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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
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3,146 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,146
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 165
Gots: 193 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/1/12

A hazy pale golden yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a large bone white head that hangs around for ages slowly falling to an island leaving big chunks of random lace

S lots of spicy yeast with some cereal and peppery lemon, some white fleshed fruit and a little bubblegum, take that with a grain of salt because I'm smelling bubblegum in everything lately and I checked the beard for gum (no gum)

T flavors still solid but not as strong, not as fruity but perhaps more spice

M if the bubbles were any bigger this would be a foamy mess, but their pinpricks and make it feel creamy, yeasty aftertaste

O great stuff here and its easy too forget this is a strong beer because it goes down quick and has nothing in the way of booze

I want to say this would be a nice summer brew but I'd be broke and wasted by 3oclock. I can see myself drinking this again very soon

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 06:49:36 | More by wordemupg
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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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Goliath

Illinois

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

Pours a hazy pale orange color. A large luxurious inch and a half bright white head forms on top of this brew and lingers with good retention leaving some clumpy, spotty lace on the glass.

Aroma is really quite delicious. Notes of pear, apple, and spice are readily available. There is some great yesast and citrus notes as well. Just a huge fruity bouquet.

Taste is quite nice. Rather subtle, fruity, earthy, slightly spicey. A pleasant experience.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate to high. Good flavor and low alcohol make this beer easy to consume and enjoy at length.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 17:10:22 | More by Goliath
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kbub6f

New York

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

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), three days in my fridge, reviewed 42F-50F.

This beer has a HUGE white dense head with thick lacing that completely coats the inside of the glass. The beer is dark yellow with loads of bubbles that cling to the glass. There is a fine swirl of sediment.

The nose is spicy, yeasty, light with some citrus.

The front is malty with some citrus and spice. The middle is a little thin and light and bitters toward the finish, which is quite dry, a little metallic when cold. A pleasant sourness gives the finish a nice personality. Overall, a very good drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2003 19:17:28 | More by kbub6f
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

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

Poured into a tumbler.

A - Very nice bright golden straw color with some good yellow haze and a nice 1 inch head that is very dense and nice and sticky. Very similar to the bottled version.

S - Very nice fruit sweet smells along with a nice yeast aroma as expected. Smells very fresh and grassy almost funky. Nice grain and some hop as well.

T - Tart fruit hints of front that mellow out into a nice malty and grainy sweetness. Some wine and pear hints as well as some clove round out the sweet profile. Similar to the bottle but fresher still and a little sweeter but still with a nice bitter and dry finish. Very delicious.

M - Nice and fluffy mouthfeel medium body with nice profile and good CO2. Refreshing and very drinkable and nice ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2010 17:52:20 | More by JoEBoBpr
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drabmuh

Maryland

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

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is straw yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, tons of lacing, carbonation is moderate to high and steady. Looks good.

Nice smell, a little sulfur but not much. Smells pretty good.

Medium body, sweet first and then some bitterness. Almost a Duvel like feeling to it. As the beer warms up there is more subtly to the flavors, more sulfur, more sour. Great mouthfeel, great drinkability. I really like this beer. Its probably one of the nicest and readily available saisons on the market.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 00:48:34 | More by drabmuh
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ckeegan04

Texas

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

A - Cloudy golden yellow in color. Huge white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Tart fruity aroma. Smell of pear and lemon. Little bit of that funk as well. Very aromatic beer.

T - Tart lemony taste primarily. Hints of other fruits as well.

M/D - Chewy and crisp feel. Very easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 02:22:04 | More by ckeegan04
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden straw colored and hazy with a pillowy-soft, tall head that lasts forever. Aroma is very peppery at first, with yeast coming in afterwards. There's a fair amount of musty cellar aroma, after which a green apple note develops. Fortunately, there's no skunk at all, which is always a concern with a green bottle.

Dry through and through. Simple and straightforward - pilsner malt, old world hops, and soft, vigorous carbonation blending to create a very refreshing beer. The yeast adds some nice complexity by imparting some earthiness. Slight acidity. Vigorously carbonated with minimal harshness.

