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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,351 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,351
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 185
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
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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 syrupjoe
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml poured into tulip.

Pours a three finger foamy, luscious, eggy off-white head.

Nose is skunky, farmy, yeasty, and lemony.

This beer is very dry, bitter, and tastes of lemon, pepper, and sweet marmalade.

It's incredibly crisp, quite dry, but very balanced.

Overall very enjoyable to drink - something I will definitely seek out in the future!

syrupjoe, Sep 19, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

CurtisD, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of vrazionale
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Cork reads: 2009.

A - Light orange, slightly hazy body with a rocky, rough head formation.

S - Ginger, orange, green apple, bready yeast, wildflowers, lemon. Lots of bright, sunshiney flavors here. These are well-complemented by a tinge of damp earth, mushrooms, and basement musk.

T - The spices are the most prominent flavor I'm picking up. Ginger, coriander, white pepper, sage, basil. It has a distinct yeasty character as well. There is some hop bitterness, but it is very slight, and often takes a back seat to the fruity and floral qualities of the hop character.

M - Terrifically effervescent, with a full-bodied bready yeast feel that is a nice counterpoint to the bright acidity and electric effervescence.

D - This brew is positively delicious. One of the best widely-available saisons out there. This brew is such a wonderful beer to pair with food - anything from fried food to fresh goat's milk cheese, from risotto to spicy Thai food, this brew has you covered. If you haven't yet tried this brew, do yourself a favor, and crack open a bottle.

vrazionale, Aug 31, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

dsshuck, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

allstar255, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Arch-Harris, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

paleoplant, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

FUwolfpacker, Nov 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Canada_Dan, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Jonbw, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brewtus, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

warpedrevolution, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

nollie77, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Njstoutlover23, May 04, 2012
Photo of infinitebruner
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

August 31, 2014

25.4 oz (1.5 L) bottle; snifter

A – Massive foamy white head, 1 ½ to 2 inches. Five minutes later it's almost all still there, big and craggy still in the glass. Medium gold to orange in color. Light haze. (4.50)

S – Unfortunately, my bottle got lightstruck / skunked. Going to try to smell through it. Some non-light-caused funk, sweetness, perhaps lemon. Maybe a taste of lime even (No score assigned due to handling flaw).

T – Very earthy, lots of citrus, and some pepper. This is an incredibly refreshing beer. No sweetness. Nice acidity balanced by the high carbonation level. Would go really well with spicy, citrusy food. Very light on malt and hop flavors (or more likely just really well balanced), but still very flavorful. (4.00)

M – Highly carbonated, tons of thick, luscious bubbles on the tongue and on the finish. A real thirst-quencher. Very light and refreshing. (4.25)

O – Not going to hold the skunking against it, as I’m seeing that it’s pretty common to this beer. I sure wish they would reconsider the green bottles, though. I understand why this is THE classic example of a saison. From the big foamy pour to the quenching finish, this is a solid, great beer all-around. (4.25)

infinitebruner, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of bobarc
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

bobarc, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of StoutHunter
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie Dupont's Saison Dupont last week for $4.59 at The Lager Mill. I have been meaning to try this beer ever since I got into Saisons, but since it's a little expensive I always ended up getting something else, but since I passed up so many time I had to give in and give it a try, so let's see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from 11.2oz brown bottle into my Belgian Tulip.

A- The label loos pretty simple and clean, it has a kind of classic look to it. It poured a hazy yellow straw color that took on a darker golden hue when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a little patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking Saison, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by that signature Saison straw and wet hay aroma along with some medium spicy yeast with a little bit of cloves coming through. After that comes the fruits which are some nice tart green apples and little bit of bananas and lemons. towards the end I get some grassy and earthy aromas along with a nice honey aroma. This Saison had a great aroma, it had all the aromas I look for in the style with some extra fruit aromas that I liked.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness and some grainy and slightly wheaty aromas followed by an earthy and grassy flavor that had some wet hay aspects to it. Next comes some spicy Belgian yeast with clove sticking out the most followed by some fruits with some pear and lemons coming through. On the finish there was a little more grassy flavors followed by a light amount of bitterness with a little tartness to back it up and a sweet and grassy aftertaste, This is a good tasting Saison, it had all the flavors that I look for in the style and was complex while being fairly balanced.

M- Very smooth, clean, crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation that worked well with this beer. The mouthfeel was very good and right where it should be for the style.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and it was a very good example of the style, it had all the aspects that I look for in the style, everything from the mouthfeel to the taste were just as they should be. This beer had very good drinkability, it was very smooth, with some nice flavors that held my attention, I can see myself drinking a couple of these during the summertime. What I liked the most about this beer was how clean and complex it was, nothing was muddled and there was a good amount going in the aroma and taste. What I liked the least about this beer was the price, I know it's not cheap to import awesome beer from Belgium, but it's a little too pricey for me to buy often, if it was cheaper I could see myself drinking this often in the summertime. I would buy this beer again, but only once in a while, I recommend this beer to just about anyone. All in all I enjoyed this beer and it gave me a good idea as to what a traditional Belgium Saison tastes like, it was pretty good but I have had a couple American Saisons that are just about on the same level. I'll have to be on the look out for more beers from this brewery.

StoutHunter, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

ms333, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TonyY, Aug 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Firestorm, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of JLeege
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into the dupont glass, getting the authentic experience on this one!

Appearance- Pours with just a tiny touch of haze, dull gold color, nice chunky head with great lacing.

Smell- lemon, earthy, some spice, and a lot of funk

Taste- grassy, earth, some light citrus notes, some spice, a touch tart, and FUNKY!

Mouthfeel- high carbonation, crisp and light, smooth

Overall- I use this one as my classic saison to compare everything else too. Though everything else seems to fall short of this! Very well balanced, not to sweet up front, not to dry on the finish, yet subtly complex. Great brew.

JLeege, Sep 18, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Kikuzzo, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Droopy487, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RinZo, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

MaxOhle, Aug 04, 2013
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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