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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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1,527 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,527
Hads: 3,835
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 250
Gots: 458 | 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 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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Photo of BucBasil
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: After I uncaged the bottle, I thought the cork was going to come out itself. Poured into my tulip glass with a very inviting cloudy bright orange color. A 3 and a half finger white head built quickly on this one.

Smell: I wasn't impressed here at first but it kind of grew on me. At first it was comparable to a low grade pils, but then some nice citrus aromas started coming through. Eventually it just lost aroma altogether, turning into a clean inoffensive breath inwards. Confusing.

Taste: Nice and light with hints of citrus at first, some hoppiness comes through, but then it turns sour... literally. I'm not sure what to think about that change, but it wasn't bad. There is a grassy note in there somewhere and a bittering finish that adds just the right amount of bite. Refreshing after cooling off an hour or so after running.

Notes: What a strange brew this is. It's my first of the saison style, and probably won't be my last. My only complaint, and the thing that will probably keep me from buying this for wuite sometime is the hefty price that comes on a glass of this. It was about 6 dollars... Ouch.

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Photo of AwYeh
3.66/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle , 2010 vintage, poured into tulip pint.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with hundreds of tiny bubbles flowing upwards at any point. At least four fingers of towering, foamy, white head, and great lacing- one side of my glass looks like it has a head of its own.

S: Musty, slightly 'barnyard' smelling yeast appears first and is quickly followed by a bouquet of hops- earthy, floral, and grassy hops are all prevalent. Lots of light, sweet, citrus flavors too- orange and lemon peel- and some peppery spices, particularly coriander.

T: Sweet and moderately funky; the yeast is a little overbearing here. Peppery and earthy tones compliment but never balance the yeast, and the finish follows much of the taste- sweet, peppery, and tangy.

M: Light and creamy, thanks to the lively carbonation. Smooth, with a slightly dry finish.

D: A moderately enjoyable beer, but the balance here is too much in favor of this particular yeasty flavor for me to be really excited about having another one soon.

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Photo of poundboy
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, my first review in a long time. This is only my third saison, so I'm not sure If I really understand the style yet, but here it goes.
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Hapkin glass. Needed all that extra room because it produced a vigorous head. My first thought when I smelled it was, "Wow this is skunked". But maybe that is how it supposed to smell. Another Saison I had smelled the same. Ended up tasting pretty great. Fruity sweetness mixed with corriander and a lingering bitterness. The most enjoyable of the few saisons I've had. Would go great with any dinner that calls for white wine. Definately worth picking up.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours gold with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows floral and herbal hops, something like coriander, doughy yeast and spicy phenols.
Similar flavours with doughy yeast, spicy notes, cooked vegetables and minerals leading to a dry finish.
Very high carbonation.
Pretty refreshing but I’m not impressed with the cooked vegie taste.

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Photo of goz
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is a hazy golden peach color, with a monsterous thick white head. Head dissipates slowly to a good clinging lace, lots of tiny bubbles race to the top to help keep the consistent head and lacing. Aroma is grassy, sour (lemon), and moderately yeasty. Flavor is sweet, then sour, acidic, and a mild bitterness at the end. Body is medium in strength, very dry in the finish, and strongly carbonated.

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Photo of jpittman80
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy orange with large white head that lasts with plenty of lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, a little horse and straw, citrus.

T - Pretty hoppy saison. Earthy and bitter. Hop quality combines nicely with the (ugh) horseblanket (we have to come up with a better descriptor, y'all). Sweet at first then finishes dry and hoppy.

M - Very bubbly on the tongue with a nice thin body. Maybe it's the carbonation making it appear this. Either way, it feels great.

D - Eh, I thought good at first, but now that I'm down to the end, I'd want it over soon. It's good, very dry. It loses points here because the carbonation's making me a little too burpy.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 3/26/2006 (750mL bottle):

Pours a cloudy yellow opaque colored body with a big white head, and decent lacing. Has an aroma of flowers, some hops, a subtle aroma. Flavor is reminiscent of Hoegaarden, very strong perfume. Frothy, warm, good mouthfeel.

