TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2011 Ghostlike blond. Stark-white foam exhibits decent retention. Characteristic Dupont nose of sulfur, Juicy Fruit gum, lemon, crackery malt, and honeysuckle. Smidgeon of mint, coriander, plasticlike phenols and black pepper. Invigorating, seltzery carbonation. Immediately quenching, as a rush of lemony acids wash over the tongue. Little else follows, however, as the slick body provides a poor platform for ensuing flavors to adhere. Quite muted floweriness from the hops is apparent, along with trace gum. Phenolics lend a distant crackle, though they fall short in lending adequate firmness. Lack of mineralic grip also does not aid the body in any way. Gentle nip of hard lemon candy hangs on just long enough to cling to the palate which contributes negligible depth/sweetness, which only somewhat counteracts the limpness. The spiciness is muted to the point of being seemingly yeast-derived, rather than the incorporation of actual spices. Random note of lime adds a bit of intrigue. A portion of starchy wheat remains hearty enough to caress the palate, while the remainder is dispersed by the overt slickness. Finishes well-balanced with dry malt and a fading flourish of melon, flowers, phenols and lemon. About what you’d expect from these gurus of rusticity, at least regarding cleanness and charming fermentation byproducts. However, the lack of depth its greatest drawback; although the hop bitterness is appropriately low, some mineralic and/or hop-derived coarseness is precisely what it needs. A very pleasant, albeit straightforward, rendition.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Slightly spicy, earthy aroma with a nice balance of funky yeast, bread, alcohol, zesty spice and light fruit. Slight vegetal presence with hints of earthy and grass followed by some peppery coriander and citrus rind. Dupont makes this and the nose shows it. A nice blend of saison and witbier characteristics.
Medium bodied with some soft carbonation up front that lingers over the funky, spicy and sweet notes into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison yeast is very evident with a funky, musty character. Hints of grass and straw countered by some zesty coriander and pepper as well as some citrus/light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and lemon rind give it the perfect amount of sweetness on the back end. Incredibly complex, delicious and extremely quaffable, especially on this 96 degree day. Highly recommended!
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Les caves Dupont. Cloudy pale yellow color. Subtle lemon aroma. Taste of sour lemon drops and bubblegum. Decent.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tepid dark-gold, small bubbled white collar for a head. Nose is flat malt, very sweet with heavy banana and dough, crackers as well. Flavor is gum, green apple, lightly hot and overly sweet, and with a lingering banana and sugary candy (smarties) lingering in the finish.
sebletitje (9089) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl bottle @ Les Caves Dupont.
Dorée et blanche.
Arôme est finement épicé avec le coriandre ainsi que l"écorce d’orange, le tout laisse néanmoins passer des notes de grains et de levure dans la signature Dupont.
Un palais qui est fruité avec des notes d’orange et de coriandre comme épice. Une bonne carbonation se fait de suite ressentir et vient picoter la langue après chaque gorgée. Bière reste mi-sèche avec une bonne note de grains et une levure aussi présente.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow with white head. Aroma of citrus, spices and wheat. Flavor with more wheat, yeast and coriander seed.
txspartan (1015) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average white beer that may need some getting used to. The citrus flavour I expect is somewhere in the background, but the whole tastes a little stale.
erickok (5287) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pear-like dark orange body with fair white head. Smells like a mix between their Moinette and a typical Belgian wit, probably the obligatory coriander and orange peel. Served cold I get raw yeast, banana, fresh coriander, hay and dust. Nice flavour but without complexity. Very fresh. Warmed up an artificial tasting sweetness comes up. Enjoyed this beer although it’s not as fantastic as Dupont’s others. (33cl bottle)
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottiglia da 0,25 comprata su ilbeershop.it; una blanche buonina, un po’ troppo coriandolosa
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is medium and mellow wheat, weak barn yard, some yeast, little soapy, then bitter hops and a lemony finish, feel is broad with a heavy carb, taste is sweets, some hay, lemon and weak bitter hops.