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Saison Dupont Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison Dupont BiologiqueSaison Dupont Biologique

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BA SCORE
86
very good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.92%


Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a light golden amber, nice haze, creamy off white head that sits very tight. The nose has sweet lemon up front, very zesty, dupont yeast, spicy and pepper, lots of citrusy hops behind with a blast of herbal aromas in the back. The taste has the lemon zest up front, very refreshing, spicy yeast, very peppery and balanced, the hops are so strong, stronger citrus than the nose with the pleasant herbal notes and a nice lingering bitterness. The body is so light and smooth, soft on the palate with a gentle but assertive carbonation and a semi dry finish. Amazing beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 15:55:45 | More by cpetrone84
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snogglethorpe

Japan

4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's hard to distinguish this from "normal" Saison Dupont, which I guess is a good thing because the normal stuff is so incredibly good.

Like normal Saison Dupont, the Biologique is fresh, soft, creamy, tart, dry, a touch bitter, complex, subtle, friendly, amazingly drinkable, goes extremely well with food, and is just flat-out one of the best beers in the world.

The Biologique has a slightly lower ABV, and _maybe_ I can detect a slightly more watery taste before it kicks in, but after a very short while that goes away (normal Saison Dupont also has a short "getting started" period). I thought that maybe the Biologique also tasted a wee bit fresher, but that probably falls within the range of variability for any beer. The lower alcohol and somewhat smaller bottle (along with the very food-friendly taste) make this a great beer to have with a meal.

Anyway, great, great, beer; buy it, drink it!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 13:40:51 | More by snogglethorpe
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nickhiller

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy gold, brief but big frothy head, rings of lace and foam.

S: mustard and mayonnaise, dough.

T: honey, white wine or apple cider vinegar, yeast, some florals from the hops. Lemony bitter citrus finish.

M: creamy for a saison, with a dry and bitter, palate cleansing finish.

O: really good, middle of the road, light for a tripel and/or saison but with all the body and flavor those bigger beers pack. Exceptional mouthfeel and flavor for something in this category

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 22:38:47 | More by nickhiller
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zerk

California

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a very thick and persistent white head, that measures at least a half inch. Aroma is a mixture of musty yeast, coriander, and lemon. Flavor begins sweet, with malt and honey, then becomes a little more spicey, with coriander and lemon, and a hint of grassy hops. Body is very light and somewhat creamy. A very refreshing and easy drinking beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2003 00:57:23 | More by zerk
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dgilks

Australia

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale golden colour with a big, rocky white head. Great head retention.

Nice citrus and fruit aroma. Some hop character and citrus. A little light on. A touch peppery. Nice.

Light sweet malt and spice. Lots of citrussy fruit and a touch of bitterness. Bits of stone fruit. Complex and delicious.

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Nice.

A really solid saison. Lovely spice and fruit. Lightly malty and interestingly honeyed.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 07:44:44 | More by dgilks
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doktorhops

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Considered to be the little brother of Saison Dupont, Biologique is a lower ABV easy drinking saison that as has been remarked: a good entry into saisons overall. The big question is - will it be nearly as good (as it couldn't be better than the original Dupont) or a pass compared to its bigger brother?

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Presents with a lively hazy sunburst body and a solid chalk white head. A perfect example of a Belgian blond or any saison.

S: Much like the original Saison Dupont with its "Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop notes", the aroma is rustic and inviting. The only difference one could opine between the two is a bubblegum Ester within the Biologique giving it a Weizen slant but otherwise they are close to identical.

T: Starts with a slight sweetness, that bubblegum Ester noted and becomes more a glass of Pinot gris than a beer exhibiting quite vinous characters, an acidic crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper for good measure. The finish is more dry than bitter.

M: Very excitable fizz makes it an overly gassy beer, with a medium body to give it fullness.

D: Overall a delightful refreshing brew quite reminiscent of a dry white wine that has enough complexity to make it interesting and drinkable. Whether or not you find it as good our better than the original Dupont is a subjective matter of taste, personally I prefer the original because it is truer to the nature of a saison, being the epitome of a farmhouse ale whereas this beer is more like a wine. In any case it was an enjoyable drop.

