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

$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 gunsmoke on opening. Honey oranged pour with lots of floaties, a thin head and some lace. A light touch of antisceptic 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...

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

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/Framhouse produced by Dupont was unlikely to...

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

750 mL dark green, corked and caged champagne bottle. Green's, Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, USA. Very significant pop on opening.The pour is good looking with a cloudy orange pour and a large head. The carbonation is extreme and annoying. Significant sweet Belgian candy and some yeast notes in the nose. The taste has a surprising hop base and all of the typical Belgian notes (candied sugar, yeast). I am not a huge fan of the hop influence in the Belgian style and it grates a little with me -...

Avec Les Bons Voeux

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. Mouthfeel is huge for the style and lacks any feeling of a...

Saison Dupont

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 behold. First the pour;...