Very straightforward and refreshing while still being interestingly complex, Saison DuPont is a must try if you have even the slightest interest in Belgian-style ales.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 17:13:32 | More by gr0g
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

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

A: Pours hazy pale golden with a massive white head that very slowly dissipates into great lacings.

S: Floral hops with lots of fruity notes; green apple and lemons and other citric fruits. Rich in spices. Smell just like a Saison should.

T: Spices, leather, bread. Lots of pepper and vey rich in floral hops; which gives it a fruityness. Green apples and citric notes.

M: A sour bitterness lingers for quite some time in the aftertaste. Body is mild and carbonation moderate. Smooth!

O: I'm a sucker for Saisons, and this one is quite nice. Very refreshing!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 18:37:23 | More by Evil_Pidde
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rapidsequence

Virginia

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

Green corked 750 ml bottle. $8 from Pints O' Plenty.

Appearance: Slightly hazy lemony yellow with an absolutely huge rocky head. The head subsides to a reasonable level and leaves some stringy and spotty lacing.

Smell: Pears and apples, slightly musty yeast, spice and pepper.

Taste: Very spicy and peppery with a slight sweet fruity flavor. Yeasty from the middle through the finish with a tartness and a slight finishing bitterness that really dries it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Despite this beer being so highly carbonated, instead of feeling overly sharp and tingly, its actually a little soft with a slight creaminess. Finishes crisp and dry.

Drinkability: Tasty, complex, and refreshing. Easy drinking. Comes in a sharing size bottle, but is just as well a single serving.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 00:43:41 | More by rapidsequence
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

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

A - Hazy golden with a big beautiful billowy head that stuck around the entire time and left a nice lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon, apples, white pepper and a bit of hops

T - Nice balance between the yeast, lemon peel/rind, and hops. Little bit of peppery kick and a dry hop finish.

D&M - Dry light bodied and very refreshing. While it made me very gassy, I could drink it all day.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 20:16:20 | More by thepeter
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BeerFink

Ohio

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

Decanted from a 750mL, the cork states 2004...

It rests a creamy tangerine hue, boasting unfiltered cloudiness. Tenacious white head. Aroma contains lactose, some grainy malt, grass, and litte ripe fruit. Taste is full of pale malt, a little grainy in its presence. Slight cream flavor as well as some bananas, maybe apples as well. As the beer warms, an interesting sourness and fresh grass flavor become more apparent. Very brisk carbonation. In fact, the cork launched out of the bottle as soon as the cage was removed. Very interesting and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2005 01:30:56 | More by BeerFink
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

After reading the recent style profile by Don Russell in BA magazine, I was excited to sample my first Saison. I was even more excited that on the same day as reading the article I found Saison DuPont on the local beer store where we were vacationing. Since the article featured this specific brand I thought we'd give it a shot.

I didn't see a date on the bottle but noticed the cork was marked 2.007. Not sure if this means this was bottled in 2007 or something different.

The first two/three pours of this farmhouse ale were a crystal clear and deep gold in color. The later pours became cloudier as the sediment on the bottom of the bottle became disturbed. The final pour was downright cloudy. There was a thick creamy beautiful head that appeared on the top of the beer and did stick around for some time.

A touch of lacing was left in the glass.

The aroma was very nice and really showcased a fruity (lemon), spicy and slightly grass like aroma.

Now I was concerned about "the funk" detailed in the article. Time to taste.
Where's the Funk?

I found the taste to be extremely nice and very "unfunk" like.

Peppery, slight fruit and a very fresh taste, quite refreshing and pleasant.
The slight clover flavor was not overpowering like some other Belgians that I don't enjoy. Also that great black pepper flavor combined with the tangy yeast notes and the slight hop bitterness linger for a short while after swallowing the beer.

Really enjoying this beer! Very nice crisp, refreshing mouth feel. I can see why this was considered a beer to be consumed in the summer months.

As I mentioned, the later pours became cloudier and much spicier with the flavor of black pepper. I actually liked this as well.

Really nice effort. Last night after dinner we chose another saison to try this evening. I will be back for more DuPont later this summer.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 12:02:58 | More by Reagan1984
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craytonic

District of Columbia

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

Appearance: Great peach-apricot hazy pour, enormous craggy foam head, good lacing. Loud pop upon opening it.

