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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Saison
Dottignies, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saison de Dottignies is a high-fermenting saison with a relatively low alcohol content which makes for a well-balanced beer.

Taste: Full of taste, but very drinkable. Heavily-hopped and thirst-quenching - typical of saison-styled beers.

Hops: Challenger, Brewers Gold, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Styrian Golding


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainTilven (146) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2016
Corps orange tirant sur le brun, trouble avec levures visibles; mousse blanche fine, serrée, crémeuse; bulles extrêmement fines à peine visibles. Arômes d’herbe, orange douce; végétal. Première bouche avec une douceur maltée en ouverture très vite rattrapée par une amertume prononcée; de ce fait, très apéritive. Met en valeur les produits de la mer; en l’occurrence, très bien avec des huîtres gratinées aux topinambour et salicorne.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1737) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
750ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a white tall head. Lacing. Fruit, herbs, some pepper, hint of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av citrus, humle, örter, peppar, honung, belgisk jäst, apelsinskal, övermogna äpplen med toner av honung, jord och våta löv. Fruktig, lagom sötma, beska med smak av citrusskal.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1601) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2016
barnyard, earthy, bread, hay, grass, floral, citrus, herbs, Amber colour, big white head, lacing. Mid-sweet, medium bite, dusty, lightly salty and astringent. Medium body, average carbonation, yeasty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
Botted. Pours golden with a huge white head. Smells hay, a bit herby. Tastes hay, a bout sour, herby hoppy with a similar finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Turtles (1652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Hazy golden, white lacing head. Citrus aroma, apricot, peppery, clove and bread. Light almost watery mouthfeel. Hay and grass in taste with fruity notes of orange and apricot, peppery notes in the background, floral bitter finish. Light and thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mudfly (61) - - APR 29, 2016
Bottiglia 33 cl. Colore dorato torbido, schiuma bianca. Aroma di lievito, note citriche. Così come in bocca, equilibrata, carbonazione media, luppolo.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (621) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
750 ml bottle. Hazy amber with a big, frothy head. No retention. Saison aroma allright, yeasty, herbal, peppery, citrus, some clove. Taste is yeasty, peppery, spicy with some malt sweetness and slightly higher bitterness than other saisons I’ve tried. Medium body, medium carbonation, dry. Bitter after taste.
A tad too sweet and bitter, otherwise a good no fuzz-saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (544) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
Bottled: December 11, 2015. Best before December 05, 2020. ABV: 5.5 %

A hazy, yellow to orange beer with a two finger high, white head.

Nose: Bread, Belgian yeast, honey, sweet caramel malt, herbs, spicy hops and citrus.
Taste: Malty flavor, spices, grass, orange peel, citrus and nuts.
Mouth: Dry and bitter. Medium, smooth carbonation. A little to much bitterness at the end.

I have one bottle that I will cellar fore some years and we’ll see if it matures.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2016
23-Apr-2016@ZBF. Kastanienbrau, etwas trüb. cremefarbener Schaum Aroma : Grasig, hefig. Antrunk hopfig, hefig, ausgewogene Bitterkeit gegen Ende.


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