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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2013 version: XX Bitter hops with Saison De Dottignies malts.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4622) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20131208) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, spiciness and ripe tangerine. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were spices, fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, grassy hops, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had Belgian style yeast, spices and suprisingly acrid bitterness. The beer was very nice until the acrid finish hit my tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pours orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of hops, grass, lemon, malts and earthy notes. Taste is smooth, hoppy and grassy with hints of lemon, yeast, earthy notes and saison notes. Finish is smooth, malty and grassy with hops, yeast and earthy notes. Quite nicely hopped and tasty Belgian IPA/saison hybrid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2013
Draught @ Pikkulintu
Soapy aroma with grassy hops and some fruitiness. Flavour is soapy with grapefruit, some minerals and grass. Feels slightly watery on some sips. Good Belgian IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3283) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap @ pikkulintu. Deep golden, white head. Citrusy, floral, hoppy, yeasty, bubblegum in aroma. Flavor has wheat, floral hoppy notes, yeast, citrus. Very dry, bitter finish. Tasty.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12566) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap @SBWF 2013
Deep orange color, small white head. Fruity aroma, some candyish notes. Light to medium-bodied. Belgian yeasty-malty backbone, "green" fresh hops, attacking XX Bitter -like hoppyness. Somewhat restless. I have not been the big fan of earlier Hop Harvests and this is not an exception.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31235) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white and lacing head. Aroma is bubblegum estey, light fruity. Sweet, bubblegum, fruity and dry estery. Bitter and slight herbal, lasting bubblegum note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (13437) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2013
Draught at Fermentoren. Clear light yellow - white head. Grassy. Light banana. Yeasty. Light sweet notes. Light herbal. Boring.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trappist1 (502) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
From tap @ Delirium. Website of Delirium showing the 2011 picture, but would say they are tapping the 2013 brew? Color is blond, hazy, slightly orange, full white, appealing head. Nose is fruity (orange peels), hops. Taste is bitter, with overwhelming citrus that hits you in the face (a bit too much). Hints of yeast. Okey beer, refreshing, very dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
Tap @ Fermentoren, Cph. Pours clear golden yellow with a small, staying, creamy, white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, apples, light oranges, soft esters. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has grass, citrus, mild maltiness, some doughy notes. Very grassy, almost metallic finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4720) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2013
11/XI/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 5/X/18 (2013-1054)

Clear dark blond beer, creamy white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, bit soapy, spicy touch, bit sweet, fruity notes. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, spicy, hay, very grassy, bit soapy, very bitter and dry. Aftertaste: citrus, bitter, bit chemical, grassy, very bitter and dry ending, little soapy.


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