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3,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 191 | 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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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance; cloudy yellow with a nice thick white head that maintains as a quality film throughout the drink. Leaves chunky yet sparce lacing.

smell; yeasty and rustic, yet slightly sour.

taste; almost flavorless at first, like a Weissbier, but the banana flavors never come through. Finishes with a crisp and yeasty bitterness that overpowers the tart sourness trying to come through. A little bit of alcohol in there too.

mouthfeel; very sharp and crisp carbonation. Although it's crisp, it also has a creamy thickness, with piercing carbonation. Complex to say the least.

drinkability; tasty and interesting but not a session beer. Best enjoyed after a hard day's work.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 17:50:17 | More by Sachsenfreude
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UA8

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a billowing white head that recedes leaving chunky lacing down the sides of the glass.

S- Biscuity yeast and malts, lemon, a touch of an herbal honey note.

T- Leads with semi sweet honey esq malts, midpalate has various fruit and lemony notes. Finishes with a lightly bitter herbal note.

M- Light crisp and refreshing with a balanced carbonation that carries the flavors smoothly over the palate.

D- Quite the tasty and refreshing beer. Very easy to drink maybe a bit too easy.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2009 00:03:59 | More by UA8
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

BB Oct 2014.

Cloudy golden yellow with a very large, full-looking white head. Good retention.

Smell is dry, spices and lemon, slightly funky horse blanket. Wheat.

Taste is like the nose. Tart lemon, yeast, spices (white pepper, clove), wheat, a bit of funk. Other light fruits: a bit of green apple. Dry. Good.

Medium bodied, high carbonation. A bit irritating.

Overall, a very good saison and a true classic.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 00:51:07 | More by jrenihan
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joshstevens87

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-pours a pale blonde with a very generous white head that sticks around and leaves lacing all over the glass
S-a slightly sweet nose with a really prounced spicyness with a hint of yeast in the background
T-a nice sweetness with a hint of fruits (bananas, apples and pear maybe) with a nice spicyness to compliment the flavor in absence of any hop presence very resreshing
M-rather light body and very little carbonation makes this beer extremely easy to drink with a yeasty spicyness to make this very refreshing
D-this beer is a perfect refresher and could easily be enjoyed all night (though it's not really widely available in the states but if it was i would definately drink this on a regular basis

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 01:22:33 | More by joshstevens87
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jdubjacket

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a bottle of this at the local liquor store the other day and cracked it open after a day of work.

Pours a hazy yellow color with minimal head and a good amount of lacing.

Earthy smell...slightly grassy.

Taste is citrusy, grassy, earthy. Malts and hops a both somewhat subdued but the beer is definitely balanced.

Overall, a good saison. Glad I picked it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 15:26:26 | More by jdubjacket
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DoppleJock

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

01/22/2010
750 ml bottle poured into Tripel Karmeliet tulip glass.

A: Poured a super murky golden color with big, three-inch head that evened out at the rim of the glass.

S: Lots of yeast. Dank and musty barn smell. Some citrus. Farmhouse to a T.

T: Stars off with some semi-dry citrus notes, malty midway, and finishes dry.

M: Pretty nice and refreshing.

D: Saison Dupont was the first Farmhouse Ale I tried a little over 3 years ago. Still holds up to my first impressions. Like this one a lot.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 03:50:51 | More by DoppleJock
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Slynger

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is the color of pale hazy golden hay, with a large and finely fluffy cloud white top. Funky, fruity, and phenolic smelling with hints of flowery sweetness. Dynamite mouthfeel full of fine, tickling carbonation. The taste has a soft sweetness upfront, with tart apple/pear fruitiness. Yeasty and funky with a peppery spice and a touch of bitterness lingers for just a bit in the finish. Very good. I am a big fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 04:15:42 | More by Slynger
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JJBlanche

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden, cloudy with a large head that recedes slowly. Nice looking.

S: The first hit I get right out of the bottle nose is that Heineken smell of semi-skunk...the result of alpha acid exposure to light (from the green glass 750ml). Fortunately that just seemed like the initial burst from the uncorking, and it mellows into something nicer. Mild spice, some sweetness, but still a little skunk in the background. Get amber bottles (like pictured here on Beer Advocate) if you can.

T: Better than it smells. Starts off kind of grassy, fading into mild alcohols, then some pleasant fruit on the upper palate. Kind of earthy and boozy. I like it. Gets better as it warms.

M: Bites just enough up front from carbonation, then gets slick. Tis good.

O: This is a pretty rad beer. Unique, but at this price there're other brews I'd probably rather buy. I could see myself ordering it if I'm in the right mood...and it's pretty classy when it comes down to it. Get it to impress a lady.

Also had this on tap (I think it was on tap) at Father's Office in Culver City. Was better than the bottle I got at Whole Foods.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 07:25:15 | More by JJBlanche
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expensive so I hope it lives up to the hype.

brownish orane hue, very hazy/cloudy with tiny flecks floating in it. Mine must have been a bit too cool as the head retention was only so so.

Sweet pear/aprocot aroma with a hint of caramel apple.

