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Ratings: 3,511
Reviews: 1,470
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 202
Gots: 296 | FT: 9
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Belgium

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 Goldorak
4.18/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of goochpunch
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in 2005

Pours a hazy straw, much like the color of a lemon candy, with a gigantic, foamy head. As it recedes, it leaves raised lacing along the glass. Smells candy-sweet with some grain and coriander. Big yeast aromas along with herbal hops. Taste is of fruity esters mixed with grain, spices, and yeast. Herbal hop flavors run throughout. There is a mixture of a sour twang and muddled bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, yet it has a creaminess to it. Dry. Nearly ideal. Highly drinkable, and would be perfect if this had a little more funk character.

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz. mini-magnum. Printed 06 129 on label.

Extremely bubbly, the cork makes a forceful pop, with plenty of wispy smoke. Into an oversized Oerbier tulip, it cascades up and over the lip of the wide vessel. It reflects a deep, translucent orange tone. Delicate, fluffy foam hangs on the rim, lacing the glass for the duration of drinking it.

Doughy aroma, cracker, herbs, a certain herbal cannabis note at first. Bread, herbs, and grain huskiness meld into an attractive rustic bouquet.

Juicy at first, with a building dry, herbal character that builds, and remains long after the finish. Crackery, with clove, lemon peel, and hops. It's an extremely balanced blend that is deceptively simple at first. Dry aftertaste commands you to continue sipping until it's gone. Light herbal hop dances on the tongue for a long while. Perfect with Brie, aged Gruyere, or any number of cheeses.

Photo of nataku00
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a bottle. Bright but cloudy orange in color, with about two fingers worth of pure white fluffy head. The head does start to decrease fairly quickly, leaving only a half a finger of head after a few minutes of not moving the glass. Streams of carbonation throughout the glass.

Smells like banana, slight citrusy, coriander, and some slight funkiness. Very fruity, yeasty smell primarily, almost like banana bread with orange peel.

Taking a sip, a bit spice and funk upfront. As you move toward swallowing, flavor is fruit and then the flavor disappears. Very clean finish, from a light bodied beer. The carbonation attacks your tongue initially, but it isn't the uncomfortable type of bubbly that you would get with say soda or champagne. The carbonation does a very good job of cleansing your palate.

Very well balanced beer, very refreshing, and lives up to its original goal of being a good summer beer. The way a sip of this beer can cleanse your palate, this would go very well with bbq.

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one delicious and easy-drinking beer. Lots going on, and not just a session drinker. I could drink this all summer long and not feel I'm just consuming malt, yeast, and hops. Just the right amount of bitterness and lots of flavor, flowers and fruits. This is one of my favorite Saison's. Excellent.

Photo of scottyshades
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome cork & cage bottle, measuring 12.7 oz. Almost needed a crowbar to get this cork out

A: Pours a cloudy golden/copper color with a small fizzly looking head. Lots of carbonation is noticeable. Retention is pretty good.

S: Impressive aroma; lots of pale malt notes, caramel and fruits, along with a very mild funk. Quite Belgian spicy and yeasty. Also, I get a lot of honey. Smells very refreshing and complex.

T: Wow, immediately greeted by a BIG dose of honey. Lemon and orange peel gives the peppery spices some balance. The flavor is pretty malt driven, with notes of caramel, and pale malts. Slight twang of bitterness, but not really noticeable.

MF/D: Alcohol is completely subdued, feel is creamy yet slightly fizzly (if that makes sense), definitely not dry, and fuller in body. The finish is a combination of honey and Belgian yeast characters. This beer is a little sweeter than others I have tried.

Notes: Awesome summer/hot weather beer, completely enjoyable, and I imagine that this would pair very well with seasoned chicken or spicy food.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank my wonderful girlfriend for supplying this beer. I can't believe it took me this long to try this one. Thanks, Melissa.

A: This bottle almost forces the cork out of my hand as I try and pour it. It opens with a loud sound somewhere between a crack and a pop. The beer pours an extremely cloudy and hazy golden straw color. Head forms an inch thick and remains intact for the entire drink. Streams of carbonation bubbles cascade upwards into the thick and inviting foam. Lacing comes in thick rings and gobs.

