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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,546
Reviews: 1,475
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 206
Gots: 312 | 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 Kinsman
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the chance to spend the weekend down at the Cape at a friends, so I enjoyed this while sitting out in the sun on a nice summer Saturday.

I picked this up at Grain and Vine in Hyannis, which itself was a nice store to visit. I didn't bring any of my usual glasses with me, so I found a wine glass as a nice substitute to pour this into. Poured a nice hazy orange with a good yeast presence in the body. Capped by a moderately thick and slightly sticky white head.

Aroma provides a good bit of funk and spice, even before you pour it. A bit peppery and also a little bit of a citrusy aroma are well complemented by the musty hay aroma.

Flavor compliments the aroma well, being a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest. A good lemon with white pepper flavor followed by a nice yeast presence. As the beer warms, the slight hop bitterness starts to come through.

A nice bubbly medium weight feel in the mouth. Smooth and crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon. Overall a very enjoyable summer saison that deserves to be right up there with the best of them.

Photo of foles
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer presents awesomely in the 750ml corked bottle. Lovely pale colour with spritey carbonation. Nice flakes of yeast floating around. Nose is divine, doesnt get much better than this. Pure freshness. On the tongue I get dryness, apple skins, lemon zest, prickly champagne-like carbonbation on the tongue. Not hugely complex, but doesnt need to be.

Photo of pkeigs
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer, a true classic, and a benchmark for Saisons.

Pours a nice color, with a lasting sticky 2 fingered head. This beer is amazing on tap, gets a little skunky for me out of the bottle.

Smells of summer, nice spicey, floral aroma. The yeast strain plays the part with the hops backing it up. Great peppery spice, lots of earth, maybe a little funky.

This beer is refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day, light floral hops balance out the yeast, the malt bill is secondary, but everything comes together to something great. Finishes dry and peppery, leaving me wanting more and more.

Photo of AccidentalKate
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow, and opaque. Strong carbonation but fine bubbles rather than the larger ones we Americans are fond of. Belgium lace that lasts forever. Light head.

Aroma: Light yeast tones with a bit of lemon and a touch of flowers. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.

Taste: Bitter upfront, borderline too much for my taste, but quickly fades away leaving the bready/grain taste that I enjoy. Hints of sour throughout. Ends dry which seems quite appropriate.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant and light. Present without dominating the palate. Slightly above average, but could have provided a bit more pop.

Drinkability: For those who like hops and grain this is a very good beer to look for.

Photo of kevanb
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Really nice appearance from this beer. Poured into a stemless oversized wine glass. HUGE head on this beer, really frothy and bubbly. Nice blonde color, not too much sediment, really nice shine.

S: Smells amazing, really lovely aroma. Fruity, very yeasty with hints of spice and maybe some citrus. I could stick my nose in the glass all day.

T: Good flavor, very good representative of a belgian farmhouse. Lots of yeast flavor, spice and some mild fruit. The back end flavors are also quite nice, doesn't get sour or tangy as I've noticed from other beers of the same style.

M: Feels okay, pretty sharp going down at the end, but overall very smooth, not overly bubbly, but its almost a little too devoid of textures or feelings.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, everything about it was good from the flavor to the price. I would certainly recommend this to someone who is a bit tired of drinking Duvel all the time.

Photo of mstyne
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caged and corked large green glass bottle. Big aroma after popping the cork which did not disappoint in the sound department. Substaintial head and solid carbonation. Nice lacing. Almost an earthy kind of smell to this brew. Starts a bit fruity but ends with a dry finish. A great beer.

Photo of oggg
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Briens, served in a slightly in the non-descript Saison Dupont glass which is sorta like a pint glass but it bows back inward at the top and it's smaller overall. Understated (not a gaudy chalice)

This beer came to be with a soft white head atop a slightly hazy golden brew. Barnhouse and spice and lemon in the nose. Very nice. Highly fizzy. More yeastiness and some delicate citrus. Lovely spiciness. Very solid hop bitterness up front gives way to a nice warming maltiness. Clean dry finish. Smooth. Alcohol subtle. It's a bit fizzy, which I guess is ok for the style but it gets a little gassy. But that's just nitpicking.

Overall: definitely a winner of a saison.

Photo of kiddynamite920
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml into Duvel tulip.

A: Nice golden, light copper color. Hints of yellow glisten around the edges. Carbonation is high I suppose. Head blossomed up to about two inches of rich, fluffy bubbles. Beginning to stick to the glass on it's retreat down towards the nectar beneath.

S: Cork smelled very citrusy and fruity. Smells very sweet and full of lemon and lemongrass aromas. A bit tart as well. A bit of the Belgian yeast comes through in a grainy smell. A bit grassy and earthy. A good bit of the banana and spice notes from traditional Belgian yeast is present. Lemon and peppery greens come through the most.

T: Flavor is a bit tart with some grainy, bready type flavors. Good citrus bite. The banana shows up on the palate as well. Good yeast flavor and some grassy notes behind it. Good balance of flavors here, just enough bitterness to keep the crispness high.

