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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 2871
Reviews: 1424
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%


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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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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Milltown in Carrboro, NC.

Pour is that cloudy goodness that I expect. The smell isnt as robust as I thought it would be. Balanced, but lots of German Hefe (banana and bubble gum) esters.

The taste is balanced and drinkable. Good bit of those German Hefe flavors, but theres a hint of spiciness from the yeast to add another layer to it.

The scary part is that its drinkable, way too drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 02:41:12 | More by VncentLIFE
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socon67

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pour looks quite a bit like ginger ale. Cloudy golden color with a bubbly white foam and visible carbonation.

S - Smells of earthy spice, musty straw, and sour fruits.

T - Not all that excited by this. The taste felt overly mellow, and had a bit of a sugary feel that seems a bit off as compared to the musty grains, citrus, and other components of a traditional saison.

M - Easily drinkable, but slightly thin. I was not interested in a second one, though it does pair well with light food.

O - Surprising to me, I felt it was a middle of the road example of the style. I'm curious if it not being bottled and having the sediment of yeast has a tangible affect. I'll pass on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2012 15:28:23 | More by socon67
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mptorpey

Delaware

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A:Light straw yellow wit a small white head that clings to the glass.

S: Some floral notes with a bit of grass and honey.

T: A very colplex beer with lots of spice and floral parts. Finish is long and a bit sweet.

M: Full bodied

O: A very complex beer that every sip can impart different tastes as it warms. Finish is long and has a bit of grasseness to it. Great spring time beer

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2012 04:46:59 | More by mptorpey
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JTSbeerislife

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a rather narrow style tulip but unmarked and slightly larger that those horrible “very tall and narrow” style tulips now in vogue across the known universe as far as I can tell.

Pours a rather thin head which reduces to a very thin film rapidly.
Beautiful golden grain kind of color, with a constant stream of fine bubble carbonation.

Very powerful, yeasty, distinct, French bread aroma hits you first, followed by golden malt. Very elegant and refined nose. Excellent.

Nice crisp entry on the palate of delicious, yeast dominated malt, and then as this ale warms the yeast backs off a little to allow the malt to come forward. Then the surprise! Superbly integrated hops (Belgium style) come into play. Medium full mouth feel and superb Champagne like carbonation finish it off. Delicious!

Long finish of yeast/malt/hops, with the yeast and hops dominating and lingering.

An excellent Saison. Very Champagne like in mouth feel and even some flavor components!
Lots of yeast action throughout especially the smell.
Big nose. A very enjoyable experience.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 01:09:53 | More by JTSbeerislife
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a stemmed vase, the beer is a hazy, opaque, yellow-gold coloring with a thick, foamy, small bubbled, bright white head about a half an inch thick. Aromas are yeasty, with hints of clove and floral highlights. Very light and spicy on the nose. Flavors are very spiced, with a solid clove profile along a citrus and bready blended foundation. Some lavendar and juniper highlights throughout...this beer is well balanced and extremely complex at the same time. Very good challenge to the palate. The aftertaste is clove spiced and toasty, and the light body leaves a sparse lacing on the glass. The finish is slightly lingering, but light and spicy. Good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 18:23:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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caryt

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served at the Green Dragon (Portland, OR) in a Russian River tulip

A: Caramel opaque with a large fluffy white head the size of both of my thumbs.

S: Smells of delicious Belgian yeast with a very slight sweet fruit aroma

T: Smooth and yet very smooth, not an overbearing carbonation. This brew was blessed with a magnificent yeast

M: Light, slightly sweet and delicious.

O: First go at this Saison and very pleased. I went from a boozy saison to this refreshing goodness. Would suggest to anyone and will have again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 06:37:27 | More by caryt
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crvcac

California

4.65/5  rDev +11%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 17:28:46 | More by crvcac
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure how I got away without reviewing this for so long. Tap at Armsby Abbey.

Nice big fizzy head, 1 finger fades slowly with tons of lacing, slight hazy golden pilsner color.

Nose is typical saison, toasty malts, bready, light spices and lemony wheat, bit of candy sugar sweetness and belgian malts, light rustic farmhouse yeast.

Taste is similar, dry rustic farmhouse with sweetness of belgian malts and light candy sugar tease the palate, light lemon wheat grass, with a bit of a citrus flavor. Hints of spices from the yeast come with the crisp malty base, and a light bready malt undertone. Finish is crisp and dry, effervescent almost, with a bit more of the light citrus and farmhouse yeast flavors.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, crisp, and good carb.

