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Saison DUPONT Cuvée Dry Hopping (2017)

Saison DUPONT Cuvée
Dry Hopping (2017)

2017 Styrian Eureka version. Purchased for $11.99, in a random store in Ohio along with a few other bottles of really old beer. Took a chance, and at that price I am prepared to lose the $12. Yes, I am fully aware of the age of this beer, and its intended purpose, and I completely understand what I am potentially getting into here. Relax, these are just notes for myself about an old beer that might not be any good. Corked and caged, 750 mL bottle. Great pop on opening, such a good sign. The...

Brewers’ Bridge

Brewers’ Bridge

If the truth be known, I didn’t even know that this beer had been brewed back in 2019. That was a period in my life when my finger was OFF the pulse of the beer scene - so it’s not that surprising - BUT the consequence is that when I came across it in a random, Fort Wayne, IN store, I was pretty shocked and pretty delighted! $5.49 for the 11.2 oz bottle. As someone commented in the Belgian Beer Board Facebook group, “Allagash & Brasserie DuPont, what could possibly go wrong?”. Well, sure,...

Bière De Miel Biologique

Bière De Miel Biologique

$8.95 for the 750 mL corked and caged affair from Green's on Ponce. Very odd that I have never bought or reviewed this since I love Saison Dupont, and I have passed over this many, many, many times. Finally snagged it. A decent pop and a touch of gun-smoke on opening. Honey orange pour, with lots of floaties, a thin head and some lace. A light touch of antiseptic funk in the nose. Taste has a little funk and some sweet and sour notes. Not really any honey that I notice. Perhaps a bit in the...

Bière De Miel Biologique

Moinette Blond

330 mL bottle from Tower on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. $3.95. Surprised to see that I had not reviewed this before now. Pour in one go into the Ommegang chalice. Body is a honey colored orange with a distinct coudiness present and some serious floaties - typical for the bottle conditioning. Thin, soapy film forms on the surface of the brew. Looks solid. Honey and medicinal yeasts cut across the nose. Similar taste profile, but it is sweeter than the nose would otherwise suggest. Residual...

Avril

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...

Bière De Miel Biologique

Foret

750 mL bottle, $7.50 Green's on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA. Also previously on draught at the Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA. Sweet looking champagne style, corked, caged and dimpled bottled. Rustic and organic looking label. Nice clouded yellow appearance with plenty of cloudy sediment. Very light particulates, make this a cloudy gem. Good head and some nice lacing. Great pepper undertones. The mild pepper spice is the undoubted strength of this beer. Refreshing and drinkable, a smashing beer....

Moinette Brune

Moinette Brune

Additional notes 04/25/24 Came across an old and dusty bottle of this recently on a trip to Michigan, and was curious with zero expectations. 2013 vintage (pictured). Opened with a modest pop but there is some carbonation still there. The funny thing about this beer as you can see from my notes below, I've never thought of this beer as a classic BSDA, and for me it looks, and drinks, much more like a Dubbel. Even with the age of this I still feel exactly the same way, and if you put aside the...

Avec Les Bons Vœux

Avec Les Bons Vœux

Pictured 4/30/23, 2022 vintage Original notes 11/18/06 750 mL corked & caged bottle. Dimpled bottom, Champagne style. Green's, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2006 vintage. Extremely interesting beer. Lovely pour with mountains of frothy, deeply pillowed head, and a light golden hazed body. Lacing is superb. Nice looker. OK, here we go with an explanation of this beer. The best I can offer is a "hoppy, thick Saison". All the characteristics of Saison Dupont with a much hoppier edge....

Saison Dupont

Saison Dupont

Pictured 11/17/22. NOTES ADDED: 07/02/21 11.2 oz L19271B 15:49:10, $4.99, Gays, Angola, IN. Golden clear pour before the sediment. Modest, rocky head. Clean and bitter with the anticipation of dry malt. The bitter bite at the back of the tongue is pronounced, but it clears quickly. Clean as a whistle. And then the yeast notes … unyielding, constant and repetitious. The beer sets a marker. ORIGINAL REVIEW: 02/27/05 Delicious example of the style, well balanced, easy drinking and a treat to...