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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,590
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 212
Gots: 330 | 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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Ratings: 3,590 | Reviews: 1,487
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Yellow with some clarity. Lots of head and sticky lace.

S - Herbal and earthy, with some pear. Not catching any funk like a typical Saison

T - Like the smell, semi-sweet with apples and pears. NIce mix of hops and malts at the end. So smooth and well balanced.

M - Huge carbonation that sizzles in your mouth. Well done

O - A great beer. I would call it a Saison lite, because not much funky yeast like a typical farmhouse ale, but a damn good beer

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3" white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy straw liquid that was quite carbonated.

S: Yeast and floral hops.

T: Yeast and floral hops with a slightly malty finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of medium carbonation.

O: Very drinkable Saison with an excellent appearance.

Photo of trevorwideman
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

33cl glass poured into a chalice, thanks to fisherman34 for this one.

Colour is glowing yellow-orange, lots of sediment in this one. Huge frothy head, a full inch that recedes a little and keeps up throughout the glass. Medium Carbonation. Smell is intense, very spicy, coriander and pepper predominately. Orange and lemon peel are evident, and a lovely yeasty funk. Let's dig in, shall we?

Sourness is the order of the day here, as that funky yeast comes into play right off the bat. That is followed by coriander seed, pepper and orange, lemon peel bitterness rounds things off. Very simple, but pleasant to be sure. Mouthfeel is quite thin-bodied and wet, and there's little here that could be called bitterness, just mildly sour. Carbonation is mellow. All in all a simple and quaffable brew, it slides down super easily. A very enjoyable Saison.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer appears mostly clear and orange hued. Rapid effervescence is teeming from the base of the goblet, reminiscent of an ocean storm. The head is gargantuan, appearing pure white and resembling a cumulus cloud perched atop the nectar. 

The aroma offers hops, grass, lemons, lemon zest, yeast.

Nice flavor. Well balanced, with yeast and grass flavors leading the way. Citrus and mild hops add depth. A touch of coriander in there as well. The beer finishes with a moderate bitterness. Just a bit funky, but not that much.

Light to medium bodied and pretty easy to drink. Smooth on the palate with a balance of yeast and hop components.

A good saison, and one I would have again.

Photo of santa109
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

A: Poured cloudy brownish-yellow color with a ton of very lively head into a pint. The head fades a little but sticks around in a thick foam. Gave it a swirl for smell and the head regenerated itself, weird but impressive!

S: Hard to describe aside from wet field/grass with a tad of "skunk".

T: Hops are present without generating too much of an aggressive bitterness. Bit of spices. Fortunately, the wet grass smell does not appear in the taste.

M: Sharp, thoroughly cleansing. Slightly dry finish.

D: Easy to drink, carbonation could become a little bloating.

Overall, due to the cleansing feel, probably great with food. Not spectacular but still good.

Photo of sleuthdog
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip

A: An easy pour yields a huge beautiful four finger head of fluffy whiteness. Simply awesome. Color is straw yellow and right on par for the style. Really nice bubbles quickly rising up to the top of the glass.

S: First impressions are of banana, yeasty bread with some spice notes. There is also the funky skunk typical of the style.

T: Belgian yeast with bread taste. There is also the fruitiness of apple and pear present. Some lemmon and spice on the finish. Alcohol is almost non existent.

M: Light creamy goodness on this one. I'm really enjoying the mouthfeel as it is dry on the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable Saison. I would recommend this to anyone who likes this style.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

one of the classic saisons, and one ive been meaning to try again and review for awhile. i really enjoy this beer. its pale honey colored in appearance and a bit cloudy with an absolutely massive white foam head, like a giant snow bank. a big old white pillow that hardly subsides at all. the nose is delicate pitted fruit and a moderately spicy belgian yeast. wheat malt and yeast are the first two flavors i pick up, but there is a gentle summery sweetness in the back end with golden raisins, peaches, and wildflowers. amazing how all these subtleties come together in a beer that remains so light and airy. effervescent carbonation makes it feel even lighter in the mouth, and although the body isnt that light, it really feels like drinking a cloud. super sessionable in the summertime for sure, and a nice reminder in the winter that summer will come again, as it always does. one of the better widely available saisons out there.

Photo of sabrills70
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz green coked and caged bottle with no freshness date. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge white head, decent longevity and great lace. Smells of sweet honey and citrus - mainly grapefruit. Somewhat yeasty smelling with a decent pilsner like hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit flavors mixed with slight honey. Slight yeastyness and a decent hop flavor and bitterness. High carbonation. Clean and easy drinking. A nice Saison

Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A light golden yellow with a large, foamy ivory-colored head that settles slowly, leaving some impressive waves of sudsy lace on the glass. Wonderful appearance.

S: Lots of clove-like spice aromas with some slight lemon, fruity notes of apple and pear. Very strong and complex aroma.

