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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Day 132 Drink: Saison Dupont

Brasserie Dupont is a Belgian family run brewery that is located on a farm that can trace its brewing roots back to 1759. Since 1990, the company has also operated a bakery and makes cheese.

Originally, Saison Dupont was a 4.5 percent alcohol by volume beer, often used as a refresher in the summer by laborers. Since the 1950s the beer has been at its current 6.5 percent alcohol by volume strength.

Saison Dupont pours a hazy yellow with a thin, but persistent white head. The aroma of the ale has a slight citrus note and a touch of wild yeast. The flavor is a combination of bright spicy highlights, with a clean dry finish.

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