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3.78/5 rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
cork and cage bottle poured into a snifter
This beer was definitely not Saison Dupont's flagship. not a bad beer by any stretch, but I have ultra high expectations coming from these guys. This kind of reminded me of pilsner urquell meets Duval.
a: hazy golden yellow. creamy white head dissipating into a lacing
s: grassy, yeasty, lemon, fresh hay, and classic S.D.P. smell no funk observed.
t: green apple, earthy, bitter hop (more than I would have expected). somehow it was malty (thus my pilsner urquell comparison), but still very dry finish.
m: very dry finsh. nice, sort of high carbonation.
d: could definitely drink a bunch of this! ...I'd rather drink the traditional Saison DuPont, though. I miss the slight sour, slight funk...perhaps if this was aged a while...
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2010 02:40:25 | More by jpoder
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3.99/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. From yesterday.
A: Pours a hazy gold color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. I'm incredibly amazed by how creamy and well retaining its texture is, and also by how much lacing it leaves behind. There are also a noticeable amount of yeast particles near the bottom of the glass.
S: Aye, it's a bit skunky. Thankfully it doesn't obscure the other notes. I'm also getting noble hops, candied sugar, and spice. Shame about the skunk, but it doesn't fully ruin the nose.
T: MUCH better. It starts with a fantastic fruit notes - citrus, pineapple, peach, you name it. Spiciness enters the finish, bringing almost a sesame seed character. I'm also getting herbal and black pepper touches. It's just deep enough, yet still fantastically effortless and unique - and at the end of the day, that's what a saison should be.
M: I like how creamy, soft, and full it is. Yet, it's still bone dry, with medium carbonation. I love how it's both rich feeling AND refreshing all at the same time.
O: Oh yeah, this is the shit. The skunky nose isn't so offputting as to ruin this, and every other aspect is at least excellent. It's so drinkable, yet so rich and so flavorful. I need more of this in my life.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 21:10:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 689 ratings.