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 (6400) - 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 (6199) - 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.
Ughsmash (7247) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
ptsotd (14) - Juliette, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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. Menís Journal recently called this the best beer in the world. It is better than the Fantome Saison, no question. Very nice.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.