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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,864 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2864
Reviews: 1423
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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azorie

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass at refer temps

A: Fantastic yellow-orange color, with a massive 2 inch head and that left lacing own the glass after about 5 minutes. Lots of bubbles and no yeast floaties.

S: Tart apple and citrus, with that bread Brett yeast nose. Spicy hops and malt blend that remind me of flowers and passion fruit.

T: ah so fine this is the gold standard of Saisons.
Sharp spicy front end of cirtus and apples, with some herbs and that brett bite. All blends so well with the hop bite and malt sweetness. Very complex beer that changes a tad every year due to the terrior etc.

M: medium body, lots of carbonation

T: smooth beer and no hint of 6.5 abv, easy as hell to drink a full 750 solo

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 19:37:00 | More by azorie
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden yellow, voluminous white head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing

Smell: Ripe pear, herbs, and a very earthy yeast. Very complex

Taste: Earthy and spicy, herbal, a little fruity, with a little tartness. Also very complex, hard to hit on all the flavors

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, high carbonation, very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a semi dry finish

Overall: An outstanding brew, completely different from Ommegang's Hennepin, which is the only Saison I've had before this. Both are good, but far apart, and I like this better. This really blew me away on how complex and great it is.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 01:10:04 | More by MadCat
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AlohaRicky

California

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12 Oz bottle

A. Nice rich frothy head.

S. A little tart and funky

T. Clean and crisp with a tangy aftertaste that stays with you for hours. Very Dry

M. Nice and crisp.

O. Great beer. Worth the $5.00 price tag for the sour aftertaste that stays with you.

Great Beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 01:51:27 | More by AlohaRicky
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Wreckoncile

California

4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a fluffy 2 finger foam the takes some time to dissipate and leaves a little lacing around the glass. A touch of sediment found near the bottom of the glass upon pouring. Bright and beautiful appearance.

S - A strong lemongrass note right up front with a tart note of belgian funk to round out the nose. The pale malt smell lingers underneath that earthy funk throughout.

T - The lemon and grassy flavors dominate, but also a note of banana and even some white grape. The first sip was almost champagne like in its grape note, but the lemon and earthy/grassy flavor covers it quickly. A slightly tart finish with some trademark funkiness.

M - Dry, and yet crisp and refreshing. That champagne quality detected in the taste was even more apparent in the mouthfeel given the bubbly and dry aspect of this beer.

O - This is generally considered among the signature widely available saisons and for good reason. My only gripe with it is that its dryness prevents it from being that ideal thirst-quenching choice, which is what a "farmhouse" ale always strikes me as needing. But it's a trivial ding as overall this is a finely made saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 03:52:09 | More by Wreckoncile
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jordanmiller

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Before this, I've only had experience with Ommegang's Hennepin, and a local Saison.

A - Appearance seems very light with an almost unfiltered or either highly carbonated look to it

S - I never understood the term "farmhouse ale" until I gave this a whiff. WOW, You can really get a whiff of funky leather and what one in a rural area like mine would consider a farmhouse-y like scent!

T - Very, very light on the tongue, I wouldn't say overly carbonated, but it's very very bubbly on the tongue. Lots of funk lingers on the tongue after tasting, I can't quite put where the other tastes are coming from, but it's very light and very refreshing.

M - Incredibly light and bubbly, very refreshing

O - The best Saison I've tasted so far, I'm just upset that a style that's so gorgeous is so difficult to find varieties of in Pennsylvania!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 07:37:36 | More by jordanmiller
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inebrius

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A flaxen streaming liquid under layers of stiff foam radiates scents of the earth. A gift basket of aroma: lavender salts, forest honey, radish greens and apple butter packed in handfuls of fresh mown hay. My nose is all wet with puffy froth. Exceptionally balanced flavors reminiscent of that perfect after dinner salad of bitter greens, toasted sunflower seeds, farmer's cheese and dried cranberries in a light citrus vinaigrette.

