Sunday, October 27, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont

(6.50% ABV) Poured into a chalice from a 11.2 ounce bottle on a recent Sunday while reviewing the weekend happenings in the Barclay's Premier League. The beer poured a murky orange-gold color with just a little bit of a white head showing around the edges. The carbonation was active and immediately noticeable, but due to the caution with which we poured the beer, the head was not hyperactive.

Saison Dupont smelled mainly of citrus and yeast. This quintessential farmhouse ale -- the epitome of the style for our money -- was dry and yeasty upon tasting, with the beer's flavors neatly mirroring its smell. We found some green apple and grains in the upfront taste, and just a hint of clove and maybe even vanilla on the finish. 
The beer was highly carbonated and active on the tongue. It's a genuine Belgian treat: A-

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