Overall great, pretty much defines the style of saison, and this is probably the beer you can single out that has driven most other breweries on where to steer their saison.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 13:22:53 | More by jlindros
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at The Trappist in downtown Oakland, CA.

Appearance: Glowing bright golden color. Light fizzy head with sturdy lacing. Nice natural carbonation. Hazy body. Very nice to look at on this crisp winter night in Oakland.

Smell: Wild yeast. Floral esters. Chamomile and grass. Grain. Light noble bitterness, soap an citric flavors. Pear.

Taste: Funky and yeast mixture of noble hops and nice subtle roasted malts. The hops are fruity and sweet. The malts are crackery and spicy with a nice candy pizzaz. Lemon, grass and butternut squash. The essence of farmhouse.

Mouthfeel: Warming and complex. Hops and malts develop into a nice sweet citric flavor that finishes slightly dry.

Overall: The best example of a farmhouse ale. A beautiful beer on tap. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 06:05:49 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a hazy yellowish color with fast rising bubbles leaving a white blanket on the top

S: A little musty, fruity with accents of apple peel, lemon, and yeast.

T: Opens with a lemon, hay element, little funk giving way to subtle undercurrents of light fruit sweetness and spices, finishes with a quite Earthy bitterness.

M: Smooth and quite full, with light, soft carbonation, light booze sting

O: Truly excellent, super easy to drink, a beer to be savored and among my favorites

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 02:49:03 | More by barleywinefiend
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

A: single finger, rapidly dissipating head.

S: a little bid medicie-like with fruity and spicey aroma notes.

T: spicey and fruity but a very palatable saison. This one isn't too fancy. A standard saison. Yeast character is not very complex.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: a standard saison. Neither memorable or forgettable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 00:48:07 | More by kylehay2004
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. Time to finally check this out on tap.

A white soapy head very lively with dull gray like yellow/brown pale amber color that falls normally. A good white colar is left while drinking but body is kind of murky.

Nose is a very dense earth, soil, it feels like fresh tilled dirt. Mild chlorophyl and resin, with a big giant lemon zest. This is a totally different animal on tap than from the bottle.

Taste brings a cold dense cut grass power mixed with a little hint of heat. Lively texture hints of carbonation that does not take away from the taste. An absolute rip your face off finish of lemon peel zest and grass on the aftertaste.

Overall a perfect introduction to the style, without a shocking sour or seriously funky jarring front. A different animal on tap compared to its green bottled brother.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2011 18:27:30 | More by smakawhat
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mactrail

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 04:59:20 | More by mactrail
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charlzm

California

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed at Lucky Baldwin's Trappist Pub and Cafe on Sunday, August 21st, 2011. Beer served in proper glassware.

Beer is a slightly cloudy, moderately deep yellow (almost orange) topped with a uniform skin of extremely fine white bubbles.

Aroma is powdery yeast and lemon.

Flavor is soft floral/powdery yeast up front, immediately followed by more bitterness than I had expected. Also noted: a slight orange flavor. A little acidic tartness towards the end. The bitterness lingers after the rest of the flavor is gone and then, a good second or two after swallowing, a light malt trace shows up (think pilsener malt).

Moderate mouthfeel.

Despite being less fruity and tart than expected, still a nice, refreshing beer marred only by (IMHO) by a slightly overenthusiastic bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 22:54:50 | More by charlzm
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fountainhead. Served in a Saison Dupont branded stange.

Appearance: An elegant golden beer with visible suspended yeast particles and a tightly wound white creamy cap arrives in a branded stange. Very nice appearance.

Smell: The focus of the aroma is the white pepper notes from the yeast. Lemongrass, some lemon zest, a bit of clove, and a hint of French country field make their way into the aroma as well.

Taste: Bready malt up front with just the slightest hint of sweetness. White pepper really powers the flavor in each sip, from start to finish. As my palate debates the nuances of the flavor, some clove and peppercorn come through as well. Toward the end of the sip the hops really get going. A nice blend of grassy and lemon zest hoppiness gives this a nice character. Some fresh cut hay provides some added country character.

Mouthfeel: I go back and forth debating the carbonation. It feels creamy on my tongue, but it does not really clear the flavor and residue from my mouth like crisp, hoppy beers do. It has a light to medium body and is pretty clean for the style.

