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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,877 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2877
Reviews: 1425
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%


Brewed by:
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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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krberg

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750 ml 2k5
Cork pops out very loudly. Good thing I had a hold on it.

Much more pale than I had expected. Cloudy with a giant thick white head.

Tart honey smell with honey notes and some belgian yeast medicinal smells.

Light, very dry with a nice CO2 bite. Amazingly well balanced. A little sweetness pokes its head out to counter the dryness. Outstanding!

Thin and bubbly mouthfeel. Very thirst quenching.

6.5% with a nice light body makes this a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2005 18:47:31 | More by krberg
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with hints of amber sporting a big white head made up of small and large bubbles leaves lots of sticky lace.

Aroma is malty with fruit citrus some apples and spice, some earthy yeasts noted underneath.

Taste is light wheat malt like lots of citrus, lemony some spice clove, pepper and the earthy yeast again in the flavor. This one was a little funky but not as farmy wet horse blanket like as I was expecting hence the 3.5 overall pleasant though.

Mouthfeel is medium tilted to full side lots of flavor.

Drinkability is good nice enough enjoyable just not funky enough. Thanks go to movingshadow152 for this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 18:24:23 | More by mntlover
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NClifestyle

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i had this beer along with a westmalle and a chimay that a friend had brought back from georgia. good that i had this one first, as i liked it least of the three, which is not a putdown at all. this is more of a summer beer than the others.
served from a corked, tall, green 12.7 fl oz bottle. pours up a hazy light orange color, with a champagne like head, tons of bubbles. head stayed around, lots of lace. smells of fruit, possible lemon or sweeter, maybe even a garden like smell. tasted about the same, with lemon becoming obvious, and a hint of alcohol on the sides of he mouth. somewhat wheaty taste, in a good way. great mouthfeel, nicely carbonated and tingly. dry but a very refreshing beer.

this is the first time i have ever tried a saison, and i've got a bottle of hennepin up next.

cheers...

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2005 20:00:11 | More by NClifestyle
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Sycodrummer

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the green 750ml bottle the pour yeilded a luscious three-finger deep white frothy head. Almost like cream on top of expresso, the head was light and airy and a pure white color. The beer itself was dark yellow color with hints of orange. Big chunks of lace clung to the glass throughout the duration of the sample. The three-finger head from the pour reduced down to about a half-finger and stayed there throughout the sample.

The aroma of the beer was quite complicated. Certainly no hops in the nose but also no overly conspicious malt. A soft citrus aroma indicative of oranges and corriander. Also a slight bit of clove perhaps and an ever so slight smell of alcohol.

The taste was rather full bodied for its color. Not overwhelming on the palate by any means but deceptively strong. Orange and citrus fruit were the innitial sensations and a champaign like white grape taste was also present. Ample carbonation offered a crispness to each sip that made the beer refreshing and all but made it slight tinge of alcohol not noticable.

Medium mody with a freshness and crispness on the palate.

Indeed very drinkable and enjoyable. I've only had two saisons from the bottle, this and Ommegang's offering. I much prefer this from bottle compared to Hennepin (although I thought that beer to be quite excellent on tap). Indeed this appears to me to be the perfect summer sipper. Not a beer to slam down after mowing the lawn in the summer, but rather one to sip and enjoy its complexities on a hot summer night.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2005 23:53:13 | More by Sycodrummer
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best tasting beers Ive ever tried.

It pours a luminescent glowing orange with a merangue like monster of a head that lasts forever. This rocky beast of a head leaves rocky ridges of lace behind. Trapped in the convection of carbonation bubbles are meteors of flocculated yeast. It really looks cool.

The aroma is an intense mix of tart orange, bitter hops, candy floss, wet earth and musty fruit compote. The incredible complexity of the aroma is doubled in the taste. It reveals different flavors with every sip. Its exceedingly dry and bitter yet delicately fruity and spicy. Its rare to come across a beer of this complexity. So crisp and refreshing. A mild acidity shows up in the finish, mingling seamlessly with the hops. Horse blanket, earth, pepper and diacytl dance subtly in the background throughout.

