Brewer: Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian Saison
Brasserie Dupont doesn't just make beer that recalls a rustic farmhouse tradition: they embody the tradition. The brewery was established in 1844 and has been selling farmhouse beer and cheeses ever since. They're all excellent, but the legend and mystique of Saison Dupont is singular. The beer defines the saison style. It's golden in color with a high carbonation and a generous frothy white head. It drinks easily, but has a near bottomless complexity with fruity and peppery yeast character matched by earthy hops.