Plastic. When I think of Dupont, I think plastic and chemicals. Not exactly the best thing to be thinking when shopping for beer. You don’t even drink beer out of plastic, at least you should try to avoid it. But this is different. This is Saison Dupont, and this is a true Belgian farmhouse ale. So despite the connotations of the name Dupont, lets get into this beer.
The beer pours a cloudy orange with a dense head. The head doesn’t collapse, but instead leaves a thick shell of itself within the glass, slowly collapsing into fluffy peaks. The aroma is a little bit horseblanket, and a lot of fruit. This fruitness is the first thing you taste, but the beerdries up quickly. Very refreshing, it really hit the spot on a warm summer evening.
This was an enjoyable beer in more ways than one. My wife wanted to try it, but had just put on lip gloss. To preserve the lip gloss (not the rim of my glass) she tried the beer through a straw. I had to chuckle. She then bad mouthed my tulip glass, claiming my palate was not refined enough to notice the difference. Telling her that it’s not just the palate, but the nose (half sarcastically) she called me a nerd and rolled her eyes.
Later than evening, my daughter got a hold of the empty bottle. I believe she sided with me on her thoughts about the beer. (No, she didn’t taste it.)