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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,082 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 183 | 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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aristeros

Georgia

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

Poured into a tulip. Pours a deep gold, cloudy with a small amount of carbonation visible. A vigorous pour yielded about five fingers of head with good retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

A complex, mildly assertive nose yields a lot of fruity aromas, and also a strong current of citrus, coriander, light bubblegum, and some 'musty basement.' The last is sort of like a Euro lager funk meets St. Peter's English Ale and better than it sounds.

Hop bitterness concentrates in the head. The beer is light to medium-bodied, slightly sour to start but giving way to a sweet basket of fruits. There's a higher level of carbonation, to be expected in a lower gravity beer with wheat in the grist. The finish is crisp like a hefe, but with a dry aftertaste.

Alcohol level is reasonable, and the beer is interesting and light enough to be sessionable if you could get your hands on several.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 00:04:00 | More by aristeros
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one delicious and easy-drinking beer. Lots going on, and not just a session drinker. I could drink this all summer long and not feel I'm just consuming malt, yeast, and hops. Just the right amount of bitterness and lots of flavor, flowers and fruits. This is one of my favorite Saison's. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:55:32 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came in a green "champagne" style 750ml bottle. Served in a chalice.

A: Pours a rich gold color with ample, voluminous soapy off white head that stands a few minutes before dissipating to a thin sheet with minimal lacing.

S: Has a champagne effervescence, smells a bit dry but also sweet. Grapes, honey, yeast, hops, spices, permeates the aroma.

T: Is a bit dry, slight sweetness but is a bit bitter as well, has good amount of hops too it, but i can also pick up on yeast, hops, citrus peels, white grapes.

M: Has a medium body with good amounts of carbonation, has a champagne feel to it.

O: This was good, but it was quite pricey. Not sure if it was worth the money to me but it was a pretty good saison though I do prefer the darker Belgian varieties.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 23:52:51 | More by Mavigo
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Family Dog in Atlanta. I was shocked to see I hadn’t reviewed this beer.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with hints of grass. Also present are mild amounts of green apples and leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as robust. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by slight green apple and pear flavors. Midway through the sip the fruit flavors fade a bit and grassy and leafy hops flavors work their way into things. The light malts and hops carry through to a crisp and mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I consider this beer quintessential for the style. Nothing overdone and with everything in its place. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 20:21:47 | More by glid02
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fluffy, egg-white head rose atop a cloudy golden body as I poured this into a wine goblet. There was a lot for my nose to decipher: grapefruit, black pepper and yeast were the most apparent aromas coming from this complex brew.

The taste started sweet and fruity — with an almost banana-like quality you expect in a hefe. It gave way to a citric grapefruit sensation in the middle and finished spicy and peppery.

I discovered this light-bodied, nicely carbonated brew toward the end of our (too short) summer, and I'm looking forward to sipping it on a few hot days next year.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 10:55:29 | More by vanrassel
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Metropole

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through.

S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper.

T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish.

M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice.

D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 12:50:14 | More by Metropole
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a golden straw color into a generic pilsner glass. About two fingers of slight tan head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates at a medium pace leaving slight lacing. Lots of little champagne like bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - I've had a skunked one of these before so this aroma is much better. Spices at the forefront with white pepper, green apples, slight barnyard funk, and other citrus notes.

Taste - Similar to the nose but with more floral, herbal, and hop flavor than first smelled. A bit sweeter than I remember and not as much barnyard funk, accordingly. Peppery finish with green apple flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to lighter bodied. Prickly carbonation. Finishes a hint dry.

Drinkability - Quaffable. A good saison though I would still pick up any of the JP varieties over this.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 00:49:16 | More by SpdKilz
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey hey everyone, spring is here, so it's time to break out the Saison!

Herbs feature on the nose of this unabashedly frothy brew. I also do believe I get aroma and taste notes reminiscent of marijuana, in addition to a general herbal flavor profile. Delicate spice enters the picture, then a sturdy bitterness rides through the finish. This world classic does not fail to impress, and it is living liquid proof that the Belgian farmhouse tradition is more than just intangible romanticism.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 03:55:49 | More by VoodooBrew
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light golden color with a very large off-white head with a long retention.

S - Fruity (apple, pear, lemon) as well as an herbal/spiced scent. Yeasty and a barnyard/orchard type smell.

T - Follows the nose fairly well. Mix of malt and hop with it leaning more towards the hops, which have an herbal and grassy flavor. This mixes and matches with the fruitiness (same as aroma) and the spiced flavors (mostly clove and peppery).

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Light, dry, and crisp.

D - The complex flavors along with the mouthfeel make this a pretty drinkable beer. The combination of dry and spiced flavors, may make it a bit more difficult to drink a number of these, but it is pretty refreshing.

Notes: Lots of different flavors with the taste on your tongue changing every sip you take.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 23:42:10 | More by FreshHawk
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PBoegel

New York

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ML bottle, cork date 2/10.

