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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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 105
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 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 spinrsx
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
3.36/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is dark amber, mostly clear, with a tight white head and great retention and lacing. Nose has some dusty brett with a stale caramel malt and bread crust aroma, with notes of lemon. Flavor is similar, moderate dustiness, some caramel maltiness with notes of lemon. Higher carb, soft, light body, semi dry finish.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale orange...bottle conditioned...with a billowing and lacing. Nose is raw dough and a bit of fruity esters. A little too raw yeasty for my nose. Flavor is crisp with just a touch of citrus and a few yeast notes as well, but not especially interesting. Overall, a nice refreshing saison that I probably wouldn't reach for again considering what else is out there.

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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 BenBreeg
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanglow
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Refloosh
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mike312
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A wonderful example of a saison: hoppy, thirst quenching, and balanced. I loved mixed fermentation saisons as much as the next guy, but how many traditional belgian saisons are funky (someone below dissed this for not having much/any barnyard...well, there's no brett, so that's a good sign)? Dupont, for one, is clean. Whatever you call this, it is an excellent low abv beer that is refreshing, complex and straight forward all at the same time. If I worked in a field all day, I'd sooner reach for this than a dorthy from HF. Oh, and Nino and Guido (founders and brewers) are awesome, still using whole hops from a single grower.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Takahiro
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle

L: pours pale, with a thin foam
S: mineraly, club soda (tonic)
T: silky malt upfront, some mid-range caramel notes, then abruptly changes to hop bitterness. After all that, caramel and grape-fruit hop bitterness creates a nice mixture of hop-juice in the mouth. quite an interesting interplay, and very pleasant.
F: finishes medium and a bit sticky from caramel, but this is good. reminds me of pale ale (not saison)
O: a nice beer

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Photo of SFC21
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wellsnb
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suckaj
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 eric5bellies
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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