T&M: Very grassy/hay-like flavor that's interwoven with some slightly fruity notes in the middle. Not as complex and intricate as Hennepin, the other saison I've experienced. The finish is dry, with loads of grassy, herbal hops. Mouthfeel is pleasant with some brisk, tingling carbonation.

D: Rather drinkable, but perhaps not as refreshing as Hennepin. Still a solid saison, though.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and very easy to drink.

Photo of kri1
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Head- large once poured, minimal after rest, lots of trace
Carbonation - High carbonation
On the Nose - flowery, perhaps orange buds, hoppy taste
On the Tongue - sweet after taste, left over yeast in contents leave a small bitterness to the beer, very dry, but not particularly bitter, citrusy.
Low alcohol content

Very light and smooth beer, light mouthfeel, but lingering taste of the yeast making it minorly bitter upon swallowing

Classic Belgium farmhouse ale
Brewed in November aged till March and then opened in the following summer.

Photo of kiwibrew
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of aepb1
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

notes from phone on 2-25-11

A- Semi-opaque yellow body, gorgeous white head

S- Yeasty, sweet malts and some more funk

T- Fruity, yeasty maltinesss, a whole lot going on! Dry carbonation finish

M- Light and crisp with a fair amount of carbonation but good for the style

D- I really dig the dryness of this saison and certainly will come back to it if I'm in the mood for that particular aspect again

Photo of spokeydonkey
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Posted from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Slightly hazy with a thick white head and nice champagne-like stream of bubbles. Pear and cloves in the aroma with some slight sulphur notes. Tastes of pepper and light apple notes with a slight almost soapiness from the hops. Finishes bone dry and crisp with some bite from the carbonation.

Overall a very solid saison. Easy to drink a few of these.

Photo of peabody
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden color with a shitload of suds.
The suds stick to the glass for the entire drink.
Smell is wheat or hay with yeast and spices that are unmistakeable belgian in origin.
Taste is mild and has no bitterness at all.
I was wishing for just a tad of bitterness but this one just has a malty clove/corriander taste and it is a good thing.
Mouthfeel is very clean with just a dash of oil.
This is a good Farmhouse Saison and probably the best session one of the bunch.

Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew served in a bottle to me at the Farmhouse Restaurant at 300 Delaware Street, River Market district, KCMO. Highly recommended restaurant. Anyway, it was one of the few beers on the menu that I have not had. The barkeep and waiter we very knowledgeable about beer, which I appreciated.

Appearance - pours a clear, golden yellow color with a soapy, bubbly off white two finger head that leaves excellent lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation can be observed in the brew easily. Looks like a good Saison/Farmhouse should.

Smell - Apples with some zing, funk, floral and grapefruit notes as well. There is certainly a funky, zesty aroma. I like it.

Taste - Much like the nose. The fruits and floral tastes dominate the first parts of the brew, with the funky zest coming in at the middle and end of the drink. Barnyard and grass also make appearances on the palate.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, light bodied, effervescent. Funk stays with you through the end of the drink. Very clean and crisp. Awesome.

Overall - I really enjoyed this brew. While it isn't quite on the level of Boulevard Saison Brett, you can't expect that out of all Saisons. This is a very good beer, highly recommended to Saison and Farmhiuse drinkers.

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Cloudy and yellow with a light head.

S – Light and floral. The aroma is very mild.

T – This is a delicate beer that is very well balanced. It is somewhat sweet and floral.

M – Once again this is a mild beer that has a light/medium mouthfeel.

D – This beer is quite easy to drink it is very smooth and well balanced.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 corked and caged - 2008 date. Strong pop of the cork and into the trusty Ommegang chalice it goes...

Pours a classic lemon-honey color with a 1/2-finger head or so - that typical tight, wispy, yeasty Saison bluish tinge. Carbonation is present and bubbles up slowly from the bottom. Head burns off shortly to reveal thin yeast wisps.

Am enjoying the slight ginger spice along with some enjoyable candi sugar. There's a solid synergy with slight pine of noble hops, minor sour funkiness and a hearty dose of yeast electricity. There's a slight Saaz-ish silage scent but it's not a huge detraction.

Definitely an Old World standard. The carbonation mellows a little bit in taste with a touch of Saaz hoppiness that links up with the acidity for that slight silage taste. Spicing of ginger and coriander is faint and austere. The yeast really cleaned everything up in here - even the candi sugar is rather faint. I enjoy the hell out of an extra-dry saison. With warmth a little spice and candi sugar come back, making this nice and balanced. Carbonation becomes more of a factor and becomes the tie that binds.

This is what we expect from a standard Saison - dryness, slight acidity and lively carbonation, yielding a bit of spriteliness. Pine hop and sourness work well together to balance a dryer sweetness. Finish is long and lively. With a little warmth, the sourness meshes with the Saaz silage to make more of a tight, puckering feel.

One of the good ones and again, a solid Old World standard. Maybe a little too much Saaz for my taste but this one is extremely bright and clean. Well-done to say the least.

Photo of Absumaster
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A golden yellow beer with a stabile huge head that does not disappear the entire glass.

