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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,375 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,375
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 186
Gots: 241 | FT: 10
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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 danmcg62
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light golden color with a big, fluffy head.

S - A light, fruity smell. Apples and oranges come to mind. Smells a lot like Duvel. And that's a good thing.

T - A real creamy, almost bready taste. Spicy on the tongue wiith fruit as well.

M - A real mouthfeel this beer is. Real thick and creamy.

D - Very drinkable. Smooth tasting and goes down pretty easy.

I liked this beer very much and would definitely consider picking it up again.

danmcg62, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Proteus93
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Murky, somewhat blonde (reviewed not long after changing the draft). A nice, semi-foamy head, leaving a thin lacing around the rim.

S: Quite a big aroma of fresh fruit peel, pear, some little hints of clove, and a sweet spiciness.

T: A fresh fruit zest, especially pear and apple peel. A little bit of very light citrus (not really at all tart or puckering). A bit of grassiness, and perhaps some clove. Quite nice.

M: I'd like a touch more carbonation, but some of that may be a result of the tap change. A medium body, which is nice, though. Decent, all around.

D: While this tends to lean towards a little nicer to drink, I think I'd prefer it as a sipper over swigging.

Proteus93, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of byrd
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loud champagne “pop” when removing the cork. Huge spritzy head that reduces quite slowly. Big tart aroma with some notes of white wine notes. Aroma is also dry and woody with earthy, musty notes. Tart apples are also on the nose. Lace is very sticky and forms a curved bowl from the surface up to the sides of the glass. Nice golden hue with a very slight haze. The start is smooth, quite malty, and somewhat fruity with notes of peach and sour apple. Quick hit of considerable carbonation is soon to follow. Carbonation lends to a rather fluffy mouthfeel. Spice notes come out in the middle – clove being the most noticeable. The finish is tart and dry with malt undertones still noticeable. First saison that I’ve tried. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but I’m not sure that I notice the “farminess” that some folks notice other then the mustiness up front.

byrd, Nov 24, 2003
Photo of kpoole25
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle to glass, champagne type cork kinda fun to pop. Pours with a ton of foam, almost a gusher, looks cloudy dark yellow, smells earthy and a little grainy. Taste is fairly big but not necessarily malty nor hoppy, sort of starchy or grainy, maybe funky. I liked it. Good drinkability after you get your bearings, this has a pretty unique flavor.

kpoole25, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of hossua34
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Radiant, alive-looking golden orange. Opaque, dense color. Has a generous head that lingers forever. Some flecks of visible sediment.

S - Candied oranges, yeast, anise and a touch of mint. Grapefruit hoppiness. Very complex smell. Unfortunately, also the slightest hint of a skunked smell. But not bad at all.

T - Flavor is buttery, oaky, yeasty oranges and alcohol. A little bit of a hoppy, citrusy tang.

M- Smooth and thick. Excellent mouthfeel.

D - Not as good as Hennepin, but still an excellent saison. Miles ahead of Grassroots Ale (gag me). The slight stench of skunk was a little bit disappointing - perhaps this would be even better if fresher?

hossua34, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of connecticutpoet
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a slightly hazy yellow beer with a big head.

The aroma was sweet and fruity (apples and pears) with a hint of hoppiness.

The taste was slightly sweet, not as sweet as the aroma would lead one to believe. There was some fruitiness, also apples and pears. It was somewhat hoppy, with herbal tones, and was quite fizzy.

This was a pleasant beer to try, and the only one of this style I have been able to find. I was satisfied.

connecticutpoet, Nov 21, 2004
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. 2005 on the cork.

Pours a rather pale straw color with a thick shaving cream head. Head lessens a bit, but maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

What a complex aroma! Bready with some spicy and peppery notes. Has a bit of a skunky hop aroma blended in with just a slight smokiness.

Bready immediately upfront followed by a slight peppery taste. A slight bitterness sets in with the taste of skunky hops which lingers as it finishes quite dry.

Creamy texture, abundant carbonation.

Nice drinking saison. I'll suck down this 750 without a second thought...

MaltyGoodness, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of cudmud
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After pouring into a tulip, the brew produced a nice rocky head with two fingers of foam. Likwise, there is plenty of lace produced by the head. This beer has a pleasant appricot color.

The aroma is the strong point to this beer. There is a powerful smell of bread, malt, and yeast. In addition, the hops add a flower-like component to the brew.

This beer feels creamy in my mouth and tastes of bread. The hops add a nice spicy, bitter facet to the beer.

The beer has a nice mouthfeel due to the level of carbonation. The drinkability is spot on

cudmud, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl Bottle from the shop.belgianshop.com

Poured golden orange in colour with slight haziness... Head was very big and foamy with a slightly off white colour.