Tart and crisp up front. Then it gets really interesting. Toasted butter toffee, some hop bite followed by a caramized sugarness. Quite the rollercoaster for the taste buds. Finish is semi-dry and bitter. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

I found it to be only ok in the mouthfeel dept. A bit thinner than I expected.

Could have more than a few of these to my detriment I am sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 01:56:36 | More by Shadman
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice honey like golden and blond yellow very cloudy with a large bright white head that clings to the glass the whole time.

Smell very spicy earthy, citrus,wheat and grain as well. Very strong aroma.

Taste of zesty lemon notes smooth on the palate very dry finish. Incredibly easy to drink with alot of different characteristics through out.

Mouth feel is carbonated and medium body goes down pretty dry.

Not very familiar with Saison style beers but I really enjoyed the earthy spicy characteristics. I will be drinking this again and would suggest to anyone interested in belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 04:57:55 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather picturesque amber capped with an inch of stark white head that has great retention. I poured into my Rochefort chalice, and have no doubt that pouring into a tulip would result in one big-ass head. The head is like the fluff on top of a latte, and clings to the glass all around.

Herbal scents build on top of a dry fruitiness. Over-ripe pear, just a little mango. It's a little dusty smelling.

The flavor is very dry, but gently fruity. Refreshing fruitiness, a kind of biting pear and orange - herbs, grain, dust.

Smooth, crisp - dry without being too dry. Round, fluffy, with a crisp finish that leaves behind saaz hop flavors without much sticky sensation.

Saisons are a good Belgian style. They were the first Belgian I ever tried, and this doesn't dissappoint after warming properly.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 04:49:11 | More by Tupperwolf
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Cork designates it as 2003 vintage.

Bright hazy yellow. Topped by an incredible, white mousse like head, that retains pretty well.

Bright fruity aroma, intense herbal notes, & a nifty bit of barnyardy funk.

Sweetness up front, some interesting fruitiness. Loads of spicy yeast character, along with some sour barnyard funk flavours. Dry herb flavoured finish. Light-medium body, rugged carbonation. Quite refreshing & quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 17:19:49 | More by xgrigorix
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rye726

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Backcounty in Nederland. Pours a hazy yellow with a lacy beige head. The nose has candy malts, citrus fruits and a bit of funky yeast. Taste is a bit more mellow, but still quite good. Very well balanced. Crisp medium body suits style. Would pair well with most any meal.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 17:13:00 | More by rye726
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Dapuma

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very crisp dry beer, with a bit of hopiness on the background - overall very drink able

In my opinion this is the Saison beer to base all comparisons off of - the more farmhouse ale's I try the more I come back to this particular beer - I would not mind quite so many IBU and have a bit less hopiness on the back end

Champagne like and I agree with other review that it is a nice way to cut high fat content foods like Pork Belly

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 06:01:12 | More by Dapuma
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edmundfitzoil

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont poured from a 375 ml. green glass bottle with a brewed into my tulip glass.

I might have overly vigorously poured this beer, the head reach a white height of over three inches of big bubbled, craggy goodness. Lively carbonation endlessly zinged up through the slightly cloudy, dull yellow liquid. Saison Dupont left intermittent rings of fine lacing around the glass. The beer's nose was of spices with fine touches of citrussy fruitiness. The beer's taste was light, summery, and citrussy, with hints of spices with a dry, almost crisp finish. This is a drinkable beer, that I enjoyed at a slightly cooler than cellar temperature. This is a beer for the summer months, with some nice cheese. Quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 05:52:41 | More by edmundfitzoil
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arizcards

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at BevMo in late August for $4.99

Beer poured a beautiful cloudy pale yellow body that produced a large foamy white head. Nose is a great blend of Belgian yeast, fruity citrus, and floral hops. Taste is dominant of Belgian yeast upfront with fruity citrus finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and is extremely smooth. It is nicely carbonated. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 01:27:54 | More by arizcards
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Fux

France

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden color, limpid. Lots of carbonation. Huge white long lasting head.

S: Herbal, spicy. Also funky.

T: The attack on the palate is frank and sharp, at the same time acid and bitter. Then, the taste follows the nose with herbal, fruity but also spicy flavors. The bitterness does not linger very much. Yeasts are clearly dominating. Finishes very dry.

M: High carbonation responsible of the frank attack. Very refreshing.

O: A good shot. Representative of the style. Easy to drink (good carbonation, no excessive bitterness, low alcohol), but not watery and really flavorful. The (slight) funky aspect may surprise while looking for something more fruity however. Overall, a beer to consume on regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 21:05:38 | More by Fux
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billshmeinke

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Heineken pint glass

A: Pours murky gold with a 3 finger head. The head remains throughout (about 2 cm). Very impressive lacing.

S: Smells of green apple, some sweetness accompanied with spice, and some yeasty funk.

T: Sour green apple, biscuit, funky belgian yeast and spice.

M: Pretty highly carbonated, but nice. The mouthfeel adds to the spice. It is also quite refreshing as one would expect a saison to be.