When you've finished, use what's left of the head as a replacement for whipped cream on your fresh blackberries. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 03:23:08 | More by inebrius
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GregoryVII

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The appearance was an intense straw color verging on gold coupled with a fluffy lacing head. The aroma had a subdued spiciness to it with light notes of fruity ester and a tocuh of sour and olive. There is a solid background of pilsner malt in this beer to balance the fresh spicy, zesty character of the hops. Very light hints of citrus lemon are present, balanced by a peppery sharpness. The beer is deep and balanced. There is a dry, long finish. The mouthfeel was medium and appropriate. Great totality of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 23:53:51 | More by GregoryVII
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BeachBrewerDude

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers to pair with cheeses, especially the stinky, blue-veined cheeses. Creamy soft cheeses, like camembert or brie work very well also. Don't limit yourself to cheese though. This beer is awesome with a huge variety of foods! From vinegar-based BBQs to... well... just about anything you love to eat! This is a very versatile beer when eating.

This beer has a very rustic characteristic to the overall taste and mouthfeel, and even displays a pronounced funk that is typical of an authentic farmhouse ale. It's a dry beer and carries a mouthfeel which reminds me of Champagne. Citrus with peel, floral, grass, a little vanilla, wheat, and a slight hint of stone gravel which keeps it dry. It's a very drinkable and refreshing ale during the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 16:11:52 | More by BeachBrewerDude
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nniicckkww

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a champagne type bottle into a chalice glass. Gotta pour this one very slowly as the head becomes massive quickly and can get out of hand. Champagne like carbonation with a rocky head that lasts and lasts. Spicy aroma with some fruit in the nose. Hazy golden color. Clean and crisp. Refreshing. Spicy taste and light lively mouthfeel. This beer is complex. Slight banana flavor also. One of my favorite beers.

So drinkable and refreshing. I want to have this after a long hot day working on the farm.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 20:03:11 | More by nniicckkww
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dcook11

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pale pale yellow with a thick two finger soapy white head. Sea foam like, whispy. Moderate carbonation. Some lacing.

S- Skunk, apple, belgian yeast, funk. Another smell is present but I cant place it.

T- Skunk, apple...very balanced.

M- Light bodied.

O- one of the best beers I have ever had. After trying this, I feel bad I waited so long to pick this offering up. Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 23:37:08 | More by dcook11
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doughanson78

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

375ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Light orange/yellow straw color. Pretty hazy. Big three finger cloud like white head with amazing retention and sticky lacing.

S: Very yeasty. Awesome funk that is light enough to let other aromas shine through. Getting some citrus, slight tart apples, lemon, and touches of grapefruit. Smells a little grainy. Pretty complex. Awesome smelling Saison.

T: Grain and yeast upfront. A funky citrus comes through next with a nice sour/tart/funky apple flavor. A touch of spice. Light floral hop notes.

M: Light bodied. High carbonation. Super crisp. Super dry.

O: Awesome Saison. The best I've had. Very drinkable. Everything just works in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 05:44:20 | More by doughanson78
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I've waited this long to try this beer...

Beautiful pour with a frothy persistent white head that never leaves the glass... Lots of evident carbonation present... One beautiful beer...

Very vibrant earthy smell present... slightly citrusy in nature with an earthy funkiness in the background... Amazing aromas... Lots of yeastiness present as well... Just smells like a great hot weather ale...

Uber refreshing flavors of barnyard funk, lemon zest, a little hay, some yeast, a touch of booze... It hits the spot on a 100 degree day here in West TN... I only have one bottle which is probably a good thing... This is so delicious and refreshing I could get carried away with this... It's the perfect saison... Probably the best example I've ever had...

I loved this beer all the way around... A classic and one I won't pass up again...

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 22:25:09 | More by Tilley4
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Jmamay22

New York

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Careful with this one as the cork started coming out on its own after removing its cage!

This beer pours a golden hazy yellow with a huge off white head. As pouring I can already smell the sour lemon and mustiness found in a typical saison. It is a very fruity musty scent that tells you you're in for a treat.

