De Ranke Simplex | Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
17 Ratings
De Ranke SimplexDe Ranke Simplex
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by desint on 05-23-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,919
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
pDev:
9.32%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

while the name certainly conjures thoughts of a virus you dont want to contract (a curious choice indeed!), the beer in the bottle is really incredible. im a little confused as to what its supposed to be, the label clearly stating this isnt a pils, but it sure seems to be comprised of pilsener malts, and has the crispness of a good lager, a keller type pils. at the same time though, its got some belgian ale yeast characteristics, a floral and sort of blooming brightness about it, and its hoppier than most pilseners ever get, although still mild, drinkable, and restrained in bitterness. its a wonderful beer, perfect for the first weekend that actually feels like spring here in denver, its been a late start to the season here and this really hits the spot in this context. its blonde and pretty, airy white headed and bubbly as can be. the nose is grassy noble type hops, belgian single type malt richness and clean belgian yeast, with pear and apple and white wine elements to it, lightly spicy with hints of lemongrass and verbena when i think deeply about it, so fresh for being so light and coming all the way from belgium. carbonation is amazing, this feels creamy and crisp at the same time, and there is a wonderful lift here, so active and refined. i could drink this endlessly, its a shame the little bottle is almost five bucks for a single, but this is why belgian beer is special and you really do get what you pay for here. expert beer, as good as it gets, a neat style bender, and one i will absolutely be buying again!

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Sovereign.

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Photo of shelby415
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antyk
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is pale gold; the liquid clear. The three finger head is compact and white; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is quite light with some fruity-yeasty notes, hints of hay and spicy phenols. Banana peels and a hint of soap.

The taste is first very dry and bitter. Emerging notes of spices, fresh fruits and banana peels. Some yeast and dough. Medium body. The aftertaste is dry, too, with fresh coriander, nutmeg and bitter herbs. Passing hints of oranges and lime peel. Belgian yeast and strong clean bitterness in the finish.

The carbonation is very strong with lots of mid-sized long-lasting bubbles. The liquid is medium smooth.

A session Belgian IPA? Yes, why not: This is a dry bitter and highly refreshing beer!

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

How the hell is this a kolsch? Pours a hazy straw gold with a good head that didn't leave much lace. Nose has nice esters, white pepper, and a bit of light summer fruits and citrus. Taste certainly has that pepper, plus a little straw and quite a bit of bitter hops for a 4.5% beer. Lots of character in this one and I really like it. Can't understand how this is a kolsch, so I'll rate it as a saison/Belgian blonde.

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Photo of desint
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

De Ranke Simplex from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 17 ratings