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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of crvcac
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap in La Jolla Village at a little place called the Public House.

Appearance - Hazy/golden yellow

Smell - Light notes of citrus - orange, lemon zest, earthiness and a touch of hops

Taste - citrus, earthiness, nice balance between malt and hops

Mouth-feel -one of the most refreshing, thirst quenching beers I have ever imbibed

Overall - Top shelf. the PERFECT beer to drink on a nice, sunny day

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Photo of BreworFerment
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden yellow out of the bottle with a big foamy white head that has has great retention. The aroma is complex with some fruity herbal smells up front and a little funky backend. There is a slight citrus flavor to the VERY effervescent beer. A little lemon and some herbs. Very refreshing and drinkable. I could make this a session beer.

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Photo of EatsTacos
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, cloudy golden yellow with a thick and frothy head.

Smell: Hops come through quite well but don't take over. Fruits reminding me of apples and pears, with a lot of spicey Belgian yeast character

Taste: Everything works well together. Begins moderately sour and fruity and moves into an earthy and spicey yeast flavour. Hoppy bitterness cleanses the palate in the finish which is very dry. Refreshing and not overpowering, but complex enough to keep you interested for a long, long time

Mouthfeel: Medium and soft carbonation with a medium body

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Photo of slayer3604
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

WOW i havnt had this beer since two summers ago and didnt like it too much...i was just getting into beer and the grainy mustiness of it all was too much. however, my face is ready for awesomeness this summer, so here we go:

A- Hazy, pale golden hues with a fat lasting head, that leaves bath rings on your glass....greeeaaat.

S- yeasty, pungeant citrus, and dried leaves!

T- a mellow sweetness that pitches into a frothy, zesty and earthily hopped symphony. finishes a tad dry but not in a head splitting manner...thanks dupont!

M- Lathery, frothy, and perfect in the finish.

D- summer is almost here, this is a beer that i will be promoting at work, and i can think of so many things to pair this with!!!!

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Photo of GoNowhere
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A hazy orange glass with a nice head. Grass and citrus smells with a hint of funk. Taste is awesomely refreshing with a big hit of lemony, grassy hops and a clean dry finish. Mouthfeel is spot on with a light almost airy feel.

As far as I'm concerned, it is the greatest summer beer ever. Period.

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Photo of jgagne
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- beautiful looking beer. A Golden slightly murky body with an exceptional robust white head.

S-The strong almost overwhelming smell garners a citrus smell with slight spice undertones.

T- The taste begins with strong spice that grabs your palates attention. Then effortlessly transitions to a sweet citrus flavor.

M-Medium carbonation with light feel to the body.

O-One of my favorite beers. I have had it several times now and it still makes me excited when it is first poured into the glass. A wonderful beer that should be tried by any beer enthusiast

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Photo of PintPiner
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is complex, peppery spice, hint of malt and a whiff of orange.

Big white light foamy head that gradually subsides.

Pale golden color and lots of carbonation.

Flavor starts with a creamy malt, then a slight spicy tang. Very crisp and dry. Soft and drinkable. Mouthfeel similar to champagne.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork says "2005"

This beer poured a golden straw with a huge swarm of bubbles sustaining a frothy white head. There’s tons of action here if you want to just sit back and watch.

Smells of dry spicy yeast, root beer and some earthy herbs. There’s also a prominent sweetness that cuts through, but just a little, that reminds me of corn syrup. There is also some wild flower aromas and a slight pine. This is amazingly complex and seamlessly blended.

The first thing in the taste that caught my attention was a little alcohol dryness. Getting over that, there’s a musky sour oak and a spicy yeast that dominates. Again, there’s that sweet corn syrup. There’s also a sweet, woody honey. In the finish, a slight sourness steps in with a woody dryness.

The mouth feel is light and creamy with a light playful carbonation.

This one’s definitely a thinking beer. There’s a whole lot going on here, so take your time for sure.

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Photo of dontpanic5
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hay color, the body is murky underneath a huge white head. The smell is strong and lovely, it's fruity and malty and warm. Man am I glad I waited til a warm summer evening to enjoy this. The taste is fantastic, fruity and clear, the ingredients coming together perfectly to give the experience of being outdoors during summer. There isnt much mouthfeel to speak of because the beer is so light.

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Photo of Stew1284
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a cloudy golden look. Smells great like the typical Belgian style ale. The taste is good, the hops and tartness provide great flavor. It's hard to put the beer down. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation. Drinkability is also good. I just drank one and I think I need another.

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Photo of sj660
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a pretty good head with a decent foam and decent retention. There is a cloudy amber color.

Immediately there is a yeasty, fruity, nutty aroma. The flavor is biscuity with citrus in the background, and a touch of spice.

Moderate body, moderate creamy feeling on the tongue with moderate carbonation.