Food match: This would pair well with light seafood, fish or as a vegetarian option; sautéed asparagus with wild mushroom, potato Lyonnaise and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 06:29:45 | More by doktorhops
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theopholis

California

4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- bight, transluscent, apricot colored body. Looks likepartially filtered apricot juice. Head is a very white, foamy, 2-finger afair with decent retention and excellent lacing.

Smell- crisp, clean some sourness comes through the nose. Hints of horse blanket and citrus.

Taste- A very nice blend of light maltiness, lemon peel,

Mouthfeel- quite light in body. Well carbonated. Doesn't dance over the tounge, but is quite lively.

Overall- very, nice, easy drinking Saison.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 20:22:19 | More by theopholis
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xylophonica

Australia

4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a fairly battered and worn 75cl bottle into a small tulip.

A - Big fluffy head leading down a very cloudy amber coloured ale. Quite creamy when drank as well, head retention is excellent.

S - Hops and herbs. Strong sense of fresh ingredients - has that very familiar vaguely homebrew-esque fermentation smell with a hit of malt.

T - Initial reaction is that it tastes a bit like a Belgian style homebrew as well (I think we may have used the same yeast..) Quite vibrant on the tongue at first but with surprisingly less carbonation than you might expect. Big herbal feel verging on being spicy; primarily coriander coupled with some sour apple and something akin to aniseed. Also some lemon rind rounded off by a subtle malt coating.

M - Quite bitter on the palate initially but quickly fading to some sweeter herbal textures and a slightly sour aftertaste which sneaks up on you late.

O - Not as fruity as I might've expected. It softens a bit on the palate as it's consumed. Pleasant enough to drink as a bit of a change but probably not something you'd want to drink everyday.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 07:34:32 | More by xylophonica
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weissbierdrinker

Belgium

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a white head that leaves very little lacing around the glass.

Smell is floral and of clove, orange, maybe some spice?

Taste starts our kind of grassy then changes to a more floral clove type flavor that finishes smooth with a lingering aftertaste of hops.

Very nice medium mouthfeel, slight carbonation. Easy drinking and very tasty wish this one had come in a bigger bottle!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2009 16:00:21 | More by weissbierdrinker
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dasenebler

Maine

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

25cl, best before March 2013, purchased in Belgium.

Pours a cloudy, glowing straw-orange with a nice and creamy head. A few floaties. Excellent lacing and good retention.

The aroma has some floral, European hops and a light, earthy funk to it.

Flavor is bitter and light. Some grassy hop flavor, and a light Saison tartness. Rubbery yeast action for sure, along with peppery and spicy notes. Quite refreshing and easy to quaff. The mouthfeel is light, with ample creamy carbonation.

Can't compare it to the standard Saison Dupont since it's been too long since I've had one, but the Biologique is very good and an excellent Summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 16:53:27 | More by dasenebler
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Gusler

Arizona

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an obscure lemon yellow color, the head mountainous in size, frothy in texture and the color an off white. As the head erodes it leaves behind a fine covering sheet of lace to seal off the glass. The aroma of yeast unmistakable, malt, a tiny bit astringent and the ever present musty smell of these organics, that actually appeals to me. It begins sweet, noticeable malt, the top middling in feel, acerbic finish, with generous hop bitterness, quite dry and lingering aftertaste. Quite a decent drinking beer and a welcome change of pace from the heavy strong ales I’ve beer sampling lately.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2003 15:38:51 | More by Gusler
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vancurly

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a) Poured into a Jenlain stemmed glass. Big effervescence, sustaining a dense white head.
s) Noticable from a foot away. Gamey, sour, ginger, citrus, hint of "forest floor", pineapple, cheese rind
f) Beautiful. Wit-like in citrus & spice, but with added yeasty complexity, funkiness, candy-like malt profile. Decent bitterness lingers with an herbaceous note.
m) Light & crisp. Tingly acid.
d) Great summer ale

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 03:02:49 | More by vancurly
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Toddv29424

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes packaged in wonderful champagne-style bottle complete with wire top to hold the cork in. Pours a dark-golden yellow with generous head, and smells like a mass produced lager such as Budweiser or PBR. The taste is something different though...it has a refreshing summery feeling like a witbier, mixed with many different fruits. When swallowed, it leaves your mouth with the pleasant taste of light citrus which lingers till the next sip. Best for Witbier lovers (like me) who want to try something not as citrus-y as Hoegaarden or Leffe Blonde. The cork is hard to get back in, perhaps you'll have to consume the whole bottle...