S: As soon as I open this beer a strong funky horseblanket aroma erupts from the bottle into my nostrils. Once this beer is decanted, though, the smell really mellows out. Banana and apricot esters flow freely. They are juxtaposed against a spicy, peppery, farmhouse yeast character. They all blend together seamlessly and serenade my nostrils.

T: The encore to the aroma is the incredible flavor of this beer. There is no secret as to why many consider this one of the defining representations of the Saison style. Peppery spices combine nicely with the yeast and fruity esters. The middle to the end of the flavor adds a nice dryness, reminiscent of a tripel, but this one is contributed to by the sourdough bready malts. There is a slight farmhouse funk in the middle and in the finish, rounding out this beer nicely.

M/D: Light to medium in texture, the feel of this beer evolves with temperature and time it has been poured. Initially, there is a strong effervescent feel, but as the beer warms and sits exposed to air, the beer turns smooth and almost silky, finishing nice and dry. There is a lot of great stuff going on with this beer. Every overlying feature that I was looking for in the flavor was there, and they all went together in a near perfect balance. I would drink a full 750mL bottle by myself if I could, but I guess I don't mind sharing either.

Photo of Riccymon
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous hazy orange into the tulip with much pillowy white head; lots of carbonation bubbles stream up the side of the glass. Smell after pour is very citrusy with a strong lemon pepper aroma, while clove and an herbal note take over.

Plenty of clove and grassiness in the taste as well, with a spicy, lemon hop zip that finishes very cleanly. Some tart apple and apricot flavor rounds things out. More bitterness than I expected, but it's not an unwelcome attribute.

Finally, a tremendously light, crisp mouthfeel and clean flavors make Saison Dupont very easy to drink.

Photo of Casey10
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a really nice brew that I have eyed for a long time not sure why I never tried it I guess I thought I would get around to it. Glad I did.

This is a wonderfull brew with a lace white head lots of lacing the smell is herb like. The taste follows and is similar with that Belgian sugar like taste in the background.

Mouthfeel is creamy and a bit peppery and overall this is a great verison of the style and a must have for those seeking a saison if a Fantome is not able to be found.

Photo of boss302
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont, on tap

A Small tight bubbles in the head. Thick on initial pour, but decreased with time and left a nice lace on the glass. The head covered the beer all the way to the end. Looks like a hefe, only not as thick. It is golden in color, very similar to a Czech pils.

S fruity and banana aroma, estery. I don't really smell any hops. No phenolics. It has a complex aroma that is hard to dissect. I will attribute that to the yeast, very pleasant.

T Nice malty flavor, has lots of flavor from the yeast. A little bite from the carbonation. Hops are more noticeable here than in the aroma. Good balance finishes clean.

M Medium to full body that is a little deceiving from the color. Though it is relatively high in alcohol (6.5abv), you can't really feel any dryness or tell while drinking.

O a great drinking beer, it is as refreshing as a German wheat beer but with more snap and bite. My favorite Saison, and the only one I can find on tap.

Photo of gdrydenc
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours straw colored, with an aggressive off white head. Bubbles look large and intense.

S - Smells of bananas, spices, slightly musky smelling. A little faint smelling, but I haven't experienced a saison that is incredibly odorous.

T - Tastes a bit like it smells, some banana, but surprisingly bitter. Sourish and doughy tasting throughout. Very clean finish, which I really like.

M - Carbonation is nice, a bit like a tripel. The finish is nice, and doesn't remain in my mouth long.

D - Very drinkable, fresh, fruity, slightly musky. An excellent (if not the best) example of the style.

Photo of PhageLab
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into the Duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy straw yellow color with bits of sediment floating about. Produced a nice pillowy head which stuck around. Clumped lacing.

S - Loads of funk, with some grassy notes and lemon juice.

T - Good sweet malt backing which rounds out the almost sour puckery lemon/citrus body. Spicy at the end of the tongue. Took a minute to get used to, but worth it.

M - Light body, crips carbonation that works in it's favor, mostly clean finish, slightly peppery.

D - I remember trying this one about 3 years ago and not really liking it. Really glad I gave it a second chance. Great beer.