This yeasty brew goes great with strong cheeses, and stands up to spicy charcuterie. I can only imagine what this beer would be like if it were available fresh, either from a keg or (for god's sake) even in a dark bottle.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. This beer pours out hazy yellow with a huge, chunky head. Musty yeast smell with hops and zesty citrus. Somewhat tart fruit flavors, mostly apple and lemon. Peppery spiciness. Lots of flavor from the yeast. Bitter finish. High level of carbonation. This beer is supremely drinkable. It's no problem for one person to drink an entire 750 ml bottle. Everyone should try this beer at least once. It's a great introduction to saisons.

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Photo of ExplosivoSR
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Horny Devil tulip.

Pours an amazingly beautiful hazy golden yellow. Smell is a very nice mixture of bread and yeasty goodness that made my mouth water. Holy shit, I'm excited. The taste is incredible. A mixture of pepper and spices that gives way to dryness that makes me want more. This is one amazing beer. One of the best saisons I've ever had. I'll be trying this one again.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12.9 ounce corked foil-cap bottle into a snifter at bespoke in New Haven, Conn.

A: Poured a slightly cloudy, yet rather vibrant golden yellow with some swirls of dark orange yeast and a glowing bottom.

S: Smells of ripe banana, pears and coriander, with a decided funky yeast and wheat aroma.

T: The taste is clean, crisp and flavorful. The phenol alcohol taste is masked well by sweet, lush citrus fruits and pear, along with banana and a nice spiciness like clove and allspice. It washes away dry and slightly bittersweet. Quite nice.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp, sweet, and slightly tart as well. Great for pairing with a slightly oily food.

D: This did just the trick for my plantain encrusted mahi-mahi, and I'm sure it would work just as well on its own. A really well crafted saison, complete with a complex fruity and spicy palate, with a great drying finish, perfect for pairing with meals.

I've been reluctant to splurge for the 750 mL bottle in stores, but I might have to, and bring it to a party where white wine drinkers and some shellfish might be served. I put my money on the Dupont!

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Good carbonation. Very active beer. Cloudy and straw yellow. Lots of foam. Great lacing effect.

Smell: Doesn't smell particularly strong to me. I don't get any distinct smells other than a strong presence of yeast. This stuff smell very earthy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Wonderful! Pretty thick despite the light color. Lots of pepper and honey with some lemon hops in the background. Great spicy/sweet ratio. The yeast comes through and makes this decently malty as well. I definitely enjoyed sipping this, because the alcohol is really evident. The finish gives off a nice whiskey-like burn. Excellent.

Drinkability: A true sipper in my opinion due to strong taste.

Overall: If you told me that Saison Dupon had been bootlegged I'd probably believe you. It doesn't have much alcohol, but it packs a punch.

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Photo of chocosushi
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml -> Saison Dupont Glass
02.010 on cork.

A ~ After 2 twists on the cage the cork POPPED off without a hitch straight into my son's door leading to me rushing to the sink. Not a good way to start things. After letting it sit for 5 minutes, the pour still yielded excessive amounts of carbonation. Had to wait yet another 5 minutes to make a decent pour.
Head is Meringue-like with delicate, compacted carbonation. Flawless retention on the glass.

S ~ Very strong smell of lawnmower clippings, herbs, lemon peel & lemon Juice.

T ~ The grassy aroma follows through in a major way, taking on an herb quality & progressing into a semi-tart Lemon flavor that I love in a Saison. Dry Wheat, kumquat & haystack follow. There is a spice reminiscent of white pepper that adds a backdrop of depth. Wonderful.

M ~ Creamy carb that seemed excessive & aggressive at first, settling down into the perfect amount. Prickly & Spicy sensations that do nothing to take away from the initial Citric flavor profile.

D ~ A great Saison that I could & would drink everyday. I really need to try one fresh, as the exploding cork definitely knocked off some major points for me. Sad because it really is the perfect Saison; Easy to put down on these hot summer days, but with enough kick to make one want to savor. Standout & Stand-alone representation of the style.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can see how/why this has been considered the standard for the style.
Purchased at the Beverage Depot in Flushing, NY.
I was a little concerned about the condition this beer would be in because of the green bottle and the relative lack of turnover of imports.. couldnt find a freshness date either.
My concerns melted away with a satisfying *pop*, (2005 boldly written on the cork) a thick creamy white head (which never quite goes away) and that familiar, comforting, farmhouse ale smell... slightly skunky and funky but in that good kind of way.
A good, soft blend of spices... pumpkin bread and carrot cake comes to mind.
The foam on this one is a great deal of fun to play with. It has no problem maintaining a smiley face.
Tart and smooth mouthfeel and deliciously drinkable.
$8.99 for 750mL is a tichy steep for my regular rotation... and Hennepin at $5 or less is similar and tasty in its own way...
yet a revist is schedualed.

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Photo of STEG
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours semi opaque into a snifter. Yellow orange hue in color. White fluffy head stays pretty constant. 

Smell has funk, yeast, citrus, and tropical fruit. Not bad but it still can't unseat fantome as my favorite.

