Saison De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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259 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Photo of ShanePB
2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JackRWatkins
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent but unremarkable, it's a safe choice but not really in interesting one

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

It's a pale gold colored beer, topped off by a large head which drops and leaves a thin, creamy lace on top. The nose....it's fine. I would describe it as rustic and spicy, most resemblant of pepper. A little wave of pear sweetens the aroma.

Not so good news as I taste it. What's this plastic that I'm tasting? Quite spicy as well, like white pepper, with almost nothing to balance it out. Only towards the end did I pick up a little sweetness in the form of pear, but it ends up being too little too late.

That was not a fun voyage. Next...

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Photo of bylerteck
2.65/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. From notes.

A - Poured a golden colour with a one finger fluffy eggshell head. No visible carbonation. Bright. Great lacing with thick rings. OK retention with a film on top.

S - Nice spice, some hop, and a little funk. Good light sweet spice.

T - Really yeasty, lemony and harsh. Yeast is too powerful. Hoppy in a few elements. Kinda tasted like bodywash and soap.

M - Mild carbonation, light body and a bitter and unpleasant tasting yeast finish leading into dryness.

O/D - Not for me. Everything but the taste was good. Sadly I want something that tastes good. Maybe the keg was off? This specific style of saison may be an acquired taste. My friend liked this beer alot but I couldn't do it. Harsh yeast and not enough funk/hop mix makes for a saison I can't do.

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Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy yellow, decent sized frothy wide head to it. Aroma was mildly perfumish, what's the deal with these saisons?

Hay, mild aged hops, almost like a hefe yeast going on here. Metallic. Lemon and soap. Bitter.

Don't really get the hubub about this beer. Simplistic and pedestrian, but not bad.

The highlarious memory of this beer will always be myself waiting forever for the old lady volunteer at SDIBF to get around to pouring beer, so I helped myself, she shrieks "nooo! you can't pour beer yourself," with a look on her face like I just raped her granddaughter. Laughingly, I coyly smile "or what?" "Or you'll be thrown out," she says as she pours me my beer. "Thanks I said, I knew you'd get around to pouring my beer right away if I took the initiative."

Seriously. Next time you're waiting for service at a store, event etc. . . just start doing it yourself. You'll be helped out right quick.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark yellow, solid white head, 3/4". Aroma was all perfume store and spice rack. Meh.

Taste had dry hay, yeast flavors reminiscient of witbiers, bitter soapiness, lemon, barley.

The yeast on this one is way too domineering. Its not bad, but its not my cup of tea, average all the way around.

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Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of ihmurria
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.15/5  rDev -19%

On tap in Antwerp. Pours deep golden colored with a creamy white one finger head. Aroma of pears, buttery notes, some yeast and grass. Flavor is extremely buttery tasting alongside sweet honey and some yeast funk. On the sweet side. Medium bodied with low carbonation . Wasn’t a huge fan of this one.

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Photo of Eisen
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Piraat tulip: cloudy with a thick white head. Smells yeasty and saisony. Not anything fantastic. Taste like white wine was mixed into the batch, which seems out of place considering the low abv. Taste does improve as it is drunk. Overall, interesting beer, but there are better saisons for the price.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of dense white head. Decent retention, average lacing.

S: Very light aroma. Starts out with apricots and a touch of musty funk.

T: Musty with a bit of peppercorn. Light to moderate bitterness to balance. Very, very mild.

M: Medium thickness with moderate carbonation.

O: There's nothing wrong with this beer, but it's pretty bland.

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Photo of Matt_P
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of silverking
3.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A- muddy gold with one inch of coarse light tan head. Decent head retention, poor lacing. Random splotches of foam stick at random to the sides of the glass. There is a lot of carbonation along the sides of the glass.

S- spicy hops, clove, yeast. pretty light. Some lemon peel as well.

T- clove, honey, grain, . some light spicy grassy hops in the finish. I'm really not Getting that barnyard funk that a saison should have.

M- light, prickly carbonation, refreshing.

O- eh. It doesn't scream saison to me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Jofroi
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Reagan1984
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Jakep2021
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
3.89 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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