Poured into a Brooklyn Tulip. Beautiful looking beer, near crystal clear, highly effervescent creating a dense three finger billowing cloud white head which grows out the lip of the glass. Excellent lacing as you drink. Picture perfect.

Why oh why the green bottle, a touch of skunky hop aroma is evident when the cork was popped, the carbonation seemingly bleeds this aroma off. Big white and black pepper notes, thyme, thai basil.

Less evidence of skunk character on the palate, lemon pepper chicken, some musty earthy moss with a subtle pilsner malt sweetness, grapenuts cereal. Very citric lemon hop and yeast blend. Ample bitterness accentuated by the dry finish.

Light bodied with sharp dry finish, well carbonated. Crisp and refreshing on the palate. The effervescence would go well with aged cheddar or hard goat cheese as well as spicy fish dishes.

Extremely drinkable and refreshing, a slight off note that is easily dismissed due to the poor choice in bottle. Would love to get this beer boxed freshed and store cellar a case over a year.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 22:57:44 | More by PBoegel
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy and frothy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Bread, lemon zest and juice, green grapes, yeast, spices

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste lemon zest and juice mixed with bread/yeast and some coriander and cloves. There is also some white grape juice flavour and some hints of bananas. It finishes with a tart bready aftertaste.

Overall – There is definitely a lot going on with this beer in the taste and smell department. It's up there with one of the best smelling beers I've had so far. Very fresh and aromatic. I was surprised at how tart the flavour was at first, but it really grew on me as I progressed through the bottle. It's a fantastic beer that is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 18:00:00 | More by spinrsx
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alcstradamus

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden straw color that engulfs the glass with head with a careful pour. Wasn't careful enough I guess. Sticky lacing left down the glass as it finally subsides.

Smell was band aid funk, lemon grass, some more funk, some orange peel, some more lemon grass, and another helping of funk to round it off. Nice citrus character as well. Farmhouse goodness, for sure.

The taste is not quite as funky as the smell would suggest. In fact, this is quite subdued which is a positive because it makes for a refreshing, drinkable brew...and it is also a negative because I'd like a little more stinky citrus in my nostrils. What can I say though, this is just damn refreshing and mighty fine tasting. One of the "cleanest" saisons I've tried. Doesn't quite have enough punch to be at home with my favorites of the style though.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with a bit of carbonation sting. On par with how the style should be. Drinkability is very high due to the refreshing and clean nature of it. If I were only drinking one glass I would rather have a Fantome Saison, but for a session you can send this one my way any time. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 22:40:53 | More by alcstradamus
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philadelphia. Showed a light yellow gold with a frothy white head, great retention and lacing. Smell earthy and grassy, sweet. Medium carbonation, very grassy up front, sweet and fruity from the yeast, dry finish. Great beer, incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2010 02:23:09 | More by stingrayvr6
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Redteketed

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(T 11-01-2008 BB 06-2010)

Pale golden brew with huge lasting head.
Rich palate, first lots of spices, hops, malts and fruity, later some candy sugar and flowery elements.
Bitter taste, again malts, hops and spices.
Mild tartness, dry, medium strong, but light body, very very fizzy, like champagne.
long hopbitter, spicy aftertaste.
Very refreshing beer, as we say "fris en fruitig" (fresh and fruity)

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 22:37:26 | More by Redteketed
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had been looking forward to trying, Eulogy of Philly seemed appropriate.

375ml bottle poured into large chalice.

A: Golden/hazy/Belgian. Pillowy head with constant lacing. Nice appearance.

S: Pure sweet fruits with some malt and yeast that matches in the aroma. Banana the most dominant.

T: Both tartness and bitterness. All the malts, fruits, sugars, and floral flavors well balanced. Hops in the aftertaste make an appearance later on. Sour and yeasts are what you are left with- textbook saison to someone like myself that is newer to the style.

M: Thin bodied with a yeast coating. No burn or stickiness.

D: Not my favorite style but have been enjoying more as of late. This one was great with garlic mussels and the perfect match. Easily could have several in a sitting as it doesnt become boring. Summertime would be good for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 20:09:44 | More by marcpal
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a monsterous poof of soapy, foamy white head, minutes go by before i can finnish the pour. Scent is of bready yeast, hints of grahmn cracker, grassy, lemmony, spicy and herbal hops all present in the nose. Taste is slightly less agressive then the scent dictates, but still bold fr the style. The grassy, lemmony, spicy and herbal hops dominate the palate while a backbone of nice bready yeasts and clean malts provide the backbone... a touch of alcohol and some muddled, earthyness pop up from sip to sip. For all the carbonationation, the beer stll has a slight bit of body to it, nice, clean and dry finnish with a slight herbal aftertaste. A very nice and complex saison, one i would love to try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 13:17:20 | More by rfgetz
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roblowther

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged. It pours a cloudy gold with a dense, effervescent white head that leaves soft lacing. Smells of vanilla, butter, sharp spice, and a slight carob. VERY nice. The taste is dry, peppery, and slightly fruity. There are mild earthy tones and a whisp of band aid. The whole thing mixes very well. Mouthfeel is spot on, slippery and highly carbonated. Drinkability is very good. This bottle has met its match.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 01:24:22 | More by roblowther
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vkv822

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into tulip.

