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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2012 edition: Pčre Noël base with XX Bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, herbal hops, some grassy notes and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and bitter with some malt, fruitiness, vanilla and grassy notes. Medium body, average carboantion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle bought @ systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy golden with a big frothy goldenish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing on the glass. Smell is phenolic, estery and herbal with banana bread, bubblegum, freshly cut grass, pine needles, peaches, apricots, pineapple, dry soil, white pepper corns, overripe plums, dry wood and overripe grapes. taste is tiny sweet, bitter, phenolic, estery and herbal with crackers, bubblegum, grapefruit rinds, freshly cut grass, pine needles, lemongrass, dry wood, dry soil, pepper corns, overripe plums and hints of sheet metal and banana bread. Mouthfeel is dry, astringent, tiny round and medium bodied. finish is bitter with banana bread, bubblegum, grass, pine, dry soil and black pepper corns. Quite good but I wish I had cracked this open fresher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10460) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
750 ml bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting amber head. Aromas of straw, pine, grapefruit, yeast, earthiness and light horseblanket. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, pine, grapefruit zest and light horseblanket with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sjoerdve (98) - - DEC 23, 2013
Big bottle, shared. It’s a great beer to start with. The taste is full with a nice bitter aftertaste. Would recommend when appropriate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bomber from cheese shop, hazy yellow pour with off white head, fruity hoppy aroma, and taste is similar , good hopps for its style

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
.75 bottle. Golden hazy. Nice fruity malmelady apricot-citrus hops, with a touch of autumny leaves and a bit of greenery. Slightly hayish malts. Soft nice smooth medium body, feels really nice on the palate. Bitter, good. This is really a tasty nice fresh ale. Autumnal leaves, good sweet fruityness and a harmonous malty backing. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Bottled, medium sample. Hazy golden color, medium head. Aroma of spicy and flowery hop, hint of spicy yeast, slight peppery. Medium bitterness. Ok stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
Big offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Fruity herbal aroma with minty notes. Dryish earthy resiny herbal taste with grassy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry resiny fruity mealy aftertaste with herbal grassy notes. Nice, drinkable, maybe a little bit austere, but with a good bit of sweetness to it. (0.75l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1659) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and fruity. Flavour is bitter, yeasty and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (715) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2013
Cloudy orange. Low carbonation. Fulness of a Belgium ale with a hop hit. Bread notes with banana and apricot. Nice beer.

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