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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

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#1,303
Reviews:
1,646
Ratings:
4,273
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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The cork comes out with a satisfyingly loud pop. Poured into my Duvel tulip glass. Hazy gold with strong carbonation billowing up, which supports a nice thick white head. the aroma is complex: hay, skunks, funk, sugar and fruit, with a bit of hops in there too. A nice bready malt base sits underneath the sharp, crisp, hoppy and bitter flavors. It finishes with a slight bitterness that lingers. A lot of the aroma comes thru here with the flavor as well. this beer has a nice creamy mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Overall, this is a classic for a good reason, it's just so unique and enjoyable, although the very bitey and crisp flavors may be somewhat of an acquired taste. This is where to start with Saison, since it's easy to find and relatively inexpensive.

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Bottle poured into my stemmed Allagash glass.

The appearance of this beer is a nice hazy golden color with a huge white head that is very, very bubbly. It died fast in a violent manner and left a slight white head on the beer and slight lacing. The smell is light and floral with a little hop aroma. There is almost a light champagne/sparkling wine aroma to it. The beer is light and crisp with a mild graininess to it. The end is hop bitterness and full of perfume like flavor and flowery goodness. There is maybe a little citrus flavor in there from the hops as well. The MF is very crisp, clean, and carbonated. I usually don't like beers that are this carbonated, but it works very well for this beer. This is, overall, very good stuff. I am not too well cultured in Saisons, but I have had a few, and this one is my favorite so far.

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A: Golden hue with a huge, frothy head; lacing is okay

S: Lots of fruit up front: white grapes, apples, lemons; followed but a funky barnyard, grassy, musty aroma; man, this smells so good

T: Dry fruits up front: apples, pears, and a touch of vinous flavors which are all then followed by a grassy, spicy, musty, and slightly funky bouquet of flavors

F: Crisp, dry, medium body with nice texture clinging to the back of the mouth

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S- Obvious Belgian yeast characteristics. A little earthy with some notes of lemon and some sweet light flavors. Not a bad aroma, and it definitely has a good smell, especially for how light the beer is.

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Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a very light yellow. The pillowy cloud of head looks like you could rest your head on it and fall asleep and it glistens in the light. Spectacular.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,273 ratings