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De Ranke Hop Harvest 2012

 (RETIRED)
overall
92
97
style
Formerly brewed at Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2012 edition: Père Noël base with XX Bitter hops.


3fourths' rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2013
bottle-conditioned 750ml. careful pour is lightly hazed light amber with a large off-white lasting head. rich hop aromatics of flowers, citrus / pineapple / mango, dried grass) with seemingly endless depth to the yeast (basement must, spices, dried herbs, minerals). enjoyable but muted crackers and bread crust pale malt expression. medium-light body with high effervescence and soft malt texture; strongly spicy and bitter, pithy and somewhat astringent at times, but with the malt soft as it is the hop brashness can be taken. chewy sweet pale malt sugars across the front and middle with a lingering oiliness late in a vibrant, spicy, mineral-heavy finish. lovely stuff. I wish a local producer could put something out like this.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4911) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
750ml bottle. Clear golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Floral and grassy hoppy aroma, minimally dusty, hints of pollen, unspecific fruity background in green apple and unripe pear direction. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty, minimally biscuity, floral hoppy overtones with accumulating mildly grassy hop bitterness, fruity background with hints of green apple and pear; super soft palate, gentle though effective carbonation. Another very nice De Ranke Ale with subtle strengths.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7552) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a thick off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor and still some hoppy bitterness after 3 years in the bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Capped 750 from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours hazy gold with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of fruity and earthy hops. Med body or better. Lots of hop; pretty dry; fairly bitter. Tastes really good; hops seem to have avoided damage.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Just some attributes from the tasting notes: sweet malts, harsh hops, oxidized? sweet sour and bitter flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (418) - ITALY - MAR 17, 2015
75 cl bottle. Clear amber with medium white head. Fresh hops aroma, notes of grass. Malt flavour, hints of grass, spicy, bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2559) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2015 75cl bottle shared@Nieuwjaarsreceptie Gentse Biervereniging, merci. Damp honey pollen in aroma lands gently on dry honeyed malts and more damp XX Poperinge bitter grassy hops, well-rounded. Evidently lost some over age, but quite some simple splendor managed to survive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dona055 (10) - Borgo San Lorenzo, ITALY - JAN 17, 2015
nel colore quasi arancio, schiuma corposa non molto persistente. birra erbacea, molto luppolata, amara ma molto bevibile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2014
golden color with a off-white head. nose: malts, hops, bit of a metallic touch in the back. taste: malts and a lot of hops. great MtF, very well balanced. almost smooth and creamy, but a long gentle bitterness, dry taste. was a bit afraid that the aging would have had an impact, but it feels less than i was worried for. All in the back, got some malt sweetness. but this is still a very fine, fresh hoppy brew. on the otherhand, carbonation feels a bit subdued. good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (1256) - USA - NOV 7, 2014
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Very hoppy Belgian beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1180) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl (merci Nino @sherwood pub). Superbe houblonnage sur cette bière ! Complexe à souhait sans être trop amère. Un régal !


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