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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012

 (RETIRED)
overall
93
97
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies/Dottenijs, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2012 edition: Père Noël base with XX Bitter hops.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2072) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
Great fresh, hoppy, grassy, flowery and fruity beer. Real Belgian craftsmanship.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (602) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Visual: Vintage beer is usually good; you can expect them to pay attention to details for that particular year. Shame it isn’t corked but capped instead. Pours cloudy translucent orange with a very large creamy foamy head with long retention, lots of lacing, and lots of activity. Nose: orange citrus fruity hops with sweet honeyed malts Attack: ultra-creamy texture, 6/10-sweetness, fresh hops Mid-palate: caramel malts, orange citrus, grassy, yeasty Finish: sharp bitter hops, cuts off-dry, lingering bitter finish. Summary: Well crafted and drinkable straight out of the fridge into a chilled glass. Bitterness and crispness fade and becomes heavy as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
pours hazy light golden with a very nice frothy white head, good retention and lacing. fruity and spicy belgian malts, touch of toasted candi, grass, pepper - very yeasty, touch of tropical, low but present and enjoyable phenols. lively to moderate carbonation, light to medium body, very nice dry grassy-spicy finish. much enjoyed this one! solid belgian ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. Clear gold pour. Very pretty, peppery, dry, belgian pale ale. Notes of grass, dusty hops, farmy belgian yeast (saison), sparkling palate. Quite quenching, an excellent BPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (871) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bière orangée, voilée avec une belle mousse et une dentelle convaincante. Nez fermier de grains frais, d’agrumes et d’herbes. En bouche, c’est campagnard à souhait; du bon jus de balle de foin. Très bon!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
750mL for $12 at La Bodega. Pours full haze glowing orange. Thicker white foam, spotty lacing. Nose is fresh peach, Taste is dry all the way, big biscuit and floral hop balance. Palate is crackery, some much fresh grist coupled with grassy hops. Quenching, balanced. No sugar. Doesn’t give off any stale hop notes. Great stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (2989) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
Clear blond. Aroma has citrus and floral hops. Flavour is a bit soapy. Floral, dry, bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerardgathier (266) - - JUN 21, 2013
Bruisend blond bier. Citrus hop, ook in smaak. Licht zoet. Droge finish. Niet onaardig

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3001) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2013
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Golden color, good foam. Immediate hoppy aromas, medium intensity, pine, good fruitiness, some tropical fruits and good yeast influence. Medium/full body & medium / high complexity. Solid bitterness, well balanced. Very enjoyable

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5356) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, large white head. Nice subtle phenolic peppery aroma with floral and herbal hops. Light to medium bodied, firm carbonation. Dry with meidum to high bitterness.


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