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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 182 | FT: 11
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tulip served at TJ's in Paoli.

A: The saison is a hazy golden yellow, nestled underneath a full finger of dense white head. It is a little too full to be translucent.

S: A musty saison, the ale can't hide from its Belgian yeast side. Anise, light funk and pepper run wild.

T: Moreso than American saisons, this one relies on the its yeast to carry the taste. Luckily it is up to the task. Anise, tart fruits, sweet pear-like fruits and mild earthy hops define the flavor. The ale is very accessible, far earthier than many saisons.

M: The saison is fruity but assertive, a strong beer that isn't afraid of its delicate side. What? That isn't really informative? Well it sure sounds nice.

D: I need to drink this beer more often, it's a very solid saison.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2010 01:11:38 | More by akorsak
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WhiteOak

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy, pearlescent light straw yellow color. The huge, rocky, meringue foam leave lots of lovely, sticky, hanging lace.

S- Big, bright, alluring perfume of yeasty, spicy eau de Belgique, lemon biscotti, caramel. A great example of the type, where the yeast notes can be very refined. Gorgeous, almost indescribable aroma.

T- Very zesty and dry, dominated by a citrus rind mid-palate and a dry, hoppy finish. A bit too dry for me, however.

M, D- I wish there was more of a malt structure to complement the spectacular aroma, but the drinkability will be great for those who like the drier finish. CO2 was ideal.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 21:02:23 | More by WhiteOak
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a slight hazy golden straw color with a hugh fluffy white head that recedes slowly to leave lots of clinging lace.. its light smelling in spice some clove and some fruit with slight yeast..the taste is outstanding its crisp and clean very refreshing with lemon and pepper notes lots of yeast and floral pairings for the palate some apple/melon and some hops round out this well balanced saison..the mouthfell is light but a saison is meant for the warmer months ..this is oh so drinkable and just a pleasure to the last drop..so drinkable and simple yet it is complex in the layers of flavor that are present...highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 21:48:08 | More by gatornation
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very bright beer. In looks, taste and feel.
Pours a slightly hazy, bright light gold with a 2 finger head. Clears up a bit as it sits. Lacing is nice and clean, not sticky.
Tight aroma, a tad weak. Spicy, bready, light. The light biscuit is present, sprinkled with coriander, orange zest, white pepper.

Taste follows the nose. Biscuit, spice, zest and dash of floral. It's quite a refreshing taste. I had it after a big meal, and it fit well.

Feel is just about perfect. Crisp and clean, spicy and smooth. I think a bit more carbonation would make it perfect, but this is just fine as is.

Great drinking. Didn't last long.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2010 19:26:53 | More by Mebuzzard
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Good carbonation. Very active beer. Cloudy and straw yellow. Lots of foam. Great lacing effect.

Smell: Doesn't smell particularly strong to me. I don't get any distinct smells other than a strong presence of yeast. This stuff smell very earthy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Wonderful! Pretty thick despite the light color. Lots of pepper and honey with some lemon hops in the background. Great spicy/sweet ratio. The yeast comes through and makes this decently malty as well. I definitely enjoyed sipping this, because the alcohol is really evident. The finish gives off a nice whiskey-like burn. Excellent.

Drinkability: A true sipper in my opinion due to strong taste.

Overall: If you told me that Saison Dupon had been bootlegged I'd probably believe you. It doesn't have much alcohol, but it packs a punch.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2010 01:26:05 | More by tjsdomer2
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boss302

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont, on tap

A Small tight bubbles in the head. Thick on initial pour, but decreased with time and left a nice lace on the glass. The head covered the beer all the way to the end. Looks like a hefe, only not as thick. It is golden in color, very similar to a Czech pils.

S fruity and banana aroma, estery. I don't really smell any hops. No phenolics. It has a complex aroma that is hard to dissect. I will attribute that to the yeast, very pleasant.

T Nice malty flavor, has lots of flavor from the yeast. A little bite from the carbonation. Hops are more noticeable here than in the aroma. Good balance finishes clean.

M Medium to full body that is a little deceiving from the color. Though it is relatively high in alcohol (6.5abv), you can't really feel any dryness or tell while drinking.