Smell is malty with a bit of cork and a bit of moist cellar. Some hoppy notes too that are earthy.

Taste of anise and cork, interesting. A lot of tastes that are hard to describe, spicy with hints of clove and cinnamon, I am not sure. The hops are very much in balance with the yeast and malt. A nice gentle bitterness comes in after the yeast and complements the beer. Super balance and complex!

Photo of SaucyJack
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Moan & Dove. I've loved Saison Dupont for years in the bottle and was thrilled to see it on the chalkboard at the pub. I wasn't disappointed, though I'd probably score the bottled version a bit higher.

The beer poured a little cloudy, in an enticing kind of way. It had that earthy, barnyard aroma that I expected, but it tasted just a bit sweeter than I remembered from the bottle. The hops were present but to the extent of the bottled version. There was a slight hint of oxidation, but overall, this is one of the best draft beers you're likely to find in this country. A definite winner, but better, I think, in the bottle.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

That old familiar hop sulfur hits me first, watering my mouth for a Euro Lager. Then the yeast rolls in and summons deeper want for a sip. Slightly sour, somewhat grainy/grassy, hints of phenols, and pleasant maltiness.

Yellow-orange apricot hue, foggy translucence, nice creamy/foamy head with moderate retention.

Tart and dry, with a grainy demeanor. Sip, slosh. More tartness associated with yeast phenols and a grassiness that I take to be the earthy/leafy side of hops. Fairly sharp carbonation and dry, powdery mouthfeel. Deeper Belgian yeast colors come to focus - a little horseblanket/barnyard, medicinal suggestions. Pretty stiff bitterness near the end finishes the beer dry.

More peppery than spicy. Earthy hops subside more in the aftertaste with a ghostly presence. I never really got the fruitiness.

Paired with some big-holed Swiss and Indian tandoori bread. The bitter edge of the cheese works well with the similarly bitter edge of the beer. The two make one another taste so much better and the bread is just good. Really, I can't recall Swiss ever tasting so good.

Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"2.003" says the cork. On the pour, a head of pure white rushes up to fill half the goblet. Beer is the color of bronzed honey with highlights of pure gold; highly translucent and full of lilting carbonation. A swirl of the glass leaves slothful lace oozing back towards the surface of the liquid. Quite a looker, until later in the bottle... when I start getting loads of sediment, no matter how gentle the pour. Crisp, hoppy aromas of new-mown grass with grated lemon zest and pickled ginger; soft, rice wafery maltiness. Nosefeel is almost too light to be considered "floral." Flavors are neatly balanced, everything drenched in coolness: lemon juice wetnesses give way to an assertive, spicy body of white pepper, coriander, ginger; nectarine-pit bitterness; vigorously dry, hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is wet--wetter than water--on the tongue, but somehow finishes warm, bitter, and refreshing. Good drinkability overall, but I was beginning to feel some palate fatigue after 750ml of the stuff. Delicacy is absolutely the focus of this brew. I preferred this when I had it on tap, but this sample simply reinforced my notion that this is the archetype for the style. This paired very nicely indeed with orange-glazed salmon and asparagus frittata.

Photo of Cavery
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into tulips, 750ml shared with SundaySour

4th of July tasting!

A: Gold straw,light sun beams, with notable clarity. Light white soap sud foams at two fingers sits loftily over a very light body. A ring of bubbles forms around the edge of the glass as the foam dissipates.

S: Light bready biscuits, pear flesh, and traces of hay. This is a delicate barnyard. The yeast is so soft on the nose, yellow grasses and cut lemongrass. Some bamboo chutes chase the flavor of fresh peppery arugula.

T: Such subtle grassy notes. yellow grasses, faint ginger, and hay. The breadiness favors light crusts. There is no doughiness in the taste at all, it is clean and champagne like in its dryness. Cut greens make an appearance in the finish.

M: Soft light body that rolls in the mouth. Carbonation fizzes for a long time. This is like a champagne with the volume turned down. Soft spoken and complimentary of the flavor. This really is the knot that ties the theme of this beer together.

O: Solid, light, and very clean. I think this is about as clean of a saison as I've ever had. A sophisticated salad in a glass, versatile with great drinkability. I'm a big fan of this one, but the sophistication might tame the style to the point that it makes a departure. This would be an easy intro to beer styles for a champagne drinker.

Photo of AChamberlain
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I love Hennepin and I know this beer is supposed to be THE saison, but I always seem to judge saisons against Hennepin. Is this wrong.

This is pretty killer though. More clear than I was expecting, but very nice. Spicy and full of cloves. Very solid.

This is a very good saison, but I think I will stick with Hennepin. I definitely recommend it though.

Photo of Cmack15
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The classic mother of all saisons. You owe to yourself and beergeeks everywhere to at least try this. A superb offering from the mecca of beer Belgium. Great in the heat or cold months of the year. Good with almost any type of food also. This ia a beer that you should always have on stock. Highly reccomend this to all.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,590 ratings.