Pours a pale slightly cloudy straw yellow with a light amount of yeast particles suspended throughout. The head is of beautiful soap bubble-esque white foam that leaves thick bubbly lacing.

The aroma is a of light herbal yeasts, with pleasant fruit notes. There is a definite musty, skunky undertone.

The taste follows the aroma fairly well, with very nice notes of herbal yeasts and crisp fruit notes. The are also some grassy hop notes as well. The skunky notes I picked up in the aroma are nowhere near as present thankfully.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly strong carbonation and a very enjoyable, crisp dry finish.

I really enjoyed this beer. A perfect pair for the hot weather today. I now understand why this is considered by many the quintessential saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2010 03:25:50 | More by vkv822
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pouring a cellar temp750 ml bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a bright, clear gold hue with a fluffy, finely packed bleached white head of 3 cm foaming up and fading gradually to a sturdy surface layer. Aroma is grainy malt, some bready yeast, a bit of light fruit with pear and apricot. I also get a bit of white grape on a fairly complex and appealing nose.
First sip reveals an average to light body with fine fizzy carbonation. Crisp clean physical presence that actually leaves a tingle on my palate after each sip.
Flavor is sweet and fruity with white grapes and bready yeast. I also get some dry musty character that lingers on my palate and dries out my throat on each swallow.
Very easy to drink, and causing quite a few burps after each swallow.
Nice enjoyable crisp yet slightly funky belgian brew. I enjoy this one and would recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 02:45:08 | More by sulldaddy
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a light amber with a quick forming head leaving slight lacing. Sediment is present, however suspended. Smell is dry, with traces of coriander. Taste is good, dry and clean, with traces of coriander and citrus, quite bold. Mouthfeel is smooth, slight carbonation, not overly bitter. Quite drinkable, would get again if they didn't discontinue this at the LCBO. Have one more bottle that I'll be sure to hold onto for a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 04:38:56 | More by funkengruven
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a snifter

A: golden hazy, with a good two to three finger head. Good retention.

S: grassy, earthy and musty. Some mild yeast aroma.

T: tart and citrusy.

M: medium carbonation with good feel. Dry finish.

O: my first true Belgian Saison, I have to say I appreciate this beer quite a bit. I found the taste and mouth feel to be more "natural" than the other saisons I have had. The finish was very nice and all in all this is a very impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 18:08:42 | More by polloenfuego
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/1/2012. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, straw, hay, floral, earth, wheat, light leather, and funky yeast esters. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, straw, hay, grass, earth, floral, light leather, and lightly funky yeast spiciness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, straw, wheat, hay, earth, and lightly funky yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity and balance; with zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and fairly crisp and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison! Great flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on this the high carbonation. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:05:27 | More by superspak
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jhu1995

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy, golden color with an enormous, fluffy white head. Loads of explosive carbonation rising to the surface. Smell was very earthy - spicy, peppery, and somewhat fruity. Taste followed suit with mild spiciness. Clean, crisp, and dry on the palate. Very easy to drink. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 03:24:25 | More by jhu1995
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle into a tulip style glass. A grabbed a small bottle of this sucka. I have not had this in years.

Saison Dupont, the pinnacle of the style, Saison gold with some light yellow twinges on the sides. A nice bubble bath of frothy suds grace the top, the clinging to the glass came in globs. A nice amount of activity rising up. Lively beer.

Smell is a nice mix of floral and grassy scents balanced out with light fruit and honeysuckle. Pale malt comes up with light bread in a toasty way. I get some melon and apple, and some more hay with warming. Straight and to the point.

The smaller darker bottle may have fared better during it's travels than the standard big green bottle, I enjoyed this more than in the past. Nice simple saison with no bells or whistles, but bif flavor. A mix of begian yeast, earthy hops, a small spice characteristic, and light fruits. As it warms these blend expertly.

Saison Dupont has a nice light body with active carb. The flavor rolls through the mouth linger a bit and dissipate, leaving a mild grassy taste afterwards. Easy to take down, with the light alcohol, easy to take down quicker. Easy drinking right here. If it was available in an affordable six pack this would be a no brainer.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 05:38:44 | More by BARFLYB
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paytoplay

California

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, Has anyone ever confused this with a hefeweizen? Color and palate seem very similar. I've had this beer plenty of times but my 1st rating of it when the beer is in front of me. Aroma is captivating. Some slight bitter and off flavors on the finish. Floral, hay, summer day in the mountains cool refreshing type of beer, yet still showing a lot of hops. Could see how this could be considered the model all other Saison's are produced from. There is a weight and concentration I can't remember any other Saison having. I believe the cork was branded with the year, 2008. Very nice feature.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 05:29:47 | More by paytoplay
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,082 ratings.