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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,438 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,438
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 258 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden color with the largest head I ever recall on a beer. The head retains very well leaving a good amount of lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: The farmhouse in the style is comes through in the aroma. It smells like a field of harvested grain that is slightly musty following a rain. A hint of Belgian yeast smell mixes in nicely.

T: It is very crisp with what seems like some sort of spicing that seems to add to the refreshing taste. There is a slight bitterness to it that disappears to a clean finish when consumed. This is one of the more tasty saisons I have had.

M: Very heavily carbonated as expected after the large aggressive head after the pour. It is thinner than I usually prefer from a beer, but I think its appropriate for the style. It has a nice clean finish.

D: The only thing that reduces the session characteristics of this one for me is the huge amount of carbonation.

GatorBeerNerd, May 18, 2008
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4.18/5  rDev 0%

Phigg1102, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on Christmas day.

Appearance: semi-opaque, lemon-yellow. Off-white 2 finger head that stays for lunch. Thick lacing.

Smell: Belgian funk is in town. Yeasty, citrus-y (lemons); earthy.

Taste: Light, crisp, clean with a lemon-y citrus bite. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy; frothy. Some of the best carbonation I've tasted.

Overall: A pure, excellent saison. Even better as it warms.

brewskifan55, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of dasenebler
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750mL bottle this beer pours a clear golden hue, with one of those big ol' Belgian heads. Clumpy, rocky and beautiful. Huge lacing.

Aroma is funky and spicy. Unique and pungent.

Flavor is mellow compared to aroma, with notes of clove, grapefruit and vanilla. More funky and spicy than fruity, with a good dose of bitterness. Not sweet, but dry. Kind of reminds me of a baby Duvel. Brilliant creamy moutfeel, and very drinkable and refreshing at 6.5 percent. The classic Saison.

dasenebler, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of fields336
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork says 2011 so i'm going with that. SN Tulip
A: cork was popped, loud pop, the pour is effervescent and reminicent of champagne. HUGE 4 finger head on it. cloudy golden looking beer, with awesome carbonation from the bottle conditioning.lacing is great, head recedes slowly,

S: Sweet honey, pear or white grape skin, barnyard funkiness, wheat malt, earthy, floral, lemon zest, herbs, slight skunk (Green bottle) slight tartness

T: phenols from the yeast, clove, honey and herbs with a floral hop presence, slight skunk (Barely noticeable) and bready malt backbone. slight tartness on the finish,

M: Medium bodied from the wheat malt but a bone dry finish makes this one an easy drinker. Delicious

O: Highly recommended. this is on the top of my short list for summer beers and its easy availability makes it even better. Cheers!

fields336, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of dgilks
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with visible yeast clusters. Huge marshmallow white head with great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Spicy cinnamon and clove aroma with green apple. A little bit musty.

This initially hits as a well balanced beer. A spicy, well rounded flavour is followed immediately by solid bitterness. This is dry and just a little bit tart. Quite complex but with a number of flavours being clearly dominant and others struggling to get through.

Medium body and high carbonation create a refreshing, crisp beer.

Refreshing, tasty and interesting, Saison Dupont offers a lot to the punter. It is also a relatively good deal for the price.

dgilks, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of fisherman34
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage, and my first ever saison. Very carbonated, pours light gold and cloudy. Subtle aromas of yeast, herbs, vanilla, licorice, and toasted marshmallow. An interesting combination of bitter and sour flavors. Clean finishing and dangerously drinkable. The light mouthfeel was quite appropriate to the style. I was impressed.

fisherman34, Oct 12, 2005
Photo of aristeros
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a deep gold, cloudy with a small amount of carbonation visible. A vigorous pour yielded about five fingers of head with good retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

A complex, mildly assertive nose yields a lot of fruity aromas, and also a strong current of citrus, coriander, light bubblegum, and some 'musty basement.' The last is sort of like a Euro lager funk meets St. Peter's English Ale and better than it sounds.

Hop bitterness concentrates in the head. The beer is light to medium-bodied, slightly sour to start but giving way to a sweet basket of fruits. There's a higher level of carbonation, to be expected in a lower gravity beer with wheat in the grist. The finish is crisp like a hefe, but with a dry aftertaste.

