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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: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
2012 edition: Père Noël base with XX Bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2391) - NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Barleywine enjoyed at home
Golden clear, massive beige head. Smells of belgian yeast esters, malts, some grass and phenols. Light sweet, quite fruity, yeast esters, some meaty flavors, spicy. Medium bitter finish, quite intense hops. Overall not very exciting

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1323) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - FEB 1, 2014
Big bottle. Bought it with the XX Bitter at the same time... both turned out to be skunked, but this one much less, only a quarter of the way (?) so it wasn’t completely ruined. Shared with a friend who immediately mentioned the skunk without prodding so I know I’m not crazy. But anyhow pours light amber off-white head, grassy/floral hops, grass straw esters and pepper flavour... I think this is my kind of beer, sadly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1960) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
bottle a hazy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus spices fruits pineapple yeast and hops flavor malts spices citrus fruits herbs and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (510) - GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from Prik & Tik Marlou. Pours sunny yellow with a big white head. Smells of wheat, lemons and spices. Wheaty, sour beginning soon makes space for an upcoming refreshing, grassy hop bitterness. Great hoppiness lingering till the end, dry hopped freshness with only a little bitterness supporting the floral flavors and giving this beer a pleasant medium body. Has a very dry finish, and is an overall easy to drink harvest beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, peach and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long fruity and yeasty finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. A big, collapsing, off-white head forms over an unclear, orange-colored body. Lots of peppery hops on the nose, with orangey fruityness, some white sugar and Belgian yeast, and also some grass. It’s quite bitter in the mouth, both initially and in the end, with orange zest, white sugar and a yeast hint. It’s quite dry on the palate, even though there’s sweetness there as well, with a soft but perhaps a bit low carbonation level. Fruity and bitter finish with a peppery, grassy hops touch. Quite nice this one, but I have to admit I prefer the more traditional Belgian way of brewing. 140111

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6709) - 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_ (3723) - 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 (11524) - 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 (100) - - 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

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