Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-sensitive.
APPEARANCE : Hazy straw yellow, some yeast deposit. Nice white head that goes way high in the glass but falls back down fast enough, leaving an above-average amount of lacing.
SMELL : First nose is acidic barnyard funk over a base of malts. Some herbs and spice. Second nose increases the malt presence, giving out yeasty note that remind me of an abbey tripel. Earthy, dusty notes as well. Third nose confirms the presence of abbey tripel resemblance, with some definite fruity banana notes. The hops are through and through, but extremely well integrated.
TASTE : Grassy hops, herbs, fresh cut grass. Some barnyard funk mixes up with the malts. Funny thing is, the nose blended the hops into the malts and left the barnyard funk appart. Now the taste splits the hops appart and blends the malts with the barnyard funk. There is even a slight barley sugar after taste that comes in, complementing nicely on the funk. Very pleasing.
MOUTHFEEL : Good carbonation, roundish feel with some sharpness from the acid barnyard funk and the grassy hops. Very well balanced.
OVERALL : Although I can easily understand why this beer is seen as a staple in the Saison style, it's not my favorite. Don't misunderstand me, I'd still have one of those as often as they come, but I've tasted some products, even within the Dupont brewery itself, that pleased me much more than this still very fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 01:30:51 | More by FrostBlast
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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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