M: Was expecting more twang from the citrus notes on the nose. It is actually quite smooth and the carbonation moderately low.

D: Fantastic on this hot day, perfect summer beer for all occasions. Alcohol is low enough to make it drinkable. Very refreshing in character.

Photo of kwkdmk
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of cfadams17
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of beerluvr
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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!

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 330ml bottle at Kawa Espresso Bar in Calgary, fantastic beer selection
A - lighty hazy golden and extremely bubbly with a tower of fluffy white head that lasted forever, beautiful!
S - pear & pineapple with light grains and a medicinal odour
T - strong phenolic with sweet fruits, a crisp grainy malt and a herbal note
M - very crisp, smooth, with a tart semi dry finish
D - strong and well balanced in flavour, crispy and smooth, and great looking to boot

Photo of Janderson91
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure when this was bottled, just recently picked it up from the bottle shop but there's not exactly the highest demand for this stuff in Alabama so who knows how old it is. Poured into a DFH snifter. Enjoyed on 03/30/11.

A - Good looking saison. Pale straw cloudy yellow with a huge white head which takes forever to dissipate. Leaves pretty good lacing down the sides.

S - Typical saison aroma. Very enjoyable, nothing outstanding though. Belgian yeast, peppery spice, some alcohol, bready malts, bananas, cloves.

T - Similar to the aroma. Spicy with some bready malts and a light, crisp hoppiness. Belgian yeast is there as well with some banana notes. Finish is nice and dry with some lingering spiciness and those bready malts again. I like this a lot, just nothing overly unique about it.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent. Pretty creamy through the middle with enough carb to keep the finish nice and dry.

O - Overall I really enjoy this beer. I've had it on tap a couple times, this was my first out of the bottle. Very good go-to saison.

Photo of EliotRosewater
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SickGnar
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: F N Green bottles. Nice pop of the cork (but then eau de smell). Obviously carbed with a huge fluffy head upon the pour that settles down but keeps a cap. Cloudy and rustic golden straw. Multiple streams of bubbles help with the great retention, and it leaves super great lacing.

S: Cork pop is followed by eau de skunk. (F N Green bottles). Fortunately this fades well into the background with several moments of sitting (but never totally goes away). And out comes a truly interesting mix. Zesty lemon, pepper, a light touch of cloves, yeasty Belgian goodness, and just a bit of earthy funk. A nice pils and pale malt base provide a grainy and bready background with a light bit of sweetness. As it warms plentifull fruity aromas appear.

T: Lemongrass (lemony & herbal) leads into herbal and floral hops that are surprisingly storng & bitter. Hops grow even more in the finish – getting grassy and then spicy & resiny. Not a hop bomb but the hop level did surprise me. Peppery in a white pepper way. There is a faint honey sweet impression kicking around with light grainy malts riding in the background. Earthy Belgian yeast notes. Same as the nose, fruity estery notes slowly emerge. Light but with quite a fair bit going on.

M: Medium light body and very well attenuated. Crisp and lively carbonation. An edge of tartness and a dry finish. Smooth for the lightness and crispness. Very refreshing & quenching. Slightly tart.

D: Light, refreshing, complex & flavorful all at the same time. A classic for the style and it shows. Best damn “lawnmower” beer I’ve had in a good long time. Damn skunk though…Faded but never completely went away. It holds this one back a enough to miss another 0.5 on the drinkability and possibly somewhere else too. F N Green bottles.

Photo of vandemonian
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont has an orange colour and a huge head that lasts a long time. After it was poured I smelled cloves, orange peel and some yeast. This beer has a warm, malty taste with hints of orange peel. It has a spicy clove finish. My bottle was quite carbonated and so it has a nice presence in the mouth. This is a very nice beer.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 2/5/12

Appearance: Hazy gold, full of carbonation with a ridiculously massive, fluffy head - note that this head lasted longer than it took to review this beer - fluffy lacing left behind

Smell: Dry and yeasty - a lot of dry, Belgian aromas, with some light funk and something spicy that reminds me of lager yeast - lightly floral, with some hay and Belgian saison-typical funkiness that becomes more apparent as it warms

Taste: Nicely mild and light - slightly spicy, slightly tart, some very mild funk - tons of dry Belgian yeast - clove and pepper, and some other spices - slightly grainy - powdery yeast with a minimal sweetness

Mouthfeel: Lively, high carbonation (without being ridiculous) - smooth, super dry and refreshing

Overall: Refreshing, mild but somewhat interesting

The smell is pretty strong, but the actual flavor is very mild. This would be nice on a warm day. If there is such a thing as a lawnmower saison, this is it.

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy straw yellow in color and poured with a three finger white head that slowly died down but never quite disappeared. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are musty aromas of yeast and spices in the nose, along with some subtle hints of sour fruits.
T: The taste is somewhat tart and has a good balance between grainy malts, sour fruit, peppery spices and a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and there is some dryness, particularly in the finish.
D: The beer is very refreshing and relatively easy to drink. It's a perfect beer for the summer months.

