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Reviews: 1,518
Hads: 3,811
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 239
Gots: 427 | FT: 12
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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 TruePerception
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont. 6.5% ABV.

A: Almost two fingers of fluffy head. Peach yellow in the glass. Hazy white in the dimple. Some slight lacing. Very faint sheeting.

S: Musky, earthy sourness, up front. Slight hay. Grapefruit citrus note.

T/MF: Surprising peach fuzz note! Fairly foamy in the mouth, though not quite as much so as Champagne. More earthy, dirty funk. Grapefruit peel bitterness on the finish.

It's not bad, but I had been led to believe this to be at the pinnacle of saisons. If that's true, color me disappointed.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of csiewert
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a finger of foamy head that doesn't linger very long. The aroma is very sweet and the taste mirrors this. The taste is of bubblegum and fruity notes with little to no hoppy notes at all. The mouthfeel is very smooth and it finishes clean. This would be a great beer in the summertime.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, 2010 on the cork.

Hugely foamy, with a meringue head that took up most of the glass. The beer is hazed nearly to opacity and the color is rich yellow, like sunshine. It is yellow, not orange tinted.

Soft chalky, fruity yeast. The overall impression is light grassiness and pilsener malt; a very fresh, pure beer smell.

Very subtle flavors of the same light chalky, fruity yeast. Pilsener and Belgian light malts with a dry finish. Grassy, slightly fragrant hops and pear or apple.

The mouthfeel is saved from wateriness by spritzing carbonation. The thinness isn't justified by dryness.

I can see how it's currently the seventh ranked Saison on Beeradvocate. It's subtle, crisp, and would be even more of a joy on a hot day.

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Photo of Damian
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a translucent mustard/straw yellow with a huge, rocky, white head that faded into clumps of white froth. Beautiful lacing.

Aroma consisted of clove, all spice and honey (similar to a Belgian strong ale).

Taste, however, was radically different from the smell. Grassy and quite hoppy with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

Carbonation was a bit much initially. The beer turned to fizz once it hit my tongue. Later, the beer settled down markedly.

Overall, a crisp and flavorful beer that can easily be substituted for a dry, white wine.

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Photo of SethB2
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Tulip glass.

The beer pours a golden color with a massive head indicating a good bit of carbonation. The smell of citrisy orange and lemons and a Belgian yeastiness showing many ripe fruits. Taste is good. It reminds me Duvel, but it has an "unfinished" quality about it. Fruity sweetness, but a very distinct tart kick as well. Mouthfeel is also good.. Lots of bubbles, but at the same time very smooth. Drinkability is average.

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Photo of clabaugh
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden pewter, with a fine cascading effect. A voluptuous, pillowy head colored a snowy white accumulates on top. Displays excellent retention, with lacing that appears generously in opaque sheets.

Smell: Mildly yeasty, with a raw barnyard character. Rich and wheaty, imbued with subtle floral notes. Faintly grapey.

Taste: Toasty oat flavor with an earthy, yeasty character. Implications of fruit ripening on the vine; apple, pear provide some tartness. Some residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Exquisite sensations. Pleasingly creamy and sumptuous. Caresses the palate and the tongue as well as any beer I've had the privilege to imbibe.

Drinkability: Only adequate flavor, and fairly filling. Successfully hides the 6.5% ABV. Just lacking that "craveability" that is so elusive to describe.

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Photo of armock
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Has a citrus yeasty funk to it possible snunk

T - Like the that smell citrus yeasty funk with some spice to it

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - This isn't a bad beer I just doesn't really do it for me its like drinking a Duvel crossed with a Heineken

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Photo of morebeergood
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml half bottle into two tulip glasses. Huge white head forms from the start. Looks like meringue, so thick and fluffy. Body was hazy yellow and cloudy. Smell was lemony and pine-like. Taste was tart and refreshing. The citrus flavor gave this beer a nice tang, but the mouthfeel of this farmhouse ale really balanced things well. It was so smooth, light, crisp, and mellow. Not overpowering though, so it paired well with a variety of cheeses. A very flavorful and classic example of a Belgian saison.

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Photo of chuck19
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been told that Saison Dupont is the beer that you must judge every other Saison by. I would have to agree. The first thought when I opened was this beer was "Did I just open a dime bag"(Friend's comment). Again agreed. The beer is cloudy and had an average appearance. To be honest it looks like any cloudy wheat beer. The taste was what set this apart. Hints of lemon, but the rind part. Overall a solid beer.

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Photo of cookin420
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a wine glass with a late breakfast.

