Beer Review: Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont

Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont

Apparently this is the best beer in the world and the beer that the current US obsession with saisons styles itself after. I’ve had this at least once before, not standout for me.

Look: Murky yellow beer with quite a bit of floating sediment. Despite the bottle starting to froth a little before I poured it, the head wasn’t enormous. Healthy lacing on the side of the glass.

Aroma: Tart vine fruit, honey, spice. A little citrus.

Taste: Floral with sherbet, pepper. Fruity with tart strawberries.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Fizzy like sparkling water. This makes it feel thinner than it actually is, but it’s a clean finish.

Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont

Overall: This beer hides the alcohol really well. Feels fresh, but with the carbonation and the vine fruit, it feels like a malty sparkling wine. I’m sort of tempted to try it a few more times to see if I can convince myself there’s something here for me, but if I’m honest, I don’t think I like it. 3/5

- 19th January 2013, Sustainable Alcoholic

  1. qhrumphf said: The saison style isn’t for everyone, and there’s different interpretations of how it should be done. But this is definitely one of the comparison baselines. I love the beer. Sorry you didn’t enjoy it.
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