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2005 17:49:39 | More by Toddv29424
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thierrynantes

France

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance : yellow color, with beautiful creamy white foam head.
Smell : yeast, malted
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavor, well balanced with generous hop bitterness
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Saison

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 21:26:42 | More by thierrynantes
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Macca

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy pale golden colour with lots of sediment. A large fluffy head which is retained well and leaves a good lacing. Aromas of bananas and spice - maybe a bit of pepper. Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. I found this beer very drinkable. Slightly better than its non-organic sibling.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 10:39:53 | More by Macca
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy appearance, almost opaque, with a healthy off-white head that just sits defiantly. Pale orange-yellow in colour, can't see any carbonation and doesn't really leave lace from the head, although forms sheets of clingy foam further down the glass. Looks very pleasant.

Nose is pleasant, organic and spicy. Big overripe banana whiff and a vibrant peppery aroma as well. Hints of cumin, fennel and clove are evident in what is really a dominating spicy nose. Slightly tart fruit characters are relegated but present enough to lend some buoyancy to the proceedings.

Taste has a remarkably weizeny character at first, with a piquant clove blending with sweet banana flavours on the front. Mid-palate starts to turn sour, with an earthy funk character that seeps through with elements of white wine vinegar, green vegetables and a mild soil character. Finish is reasonably long, with some nice organic bitterness lingering towards the back, quite clean and leaves an enjoyable aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is foamy and slightly chewy, does feel thin at first but there's enough going on to lower the care factor about it. This is a crisp, enjoyable brew, slightly lacking on the complexity front but very smooth and drinkable as a result.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 00:47:25 | More by laituegonflable
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cbl2

New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Clear yellow peppered with plenty of fine bubbles and topped with an immense white head.

Smell:

Lots of fruit character with some herbal undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

My first experience with a Saison. Rather smooth with some nice hoppy presence on the tongue that leads to a slightly bitter finish. Not as fruity as the nose would indicate.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 23:47:13 | More by cbl2
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koolk

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in colour, it has a huge fluffy white head that laces well.

Orange and other citrus flavours dominate, with cardamon, ginger and coriander seed also playing a part. Enjoyable and complex.

Palate has some tinned flavours - a little DMS or reduced. No overly unpleasant as it is still very spicy and citrusy.

Well balanced with great refreshing acidity and a broad mouthfeel. Good stuff.

Lacking some complexity on the palate but very drinkable. Probably better suited to warmer weather drinking. Very well priced for a 750mL of imported beer here in OZ.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 12:09:14 | More by koolk
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick-glassed green 750ml champagne bottle, caged and corked.

Lovely cloudy orange gold colour, with a big, boisterous and funky head of white foam, billowing up and almost over the rim of my tulip. Some sticky lacing. Looks wild, organic and wonderful. What more could I have hoped for in a saison?

Pleasant lightly funky and herbaceous notes on the nose, a little wood, leaf mulch, and Belgian yeast. Very nice notes, although they don't overwhelm. Very organic, with clear Belgian notes.

Clean and crisp on the palate, with a slight gritty bitterness at the back, that mellows to a sweeter Belgian ale funk. This final note is the most true to style note - this one is noticeably more bitter than any other saison I've had. It's quite full of a really straight and sharp noble hop bitterness. The back note grounds it a little more stylistically, but it's still a little off.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly crisp, adding to the refreshment of the beer, but again, like the taste, I prefer a bit more roundness in my saisons.

Still, I'm pleased this isn't just a straight clone of the standard Dupont Saison. It's a very refreshing and drinkable beer, and I wouldn't turn down another. I just have slightly different expectations for a saison.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 08:50:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"Crown top" bottle:
Golden-amber hue, fair cap, good lacing, moderate effervescence.

Aroma of fruits and some light spice and biscuits, very pleasant.

Flavor is bright: fruity, spicy, hoppy... light grainy malts dry-spritzy finish.

