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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,293 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,293
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 FanofHefe
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
Photo of masikon
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brouwer's cafe in Seattle. Fills the proper glassware with a somewhat thick marigold yellow that can't be seen through and a nice white head. Nose is fruity and intense, you can smell this beer from quite a distance, fruity aroma...also some herbal notes...some green tea-like notes were detected somewhere in the profile. Taste was big and medicinal but not off-putting at all, the yeast is very present but in a slightly different character....somewhat heavy and definitely rustic. This is my first saison and i really enjoyed it, I love trying all these new somewhat obscure beer styles and realizing how damn good beer can be.

masikon, Jan 15, 2006
Photo of 05Harley
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2.011 according to the cork!?

Purchased @ Johnsons Market Place, New Durham NH

Price - $5.99/ 12.7oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a lite shade of hazey yellow with a huge pillowy white head. Plenty of legs with lacing all over the walls of the glass. Some sand like sediment can be seen towards the end of the bottle due to the unfiltered characteristic.

Aroma is lemon, pepper and yeast with maybe some pineapple followed by some boot funk. There's definitely some grassy floral notes from the hops pulling through which adds to the complexity.

The taste is clean and refreshing with lemon, wheat and spices. There's a hint of granny smith apple tartness as well.

The mouthfeel is lite and crisp with plenty of carbonation and a slite tart feel. The beer starts out and finishes dry with some noticeable bitterness from the hops.

Overall the balance of this beer within the style is amazing. Nothing is overbearing making it an easy drink and just damn good. A perfect summer flavor.

05Harley, Jul 20, 2011
Photo of alovesupreme
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A light yellow, cloudy beer with an almost supernatural white head that was buoyant and would not dissipate.
A bready/yeasty farm character mixed with lemon and clove make up the aroma.
Gala apple, Lemon and funky bread dominate the flavors with phenols hops and subtle white pepper in the finish.
Great carbonation and a good body.
I could see this beer pairing very well with many dishes. A great example of the style.

alovesupreme, Apr 13, 2009
Photo of RickS95
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden straw color, just thick enough to be hazy. If you look close, you can see not only a HUGE white head on top (that literally grows and grows), but lots of carbonation going on inside the beer.

The smell of these things never gets old to me. Fruity, funky Belgian yeast is like smelling perfection. If you try hard, you can pick up some peppery spice as well. (By now, the beer has been in the glass for 5-6 minutes and the head has yet to fall; for the second time ever I've had to wipe my forehead with my finger and swirl it around just to get the head to dissipate).

Tastes like it smells, only the pepper and bready yeast dominate. Hints of peach/apricot, something citrus comes through from the funky yeast.

Medium-bodied with a mouthfeel picking up spicy, tart, sweet, dry notes; with a clean finish.

Beers like this really make me appreciate the style. I wish there was a bit more alcohol, but this is a solid beer.

RickS95, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of beerluvr
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a towering white head which takes quite some time to settle over the super yeast sedimented pale orangey-golden liquid. Nose is loaded with "horse blanket" aromas and fruitiness mingling with a light maltiness and yeastiness. The taste is wonderfully light bodied and hoppy, with lots of fruity overtones coupled with an effervescent carbonation makes this a very refreshing and tasty (and winning)combination. Thge finish is damm near perfect, with the fruity/sweet flavors morphing into a gorgeously hoppy, dry long finish...this is one outstanding Saison, if you see it, try it!

beerluvr, Mar 09, 2003
Photo of warchez
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, a corked beer is always a treat. The heavy bottle makes it feel like you've really got something special, presents just like a good bottle of champagne.
Aroma: classic belgian sweet and tangy odor. If it wasn't belgian you'd swear it was mildly infect with something
Appearence: the head is strong and pillowy. Even pouring carfully still give 4 inches or more of head, which is appropriate.
The yellow unfiltered color was somewhat un impressive. The beer seemed to sit between unfiltered and filters in its depth of haze, just didn't seem right. Tickels the nose.
Taste: nice sweet and tart. lemony with pepper like overnotes. No hop presence really. Bright and clean.
Mouthfeel: A bit drier than I would have expected. tartness dries the tongue abit. No lasting coating, good crisp finish
Overall: Fantastic beer. Would drink one, but only one, at a session. Went well with grilled steak tips, green beans and yellow rice.

warchez, Jan 11, 2006
Photo of russpowell
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boy this sucker, had some life in the bottle, as soon as it uncageed the cork (2.006) shot off! Never seen that before

Pours an effervescent straw/honey color with 1finger + of fluffy white head. Great head retention & fair lacing

S: Straw & fruit (apples & pears) & a little pepper

T: Appleskins and slight yeast twang up front. A slight lemony flavor follows along with some tartness. Some earthy &peppery notes from the yeast as this warms up. finiishes funky & fruitty with some lemony hops& very crisp

MF: Light & spritzy

Drinks very easy for the abv, not my favorite style, but does bring back fond memories of when I toured the brewery back in 92

russpowell, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of zimm421
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a tulip. As the cap is cracked, a nice burst of carbonation shoots out and the foam begins to hit the mouth of the bottle. The pour gives a white, 3+ finger head that is sudsy, foamy and beautiful. It leaves beautiful lacing and lasts forever. The beer itself is a cloudy golden-orange color.

