Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught @ WIldeman, Amsterdam.
Hazy ochre-yellow coloured beer with a nice white head. Not very powerful aroma of yoghurt, spices and citrusfruits. Taste is spicey, gives impressions of sugar without being very sweet, and notes of vanilla and citrusfruits. Strange but satisfying brew.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This blonde ale poured with a generous white head, eliciting a musty yeast aroma. The flavor is spicy and fruity, with a carbonated mouthfeel and a smooth slightly bitter finish. Similar to, but much more complex and balanced than the Dupont Saison.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wild yeasty and oh so good. The nose is like being on the farm. Lots of horse blanket. The palate is yeasty and full in carbonation. Very good.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very cloudy yellow with a huge frothy mirungue head. Aromas abound with sage chamomille and corriander as well as some mild horsey funk. The body is lush and CO2 filling. The flavors are a beautiful melding of spices, yeasty esters (cloves and bananas), crisp spicy hops, peppermint (yeah wierd, I know) and finishes really dry and beautifully bitter. This is quite simply a masterfully crafted beer and the finest "Super-Saison" I have had. Well worth the $$$ I paid.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barley John’s. Gold color with a large head. Aroma of wheat and stale bananas. The taste was absolutely bone dry candi sugar, if that’s possible. Slightly bitter finish. I found it highly drinkable, but lacking any depth of flavor that warrents its reputation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 I have not been a big fan of the Dupont beers that I have tried. Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a very cloudy tan color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is light with banana and bubblegum elements. The flavor starts sweet and fruity with a bit of an alcohol burn and has a tangy fruity finish that turns a bit dry towards the end.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL, snifter. Murky amber-orange hue with a tall, rocky, meringue white head. Musky and slightly funky aroma embraces, backlit by a soft floral warmth. Sweet notes of sugared apples. A crisp tone not much unlike freshly pressed linen. Fresh bananas liven the occasion. A dry spice, nutmeg perhaps--and finished by the earthy aroma of a wet, deciduous forest. Flavor is a sublime translation from the aroma; sweet flavors coming up front and a drying, bitter, spicy and funky finish. Medium-full body with a soft texture and lively carbonation.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden yellow tinged with pink when viewed from the right angle (not a right angle). A wrinkled, pillowy duvet of suds stretches over the top. Lots of pils malt in the aroma, very doughy, light evergreen and coridnader/black pepper spiciness. Flavor is lightly doughy and more pepper. Heavy spiciness with some light banana liqueur. High carbonation and a "hot" bitterness make for tingly finish.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold. Hazy mellon color with a nice big white creamy head. Big spicy aroma even when cold. Palate is harsh on the mouth while cold, but easier as it warms. Scrapingly dry. Mild fruity/wheaty flavor. Nice stuff.
pfhyde (53) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2005 Tan colored, slightly fruity, high effervescence, slight yet pleasantly bitter aftertaste, and overall well balanced. It smells similar to pilsner urquell, and in taste has a few similarities, but is far superior. It definitely needs appropriate glassware. I lowered my rating a bit after having a second bottle, which I thought unbalanced in its bitterness. Make sure you don’t let this sit too long--it goes flat quick.