Aroma - Very citrusy. Peppery. Quite noticable smell of alcohol. Bitter notes. Slight hint of strawberry... Flowery...

Taste – Lemony, very fresh. Slight pepperiness. Hint of cream. Quite a bitter sweet taste. Hints of apple...

Feel - Quite sharp and refreshing. Quite creamy aftertaste. Very drinkable..

Overall - an excellent and very refreshing beer...

mdagnew, Jul 11, 2005
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. A word of warning: don't do that with this beer. I got a glass full of dense, eggshell-colored head that dissipated very slowly. The liquid form that eventually emerged was a cloudy, pale straw. A moderate amount of carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Smell: Heavenly, like summertime. Belgian yeast, apple, banana, lemon, and floral hops. It also exhibits a musky, farmhouse aroma, as well as some pepper spice.

Taste: Starts with pepper spice, which then moves aside to reveal the backbone of fruit: apple, banana, and lemon. The mouthfeel is bready, which makes me think witbier. The backend of each sip has a nice floral hop bitterness that lingers, and the farmhouse muskiness is also evident.

Drinkability: This is the second saison I have tried, and it has without a doubt redeemed the style for me. Personally, though, I would much prefer hefe or wit. The muskiness turns me off a little.

TheQuietMan22, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Twincrasher
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice fine head. Very high levels of carbonation

S: Varied banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, barnyard. Floral and complex notes.

T: Grasses and pear. Very cutting taste with grapefruit notes.

M: Carbonation and light taste. Will pair very well with salad course with citric fruits.

O: Complex and balanced. Not a flavor that is for everyone. If one likes plain beer taste, this will be too different.

Twincrasher, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of BrewMonkey
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy and light orange with tons of fluffy white head. Somewhat sticky looking lacing. Aroma of citrus and spice, melon, clove, slight hint of banana.

Taste is far spicier and less citrus sweet than the aroma. Somewhat biting hop bitterness in the background. Slight musty character. Fairly intense if not overly complex flavor profile. Very taste, easy to drink, though the biting character may tire the pallete. Very bubbly mouthfeel, light and clean.

Yummy!

BrewMonkey, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a light pale malt scent with a very fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with a fruity yeast finish. It goes down easy and finishes dry, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. It has a superior aroma and good taste; a good drinker.

WesWes, Jul 18, 2004
Photo of bruachan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

not much of a saison connoisseur but this one was nice. huge fluffy head that dropped but never dissappeared. classic belgian rings on the surface

very yeasty aroma with freshly cut hay. slight citrus notes?
again, very yeasty with some lemony tartness. hop bitterness and pepper picks up as the beer warms in my glass

as a relative newbie to the style i can see the "farmhouse" elements. not sure if i would praise the smell of wet hay in my APAs. not too strong, so it's a good session beer

bruachan, Mar 27, 2005
Photo of beerwolf77
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked bottle into my Duvel tulip the beer is lightly clouded golden yellow. The stark white head quickly reaches three fingers and I have to stop pouring in order to keep it in the glass. Amazing lace is left behind after settling. Lace you can't even see through.

The aroma is a bold mix of fruits and spices. Lemons, oranges, apples and pears are blended with black pepper and clove. The yeast is on full blast as well along with wet grass and a definite funk.

The flavor starts with a full dose of belgian yeast. This is followed by a dry tart fruitiness. Light lemons and apples. Just a touch of banana/bubble gum. Hops are present for sure. It has a sort pilsner like feeling. A nice funky finish.

Medium body with above average carbonation. Dry in the finish. Sort of gritty.

Overall this is one of the classics. All other saisons get measured up to this one. A great measuring stick in my opinion.

beerwolf77, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of tronester
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a hint of orange. A super creamy, soft white head crowns the beer. Smells of an aromatic Belgian yeast strain. Taste is quite dry, flavors from spices, and a grassy, earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, high carbonation. Quite drinkable, a good Saison that I would get again.

tronester, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle.

Appearance: Huge off-white head. Massive even. Color is a light gold/copper. Very cloudy, almost ruddy. Nicely carbonated.

Smell: Pears, mellow hay, and a slight funk. Something akin to lemon zest as well. Earthy and floral. Very delicate. Yeasty. Surprisingly mellow, but complex enough to keep things interesting.

Taste: Yeast and earth. Delicate floral notes and a mealy pear-like flavor. Hints of lemon and funk on the back, but it's very clean. Herbal and floral in good measure. Powdery malts and a gritty yeast character.

Mouthfeel: Light with a solid, yet not intense, carbonation. Nice and dry on the finish.

Overall: Very easy drinking. Some minor funk and a delicate hand make this extremely approachable. It hits all the right characteristics for the style. Incredibly clean and light.

Goblinmunkey7, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Shady McGrady's into a snifter.

