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98
style
Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

For export relabeled as "Vieille Provision".

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3.7
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
375 mL bottle. Poured a golden straw color with a very thick dense white head. Sweet floral aroma, I smelled a hint of an unknown spice, reminiscent of a licorice/anise smell. Taste starts off bitter and tangy and finishes dry. Very nice.

4.2
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
750 ml Bottle: Beautiful white foam, straw colored with normal haze. Mild sour cirtus aroma with some notes of sweet cream and pine. Taste started with mild citrus, them moved on to a wonderful hop bite. Finish was mild and could have been longer. Very solid beer, I can see why it defines the style for many.

3.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2006
375 ml bottle. Pours a massive head that dwarfs the beer in the glass. After all settles, the beer leaves a loose frothy head. Fairly fruity aroma, but some off tones. Dry and tart. Takes a couple of sips to fully appreciate.

4.1
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
Icredible fruitiness, long dry finish. Peppery taste with yeast and green apples. Quite cloudy with a long lasting head.

3.6
juggernaught (4) - USA - OCT 26, 2006 does not count
[Bottle from Hollingshead Deli] Corked bottles are always a plus, with my cork labelled 2.006. Poured well with a nice head. Decent appearance with very nice aroma. Dry finish, noticable carbonation, a bit too yeasty for my liking. First saison i’ve tasted. Don’t know if I’m a fan of the style.

3.7
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
Draught at Caves Dupont, the brewery tap, cloudy golden with a large thick white pillowy head. Floral notes and spice int he aroma. Smooth palate with a lasting dry finish. Flowery flavours at first, but then peppery and grassy in the finish. Very drying - but you can taste the quality.

3.9
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle. Opened with a nice pop. Pours a cloudy light yellowish color with a very thick and huge white head. Aroma is white grapes, yeast, spices, and apples. Flavor is full of spices, yeast, and grapes. A very complex beer which has a nice tingling toward the tongue the second you take your first sip. Finishes with a nice dryness. A refreshing summer beer. I could enjoy this outside just relaxing on a hot summer.

3.9
festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Got this at Beirkraft. Thick fizzy white head almsot like champagne. An aroma of sweet grapes and pefume. Cloudy white body. Nice wheat flavor with a sweet palate. I havent had many Saisons before but this was pretty good.

3.2
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. A nice cloudy gold pour, with a large head. Aroma of yeast and some spice. Smoot and easy to drink; flavor of yeast, some spice and possibly some fruit.

3.7
Delirium (669) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Draught. Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy, with a bit of fruity malt. Flavor is similar, with a slightly bitter finish and a velvety texture. Quite good.


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