There's a great video on YT on what a Saison is. In short, it's a farmhouse ale (pale or sometimes red) that was historically served to farm workers as a clean source of hydration. Without any distinctive characters and lower in alcohol then, the "Saison" only really gained it's signature when the house in question came into the equation. Also, based on my research, the checkered "Vielle Provision" yellow labels are the export labels.
As it was here, the Dupont Brewery's Saison is generally cloudy, very carbonated via bottle conditioning, zesty and spicy, bitter with a hint of sour, and a dry hoppy finish. For me, this is truly "The beer for all seasons" - the flavours are just so versatile. Perfect for a warm summer afternoon in the park, yet complex enough to pair with a 3-star dish. — a month ago
Another gem in a bottle enjoyed with the Yips at Brasserie Georges in Lyon. — a year ago
Had this wine in Vegas, Bardot Brasserie. The wine was approachable with gentle berries, fine tannins, lovely terroir that gives palette a mineral accent on the finish. Sold at $164 in restaurant. Had 3 bottles, still wasn't bored. — 3 years ago
Cloudy reddish amber color, not much nose but a lovely caramel & rich dark fruit taste. — 3 years ago
I rarely post beer on Delectable, mostly because I have a different app for that but Lambics get special consideration. And as far as Gueuze’s go, it doesn’t get much better than Cantillon’s Classic. Lambics are one of the few beers that can stand extended aging and this 375mL was bottled in 2016 so it’s still pretty young. This is hugely crushable and just about everything I want in a Gueuze. Bright stone fruit, earth and minerals. Incredible balance. Lovely acidity. I could drink this all day long and pairs well with almost any meal. — 2 months ago
Great nose and the palate is classic saison with an interesting funk that reminds me of de garde beers. Lemons, coriander, watermelon, Brett, and a hint of wood. Highly recommend. — 9 months ago
We wanted a good steak so we were recommended El Nationale La Brasserie 😁 this bottle was €155 in restaurant & retails €78 - quick notes before Mrs E beat me with the 🥩🤣
📍 Finca El Bosque 2014
💥 14.5% ABV Rioja 🤫
🥩 Paired w/ a huge €156 steak 😱 (scroll for food pics on Instagram ⏩) & was a perfect match 😍 but a scary 🥩 for Mrs E 🤣
🏵 94 points
🍇 100% Tempranillo
🍷 Opaque blackened ruby
👃 Smokey light oak dark cherry & peppered plum w/ balsamic, Iberian cured meats & minted liquorice
👄 Full bodied dark rich creamy cherry & blackcurrant w/ olive tapenade, balsamic & raspberry liquorice
🎯 Long dry dark cherry & olive tapenade balsamic goo coating
— 2 years ago
Ok normally I don’t post beer here. But for this time only....
Many of you will know but this beer played an important role in the aging of beers development.
I cant hardly imagine a beer that develops so well as Orval. From dark yellow to amber in color and more toffee notes yet still firm bitters. — 5 months ago
All the essentials. Hope these monks blessed the devil out of this! Gorgeous auburn brown that looks as rich as fresh tilled, valley loam. This head don’t quit! Cappuccino foam with variations. Sheeted micro-weave of bubbles in the lacing that part like thick lips, as if to say, ‘ahhh.’ A touch of baked marshmallow-on-yam. Coffee rye, barley grist, malt and grilled meat interplay, twice baked potatoes with bacon, sour cream and chives. Caramel drizzle. Dark honey glazed sourdough toast. Blood orange squeezed onto fondue, baked, mushroom stuffed persimmon. Heady, rustic, decadent nose invites us to a feast. Intense finesse! So multi-layered they had to fold it into the bottle! There is a cognac barrel aspect that has a cedar and oregano intertwined in an aged balsamic depth. Bark-y and chicory but also resembling petite verdot in its unctuous and integral core. Cherrywood and rich, dark maduro tobacco. The list could literally go on forever. The bread of Life. #trappiste #rochefort #trappistesrochefortten #trappistesrochefort10 #belgian #belgianale #belgianbeer #belgianbier #abbeyale #abbayeale #ale #beer #bier #biere #birra #cerveza #cerveja #abbayeaddesaintremy #rochefort #belgium — 7 months ago
Vivacity and minerality, but with a slightly heavier mouth feel than I anticipated. Tinge of sugar on the finish - lovely charcuterie / brasserie spot around the corner in Montmartre 💕 — 3 years ago