Not what you'd expecting from an intense saison but as decent malty export rendition...this is really decent unfiltered in the caged cork bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 01:00:39 | More by pootz
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brendan13

Australia

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a 750ml corked and caged green bottle into a tulip glass a slightly hazy bright golden colour with a frothy inch and a bit white head that slowly falls away.
S - Some fresh apple notes with a bit of pepper spice and some musty touches.
T - Some fruity apple & pepper spice like the smell but with a lot more barnyard musty notes along with a very dry bready maltiness.
M - Fairly light bodied with a medium carbonation. The musty, barnyard like taste lingers for a bit.
D - Sure, it's not the best Saison out there but it's still decent. Not something I'd rush out to buy but it's worth a try if you like the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 09:05:01 | More by brendan13
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benfons

Belgium

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, light amber almost blond colour, decent creamy head

S: apple and pear, pretty sweet, some banana, very fruity, still get the yeast though

T: More spices, cloves; a more bitter touch, the banana is still there in the background (not really my thing though)

M: thin but creamy, carbonation okay, alcohol has a medicinal thing about it

O: Not really my thing but overall not bad

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:55:57 | More by benfons
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terrapinfan88

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: Hazy gold, two finger head, The heads profile was foamy but the birds eye view was like a dense meringue, Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Funky doughy yeast, as it warms I get a banana and the doughy character intensifies. reminds me of monkey boy.

Taste: Earthy funkyness, Doughy

Mouthfeel: some sweet funk up front almost pungent (in a good way) slight sharpness on the back end moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable mild carbonation and mouthfeel make this particular brew quite sessionable. I feel it would be a good beer with some mild cheese and bread.

I don't not like this beer I just feel the style from what I have tasted (not a whole lot) is kind of bland. Again nothing I dont like about this beer it just was not something to write home about in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 04:53:01 | More by terrapinfan88
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy honeycomb colour with a pure white head that stays the distance. This beer says drink me.

S - Plenty on the nose, with spice and peppery citurs notes.

T - Similar to a weizen bock with a little booze taken out. A little sour, plenty of spice and some nice yeasty notes too.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - I do not prefer this over the Dupont but its a great beer in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 15:24:44 | More by eric5bellies
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle picked up as a part of a mixed Biologique Six-Pack that cost only €5 during a recent trip to the Dupont Brewery in Tourpes at Easter. Standard 25cl Belgo-style brown bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has dark red ‘Dupont Tourpes’ shield on it. Like the avatar in the BA database, my bottle has a green label which has the picture of a Butterfly resting on an ear of barley with a yellow sun behind it. Main label has words ‘Saison Dupont Biologique’ on it. Has plenty of Organic stamps of approval. Unfiltered with a listed strength of 5.5% ABV and a Best Before Date of 05/2007.

Appearance: Easy on the eyes, the large white head fills the glass, even with a careful pour. The bottom of the bottle reveals the unfiltered nature of this brew when it dumps a few chunks of yeast into the pale yellow-golden body. A few streamers but whilst the carbonation is average in strength a gentle angling and righting of the glass reveals little conditioning.

Nose: Exhibits the familiar Dupont Hoppy DNA that overshadows most of the other elements, which sit in the background. Light yeast and some pepper mix with a clean farmyard funk all wrapped up in a distinctive Tourpes hoppy bitterness.

Taste: Plenty of hop bitterness permeates throughout this “Biological” Saison. Whilst the hop bitterness is crystal clear and very welcome, indeed so is the yeast and gentle sweet malts, the lack of any real funk or complexity is not. A very clean offering that has a touch of freshly sliced green skinned apples and a refreshing thirst quenching angle, but ultimately in the long run it lacks depth. Nice hoppy finish though.

Mouthfeel: Middle of the road with a cleanliness that runs from the taste through to the Mouthfeel. The carbonation, as with a few of the “weaker” Dupont offerings ably assists here.

Drinkability: The refreshing clean profile lends a Drinkability that is unfettered and tolerant with a laid-back temperament. VEry easy going.

Overall: Brewed with Organic Barley and a whole 1% weaker that the “regular” Saison Dupont, and it shows for it lacks the complexity of its stronger brother. However the clean hops, freshly sliced apples and spices help to bolster this way beyond anything that could be classed as boring.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 05:47:06 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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