The mouthfeel is creamy with velvety carbonation bubbles. This is the ultimate summer beer. Better than any hefe or wit IMO. It goes great with Jerk Chicken wings too!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 21:36:09 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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GClarkage

California

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

08/09/05- Purchased at Belltramo's in Menlo Park, CA

Presentation- 750ml green bottle with no freshness dates. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Orange-golden pour with a thick pock marked ultra white and creamy head. Good lacing as well.

Smell- Farmhouse stinky yeast along with some sour citrus scents.

Taste- Semi bitter lemon rind flavor with a nice sour background. Tart and tangy belgian yeast abounds.

Mouthfeel- Fairly high carbonation level, maybe a touch creamy.

Drinkability- My number #2 saison behind Fantome. Very easy drinking brew that I will try to keep on hand.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2005 21:26:53 | More by GClarkage
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andjusticeforale

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured Saison Dupont from a Green 12.7 oz Champagne bottle, after a loud pop, careful to keep the noticeable black yeast strain in the bottle and down the sink. The beer poured to a pretty deep deep gold-orange color, with a large white frothy head.

When the head reached 2-3cm, I swirled the tulip, and immediately caught the scent of funkiness, some lemon, Belgian yeast and sugars, and peach. Some earthy “barnyard” smells, but very mild at best.

On initial taste, the first thing you notice is a great mouthfeel. The flavor seems to miss the toungue, hit the upper palate and cascade down your throat. Early on in the beer there is a skunky- funky bitterness. This recedes nicely, and the bitterness takes on a peach flavored aftertaste. That aftertaste is worth the price of admission right there. There is also wheat and grass and malt that hide right below the surface and peek through at times. The only distraction or drawback is perhaps my personal longing for some sweetness to balance out the bitterness- but that is not really a criticism.

Believe this. This may not be the best thing I ever had, but its damn close. I guess you would have to be a Hip-hop star to afford to keep bottles of this in your cooler, but if anyone who can afford it is listening, this is the tremendously complex and drinkable pay-off to all your hard work.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 11:38:46 | More by andjusticeforale
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very disappointed in this saison. It's my new favorite style and I was expecting all sorts of the usual spices and sugars. Instead, I got lots of hops and bitters. Pours like a typical saison--yellow gold. Big foamy head. Spotty lace. Aroma is a bit hoppy. Blegian sugars come through as the initial flavor, but are quickly replaced with a surprising amount of hops. I can barely find any yeasty fruits, flavors or spices. While refreshingly crisp, it does not drink as smooth as I was expecting. It came across as much more like a bitter than a Belgian farm style ale. Mouth feel is crisp with a full body and malt heaviness that sits on the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 22:50:17 | More by MuddyFeet
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Paddez

Belgium

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

Small 33cl bottle bought in ABS drinks in Winksele.

Appearance: The bottle made a serious hiss when opened. The brew itself poured a very hazy orange liquid with an incredibly big & pillowy head. I had to be careful not to pour the string of yeast that resided at the bottom of the bottle in the glass. Quite intresting as far as the looks are concerned.

Smell: Crisp spices; fruits; yeast; with some of that 'barnyard' aroma vaguely in the background. Involving and complex

Taste: Quite tart and yeasty. There's some kind of odd -but not out of place- sourness in there as well. Some fruity notes to bring you to a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Active carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable; although somehow I wouldn't want to be drinking this all night.

Conclusion: A tasty brew and one of the better saisons I've had thus far. It's certainly a lot better than it's bio counterpart, although I'm not quite sure if it really lives up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2005 21:28:30 | More by Paddez
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2005 00:30:48 | More by Goldorak
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. This beer pours out hazy yellow with a huge, chunky head. Musty yeast smell with hops and zesty citrus. Somewhat tart fruit flavors, mostly apple and lemon. Peppery spiciness. Lots of flavor from the yeast. Bitter finish. High level of carbonation. This beer is supremely drinkable. It's no problem for one person to drink an entire 750 ml bottle. Everyone should try this beer at least once. It's a great introduction to saisons.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2005 21:38:11 | More by beveragecaptain
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Sixpoint

New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a brilliant golden color and left a nice full head of white lace. Head dissipated rather quickly and left traces of lacing.

The aroma was very complex; spicy musty hops, yeast, and horse blanket aroma. Crazy esters... apricot, peaches, figs. Malt underneath, and a slight vegetable aroma as well. Incredibly dynamic.

