Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml/25.4 fl. oz.
A - Hazy golden-yellow with a huge white head. Bubbles up quickly and fades into thick piles of foam. Slight head retention but no lacing at all. Without a careful, delicate pour the head builds very quickly and very tall.
S - Light, refreshing fruits. Dry citrus comes to mind, especially lemon. Of course the funky, farmhouse, Belgian nose is pervasive.
T - Awesome. Refreshing, crisp fruit. Hay, yeast, and other barn-like flavors. Earthy. Hard to describe but very enjoyable.
M - Ample carbonation provides a clean, crisp bite. Becomes funkier and drier as the beer warms. I'd have to say, a much more refreshing and overall enjoyable beer when it's at a cooler temperature. As it nears room temperature I guess it's better for us beer enthusiasts who want to search for different layers in the nose and taste.
As a relative "novice" to funky and sour Belgian ales, this was a great introduction. I've had several American versions of Saison's and nothing comes close to this. But I guess that's the point. They all give their own interpretation of the original Belgian Farmhouse ales that are just fantastic. I cannot wait to delve deeper into this style of beer, especially the Belgian versions.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2012 02:23:33 | More by Gatch
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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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