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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,354 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,354
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 186
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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 -1.2%
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
Photo of twelvsies
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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
Photo of Silenus
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’d love this farmhouse ale on appearances alone! On popping the champagne cork you get a blast of earthy, hoppy, spicy aromas. It pours our with a beautiful head that looks like meringue. This thick white cloud lasts through the entire drink. The aromas and tastes remind me of black pepper and a fresh plowed field. The color is a deep yellow/orange and has bits of yeast suspended throughout. The flavor starts sweet from the malt and then finishes dry from the hops. It is both refreshing and complex. I call this my “picnic beer.” It compliments almost any dish of food. I did have one once with a tomato soup that didn’t really do anything for me but have it with a ham and strong swiss cheese sandwich! I consider myself a Scottish Ale man but if pressed, I might say that this is the beer I’d pick if I could only have one for the rest of my beer drinking days.

Silenus, Oct 20, 2005
Photo of tjd25
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice.

tjd25, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of cvstrickland
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml Champagne-style bottle sealed with a caged cork, poured into my tiny new Delerium Tremens tulip yields a bright hazy lemonade body crowned with a mighty stand of creamy, rocky white foam that retains at a fat finger and sticks lacing all over the inside of the glass.

Smell is fruity with an earthiness that speaks of freshly-tilled black soil, moldy fallen trees under a shady forest canopy, sedate cud-chewing livestock, and cold, clean water from a moss-lined well. Fresh cut hay and red clay notes lurk in the musty barnyard perfume, as does a refreshing waft of lemon peel.

The taste is so much more than fruity, which it is, bearing a profile of earthy, funky aromas that translate into solid flavors reminiscent of the smells. The drink is dry, crisp and refreshing, but defies such a simple characterization. Earthy mineral notes join with the damp flavor of fresh morel mushrooms to balance a touch of orange. A simple, mellow bitterness provides a touchstone for all the other tastes to play off of. The funk is always right there, but never overpowering. Complex.

Wonderfully drinkable, Saison Dupont is light, flavorful, and finishes clean.

cvstrickland, Jun 27, 2008
Photo of crnipeter
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle (BB March 2013) into tulip. Spectacular, extremely resistant rocky white head supported by streams of bubbles raising from effervescent, somewhat hazy pale golden body.
Aromas of floral hops, lemony esters, refined sugar and peppery spiciness - the later can be either phenolics derived or originating from adjuncts. Flavors start with fruity esters of lemon with soft malt foundation, followed by earthy hops, peppery spiciness and light lemony tartness. Assertive hoppy bitterness and good amount of carbonation provide dry finish with bitter aftertaste. Overall more bitter than tart, light to medium bodied and airy on the palate.

In short: a light, refreshing brew seeking balance between citrusy tartness, hoppy bitterness and spiciness.

crnipeter, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of Schmaltzy
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours murky straw gold that has a ridiculous amount of head, I was pouring unhurriedly and yet half my glass was head that left some slight lacing.

S-slight funkyness first, bread, hay smell, lemon, I can definately smell the lemon grass aforementioned, definate funk.

T-not as strong as the smell. Nice smooth citrus flavors but not overpowering with a nice smooth bready yeast flavor and some subtle barnyard/hay tastes.

M-definate light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation that actually is a good thing, I feel that this beer needs the heavy carbonation to keep that light crisp flavor and not overpower the barnyard flavors.

D-very easy to drink, not overpowering but I feel like I need more in the taste department, if the taste was as good as the smell it would be much better.

Schmaltzy, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunshine wheat colored beer. Thick, foamy, bright white head. The aroma was a combination of fresh hops and spring fields. The flavor contains just the right amount of citrus hops that fades into a clean and refreshing aftertaste. The body is on the light side of moderate and the beer has a good amount of carbonation. Overall a light and refreshing beer perfect for those warmer days.

HappyHourHero, Jan 16, 2004
Photo of Rainintheface
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. cork says 2.006, I assume bottling year but I don't know. It's the high 90's here in Boston. Saison seemed a good choice.

A:cloudy and golden in color. abundance of carbonation and four finger white head that lingers well into drink. without exaggeration, one of the finest heads I've ever seen. foam clings to sides. 5.0 is a temptation but can't quite pull the trigger.

S: a rush of farmhouse aromas with pop of cork. earthy, musty, hops, lemons as well as a sourness

T: tart, a bit sour. grainy. slight peppery aftertaste

M: smooth and medium bodied, fizzy carbonation and dry finsh

D: very, very drinkable. great all around

Wow! Will fight with Hennepin for space in my shopping carriage.

Rainintheface, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of david131
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Clear and golden with a monstrous, craggy white head. Pretty good, but not much meat on its bones.

S- Very subtle, but pretty nice. There is lemon, grass, and just a hint of funk. Not as aromatic as I expected or remembered.

T- Sweet, grassy, a bit funky, and a bit sour. There is a distinct lemon flavor as well. A conglomeration of flavors that work really well together.

M- Creamy, but the carbonation keeps the flavors going and add to a nice mouthfeel.

