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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,283 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,283
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of Nay
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Long lasting head. Hazy. Pilsner malty, bitter, peppery, touch of clove, phenolic aroma and some flavor. Tasty, but slight brett flavors lean toward pepper/sandpaper rather than refreshing slightly sourness. Full bodied, yet pretty dry for this alcohol level. Dangerously drinkable, but I'm a bit disappointed after seeing scores well above 90.

Nay, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Available in Vancouver in the big bottles ( better to cellar than the small versions) , this is a spicy take on the Saison. Lots of head tops a light gold body. The nose is all yeasty with citrus notes and the first sip is very assertive( You need to let the beer settle to really get the nuances of the finish). I like this version as it has body and finesse in one package and really shows well as a counterpoint to the malty, heavy dark beers.

canucklehead, Jan 07, 2007
Photo of BigB415
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A: Pours cloudy yellow into my pint glass. Year 2011 or that's what the side of the cork says with "2.011"

S: Smells of fruit and citrus.

T: More fruit, citrus and a sour note too.

MF: The sourness lingers behind which is nice because it's not overpowering.

O: I really like it. It came highly recommended and I can see why. A nice fruity sour kick which is great on a hot day during the summer.

BigB415, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

The beer poured slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white head that laced the glass.

The aroma was spicy with a sweetness complexity and a farmhouse/belgian character from the yeast. A fruity aroma was also present.

The flavor was crisp and dry with a farmhouse ale yeast character and a spicy dryness that lasts. The complexity of the flavor is mixed with a substantial hop bittering

The finish was dry with pepper spiciness well into the aftertaste. The body was medium to medium light but the carbonation was high.

12.7 ounce bottle. Unknown dating...L031012/4 on bottle.

GCBrewingCo, May 31, 2004
Photo of PatandDavid
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

This was not bad. I thought it was a typical Belgian, but it had this sweet finish which was a bit surprising.

Pale yellow color, not much head retention. Does anyone else note that when Belgians are served on tap, sometimes the head looks almost like a petri dish with cultures? There's little quantities of 'white' on there.

A bit yeasty, but then it gave me this soft slightly sweet finish that I've actually never experienced with a Belgian before. Not bad, but not the most amazing Belgian ever.

PatandDavid, Jan 09, 2003
Photo of Mississipping
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a massive white rocky head that keeps you company for much of the glass, receding very slowly.  Quite impressive lacing left behind.

S: Very lemony up front, along with bready yest, barnyard characteristics, and a nice peppery spiciness.  Large presence of straw/hay, grass, and plenty of pepper; subtle clove.  Lightly hopped, however, they are bright and floral. 

T: Quite yeasty and peppery to start things off.  The hay/grass and mustiness are a little more subtle, but are present throughout as well.  Tart finish where the lemon and hops become a little more apparent.  

M: Lighter side of medium with a quite a bit of carbonation making it tingly on the tongue, yet smooth and slightly creamy.  Nice drying finish that begs for another sip.

D: Excellent farmhouse ale that is complex, well-balanced, and very flavorful.  Really easy to put down and really, really enjoyable.  An excellent brew to have on this blazingly hot summer day.  

Mississipping, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of TATTORSO
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Corked & caged 375 ml. forest green bottle into a 16 oz. Moretti goblet.

Corking produced a healthy *POP*. A careful, short pour produce a towering, foamy buttermilk colored head that peaked & lingered for some time. Spotty, moderate lace. A cloudy, apricot color.

Smells of ripe fruit, citrus rinds, peaches, fresh baked whole grain bread, fresh ground spices & cut flowers. There's the slightest hint of musty blanket "funk" that lingers in the background as the beer warms.

Initially the taste is sweet spices & moves quickly to a tart citrus taste with a sharp, peppery finish that builds as it dries. Very appealing & not too aggressive...not bitter & just sour enough with an earthy after taste & an ultimately dry finish.

The mouth is crisp & sparkling clean. That spicy pepper tingle is soooo refreshing! Modest warming on the swallow. Lighter bodied with a pleasing level of carbonation. Very clean presentation & finish.

Refreshing, approachable, affordable, & thirst quenching. Certainly worth revisiting again.

TATTORSO, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of heygeebee
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

BB 2014

Won't really add much to this many reviews.

Fabulous pour, blast of a head fills a Duvel tulip.

Aromas as soon as the cap is lifted all The Right Stuff, yeast, lemon, a bit of cloves, a bit of funk and bit of sour.

Magnificently zesty as it goes down without being too sour. Carbonation dances on tongue.

Great beer for start of summer.

heygeebee, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Picked up a bottle of this in Totowa since I had never tried this before. I loved the cork and wire mesh top and even though this took a long time to down, this was completely worth it. This beer had a gorgeous cloudy golden hue and the textbook Saison taste that I expected from this, to go with the sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

This had a great pour to it that went beyond what I anticipated. The hue was golden and perfectly cloudy with one of the strongest and long-lasting heads that I've ever seen on a beer - hands down. Once I let it settle a bit and took a sip, there was a lot to process here. Banana, clove, grass, and straw all quietly vied for my attention. Underneath all of this was a lingering sourness that faded into a very funky and earthy aftertaste. Between that and the body, this took quite a while to drink.