Photo of UA8
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a billowing white head that recedes leaving chunky lacing down the sides of the glass.

S- Biscuity yeast and malts, lemon, a touch of an herbal honey note.

T- Leads with semi sweet honey esq malts, midpalate has various fruit and lemony notes. Finishes with a lightly bitter herbal note.

M- Light crisp and refreshing with a balanced carbonation that carries the flavors smoothly over the palate.

D- Quite the tasty and refreshing beer. Very easy to drink maybe a bit too easy.

Photo of orock25
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been very interested in everything Belgium lately and a saison is perfect for the summer months.

Appearance - Golden color with a white frothy head that fades quickly but bubble persist. cloudy clearity to be expected.

Smell - malty notes push through like a refreshing summer breeze. Can really smell the yeast.

Taste - Lemons is the first thing that comes to mind. Wild yeast flavor is very present and appealing.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and smooth. Again refreshing.

Overall - Fantastically refreshing beer. Perfect for summer.

Photo of Slynger
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is the color of pale hazy golden hay, with a large and finely fluffy cloud white top. Funky, fruity, and phenolic smelling with hints of flowery sweetness. Dynamite mouthfeel full of fine, tickling carbonation. The taste has a soft sweetness upfront, with tart apple/pear fruitiness. Yeasty and funky with a peppery spice and a touch of bitterness lingers for just a bit in the finish. Very good. I am a big fan of this one.

Photo of vancurly
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 11/2010

a)Strongly effervescent, supporting a white, persistent, fluffy head. Hazy, yellow/pale orange, with a slight blush. Close to perfect.

s) On opening, caught a typical, Euro hop&malt whiff...fleeting, as if these volatile notes wanted to have no part of the rest of it. Candy, spices (clove, cinnamon, musk), stale(?) hop. Warms to green apple, candle wax perfume.

f) Tastes like a light triple, initially. Low acidity, if any, herbal/tobacco note. Juniper berry, pine. Long, lingering bitterness.

m) Slight astringency; light. Hint of alcohol warmth. Swells large in the mouth.

d) Complex & angular. Not for quaffing, but for savouring modestly.

Photo of bogus564
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this into a high pilsner glass. It gave a very nice cloudy golden color.

The head was quite massive, with, instead of even lacing, foam clouds. Had I been thinking, I'd have photographed it, as it's unique to my experience.

What hits your nose immediately is a hoppy aroma, which I find pleasing.

Taste-wise - There's a bit of a fruity taste, but it's hiding behind the hops, which clearly dominate. You can catch the maltiness in the aftertaste, which does a good job of evening out the hoppy feel.

The beer is nicely drinkable. I'd say that it would go very well with simple fare, like your standard burger and fries, or perhaps a chicken parm sub.

Photo of ALESwhatCURESya
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml corked bottle

A-Beautiful golden straw body. Phenomenal white rocky head that lasted forever. Lively carbonation from bottom of glass. It truly looked like the epitome of what a great "text-book" beer should look like.

S-I love the earthy, grassy tones in beers and this one was not lacking. A wet hay and sweet Belgian yeast strain are predominant. It was very delicate with hints of floral softness.

T-Yeast was screaming in this. The spicy character of the strain matched well with the hop finish. This is definately a multi-layered beer that produced vastly different flavors with each sip.

M-Famously dry and refreshing.

D-Couldn't be beat on a hot day. The dryness may be a tad redundant to drink all night, but I surely would not complain.

Great beer for anyone, although I would still opt for Hennepin in this style category.

Photo of Tupperwolf
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather picturesque amber capped with an inch of stark white head that has great retention. I poured into my Rochefort chalice, and have no doubt that pouring into a tulip would result in one big-ass head. The head is like the fluff on top of a latte, and clings to the glass all around.

Herbal scents build on top of a dry fruitiness. Over-ripe pear, just a little mango. It's a little dusty smelling.

The flavor is very dry, but gently fruity. Refreshing fruitiness, a kind of biting pear and orange - herbs, grain, dust.

Smooth, crisp - dry without being too dry. Round, fluffy, with a crisp finish that leaves behind saaz hop flavors without much sticky sensation.

