Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #20
Ranked #13,854
3.95 | pDev: 8.1%
May 07, 2023
May 23, 2017
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Rated: 3.92 by TheRatCage from Connecticut

May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 03, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jun 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.2oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a good-sized, khaki-colored head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace on the glass. It smelled funky with barnyard notes, caramel and spices. It tasted of spices, yeastiness, toffee and a hint of funkiness.
Sep 23, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by mizx from England

Aug 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by shigg85 from Japan

May 25, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 04, 2021
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
De Belgiuminabox. Montnaod router Huawei wifi 6, y webcam. Luego jugando a God of War 3. En copa Grimbergen. Ligera, con perfil belga muy seco y con bastante presencia herbal. No está mal pero tampoco dice mucho. Se echa en falta dulzor
Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe (£1.91):
Golden amber, translucent & topped with a 1cm, foamy white head that holds well; there's some lacing on the sides of the glass & plenty of visible carbonation rising to the surface too. Sharp & fresh on the nose with citrus, dry hops & some yeast alongside floral notes with a little banana & spice at the end too. Some apple, pears & citrus fruits open up the taste but it's a touch more subdued than the nose; there was some spices & yeast further on too with grassy hops & herbal flavours rounding things off. It's a lively beer with a very dry palate that's sharp & crisp too.
Jul 25, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L- Deeper gold, some haze, a couple of small lumps of sediment entered the pour at the last moment. Pours with pillowy white 2Cm head [ps. which holds really well].
S- I just get some blended mild citrus zest.
T- Wooh it's hoppy-dry; I wasn't expecting that on my first sip of beer today! Well, it certainly isn't a Pils! In fact it's so hoppy it's making me sneeze repeatedly!!
F- This is really drying on my palate...
O- I can hopefully finish this beer but it isn't working for me. The hoppy dryness dominates completely for me, meaning it seems majorly unbalanced. Not a beer I'd wish to drink again.
330ml bottle BB: 24/01/2022. Bought from BelgiumInABox Antwerp/BE for home delivery to me in London/UK.

--Update: After seriously disliking this beer I accidentally ordered another bottle as part of a jumbo-batch from a UK beer warehouse. I'm going to edit my original 3.75/3.25/1.75/2/2 rate somewhat as I'm surprised to find this one a lot more palatable. Yes it's still dry but I'm getting detail I didn't get last time, like quite complex aromatic timber notes. It's still somewhat more austere than my go-to range, but it's ok. Now 3.75/3.25/3/3/3
Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Lightly veiled gold color with a compact white head and a fine texture. Scent of malt, light caramel, citrus, herbaceous. The drink has a good balance of sweetness and bitterness, where neither of the two components is excessively marked. Crackers, honey, yellow fruit, peach and citrus fruits, herbaceous and earthy hints, spiciness. Medium body, soft and medium sparkling. Dry and bitter finish. Delicate, clean and well made beer.
Jun 04, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 05, 2020
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy, medium straw yellow with a big five finger white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of mildly grainy malt, grassy hops, mild orange and lemon citrus; spicy. Flavor is lightly grainy hops, orange citrus, light stone fruit, grassy and floral hops; finishes with grapefruit rind and nice grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A nice Belgian pale ale base with some modestly assertive hopping to give the finish a more modern edge. The classic fruit flavors in the Belgian yeast merge with the fruit in the hops in a quite pleasant way. I think this style used to be called Belgian IPA, but I guess it's a hoppy Belgian pale ale now, and a very nice one.
Sep 10, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Aug 09, 2019
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clouded amber color with a spongy, big head.

Smells of rich wheat, leafy hops and a flowery note in between.

Has a well carbonated, light mouthfeel with a fantastic bitterness to it, going all the way.

This tastes of bread dough and a prominent hoppy dryness from first glance, unrevelling a noble herb note, as well as a note of bitter lime. A subtle, wheat and cracker defined balance gets established then, amped up by the beer‘s mineralic carbonation. Finishes a little heavier on the yeast, which brings an estery pepper note to the palate and even more bitter hops, ending fresh and crisp, without denying its belgian origin.

This is a flavorful low abv blond ale with a great hoppy edge to it, which defines the taste in this entirely.
Jul 29, 2019
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beautiful intense golden, white and creamy foam.
The hop dominates the smell, with grass, hay, light citrus, a hint of pink pepper.
Same notes in the taste, herbal notes overall, on a light malt base.
Again pepper and spiciness.
Bitter, intense, pleasant and very drinkable.
Jul 23, 2019
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Reviewed by OlaB from Norway

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium top off white head that dissolves quickly.
Aroma is of ripe fruits, citrus, bisquits, hay, grass, yeast,spices and floral hops.
The taste starts of dry and bitter with presence of fruits, citrus and spices in the flavour. The finish is quite bitter with floral and grassy hop notes. Aftertaste has a decent lenght, and the flavours are quite rounded for the low abv. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a medium carbonation and a light body.
A quite tasty and easy drinking ale that goes down easy on a hot day.
Jul 07, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Jun 13, 2019
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours into a stemmed glass a yellow/straw color with a half finger sticky bone white head atop,one broken ring of lace left behind as it settled.Lightly toasted pilsner malts,cork,and and mild barnyard in the nose,not much sweetness detected.Dry and crisp as a bone on the palate,pilsner malts are the dominant flavor with a slightly medicinal hoppiness in the back end,no sweetness and very very drinkable.This is a quaffer for a beautiful not overly humid day like today in NC.Really well made 'not pilsner'.
Jun 11, 2019
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