Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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2.05/5 rDev -51.1%
appearance is a nice light yellow, tons of carbonation, and a giant fluffy head.
aroma is a good yeasty breadiness, some citric and spicy notes as well.
taste is "oh my god what is wrong with this?". at first it's sweet, tasty, belgian goodness. not but a second or two after, there is this sharp, metallic, chalky taste. i'm not talking subtle, i'm talking "did a mouse piss in my beer glass when it was in the cupboard" kind of taste (it's actually clean..). I didn't pour any yeast into the glass. this is really a shame. it almost seems like it would or did taste good at some point.
to continue with the review, the carbonation is too heavy.
well, if i see this again, i will have to get it, because this must just be a bad bottle.
03-01-2005 04:29:49 | More by trancefishy
2.1/5 rDev -49.9%
A = Poured a hazy straw colour with a thick foam head. Holding it to the light you could see a whole bunch of floaties in the beer.
S = Smell was citric in nature. There was also an underlying grassy smell that eventually overpowered the citric orange smell the longer you keep drinking.
T = A mix and match of flavours. Inital taste of apples, which then gives way to a grassy flavour. There is a slight yeastiness that lingers on your palate and a dry tart finish. Just not my kind of beer.
M = Although there was a massive head. The carbonation was moderate at best.
D = Not impressed. Wouldn't be going back to it in a hurry.
05-14-2006 12:10:46 | More by BeerNutta
2.15/5 rDev -48.7%
Drank this beer at Twain's in Decatur, GA. I poured this beer from a bottle into a tulip glass.
A - This beer pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2 " white head atop it. The head lasted for about 1/3 the beer and left moderate lacing.
S - A bit of a sharp hoppy and fruity smell, ranging from lemon to grassy scent.
T - A sharp flavor that has a bit too much bite for my palette. This tastes more like a sharp German Pilsner than the saisons I've had. It wasn't bad, if its flavor wasn't so acidic it would be pleasant. I can barely detect some spices underneath the bite.
M - Moderately carbonated, medium mouthfeel.
D - Cannot say I would try this beer again.
03-17-2006 15:01:45 | More by TheEclecticGent
2.15/5 rDev -48.7%
A: Took literally 15 minutes for the half pint pillow of head to fall below an inch. Poured very light, lighter than light amber, grain-like color
S: Honestly smells like an AAL, growing increasingly disappointed, as I thought this beer would be much heartier
T: Tastes much better than it smells. Like a light champagney Saison vs. Coors light. Still kind of reminds me of Amstel Light. Very subdued funk, champagne, and some lingering tin taste like a canned beer or beer that was cracked and sat out overnight. Maybe this has sat a little past its prime? I doubt it though.
M: Light carbonation, carbon pillow mouthfeel, especially at the beginning. Lacks body, lacks funk.
O: Overall, this was a terrible use of $8. If it was cheaper the overall score would be better. This beer is just nothing special imo, will not get again.
04-01-2011 02:45:18 | More by CharlieMurphy
2.17/5 rDev -48.2%
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with about a quarter inch of white foam head. Bit yellowish, but looks pretty good.
Smells like sickly sweet, malt liquorish-esque booze. Some hints of spices and ... coriander/cloves??? in the aroma. This smells pretty bad.
Taste is similarly awful. Struggling to get through the first half of the bottle. Too sweet. Kind of a bready/biscuit-y grain alcohol presence with some very distracting and strong spices (overload on the perfume-y spices) and some astringent fresh cut grass/hay aftertaste. Pretty dry, pretty undrinkab.e
I find the score for this beer entirely inexplicable.
01-18-2011 09:20:39 | More by Overlord
2.23/5 rDev -46.8%
Pours a giant head that's frothy and foamy and hard to dissapate, it also has a good yellow and slightly cloudy color. The smell is slightly sweet brown sugar. Taste is sour and has a day old empty beer can finish to it. It's bitter harsh and barely tastes like a Saison at all. The mouthfeel is a little harsh with carbonation. Overall I will try again, just because of the name, but something went seriously wrong at John's with this bottle.
01-22-2007 21:35:08 | More by Erdinger2003
2.35/5 rDev -43.9%
Bought from Giant Eagle in Stow, Ohio.
Eye: Great head retention and lacing, almost too much, steady three fingers without really getting any smaller. Color is semi cloudy straw gold. Lacing also looks good. All in all pretty good looking.
Nose: Fuck! Think that this might be skunked. Perhaps thats just the way this is supposed to smell but I doubt it. Underneath a skunky aroma I smell some spices, damn looks like this might be a bit skunked. Damn it Giant Eagle! I've been wanting to try this beer for a long time and this is prolly the only place I've seen it. And Damn the Brasserie Dupont sprl for bottling in green glass. Underneath the skunk there is some nice spiciness, hard to get anything else from this.
Tongue: Not as spicy as I thought it would be. Pretty smooth all in all. To me this is bland in flavor, also its hard to get past the skunky aroma when taking a swig of this, just ruins the flavor, not that I'm getting much from it anyway. Little bit of hops in the flavor with some malt sweetness, not really impressed though.
Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Definitely not impressed by mouthfeel either. Very low carbonation, feels almost flat in the mouth, not very pleasing. This is one I might buy again, if only to give it a second chance, I'll be sure to get it from a place where I can see that it is stored properly. From what I can tell now this brew isn't all that great, not much flavor, and its not all that great. As a matter of fact, I am glad that I've had Hennepin before this; because if this were the first of the style I'd ever tasted I'd be turned off to it.
12-10-2007 06:42:54 | More by becktone
2.5/5 rDev -40.3%
Appearance: Cloudy; orangish body with a good sized head
Aroma: Spicy; malty; citrusy notes
Taste: tart fruit and spicy hops in the start and mid; finishes fairly dry
Remarks: A little too dry and bitter for me.
Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores
06-15-2013 22:11:57 | More by IchLiebeBier
2.5/5 rDev -40.3%
I had a 750 ml and poured into a chalice.
It pours nice, gold in color witha a decent white head.
The aroma is let down to me, smells to me like a stale beer, a little sour.
The taste is very bland as well.
I would not drink this beer again, don't quite get the overall impression here.
07-22-2009 19:25:28 | More by jrallen34
2.63/5 rDev -37.2%
This was my first saison style beer. It poured a dark golden color with a thick head that stuck around for a while and left a little lacing on the glass. Quite a few floaties in the glass. The aroma was sort of yeasty and grainy with some fruits in the back, but not really very interesting. The flavor was a little too acidic for my tastes. There was also some sweet malt and a little fruity taste, but the acid taste made it out to be not one of my favorites.
09-26-2003 18:16:21 | More by clvand0
2.65/5 rDev -36.8%
An amazing amount of carbonation, a HUGE head, and white wine color. Looks a lot like Duvel, so boring color and body but crazy head and carbonation.
Starts, like some kind of trash that went bad smell. After that it mellows into a sour, sweet, wheat, and some hoppy kind of aroma. Belgium yeast is definitely in there.
Sour. A good bit of hops. As I drink this the sour goes to just a really really citrus flavor. Not a certain fruit comes out, just the sour citrus lemon tingle mixed with bitterness from hops and yeast leaving a weird bready flavor.
Well carbonated, moderate body, the carbonation really make this a fun beer to drink.
I am sure I'll never get this beer again. It is so far from a style I like it's not funny. This is pretty darn weird flavored, and without the hops there's nothing to save this beer. Thankfully the hops save things. They take a lot of off putting flavors and somehow mix them together. I think I understand why this beer is well ranked, but it just isn't for me. Bottom line, buyer be ware. This isn't a beer for "advanced pallets" it's a beer for those that enjoy this style of beer. If you're not one, don't wasn't your money.
10-06-2010 02:25:05 | More by bobhits
2.7/5 rDev -35.6%
Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a La Chouffe, 25cl, tulip style glass. A huge, dense head of about, oh, three fingers form on top of the beer. Beer is clear and a pale straw color. The head actually dissipates near the neck of the tulip glass, but leaves foam at the top of the glass and then another layer on top of the beer. I can actually see through the missing layer with foam on top and bottom. Very interesting.
Nose is yeast and sweetness. Smells a bit like a eurolager like Heineken. Wasnt expecting that and dont really like it.
The taste is not much for me either. Yeasty. Slight bit of that skunk taste as well. A bit chalky and rusty and "grandmothers basement" tastes as well. Is it possible I got a bad bottle?
Mouthfeel was crsip and refreshing. Light bodied beer. Carbonation is clean and adds a bit to the overall likeabitlity of the beer. However, I dont like the taste or smell. Smells like a corn concocted macro lager. Possibly a bad batch so I will buy one more and give it another chance. But this one is not good. Will have trouble finishing but will definitely do so.
02-26-2006 00:49:22 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.73/5 rDev -34.8%
Aromas of some light Belgian yeast, ripe citrus fruit, earthy funk and a solid herbal backbone.
The taste follows the nose with grainy pilsner malt, understated spiciness from the hops of the Belgian yeast, lemon zest, some grassy/herbal qualities, a bit sour/tangy and certainly quite dry.
Mouthfeel is full despite the lackluster malt profile. Higher carbonation but appropriate for the style. This is not the most flavorful saison in existence, but it is true to style. This is just too boring for my liking overall. I can appreciate how it's a "perfect" example of the style, but the traditional style is lackluster for my taste.
04-01-2011 15:48:58 | More by claspada
2.75/5 rDev -34.4%
Poured from a (green) 750 into a Belgian style beer glass.
I am afraid this one is a bit skunked... I am sure it is not too bad, and as such I will see what I can find to review anyway.
Head is very white and full, leaving a nice lacing.
Color is pale gold, very clear beer.
Smell is initially the aforementioned skunk... followed by malt, hop and a bit of anise.
Taste is malt, hop and, sadly, a bit of skunk. There is more going on but I am afraid this review will be on the tainted side, like this bottle.
Mouthfeel is medium body and high carbonation.
When I tried this beer before it was great. Bright, clean and inviting. I will be sure to review this one again.
01-19-2010 02:37:51 | More by meeekyh
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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