Brasserie DuPont, 3.5% ABV, unfiltered biere de table, bottle conditioned, 750 ml corked bottle (cork dated 2008)
Pale golden hue with a touch of champagne, and a light haze. Meringue-like head of thick near-white foam. Zippy aroma with lemon zest, pepper, a little clove, lactic note and hint of horse blanket. Highly effervescent with a light body, the beer is instantly refreshing. It opens with light grainy malt briefly, then becomes sour and picks up notes of pepper, a little clove, lemon and grapefruit rind, which leads into a drying, bitter finish. The voluminous head eventually falls to a more modest layer of foam, leaving some lovely Belgian lace behind.
Loads of flavour for such a low alcohol beer! Great warm weather refresher or aperitif.