The nose is full of yeast and grain as well as lemon and some spices, specifically some black pepper. There are some grassy notes as well, very interesting. The taste is great. Grainy, with lemon, spices and even some tart apple flavors. Very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, very crisp and clean with good amounts of carbonation, as evidenced by the head and the pop of the cap. Overall, this is a good brew. Easy to drink, flavorful and easy to enjoy. Something that I can see non-beer geeks enjoying, yet something we all like as well.

zimm421, Aug 12, 2011
Photo of inthebeeraisle
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 375ml bottle from Cork in NE PDX @ a reasonable cost. Heard a lot about this beer.

A: The description on the bottle is right. A "rocky" head that is substantial, disipates slowly, & leaves serious lacing. A dark straw color. Not transparent with lots of little bubbles & some yeast sediment left in the bottom of my Birra Moretti wine style glass.

S: An agressive smell that has some funk upfront followed by some floral/grassy smells intermingling with a yeasty nose.

T: A nice dry balanced flavor with citrus notes.

M: Nice carbonation feel on the palate. Not too dense or too full. Easy to put back.

O: I can understand why this beer is looked highly upon. Quite affordable & quite approachable too!

inthebeeraisle, May 13, 2011
Photo of Orrshow
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a hazy straw yellow with a healthy amount of froth on the top. Lacing is quite abundant as it goes down.

Smell – The smell is nice. Grapefruit along with other citrus aromas arise prominently. There is also light pepper and yeast to go along.

Taste – At first when I sip I feel a dry sourness followed by a yeasty flavor. Pepper and other spices make an appearance as well. There is an apparent tart flavor that arises after this. Grapefruit, coriander, and orange are also present with a very slight hoppiness towards the end. The overall effect is nice.

Mouthfeel – Feels good. It’s silky, has subtle carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability – Great. This one could be savored or downed quickly.

I quite like this beer and it makes me much more interested in trying other Saisons.

Orrshow, Aug 08, 2006
Photo of philbe311
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A mammoth pure white head that is delicate, foamy and rich with a slightly rocky top... Excellent retention... A pale medium gold color... A slight haziness... Some foam clings to the glass...

S - A definite funk is abound... A touch of lemon zest... Pear... Some faint earthy hop presence... Grassy... A weak undercurrent of bubble gum... A trace scent of pepper...

T - Yeasty... Funky... Pears... Bubblegum... Slightly bready... A mild spicy mix on the finish of pepper and coriander lingers...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Slightly creamy... Just a subtle kiss of carbonation... Slightly chewy... Consistent sip after sip...

D - Quite quaffable... Easy drinking... A classic textbook Saison... Proves to be an excellent value as well...

philbe311, Jun 11, 2010
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a caged and corked 750ml bottle. Cork had "2-004" stamped on it. Poured into a goblet, this saison had a light amber, almost champagne-like color, vigorous carbonation, and a blooming frothy white head that quickly receded but had a never-say-die preseverence. Very nice to look at.
The nose was vaguely fruity but the main component was a combination of yeasty, dusty malt notes and a sharp herbal aroma. Some hints of citrus also played around the periphery.
The taste was rather like a tripel. Some real faint fruit-inspired sweetness up front, a mild malt base with that dusty flavor transitioning over from the nose, and finishing with the soft spiciness of coriander and white pepper and a bolder, harsher herbal bite. The feel was light treading toward medium in body, round and creamy, thanks to the abundant carbonation.
Overall, this saison was quite drinkable, especially on a night with temps in the 80's. Saison Dupont rates the reputation it has garnered.

Boilermaker88, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 printed on the cork of this 375ml bottle.

A: Sunny blonde in color, with a rocky, billowy pure white head, 2 fingers. Carbonation is streaming, effervescently up the sides of the glass.

S: Biscuits, bread and cracker malts, slight fruit-estery sweetness, yeast notes, faint citrus, herbal with a slight spice note.

T: Upfront Belgian yeast funk, slight fruitiness, cracked pepper, herbal hops.

M: Crisp, light to medium bodied, with lightly creamy texture and a smooth, dry finish.

D/O: Light, and crisp, this is extremely easy drinking and definitely deserving the title of one of the top-tier Farmouse Ales.

EgadBananas, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Paddez
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small 33cl bottle bought in ABS drinks in Winksele.