O a great drinking beer, it is as refreshing as a German wheat beer but with more snap and bite. My favorite Saison, and the only one I can find on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2010 01:19:55 | More by boss302
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio.
A: Pale golden with a white collar and film.
S: Yeasty bread, strawberry farmhouse, spicy apricots, all in front of a honey apple sweetness.
T: Sweet rustic citrus and apple honey and strawberry. There is a lingering grassy bitterness.
M: Slightly syrupy, it ends dry and frothy.
D: Pretty good. About average for a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2010 22:41:49 | More by ne0m00re
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OskarL

Sweden

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale golden color with a huge head that settles into a one finger head that has great retention and leaves a lot of nice lacing.

Smells of pears, apples, citrus and earth-like notes.

Taste is earthy (hay like), a bit funky, apples, pears, citrus and some tartness the finish.

Medium body, medium crisp carbonation and dry.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 02:27:12 | More by OskarL
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birchstick

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - pours a golden yellow with a massive head. Nothing about its appearance made me excited to drink it.

S - Beautiful nose - a lot of sweet pears, tart apples and a lot of earth

T - starts off really sweet with a very tart apples, almost bitterly tart. This fades to some earth/dirt, then acidic orange peel and a little bit of a metallic taste lingers on the finish. Not a bad little saison.

M - Nice body, but a little watery. This also leaves a very dry finish.

D - this is a very good saison. Nice and fruity and earthy that leaves a dry finish, leaving you wanting more. I really enjoyed this classic for the style and will seek it out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 01:16:08 | More by birchstick
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Krevee

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank 5/13/10
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Bruery tulip

A - The initial pour produces quite a bit of white beautiful foamy head. The color is a hazy golden yellow. You can see carbonation bubbles. And there is a good looking lacing that stays as you drink.

S - Smell is very nice. The initial smell is that smell you expect from a Saison, the farmhouse aroma. I can smell hay, some spices and a bit of lemon citrus. There is also the smell of Belgian yeast. A very pleasant smelling beer. Nothing is overwhelming and it is very well balanced in smell.

T - The taste is similar to the smell. There is a slight bitterness all the way through. I can taste the Belgian flavors, but there is that nice sweet grainy flavor, very much like hay. I can also taste the citrus and the spice as well. Good flavor nice and balanced as well as complex.

M - As you would expect from a saison this beer is dry and refreshing. It is also a bit creamy in the mouth with ample amounts of carbonation.

D - A very pleasant beer that I would enjoy having in the summer. The ABV is a bit higher than the norm for the style but you don't taste it at all. A very easy drinking beer.

Overall a great saison and great example of the style. Tastes and smells great and is a good beer for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 00:51:59 | More by Krevee
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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml into Duvel tulip.

A: Nice golden, light copper color. Hints of yellow glisten around the edges. Carbonation is high I suppose. Head blossomed up to about two inches of rich, fluffy bubbles. Beginning to stick to the glass on it's retreat down towards the nectar beneath.

S: Cork smelled very citrusy and fruity. Smells very sweet and full of lemon and lemongrass aromas. A bit tart as well. A bit of the Belgian yeast comes through in a grainy smell. A bit grassy and earthy. A good bit of the banana and spice notes from traditional Belgian yeast is present. Lemon and peppery greens come through the most.

T: Flavor is a bit tart with some grainy, bready type flavors. Good citrus bite. The banana shows up on the palate as well. Good yeast flavor and some grassy notes behind it. Good balance of flavors here, just enough bitterness to keep the crispness high.

M: Was expecting more twang from the citrus notes on the nose. It is actually quite smooth and the carbonation moderately low.

D: Fantastic on this hot day, perfect summer beer for all occasions. Alcohol is low enough to make it drinkable. Very refreshing in character.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 19:25:16 | More by kiddynamite920
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Clean straw-gold body, clear with loads of nucleation under mountainous white head. Leaves sticky patches of lacing. Great color & composition.

Dry champagne smell, lemon, hints of pineapple & pepper.

Taste is clean malts, biscuity at first, with some orange & lemon tang. Grassy & herbal notes, as well flinty/mineral. There's a tea-like "leafiness." Actually reminds me of a heavier pale ale with an added herbal quality. Pretty dry for a saison, in my experience.

Medium-bodied, but with a light, spritzy freshness. Smooth.

