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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For 2017, Olivier chose the Slovenian hop, Styrian Eureka, known for its spicy and earthy flavor.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (2670) - Zurich, - APR 24, 2017
At Zythos 2017. Pours clear golden. Aroma is sausage peel, herbs and spices, Body is light, rather bitter with a matching sweetness. Soft carbonation, still herbal. Palate is short and rather dry. Okay.


3.6
AirForceHops (7901) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 14, 2017
750 ml bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors. Nose is earthy notes, pepper and hay. Flavor is straw, honey, and soil. Grassy... Chewy yeast. Medium-bodied, with effervescent mouthfeel leading into a bone dry texture. Pretty good, completely different from the previous years that I remember. Overall, rather grassy.

3.9
wlf (758) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2017 from tap, almost clear, bright golden; aroma is yeasty, puke, cellar, banana, earthy hops; taste is fruity, sweet, banana, peppery spicy, earthy, herbal, quite hoppy, long bitter finish; texture is creamy

3.8
Rask0lnikov (1517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2017
375ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Funk, barnyard, fruity aspects, malty notes in the aroma. Slight notes of grape or orange peel too. Slightly earthy, bit fruity beginning. Maltiness in the middle. Quite dry, rather earthy finish. Grassy notes and some candy sugar in the aftertaste. Light bodied, very well balanced, crisp classical saison. The fruit character is not so present, but still a nice one.

4.2
JefVerstraete (3672) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2017
Bottle from LDW, Eke. Hazy blond colour, white foam. Nose of grass, pepper, citrus, dried herbs. Taste is intense bitter, grassy. Dry and bitter, very nice saison!

3.8
Zlotta (3975) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2017
0.375 l bottle from 'Braukunstladen', bottled in March 2017. A bit hazy, golden amber with a massive, dense, stable, white head. Sweetish, floral-grassy, fruity-spicy and slightly yeasty aroma of lemon peel, fresh grass, clove and some pineapple. Slightly sweetish, moderately bitter, fruity-grassy, floral, quite dry slightly yeasty-spicy taste of fresh grass, lemon peel, pineapple, clove and some chalk, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, fairly dry, slightly peppery-spicy, grassy and minimally tartish finish. Medium body, moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Excellent Saison, well-crafted and refreshing.

4.3
maciejgmaciej (71) - POLAND - NOV 25, 2017
Znakomite piwo, ładna barwa i piana, bardzo ładny aromat, w smaku dość kwaśne i gorzkie, wytrawne, ale nie zalegające i absolutnie nie ciężkie, a nawet dość orzeźwiające. Jak na saison dość goryczkowe, ale bardzo ciekawe, świetne piwo.

4.1
Travlr (26264) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle shared at Ken's. Clear gold fluffy head. Dank and fruity aroma. Taste is dank floral peppery straw. Delicious.

3.9
Rider0nTheStorm (110) - Ablis, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2017
Ici c'est la Belgique. La saison dry hopping est bonne, elle passe vraiment bien. La levure est belge et plutôt douce, la carbonatation assez présente, c'est fruité, l'ensemble est agréable et bien équilibré.

3.7
BelgiskOlklub (1086) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2017
375 ml. bottle. Hazy golden body and a large white rocky head. Very well balanced taste; medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long light bitter finish. Aroma of grass, citrus and herbs.

4
GoufCustom (2208) - HONG KONG - NOV 6, 2017


375 ml cork bottle opened with loud 'pop' bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.



Looks: Cloudy hazy light golden honey colour with lots of dirt-like yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety white foam. which lasts for 5 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.



Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with pineapples, strong citrus and peels, blueberries, perfume, vanilla, strong bubblegum, floral, sugar, spices, wood, very light cloves, bread, strong Bel yeast and grass.



Taste: Mid to light sweet malt, with strong citrus, red fruits, alcohol, liqorices, floral, fair sugar, strong spices, herbs, earth, bread, strong Bel yeast, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and strong grass.



Body: Medium body. Creamy and slick palate.



Mouth Feel: Good maltyness in a solid background, slick and quite creamy. Strong citrusy hops mixed well with notable but tasty booze. Very Bel yeasty just like Saison Dupont with bubblegum and spices, Flowery with medium sweetness. Herbal grassy with strong lemon to round. Pretty lively and exciting!



Hoppiness: Strong citrus and peels, blueberries, perfume, floral, spices, wood and grass in nose. Floral, strong citrus, strong spices, herbs, earth, lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, close to high astringent bitter-sweet malty finish.



After Taste: Fairly dry. Grassy citrusy and bitter to mouth.



Comments: This is pretty much the original Saison Dupont being fused with Eureka hops, in which the perfumey berries aroma and strong citrus bitterness works seamlessly with the base Bel yeastiness, fruity esters and good carbo. Impressive and I like it!


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