Hazy cider-like beer with a brilliant white head.

earthy and dry smelling, spicy, coriander/clove. Champagne grapes.

very mellow bittering, mellow malt as well that never becomes more present, even with temperature. Apples, alcohol and the yeast really is nice. Very dry Champagne-like yeast. Bouquet is mild compared to many belgians.

feels great on the tongue. A bit thin but that suits this dry brew well.

yes, they are drinkable

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Photo of medic25
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip from a 750ml bottle. The earthy aroma was pretty apparent even as I poured my first glass; color is a slightly hazy orange with a huge frothy head. I got the same foam on the last glass that I did on the first, and the lacing lingered nicely. Aroma is a strong one; tough to pin down, but the best way to describe it would be the hay/barnyard aroma I associate with Saisons. Taste is a little strong, a little acerbic, pleasant but I've tasted others I prefer. Very dry finish; definitely a palate cleanser. I've always thought of this as the "standard" for the style, but to be honest I'd rather have a Hennepin.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle purchased from Market of Choice, Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR. Pours a cloudy unfiltered yellow, much like a hefeweizen. Thick creamy white head that settles fairly quickly to a foam on the surface that stays around.... Smellwise, it has a very lambic quality to it. Tastes quite nice, a bit grapefruity, slightly pungent, but still preety good. Mouthfeel is sort of fizzy. Swallow a drink of it and you feel a fizz moving to back of the throat slowly evaporating as you swallow. Altogether not too bad of a beer, i'm sure it's very typical of the style, but i'm not sure if i'd try this again or not.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle. drank from my duvel tulip.

A- the cork comes out with a hiss and when i pour the bottle into my glass, i get a glowing golden orange colored body under a tall bright white head. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind a wall of lacing.

S- the first thing i notice about the nose is that this bottle is skunky. damn green bottles. very powerful skunk. other than that i am able to pick up some light fruits and fresh cut grass.

T- the taste starts out with some pale malts and then moves into fresh lemon and light apricots. some white pepper moves in next. herbal, lemony, and grassy hops at the end.

M- the body is on the lighter side. the carbonation is on the higher side. very refreshing.

O- i liked the taste of the beer a lot. i with that i would have gotten a bottle with less of a skunked smell to it. ill pick it up again from a different store to see if my luck changes.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 into a 0.5L Becker.

A: Bubbly, big fluffy white head towers over a hazy golden straw, yellow body. CO2 streaming from the bottom of the glass. Poured carefully, but still have a little yeast in suspension.

S: Chalk, fruity yeast, grapes, very mild hop aroma.

T: Fruity yeast powers initial gulp. Cactus? A lot going on here. A little salty/spicey finish with a lingering pear/alcohol. Dry.

M: Bubbly, but not overbearing.

D: I know this is typically a summer brew, but throwing one down during the first winter snow wasn't the worst idea I've ever had.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Downtown for keeping this one on the shelves.
Pours a cloudy golden color w/ two full fingers of bright white head.
The aroma is faint, but nice...hint of lemons, bread, and malt.
Taste is enjoyable...very refreshing. Buttery w/ a slight citrus tinge.
Not detecting any spice at this point...we'll see once it warms up a bit.
Surprised to detect the alcohol in the taste, but it does show up minimally in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is not thin and is highly carbonated.
The perfect style to enjoy on a warm spring/summer's day.

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Photo of zjungleist
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a great frothy white head. The smell is citrusy with a musty sweetness. The taste was a little off balance. I would say this is a bit on the hoppy side for a saison, and the yeasty, basement-like flavors were a bit overpowering as well. I got hints of other complexities, perhaps some bitter apples and sour oranges, but the hop/yeast flavors pushed them aside. Mouthfeel was light with champagn bubbles. Overall, not my favorite, but a fair example of the style.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Vancouver, my first saison sample, and highly recommended. Poured from a small brown 250 ml bottle, best before date on the back label is 04/2006. Massive chunky white head on the pour into a tulip glass, the foam rose so high above the lip of the glass that it eventually formed a saison nipple as a crown. Hazy pale golden coloured body, intense carbonation. Pepper, corainder and citrus on the nose, some sweet malt and candi sugar as well. Through the billowing foam it seems to have a cotton candy sweetness to it, it suits the texture, that's for sure. Intensely sweet flavour up front, definitely cotton candy, strawberry licorice, citrusy towards the middle, and the spices popping up near the finish: pepper, coriander, bitter orange peel. Floral sweetness on the aftertaste, some clover honey. A small sample to make a decent impression from. The mouthfeel is smooth like mylar, a frictionless plastic texture that slides through the mouth. I'd drink another of these just to get part 2 of the experience, hopefully in a larger serving. Otherwise my glass of this saison disappeared far too quickly.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the craft beer outlet for this one. This one really doesn't come into the immediate area and why I don't know.Poured into my snifter dogfish head glass and a very hazy gold with a great white heading.Lacing all over the glass.

What an aroma my wife was sitting at her lap top when she asked "Did you spark up a doobie" and I concur. A very heavy marijuana like aroma came through at first. A second very hoppy aroma came through as well. Very odd for a belgian brew.