Appearance: The bottle made a serious hiss when opened. The brew itself poured a very hazy orange liquid with an incredibly big & pillowy head. I had to be careful not to pour the string of yeast that resided at the bottom of the bottle in the glass. Quite intresting as far as the looks are concerned.

Smell: Crisp spices; fruits; yeast; with some of that 'barnyard' aroma vaguely in the background. Involving and complex

Taste: Quite tart and yeasty. There's some kind of odd -but not out of place- sourness in there as well. Some fruity notes to bring you to a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Active carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable; although somehow I wouldn't want to be drinking this all night.

Conclusion: A tasty brew and one of the better saisons I've had thus far. It's certainly a lot better than it's bio counterpart, although I'm not quite sure if it really lives up to the hype.

Paddez, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of barefootbrewer
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

barefootbrewer, Jul 03, 2007
Photo of atigerlife
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle dated 2004.

This is the second time I have had this beer, but it is my only Saison so I can not compare it to others in this style.

Poured a huge, fluffy head. Very long lasting. Color is an opaque golden straw. Beautiful beer to look at.

The aroma is fruity/spicy. Light yeast. The taste is interesting and hard to pin down. Seem to evolve as I was drinking it. Very gentle with no overpowering hops. Some fruitiness and wheat, and a light sweetness in the background.

Quite pleasant in the mouth. Rather creamy and slightly dry. This reminded me of other Belgian ales I've drunk, but "friendlier." The lower alcohol content and softer taste makes it very versatile with food and quite drinkable. I would defnitely have this again [if I hadn't just drunk my two bottles from my last trip to the mainland!].

atigerlife, Nov 06, 2005
Photo of kernalklink
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good saison- i was apprehensive at first- the cork popped and all i could smell was skunk. I was pleasantly surprised that the taste was quite the opposite. The pour was light golden with a huge billowing head and great sustained lacing. Extremely light body, great carbonation and smooth going down. Very subtle belgian spiciness, grassy, earthy and very fresh. There is a slight yeasty sourness which helps round out the finish. Definately needs to be paired with some quality food, it can only make it better. This one transported me elsewhere, and what else can you ask of a good beer than that.

kernalklink, Aug 19, 2007
Photo of barleywinebrewer
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

492 reviews as of my posting. Short take - I agree with the consenus this is a good / great beer. All I was missing from my session was a warm summer day and an outdoor cafe table to make it perfect. Some basics for more detail
A - slightly hazy yellow, cascades of bubbles flowing up the glas that never end and a frothy white head that lasts forever.
S - A complex spicy / farmhouse yeast character with a sweetness malt and fruity aroma.
T - follows the nose but with a wonderful complexity and dryness
M - medium bodied, tons of carbonation, dry herbal finish.
D - So well done it's easy to enjoy a 750ml and feel satisfied and refreshed. Nice to not be knocked off my feet as some of the higher ABV boundry pushing beers are wont to do.

barleywinebrewer, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of Cozzatoad
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle

A- Pale golden with some amber hints if seen through light, a little hazy. Awesome, big, perfectly white, huge-bubbled head that shows great retention troughout the very last sips and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass

S- Sweet delicate aroma of fruits (pear, lemon, orange peel) among a distinct wet grass feel, but more on the raw/earthy side of things (with yeast sure in the mix), as you'd expect in a saison. A slight hint of spiciness too

T- Malts are on the low side of things, bringing just a light dry grain note. Herbal notes upfront, with a grassy feel on the palate and a distinct though still delicate bitterness on the tongue, that has a lemonish and pleasantly spicy character to it. After lets say 1 second a strong fruitiness spreads out (pear, apple, citrus peel) and lingers on the palate in the aftertaste, without feeling excessively sweet

M- Medium in body; incredibly smooth despite a quite lively carbonation that brings a soft, delicate crispness. What is most amazing with this beer is that it somewhat manages to feel both sweet and bitter, but always perfectly in balance

O- I finished my 330ml really quickly, you just can't retrain from such great drinkabilty. An amazingly easy, but somehow deeply complex beer

Cozzatoad, Sep 15, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last time I had this was at the Moan and Dove's Second Anniversary party, free beer all afternoon. Needless to say, I'd had a few that day and maybe perhaps wasn't in the best state of mind to review, so now with this new re-reviewing process I'll give it a second try, this time from a bottle, at home.
Cork says 2004. Pours a light, clear, yellow orange color with a huge lasting head, white as snow. There's a good amount of peppery spice in the nose, as well as some pale malts and herbal hop presence. Taste is really sublte. I might look for a little more pizazz, but this mellow profile suits the beer well. Lots of yeasty bread tastes, as well as the previously mentioned herbal hop spicyness and pepper. A little fruity too, like apples or pears. Light but sturdy mouthfeel. Super refreshing, making for high drinkability. A great beer for the warmer months, and a classic saison.

twelvsies, May 18, 2005
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,293 ratings.