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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, Organic malt, Organic wheatsyrup, Organic hops, Yeast.
Biolégère/Avril is Brasserie Dupont’s Biére de Table. Aromatic like fresh bread, full in the mouth and light on the finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4180) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Bottle from ICA Åkerred cons 2014-05-22 Göteborg AR: yeasty, green grass, banana foam AP: hazy golden, wee bubbly steady lively ofwhite head F: fizzy, banana foam, yeasty dough, citrus mousse, apricot puré in the finish (great), elegant beer...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1027) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2014
As "Avril." Pours a hazy straw golden with a very tall, foamy eggshell head that settles slowly and leaves a thicker foamy lace. Nose is zesty and peppery with some peachy, honey, some clove and light banana, with a dash of lemon and grapefruit. Lightly sweet, fairly tart, with some bitterness. Light bodied, effervescent, lightly acidic, a touch oily, with a long yeasty tart and bitter dry finish. Very refreshing, a true session beer, though I paid like $11 for a 750, so that’s not going to go all day. Still, it’s so well made and what I imagine traditional saisons would have been like many years ago, so I will be tempted to grab this in the future.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westchesterco (911) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On tap at trio in kill devil hills it is a slightly cloudy color with a slight head. The aroma is a bitter sour citrus smell. The taste istarts out slightly sweet ghat changed to a light bitter taste of wheat grass

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (3203) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a white head. Light banana nose. Flavors of white pepper. Light bodied. Bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (641) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 25cl, une bière très blonde peu de mousse, très légère en alcool le goût est très peu prégnant donc voir inexistant sur la longueur, ça n’a pas beaucoup d’intérêt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1322) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 30, 2014
Butelka 25cl. Bardzo zaskakujące piwo. Pomimo tylko 3,5% ma sporo charakteru. Powala na nogi świeżością każdego pilsa. Ma nuty siana, trawy pszenicznej i cytryny. Nie jest ani gorzkie, ani słodkie ani wodniste. Puszyste w buzi, dobrze gazowane. Trudno jest uwarzyć dobre piwo o małej zawartości alkoholu. Mistrzostwo. Dupont to świetny browar. Ma do zaoferowania jedne z najbardziej legendarnych piw w stylu Saison. Co jest niesamowite to to, że rywalizuje ceną swoich piw z najtańszymi na rynku w Belgii.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (271) - Napa, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle (750ml): cloudy, golden, thick head and good lace. Malty, pale, yeasty, fresh ferment with slight funk. Loads of complexity. Dry, hint of sourness but possibly due to extremely high CO2 with moderate to low bitterness. Mid weight and highly carbonated. Elegant and complexed. Citrus. Spice. Nice easy refreshing drink.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2014
Every now and again there is a beer that will get me to come out of rating retirement, and this is one of those beers. 750ml bottle labed as "Avril". Cork (with 2012 on it) comes out with an intense "pop", making me worried about gushing, as happened with my most recent Dupont saison, but everything stayed in the bottle. Pour is a hazed very light honey with a rocky bone white head that fades rather quickly to a spare cap, leaving behind minimal lacing. Aroma is bursting with apple, pear, light cut grass, hay. Light malt character, expressing itself with the yeast as a slight doughy component, like rising bread. Taste is more pome fruit, very light lemony tartness, grass and hay. Some sips offer the suggestion of apple cobbler, with light phenol and ester character pushing indistinguishable spices forward a bit to combine with the pome fruit and subtle malt. High carbonation level gives this beer a much "bigger" body than expected, lifting it off the palate and really driving some of the aromatics. Finish has light mineral character, like river washed pebbles or Lake Superior on a windy day. Light bitterness and bone dry. For me, this is as close to perfection as I’ve encountered.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1343) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Overall: Funky, spicy, nice smell, thin body.
Note: Bottle 250 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-04-12.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (1033) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2014
Hazy yellow, white head, decent lacing. Papery nose with sour grainy and yeasty notes. Flavour is grainy sourness, yeasty sweetness, water and vague hops. Drinkable, but otherwise not for me. Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks!


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