Saisons are a good Belgian style. They were the first Belgian I ever tried, and this doesn't dissappoint after warming properly.

Photo of xgrigorix
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Cork designates it as 2003 vintage.

Bright hazy yellow. Topped by an incredible, white mousse like head, that retains pretty well.

Bright fruity aroma, intense herbal notes, & a nifty bit of barnyardy funk.

Sweetness up front, some interesting fruitiness. Loads of spicy yeast character, along with some sour barnyard funk flavours. Dry herb flavoured finish. Light-medium body, rugged carbonation. Quite refreshing & quaffable.

Photo of cwc
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is a winner. Certainly one of the most delicious beers I've tried recently, and how appropriate to try it on a hot Sunday afternoon in the hottest summer ever recorded in Japan. Okay, to the beer.

This came in a 750 ML bottle I picked up at Osakaya in Shinjuku. I intended to just drop by and grab a tulip glass when my wife said: "why don't we share a bottle of something?" Alright, who can refuse that offer?

The beer pours a hazy, golden colored beer, and I mean that in a good way. It looks delicious, it looks complex. It pours a mean head as well, I might add, which barely diminished after three or four minutes, which I found surprising. Even with just a bit left in the bottom of my glass, there's a fair amount of head and there's foam sticking to the sides of my glass.

I don't much smell out of this, but what I do smell is a fresh, slightly sweet, citrusy brew.

The taste is the real thing here. It's perfect in the sense that THIS is the taste you want on a hot summer afternoon: totally refreshing, subtle hop character, slightly sweet and all in the right balance. Wow.

Probably all too easy to drink, even with an ABV of 6.5% that's completely hidden.

Photo of rye726
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Backcounty in Nederland. Pours a hazy yellow with a lacy beige head. The nose has candy malts, citrus fruits and a bit of funky yeast. Taste is a bit more mellow, but still quite good. Very well balanced. Crisp medium body suits style. Would pair well with most any meal.

Photo of edmundfitzoil
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont poured from a 375 ml. green glass bottle with a brewed into my tulip glass.

I might have overly vigorously poured this beer, the head reach a white height of over three inches of big bubbled, craggy goodness. Lively carbonation endlessly zinged up through the slightly cloudy, dull yellow liquid. Saison Dupont left intermittent rings of fine lacing around the glass. The beer's nose was of spices with fine touches of citrussy fruitiness. The beer's taste was light, summery, and citrussy, with hints of spices with a dry, almost crisp finish. This is a drinkable beer, that I enjoyed at a slightly cooler than cellar temperature. This is a beer for the summer months, with some nice cheese. Quite refreshing.

Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at BevMo in late August for $4.99

Beer poured a beautiful cloudy pale yellow body that produced a large foamy white head. Nose is a great blend of Belgian yeast, fruity citrus, and floral hops. Taste is dominant of Belgian yeast upfront with fruity citrus finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and is extremely smooth. It is nicely carbonated. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very good example of the style.

Photo of dnichols
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 375 ml bottle into a chilled Dupont Saison glass.

A: The body is a opaque, creamy and lemony yellow that is reminiscent of a lemon cream soda. The head was amazingly abundant…a full four fingers that continued to be generated for several minutes after I poured the beer into my glass. The head is bone white, sticky and it lasted forever. I prefer a little less head but the white head on the lemony body reminded me of my grandmothers lemon mirage pie…yummy.

S: The aroma is a perfumy floral complemented by a lemony citrus odor.

T: It is a bit tart and sour with a white pepper aftertaste. There is a mellow herbal sweetness with a bite of a lemon rind. There is a green grass bitter flavor that comes forward and dominates but the aggressive carbonation and lemony freshness clean the palate and leave a refreshing taste inviting the next sip.

M: It has a creamy smoothness despite the heavy bite of carbonation and dryness from the alcohol. This Saison is medium-bodied and very silky it reminds me of a Belgium Witbier.

D: This is nice smooth beer that went down quite well. It is a very drinkable Saison that is best suited for a mid-summer afternoon pool party

Comment: I enjoy Saisons as a change of pace from other Belgiums. This is a very refreshing beer that belongs in the lineup for summer parties and picnics.

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93 out of 100 based on 3,511 ratings.