Smell: Very lemony and spicy, nice light subtle funk. I get white pepper, coriander, sweet grass , hay

Taste: Similar to the smell, lemon and pepper/coriander/clove spice with sweet grass, hay and a light funk. I get some golden ruits like peach, apricot and green apples also.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, very creamy

Drinkability: Very refereshing and enjoyable; this is an awesome beer. Not quite fantome but widely available.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2011 00:08:17 | More by craytonic
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Scotchboy

Idaho

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

11.2oz brown (yay!) bottle, with an indecipherable (to me) freshness code on the back. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours relatively clear until the sediment hits...pale golden color with lots of soft white head lacing and tons of effervescence.

S: Belgian; light banana, grass, spices...bread. Touches of sweetness and hints of funk.

T: Nice dryness, more spices on the flavor...clove...earthy and herbal in a way. Refreshing, Very simple but well crafted.

MF: Light, effervescent, refreshing mouthfeel. A good amount of dryness to keep things interesting.

O: Really solid Farmhouse Ale. Pairs great with game bird. Not overly funky or overwhelmingly Belgian, just solid and approachable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 15:51:10 | More by Scotchboy
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Ooter

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: 750ml corked bottle.

What a wonderful session beer! Nice and light and crisp, with the perfect amount of spice. Has a certain citrus characteristic to it that is difficult to place (hey, this is my first review!)

Poured slowly into a pint glass, yet this still generated massive amounts of head. As another reviewer said, head that sticks to the glass until the end. Very full aroma, strong clove scent.

Very drinkable. Before I knew it half of the bottle was gone.

Seems like a perfect companion for a hot summer day. Will buy again!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 02:39:05 | More by Ooter
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL corked bottle poured into a tulip glass. Great appearance: hazy deep golden color with a massive white head that has excellent retention. Funky aroma with earth, mustiness, yeast, and citrus. The flavor has yeast and citrus with some spices and a little earthiness. Well carbonated, fairly light body, and a dry finish. Very drinkable, this is a great saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 21:49:44 | More by chickenm
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 5.22.13

L12132C
14.51.45

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention.

S - Lemon, wheat, floral, a bit skunky.

T - Bannana, light wheat, subtle lemon, wild grass and flowers.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Soft and light saison with some nice floral tones.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 04:32:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An iconic beer I am drinking thanks to mtomlins, as I missed the LCBO release this year and therefore the chance to tick it off my "beer bucket list". Not a beer style I choose often, but that may well change if this is released in Ontario again next year - this is an excellent saison.

Pours a dusty golden colour with amber hues in the deepest part of this stemmed tulip. Has a reasonable white head that doesn't leave as much lacing as I'd expected. Delightful aroma of bananas and biscuity bread, with enough spiciness to be interesting but not overwhelmingly cloved. Well balanced taste features the Belgian yeast more prevalently, but is again not unpleasantly one dimensional. There are enough malted grains to support the banana and coriander without being overpowered, and a respectably clean bitterness in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 01:24:24 | More by hopsolutely
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is three fingers high, white in color, and bubbly as hell. Retention is alright for the style, and it leaves behind a lot of lacing on the glass.

S: I first want to say LOL, green bottles. I secondly want to say this hasn't been skunked to fuck and back. Unfortunately, there is some skunk here still. Of course, I'm also getting earthen funk, lemon, cream, sesame seed (similar to Foret), and citrus. The aroma is nice, but it could have been so much better without the skunk.

T: Plain and simple, 100% classic saison goodness. At first, I get a ton of fresh orange and grapefruit. This builds into its bready yet balanced finish. Herbaceous qualities appear after a while. I have to be brutally honest here - it's just skunked enough where the hops impart a delicate bitterness that invites further chugging (err, I mean sipping...yeah, that's what I said) I'm not even missing the unique flavors I got out of Foret (read: sesame seed), it's so damn good.

M: The powerful carbonation helps give it an airy density, yet a dry finish all at the same time. It actually has a medium body and a creamy texture along side its parching back end. A touch of lingering sweetness helps its great balance even further.

