Avril

*The picture shown here was taken on 04/16/24 in a store in Michigan, USA and it shows a bottle with a lot number that starts with L12. That’s a 2012 release. Given the 3.5% and the delicate nature of this beer, I did NOT buy this bottle!

Pretty new entrant to the GA market. Picked up a 750 mL at Greens on Buford, Atlanta, GA for $7.95 or $8.95 (can’t remember), and then ran into it again a few hours later on tap at the Brick Store.

This is a review of the bottle; corked & caged, 2.008 on the cork, L08081B 10:23 on the bottom right hand corner of the front label.

A professed, Biere de Table.

I bought this thinking that I was on very safe ground from the point of view that a Saison/Farmhouse produced by Dupont was unlikely to produce any surprises, and would be good quality. Those assumptions are basically very sound.

Poured into the Duvel tulip we get a lightly clouded orange pour with a big initial head that fades to give some nice lace and a spotty, creamy head. Nose has the requisite white pepper and light fruit esters.

Tastes are exactly as expected with champagne like dry character with light, organic funk and tart acidity. Nothing to complex here, it “just does what it says on the bottle”. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and at a REALLY REFRESHING (from all kinds of perspectives) 3.5% ABV this is a very nice beer that I could LITERALLY drink in 20 oz pints!

DELIGHTED to find low a ABV, high quality beer for a change.

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07/27/2008
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bottle
ABV: 3.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.15
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