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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,210 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 169
Gots: 206 | FT: 9
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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Neog

Nebraska

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-27-2012 17:50:50 | More by Neog
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-27-2012 16:31:00 | More by Beertracker
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disruptor32

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-29-2012 01:42:31 | More by disruptor32
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Trailmix242

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-26-2011 22:34:35 | More by Trailmix242
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +19.3%

02-24-2012 23:00:45 | More by Snellgg5
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-14-2011 23:36:11 | More by Neffbeer
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bonbini26

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-09-2012 21:41:28 | More by bonbini26
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-20-2011 07:28:30 | More by Diomede
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-25-2011 17:19:04 | More by mdillon86
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bombadil

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-15-2011 04:46:28 | More by bombadil
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MJR

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Review updated 01/22/06:

Scores upped to all 5's. Just a flawless, world-class beer. The standard bearer of the style. Possibly my number one desert island beer. Just untouchable stuff.

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2003-dated 750ml bottle

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a massive, pure white, meringue-like head that explodes every time new liquid is introduced to the glass. Cobweb-like lacing. The aroma is grassy and earthy, with honey, peppery spiciness, phenolics, musty yeast, oranges and apricots, and flour-like malt. The flavor begins phenolic, with some white pepper spiciness. Midway, the other flavors foretold in the aroma appear: honey, musty and funky yeast, citrus (orange peel and lemon zest), and bready malt. All of these ride atop a rustic, earthy backbone. Hints of leather, iron, and hops towards the end. The finish is extremely dry and completely washes the palate clean. Crisp and clean in body, with a fairly light mouthfeel and huge acidic undercurrent. This fresh bottle is a bit young and rough compared to some of the older bottles of this I’ve had. Still one of the best examples of the saison style…a classic brew.

11-30-2002 20:40:12 | More by MJR
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benlhoest

Belgium

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-24-2014 22:39:21 | More by benlhoest
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-23-2011 04:53:16 | More by pgofman
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Hdredfern

Texas

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-28-2013 16:40:26 | More by Hdredfern
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benj1123

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-31-2014 19:41:47 | More by benj1123
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pknyc

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

08-22-2012 13:18:30 | More by pknyc
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tmorgan003

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.3%

I was able to try this at a local liquor store and was hooked on this saison ever since. The saison pours well with a good size head, has the cloudy unfiltered look you expect to find. The color is a nice golden color, overall it's a great easy drinking beer.

12-21-2010 07:15:00 | More by tmorgan003
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Voja

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-16-2014 05:41:58 | More by Voja
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jbweld

Nevada

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-19-2011 01:37:11 | More by jbweld
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-21-2012 04:18:14 | More by cornucopia
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Have been enjoying this one for years, in fact it was one of my first Belgian beers over 20 years ago. Finally got around to reviewing it.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge, three fingered, frothy head. The stark white is very slow to drop, not sure if it ever will. Head is mainly made up of tiny bubbles when viewed through the side of the glass, on top, it looks like a very rocky meringue. Big, chunky lacing.

Aromas of lemons, lemon zest, peppery yeast. Earthy, with a touch of barnyard funk.

Flavors of peppery, signature yeast, tobacco, lemons and zest. Barnyard funk. Now I can name the difference between great American versions of saison and this classic, it's that touch of tobacco in the flavor profile. Good bite from the carbonation. Finish is short, with the lemony funk leaving its mark in the fade.

Mouthfeel is dry, not quite bone dry, with a spot on level of carbonation.

Overall, this is the saison that all others are measured. Enough said.

03-28-2011 00:07:35 | More by JamnesCameron
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rowyn

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-05-2012 00:11:26 | More by rowyn
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robertmitchum

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-24-2013 09:29:38 | More by robertmitchum
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Kryptonight

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

07-28-2013 11:55:15 | More by Kryptonight
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JackOGreen

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-16-2014 20:56:57 | More by JackOGreen
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,210 ratings.