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


on tap

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours a golden orange color with a white head. Some wheat and bread sweetness up front along with floral hops and yeast. A bit of grass and perhaps a light citrus note. Rather bitter for a saison, but not overwhelmingly so. Some cracker and bread malt, a bit of grass, and some floral hops. A bit of yeast, mild pepper notes, and a hint of sweet fruit esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (867) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl à Fresse un soir de neige au coin du feu;, couleur blonde, belle mousse vite deliquescente et effervescence importante, une bonne saison avec une attaque idéale sur le foin coupée en odeur et en bouche, les fleurs jaunes sur la deuxième bouche et attaque fraiche sur la menthe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (773) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Chestnut amber body medium white head, yeast bread malts citrus fruity smell, medium to high carbonation, peppery medium to high sharp bitter, herby warming a bit accid some citrus/lemon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2014
bottle, from zly casy if memory serves me correctly. hazy golden with a fluffy white head; aroma of cake dough, menthol, orange leaf, cider; nice hop presence - lemon pip, some sherbet sweetness and pleasant barny notes. tasty stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11536) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
75 cl bottle from Bierkompass. Clear golden beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Hoppy earthy perfume aroma, grapefruit, grassy, herbal notes, citrus, some grapes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, hay, floral, dandelions, some citrus and grapefruit. Clean beer with a nice grassy citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5768) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle at Groote Witte Arend, Antwerp. Pours very hazy dull golden with a white head. Aroma of peppery saison yeast, citrus, grassy/weedy hops and a light funk. Flavour is ligt moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (30) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (419) - 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)

   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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