pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich macro yellow with a slight haze and a thick frothy, meringue-like head. Without the head and the haze, the appearance would be a two. The nose is dry with some lemon and very very light berry points. I may smell some wheat, but I may be wrong. This is fairly fluid in the mouth, but the body is substantial with some low carbonation despite the rather impressive head. The flavors are the best part here for sure. Very dry malt, crisp and refreshing in the hop notes akin to a well constructed pilsner (e.g., Prima Pils). Lemon and a wheaty grainy flavor are a bit more prominent. Then there’s the spice that realy comes out in the finish. A sharp acidic lemongrass with some white pepper and perhaps a bit of copper. The aftertaste is big with this acidic dry finish but there’s some substantial anise and a bit of grass in there as well as the big lemony flavors and what I think to be hops. Drinking more, I noticed that mouth coating quality and flavor that comes from diacetyl. Normally, the bane of my existance, here it’s completely reasonable and perhaps appropriately cuts the spices, herbs, and acidity. A real tragedy that I can’t get this at my local.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle. Pours a yellow golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, pears and malt. Taste is fruity and crisp. Finishes with a lemony hop flavor. All around nicely balanced beer.
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with lots of head. Lemony with some bitter/hops. Interesting.
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 The standard by which all other Saison’s should be measured. Hoppy, crisp foral and amazing on tap or in the bottle. Page 398 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer and only 267 of Classic 500 Brewst to go.
alkisvt (10) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this was a little disapointing for a belgium! it was a little predictable, very simular to duval,nice color and aroma but stale!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a big fluffy head white head. Aroma is of spicy corriander and orange peel. Flavor is light malt with a nice bitter corriander and orange peel finish.
bradmccarroll (57) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 From the tap, this beer has a fruity scent with hints of orange and lemon. It is quite cloudy, but a pure gold color and leaves a fine lacing around the glass. The flavor matches the smell, fruity, of oranges and lemons, with hints of spices coming through. It’s got light body with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. The Saison Dupont is a VERY drinkable beer. I highly suggest having one.
goozen (3810) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at ZBF: Not biological but the original dark blond saison ale with splendid bitter aftertaste, it will quench your thirst right well.
jstraw (1964) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale, cloudy orange with big foamy head & superb lacing. Flavors of lemon, bread, and coriander overwhelmed by excessive (bitter) hops. A little out of balance to my taste.
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale golden orange colour with a loose foam head.sharp citrus hop aroma, full mouth feel with a little creamyness as it sparkles in mouth. rounded fruity malt. nice and complex. with a nice little sour in finish