D: Easy drink. It's great, try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 06:54:33 | More by billshmeinke
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impending

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip. Opens with an impressive pffft as if we are celebrating something special which in this case is simply this brew. Pours a hazy orange mango color. Massive head slowly recedes leaving clumps of clouds hanging, not lacing, clouds !

Saison scent, as complex as any can be.

Just the right amount of tart with a clean dry finish. Key for me is the phenols as they are very much part of the defining flavor but don't veer towards the medicinal variety.

Farmhouse Ale, I like how that sounds, very inviting !
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 22:31:32 | More by impending
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dnichols

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 375 ml bottle into a chilled Dupont Saison glass.

A: The body is a opaque, creamy and lemony yellow that is reminiscent of a lemon cream soda. The head was amazingly abundant…a full four fingers that continued to be generated for several minutes after I poured the beer into my glass. The head is bone white, sticky and it lasted forever. I prefer a little less head but the white head on the lemony body reminded me of my grandmothers lemon mirage pie…yummy.

S: The aroma is a perfumy floral complemented by a lemony citrus odor.

T: It is a bit tart and sour with a white pepper aftertaste. There is a mellow herbal sweetness with a bite of a lemon rind. There is a green grass bitter flavor that comes forward and dominates but the aggressive carbonation and lemony freshness clean the palate and leave a refreshing taste inviting the next sip.

M: It has a creamy smoothness despite the heavy bite of carbonation and dryness from the alcohol. This Saison is medium-bodied and very silky it reminds me of a Belgium Witbier.

D: This is nice smooth beer that went down quite well. It is a very drinkable Saison that is best suited for a mid-summer afternoon pool party

Comment: I enjoy Saisons as a change of pace from other Belgiums. This is a very refreshing beer that belongs in the lineup for summer parties and picnics.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 04:13:07 | More by dnichols
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GatorBeerNerd

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden color with the largest head I ever recall on a beer. The head retains very well leaving a good amount of lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: The farmhouse in the style is comes through in the aroma. It smells like a field of harvested grain that is slightly musty following a rain. A hint of Belgian yeast smell mixes in nicely.

T: It is very crisp with what seems like some sort of spicing that seems to add to the refreshing taste. There is a slight bitterness to it that disappears to a clean finish when consumed. This is one of the more tasty saisons I have had.

M: Very heavily carbonated as expected after the large aggressive head after the pour. It is thinner than I usually prefer from a beer, but I think its appropriate for the style. It has a nice clean finish.

D: The only thing that reduces the session characteristics of this one for me is the huge amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 02:58:38 | More by GatorBeerNerd
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on Christmas day.

Appearance: semi-opaque, lemon-yellow. Off-white 2 finger head that stays for lunch. Thick lacing.

Smell: Belgian funk is in town. Yeasty, citrus-y (lemons); earthy.

Taste: Light, crisp, clean with a lemon-y citrus bite. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy; frothy. Some of the best carbonation I've tasted.

Overall: A pure, excellent saison. Even better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 21:27:38 | More by brewskifan55
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dasenebler

Maine

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750mL bottle this beer pours a clear golden hue, with one of those big ol' Belgian heads. Clumpy, rocky and beautiful. Huge lacing.

Aroma is funky and spicy. Unique and pungent.

Flavor is mellow compared to aroma, with notes of clove, grapefruit and vanilla. More funky and spicy than fruity, with a good dose of bitterness. Not sweet, but dry. Kind of reminds me of a baby Duvel. Brilliant creamy moutfeel, and very drinkable and refreshing at 6.5 percent. The classic Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 05:51:34 | More by dasenebler
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fields336

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork says 2011 so i'm going with that. SN Tulip
A: cork was popped, loud pop, the pour is effervescent and reminicent of champagne. HUGE 4 finger head on it. cloudy golden looking beer, with awesome carbonation from the bottle conditioning.lacing is great, head recedes slowly,

S: Sweet honey, pear or white grape skin, barnyard funkiness, wheat malt, earthy, floral, lemon zest, herbs, slight skunk (Green bottle) slight tartness

T: phenols from the yeast, clove, honey and herbs with a floral hop presence, slight skunk (Barely noticeable) and bready malt backbone. slight tartness on the finish,

M: Medium bodied from the wheat malt but a bone dry finish makes this one an easy drinker. Delicious

O: Highly recommended. this is on the top of my short list for summer beers and its easy availability makes it even better. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 00:48:11 | More by fields336
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dgilks

Australia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with visible yeast clusters. Huge marshmallow white head with great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Spicy cinnamon and clove aroma with green apple. A little bit musty.

This initially hits as a well balanced beer. A spicy, well rounded flavour is followed immediately by solid bitterness. This is dry and just a little bit tart. Quite complex but with a number of flavours being clearly dominant and others struggling to get through.

Medium body and high carbonation create a refreshing, crisp beer.

Refreshing, tasty and interesting, Saison Dupont offers a lot to the punter. It is also a relatively good deal for the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 09:39:09 | More by dgilks
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,140 ratings.