O: This beer is classic for a reason (well, when it's not skunked...), and that's because it's so damn effortless and perfectly balanced. The more good saisons I drink, the more I absolutely adore the style - I don't even care that this was a bit skunked. I will buy the hell out of this beer as long as I know I'm getting it fresh.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 19:34:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ricke

Sweden

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden orange, slightly hazy. An enormous ivory-colored fluffy head with great retention settles into chunky lacings.

S: Perhaps the quintessential meaning of "Belgian character". Very fresh with plenty of sweet and slightly tart citric notes. Earthy yeast, malts and white bread.

T: Sweetness up front (lemon peel, oranges, red apples). Some semi-tart fruity notes as well. Firm bready malt foundation, earthy and spicy yeast. A very rustic, yet refreshing taste. Some earthy notes. A slightly dry finish with a pleasant bitterness, floral grassy hops, white pepper, spices and some alcohol.

M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, but still not overly carbonated. A well suited mouthfeel considering the overall character.

D: A great beer and a classic saison, perhaps the best in it's style. Very drinkable and refreshing, yet full of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 22:39:27 | More by ricke
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

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

Saoson Dupont 6.5% alcohol Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Poured into German Becker.(22oz.) 750ml bottle cork date 02/2009. Cellered since 01/02/2010.

A- Pours a yellow to slighly tinted orange in the middle of the fluid with heavy haze and loose sediment floating freely. Massive carbonation dances in the glass with beautiful two plus inch head that stays around for the whole beer that looks like active yeast fermenting. Leaves pillows of thick lacing up and down glass.

S- Fresh Belgian yeast with hints of grassy hops upfront. Second is a mixture of lemon zest and a slight scent of tart apple.

T-M- Taste is bold with thick flavors of warm hay, acidic grass, crisp grains and funky yeast. All and all a nice taste for the style, light but heavily drinkable. Notes of lemon and slight fresh apple peel are in the backbone of this brew. Mouthfeel is light to medium due to the dry and acidic feel that tingles and dances over the tongue with plenty of carbonation rolling with it.

D- Hell yeah its drinkable but for the price drinkable on the right occation like an into to friends or a high end dinner to freshin the palete with rich foods.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 05:36:11 | More by wesbrownyeah
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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

On draught at the Blue Monk in Buffalo.

Poured into a Dupont nonic glass. Murky golden, big billowing head with great retention and nice lacing.

Nose is pure saison delight: wheat, herbal hops, a bit of funk, spices, lemon zest and honey.

A damned tasty saison, light and refreshing on this hottest of days. Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Paired with a nice braised rib sandwich, which really brought out the honey flavour here. Not too funky, and the yeast is kept in check. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, sticky.

Just an all around delightful brew, and a great showcase of the style. Refreshing as all get out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2012 18:45:04 | More by JohnnyBarman
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bsp77

Minnesota

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

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Saison Dupont glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with Champagne-like bubbles and head, and some lacing.

Smell: Citrus, banana, spice, overall Belgian funkiness.

Taste: Peppery, with strong citrus and fruit notes. Nice hop bitterness comes through to the end.

Feel: Light body with relatively high carbonation. Very dry and wine-like.

Drinkability: Exceedingly refreshing and easy to drink, but with loads of flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2009 03:18:48 | More by bsp77
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elliot23

Montana

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Easy to polish off one of these by yourself.

A. The head is straight redonkulous! Nice and white, very rocky, with great lacing and retention. The color is like a misty golden morning. Nice!

S. Funky, straight up. I get earth, grass, wet barn, and some sour funk that I can't put my finger on. A little bit of a turn of with that.

T. Glorious. I use this Saison as a bench mark for all others with this style. Great balance and spiciness. Very crisp flavors of sour fruits. A good hop bitterness finishes this out.

M. A nice strong carbonation. Very crisp. This one has a great lingering finish. A somewhat light beer.

D. I could probably put back to 750mm bottles without breaking a sweat. This is one of the more perfect beers for all occasions.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 03:43:24 | More by elliot23
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