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Saison De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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Saison De DottigniesSaison De Dottignies
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
267 Ratings
Saison De DottigniesSaison De Dottignies
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by koopa on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,392
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
267
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
32
Trade:
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a hazy medium golden amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing, looks nice. Aroma of grainy, husky malt with light mineral content, saison yeast, apple and pear, a hint of orange. Flavor is slightly sweet grainy malt with some husk bitterness, apple, pear, orange and mild light stone fruit. Finishes with mixed grain, a hint of caramel, grapefruit rind and light hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp, peppery carbonation, great mouth feel. A really flavorful, grainy, complex fruit saison with an excellent body and carbonation. I wonder if this particular one has variable quality problems, because this seems to get reviews all over the map. If so, I got a great bottle. This was a pleasant surprise because, although brand fresh new to our market area, this is a year old bottle (thanks Shelton Bros!) with good, but not stellar reviews. I like this a lot, it looks, feels and tastes good. Pretty much hits all the notes I like in a saison. Very full flavored for the moderate ABV. A very good farmhouse that makes me think that if field workers really got something this flavorful for a daily farm house beer, they were lucky indeed. I've liked just about everything I've had from De Ranke and wish they were not so rare on the market in my area.

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Photo of jonc0119
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bf_89
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of byronic
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is translucent gold with a small head, with good retention though. Some lacing. Smell is Belgian yeast, some hops and some typical Belgian spice. Taste is similar to the nose, but I found the yeast comes forward then a peppery aapect, and ends with a hoppy bitter finish. Feel is medium body with good carbonation.

An interesting saison, loved the traditional Belgian aspects, but the hops were a little off putting for the style.

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Photo of StormAles
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of windowside
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quafftastic
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatsmyspot
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goalie35
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arkanu
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange beer, 2-finger white head, low retention.
Smell - yeast esters, yellow fruits.
Taste - moderate bitterness, herbal hops, utterly dry, slightly astringent.
Light body, good carbonation.
Disappointing.

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Photo of Budlum
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JFrank78
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andpit
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FLima
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber orange color with a thick head with great retention.
Aroma with lots of bread, Belgian yeast, hay and herbal hops.
Spicy flavor with notes of oranges, peppery yeast, herbal hops, grapefruit, pear and lemon. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with somewhat effervescent carbonation.
Hoppy and spicy Saison with assertive notes and fruity nuances. Original and interesting.

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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was quite excited when I poured my first glass. The aroma was spot on and it poured nice and clear with a pale to golden color. The aftertaste in the mouth was pleasant. What let it down was the taste. The was an overriding bitterness which was unpleasant and it lacked body.

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Photo of killcore
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 267 ratings
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