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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 [750ml bottle, fresh, chilled, classic SAQ selection] I had this beer a few weeks ago with Daniel Bilodeau but I just found my annotations.

When poured, top of the bottle is clear while bottom is cloudier. Golden color with a frothy head. Aroma is dominated by fruit sugar + some menthol notes. Hay and apple. Looks like a white beer. Medium complexity taste. Sweet at first, with a hoppy finish. Interesting saison.

Rerate Mar 18 2006
A fully lasting average rocky white head tops up a murky medium yellow body. Heavy lacing. Many thin particles. No bubbles. Unfiltered. Aroma presents malt being heavy hay while hops are herbs ... Yeast character is moderate cheese. Also, there are evident evocations of pear and raisin . Initial flavor is moderate sour and peppery overtones while development presents spices and hay. Finish is medium . medium to full body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB 10/2008]

Of course, I could be very sad about what’s happening, but there’s so much beauties in the world, and then I understand that everything is going for a reason. You don’t get me, I know, but you will, one day.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
pours just like it states. Light in color large foamy head and highly carbonated. Bottle says 2004 hopefully this was stored properly. I think it has. light and citrus. crisp finish lingering flavor- pretty good but not great

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Rerate. Brown bottle. Pours hazy and very pale with a big, lasting, white head. The aroma is grassy, with light citrus notes, golden fruits, musty and spicy. The flavor is lightly sweet with honey, apricots, oranges, pepper, cloves and cobwebs. The finish is long, lightly tart and bitter. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2005
375 ml bottle. Cloudy, hazy and with lively sediment and carbonation. Good looking beer. Golden hue, or orangish, with a yellow outline. And still bubbling. Nose is very floral, with bananas, cloves, Vanilla wafers, apples, oranges, citrus, musty straw, and a bready yeastiness. Mouth feels lively and bitter but refreshing. Leaves a tingling sensation in the mouth and around the gums. Good yeasty, bread flavor. Also light roasted malts, resinous pine, and a definite citrus and orange flavor. Biscuit flavors with a long hop finish. Florally sweet and smooth with a ton of fruity and herbal goodness. Great lacing till the end. After starting my night off like this, I don’t know if it could get better. Well, I do know how it can get better, but you know what I mean.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Rerate 750mL bottle, 2006 on the cork. Pours a slightly hazy honey with some tiny floaties and a three finger rocky off white head that eventually fades to a big clump in the middle of my Duvel glass. I could smell some skunk after opening the bottle, but after pouring it seems to be gone. Aroma of grassy hops, cork, some funk, lemons, spices--white pepper is the only one I can pick out. Flavor is more alcoholic and slightly more tart than the aroma implies. It is also fairly herbally, with the funk being toned down a bit. Semidry finish with a little bit of herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Decent lacing. I dunno if my tastes have changed since I last rated this or if the bigger bottle makes it better, but this one was really good. Old Rating Follows375ml bottle, 2005 on cork. Pours a cloudy light golden color with a large, puffy head. Smells fruity sour, grassy with some yeastI also might add a bit of skunk (possibly due to the green bottle?). nice bitter grapefruity and spicy taste, more complex than what my palate can figure out. Smooth and easy to drink. 7-5-7-3-16--3.8

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2005
This beer poured a warm, murky gold with a large, lasting, frothy head with pretty lacing. The complex aroma is very bright and dominated by earthy notes of corriander and spice, citrus/lemon, grass/hay, green apple and horseblanket. The palate is very refreshing. The texture is light and easy and the carbonation is fizzy. The flavor is as bright as the aroma. It starts slightly sweet and acidic and then gives away to a long, nicely bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2005
golden yellow color, creamy white head. aroma is yeasty, tangy, some stone fruits, and a little dust, a little wet hay. lively carbonation. flavor is tangy, yeasty, and funky, yet still fruity and dry in the finish. well worthy of its reputation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2005
Bottled. Clear yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma with notes of spices and alcohol and flowery notes. Fruity flavour with some sweetness and notes of spices. Hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Beutiful color dark yellow and great lasting head. Nice aroma. A special acetic taste.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2005
on draft at the flying saucer in columbia sc. well everyone looked at me like a freak whtn this was served out of the proper glassware. what are you drinkn? wine? ya fag? hadnt seen this on tap anywhere. so i had to indulge. frothy white pollow head on top of a yellow haze. nose of moldy lemons and light fruit. bitter on the tongue at first utill the mouth warms. heavy herb spiciness and lemons and apples. tart and exact drying on the endpoint. quite fun.


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