Friday, October 21, 2011

Saison Dupont

Today I'm drinking Saison Dupont brewed by Brasserie Dupont in Tourpes, Belgium. This is one of the most famous and touted Farmhouse-style beers available, so I'm not sure what took me so long to check it out. Week after week I walked past it. Until yesterday. The label is simple and traditional with a white and gold checkerboard over dark green background. No fancy pictures or design, just a reputation I guess. My single 11.2 ouncer cost me $5 so I hope it lives up to its reputation. The back label tells a little story about the history of this beer and farmhouse ales. You can read it for yourself below.

Big head, light and fluffy. Fruity tart apple and yeasty aroma. Nice tart fruity apple flavors kick things off, with some light peach there, too. Yeasty and acidic at the beginning as well. After the fruitiness wears off, you will begin to notice a decent dose of funky wet blanket, just the right amount. Spicy nibbles throughout add plenty of interest.

Besides the tart and funk, Saison Dupont leans bitter, sporting lemony citrus flavors to go with the acidity. Despite all the forceful flavors and complexities, I found the beer to be delicate at the same time. Great carbonation and refreshment. I thoroughly enjoyed this and agree it's a top example of the style. Loved it even at the price tag I paid.


dale said...

I had this one in my hand yesterday at Total Wine, and put it back. Ugh! I've been meaning to try it, too, but I always think of it when I'm at World of Beer and it's too pricey for me.

Next Total Wine visit and I'm buying this one!


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Check which size is the deal. An 11.2 oz single was $5 and if I'm not mistaken the wine bottle is less than double that. I'd buy the big one if the per ounce price is better. It's really good.