Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
750mL bottle served into a tulip glass
Pours out of the green bottle a pale shade of straw yellow. The body is very hazy from yeast and (presumably) wheat; this is definitely and unfiltered beer. The white head was pretty voluminous at three fingers. It is nice and pillowy on top but doesn't cling to the glass much.
Lots of cracker malt and tangy wheat and brewing spices waft up from the glass. There is a ton of damp hay along with some banana esters. As it warms the beer's funkiness develops; it takes on something of a bandaid left out in a pigpen. Maybe a touch of apricot & bubblegum smell as the beer warms. Scratch that, definitely some apricot/stonefruit. Lovely.
Man, is this the textbook saison or what? Grassy hay spritzed with lemon up front, hoppy, with a rounded, rubbery taste in the middle and nailed home with zippy malt flavors, anise and yeast funk. So much earthiness, so much expression of yeast. It finishes dry with a lasting, astringent, earthy aftertaste that commands another sip.
Saison Dupont is prickly with carbonation, and medium-light bodied. It carries every flavor to their fullest potential and makes for a beer that you can drink throughout the whole meal. Keep it flowing, too, it has a light enough ABV % at 6.5 that you can consume a couple of bottles if you wish. This is such a refreshing beer in the summertime, yet holds up as a sipper with complexity here in the winter. It is also perhaps the most versatile beer to pair with food; saisons are great for all kinds of foods and this is perhaps the quintessential saison. It is impossible to be more versatile than this beer; it is supremely drinkable.
This is the saison that other saisons are compared to; this is the benchmark for the style. For good reason, too. Everything that saison lovers enjoy about Belgian farmhouse ales is here in some capacity. And while I've had better saisons -- some that add Brettonamyces, some that up the hops -- this is a staple of my fridge, a beer with few peers.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2010 01:33:42 | More by Reaper16
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4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed yellow amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet, grain, and sour funk. There are nice sweeter Belgian aromas of a banana and light citrus smell with lots of Belgian pale malt aromas. A yeasty smell is there as well as well as a good showing of funk, taking on a mix of green apple and hay. With these aromas, there is also a light smell of spice and a bit of sour lemon. Overall very inviting.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruity flavor with lots of orange and a bit of peach, pear and apricot as well. Along with these sweeter fruits are some flavors of candied sugar and a sweet-and sour green apple taste. Right upfront there is also a light bready flavor which fades slightly as the flavor advances. While the bready fades, other flavors take its place with some yeasty and banana flavors joining the profile. Some spice flavors and a bit of lemon later come to the tongue and more toward the end a decent haylike and grassy flavor join the taste profile as well, creating a nice mix of sweet and sour-funk flavors to linger on the tongue at the end of the taste.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thin with a carbonation level that is slightly higher. The thinner body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the sweet and funked flavor of the brew, giving an overall very crisp and drinkable feel.
Overall – This is a quite nice saison with a great drinkability and a fantastic fruity sweet-yet nicely soured and funked flavor. Rather refreshing, crisp, and delicious.
Serving type: on-tap
07-09-2014 00:54:37 | More by Darkmagus82
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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