Brouwerij De Ranke Saison de Dottignies
What the brewers say
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Moderate spicy hops up front with a touch of honey and bread. Light skunk note perhaps? High fruity esters of lemon and citrus with a slight lemongrass and grapefruit pith. Wet hay funk and herbal hops follow with a bit of bready malt. A bit of oxidation in the aroma.”
Flavor: “Big sweetness up front with a honey note and light lime. Transitions into a bitter, spicy note that extends all the way into the aftertaste. Big/high American hops flavor of grapefruit and other citrus. Orange and wet hay “farmhouse” character. Bitterness lingers beyond the finish. Dry and nice carbonation.”
Overall: “Medium body and a moderate sweetness up front are a nice introduction, but then it transitions into a spicy bitterness that is very dry and lasts well after the sip. Citrusy with an earthy funk and finishes with a moderate bitterness. Dry and drinkable with nice complexity.”
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