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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Yearly limited release - 250 kegs, 500 numbered bottles - initially only for the home market but now available for general release in supermarkets. 30 kegs were unfiltered.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Hazy yellow pour, with a medium, creamy, white head. The aroma is hay, barnyard mustiness, pine, and some light fruitiness. Sweet and musty, with a pretty significant hop bitterness. Long, bitter aftertaste. Medium to heavy body, very astringent and velvety. Overall, this is not my favorite beer. The dry hopping added too much bitterness, which overwhelms the more subtle aspects of a good saison. Oh, well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Hazy golden color with a large white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, grass, light citrus, pils malt, and some tropical fruits. Taste of citrus, spices, some honey, tropical fruits, pineapple, grass, and a dry finish. Solid saison here.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Pour is a hazy yellow with an enormous white head. Aroma is wonderful. Lots of fruit. Peaches, pineapple and green apple. Also I get a decent mustiness and liquid candi sugar. Flavor is equally as nice. Very yeasty and dry. Citrus is there along with some pils malt. Not overly hoppy but enough to make is grassy and refreshing. It’s been awhile since I had a Saison Dupont. Nothing beats a classic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Dry hopping doesn’t really make it overseas. It has a pleasant fruity smell, spicy beer, hint of tart fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours cloudy dark golden color wih fluffy white head. Floral hop aroma with some doughy yeast. Doughy and grassy flavors with light bitterness. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of spicy saison yeast, pepper, pineapple and tropical fruits. Flavor of pineapple, dry crisp apples, spicy peppery yeast notes, tropical fruits and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Nice to finally be about to try this one. 2013 version. Pours hazy orange with an off white head. The aroma is very fruity with peaches, pineapple, spice, saison earth, light funk, cellar must and a bit of fruit juice sweetness. It has a medium body with a grainy/husky feel and lots of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor begins with spicy bright hoppiness with a pine needle aspect. There is a farmhouse bugginess, stone fruit and light sweet malt, but the sweetness is more than offset by the hops. the finish has lots of spicy bright hops and a please must and earth aspect. Really nice saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popery (1580) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2013. The beer appears cloudy and pale yellow-orange in color. The head is white and rocky. It puffs up aggressively when the beer is poured but settles to small clumps of bubbles on the surface in a short period of time. Little to no lacing. The aroma is similar to the normal version but adds in a floral, mildly grassy hop aroma. It’s not a big change, but the additional layer of flavor is welcome and adds to the overall profile of the beer. The beer is earthy with some bubblegum, sweet malt, peppery spice and a light medicinal ester touch. The hops show up with a noble-ish blend of floral, grassy, mildly citric and herbal flavors. The taste starts out with sweet, fresh grain, before a blend of grassy bitterness and earthy dryness change the direction. Lots of peppercorn spiciness, particularly in the finish. There’s also a healthy dose of hop bitterness in the finish, a blend of bitter grass and citrus rind notes. Mouthfeel is prickly and light. There’s some body to the beer, but it’s still an easy-drinking saison, refreshing and crisp. It’s fun to find a dry hopped version of a classic beer, and I appreciate that they didn’t go over the top with the extra hoppiness. On the other hand, I would love to see what they could do with other hop varieties. Definitely worth trying if you like Saison Dupont or saisons, generally.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2013 version, corked bottle and served in my PW snifter: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a long lasting fizzy head and okay lace. The aroma is quite herbal, grassy and minerally along with the pils and biscuity malt vapours. The taste is more in accordance with the normal base Dupont with a noble hop note over layers of pilsner malts with a yeasty spice finish. The mouth feel is sprite and lively but seems a tad more minerally than the base model. I like this (goes great with berries) but prefer the normal FRESH Dupont over this.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2013 bottle, corked and caged. Pours bright golden, hazy with a pillowy white head. Nose is bright and grassy hops, saison yeast, floral notes, bread, and a hint of the barnyard. Bit of pepper. Taste is bright, zesty, and slightly peppery at the end. Dry and refreshing and I can’t freaking get enough.


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