Up front you get spices, namely corriander and pepper. Funk and citrusy hops are also present. As the taste falls away you get yeasty white breadiness. 

Mouthfeel is prickly and well carbonated with a crisp dry finish

Drinkability is very good given the abv. The dryness also helps and keeps you wanting more

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Photo of Bighuge
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden in appearance with a slight orange tint to it. A medium sized frothy white head sits on top and has good staying power. Aroma is musty and cotton candy like. Very sweet. Grapes seem to be present on the nose as well. Flavors of horse blanket, must and hop bitterness are prominent. The sweet character detected on the nose really takes a backseat in the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is airy and effervescent. Not too carbonated as to hinder the drinkability. Body is about medium. Nice little farmhouse ale here.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Pours a nice golden, cloudy colour with a small head.

The taste starts of quite light and fruity, with a hint of citrus, very summery, before turning slightly heavier with hops and a small amount of bitterness coming through, finishing off with a crisp finish, reminiscent of champagne actually.

Very complex, perfect for the summer, I can't wait to have this one again.

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Photo of timtim
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

i am blown away every time i have this one. benchmark awesome. slight haze to the burnt gold color. white head that holds forever and leaves beautiful lace. nose is shining, pure, clean, bready pilsner malt, earthy, floral, herbal hops, citrus, spice, grass, lemongrass, and a funky (but subdued) skunky/pot kind of thing. taste is a superbly balanced melange of all of the above with a dry and peppery finish. fluffy mouthfeel with just enough tingle/prickle to zip it up and add a bit of a refreshing quality. this would be one of my desert island beers. awesome. a timeless classic for real. i never get sick of this beer.

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Photo of ac22rush
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden with massive head and typical belgian lacing. Effervescent

Smells of fruit, spiciness but more like peppercorn probably more from the yeast than the hops which give a slight floral noble hop aroma. Very subtle sour/acidity.

Tastes fruity and spicy strong flavor throughout. Hops are there once again with classic noble hop flavors floral, spicy, clean. The first sip is extremely refreshing and relaxing. The mouthfeel is light to medium with champagne like carbonation early and it mellows out and becomes quite smooth.

What else can be said? Saison Dupont is a benchmark saison brewed to perfection. I love this beer perfect if you've never tried a saison and perfect for a hot summer day. Cheers!

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Photo of rangerred
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark gold with a huge billowy three finger white head. Thick foam and lacing lasts throughout the drink. Very, very impressive.

Aroma is everything a Saison should be. Loads of spicy Belgian yeast along with some peach and white bread. Orange and coriander along with some floral notes. The spiciness just really pops from this beer.

The flavor is much along the same lines as the aroma. Tons of spice with touches of orange, coriander, and peach. Really nice bready notes from the malt throughout. More pepper towards the finish. Mouthfeel is very light and spritzy with just a hint of sweetness in the finish; very quaffable.

Overall, this is the textbook definition of what a Saison should be. Pretty much the defining beer for the style and one of my all time favorite beers.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A:
Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a very effervescent off-white head that pours big and delicious and clumpily settles while staying big and delicious. Fabulous retention; splotchy lacing. Beautiful.

S:
Clover, honey, hay, a fresh breeze. A Saison, basically. Very floral and subtly sweet.

T:
Fresh and very dry. Floral sweetness and some lingering tea flavors, but it definitely is not as sweet as it smells. Very good.

M:
Sharp and well-carbonated with the light body you would expect from a Saison. Slow but clean finish. Really nice.

O:
Admittedly, I like Saisons and this IS the prototypical Farmhouse Ale; but man, oh man.

First, it comes in a nice-looking bottle with a nice, non-kitschy/gimmicky presentation (it is European, after all); it pours beautifully and is as close to perfect as can be in my opinion.
Its big, creamy, almost cartoonish head sticks around and even starts to look beat up as you drink it. But hell, if you want a big head again, just swirl it twice and enjoy your two inches of perfect froth.
It smells like haying and was generally quite delicious to the nose (mine at least). Fresh and sweet it is completely a summer beer. Nothing sweltering about its sweetness; but, the flavor seemed (to me at least) both contrary and complimentary to the nose. While it smells sweet, it is backed up with a very strong earthy background from the hops (I assume) that was surprising to me based on the smell, but wasn't out of place.
Overall, a really fine beer in general and a near-perfect Saison.
Would love to try again, any time; Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Guden
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On Tap at Pakhuis in Ghent, Belgium

A- Hazy golden with a white head of tiny bubbles that lasts and lasts leaving good lacing.

S- Crackers, decaying wood, pears and a touch of melon rind. Really nice, makes me think of summer.

T- Up front a sweet cracker sensation is quickly balanced with spice (white pepper, cardamom) and hops. Finish is peppery with lemon and a bit more of the honey dew melon character.

M- Thin and dry with medium carbonation. Perfect for the style and allows the flavors to dance around nicely.

D- An excellent beer. On tap it is delicious and was a welcome finish to my first day in Belgium.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,563 ratings.