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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Traditional Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium

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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed in the ancient Gallic style for the archaeological site at Aubechies.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (376) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2014
750ml green corked and caked bottle, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is cloudy straw colored with a medium sized frothy beige head, that when reduced left no lacing. Aroma of herbs, hay, banana, and lemon peels. Flavour of herbs, spices, lemon peels, wheat bread and a hint of alcohol. Palate is medium bodied, soft texture and average carbonation. Overall a good beer, flavours dominated by herbs and spices, quite similar to a Saison in style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
750 ml bottle nice Belgian taste and aroma a little spicy and peeper undertones not bad

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
Sample at the Klooster Dupont tasting. Decent white head. Cloudy golden blond pour. A little pepper in the aftertaste. Nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2011 bottle, drunk 2012 as "Posca Rustica".
Wonderful Dupont pour (I get sick of re-describing the dupont appearance, which is always perfect).
Soft herbs in the nose are neither astringent or aggressive and are wedded perfectly with light chocolate, honey and toffee. Esters brighten things, adding citrus, while dry clove and pepper phenols help keep it on the dry side.
I’ve wanted to try this beer forever and it’s a bit anticlimactic upon having it, as it’s just very well-rounded, balanced and quite subtle. Soft malts, fluffy carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Malty, but spicy as well and incredibly wine-like on the finish, thanks to all the herbs and the Dupont yeast. Delicious. Curious to see how this ages. Very reserved for an 8% abv beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (108) - - FEB 18, 2014
February 16, 2014. 750mL bottle from LCBO. Straw, lemon, sweet aroma. Golden yellow colour. Touch of sour in both aroma and taste. Farmhouse character, lemony flavours. Nice beer. I do prefer their Saison over this one though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (233) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
classico stile belga..birrificio dupont che quasi si replica imitando la bon voeux..meno saison di quest’ultima e più in stile belgian ale

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3042) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Poured light yellow with a huge, frothy white head. Aroma of spicy sweetness., light citrus. Medium body, flavour is lightly sweet, slightly grainy mouthfeel, lemon zest,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft. Tons of licorice and spice in both the nose and flavor. Has earthy tones and a heavy sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: A shiny copper orange with a vivacious tornado spinning in the middle of the glass. Topped with a creamy layer of French vanilla colored head that hangs out for a while. Delicate clingy lacing cascaded along the edges. S: Green tea tannins, lemongrass, slight skunk aroma, peppery spice, Belgian yeast and burnt sugar. Phenolic presence with subtle bubble gum, cherry syrup and fruit rollups. T/M: Herbal infused light fruit cup syrup. Spiced rum soaked apples, flower petals, fresh grass, lime, yellow pear and hard cherry candy. A sugar dosed saison similarity. Moderate body that finishes dry and somewhat chalky. Lingering spiced alcohol. O: An interesting brew for sure. Complex and well blended. I have to say the tornado effect was the coolest thing I have ever since pouring a beer. I love the chance to try ancient interpretations of past beers. This was a real treat. Proost!!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a veiled pale golden with a thick, creamy, resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, yeast, cake and vanilla. Flavor is sweetbread, orange, lemon, mint, peach and pear. Finish is a nice lemon-lime sting, along with some mint. Medium body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, with average to strong carbonation. Extremely refreshing and so very easy drinking.


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