You have to wait a bit for the head to settle, but it remains huge as I take my first sip. First sip blows me away as it has greater depth than I've ever experienced in another saison. There are many layers of flavors that dramatically change with such quickness it is difficult to discern each and pick apart everything judiciously. It begins like a typical saison with a lemon zest taste and then moves to a peppery hop bitterness. The finish is dry, but the aftertaste develops a life of its own with full flavored bitterness unlike any other. Ample carbonation in this one does not detract from its flavor, but seems to warm the palate. Highly complex and drinkable brew. Everything you want in a saison taken to a new level.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 22:04:00 | More by Jmamay22
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Available here via the SAQ, the provicial liquor commission. Poured in a "maredsous" chalise at 5-8 celcius.

A hazy orangish yellow ale huge white head, lacing and quite effervensent. Aroma of spice, yeast, and notes of citrus (lemon). Flavor of fresh dough, spice and esters from yeast. Dry finish and light body makes this a refreshing and incredibly quafable ale. Its a wonderful summer ale. At 6.5% abv, being bone dry and relatively light bodied, it hits my sweet spot!

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 23:38:38 | More by bloberglawp
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chrisafari

California

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours deep golden opaque/cloudy orange with a fluffy/billowing white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrus sweet with a surprising kick of hops! Flavor is sweet citrus, yeast and herbs. Finishes with a nice kick of yeast in the sinus and a dry hoppy throat. Medium body with great lacing. Definitely my favorite Saison! Great for the warm spring and summer months. This is what a Saison should taste like. The benchmark, in my opinion, of any American or Belgian/French attempts at this style. Very well executed.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 21:00:46 | More by chrisafari
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gotweid

Michigan

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the bottle into a weizen glass (the 2nd into a pint glass). Very hazy, cloudy and golden wheatish in color. Thick, rocky head 2 fingers thick and she stayed around quite a long time. Beautiful lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma of grass, grains and very fruity with a slight whif of hops. Better tasting than I imagined from the aroma. The Dupont has a slightly grainy, fruity taste to it with the slightest amount of light bitterness to it. As I drank it the fruitiness became more noticeable without killing or overcoming the hops. Mouthfeel is so very smooth, almost creamy with a decent amount of carbonation that offsets the dryness that is evident later on. Really alot going on with this beer. Extremely enjoyable and drinkable. Great session beer. You have to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 21:48:12 | More by gotweid
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scninmer08

New York

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip.

Straw yellow with beautiful off-white three-finger head.

When I pulled the cork out, immediately I was hit with major skunkiness. Once I poured it into my tulip, the smell rounded out into an interesting blend of skunk and the normal funky yeast smell.

Taste begins with fruity, citrus notes accompanied by the funky backdrop throughout. The malt kicks in near the end, which was beautiful.

Creamy mouthfeel, great blend of carbonation and smoothness.

Overall, a wonderful saison, and the one that most likely comes closest to the ideal in terms of style. Definitely one I would enjoy again throughout the summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 12:20:20 | More by scninmer08
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tomakeanend

California

4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

THIS is what beer should always taste like. Smooth, flavorful, but always crisp and refreshing at the finish. Very strong, fruity and citrus flavors up front, mixed with a heavy wheat body. The finish is pure summer hefeweizen. The Belgium people know beer like no other. I am in awe of this simple, yet powerful, brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 01:58:32 | More by tomakeanend
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Naerhu

Japan

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle.

Huge white head, lightly opaque orange body. Rapid fine bubbles, My God! are these bubbles going to take over the world??!?!?!?! Slightly opaque blonde body.

Massive hop aroma.

Wonderful rolling hop bitterness on an earthy medium-sized frame. The lacing never ends. Black pepper and so much herbal spice from the hops. They should change the name from Saison, to "these hops will beat you silly". No, not that aggressive, but definately that impressive. I believe there is pineapple and super ripe peach. These fresh fruit flavors would lead those unsuspecting drinkers to think this dry beer is sweet.

