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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,280 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,280
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 227 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of BARFLYB
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

A bottle into a tulip style glass. A grabbed a small bottle of this sucka. I have not had this in years.

Saison Dupont, the pinnacle of the style, Saison gold with some light yellow twinges on the sides. A nice bubble bath of frothy suds grace the top, the clinging to the glass came in globs. A nice amount of activity rising up. Lively beer.

Smell is a nice mix of floral and grassy scents balanced out with light fruit and honeysuckle. Pale malt comes up with light bread in a toasty way. I get some melon and apple, and some more hay with warming. Straight and to the point.

The smaller darker bottle may have fared better during it's travels than the standard big green bottle, I enjoyed this more than in the past. Nice simple saison with no bells or whistles, but bif flavor. A mix of begian yeast, earthy hops, a small spice characteristic, and light fruits. As it warms these blend expertly.

Saison Dupont has a nice light body with active carb. The flavor rolls through the mouth linger a bit and dissipate, leaving a mild grassy taste afterwards. Easy to take down, with the light alcohol, easy to take down quicker. Easy drinking right here. If it was available in an affordable six pack this would be a no brainer.

BARFLYB, Dec 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Chieftog, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jessicapreuss, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

nmann08, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mrebeka, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%

On-tap, served in a tulip

A hazy golden color with a fluffy paper white cap. Recedes in crater-like fashion, clinging to the sides the whole way down.

Aroma of flowers, banana, wet hay, clove, barnyard, rotten wood, and a touch of lemon. A touch of grassyness lays low. The barnyard funk is the most prominent.

On the palate, a soft fruitiness with some funk hits you first. Wet hay and lemons leading to some spice before some melon and barnyard come in for the finish. A touch of lingering funk/hoppy bitterness.

Medium body, smooth, and lush. Dry finish with lingering funk.

This is a damn fine saison. Classic profile with an added dose of welcome funk.

ColForbinBC, Dec 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

bcsbeer, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

drummermattie02, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

tastybeerinmybelly, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Rekrule, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

BYOFB, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of JWU
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

12.7oz. bottle poured into a tulip

A- big smoke when it's uncorked, pours a cloudy gold/yellow with a HUGE white soapy, pillowy head. Beautiful.

S- Initially has some skunky aromas, but they dissipate. Pears, apples, belgian, spicy funk that reminds me of the way my Grandmother's basement used to smell.

T- A very well balanced pear, apple, yeasty funk, with a light bitterness on the back end. Nothing is in your face, but it all blends together nicely, and make for a complex and refreshing brew.

M- Light to medium, nice active carbonation (it's bottle conditioned after all). No metallic, or off putting tastes that translate over to the mouthfeel

O-Very nice, and very refreshing. Would make a great beer for a hot summer day.

JWU, Dec 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

LiquorsInc, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Giantspace, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

asigler, Nov 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Proteusx, Nov 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

roach4230, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

I had this brew served in a bottle to me at the Farmhouse Restaurant at 300 Delaware Street, River Market district, KCMO. Highly recommended restaurant. Anyway, it was one of the few beers on the menu that I have not had. The barkeep and waiter we very knowledgeable about beer, which I appreciated.

Appearance - pours a clear, golden yellow color with a soapy, bubbly off white two finger head that leaves excellent lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation can be observed in the brew easily. Looks like a good Saison/Farmhouse should.

Smell - Apples with some zing, funk, floral and grapefruit notes as well. There is certainly a funky, zesty aroma. I like it.

Taste - Much like the nose. The fruits and floral tastes dominate the first parts of the brew, with the funky zest coming in at the middle and end of the drink. Barnyard and grass also make appearances on the palate.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, light bodied, effervescent. Funk stays with you through the end of the drink. Very clean and crisp. Awesome.

Overall - I really enjoyed this brew. While it isn't quite on the level of Boulevard Saison Brett, you can't expect that out of all Saisons. This is a very good beer, highly recommended to Saison and Farmhiuse drinkers.

TheCondor, Nov 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ErwinGS, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

RichD, Nov 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Cold
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

A: Pours a pale straw/gold, with a lively, generous pearl-white head. Haze is apparent and uniform, though solid suspended particles are not visible. Numerous bubble trails rise through the drink.

S: Citric, funky, yeasty, slightly acrid, woody, peaty...

T: Tart apples and dry light wood on the front end, with yeasty dry light bread eventually replacing those flavors. Peat and other similar earthy, musty notes crisply finish each taste.

M: Very intense, robust carbonation really dominates the mouthfeel here. As this rush of bubbles dissipates, however, it's a (very pleasant) surprise to note that it lies over a velvety smooth, yet light body that really wouldn't need such an intense carbonation, though it masks the 6.5% ABV brilliantly. Finish is ever-so-slightly dry, though not astringent. Very drinkable/sessionable,

A: Aftertaste is very clean, though its cleanliness is more a product of the flavors on the palate, not an absence thereof. Those flavors include a slightly fruity tartness, crisp, woody earthiness, and a slight belgian funk. The finish is dry, but not terribly astringent, and the dryness increases over time.

Overall: Anyone who knows the saison style knows this beer. In my opinion it is the saison against which all others are measured, and while that does not necessarily mean it is better than the rest, in the vast majority of cases, this is true. Complex, but not busy; balanced but not boring...it's a nearly perfect example of a well-crafted beer, and a world-class example of a quintessential saison. This is the beer to introduce to a friend who doesn't like saisons because they're too sweet/fruity/etc.

It doesn't happen often...but...

5/5

Cold, Nov 22, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,280 ratings.