The alcohol was a bit strong in this but almost undetectable underneath everything else that was going on. While this style of beer isn't quite for the novice, anyone who is a fan of this style ought to seek out and enjoy this as soon as possible. It's a textbook example of the style and worth the sight and sensory experience.

JerzDevl2000, May 25, 2012
Photo of gory4d
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a nice bright hay color into my tulip; the head is white and thin, with very large bubbles, and doesn't last long. The smell is pastoral: clover and grass and clay, with some notes of honey and peony. Taste comes on sweet and floral, with a sharp mineral tang to the finish; the yeast is very subtle though rich. It's quite an active beer in the mouth, leaving a good bit of foam to swallow after you think you're done, but feels very nice going down. The alcohol edge isn't too pronounced: it's easy to drink a few. A very nice example of the style.

gory4d, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of jtell
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A really tasty beer. Appearance is a hazy straw color that pours a real nice head. Head sticks around as well. Smell is really different. Yeasty and sort of musty. Taste is the same. Very unique, refreshing and really difficult to put a finger on. Mouthfeel is rich and carbonated. Drinkability is very good. The alcohol is low and the flavors are so unique that you keep going back for more. I would highly recommend this. They also make an organic version that is good.

jtell, Sep 19, 2006
Photo of beertunes
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured into long stem wine glass (I didn't have my regular glassware available). Poured a cloudy medium yellow with just about a half-inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Upon opening the bottle the aroma was strongly skunky. After pouring the skunk went away and I was left with a pleasant combination of yeast and spice in the nose. Not as earthy as I had expected. The flavors were almost exactly what I had expected. Very yeasty and spicy with a more earthy taste than the aroma had promised. A pleasant tangyness on the finish.

The body was light and well rounded. The beer had a very carbonated presence on the tongue and finished cleanly. Drinkability was very good, this makes a great companion for your afternoon's diversions.

If you're just discovering this style, this is a must drink. If you're familiar with this style, you know how great this beer is.

beertunes, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of charlesbyrd
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from a 330 ml bottle, no freshness date, into a footed glass.

A: Whoa! Pours very hazy and honey in color. The head is massive and craggy with little flecks of sediment held in suspension. Super aggressive carbonation froths about below the surface of the liquid. The head lasts forever and leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Simply beautiful.

S: The aroma is salty and earthy at first, with notes of tart fruit flowing in and out. There are also hints of spice and yeasty bread.

T: Big and spicy at first, the grain backbone holds up well against the complex profile of chalky yeast, tart fruit, and herbal bitterness. It's like a wheat beer in reverse, in that all the big spicy notes come at the beginning, while the finish is very clean.

M: Very crisp carbonation, with a light to medium body. Very refreshing overall.

D: This is a wonderful beer overall and a great introduction to the saison style. The flavor is just a bit more subdued than others I've tried, but it's also more balanced and showcases more of the farmhouse funk I look forward to in a saison.

charlesbyrd, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of HochFliegen
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Wow this beer had quite the head! It was huge very fluffy white and it had some serious staying power. As I drank the hazy copper liquid that bubbled from the depths of the glass the head trasnformed into a rocky, uneven, sticking to the sides of the glass well formed head.
The smell was very complex, hints of fruit, spice and yeast dominate. Im sure I missed something as this is one of the more complex scented beers Ive drank. Hints of strawberry, bubble gum and a light alcohol scent as well. Somewhat earthy as well.
On first taste it was quite dry and spicy. Very complex like the aroma. Tastes of green apple and a yeasty spice like flavor that is quite bitter in the aftertaste and dry as well. Lemon flavor as the beer warmed to room temp. now and slightly more alcohol flavor in the aftertaste as it warmed as well. It finishes really crisp and dry. Very much full bodied as the carbonation and overall profile leaves a very dominating experience in my memory.

HochFliegen, Mar 06, 2007
Photo of assurbanipaul
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a cloudy bright orange-yellow with a massive white head, stiff as whipped cream. (Cork shot across the room and it took several pours to fill the glass.) Aroma is strong and yeasty, an element of sweet grain with a pleasing sourness.

Taste is delicate and bready, more yeast and a sort of musty nature like an old farmhouse. Dry with some slight citrus tones, some white pepper, maybe coriander. Faint traces of lemongrass and honey, leaves a little acidity in the aftertaste. Tastes like summer.

Mouthfeel is thin but lively and sparkly with carbonation; drinkability is high. Probably not sweet enough for non-beer lovers but makes a very good champaigne substitute.

assurbanipaul, Jan 01, 2005
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Tulip.

A. Massive 3 finger head of frothy white bubbles. Opens with a very loud Pop. Very good retention. Just a little lacing. Nice golden color.

S. Spices, malt, fruit, yeast, quite a bit of funk when first opened. Peppery quality.

T. Spice, pepper, fruity, peaches, apricot, not overly sweet. I had remembered more complexit of flavors when had on tap.