D- A very enjoyable beer that is subtle, but the more of it I drink, the more it opens up. The lower ABV is most definitely appreciated and shoots the drinkability off the charts.

david131, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of mactrail
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant sweetness is the first taste, followed by the Belgian rasp. Rather bitter aftertaste. Light body but nice carbonation on the tongue. Thirst-quenching and intriguing flavor, but nothing too wild. A thinner, sharper style of Saison. Hoppy bitterness gives a nice edge. Textbook Saison of the Belgian style.

mactrail, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of LevitatedEep
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has a massive white billowing head, 3/4 glass full. Very thick looking and rusty, lots of small sediment...makes we want to drink it.

Has a bready, yeasty smell. Some citrus..lemon smell. Some would call a funky smell.

A smorgasboard of flavors: bitter and sour upfront. Lots of bready yeast. Unique and intriguing.

Medium mouthfeel and a little oily and bitter.

Overall this is a very interesting brew and the 1st true Saison I have had. I will definately try it again.

LevitatedEep, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of OnThenIn
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer poured with a huge head, slightly off white head with a very hazy lighter copper, honey colored. Terrific lacing.

Smell: Funky spice and citrus with a tiny bit of sweetness.

Taste: Complex spicy peppery flavor, with a bitter slight sourness and citrus. It also has a very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a ton of carbonation that works.

Drinkability: The complex taste keeps you interested, but the higher carbonation and dry, crisp finish lets you drink it down. A very enjoyable first experience with with Brasserie Dupont.

OnThenIn, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of martymoat
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured in a large snifter, pours a light cloudy copper, massive amounts of thick bubbly head, good head retention, settles out nicely and holds well except for a spot or to that can see through.

S: sweet smelling followed by a pepper hint, pilsner is what comes to mind

T: great sweet taste upfront with some subtle spicy notes, and good presence of bittering hop

M: mouth is bitter, with a slight tingling sensation at back of tongue, and a distinct yeast like after taste

D: tasty

martymoat, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of Finn
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes out with a satisfyingly loud pop. Poured into my Duvel tulip glass. Hazy gold with strong carbonation billowing up, which supports a nice thick white head. the aroma is complex: hay, skunks, funk, sugar and fruit, with a bit of hops in there too. A nice bready malt base sits underneath the sharp, crisp, hoppy and bitter flavors. It finishes with a slight bitterness that lingers. A lot of the aroma comes thru here with the flavor as well. this beer has a nice creamy mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Overall, this is a classic for a good reason, it's just so unique and enjoyable, although the very bitey and crisp flavors may be somewhat of an acquired taste. This is where to start with Saison, since it's easy to find and relatively inexpensive.

Finn, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of levon15
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A straw colored hazy yellow, a bit cloudy. Thick white head that never dissipates past a quarter finger head that clings to the glass in sheets that slide slowly back into the beer

The smell is a grassy funk, not the farm but definitely out in the country, a pastural lemon scent. The smell pours out of the bottle after the cork is pulled and fills the room, literally.

A good astringent citrus. I get a hint of spicyness. The alcohol is not there, it could pass for a juice.

The mouth is a sticky wet bit oh happiness, the carbonation is high and it takes a bit away for me.

Overall the taste left me wanting more. The smell set the stage for something spectacular and it just wasn't all there, it was very good but I smelled something great. my beagle came trotting out of the other room looking for where the smell was coming from. I could open this and just smell it . I'll be buying some more and let it set for a while.

levon15, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of BretSikkink
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden-orange and hazy, served with about an inch of white head with great retention. Legs in great sheets down the glass. Very attractive.

Farmhouse-earthy, phenolic yeast character, with some lighter colored fruit aromas.

Yeast-driven, this one is a little better in the bottle I think, given the secondary conditioning that works so well with this style. Grainy, herbal, with big phenolic character. So full of flavor, without much to hang your hat on.

Finish is dry, crisp, very smooth. Not much lingering flavor, but it's very pleasant with the high carbonation balancing beautifully the relatively full body. Recommended.

BretSikkink, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a thick white foam head that has excellent retention. There is some spotty lacing.

S: Yeast stands out the most and it is quite potent. There is also some lemons, unripe fruits in the form of malic acid and some bready malts.

T: Starts off quite yeasty on the front with a little mix of bready malt. The citrus and green apples taste comes out in the middle. The backend is where the lemons come through more. There is also a hint of coriander. Very refreshing.

M: Nice and refreshing. There is a decent amount of carbonation. Leaves a slight yeast and citrus taste on the palate.

O: This is a refreshing Saison. Not overly complex, but quite thirst quenching. Would enjoy more of these on a warm day.

IronCitySteve, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/1/12

A hazy pale golden yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a large bone white head that hangs around for ages slowly falling to an island leaving big chunks of random lace

S lots of spicy yeast with some cereal and peppery lemon, some white fleshed fruit and a little bubblegum, take that with a grain of salt because I'm smelling bubblegum in everything lately and I checked the beard for gum (no gum)

T flavors still solid but not as strong, not as fruity but perhaps more spice

M if the bubbles were any bigger this would be a foamy mess, but their pinpricks and make it feel creamy, yeasty aftertaste

O great stuff here and its easy too forget this is a strong beer because it goes down quick and has nothing in the way of booze

I want to say this would be a nice summer brew but I'd be broke and wasted by 3oclock. I can see myself drinking this again very soon

wordemupg, Jan 13, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,354 ratings.