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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
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3,473 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 3,473
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 195
Gots: 268 | 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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Photo of punkrkr27
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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 rwdkosak
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice saison! Poured at cellar temp into chalice producing a huge rocky head that took quite some time to diminish, with golden unfiltered color below. Nose was sweet, floral, belgian yeast and taste is similar, full and easy to drink. Of the style this is a fantastic example and to be corny it literally bounces of the taste buds and really does go well on a nice spring evening with some beef medallions from the grill. A solid and quite drinkable beer.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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 NCBeernut
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to review this one for a while....

Hazy golden body with carbonation showing itself with a big foaming head. It actually falls pretty quickly. The color is really nice. In the aroma, this one is all about the yeast and letting it shine. Nose is distinctly funky Belgian - it has that earthy barnyard aroma with a nice fruitiness, including pear and apple. The taste actually has a nice crisp maltiness holding it together with the yeast playing a more subtle role, adding some light fresh fruitiness. Carbonation is on the higher side, but really makes it refreshing. Plenty of body for a beer this dry. A subtle raw earthiness to it. Everything in the flavor is subtle, light and refreshing, yet delicious. Pretty hard to find a better summer beer than this.

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from corked 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip...

A: Pours a hazy, rich old gold color with a huge creamy head that slowly dissipates turning into peaks and valleys of big suds, while leaving big globs of lacing along the side of the glass

S: butter, spicy, earthy and herbal hops. the pilsner malts are also very noticeable along with some fruity aromas (white grapes, green apples)

T: starts with a bready, champagne-like fruitiness, then a long finish that is very spicy and bitter hops with a white grape and saltine cracker flavor.

M: light-medium body that begins very full and fluffy then quickly becomes crisp and very dry

Overall, a very hoppy and earthy saison that is very straightforward and refreshing, and really keeps to style and purpose: a refreshing beer to soothe the soul after a long and hot day at work.

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 oberon
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Dtopete21
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of captainhowdy39
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Brenden
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The head is huge and foamy, with better retention than almost anything I've ever seen. The color is a cloudy golden amber.

The smell is earthy with notes of fruit and a light herbal tone.

The herbal tone is active up front in the taste, and tart fruity grains make for a delicious flavor. There is a light, pleasant peppery spiciness. Malt and grains are evident A lingering finish is dry, and fruity.

The feel is crisp and smooth. Carbonation is lively and the body is light to medium.

The is such a subtle complexity to this one that you really have to study it. Take your time; this one is a real pleasure. A fantastic offering that is easily a regular.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,473 ratings.