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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,514
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 203
Gots: 299 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of Brisket
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden straw color with a huge white head with good retention. Yeast flecks stay suspended for quite awhile.

S- Belgian yeast, banana, slight clove, some spice; quite nice.

T- Belgian yeast, phenolic funkiness, finishes with a lemony tartness.

M- Crisp with carbonation bite. Relatively light body.

O- Great beer, refreshing with a lot of yeast spiciness. Great example of the style.

Photo of webweb2
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMistler
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy gold, with a good amount of quickly arising, effervescent white head. Initially the head quickly dissipated, but a thumbs-width stuck around for quite a while.

Pungent and crisp nose. Some grass detected. Fruity and spicy, with something along the lines of mulled apple. Very complex. If I had had no desire to drink and finish this beer, I could have spent a long time sniffing it and identifying any number of notes.

As effervescent in initial mouthfeel as it was in appearance, becoming well-rounded, full-bodied but not overwhelming. Crisp and complex taste throughout, with notes I hadn't detected in the nose (unsurprisingly, given how much there is to smell and taste in this farmhouse ale). Fruit, with some nice tartness, and grain. Hops also not to be ignored.

Photo of Contagion
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There is a hazy pale straw color to it. Light passes through easily enough, but the cloudiness makes seeing through it near to impossible. When poured into a pint glass a dense off-white head forms about half an inch thick. It fades slowly and even at the end a nice ring is still around the edge of the glass, with a film over the top. A creamy lacing forms on the side of the glass.

When brought to the nose, the first thing you notice is a spicy mixture of clove and coriander. There is a sweet banana-like scent. A touch of yeast carries the rest of the scents and there is a slight white pepper accent to it that brings it all together. The flavor is spiciness with a mellow fruit and hop flavor. The fruit sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness that combines for a beer that isn't too sweet nor is it too bitter. The taste is rather refreshing with a mild aftertaste that lingers gently.

This is a light bodied beer. The carbonation provides a crisp bite. There is a creaminess to it that is pleasant on the tongue, but isn't thick or coating.

This is a pleasant beer to drink. It's light, flavorful and easy to drink. The sediment is a little disconcerting. In fact I would have given it a higher appearance if it wasn't for the sediment. This is an enjoyable beer to drink, and I would enjoy drinking this more on a hot summer day than on a gold winters evening.

Photo of PlaywrightSam
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Very cloudy yellow, lots of head and lacing. Smell is very light malt, bread, candy sugar, lemon citrus, lots of yeast. Taste is pretty similar, lots of citrus, herbs, very light malt, yeasty. Some interesting dry bitterness at the finish. Very coarse, high carbonation. All in all, this is just an incredibly clean, crisp, refreshing farmhouse ale. Great beer for hot weather.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, pale straw color with a MASSIVE head and loads and loads of big bubbles. Extremely active beer.

Smells like champagne....phenolic, pears, yeast, banana, clove, coriander, other fruitiness.

Taste is tart, phenolic, hints of pear, melon, coriander, and other fruitiness, finishes pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is light and extremely carbonated.

Very drinkable, considering the tastiness and easy abv%.

Photo of BranfordBound
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost transparent golden/light copper with an amazingly fluffy 3 finger head from an extremely gentle pour. The head would not go away and would leave chunks of foam on the glass for lacing, slight carbonation throughout. Wow.

It smells very similar to a Belgian ale, like a Tripel, there is a nice sweetness and some spiciness, with a interesting funk creeping around.

Tastes like the aroma, very reminiscent of a Tripel, some yeastiness with a delicate fruity sweetness at the end. Hard to describe, but very tasty ale.

Refreshing, even at warm temperatures it is still delicious, mouthfeel is light with little carbonation. Alcohol undetectable with a slight dry finish that called for more.

Very drinkable, drank the whole 750 mL bottle myself, light bodied and tasty. There was a slight warming from the alcohol. From what I've heard, Saison's should typically have less alcohol, but that didn't stop me from drinking this!

Photo of marcobrau
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A crisp bitterness and slightly fruity, pepper-like flavors are found in this Belgian ale. Fairly light-bodied Saison DuPont is my choice as a favorite beer to quaff while sitting on my balcony on a warm summer day. A very dry crisp ale with a dry finish that always leaves you wanting some more. The addition of wheat makes the beer a bit smooth despite the high carbonation. A rare classic from Belgium that should be savored.

Photo of TheSarge
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been waiting a long time to try this beer out. I'll go ahead and use a Duvel tulip for this one...

Pours with massive amounts of light fluffy white head. The body is hazy and full of lively carbonation action, and is orangish gold in color.

In the aroma I detect golden delicious apples, pear, spicy notes, and a tinge of sourness.

Taste wise it's not as tart as I imagined. There is a lot of fruitiness in the way of pear, which lends to the dry mouth feel that goes along with the brew.

Again a very dry brew, but refreshing at the same time, and I'm very pleased to have tried this brew.