Tasty & well-made, but still feels pretty full to me. Definitely one I'd go for repeatedly, but two in a sitting would probably be my limit.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 11:34:26 | More by OneDropSoup
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Jcarrane

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a crisp, pale, golden color,two finger foamy head that seemed to dissipate quickly.Bitter, lemon,citrus, bouquet, slightly dank. Very approachable on the palate dry, crisp, and clean, with a light body and a pleasant finish, very refreshing! Crisp grassy notes,lemon citrus, and hops, seem to jump out at first, then settles into a nice mineral finish. I'd love to have this beer with some crab cakes on a summer night sitting on the patio.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 23:00:25 | More by Jcarrane
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spoons

California

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small bottle to a tulip

A golden body with lots of visual carbonation up the side of the glass. A towering shaving cream head that looks amazing and doesnt move. Stays along for the ride as well.

Smells grassy and herbal up front. A light touch of hops and a little spice.

The mouthfeel is pretty light on the tongue. A lot of yeast comes across and warms to deliver some sweetness. I like this beer a lot and no I wish it was the big bottle. Its light mouthfeel makes for a nice drinking beer event though the smell and taste are a little green in the way of herbalness.

Definitely recommend, will drink again, often in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 18:34:59 | More by spoons
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washburnkid

New York

4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to a very generous dgb3 for this bottle!

A: Massive frothy white head over a hazy light golden yellow. Sediment is floating all around, and there's wonderful retention as well as patches of fluffy lacing.
S: Grainy, musty, and sour. A nice balance on the nose of earth and fruit (specifically sour apple and pear).
T/M: Spiciness is notable right away. It's very prominent on the palate. Other flavors that come in after are a very mild tartness and some fresh grain. Straw and dirty funk. Bitter herbals wait until the end of the sip for their big entrance, but they sure are prominent! Mouthfeel is light and very very crisp.
D: Shared this beer with my dad and some fruit flies. It was so so tasty and refreshing. I can't wait to get my hands on more!

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 03:47:18 | More by washburnkid
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange and very hazy, poured a giant head that appears off whtie with random lacing on tulip glass...

S- Obvious smell of the belgium yeast, some citrus coming through in nose, and slightly floral aroma to round everything out.

T/M- Tastes of a belgium ale- very sweet, malty, and brett flavors. There is an orange flavor towards the middle of the tongue that goes into a dry feel. Peppery phenols present subtly throughout. Bitterness then sourness round out the overall taste and mouthfeel. Very smooth and medium bodied make this a great beer to drink.

D- Very drinkable beer. Has all the components of a great saison without being too overpowering... Love this beer

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:38:38 | More by TheGordianKnot
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dougofthefuture

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been getting in to Saisons. Time to try this classic again.

A - Pours a bright clear light-yellow with a four finger fluffy head. Great big bubbles.

S - Mainly earthy, with some citrus and floral aspects as well. Deep, complex, and delicious smelling.

T&M - Very complex and very light at the same time, which makes it a winner. The carbonation and acidity make the spicy, grassy flavors dance on the palate. That sounds a bit fancy, but this is a fancy beer. Mmm...

D - I always buy the little bottle and wish I had the big bottle. If only it didn't need to be imported, I'd drink this with almost every meal. This one lives up to the reputation.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 01:59:04 | More by dougofthefuture
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a big fluffy cake-like head that is high at the center and deteriorating at the sides. Gobs of lace, slight haze, and tons of tiny rising bubbles. Wonderful.

Scents of yeast, chalky earth, coarse grain, some mustiness.

Light alcohol in the first part of the sip. Grain husk, bitter fruit, like an unripe pear, some grassiness, clearing to a light, pleasant bitter finish. Well done.

A fair body and tons of bubbles. Just right. The foamy head adds character and alters your mouthfeel as well. Good stuff.

Wow, this must be awesome with food. Alone, even with the lighter edge, you must sip. And this is good, as it prolongs the enjoyment. Absolutely worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 01:16:39 | More by OtherShoe2
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Jemonster

California

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer looks like a hefe weizen, but more substantial and cloudy with a bit of floating yeast. The white head is foamier than average and leaves behind a sticky lacing. S: Really funky, armpitlike... but with a sweetness. Bold is the best word for it. The smell is almost intimidating at first. T: The most dominant to me is a sweet wheat bread flavor, followed by a slight alcohol sting, muskyness, then a lingering bitterness. Not as much as an IPA, but still agressive. M: The best thing about this beer for me. Very nice. Feels round and slightly viscous, coating my mouth with the strong flavor. Nice refreshing small bubbled carbonation. D: I really don't think I would want to drink more than one of these. Very powerful flavor. For me, this is a sampling, sipping beer. Reviewed from phone, so forgive the format.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 03:08:55 | More by Jemonster
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cosmicevan

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750mL into ommegang tulip.

