Avril
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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Saison
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 11.7%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
89
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 19, 2019
Added:
May 19, 2008
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  7
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated: 4.34 by lic217 from Connecticut

Apr 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.01 by doremite from Vermont

Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by goopy from California

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy light matte straw color. Thick frothy white head dissipates very slowly.

Aroma has notes of lemongrass, some yeast notes, lemon, and touch of skunkiness. A bit of a tanginess comes through on the nose as well.

Taste is light with some mild fruit flavors, lemon, lemongrass, a hint of yeast and yes, some skunk. Not much in the way of hops other than a slight lingering bitter note on the finish. This is however a very light note.

Feel is certainly light and drinkable, but it does not come across watery or too light. It certainly punches above its weight in both taste and feel.

Overall a very nice session beer from DuPont - Id be more amenable to this in a smaller format, but it was an enjoyable beer.
May 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.77 by baklo from North Carolina

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Oct 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Jul 23, 2017
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Reviewed by pants678 from California

3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Clear yellow, white froth.

Spice, floral, hay, I guess.

Yeasty, citric but very pithy. Still, I do like the up front flavor. Needs more hop character, IMO, to drive it.

Dry-ish, lot of carbonation.
Jan 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.2 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Aug 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by BeerzMcKenzie from Ohio

Jul 07, 2016
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottled October 23rd 2015. 750ml.

It pours a hazy straw yellow with a massive fizzy head of foam.

Smells yeasty, of Belgian spices, candi sugar, light lemon zest. Also, a smell usually associated with light struck; green bottle and only 3.5% abv.

Tastes of yeast, mild spicing, bit of banana and lemon, sweet like candi t.

Smooth, balanced, and scary drinkable. I love it.
Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by eire from Alaska

May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by gatheredwaters from Vermont

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by Wodstirrer from Ohio

Mar 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.46 by BeerifficDOTcom from Connecticut

Jun 29, 2015
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Rated by Scarycarrie1 from Ohio

3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Skunk odor but good flavor.
Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by PEIhop from Massachusetts

May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On-tap 5/24/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House, Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains Belgian yeast, wheat, some fruit and some spice.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of bananas, citrus and spice come in. The malt character is and the hops presence is very mild but there’s a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, extremely mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.
May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.89 by avitallo from North Carolina

Mar 14, 2015
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750mL corked & caged green bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate to light haze and a strong effervescence. Head is two fingers of frothy white foam with moderate retention. Not too bad.

Smell: lightly sweet with a little bit of malt and a good bit of graininess. There's just a hint of funk, which is nice, but also a little dab of green bottle skunkiness which, thankfully, wafts away relatively quickly.

Taste: a little sweet, a little grainy and lightly funky. The hops aren't strong but add a nice green grassiness to the overall flavor. Very light, but nice.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a big, mouth-filling creaminess; great for the style and the low ABV.

Overall: it's hard to get a big flavor out of such a small beer, but Dupont does a pretty good job here. That said, the low ABV, big fizziness and big vernal attitude make this beer colossally drinkable. Woo!
Jan 24, 2015
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Rated by JGam115 from New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Think a Berliner without a heavy sourness. Right amount of tartness and carbonation
Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by aasher from Indiana

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mesa512 from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Jrockerboi from California

Nov 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 15, 2014
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Reviewed by Beerzebub from California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
Cloudy light straw color with huge rocky head. Smells like wheat crackers, and hints of corn tortilla, smoke, apple, and black pepper. Light, dry, refreshing, extremely drinkable.
Sep 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DaftPatrick from Minnesota

Aug 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by atpca from California

Aug 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.08 by slowfade from Canada (QC)

Aug 14, 2014
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Reviewed by HuskyinPDX from Washington

3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle opened on 5.7.14
11:44:53 Cork 2013

A - Pours a hazy light orange-yellow with a big white head with good retention and lots of lacing.

S - Floral, spices, a touch of funky farmhouse.

T - Light tartness, lemon, wheat, floral, list spices.

D - Light with good carbonation.

O - A nice Belgian table beer. Light citrus and floral.
Jul 17, 2014
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of grain, fruit, spice, tea, floral, and slight yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, earth, spice, yeast, and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light, refreshing, and easy to drink.
Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by KAF from Iowa

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by constantine_272 from Oregon

Apr 27, 2014
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Reviewed by PaulyB83 from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Bright straw yellow with a high degree of clarity at the first couple of pours, it got pretty hazy towards the end. Big white head that dissipated to a small layer that stayed around.

S- Slight floral,slight spiciness, big grassy notes, a bit of lemon, nice breadiness.

T- Light but very full flavor of Saaz hops. Not super bitter but a bright grassy and slight lemon notes.

M- Light mouthfeel at 3.5% I'd expect so.

O- This is a prefect beer for dinner. The alcohol is low but the flavor is high. Not as much of a saison yeast character in this one compared to regular Saison Dupont.
Jan 13, 2014
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 211 ratings