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Photo of tonistruth
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- cloudy but a bubbly golden beer, huge fluffy white head with amazing or annoying retent, you chose

S- floral and medicinal

T- mild fruity malt characters, some pear, mellow citrus, well balanced, earthy and grainy as well. spicy hints at finish

M- smooth with a dry finish and after

D- great example of saison and very enjoyable/drinkable, but not my favorite. recommended for style

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Photo of puboflyons
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the caged, corked green bottle. Sampled on December 17, 2011. The cork explodes off the bottle and flies into the next room and the foam erupts out of the bottle. The pour is cloudy yellow with a tremendous long-lasting foamy head. The aroma is a nice mixture of yeast, light grains, citrus, and a pleasing hop bite. Very typical of a Belgian Farmhouse. The body is light to medium but also creamy. The taste has a dash of pepper mixed in with the light malts and vaguely sour finish. It is too bad they don't put it in a brown bottle.

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Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, topped with a cork that reads simply 2015. Pours into a Belgian tulip glass and immediately forms an enormous white, pillowy head. Beer itself is yellow and quite hazy. Flavor is mildly tart, well complemented by a healthy fizziness. Neutral and balanced, with a very clean finish, and no detectable alcohol flavor. Leaves a trace of grassiness on my lips. Saison Dupont is a class, genre defining, even. BeerAdvocate shows nearly 6000 saisons at this point, representing, I'm sure, a huge range of beers ranging from funky and outright sour to sweet and fruity. Saison Dupont is a good starting point, but truthfully, there are way more flavorful examples out there now, even without sacrificing any of the balance and cleanliness this one offers.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a large tulip glass. Cork reads 2012, was purchased at Total Wine in Redondo Beach in July 2013.

A: beautiful full gold hazy color, thick white head. Almost seems to glow.

S: clean smelling, with a little yeast

T: slightly citrus, a little sour. A little finish of pine

M: Very carbonated, but light feeling

Overall a very good beer for a hot summer afternoon. Light and refreshing

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Photo of foogerd
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Somewhat cloudy golden yellow body with a white tightly packed one inch head. Nice lacing left over after the head eventually dies down.

S- Smelled almost like a pilsner at first. Sharp spices came in followed by yeast. Not much of an nose here.

T- Phenols totally dominate the taste of this brew. The beer then takes a turn with pepper and yeast. A bit bland from what im used to in this category. Very dry finish.

M- Fresh smoothness.

D- Very refreshing Ive seen better mainly from Fantome, I still cant deny this being a solid very drinkable brew.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The funk was strong with this one. It tasted of straw and grains, citrus herbs and flowers and again the barnyard funk was everywhere. Unfortunately some of the funk tasted of soap which does nothing for me.

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Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, gold in color, one inch head, high carbonation, some brown sediment

Smell: wet grass, lemon, herbs, and pepper

Taste: wet grass, lemon, belgain spice, and pepper

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, a bit bitter/sour

Drinkability: I could see how people would love this beer, but it is not my thing. The funk is really present and so are the Belgian spices. At times this tastes like a witbier. The beer is complex and is worth a try. I am just not likely to get it for the price.

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Photo of stephendr
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured in snifter.

Pours a deep cloudy amber color with a small head. Nice citrus nose with a bit of sweetness and tart to it. Very Pleasant.

Very interesting taste. Clean and sharp with a taste that lingers. Leaved an odd taste but it's surprisingly good. Very different and somewhat pungent. I have to say this is quite good for the style, worth checking out!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a huge clear golden brew (after the cork blew out of that one) with a huge head with medium retention. Aroma is a mix of spice and malts with some citrus flavour being omnipresent. Taste is like a good Belgian ale with again the citrus flavour really coming out of that one. Carbonation is good with excellent medium body. Overall, a very good example of the saison style. The only downside is that the green bottle doesn’t seem to keep the beer very well. I’ve had too many bad past experience of this beer being skunked. I have another bottle of that batch that I will try to age.

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Photo of texashammer
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

yellow and hazy with moderate sediment; huge thick rocky white head, kind of fluffy. attractive.
nose is overwhelmingly yeast and citrus, like lemon. refreshing smell.
crisp and refreshing. light to medium body with quick dry finish. lots of yeast. has a bite to it.
this is not my style. I give it credit for quality and craftsmanship and being an interesting beer.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.