A - Pours cloudy straw yellow with a nice pillow of half finger tall head leaving little wisps of lacing down the glass.

S - I don't think the smokey bar helped this one much. I could barely make it out but I got some light Belgian yeast, ripe fruit, earthy funk and a solid herbal backbone.

T - Plenty of Belgian yeast and earthy funk mix well with some nice light fruitiness and a tiny bit of light malt. Not as spicy as I thought it would be but it is still in there. Finish has lots of lingering bready yeast. Still one of my all time favorite beers.

M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A pleasant mix of chewy and dry in the feel. Finish is very chewy with most of it lingering for some time after consumption.

D - Pretty high. One of the all time best, I could drink a few of these on a warm summer day no problem. It is light yet still complex and very tasty.

orangesol, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of IPAcraig
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the 21 beers I brought back from Belgium. Enjoying this while watching You, Me, & Dupree. The wife liked the movie, but not the beer.

25cl bottle poured into my De Garre Snifter.

A - Pours a nice hazy gold, with a two finger cloudy creamy head

S - Smells of sweet coriander with a bready yeast aroma. A tinge of sourness as well. Perhaps a touch of honey as well.

T - Doughy but sweet. Very subtle flavors, but there is a lot in there. The beer gets bolder as it warms. The yeast flavor is very "tripelish" and welcomed. A touch of sourness on the back of the tounge with a very faint bitterness as well.

M - Light and crisp, nicely carbonated; a lot, but not too much.

D - Excellent. This beer is extremely drinkable. A bit surprising they serve it in such small bottles.

IPAcraig, Jun 19, 2007
Photo of hungryghost
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, light orange pour with a fluffy white head that leaves plenty of lace behind.
Nice aroma of citrus, pepper and other spices.
Loaded with flavors, this ale changes as it passes through your mouth. Yeast, orange and lemon, great spiciness, a hint of hops and still room for a tiny amount of fruit sweetness. Each sip is the same but different. Excellent.
Mouthfeel is creamy, refreshing, crisp.
Would be very easy to have another, if I had more than one...

hungryghost, Jun 22, 2005
Photo of JWU
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz. bottle poured into a tulip

A- big smoke when it's uncorked, pours a cloudy gold/yellow with a HUGE white soapy, pillowy head. Beautiful.

S- Initially has some skunky aromas, but they dissipate. Pears, apples, belgian, spicy funk that reminds me of the way my Grandmother's basement used to smell.

T- A very well balanced pear, apple, yeasty funk, with a light bitterness on the back end. Nothing is in your face, but it all blends together nicely, and make for a complex and refreshing brew.

M- Light to medium, nice active carbonation (it's bottle conditioned after all). No metallic, or off putting tastes that translate over to the mouthfeel

O-Very nice, and very refreshing. Would make a great beer for a hot summer day.

JWU, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of prosper
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden colour with a persistent dense head that leaves lots of lace.

Smells mostly of sticky-sweet malt and dried grasses, with some generous citrus-spice, and light 'belgian' character.

Taste is a balance of the sweet malt and fruity character with a neutral bitterness. Again, some faint belgian bubblegum and a vague phenolic finish. There's a lot of citrus character in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium light and spritzy. Finishes with a dry palate, but plenty of lingering IBU's and citrus.

prosper, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of pootz
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Revisiting this clasic farmhouse ale after a couple of seasons. I had forgotten how great one of these tart spicey fruity ales tastes on a hot summer day.

Poured a clouded honey color ale with the Dupont signature monstrous billowy cap. Lively with natural carbonation, lots of little yeast "floaters" in this drink.

Wonderful aroma of spice, mustiness and some sweet fruits. Chewy-musty malts mingle with pear-apricot some berry tastes, attenuated hop citrus and spices..finish is long but dry with lots of berry tastes...all this with very little trace of sweetness, but without being sour or astringent. A well made ale. Still tops for summer sipping...

pootz, Jun 15, 2006
Photo of BeerManDan
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When pouring this Saison from Dupont, the color was of a hazy golden brown in color with a medium about of foam and nice lace on the side of the glass. The smell of citrus with spritz filled the nose. The taste was of a zesty fruit (apple) nature. The simi-dry finish with the zest give this a well balance taste on the palate!

BeerManDan, Dec 09, 2004
Photo of Fuller
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

cloudy pale yellow in color with a big, thick fluffy head that has good retention and leaves a lot of lacing all around the glass.

smell of citrus, mostly lemon. Also some grassy floral and spice.

Starts out sour with some fruity bitterness followed by some sweet maltiness and wheat flavors. All work great together to make a very smooth drink.

Excellent beer. Easy drinker. I will definitely be having this beer many, many more times.

Fuller, Jul 02, 2006
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 3,375 ratings.