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

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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Doppelganger's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Tangerine pour with a layer of fine white bubbles so dense they look like you could walk on them and they’d hold you up. Soft earth and leather nose, with a distinct torrified wheat edge. A cold sea air quality develops a bit deeper in the glass. Dry peppery flavor, a bit of melon, just a little resin bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant as it is, though I suspect there is some level of brightness missing from this beer after the long journey. Closer to the source, I can picture this being remarkable.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (20) - GREECE - DEC 15, 2014
Light hazy medium orange with large head with amazing lacing, lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, some apple, nice flowers from the hops, grass. Not very intense but complex and beautiful. Very dry and hoppy, a bit fruity(coriander?) with medium carbonation. Just notes of funk. So hoppy and beautiful, but complex too. Truly lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r0bby (1) - Bologna, ITALY - DEC 11, 2014 does not count
sufficiently hoppy, bitter taste lingering but not excessive. Color in style, persistent foam and fragrant. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
Orange to amber color, off-white head. Belgian yeast nose, fruity esters, sugar, hint of sour berries and biscuits. Fruity taste, Belgian yeast, moderate sweetness, light bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (398) - CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours hazy pale to medium amber with a one finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus, yeast, cloves, barnyard funk, faint banana. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild funk. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter funky finish. (4/5) A pleasant, slightly funky dry saison. Fruit is muted and restrained, as is the sweetness. For the price, though, it could stand to be a bit more interesting - as it stands, it’s a decent beer at a premium price. I think it’s slightly better than the sum of its parts, though, so I’m bumping up the overall a bit. (18/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 33cl from Malting Pot @home. A great example of Belgian "Saison", bitter and refreshing. Nice!

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours amber with a foamy, white head. Esters, banana nose. Banana, pepper, spice flavour. Sweet, with quite a lot of bitterness. Medium to low carbonation and body. Hint of oilyness. Very refreshing. This has everything you look for in a saison.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1335) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Aroma of light malt, yeast, some fruits, spicy notes, hop. Flavour is light sweet, but lacks tartness. Finish is dry and medium bitter. Refreshing and esily drinkable. Not a great Saison though, because of the low funk and absent tartness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Digzis (91) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2014
Jolie couleur dorée, bien houblonnée, bonne amertume, notes de citron, légèrement de pamplemousse et un peu herbacée ou poivrée. Un très bon ensemble. Bien agréable pour se rafraîchir...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
momordgz (162) - - OCT 28, 2014
This beer represents what you expect and have to be a regular saison beer. Yeast, citrous, medium body, refreshin...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - OCT 21, 2014
Oct. 2, 2014. Bottle at beerbistro. Slightly orangey yellow colour, with white thin head. Straw and lemon aromas, hint of biscuit; aroma is very faint. Lemon, straw flavours, lingering bite. Drier on the palate than expected. Not excessively fond of this saison compared to others, but it’s still ok.


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