Taste? Outstanding. Very complex. Quite assertive in hop bitterness. Easy to drink and crisp. An experience to revel in.

Brilliant mouthfeel. Full, active carbonation, but with the softness of bottle-conditioning.

Very, very drinkable. Especially since its NYC and 97 degrees today. Thank you sir, may I have another?

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2005 00:26:34 | More by Sixpoint
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle, served at Cafe Gollem, Amsterdam

Pours with a golden yellow body, cloudy. Big frothy head with nice retention

Smell, lots of fresh fruit, melon and pear springs to mind especially. Estery

Taste, refreshing and fruity. Esters once again, creamy mouthfeel. Little bit of malt on the finish

A really tasty beer, so much flavour

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2005 19:59:12 | More by cypressbob
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Zorro

California

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy orangish gold with a furious level of carbonation and a strong white head. The cloudiness is probably my fault I got some yeast in the glass from the bottom of the bottle.

Smell is Belgian beer goodness, a Touch of coriander, some sweetness, a bit lemon and some apple. Also scents of honeysuckle and summer flowers.

Taste is mild sweetness and a good malt base. A bit of coriander and other spices, very peppery. Sharp bitterness in the aftertaste cleans of your tongue and makes your mouth salivate for more. Slightly acidic as if there was a bit of lemon in here. Damn tasty.

Mouthfeel is very good much like Champagne.

Super drinkable, too bad it is expensive and hard to find around here; guess I will have to make do with Hennepin. Absolutely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2005 02:45:30 | More by Zorro
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thinkbreakfast

New York

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

750ml green bottle.

App: Amazing pillowy, thick white head. Very active carbonation.

Smell: Dry fruityness. Alcohol comes through slightly. Musty grains are the dominant smell here.

Taste: Dry and musty up front. Alcohol warms through out. More alcohol than I was expecting from a listed 6.5% abv. Slight bitterness on back of tongue at finish. Aftertaste is bitter and residual alcohol.

MF: Lots of carbonation. Alcohol sting.

Drinkability: Very good. Light and flavorful. Non-intrusive

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2005 22:16:09 | More by thinkbreakfast
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ypsifly

Michigan

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

Corked and caged green 12.7oz with 2.004 stamped on the cork poured into a tulip.

Pale , hazy gold with a massive (despite a gentle pour) head of big white bubbles that has great retention and clings to the glass in odd rocky lumps. It falls in a way that leaves an odd, uneven landscape. Even as it settles down to the 1 cm+ height it maintains until the end. Champagne like bubbles that never quit make it all happen.

Tangy citrus and sugary notes make up most of the nose, with some floral underneath.

Orange and quick malt upfront followed by a dry, but still juicy finish, but it has a lot of grain throughout. Good dose of chalky belgian yeast as well.

Mouthfeel is good for the style. Sessionable, and I can see why it's recommended as a dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2005 06:23:15 | More by ypsifly
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oberon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my chalice a slightly hazy orange/gold with a mammouth white head that stuck like glue as to the sides of the glass as it took its times settling.Wow the tons of stuff going on aroma wise some definent barnyard funck hits right after popping the cork along with some lemon rind and even a light phenolic smokiness in there as well.Very refreshing ale to say the least here,hints of lemon and coriander with a leafy,herbal finish.Clean and fruity and oh so damn refreshing a true classic and a summer quencher I wish I had more.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2005 01:35:33 | More by oberon
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

33cl Bottle from the shop.belgianshop.com

Poured golden orange in colour with slight haziness... Head was very big and foamy with a slightly off white colour.

Aroma - Very citrusy. Peppery. Quite noticable smell of alcohol. Bitter notes. Slight hint of strawberry... Flowery...

Taste – Lemony, very fresh. Slight pepperiness. Hint of cream. Quite a bitter sweet taste. Hints of apple...

Feel - Quite sharp and refreshing. Quite creamy aftertaste. Very drinkable..

Overall - an excellent and very refreshing beer...

