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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,556
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 208
Gots: 315 | 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 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.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing this beer. 750 ml green long neck bottle served chilled into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for under $8 CDN.

Appearance - pale golden color, slightly opaque with a plethora of fizzling bubbles within. A three finger head coalesces on top of the beer, big and white, and doesn't relent it's hold on the beer for many minutes. Swaths of lacing drip down the in side of the glass.

Smell - yeasty, with a hint of some apple, pear and just a touch of orange and other citrus. Spicy and definitely peppery, perhaps some clove too. Complex and refined.

Taste - similar to the nose, although the fruits take a back seat to the wildness of the yeast and the slickness and pepper flavours. A touch of alcohol flavor dripped through, which was surprising, but still quite a tasty beer. Mild and even keeled bitterness throughout keeps the sweetness in check.

Mouthfeel - crazy lively carbonation, perhaps a bit excessive, medium light body and slightly off dry finish.

Overall - while it's not my favourite for the style, it's a great representation and should be on the short list of saisons to try for anyone entering craft beer. Great value for a top notch brew.

Photo of kdog630
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a special function at a local beer bar. A cloudy, straw colored pour with a decent head. The aroma had citrus and light malty overtones. Flavors are oranges and a certain tartness, but very smooth. Excellent mouthfeel and finish. Letting it warm in your hands only adds to the flavors you can experience.

This is an excellent beer. It would have been nice to have more than on glass of it. Even Mrs. Kdog enjoyed it.

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

Pours a hazy golden, huge fluffy white head and plenty of lace all around the glass. Nose is very citrusy, some buried malts, grass and earth, pleasant. Taste is very citrusy, some deep maltiness on the tongue, clean dry finish. Highly carbonated, but smooth and refreshing.

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

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. It pours a clear straw color with significant carbonation. A two inch off-white head forms and reduces fairly quickly to a nice lacing.

The aroma is very earthy with some grass, lemon, yeast, and spice components. Solid overall, but nothing overwhelming.

The taste is again a combination of lemon zest, grass and eathy notes combined with a bit of pepper. Nicely bitter.

The mouthfeel is light/medium bodied with a gentle but smooth carbonation. Smooth and refreshing with a nice dryness at the finish.

Overall, this is a good beer. The components a solid and you can enjoy it, but it is hard for me to have more than one.

Photo of aubuc1
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle dated 2007 poured in to a goblet.

hazy, clear golden with a thick white head.

Smell is sweet funk. Some pepper and citrus.

Taste is slightly sour and spicy while still a little funky.

Great tasting, drinking beer that is a complete classic.

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

Thought I would give a try to a Belgian Saison. This seemed like a good choice. So given a warm summer day this is a good choice.

The appearance is that of a modestly opaque carmel color. Two to three inch head with good lacing.

The smell is typical of belgian beer but somewhat faint.

Taste is mildly sweet fruity in flavor with rapid dissipation, mild bitter. The mouthfeel is pleasant with appropriate carbonation.

Overall a pleasing belgian but not on the level of a Trippel for my palate.

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

I've only had a few examples of the style, but I think I'm getting the knack of it. Pale gold pour with a big white head, nice yeasty smell with a strong sour note to it. Incredibly balanced flavor; the yeasty funk is still there like I'd expect from a saison, but the spice flavor is there. Relatively subdued, but still packs a lot of punch. The citrus lemon flavors are a really nice touch. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing...this one is a keeper.

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

Pour from 12 oz bottle.

A: nice golden color, clear appearance. Light head that lasts. Some yeast particles.

S: definitely fruity smell

T: refreshing taste - light but plenty of favor.

M: mediumish mouthfeel.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, will have again.

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

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

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chimay chalice.

A - Hazy and golden in color with plenty of white fluffy head.

S - Sharp hints of citrus with plenty of barnyard feel. A little bit of a skunky aroma, but that could be due to the green bottle.

T - I was pleasantly surprised to find that the skunky aroma didn't make it's way into the flavor. Earthy bitter hops with a solid funk, and dry tart fruit in the finish.

M - Solid carbonation with a fairly thin consistency. A very easy drinking experience.

D - Very enjoyable, but I'm glad I only had 1 750ml bottle. I'm glad that I tried it, but for the price ($8.99) I probably won't be purchasing this one again soon.

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

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.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,556 ratings.