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

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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomerJ79 (18) - Roma, ITALY - JAN 27, 2014
How: Bottle. Where: Systembolaget. Appearance: Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma: Citrus, spices, yeast, hops. Body: Medium body, low carbonation. Flavour: Fruit, spices, hops.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Vanuxeem. Very light farmhouse saison.. got the impression from itís weak strength and flavour that this is a traditional blend, the kind of thing given to farm labourers years ago. Either that or itís not very good. Mind you if I was drinking this throughout a hot afternoon instead of water, it would probably hit the spot nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Not very intensive fruity aroma with some Belgian yeast. Small but durable head with good lacing. Cloudy copper body. Good bitterness in taste with pleasant grassy aftertaste. Pleasant sweetness but almost completely covered by bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A decent, but average Saison. I think that I paid too much for what it was. Plenty of herbal and funky goodness, but it was lacking something...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
330ml Bottle. Aroma is very fruity, thereís apple, citrus in there as well as malts biscuits and the typical Belgian smokiness. It pours a cloudy amber with plenty of sediment and fizz. Its topped with a thick white head. The taste is very much along the same lines with added sweetness and a hint of burnt toast. It has a very dry finish. Not a bad beer at all tho -one of Belgians better ones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Draught Third of a Pint at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London Aug 2013 - Labelled as "De Ranke Saison 7%"; but their only listed saison is Saison De Dottignies which is normally 5.5%; so this could be the wrong beer. Unfortunately took very sketchy tasting notes: Orange in colour. Cloudy. Earthy. Sour. Lemon fruity. Wheaty. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3109) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 12, 2014
bardzo dobre saison, mocno chmielne i goryczkowe. Orzezwiajace i lekkie w piciu. Zolto pomaranczowa barwa, lekko nawet miedziana po dolaniu sporej ilosci osadu drozdzowego. Piana spora i trwala, znacznie wystajaca poza szklanke. Bardzo dobrze pasowalo do dania czyli drobiu. Polecam

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a veiled and sediment filled golden with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, yeast, bread. Flavor is peach, pear, apple, yeast, sweetbread, bubble gum. Finish is lemon, vanilla. Some brett funk. Very dry. Medium body, average to strong carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pale blond golden colour, big white head. Aroma is grainy, citrus hops like the others but less full on. Bit of bubblegum and herbiness. Taste is similar, perfectly nice, grainy saison, less pronounced than the smell. Decent enough though. Dry. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (658) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle 330 ml. Pours hay orange with medium lasting white head. Some lacing. Aroma: floral, yeast, light sweetness, hops, citrus (lemon), lavender... Taste is the same. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Dry finish. Medium bodied and fairly strong carbonation. Rught on style, refreshing and fairly enjoyable.


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