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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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3,235 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,235
Reviews: 1,445
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 175
Gots: 215 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Reviews by NolateM:
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NolateM

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured into a little Saison DuPont glass (didn't even look like a beerglass, I dunno what to call it). Appearance was a hazy yellow-gold, almost completely opaque, with a fantastic frothy head that diminished into a nice ring after a few sips. Lacing was pretty nice as well.

The aroma was sweet and sour, like apple cider and yeast.

The flavor was incredibly complex! I'm not normally into the really yeasty brews, but this one was an exception for me. There were flavors of peach and pear and apple cider, yeasty Belgianness (or Belgian yeastiness, whichever you like), black pepper, and a bit of clovey spice. Definitely a pretty tangy brew.

The beer left only a SLIGHTLY dry mouthfeel, and I could slightly taste the alcohol, but not too much. It's an excellent sipping beer. I had it right after a big ol' imperial pint glass of Sea Hag IPA, and the contrast was wonderful. It was like having a liqueur at the end of a meal. It cut through the hop bitterness of the IPA to leave a refreshing cidery aftertaste, though I'm not sure if I would have wanted another glass. I wouldn't PERSONALLY have it as a session beer, but I'd say it's the perfect after-beer.

$6 a glass

08-31-2006 15:22:07 | More by NolateM
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oberon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into my chalice a slightly hazy orange/gold with a mammouth white head that stuck like glue as to the sides of the glass as it took its times settling.Wow the tons of stuff going on aroma wise some definent barnyard funck hits right after popping the cork along with some lemon rind and even a light phenolic smokiness in there as well.Very refreshing ale to say the least here,hints of lemon and coriander with a leafy,herbal finish.Clean and fruity and oh so damn refreshing a true classic and a summer quencher I wish I had more.

07-12-2005 01:35:33 | More by oberon
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a cloudy, golden-orange. Huge off-white frothy head that holds up forever. the nose airy with yeast and an outdoorsie, grassy kick. The taste is of yeast & bread with a earthy kick to it. Quite interesting. A long bitter finish with a pinch of tartness...almost a dry woodiness. Some fruit n spice linger as well. A light bodied beer with a mostly smooth & lively mouthfeel. Nice enough to have more than one...a good thirst quencher.

07-04-2005 19:05:09 | More by Popsinc
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Dekhar

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-28-2014 22:47:19 | More by Dekhar
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance – This Saison is a thing of beauty. The head rose up nicely on an easy pour, showed great retention, and even left some lacing as I drank it down. It was white as the driven snow. The body itself was that thick, slightly orange yellow that I’ve come to know and love.

Smell – This has some of the farm funk to it, but it’s really quite balanced. There’s a nice, easy yeast that soothes the nostrils. The spicing is actually more like a Tripel.

Taste – Ah, yes, quite the delicacy. The farmhouse character comes out a bit more at the taste, but it’s still balanced with yeast. The spices are powdery and very strong, again much like a Tripel or BSPA. The white pepper is prominent here.

Mouthfeel – This Saison is medium-bodied and very fluffy in the cheeks due to the wonderful carbonation. There’s a slight bit of drying at the end but it is super smooth.

Drinkability – Some Saisons can be tough to session, but this one is very smooth and went down quite well. It was one of the more drinkable examples of the style that I’ve had.

04-20-2005 02:13:04 | More by RoyalT
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-17-2013 00:39:07 | More by cam477
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

Green 750 with nice label. Corks pops off with a little less luster than I like. Only flew about 4 ft before falling. I like to bounce em off the ceiling and around the room.

Appearance – Straw like, cloudy, thick, sticky, lasting, near perfect white head.

Nose – Grain, damp hay, lemon, big Beligian yeasties, earth, and rotten pears. Also rather herby, including thyme.

Taste – Complicated enough to please me. Blends nice amounts of earth, citrus fruits, herbs, grains, damp grasses, chalk, and lots of yeast.

Mouthfeel – Wow. It seems to balance tart, sour, and bitter evenly and doesn’t go overboard on any of them. Crisp front with a smooth finish. Nice.

Drinkability – Supreme. Where did that bottle go?

12-12-2005 01:56:08 | More by DaPeculierDane
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

09-27-2013 01:58:56 | More by beerhunter13
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-26-2014 10:59:34 | More by DanGeo
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ricke

Sweden

4.15/5  rDev -1%

A: Pale golden orange, slightly hazy. An enormous ivory-colored fluffy head with great retention settles into chunky lacings.

S: Perhaps the quintessential meaning of "Belgian character". Very fresh with plenty of sweet and slightly tart citric notes. Earthy yeast, malts and white bread.

T: Sweetness up front (lemon peel, oranges, red apples). Some semi-tart fruity notes as well. Firm bready malt foundation, earthy and spicy yeast. A very rustic, yet refreshing taste. Some earthy notes. A slightly dry finish with a pleasant bitterness, floral grassy hops, white pepper, spices and some alcohol.

M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, but still not overly carbonated. A well suited mouthfeel considering the overall character.

D: A great beer and a classic saison, perhaps the best in it's style. Very drinkable and refreshing, yet full of flavors.

05-10-2009 22:39:27 | More by ricke
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TCHopCraver

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%

Reviewed from notes made on 12/5/10.

Dupont pours a cloudy gold with a touch of orange into a large snifter. An off-white head debuts at a height of three fingers. This head is densely packed with tiny bubbles and it recedes very slowly. A little sediment resides in the beer and carbonation bubbles race to the top of my glass. The lacing is quite frothy, thick, and sticky.

