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

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RATINGS: 2221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Saison Dupont is a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. This is a beautifully balanced, complex beer that has a refreshing fruitiness and long, dry finish. It is bottled unfiltered so it may be cloudy or have a slight sediment but this is normal and perfectly natural.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
330ml bottle from Bitter Virtue. Voluminous head rapidly diminshing, golden colour. Spicy yeast aromas, vanilla, fruity citrus and grassy hops. Initially I wasnt too keen on the taste - a clash between the bitter and fruity aspects. By the time I realised I quite liked it, it was almost gone! Slight chalkiness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Not as complex or unusual as I had imagined. In fact, it seems like a more bitter Aventinus with less espers and spice. Still, a well-crafted beer with body and flavour to spare. Initial fruitiness is tempered by its herbal finish. The carbonation is soft and it’s slightly oily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmb84 (5) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
a very good beer, i enjoyed this very much. not the best beer in the world though, thats a pretty lofty title.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7145) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
Nice cloudy yellow pour with a big rocky off-white head. Wonderfully complex aroma with apples, Belgian yeast, grass, citrus, and banana noted. Flavor was dry and spicy with citrus, wheat, and a little bread. Tasted like a hefe that was kicked up a notch. Long citrus & wheat finish. Very refreshing!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Thick yellow haze with whipped cream head. Highly carbonated, bubbly. Grassy aroma; hay; also orange peel, yeast, slight notes of gouda??? Hmm. Bright flavor notes with pleasant bitter, herby finish. Very drinkable for its alcohol content. Quaffable even. Head lasts half a day. Cobwebs of lacing cling to the tulip. Summer in a bottle? Makes me want to work the fields so I can come home thirsty. Men’s Journal recently called this the best beer in the world. It is better than the Fantome Saison, no question. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Pale clouded orange appearance, fluffy white head. Hoppy peppery aroma, yeasty, clove spice, mild cheesiness. Sweet, soft palalte, fairly spicy, peppery, fair bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (2949) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
Hazy yeoolow straw color, with a big rocky foamy white head, with good lacing, floral hop, herbal, yeasty, zesty fruity aromas of citrus fruits follow through on a medium-bodied palate with fruity of green apples, citrus fruits, lemony touch, yeasty, good acidity in a dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kxkeller (32) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2005
Light, hazy with a tall, white head. Strong nose of coriander and orange peels, like a fresh wit bier. A fresh taste with coriander, oaky and soapy notes. Dry, oaky aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4475) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 Big aroma. Somewhat barnyard, also wheat and yeast. The beer is almost white, and there is a huge, long lasting white head but no sediment. I was expecting more complexity and upfront flavor from this beer. A little bit sour, light fruit, herbs. Not as sour or complex as the Fantome winter.

3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2005
Complex: Malts, hops and herbs in a harmonic mix. But mild, and also frankly a bit boring.


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