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:
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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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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of JaimeLondon
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This is my first try of a belgian Saison! A great beginning as I can see!
It's a saison of a light, pale orange color and a nice big foam.
It has a nice sweet, malty, and earthy aroma.
Taste is malty and earthy too, it begins fruity, a bit tart and sweet but then comes some bitter notes.
Hoppiness is at good level, aftertase is bitter but not dry.
Great body and carbonation.

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Photo of Jackz29
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of mush
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rale
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of srhoadsy
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy bronze color with an inch plus of airy beige head that slowly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Very strong earthy, spicy aroma.

Very well balanced flavor profile. Earthy, grassy, hint of lemon with pepper and spices.

Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that gives it a crisp finish. Earthy aftertaste on the back of the tongue.

Overall, I really enjoyed this saison. I was afraid from the aromas it was going to focus too much on one flavor or another. However, it is very well balanced and pleasant.

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Photo of Docrock
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Danny1217
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MarioM
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter

A: Golden pale yellow with a white soapy head that quickly dissipated o a rim of medium bubbles with a few left over patches of small bubbles in the center.

S: Earthy hay like almost grassy hops on the nose with a gentle sweet malt character in the background. Definitely a hoppy example.

T: Sweet malt comes through then followed by the hops. Not as hoppy as I assumed. Definitely more malt forward with that typical musty farmhouse thing going on.

M: High carbonation adds a nice feel to the sweet malty beer and adds to the dryness. Nice bitterness lingers and is quite refreshing. Definitely feels thicker than a dry 5.5 % abv saison but saison yeast coupled with high carbonation can work wonders.

O: A nice malt forward, yet hoppy saison. Nice farmhouse character, drinkable and sessionable.

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Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of timmy2b
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jakep2021
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of logicerror
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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 pinyin
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Saisons are somewhat new to me, but it looks as though I chose a great one when I found a bottle of this at Whole Foods on Bowery and Houston.

Very smooth and refined, albeit pricey.

I would love to find a case of this stuff, but even at my goto craft brew suppliers it is really difficult to find this brew.

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Photo of Gasc0igne
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on glass as beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, pear, apple, powdery yeasty esters, spiciness, bready and pale malts, and Belgian candy.

Taste: Pear, apple, lemony, powdery yeast, spicy, pilsner and pale malts, some Belgian candy, and lingering mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little chewy, a little dry, medium to high carbonation, and enjoyable.

Overall: This Saison is like a light triple. I was expecting more on the spicy and flavorful end, but was left short of my expectations. Still happy that it is a borderline triple.

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Photo of babaracas
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium orange with billowing, dense eggshell colored head, settles to a thin cap, thick sheet of lace coating the glass. Smell: spicy and peppery with pear and apple and a bit of whole grain bread. Taste: follows the nose... pear, crisp apple, moderately hoppy...spicy, leafy; peppery. Some sugar cookie meets hawaiian roll backdrop. Medium bodied with exceptionally creamy feel.

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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 MacStinson
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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