Light bodied beer, which the acidity makes all the more refreshing. Amazing that the lightness of the body holds up great hops flavors while still retaining balance.

I could sell my soul for this brew. Okay, maybe not my soul, but definitely your soul.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2003 09:55:28 | More by Naerhu
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putnam

Michigan

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"2.004"
Yellow liquid, greyed by suspended particles. A thick white dish of foam on top.
Aromas of honey, butter, toast and cool minerals. Pepper, sunned grasses, split grains and curdled cream can also be gleaned from the aromas.
On the palate it posesses husky grip, supported by sharply defined fizz. Earthy perfumes continue to intermix with bold, ropy tannins. Floral Chenin Blanc fruits are joined by green tea flavors.
Long, lingering bitterness and abundant nectar.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2005 22:52:23 | More by putnam
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best tasting beers Ive ever tried.

It pours a luminescent glowing orange with a merangue like monster of a head that lasts forever. This rocky beast of a head leaves rocky ridges of lace behind. Trapped in the convection of carbonation bubbles are meteors of flocculated yeast. It really looks cool.

The aroma is an intense mix of tart orange, bitter hops, candy floss, wet earth and musty fruit compote. The incredible complexity of the aroma is doubled in the taste. It reveals different flavors with every sip. Its exceedingly dry and bitter yet delicately fruity and spicy. Its rare to come across a beer of this complexity. So crisp and refreshing. A mild acidity shows up in the finish, mingling seamlessly with the hops. Horse blanket, earth, pepper and diacytl dance subtly in the background throughout.

The mouthfeel is creamy with velvety carbonation bubbles. This is the ultimate summer beer. Better than any hefe or wit IMO. It goes great with Jerk Chicken wings too!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2005 21:36:09 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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cichief

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought two bottles of this in Mons, Belgium.

It pours a light straw color, cloudy, with a snow white head of thick foam. It smells of yeast and fresh baked bread, I can't wait to taste it. Wow, it tastes as fresh as any beer I've had. It is not very carbonated, with a bottle conditioned beer, this is what I hoped for. I would say this is in the top five beers I have ever tasted. So drinkable, this is what our ancestors called beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2007 03:54:27 | More by cichief
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daftafne

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A friend and I split a 750 ml bottle of this at the hopleaf bar last night after a concert at the metro.

One must pour this beer unhurriedly, otherwise it will get a huge head that lingers forever. It poured a fantastic deep yellow/amber with plenty of constant fizz. I smelled some citrus and took a sip. Very bubbly in the mouth but pleasant. Tasted zesty with a little pepper and apple. I was expecting a lot more wild yeast flavors (like I have tasted in the Ommegang Omeggeddon) but they were very mild. This beer is really well-balanced and leaves your palette fairly quickly making you want more. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2007 23:51:43 | More by daftafne
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burnstar

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy bright gold with a huge everlasting fluffy white head. Spicy yeasty earthy aroma. Lemons and apples. Spicy as well. Taste is somewhat sweet with some spiciness, fruit, and earthy flavors coming through. Finishes dry with some herbal hoppiness. Well balanced and quite complex. Above all really delicious. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Amazingly drinkable. I love this one. An awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 01:02:00 | More by burnstar
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

G - This session we drank out of tulips for the fellas and flutes for the ladies.

A - Pours a golden yellow straw hue, between translucent with particulates to cloudy or opaque depending on how much is left in the bottle or how agitated the brew is, it has a nice foamy head, and good lacing, especially in the flute.

S - Aromas of hay, cut grass, bready grain or semolina pasta, mango.

T - This beer evolves through a wonderful array of flavors; from initial grain, hay, and bitter hop, to breadiness and dry hops, to ripe fruits, sweet estery banana and nutty flavors; this beer is a (subtle) flavor bomb. And at the end of the bottle, the yeast at the bottom is the most delicious.

M - The feel is refreshing and crisp with a dry finish.

D - Perfect for almost any occasion, widely palatable, great for pairing.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 06:58:13 | More by ktrillionaire
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 2,864 ratings.