Saison De Dottignies

11.2 oz bottle, recent purchase art Green’s, Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Always delighted to get a new beer from a favorite brewery and this beer seems to be right in the wheelhouse of De Ranke.
A cloudy, honey orange body with a lovely, fluffy head which produces some super lace. Looks nice.
Nose has a light, soapy aroma which some small hop character.
The tastes largely reflect the nose, but the hoppy notes, soapy taste and light grapefruit are all exaggerated when compared to the aroma. Lovely light bitterness in the finish with a gentle sweet and sour final blast. Smooth and full in the mouth. Funk is not a big feature but it is there in the background, almost more like a sweetened, Belgian IPA. A gentle presence and a gentle beer.
Quite a delicate beer with some gentler hop presence than some other De Ranke offerings. A little more subtle, a little more sweetness and some added grapefruit-like fruit. In that respect, a De Ranke beer for beginners. Very tasty and moreish, a definite hit for me.

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09/03/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.4
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