Saison De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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260 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:
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Added by koopa on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
260
Reviews:
105
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.31%
 
 
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12
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Photo of dgilks
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultimate
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle served in my Allagash chalice. Pours a lovely translucent orange-gold with a loose, bubbly two inch bright white head. Head eventually settles into a fairly consistent skim with some delicate swaths of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses a light, herbal quality; perhaps a trace of rosemary and sage in the mix. Just the faintest yeast character - no funk at all. Taste consistent with nose - there's a light earthiness and a slightly skunky quality, as well as a hint of citrus. Finish culminates in a lightly lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and aggressively lively with a semi-dry finish. There's also a bit of astringency in the mix, most likely due to citrus expressed in the flavor profile. Fairly flavorful at 5.5% abv, but perhaps a bit too clean for my liking. Also, at $5.99 a bottle, I prefer to buy a bottle of Hennepin.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dailyjerome
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a nice tan foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of light rustic malt with sweet undertones also noticeable. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt notes with light residual sugars notes and a mildly spicy yeast notes with bready undertones. Body is full with limited carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Wonderfully executed with great drinkability and just enough complexity.

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

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of timmy2b
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Hultkrantz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Gasc0igne
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip.

Pours a nice layer big layer of white head. Color is a clear vibrant gold. Nice lace.

Aroma: dry with earthy notes. Pears and spice. Spices. Bready malts. Herbal. Some lemon citrus.

Taste: apple skin and pears. Bready malts and spices. Belgian yeast favors. A little alcohol shows. Apple sauce. Earthy and herbal flavors.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Very dry. Lighter bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a little dry.

Overall, a nice saison that drinks easily. Very traditional. I could drink a fair amount of this.

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Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
3.89 out of 5 based on 260 ratings.
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