Avril | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,170
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
211
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
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26
Gots:
7
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Reviews by Douglas14:
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3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a dense, fluffy, white head. The aroma is of yeast and straw. The flavor follows but opens up new characteristics. Strong barnyard flavors: earthy, a lot of yeast, a lot of straw, and some funk. It has a light feel in the mouth and finished well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
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!

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Photo of dipso123
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This clear, lemon-yellow beer produces a big foamy head of ultra-fine pure white bubbles, even with a careful pour. It looks like it's topped with meringue.

This smells like springtime. It's like walking into a flower shop. So light, with a hint of tartness. I want to bury my nose in the glass and breathe deeply. Of course, it's hard to find room for my nose with all that foam.

Such a clean taste. It's a little grassy, a hint of lemon zest. Now I'm catching some dandelion, both on the tongue and in the nose. There's none of the tartness suggested by the aroma. It has a perfect, cleansing bitterness in the finish.

If there's anywhere this disappoints me, it's mouthfeel. At 3.5%, this is obviously going to be on the thin side. It's certainly well-carbonated, but unlike some others in the style, this beer doesn't have the fine carbonation that reminds me of drinking champagne. Maybe I'm just being picky.

I have friends who insist there's nothing better than an American adjunct lager when it's hot out, and you've just finished mowing the lawn. I beg to differ. This beer is supremely drinkable, and I made short order of a 750ml bottle in the dead of Winter. In the Summer, this would be killer.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of BurgerJones
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL bottle into imperial pint glass after a long week of work.

Golden, slightly hazy pour with bright white head that retained and laced well.

Citrus and slight yeast aroma.

Was hoping for a sessionable Belgian when I bought it and that's just what I got. Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Tastes are tangy lemon up front, peppery finish, slight grassy and floral notes.

Highly drinkable, wish I'd bought another.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very pale yellow body with crystal clear transparency. Very bubbly head that poured like a champagne and settle down to a thin layer.

S- Lemony citrus, hint of what smells like pilsner malt, dried grass.

T- Sour lemon, light bready malt, fresh herbal flavors.

M- Light and bubbly, high carbonation.

O- Very good beer that could serve as more than just a table beer. Enough flavor to get by.

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of danedelman
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle served in a sniffter glass

A-hazy straw yellow with a soapy looking head, very large. about 4 finger head.

S-smells of a skunk, lemon, grassy and soggy wheatabix cereal come to mind. Not sure about this one. Lots going on though for a 3.5% beer.

T-complete difference from smell. Starts with a lemongrass and then dyes. very bland after that other than a very very small does of wheat/malt.

M-very thin but light.

O-had higher hopes for this one...will not buy again.

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Photo of s1ckboy
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Mesa512
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of rogerthegill
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Pdrufo
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BeerzMcKenzie
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of MRsojourner
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hay aroma a little mineral in the nose.
Golden yellow with a slight haze but fairly clear with a great head that leaves nice lacing.
Taste is sharp but strikes a good balance between the pilsner hops and yeast. The finish is really clean given its full flavor up front.
Beautiful mouthfeel given its low abv. Really solid farmhouse ale. I just wish the glass was a lot bigger

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Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Avril from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 211 ratings