cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle @ home. Mild to moderate hazy/cloudiness, light yellow appearance with a huge carbonated white head. Light grassy hoppy, light wheat, mildly spicy, mild orange peel, moderate coriander aroma. A touch tangy, citrusy, sweet light wheat, orange peel, moderate coriander, lemon flavor. Lightly tart, mildly spicy aftertaste. Ok. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Cork comes out with a loud pop. Pours a hazy creamy dark yellow with a fizzy bonewhite head. aroma of potent, bright crisp grass, lemongrass, orangepeel, slight hint of solvent. rustic wild flowers. old farm. and a touch of plastic. Aroma>> taste. taste is more in line with typical belgian white characteristics. some light spice notes - coriander, more orange peel. dusty, sodapop fizz in the mouth. watery orange soda pop. initial aroma is quite nice. very nice actually. taste provides a nice backdrop for the aroma, but falls a bit flat. quite good though. surprised at the low marks. got better throughout the bottle. like. thornecb (5912) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Pours slightly hazed pale gold into a tumbler. Bright white soapy head with medium retention. Skunk, hay and bready lemon. Dry yeast, sour lemon and a lasting bitter pith finish. LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - AUG 16, 2011
Mah, Dupont qui mi delude un bel pochino, anche se in fondo al bicchiere ho sentito il loro lievito. reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Poured cloudy dark golden color with white head settling to sporadic lacing. Aroma is of citrus, coriander and orange zest. Taste is slightly sweet with some light bitterness in the finish. Light bodied and nicely carbonated, very refreshing on a hot day.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Draft at Kickbacks.Hazy gold pour with a thick white head. Scent is yeasty, spicy and citrus. Taste is spices, lemons, grass and pepper. Complex and good. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas
Clear gold like a pils. Clean wheat nose. Cereals, uncomplex, straightforward and clean. Flavor is slightly spicy, malty, with cereals, banana. Light and nice. Not too sweet or spicy; a bit-pils-like. Clean and nice.
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2011 Ghostlike blond. Stark-white foam exhibits decent retention. Characteristic Dupont nose of sulfur, Juicy Fruit gum, lemon, crackery malt, and honeysuckle. Smidgeon of mint, coriander, plasticlike phenols and black pepper. Invigorating, seltzery carbonation. Immediately quenching, as a rush of lemony acids wash over the tongue. Little else follows, however, as the slick body provides a poor platform for ensuing flavors to adhere. Quite muted floweriness from the hops is apparent, along with trace gum. Phenolics lend a distant crackle, though they fall short in lending adequate firmness. Lack of mineralic grip also does not aid the body in any way. Gentle nip of hard lemon candy hangs on just long enough to cling to the palate which contributes negligible depth/sweetness, which only somewhat counteracts the limpness. The spiciness is muted to the point of being seemingly yeast-derived, rather than the incorporation of actual spices. Random note of lime adds a bit of intrigue. A portion of starchy wheat remains hearty enough to caress the palate, while the remainder is dispersed by the overt slickness. Finishes well-balanced with dry malt and a fading flourish of melon, flowers, phenols and lemon. About what you’d expect from these gurus of rusticity, at least regarding cleanness and charming fermentation byproducts. However, the lack of depth its greatest drawback; although the hop bitterness is appropriately low, some mineralic and/or hop-derived coarseness is precisely what it needs. A very pleasant, albeit straightforward, rendition.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Slightly spicy, earthy aroma with a nice balance of funky yeast, bread, alcohol, zesty spice and light fruit. Slight vegetal presence with hints of earthy and grass followed by some peppery coriander and citrus rind. Dupont makes this and the nose shows it. A nice blend of saison and witbier characteristics.
Medium bodied with some soft carbonation up front that lingers over the funky, spicy and sweet notes into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison yeast is very evident with a funky, musty character. Hints of grass and straw countered by some zesty coriander and pepper as well as some citrus/light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and lemon rind give it the perfect amount of sweetness on the back end. Incredibly complex, delicious and extremely quaffable, especially on this 96 degree day. Highly recommended!
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle at Les caves Dupont. Cloudy pale yellow color. Subtle lemon aroma. Taste of sour lemon drops and bubblegum. Decent.