Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.49/5 rDev +7.2%
The orange smell steps out right away from the beautiful sunny glass. The taste also brings the oranges, together with subtle floral tones. I can notice a black pepper tone, but strongly associated with the aroma, while taking the sip. The end is dry, with a well-balanced hop bitterness. This is a beer with character.
02-04-2013 02:59:14 | More by HabiMendes
4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.
Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.
Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.
Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).
Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.
Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.
Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.
02-03-2013 07:42:43 | More by SmashPants
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,244 ratings.