Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
250ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy yellow colour in the glass with a medium frothy white head. Very strong spice and yeast aroma. Frothy carbonated mouthfeel that tingles. Very interesting taste of spice and neat mix of earthy yeast/hops that makes it strangely bitter - really lingers and is unique - full of citrus as well. What an original tasting beer. Iíll buy lots more of these at this price ($1.95).
diabel (1608) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Clear, yellow body with a white, frothy head, which diminishes mostly. Nose of hops and yeast. Moderately bitter flavour. Very lovely beer.
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful cloudy hazy look in the glass to this beer. Full of spice and grass on the tongue. The aroma was a bit dissapointing, I thought, too much lager-smell, but that well could be because of the bottle (375ml), so I gave the beer the benefit of the doubt.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained as part of the summer beer fest. Tasted in dimple mug. Appearance is light yellow, slightly cloudy with a thin but sustained white head. Aroma is very spicy with a hint of subtle complexity. Flavour is well balanced with equal parts dry, sweet and hoppy. Very nice indeed.
blankboy (6213) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle, labelled only as "Saison Dupont" with no "Vieille Provision" on the label. So íMenís Journalí called this the best beer in the world, thatís quite a lot to live up to. Letís see: Pours a cloudy amber with a large fizzy white head. Some sediment. Aroma has a Belgian wheat beer smell. Citrus, grapefruit, banana, bubble gum and wine. Slightly too carbonated for my taste. Flavor is quite bitter and moderately sweet. Not quite the best, far from actually, but itís pretty good and I enjoyed it. Iíll get it again.
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle (300ml). Extremely lively, big head, white, rocky. Lots of post-pour bubbles, like champagne. Wan, cloudy lemon colour. Odour very like Unibroue Blanche de Chambly - mild yeasty wheat beer nose with lemon oil, camphor, ash. Flavour? bitter, bitter - pine or spruce tang, some ash, lemon oil - very aggressive bitter finish. Good patio beer for hop-heads - not really my thing. Update July27/07 - what WAS I thinking?! Simply amazing yeast, light sourness and funk, backbone of caramel malt and light fresh sweet spice, cloudy, floaties, complex yet easy to quaff -great beer.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Dupont brewery is one of the nicer microbreweries in Belgium, situated in a village with 5 streets and a pub. The Saison Dupont is a typical "saison" beer and one of the best of this special kind of beer. The bitter taste is very balanced and reminds of warm summer evenings in the countryside. This beer goes down very well on a hot day.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 itís slightly oily.
jmb84 (5) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very good beer, i enjoyed this very much. not the best beer in the world though, thats a pretty lofty title.