Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Blue monk. Hazy orange pour with a light white head with some lacing. Nose is yeast and fruity with some hops. Taste is citrusy, yeast, hop backbone. really fresh and grassy. Great saison.
rarbring (1788) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Fresh, spicy, funky, rewarding.
Note: Bottle 1500 ml. Reviewed 2013-06-21.
Iphonephan (4123) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy gold with a thick white head. Bubblegum aroma. Flavors of cardoman, orange, and a hint of banana. Tasty.
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 Fresh bottle. Hazed gold body with a small white head. Good effervescence brings to life a lot of vivid peppery bubble gum esters with lemony, grassy hops and a mineral-heavy pilsner malt honey richness. Floral, chalky, sulfuric, salty, peppery, juicy. Rich and tart and fruity and dry and bitter and beautiful. Breathes a bit of banana esters as it opens. I will complain that it’s a little too rough / dry around the edges and in the finish, but otherwise it’s very clean tasting, no fusels, highly attenuated, and in fine shape.
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Word, we finally got this beer in NC. Looks just like regular Saison dupont, nose is a bit more hoppy, but otherwise tastes very similar and delicious. I drank it fast and it was awesome.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasn’t exactly sure what this beer was supposed to be about. I assumed it would be a hopped up Sasion. I think I was right. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with thick white head. Scent is sweet and earthy. Flavor is all citrus, spice, and everythng nice, wait, scratch that, citrus, spice, and savory. Full bubbly mouthfeel. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
nsquishee (629) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013/750ml- Pours a honey blonde color with a sweet and lightly spiced aroma. Very crisp and refreshing, yet had a reasonably thick sweetness for 6.5%. Very nice
tmoreau (2846) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 2013 750ml. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orange tint, with soft, white foam that reduced quickly to a ring & film, and left some spotty lacing on the glass. The nose was perfumy esters, with a light, earthy, yeasty funk that was complementary rather than a detraction. Light to medium bodied, the flavor was dry and pleasantly tart, with soft carbonation and a soft, creamy mouthfeel to enhance the experience. Very nice!
Ernest (6606) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2013/Triskel edition, 750mL, BROWN BOTTLE!!!).
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, Meyer lemon, unripe nectarine), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of lemon rind, spearmint gum, pepper, hint of sulfur.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
BROWN 750mL BOTTLES AT LAST!!! I bought six of these without even trying it first, almost entirely due to that alone...and yep, no skunk odor whatsoever, unsurprisingly. Fingers crossed that the 2013 regular Dupont saison will be packaged in the same bottles (as well as the rest of their products, which are almost all fairly hoppy and suffer in the green bottles). And I’m also pleased to find that this version delivers the goods, even if it doesn’t really beat the standard edition. The fruity hops are a bit odd on top of the traditional Dupont odors (I would prefer them to just hop the shit out of it with Styrians, if anything), but they’re certainly quite pleasant. Zero resinous character, thankfully. Near-perfect balance, as with the regular saison. Saison Dupont itself is ubiquitous and more modestly priced than most American attempts at the style (!), but it’s still a consistent 4+ world-beater. A delicious gem of a beer.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013. 750ml BROWN bottle corked and caged served in a Tank 7 tulip. Poured a hazy light gold with two fingers of tight bubbled head. Yeast aroma to start, not in a Belgian spicy way. Hops came through in the aroma later. Light bodied, dry and crisp with a bit of a hop bite. Some citrus. Very drinkable.