Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml cork and cage bottle poured into a tulip. A: The cork pops off with a lively jolt, and even a gentle pour yields a towering rocky white head. Retention is awesome. Plenty of sticky lacing. The liquid itself is a dull golden color with a good amount of haze. Textbook saison appearance. S: The malt base smells of soft, gentle grains and freshly baked bread. Slight lemony tartness. Yeasty and doughy, soft clovey phenol and peppery spice. Good dose of grassy and dry herbal hopping, somewhat floral as well. Very multi-dimensional. T: Soft grains, bread, subtle hints of toast. Delicate lemony tartness. Very yeasty. Restrained must and even a little funk, a bit chalky. White pepper. Spicy alcohol is very subtle. Vague fleshy fruit. Hops pack a solid bitter punch toward the back end, and bring herbal, peppery, and grassy tastes of their own. M: Light in body. Creamy and frothy in texture. Gentle scrubbing carbonation. Mild hop astringency and some ghostly alcohol warmth. O: Saison Dupont is the quintessential example of the Saison/Farmhouse ale. Many have tried to mimic it, but few are truly worthy of standing in its company. Needless to say, this is an absolute must-drink for any true beer geek. Pairing options are endless, but salads and lighter fare are easy choices. White fish and chicken as well, along with a multitude of different herb and spice combos. Fried portobello mushrooms just popped into my head too, maybe play up the funk a little bit. It's very versatile, as it won't overwhelm the more delicate dishes, but can cut through bolder flavors and richer textures as well.
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ametras (175) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle. Slow gusher. Hazy gold with a frothy white head. Aroma is fresh grains, hay, doughy yeast, lemon, honey and pepper with funky and grassy notes. Taste is grainy, citrusy, floral and spicy. Earthy bitterness, slight alcohol warmth. Light body, good carbonation, crisp texture. Dry finish.
budedou (176) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was dissapointed....
Not very tasty, a common beer, not interesting...
Good for party with friend (easy drink)
PotjeBier (1389) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this many times before in a pre RB life...From 33 cl bottle. Golden blonde color, lightly hazy. White head with a thin layer retention. Aromaís of citrus, straw/hay, bitter hops, yeast, caramel. Flavor is moderate bitter with a moderate sweet backbone. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with a delicate bitterness. Not sure that itís still as good as in the old days, but still way better than so many other modern day saisons (no brett!).
Melnis (73) - LATVIA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
normals belgjis, garso un smarzo pec mazliet labaakas leffes. gaazeets un atsaidzinoss ar tipisku belgu aroma un garsu. Saldens.kviesis.
jbuskirk (270) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the quintessential farmhouse ale. It has a head that seems to defy nature. Saison Dupont smells like Belgian yeast, hops, and spice. The taste is difficult to describe, frankly. Thereís peppery hop spice, intense yeast funk, some smokiness, and subtle fruitiness with a little citrus. This ale has a finish that will dry out your palate. Thereís also a brisk bitterness. Itís nothing short of incredible. It doesnít get much better than this.
Theydon_Bois (6437) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Beermerchants.com, took me a while to catch up with this old friend 01/01/14.
Hazed golden orange with a good sized off white head that retains well.
Nose is lemon rind, hay, grassy bitter tones, apple skins
Taste comprises sharp citric tones, hay, spice, barnyard, lemon rind.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, quite a dry closure.
Decent saison, crisp and cleansing, the kind of blueprint beer that makes you think why the bollocks am I paying £$£ for pricey saisons from other brewers that just donít deliver like Dupontís does!
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light amber with a large white head. Fairly sweet aroma with notes of coriander, citrus and earthy hops. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of coriander, clove, citrus and earthy hops. Spicy and dry finish with a touch of alcohol.
floydslip (125) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold beer with a fizzy white head that builds quickly (careful with your pour!) Standard sour, yeasty nose of a Belgian saison with hints of citrus, banana, and sour spices, such as lemon grass and coriander. Flavor is less sour than the nose, which is a bit surprising. Itís more spicy than sour with peppery notes over a slightly sour base, which then builds to a light bitterness with undertones of clove, lemon, and herbs. The finish is nice and dry and lingers pleasantly. Good beer. More subtle than youíd expect.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured @ Brickcellar/Bier Baron
A: Nice light grain ale with ecxellent clarity. Sheet of loosely packed suds along the surface. No lacing.
S: Earthy, hay, sheet grass. A bit of the funk/manure - but in a complimentary way. I like.
T: Herbal: caraway, coriander, clove, rice, grain and slight noble and musty hops.
M: Medium to light with crisp carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Good saison, not my favority, but I see why people consider it among the standard.
Serving type: on-tap