1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Not Rated.
Saison DupontSaison Dupont

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 185
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website
Belgium

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Saison Dupont Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,347 | Reviews: 1,452 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of mdillon86
5/5  rDev +19.3%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of bombadil
5/5  rDev +19.3%

bombadil, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of MJR
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review updated 01/22/06:

Scores upped to all 5's. Just a flawless, world-class beer. The standard bearer of the style. Possibly my number one desert island beer. Just untouchable stuff.

~~~

2003-dated 750ml bottle

Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a massive, pure white, meringue-like head that explodes every time new liquid is introduced to the glass. Cobweb-like lacing. The aroma is grassy and earthy, with honey, peppery spiciness, phenolics, musty yeast, oranges and apricots, and flour-like malt. The flavor begins phenolic, with some white pepper spiciness. Midway, the other flavors foretold in the aroma appear: honey, musty and funky yeast, citrus (orange peel and lemon zest), and bready malt. All of these ride atop a rustic, earthy backbone. Hints of leather, iron, and hops towards the end. The finish is extremely dry and completely washes the palate clean. Crisp and clean in body, with a fairly light mouthfeel and huge acidic undercurrent. This fresh bottle is a bit young and rough compared to some of the older bottles of this I’ve had. Still one of the best examples of the saison style…a classic brew.

MJR, Nov 30, 2002
Photo of benlhoest
5/5  rDev +19.3%

benlhoest, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of pgofman
5/5  rDev +19.3%

pgofman, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Hdredfern
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Hdredfern, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of benj1123
5/5  rDev +19.3%

benj1123, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of pknyc
5/5  rDev +19.3%

pknyc, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of tmorgan003
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was able to try this at a local liquor store and was hooked on this saison ever since. The saison pours well with a good size head, has the cloudy unfiltered look you expect to find. The color is a nice golden color, overall it's a great easy drinking beer.

tmorgan003, Dec 21, 2010
Photo of Voja
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Voja, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of jbweld
5/5  rDev +19.3%

jbweld, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of cornucopia
5/5  rDev +19.3%

cornucopia, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of JamnesCameron
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have been enjoying this one for years, in fact it was one of my first Belgian beers over 20 years ago. Finally got around to reviewing it.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge, three fingered, frothy head. The stark white is very slow to drop, not sure if it ever will. Head is mainly made up of tiny bubbles when viewed through the side of the glass, on top, it looks like a very rocky meringue. Big, chunky lacing.

Aromas of lemons, lemon zest, peppery yeast. Earthy, with a touch of barnyard funk.

Flavors of peppery, signature yeast, tobacco, lemons and zest. Barnyard funk. Now I can name the difference between great American versions of saison and this classic, it's that touch of tobacco in the flavor profile. Good bite from the carbonation. Finish is short, with the lemony funk leaving its mark in the fade.

Mouthfeel is dry, not quite bone dry, with a spot on level of carbonation.

Overall, this is the saison that all others are measured. Enough said.

JamnesCameron, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of rowyn
5/5  rDev +19.3%

rowyn, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of robertmitchum
5/5  rDev +19.3%

robertmitchum, May 24, 2013
Photo of EOrnstein
5/5  rDev +19.3%

EOrnstein, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Kryptonight
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Kryptonight, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of JackOGreen
5/5  rDev +19.3%

JackOGreen, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of haighter
5/5  rDev +19.3%

haighter, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of yoshakezula
5/5  rDev +19.3%

yoshakezula, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of aranton
5/5  rDev +19.3%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of eroc360
5/5  rDev +19.3%

eroc360, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of gdhawley
5/5  rDev +19.3%

gdhawley, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of sukwonee
5/5  rDev +19.3%

sukwonee, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of koflaherty
5/5  rDev +19.3%

koflaherty, Nov 17, 2011
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.