M. Medium/low bodied. Dry. Well carbonated and refreshing.

D. Not as much complexity as I remeber it from the last time I had it on tap. A refreshing beer and very drinkable. Will have to seek it out on tap again to see if it was like I remembered.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 14, 2009
Photo of brendan13
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A - Poured into a tulip glass a very cloudy dark golden/orange with almost an inch of fluffy white head that slowly falls away leaving lots of patchy lacing.
S - A very earthy, spicy aroma dominates with some ripe fruit touches.
T - Also very earthy in the taste. Some peach/pear hints and a slightly grainy, biscuity maltiness.
M - Light to medium bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation.
D - A very tasty, very refreshing Saison. 6.5%ABV is a bit high to make it a session beer but a few on a hot Summers day wouldn't be out of order. Then again tonight is a cold Winter night and it's still pretty good.

brendan13, Jul 07, 2008
Photo of Goldfish19
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

~ Purchased this 12.7 oz bottle from Big Z Beverage in Huntington, NY. The pour is cloudy yellow with a huge frothy white head that lingers around for a while. What a fantastic smell! It's funky, citrusy, and a little spicy. Taste is the same. It's somewhat complex, but also smooth, very refreshing, and well-balanced. A must try! ~

Goldfish19, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of djbreezy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Review from tasting notes. Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

appearance - poured a light golden color with a substantial foamy head

smell - yeast and clove, citrus notes

taste - dominant yeast and bready flavors, clove, biscuity, citrus

mouthfeel - medium/light with strong but not overpowering carbonation, slightly dry finish

drinkability - refreshing, complex, balanced

djbreezy, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of bennetj17
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours leaving a massive two inch white foam head, the color is bright yellow, a bit cloudy, and with a ton of carbonation. Nice head retention. The smell is of sour lemon and other citrus fruit, spicy and malty. The initial flavor is of more citrus, mostly lemon, a bit wheaty and not real sweet. It has a nice tartiness. The finish is fairly dry and also sour. Mildly bitter. Alcohol at 6.5% isn't too obvious. The mouthfeel is great, not too thin, very fizzy, very smooth. I found it quite drinkable, although the malt sweetness was very low. Just a hint more would have made it even better. Still a good Saison...

bennetj17, Feb 02, 2006
Photo of FanofHefe
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a hazy, light yellow body with a huge three finger fluffw white head. The head eventually dissipates and leaves a little foam on top and a few bits of sticky lacing along the glass.

The aroma is solid off the bat. First notes are funky belgian yeast, but that fades quickly. The dominant remainder aroma is of sweet lemon and zesty peppery spices. Very nice.

The flavors blend amazingly well. Tangy lemon, spicy belgian yeast and sweet malt. Reminds of a light white wine in some aspects.

Very drinkable, even with the high level of carbonation. Not too sweet and no notice of alcohol. Best saison I've ever had.

FanofHefe, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of swid
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

375 mL green bottle; caged/corked; 2.004 printed on cork.

Saison Dupont pours a hazy dark orange color into my tulip glass. A 1.5", off-white head forms, then slowly collapses upon itself. Minimal lacing. The aroma of this beer is wonderfully complex; it's like you've just wandered out of the brewery itself. There's citrus aroma, a slight earthy mustiness, and a general zestiness/spiciness that I can't really put my finger on.

The first taste that this beer gives off is somewhat tart, with a slight hint of candylike sweetness. After a bit, the citrus and flowerlike flavors become apparant, and the beer becomes moderately bitter. The mouthfeel is pretty dry for a beer. This saison is still very much alive; it's almost like you can feel the yeast continuing to ferment the beer. Finishes tart and moderately bitter; the slightest hint of alcohol can be found in the aftertaste.

This is a great summer beer; it is so pleasantly funky. It is a great introduction into the world of Belgian farmhouse ales.

swid, Jun 20, 2005
Photo of Graham21
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

needed to cool her down fast, left her in the freezer too long, the damn cork flew off by itself, about put my fuckin
eye out.

Two finger head at first disspating to good lacing. color is bright yellowish golden with a little orange. hazy( good n cloudy.

The nose is perfumy, a little alcoholic, grape fruity, raisins/grapes, earthy tones, spices; very fresh smelling.

Tastes bitter, buttery, sour, citrusy, finshes bitter and sweet. the malt and yeast is very present

Graham21, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%

Bomber poured into a tulip.

A-Bubbly dark gold with a finger and half of cream white head that fades to a crown. Visible lacing.

S-Smells very light and refreshing, fruity sweet, hints of grain, coriander and fresh grass.

T-Wow, very light and refreshing hops followed by a banana caramel malt sweetness. Some light spicy herbal notes and straw in the middle.

M-Medium bubbly mouthfeel, very champagne-like, smooth.

O-I've been trying more saisons this summer and this might be my favorite. This is a must try if you like saisons.

MeneerBeerSnob, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of cville
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%

cville, Sep 03, 2014
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,283 ratings.