Photo of damndirtyape
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle (no date) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Translucent/cloudy golden yellow beer with some orange highlights. Massive bubbling going on through the beer the whole time. Some of the yeast sediment made it through and while it mars the appearance a bit, it can be overlooked. The beer poured a massive white foamy head that took forever to dissipate so I could pour the rest of the bottle in over a very slow pour in an effort to keep the sediment in. Big persistent strands of lacing all over the place in sheets and strands. Good looking beer other than the sediment.

Smell: Orange citrus, fruit, and with a swirl, hops that were a mix of cut grass, faint skunk, and grapefruit. As the foam died down more yeast and fresh baked bread starts to show up. Interesting smelling beer.

Taste: There is a definite orange/citrus/ruby-red grapefruit thing going on here. These sour citrus flavors dominate, followed by some bready flavors in the middle. The end is a mix of bread moving into a crisp bitter finish. Once again, a very interesting beer.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation that cleans the tongue after every drink, but doesn't scour it. Really just perfect in carbonation. The rest of the mouthfeel leaves a crisp and clean finish, maybe a little dry, but if I wait a minute I'll notice a little bit of something clinging to my teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: When I first poured this and only got a lot of foam I wasn't sure, since the only tastes I was getting were a few drops of sour citrus, but once the beer settled down a bit and I could catch everything, I can see why people rave about this style. Definitely a good beer for a warm spring evening, and it would work really well in the summer. I feel though that I need to have it with food though. By itself it's good....but I keep wanting something to eat with it. Definitely a sipping and savoring beer, despite its warm weather quenching quality. Definitely a good beer that I'll have to revisit sometime.

Photo of CHickman
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a massive 2 finger cloudy / creamy white head that lasted a while and left very good lacing; a layer of foam settled on top and stuck around; a really nice looking beer and exactly what a saison should look like.

Smells of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, light lemon, grass, hay, fruit and some wheat; very nice and very typical Belgian aroma with that slight funky smell.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, fruit, coriander, light brown sugar, pepper, cinnamon, lemon, grass, hay, piney hops, light toasted grains, light spices and some wheat; really nice malty flavor and balance, the hops and sweetness wrap it into a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and silky smooth, with very light to no carbonation, a medium body and a dry finish.

Very tasty and quite drinkable, this is a very good beer that went down easy with no signs of the alcohol and no funky aftertaste.

Photo of StlHopHead77
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a super hazy,golden orange with a firm,pillowy,three-finger,snow white crown that retained an excellent body and finally left consistent islands of lacing on the glass.

S-Sharp yeast driven notes on the nose of white pepper,wet hay,clove and overripe lemon but also bright,fresh stonefruit and musty funk.

T-Super complex and gorgeous.Funky,earthy notes of dried flowers,must and minerals but also white pepper,Meyer lemon,clove and fresh wheat.

M-Great creaminess,slight tartness and perfect lively carbonation.

D-Really superb beer with an amazing level of drinkability.

Photo of BilbosNuts
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy light golden yellow with some particulates floating around. A big rocky, pearl white head has good retention and leaves some scattered lacing. It appears very lively with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast and belgian sugars are very prominent. A grassy, earthy, and some light fruits (apples and pears) round out the aroma.

T: The taste is similar to the aroma with the grassy and earthy attributes making a bigger appearance. The same fruit of apples and pears are present as is the belgian yeast.

M: This has a very refreshing feel to it. It is medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. It has a crisp finish, leaving the palate cleansed.

O: This is one of my favorite saisons I have yet to try. It is very refreshing, has a great aroma and taste. Very solid all around.

Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, enjoyed with dahl soup.
A:Tame pour yields 3 fingers of head. Cloudy, beautiful gold color, some particles on bottom. The head is tight and shapely.
S: Fruity, estery alcohol. Grass-like hoppiness, and spicy raisin smells. Upon deep sniffing and contemplation I smell berry, maybe strawberry, and a phenolic banana and clove.
T: Crisp and fruity, like a bite of a cool apple. Definite tart apple taste.
M: Has a great level of carbonation, but finishes hard in the back, center of my tongue.
D: Refreshing!

Photo of Luiz0930
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first time having a Belgium Saison style and the closest i can compare it to is champagne. Not a Cheap bottle of Champagne but a good style. This is mouth filling carbonation, the taste is a bit funky (just like a champagne) however you get this taste of coriander maybe some citrus flavor fruits and no taste of alcohol what so ever. This is a great beer to try, pick it up!

Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: When poured from a bottle to a tulip glass, had a amber-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Also some sediment floating around. Had a decent-sized head as well.

S: Typically (among saisons) funky barnyard smell, along with fruit, spices, malt. May have been slightly skunked (why would a high end brewery stoop to using green bottles?!).

T: Had the flavor of apples, coriander, malt, a bit of citrus. Well done and balanced.

M: Very vibrant level of carbonation, along with a smooth finish. Full-bodied, but not overwhelming.

D: Overall, this is a drinkable beer. Saisons are a quirky style and Dupont has done well with this one.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,546 ratings.