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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jd543 (428) - - MAY 11, 2013
Hazy orange-brown colour, huge white frothy head. Aroma is big, lemon, spruce, grass, soap.Taste is lightly sweet, sour, very citrussy. Slick texture. Very refreshing beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ContemplateBeer (1945) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 22, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle from Old Town. Aroma: Moderately musty lemon pepper; dried wildflowers; slight gum. Appearance: Hazy, unfiltered deep caramel gold with a foamy, towering white head that settles into a sticky skin. Flavor: More gummy/floral up front than the nose would suggest; more musty/peppery towards the finish, which dries up completely and is bitter. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A superior beer and worth a try for any beer lover.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Aroma is clove citrus, light malts, and yeast. Taste is honey, citrus,clove and tart. Appearance is a hazy gold with a medium fully head that retains really well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (1242) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2016
Restrained funky floral aroma in a golden pour. Lovely dry hop malt balance and lower than usual strength makes this an excellent example of the style - and one I might prefer to the benchmark (DuPont). Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (340) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2016
Nice. Deep yellow with just the right amount of carbonation. Flavor is fresh with malts, yeast and resinous bitter hops. Most saisons have some citrus and spice. Not on this one but it is well brewed and very tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nilsas (3143) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016
Lukt: Syrliger frukter, høy, sitron og gjær.
Utseende: Lys gulbrun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt dekkende skum.
Smak: Høy, gjær og en anelse sitron.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Mellombels, Bryne sammen med Bryne, Untapped Jostein og Untapped Karl Dag.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@5,5%, Når@26.05.2016

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1127) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle, 75cL. Home. A sparkling golden orange-yellow beer ; fizzy ; big white foamy head ; great retention. Herb, light citrus (lemon), biscuit, roast. Medium dry bitter refreshing ; sweet note ; light acid. Medium body, light silky texture, good carbonation, dry bitter lasting finish. Overall, good ! Nice herbal bitterness ; a bit yeasty rough.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Simonh82 (3) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle from Beer Boutique. A really great refreshing saison beer. Light gold with a little haze from the sediment. Strong hop bitterness, much more so than is normal for the style. A reasonable amount of hop aroma too, again more than it think is usual for the style. The yeast character, whilst very present was not overpowering and tasted clean rather than funky. I don’t drink a lot of Saison but I could really imagine sinking a few of these on a hot day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
phfyysik (503) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours golden with bubbling head. Aroma is old socks, vinegar, cheese, light mud, some fruits. Taste is sharp, bitter, spicy, old socks, rotten sewerage, dishwasher water. Not so good as I hoped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5501) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Aroma is citrus, fruit and grapes/funk. The flavor is grapes, Belgian yeast, slightly earthy and a dryish/tart finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy, deep gold/orange body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, toasted grain, basement cobwebs, pepper, lemon. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Tastes of citrus lemon, mustiness, pepper. Crisp, clean, well balanced. Excellent.


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