Fresh aromas of crisp apple, pear, clove, cinammon, banana, kiwi, and a little pepper abound in this brew. The smell harkens a memory of of dew on fragrant leaves.

The initial taste is very fresh and biting on the palate with notes of Granny Smith apple, pear, and clove that just explode all over my palate. Wow, that is just a blast of freshness. After that initial pop, a mellower influence of banana and kiwi flavors settle on my tongue, along with a bit of subtle malt and and gently bitter hops.

The carbonation makes this mouthfeel truly great. The beer simply cascades with an effervescent sparkle from the front to back of my palate. It then transitions to a mellow, light to medium-bodied feel on my tongue. The finish is refreshingly crisp, biting, and dry.

Saison Dupont is a beer that I will keep enjoying over time. It is so flavorful and refreshing, and is a standout example of the style.

12-18-2010 17:27:15 | More by TCHopCraver
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-09-2014 20:24:18 | More by jono0101
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours the color of hay with a masssive white crown on top. It just came off the truck today, so I don't know if that has anything to do with the Everest of foam or not. Some sulfur going on in the nose, which lightly detracts from the abundance of earth and barnyard packed within the walls of my glass. Crisp and clean, very lively on the palate. The egginess dies down shortly but never quite goes away, not that this is a bad thing in this particular beer. I'm lovin' it. Ba da ba ba ba m*the^fu@#$r. Rustic farmhouse flavors to the max; finishing with a note of zesty lemon and peppery hop spice.

Sheer elegance. Try to make sure and get a fresh one, or at least one from the back of the shelf as far away from light as possible, I think it can skunk a little.

08-13-2010 02:27:50 | More by brownbeer
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PintPiner

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%

The aroma is complex, peppery spice, hint of malt and a whiff of orange.

Big white light foamy head that gradually subsides.

Pale golden color and lots of carbonation.

Flavor starts with a creamy malt, then a slight spicy tang. Very crisp and dry. Soft and drinkable. Mouthfeel similar to champagne.

12-19-2010 00:12:38 | More by PintPiner
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npala86

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-07-2014 17:32:26 | More by npala86
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-14-2014 20:57:45 | More by Spaten454
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Saoson Dupont 6.5% alcohol Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Poured into German Becker.(22oz.) 750ml bottle cork date 02/2009. Cellered since 01/02/2010.

A- Pours a yellow to slighly tinted orange in the middle of the fluid with heavy haze and loose sediment floating freely. Massive carbonation dances in the glass with beautiful two plus inch head that stays around for the whole beer that looks like active yeast fermenting. Leaves pillows of thick lacing up and down glass.

S- Fresh Belgian yeast with hints of grassy hops upfront. Second is a mixture of lemon zest and a slight scent of tart apple.

T-M- Taste is bold with thick flavors of warm hay, acidic grass, crisp grains and funky yeast. All and all a nice taste for the style, light but heavily drinkable. Notes of lemon and slight fresh apple peel are in the backbone of this brew. Mouthfeel is light to medium due to the dry and acidic feel that tingles and dances over the tongue with plenty of carbonation rolling with it.

D- Hell yeah its drinkable but for the price drinkable on the right occation like an into to friends or a high end dinner to freshin the palete with rich foods.

03-05-2010 05:36:11 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

02-19-2013 00:29:58 | More by tbryan5
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Parke

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-25-2011 17:47:07 | More by Parke
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-15-2013 20:04:19 | More by SkiBum22
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%

Poured into a chalice style glass from a 750 ml bottle.

This looks fantastic in the glass. Bright golden color with a bit of cloudiness (probably because I wasn't careful when pouring). Beautiful rocky white head that was initially a solid 3 fingers at the pour but eventually calmed down to a nice creamy layer of foam that lasted the whole glass, leaving some light lacing until the end.

Initial aromas are fruity yeast and light malts with some citrus and grassy notes. Smells are not extremely pungent but are very pleasant.

An amazingly complex layering of flavors - malts, fruit, light sweetness, hint of tart and balanced throughout. The general mouthfeel was medium weight with lively carbonation and a mildly creamy texture. Finish was relatively clean and lingers to dry without losing the solid flavor profile. This has an absolutely beautiful flavor - Awesome!

This is entirely drinkable and absolutely enjoyable. Saison is a style that I'm beginning to consider as my new favorite, especially when I am fortunate enough to experience fantastic samples like this one. Highly recommended!!

08-29-2008 17:55:34 | More by SIRIUS2
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drumline

North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%

A: Pours a hazy amber, with a quickly dissipating head.

S: Bready and earthy yeast, pear, orange peel.

T/M: Nice creamy mouthfeel, with a medium to active carbonation. Taste mirrors a lot of the smell. Bready and earthy yeast flavors, pears and various citrus flavors...pepper. Nice dry hoppy finish.

Drinkability: Fantastic. I can finish off a 750ml bottle very easily, and enjoy every bit of it. The relatively low alcohol makes this a good (although expensive) session brew.

Amazing.

02-06-2007 01:04:30 | More by drumline
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wrycon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-28-2011 02:19:33 | More by wrycon
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alex4sure23


4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

05-03-2014 00:22:38 | More by alex4sure23
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Dtopete21

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

The color of this beer is golden.
It has a orangy taste and smell which is interesting cause its unfiltered.
Its very fizzy and it has a good hold on the glass.
Very high head.
Its not bitter at all, but very refreshing and satisfying.
It has a nice clean crisp finish and its mouthfeel is very light.

01-30-2012 00:33:42 | More by Dtopete21
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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,235 ratings.