec 25, 2018
De Ranke Père Noël from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 482 ratings