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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,293 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,293
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Mdodge8837, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Holland, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ctwinne, Feb 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

FEUO, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of khiasmus
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

khiasmus, May 03, 2007
Photo of Sintech
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Sintech, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

xhuang61, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of CNeilP09
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the last true Belgian Farmhouse Ales. This beer is splendor served in a mug.

Serving Type: Grab a fifth of this at your local fine spirits establishment and get going with it. Some say a goblet, some a pilsner glass, this beer i could drink from the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy, fall-season pine needles. A light gold colour. Foamy head, you can see the craftsmanship in the pour alone.

Smell: Light fruit, faint molasses, abundant exotic spice. The alcohol provides a comfortable causticity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not too thin, but not too heavy either. finishes well, with an inviting aftertaste.

Drinkability: One of the beers to be savoured, not swilled. True to its form, it is what it is. A beer drinker would fall in love with this before the second glass, and wouldn't need a third...but would certainly want it.

CNeilP09, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of Fitz152
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Fitz152, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

nicholas527, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a medium thick and fluffy white head. The green bottle may be to blame for the skunkyness that enveloped the sweet fruit and yeast in the aroma. Light-bodied and very carbonated, with an earthy mix of tart fruit and sweet spice flavors. However, the flavor falls off very quickly for some reason. The finish is lightly sweet and has a touch of pepper. Overall this beer is decent with only a couple shortcomings, but I think the green bottle and travel did it some harm. At any rate I thought the now-defunct Quarryman version was a lot better.

Dogbrick, Jul 11, 2004
Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Satan70, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ajs4bd, Jul 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

eerbayman, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

TheCzig, Jun 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

cjgiant, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Hootie159, Yesterday at 11:18 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

MLaVioletteJr, May 31, 2014
Photo of magictrokini
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Patchy lacing. Citrus, yeast, pepper, and a musty aroma. Crisp taste, good amount of lemon zest, pepper, and spice. Still, a musty overtone that leaves a metallic bite. Enjoyable, and paired very well with seafood.

magictrokini, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of mechamifune
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium Tulip...

Pours a murky golden yellow with a huge white head (despite my attempt at a careful pour). Looks all together pleasant and good for the style.

Smell is a whole lot of funk and some earthy/grassy/barnyard stuff going on (wait... does that qualify as funk too?). Some light fruitiness lingers.... an interesting smell but I don't know how inviting it all is.

Taste is pretty in line with the smell. A lot of funk going on, finishing a little dry and with a little bit of hop bite. Some light fruit notes emerge as you get through the pour. Taste though is dominated by the grassy/funky notes. Not bad alltogether, but I struggle to find a note in the taste profile that truly makes me want to go back for more, though by the same token there is nothing unpleasant either.

Mouthfeel is very full with a lot of carbonation (again, to style). Finishes dry and pleasant. Drinkability is average for style. The funk notes are not unpleasant but for me they just don't lend themselves to high drinkability. Not a heavy beer per se, but beers with this much carbonation are difficult for me drink a lot of.

In that sense its a little hard to guage this beer.... I think that to style its not a bad beer at all, but I'm really just not a huge fan of the more funky, earthy saisons, as I find myself enjoying "cleaner" takes on the style(hennepin, saison de buff for examples sake). So i'd say if you are a fan of this style of saison or beers with a lot of funk notes, go for it. If you're not, this beer is not going to change your mind.

mechamifune, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of Macca
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a great big fluffy head. Probably an over-vigorous pour. Very good retention. Lots of herbs on the nose and palate. Also a dry graininess presents itself. Good bitter crispness is evident and lots or carbonation. For some undescibable reason I prefer the organic version. I just find it more drinkable. Der!

Macca, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, foamy, bubbly, off-white head that left soapy residue on the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled of yeast, clove, dried fruits. and a horse blanket mustiness.

T - Taste was sour and yeasty. There was an odd ham taste or some other cured meat (I guess it is a farmhouse ale).

M - It was crisp, sharp and fizzy with a good bite. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a little disappointing. It didn't live up to the hype, in terms of flavor. It was just a little odd.

zeff80, Nov 19, 2008
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,293 ratings.