Photo of macrosmatic
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Brilliant clear gold, tons of visible carbonation, and a beautiful, thick, foamy white head that lasts the entire drink. Very nice.

S: Pilsner malts, funky grassy, citrusy, yeasts.

T: Follows the nose with more barnyard grassiness, lemon, very light malt, and fruity yeast esters. Clean dry finish, and minimal hang - just a bit grassy in the aftertaste.

M: Lots of carbonation sensation, and no alcohol presence. Light mouthfeel, but fine for style.

O: This is an excellent base saison. Nothing crazy or fancy but seriously very well done. Recommended.

Photo of markaberrant
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in tulip glass.

Gentle pour nets a huge fluffy white head, which eventually turns rocky and sticks to the side of the glass. Colour bright orange, yet hazy. Effervescent. Beautiful.

Aroma is not overwhelming, but has pleasant citrus notes, most notably orange and pear, with just a bit of tartness. I don't smell any hops or spice.

Taste is mild funk tartness up front, moves to delicate soft malt in the middle, finishes with a bit of hop bitterness and some spicy yeast notes. Long lingering aftertaste.

I love a heavily carbonated beer that still has a "soft" mouthfeel. This one's got it. There is no hot alcohols, but the spicy yeast is pleasantly warming in the back of the throat.

Fabulously complex with a moderate alcohol level makes this a joy to drink. I'm glad I bought a 4-pack, because my homebrew Saison is just about finished.

This was my first commercial Saison (sorry Paddockwood, yours just doesn't count), and what a joy. As I mentioned, I brewed a Saison of my own last summer, and it compares very well (mine is only missing the funk), so I guess I did a good job.

Photo of punkrkr27
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored pour with some sediment and a gigantic, rocky, white head. The aroma is light, floral, and delicately sweet. There's the classic Belgian esters in the nose which lend light notes of banana, bubblegum and clove but also a hint of phenol that adds a peppery note. I get some faint hints of lemon and orange peel along with a soft, wheaty malt. The flavor is as equally light and delicate as the aroma. There's some slight herbal, floral bitterness balanced out by hints of pepper, cracked wheat, lemon, banana and clove. The body has a medium to thin mouth feel with loads of lively carbonation and a dry, clean finish.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fountainhead. Served in a Saison Dupont branded stange.

Appearance: An elegant golden beer with visible suspended yeast particles and a tightly wound white creamy cap arrives in a branded stange. Very nice appearance.

Smell: The focus of the aroma is the white pepper notes from the yeast. Lemongrass, some lemon zest, a bit of clove, and a hint of French country field make their way into the aroma as well.

Taste: Bready malt up front with just the slightest hint of sweetness. White pepper really powers the flavor in each sip, from start to finish. As my palate debates the nuances of the flavor, some clove and peppercorn come through as well. Toward the end of the sip the hops really get going. A nice blend of grassy and lemon zest hoppiness gives this a nice character. Some fresh cut hay provides some added country character.

Mouthfeel: I go back and forth debating the carbonation. It feels creamy on my tongue, but it does not really clear the flavor and residue from my mouth like crisp, hoppy beers do. It has a light to medium body and is pretty clean for the style.

Overall: Saison is not my go-to style by any means, but this had a refreshing flavor, a nice complexity, and some hop power to boot. Definitely worth drinking on a warm summer day.

Photo of Beersignal
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of my top 10 brews, especially lately. Saison Dupont is, in my opinion, the standard by which other saisons should be judged.

The beer pours out a beautiful slightly cloudy golden yellow tinged with apricot. The monstrous, rocky, snow white head seems to challenge the effects of time and easily lasts until the very last sip, leaving hefty clumps of foam sticking to the sides of the glass.

This sample might have been a bit to cool initially but some warming allowed the yeastiness and peppery spiciness to express themselves through a veil of earthy hop resins. Very enticing. I take my first sip.

A fine bead ushers in this medium bodied but firmly textured and drying beer. Up front, notes of malt and peppery mint saunter by and are followed by hints of pears and bananas. Quickly they are dominated by a solid earthy and leafy bitterness that reminds one of autum (that's why I seem to enjoy this so much at this time of year). A long and elegant aftertaste lingers 'til the next sip and you discover what a superb beer this is all over again.

Thank god the SAQ still has some bottles of this on their shelves. At $6 a magnum, it's probably the best beer deal going these days, and with the SAQ strike going on now I better enjoy this one fully... it might be awhile before I get another bottle.

Photo of geokills
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Even a deliberately delicate pour on this fresh bottle of hazy gold brew leads to a vigorous bright white head, taking several moments to settle into a manageable frothy cap that endured the entire session and produced intensive lacing waning to some lingering patches as the glass wares down. An herbal spicy aroma leads to a pleasantly moderate mix of malt and hops, sweet at first with a touch of sour citrus and mild bitterness finishing the flavor. Not terribly strong nor tremendously interesting, yet absolutely delicious all the same! Quite well suited for its intended purpose, a hot summer's day.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,514 ratings.