A - Poured a golden honey with champagne like bubbles and a thick generous bubbly head with tight but slippery lacing.

S - Citric notes, wheat.

T - Spicey with a touch of bitterness. Same citric and wheat notes are in the flavor, but in the background.

M - Leaves my mouth feeling tingly. Has a bit of a sour aftertaste.

D - One of my favorite styles. I prefer my Saisons a bit sweeter, but this is a very balanced and wonderful Saison, especially for those who find some of them a bit on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 20:16:00 | More by cosmicevan
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour this slowly, especially if using a snifter or tulip glass as the head immediately rises, 3-4 fingers thick and billowy off-white. The light golden, orange color is beautifully hazy, as is consistent with this style. Bands of lace follow your progress and the head slowly dissipates as you drink, leaving a white film across the top.

As you pop the cork (helped by the nice carbonation), the Belgian yeast strains tickle your nose. Blow the foam aside to get a whiff of the beer in the glass and the herbal tones of the yeast come out to play and you'll get a preview of the spice.

The yeast is the forefront of the taste with a little cardamom (at the top of the palate) backed up by a slight orange blossom honey sweetness on the tip of your tongue. There is a minor buttery quality, presumably from the presence of some diacetyl. There's a sourness that hits the back of your mouth that ties everything together. So much going on but well-balanced and the epitome of the style. Judge all saisons against this one!

The carbonation that helped you pull the cork continues to be assertive in your mouth, but not overly so. It's also got a creamy feel to it. I can't really explain how it can be carbonated and creamy, but it is. Despite all that's going it manages a crisp mouthfeel.

Forget witbiers for the summer, I'd rather take one of these down after mowing the lawn. Refreshing and complex, I could drink this until I couldn't make it back to the fridge any more.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 19:26:50 | More by Naugros
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 3/24/10

On tap at Al's served in a classy little saison dupont glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head. A solid curtain of lace clings all over the glass. Nose is citrus and spices akin to clove. Taste is on par with the aroma: citrus, clove and yeast primarily. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of hop bitterness. Light feel and modestly carbonated, it is quite drinkable. As it warms, a bit of pear or light fruit blended with grain comes through and is left in the mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2010 19:18:00 | More by stakem
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djbreezy

Washington

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from tasting notes. Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

appearance - poured a light golden color with a substantial foamy head

smell - yeast and clove, citrus notes

taste - dominant yeast and bready flavors, clove, biscuity, citrus

mouthfeel - medium/light with strong but not overpowering carbonation, slightly dry finish

drinkability - refreshing, complex, balanced

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 05:14:55 | More by djbreezy
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a cloudy antique gold color with a 1 ½" fluffy white head that recedes slowly. There are rings and legs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass and sipping creates sheets and legs and small patches of lacing, some of which cling to the side and some of which slide back down to the liquid. Even mid-way through the beer there is still a 1/8" layer of foam covering the liquid.

Smell: The aroma manages to a mixture of lemon zest, a hint of clove, and a bit of grassiness and earthiness all at the same time

Taste: The flavors are dominated by the lemon zest, some peppery spiciness and the grassy/earthy bitterness all but concealing some sweetness in the background. The sweetness is just enough to keep the bitterness under control but not to break it up or interfere with it.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is light bodied and softly creamy, almost prickly, with active fine carbonation. The finish is quite long and begins with some almost sweetness to the lemon zest but then the grassy/earthy bitterness takes over as the dryness goes on fading slowly but taking a long time to be gone.

Drinkability: This is a top notch beer that deserves its fame. I definitely wanted to keep sipping this beer and will definitely be including it on my shopping list in the future. This would be perfect for drinking on a warm summer evening while relaxing after a busy day.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:44:31 | More by drtth
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mstyne

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caged and corked large green glass bottle. Big aroma after popping the cork which did not disappoint in the sound department. Substaintial head and solid carbonation. Nice lacing. Almost an earthy kind of smell to this brew. Starts a bit fruity but ends with a dry finish. A great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 00:05:51 | More by mstyne
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