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Saison De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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Saison De DottigniesSaison De Dottignies
BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
269 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:
#10,772
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
269
pDev:
11.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
33
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Eisen
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
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 +12.2%
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 -2.8%

Photo of Flounder57
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +3.1%
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 Molson2000
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of magnusdave
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of MacStinson
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ShanePB
2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of BartMcStout
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed in a new IPA glass over 20 minutes in an ocean sun.
Hemp emanates from the frothing bottle right upon opening.
Soapy pour, moderate cohesive retention, spotty lacing. Unfiltered opaque haze with visible, vigorous bubbling.
After hemp scents clear a bit, cloves and some resin and peanuts come through. Yeast kissed with lemon zest is sensible, too.
More citrus in the mouth. Chewy sourdough and sage. The nuttiness persists in the taste, as well. Ropey funk is rather unrelenting, though--some space for more of the apples and some added bright spice would be better.
For all the visible bubbles, it needs the buzz of more carbonation, since the relatively low alcohol won't cut through. The result is a rather flat, drab feel of cream on the tongue--it just slides back and once in the glottis, it's done.
Breaking this beer down into component assessments makes for the potential for an unfair review, overall. Because it is greater than the sum of its parts. De Ranke needs to balance its drugs more evenly, though--cut back on the ganja and add more booze.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Hultkrantz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of nrb1
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
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 humulus
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a cloudy, apricot yellow with a high, creamy foam.

S: grassy, citrus, melon and some acid. An unpleasant odeur of urine.

T: malt and fruit sweetness. Yeast, a saaz-type bitterness and green apples with an acidic punch.

M: high carbonation, small bubbles.

O: refreshing, but a little tame. Smell brings down the overall impression.

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Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour is all all white, light head. After quite some time the slightly hazy, golden liquid rises while the head settles, but man it goes slowly. Nice lacings.

S: Dry, sour and yeatsy. Stable and some leather. Hay and freshly cut grass and nettles. Malty. Citric.

T: RIch malt with lots of yeasty and sour notes. Lots of stable and hay/grass/nettles. Well balanced and very complex.

B: Rather thin body, but with the sour yeastyness - that's not a problem. Carbonation is rich, but the small bubbles are smooth. Aftertaste is rather short and very sour.

O: A very well-crafted and complex Saison. The rather low ABV is not an issue - fantastic!

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Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Saison De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 269 ratings
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