Alcohol level is reasonable, and the beer is interesting and light enough to be sessionable if you could get your hands on several.

aristeros, Oct 16, 2010
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

Davidalfonsogil, Sep 24, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

WCW, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed yellow amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a nice level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet, grain, and sour funk. There are nice sweeter Belgian aromas of a banana and light citrus smell with lots of Belgian pale malt aromas. A yeasty smell is there as well as well as a good showing of funk, taking on a mix of green apple and hay. With these aromas, there is also a light smell of spice and a bit of sour lemon. Overall very inviting.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet fruity flavor with lots of orange and a bit of peach, pear and apricot as well. Along with these sweeter fruits are some flavors of candied sugar and a sweet-and sour green apple taste. Right upfront there is also a light bready flavor which fades slightly as the flavor advances. While the bready fades, other flavors take its place with some yeasty and banana flavors joining the profile. Some spice flavors and a bit of lemon later come to the tongue and more toward the end a decent haylike and grassy flavor join the taste profile as well, creating a nice mix of sweet and sour-funk flavors to linger on the tongue at the end of the taste.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thin with a carbonation level that is slightly higher. The thinner body and higher carbonation are fantastic for the sweet and funked flavor of the brew, giving an overall very crisp and drinkable feel.

Overall – This is a quite nice saison with a great drinkability and a fantastic fruity sweet-yet nicely soured and funked flavor. Rather refreshing, crisp, and delicious.

Darkmagus82, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from CBX. Cork reads 2012. Poured into a large tulip glass...

A: Pale, hazy gold; huge, 4-finger head of frothy suds; retention stands up well, leaving a few spots and rings of lace.

S: Grassy; Belgian yeast esters / clove; cracker.

T: Very light bready flavor; white pepper; some alcohol / fusel flavors, too. Not much funk or barnyard character.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation; has some zing to it, but not quite as dry as I was expecting.

O: A classic saison; pretty easy drinking and lightly refreshing.

jpro, Jul 27, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.

Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.

Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.

Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).

Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.

Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.

SmashPants, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of snaotheus
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked/caged bottle poured into a couple large snifters. Bottle code is L12178B.

Pours hazy yellow with a disturbingly large head. Lots of carbonation. Loud pop on removal of the cork. Head dissipates very slowly. Smell is strong, funky, light fruity.

Something about this taste is creamy. More of the funk, fruitiness. Kind of cidery.

Mouthfeel is effervescent. Overall, this is quite good.

snaotheus, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of popery
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull gold, rich. Medium cloudy but easy to see through. Big white head. Good lacing, retention. The aroma is sweet, fresh malt with pepper and fruit, pears, apricots, peaches, apples. Yeasty edge, almost lager-ish in tone. Clean and dry. The taste starts with fruity malt sweetness and dries out with yeast and spice flavors. Pepper and earth. Very refreshing. Light mineral, floral hops. Crisp feel. Effervescent. Light on the palate. This is a classic saison, and it has a refreshing and clean flavor. Easy to drink and quite good, though not necessarily my favorite take despite the importance of the beer.

popery, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of ricke
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden orange, slightly hazy. An enormous ivory-colored fluffy head with great retention settles into chunky lacings.

S: Perhaps the quintessential meaning of "Belgian character". Very fresh with plenty of sweet and slightly tart citric notes. Earthy yeast, malts and white bread.

T: Sweetness up front (lemon peel, oranges, red apples). Some semi-tart fruity notes as well. Firm bready malt foundation, earthy and spicy yeast. A very rustic, yet refreshing taste. Some earthy notes. A slightly dry finish with a pleasant bitterness, floral grassy hops, white pepper, spices and some alcohol.

M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, but still not overly carbonated. A well suited mouthfeel considering the overall character.

D: A great beer and a classic saison, perhaps the best in it's style. Very drinkable and refreshing, yet full of flavors.

ricke, May 10, 2009
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saoson Dupont 6.5% alcohol Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Poured into German Becker.(22oz.) 750ml bottle cork date 02/2009. Cellered since 01/02/2010.

A- Pours a yellow to slighly tinted orange in the middle of the fluid with heavy haze and loose sediment floating freely. Massive carbonation dances in the glass with beautiful two plus inch head that stays around for the whole beer that looks like active yeast fermenting. Leaves pillows of thick lacing up and down glass.

S- Fresh Belgian yeast with hints of grassy hops upfront. Second is a mixture of lemon zest and a slight scent of tart apple.

T-M- Taste is bold with thick flavors of warm hay, acidic grass, crisp grains and funky yeast. All and all a nice taste for the style, light but heavily drinkable. Notes of lemon and slight fresh apple peel are in the backbone of this brew. Mouthfeel is light to medium due to the dry and acidic feel that tingles and dances over the tongue with plenty of carbonation rolling with it.