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2005 09:45:57 | More by mdagnew
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a hazy golden, huge fluffy white head and plenty of lace all around the glass. Nose is very citrusy, some buried malts, grass and earth, pleasant. Taste is very citrusy, some deep maltiness on the tongue, clean dry finish. Highly carbonated, but smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2005 01:28:18 | More by Viggo
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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

Pours a cloudy, golden-orange. Huge off-white frothy head that holds up forever. the nose airy with yeast and an outdoorsie, grassy kick. The taste is of yeast & bread with a earthy kick to it. Quite interesting. A long bitter finish with a pinch of tartness...almost a dry woodiness. Some fruit n spice linger as well. A light bodied beer with a mostly smooth & lively mouthfeel. Nice enough to have more than one...a good thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 19:05:09 | More by Popsinc
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DrJay

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden honey colour with a gigantic, fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. Lemony citrus aroma, a bit earthy, light spice, floral, mild yeastiness. Fruity (apple/pear) and earthy, slightly tart, hint of malt flavour and a bit spicy. Long, dry, bitter finish with some fruit carrying through. Light body, light astringency, generous, crisp carbonation, slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. There's a lot going on here, but it stays quite refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2005 21:29:31 | More by DrJay
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JackTheRipper

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2.004 printed on the side of the cork.

A: Slightly hazy golden color. Lots of bubbles rising. Large head is now just a thin layer of suds.

S: Farmhouse indeed! Funky straw aroma dominates. Yeasty. Hints of lemon zest and just a whiff of a peppery spice.

T: Musty earthy taste. Faint sweetness creeps up on you like a memory you can't quite place. Very interesting. Flavors shift with some warmth, emphasizing a sweeter flavor with a lemony citrus tang.

M: Initially this was hugely carbonated but the fizz calms after some counter time. Alcohol is almost completely masked. Fairly light body.

D&N: I initially thought that the mag that ranked this beer number one was FOS, but they may not be far off the mark. Different from the stuff I've been drinking lately, pairs very well with the steaming bowl of split pea and bacon soup I'm enjoying. This is a really good beer. Best in the world? Nope. Worthy of praise? Definitely.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2005 05:44:44 | More by JackTheRipper
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 edition, according to the cork. New selection available at John's Grocery. Poured beautifully into my new Duvel tulip (thanks, Mr. Chalice Whore!). Had a massive three finger fluffy head with great subsequent lacing. The head receded to a marshmallow dome in the middle of the tulip. Oh yeah, it's also a hazy golden straw color with what seems to be a sediment-free beer.

The smell needs a bit of warming up before it really starts to open up, but it never really seems to get to full throttle. Smells very spicy and yeasty. Very "belgian," to be cliche. It literally smells like a farmhouse. Makes me nostalgic of back home on the parent's farm, though that may sound quite redneck considering I'm from Iowa.

The taste is a bit funky, but not in a bad way. Spicy. Yeasty. Bready. A bit sweet; a bit bitter in the finish. It is quite dry as well. Remnicient of Ommegang Hennepin.

This is quite good. It is recommended with all grilled foods, according the bottle. Consequently, I have many Flemmish recipes that call for Dupont as an ingredient, so I will have to do some experimenting in the future. If you can get this beer and don't mind a bit of funk, definitely go for it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2005 06:44:01 | More by neonbrown82
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Jason

Massachusetts

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

750 ml green bottle with no freshness date. The cork popped off like a bottle of good champagne, thankfully it was not a gusher.

A- Massive off-white head, very active carbonation ... pale golden cloudy color. This is good as the beer should never pour clear.

S- Very ripe pear, earthy cellar and a solid herbal backbone round out the nose.

T- Big herbal phenolic action upfront, dry grain and a mild tartness. A handful of malt character comes through with a clean grainy note. Touch of fruitiness, musty chalky yeast, herbal phenols and dry grain in the finish.

M- Incredibly smooth with a deep yet soft crispness.

Need a beer to clean the palate if not cut through some of the most flavorful cuisines ... this is the beer to do it.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2005 00:18:00 | More by Jason
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hungryghost

District of Columbia

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

Cloudy, light orange pour with a fluffy white head that leaves plenty of lace behind.
Nice aroma of citrus, pepper and other spices.
Loaded with flavors, this ale changes as it passes through your mouth. Yeast, orange and lemon, great spiciness, a hint of hops and still room for a tiny amount of fruit sweetness. Each sip is the same but different. Excellent.
Mouthfeel is creamy, refreshing, crisp.
Would be very easy to have another, if I had more than one...

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2005 20:31:51 | More by hungryghost
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