A heavy citrus aroma first touches down to get them tastebuds watering. A more of an earthy and pronounced medicinal aftertaste finishes it off.Sorry to say doesn't really taste like marijuana.

Medium bodied and crisp. Great carbonation with a slight seltzer and peppery linger in the mouth for a tick.

A nice saison but I did think the flavors were a bit dialed down. Not saying it was a bad beer I just seem to expect a bit more.

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Photo of sethmeister
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold with a billowing white head. Patches of fluffy cotton candy lace.

Scent is funky horse blanket and hay with green apple, pear, cloves and white pepper.

Taste not quite as interesting as the scent. Very dry. Spicy - cloves and white pepper. Mild fruit notes, primarily underripe pear. Lemon. Very slight hint of bubblegum.

Clean, refreshing, impressively dry and easy to drink.

A classic but not my favorite saison.

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Photo of Wisconsinality
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour from 750mL into Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a nice golden/straw that is a little bit murky. As with any good Belgian, a nice big pillowy head, about two and a half finger's worth. Leaves some great lacing on the side of the glass.

S- A big burst of Belgian yeast with some fruity notes in there. Some candy sugar to go along with some lemon and a little bit of orange.

T- Like the nose, a lot of yeast up front with some candy sugar in there as well. Grassy notes with a little bit of lemon.

M- A medium bodied beer that is crisp and has a good amount of carbonation. Pretty clean and the carbonation tickles the tongue just a bit.

D- I can see why the bottle says it was made for summer. Easy drinking with good flavor but nothing overpowering. A good definition for the style although it seems saisons seem to be all over the board.

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Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Peach colour. Bit of a foamy white head.

S: Belgian spice, no banana.

T: Typical Belgian pale ale flavour. Banana and spice are assumed rather than presented. Not very complex. Fizzy and sharp.

O: Not a bad beer at all but I can't imagine ever buying it again.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12.7 oz. green bottle into a tulip glass.

Appears a slightly hazy golden yellow with a big white three finger head that continues to climb over the rim of the glass. Giant sheets of lace down the side of the glass.

Up front the aroma has a bit of a skunky smell, perhaps from being in a green bottle. After that there is some spicy cloves, a bit of bubble gum, and the sweet aroma of candi sugar.

The taste presents a similar display. Starts out spicy and gradually some sweetness slips in and now the skunky note is on the finish mingling around with earthy/herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, high carbonation makes it nice and smooth.

I was a bit disappointed, but I think the green bottle might have something to do with it. I just can't figure out why anyone would use a green bottle when we all know that it does the beer harm.

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Photo of TLove
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. This is my first saison/farmhouse ale. I must admit that this is quite crisp and, although dry, remarkably refreshing. Well structured and strong-tasting for a meager 6.5% ABV.

Appearance - Not a huge amount of carbonation ... but head does stay. Lacing is tough, but fluid. Deep, murky yellow color.

Smell - A bit of Empire apple, green tea cookies, and kasha. Mostly smells like Hennepin.

Taste - Hoppy and stringent. Mildly dry with a musty yeast and a touch of sweetness on the back end.

Finish - Sharp dryness, but smooth and really rewarding.

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Photo of brewmudgeon
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

popped the cork and out came a cloudy, light golden, hazy brew. lots of little particles. nice head, but not overly foamy. good retention and leaves a little lace.

smells similar to hoegarden and paulaner hefe. is there coriander in this stuff? maybe some other things going on in the background, a bit of hay and husk.

not much flavor up front, some mellow hay and faint dried apricot. somewhat spicy midpalate ends in a very powdery aspirin bitterness with a hint of lemon. pretty dry.

major carbonation and a pretty light body.

saison dupont is supposed to be sturdy enough to take some aging but refreshing enough to drink as a summer quencher. in my opinion 6.5% is too high an abv for this task, and the aspirin quality is a bit over the top for any season. not bad, but not something that i'd want to drink very often. at 7.49 a bottle, i guess that's fortunate.

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Photo of deapokid
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a champagne flute.

Liquid is a thin, glowing yellow with a vibrant carbonation. Head is initially large, but fizzles quickly. Lacing is attractively wrapped around the base of the glass.

Aromas range from dry lemon zest to tart fruits; basically the textbook farmhouse aroma. Thankfully, it has a delightfully musky odor that makes this style so appealing.

Banana esthers, liberal spicing and coriander open - almost as if this were a witbier - followed by a heavy dose of dryness, which is much more resonant than most of this style. It seems to move from polar opposites (flavor wise) at an astounding rate. It's good, but definitely needs to find a balance.

The tingle of the carbonation and the spicing are quite the opening, but the concluding dryness is a bit too strong, but not enough to take away from the preceding feel.

As it warms, some of the unbalanced characteristics seem to temper, but I must wholeheartedly admit that I've always found this Saison a bit disappointing, despite its reputation.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.