D- Hell yeah its drinkable but for the price drinkable on the right occation like an into to friends or a high end dinner to freshin the palete with rich foods.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Blue Monk in Buffalo.

Poured into a Dupont nonic glass. Murky golden, big billowing head with great retention and nice lacing.

Nose is pure saison delight: wheat, herbal hops, a bit of funk, spices, lemon zest and honey.

A damned tasty saison, light and refreshing on this hottest of days. Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Paired with a nice braised rib sandwich, which really brought out the honey flavour here. Not too funky, and the yeast is kept in check. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, sticky.

Just an all around delightful brew, and a great showcase of the style. Refreshing as all get out.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 18, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Saison Dupont glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with Champagne-like bubbles and head, and some lacing.

Smell: Citrus, banana, spice, overall Belgian funkiness.

Taste: Peppery, with strong citrus and fruit notes. Nice hop bitterness comes through to the end.

Feel: Light body with relatively high carbonation. Very dry and wine-like.

Drinkability: Exceedingly refreshing and easy to drink, but with loads of flavor.

bsp77, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of elliot23
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Easy to polish off one of these by yourself.

A. The head is straight redonkulous! Nice and white, very rocky, with great lacing and retention. The color is like a misty golden morning. Nice!

S. Funky, straight up. I get earth, grass, wet barn, and some sour funk that I can't put my finger on. A little bit of a turn of with that.

T. Glorious. I use this Saison as a bench mark for all others with this style. Great balance and spiciness. Very crisp flavors of sour fruits. A good hop bitterness finishes this out.

M. A nice strong carbonation. Very crisp. This one has a great lingering finish. A somewhat light beer.

D. I could probably put back to 750mm bottles without breaking a sweat. This is one of the more perfect beers for all occasions.

elliot23, Jul 22, 2010
Photo of beveritt
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Label is a green background with a yellow and white checked field bordered in red, very iconic. No clear freshness date, although there is a code inked on the front label.

Appearance: Pours with 3 fingers of nearly pure white head. This settles extremely slowly leaving behind spotty areas of lacing. The beer itself is a hazy honey with a dense stream of bubbles rushing up from the nucleation site. Non compact sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Honey sweet malt with an underlying tartness of citrus. Hints of nutty earthiness.

Taste: Slightly sweet and honey like upfront, though still light and crisp. Sour and tart near the finish. Some mild hop bitterness lingers after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly lower than average carbonation level. Body is excellent.

Drinkability: A classic beer that I have waited to long to sample. My wife brought this home from Chicago for me, knowing enough about what I have had to pick something up that I haven't.

beveritt, Jun 23, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

Goldorak, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of Vec2267
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy pale yellow, prodigious stick foam, beautiful stuff

S - musty (wet hay) at the pop of the cork (and quite a pop), coriander dominates as the beer settles

T - coriander, grain, ginger, fruity but quite dry

M - light and crisp

O - the musty funk adds a delicate twang to this beer, very complex, well integrated, nothing dominates

Vec2267, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of JAA
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a small wine glass(couldn't find my goblet).

Pours a vibrant golden yellow with what is usually an enormous pillowy white head, but this time i was very careful on the pour. Anyhow, the head didn't stick around very long this time.

Very lightly fruity on the nose, also quite strong in the Belgian yeasty odor.

Taste lightly fruity(apples or pears), a bit of pepper and of course, yeast.

Mouthfeel is spicy and well carbonated. overall pretty drinkable. I'll probably finish the bottle by myself tonight.

JAA, Apr 06, 2009
Photo of trep
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 on the cork.

Huge explosive head bubbles up from a slow pour, similar to that of Duvel. Massive creamy head is jagged and rocky. Jiggles like our beer-guts while doing jumping jacks. Leaves some sexy lacing along the top of the glass. Cloudy golden body with a few flecks of yeast in suspension. Very enticing.

Smells of honey, alcohol, fruity, and spices that I can't distinguish. Smells about like a Belgian Tripel.

Has sort of an apple bitterness that dries out the inside of your mouth. Very fruity in the taste. An incredibly refreshing beer that leaves you wanting more. Sweet malty backbone with a little alcohol kick somewhere in there.

I would say this one performing a balancing act between thick and thin. Nearly perfect, every sip leaves you wanting more.

Incredibly solid beer. Only the second I've had in the style, and to be honest it reminds me alot of a Belgian Golden Pale Ale, similar in many ways to Duvel, but with the complexity of a Tripel.

trep, May 16, 2006
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,438 ratings.