Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
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#1,219
Reviews:
1,636
Ratings:
4,244
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a giant, cascading, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving behind a crater-ous look, and some dry, sticky residue. Eventually settles to a thin foam blanket. Thick spider web lacing.

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