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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:
#11,397
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
267
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
Gots:
32
Trade:
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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of SFC21
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of babaracas
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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 wisrarebeer
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: great rocky head, amber color
S: great nose, yeasty, malty, traditional Belgium saison
T: extremely well-balanced, all the classic hallmarks of a traditional saison, yeasty, earthy, good malt and great hop balance, not overly bitter
M: soft
D: extremely drinkable

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Photo of NateMac13
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Phigg1102
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Bunman3
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Craft Beer Market in Calgary. This was an extremely bright a fruity Saison, so much so that I intially wondered if our server got the order correct. Upon further tasting, I found more of the pepper, honey and peach. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and would love to have another run at it. It is crisp, bright, and easy to enjoy.

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Photo of facesnorth
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Docrock
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bum732
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

S: Musty, yeasty, slightly floral, grassy, touch of fruit.

L: Cloudy orangish yellow, nice fluffy head, decent retention, great lacing.

T: Grassy, earthy malt, slightly grainy. Some mineralness and herbal bitterness leading to a fairly dry finish. Touch of fruit in the bitterness.

M: Very smooth medium body. Med-high carbonation.

A solid saison, i really enjoyed the flavors, i just wish the flavors were a little more bold, felt like everything was too subtle.

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Photo of dogfishandi
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle pulled from fridge poured into a bulb glass. no freshness date.

pours a deep, almost amber gold with a big rocky, forthy white head. lots of haziness and bits of sediment. some great retention and lots of nice sticky lace.

the aroma is full of a very sharp acidic lemon grass funk, bubblegum belgian yeast, and some light pilsner/ grainy malts in the background and maybe even a little bit of hops.

great taste! so many complex flavors. a good deal of malty body, acidic lemon citrus burst, bits of earthy funk throughout, bubblegummy belgian yeast. has quite a citrus peppery hoppy bitter finish. top notch.

medium bodied, high amount of bitey carbonation, that settles out as the beer warms. kind of sneaks up on your palate.

this is definatly one of the more drinkable saisons out there. just the right amount of funk to session all night (if you can afford it) and quite a bit of hops, as well as malts which i like! definatly worth a try if you can get it.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330mL bottle into my Troubadour tulip.

Orange peel to amber gradient, cloudy, with sunglow highlights. A smooth magnolia layer of micro-cream blankets the liquid like a fine layer of snow. Sticky pasty lacing - good retention.

Cotton candy, sourdough starter, tangerine, and faint soapy wildflowers in the nose.

Surprisingly dry, earthy, and hoppy on the palate. Grassy/earthy flavors are supported by a lightly tart citrus note. Moderately bitter, crisp, mineral-laden, winter-fruit-like finish with a kiss of peppercorn. Excellent.

Well carbonated - somewhat spritzy in fact - medium-light bodied yet with the impression of being mores substantial than it is.

One of the more hop-forward Belgian examples you'll find, without abandoning tradition like many domestic versions do. Tasty, and a good value.

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

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.34/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mick303
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, produced a rocky white head, showed average retention, but lacing is very solid. Colour is an orangey amber gold and quite hazy. Lots of carbonation visible, attractive beer. 3.75

S- apricots and light tropical fruits, pineapple. A full flowery yeastiness, barn floor, a bit of fruity acidity. Good balanced saison-style aromas, with a bit of aged dank lemon. 4

T- soft malty creaminess, then a subtle fruity yeast character. Lemon, hay, pear, a slight peanut. More drying acidity to the finish, crisp. A fair bit of interesting soft complexity, mineral notes, lychee, fields. Very well balanced and interesting with subtle complexities. Very tasty as it develops. 4.25

M- lots of soft carbonation, moderate light body with some balancing citrus bitterness. A clean refreshing finish, mild dry aftertaste. 4

A very good example of the style, well-made. Yeast is pretty understated and brings some interesting lemon citrus notes forward with a mild farmhouse complexity. It is rather mild and refreshing, light on bitterness, but with some cool things going on for sure. Worth a try definitely but not my favourite saison. Delicious and easy to drink. 4

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Photo of timmy2b
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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