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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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3,349 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,349
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 185
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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 ludachris:
Photo of ludachris
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its glowing apricot body with straw yellow highlights spells spring. Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head is perched on top. Bits of sediment drop to the bottom of the glass and stay there, making themselves visible only when held up to the light.

Right when I popped the cork I got a nose full of skunk but thankfully that doesn't last for long. Now, the more whiffs I take the more fruit I pick up such as sweet Anjou pears and soft tangerines. The Belgian yeast only compliments these sweet notes. Fresh cut grass and hay add density to the nose.

Soft and gentle Anjou and tangerine nestle themselves on the middle of the tongue. Their presence is pleasant but not extended. Fresh grass and hints of hay push the sweetness out of the way and move to the sides of the mouth. The grassy notes continue into the finish and become more pungent and earthy. After exhaling, a cracker-like character is apparent and does well at not letting the grassy character become too assertive. The yeast doesn't play a major part in the taste but provides a nice base from start to finish.

I'm content with calling this light bodied even though it does have a bit more depth. The balance between the grassy/hay side and the fruity/yeasty side is fantastic and I really appreciate this. There's a great level of carbonation; cleaning out the palate and leaving me with an enjoyably dry finish.

From start to finish, this is a wonderful Saison. I'm glad I was able to try such a traditional take on the style. Like nearly every other Saison I've had, it took me some time to appreciate its nuances and complexities and that's pleasurable in itself.

ludachris, May 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

oberon, Jul 12, 2005
Photo of Popsinc
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Popsinc, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of Dekhar
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Dekhar, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of RoyalT
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RoyalT, Apr 20, 2005
Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

cam477, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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?

DaPeculierDane, Dec 12, 2005
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

beerhunter13, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

DanGeo, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ricke
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

ricke, May 10, 2009
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -4.5%

t2grogan, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of TCHopCraver
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

TCHopCraver, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jono0101, May 09, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

brownbeer, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of PintPiner
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

PintPiner, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of npala86
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

npala86, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Spaten454
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

tbryan5, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Parke
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Parke, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -4.5%

SkiBum22, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

SIRIUS2, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of drumline
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

drumline, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of wrycon
4/5  rDev -4.5%

wrycon, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of alex4sure23
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

alex4sure23, May 03, 2014
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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,349 ratings.