Overall: Saison is not my go-to style by any means, but this had a refreshing flavor, a nice complexity, and some hop power to boot. Definitely worth drinking on a warm summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2011 17:00:48 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Northsider

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Fountainhead Chicago as part of Saison event.

What can I say? This is the perfect beer. Appearance was cloudy yellow with great white head and good lacing. Smell and taste was wheaty and citrusy.

Mouthfeel was as SMOOTH as I've ever tasted beer before. I could drink this all day long...my new favorite beer. BUY THIS BEER.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 23:17:52 | More by Northsider
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pkeigs

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer, a true classic, and a benchmark for Saisons.

Pours a nice color, with a lasting sticky 2 fingered head. This beer is amazing on tap, gets a little skunky for me out of the bottle.

Smells of summer, nice spicey, floral aroma. The yeast strain plays the part with the hops backing it up. Great peppery spice, lots of earth, maybe a little funky.

This beer is refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day, light floral hops balance out the yeast, the malt bill is secondary, but everything comes together to something great. Finishes dry and peppery, leaving me wanting more and more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2011 14:55:59 | More by pkeigs
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litheum94

California

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods. Served in a Russian River goblet.

Murky, dull golden body. Lace white head. Very rocky. Doesn't leave much on top, but it sure does leave some nice lacing.

Sharp aromas of lemon citrus. Corriander spicing. Earthy yeast, with a slight must. There's also a tart raspberry esque aroma. Light hopping, with aromas of grass. Rustic all around.

Carbonation attacks the tongue right away, making this a dry drink all the way through. Light spicing, giving a good coriander flavor without overpowering. Lemon twang and grassy hops. Cracker malt backbone, with some pepper and earthy yeast flavors. Finish is dry with citric sourness, again with just the right amount.

Easy to see how this is the benchmark of the style. This drinks amazingly well.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 22:18:49 | More by litheum94
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured from the tap, not sure how long it had been on tap or when it was brewed.

The beer was a warm orange color and hazy with a white head that soon fell back into the glass.

Their was little hop aroma and the beer smelled like warm bread dough. As it warmed notes of lemon grass and citrus appeared.

The beer was sweet, full bodied, and tasted of bread dough and wheat.

It was a very enjoyable and refreshing beer. Not sure I would pay the crazy cost for the beer again but i am glad to have enjoyed it at least once.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2011 23:39:23 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Ebenezer's on 6/10/11.

A - Hazy pale golden liquid with a finger's worth of puffy white foam that reduced to a thin film and deposited some steaks and spots of lacing around the glass.

S - Grassy and citrusy up front with plenty of lemon zest notes. Additionally, there's a good bit of spicy Belgian yeast, a hint of barnyard funk and a dose of candi sugar akin to a Tripel.

T - Bright, juicy citrus with a grassy hop bite and a hint of tart green apple gives the Saison a well-rounded flavor profile. Add a dash of lemon zest and some moderate barnyard funk and spicy yeast, and you get a delicious, spot-on representation of the style. Flavor blends a perfect amount of funk and bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate bristly carbonation. Finishes with light bitterness and a hint of sour funk on the palate, resulting in a fairly dry, crisp mouthfeel.

D - This ain't the standard benchmark Saison for nuthin'!

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2011 13:19:54 | More by ffejherb
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harrymel

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured @ Brickcellar/Bier Baron

A: Nice light grain ale with ecxellent clarity. Sheet of loosely packed suds along the surface. No lacing.

S: Earthy, hay, sheet grass. A bit of the funk/manure - but in a complimentary way. I like.

T: Herbal: caraway, coriander, clove, rice, grain and slight noble and musty hops.

M: Medium to light with crisp carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Good saison, not my favority, but I see why people consider it among the standard.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 16:03:48 | More by harrymel
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dmbsteve

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours light straw color with a big white head. Thick lacing.

Smells of belgian yeast and light malts.

Tastes of bready malt, and surprisingly spicy hops. Nice clean taste rounded out by the yeast.

Mouthfeel is perfection. Perfectly carbonated and very refreshing.

This is a great beer to drink in a session.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 05:29:09 | More by dmbsteve
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ehammond1


4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly clear golden with a thin white head though it has good and persistent retention, perhaps a touch of haze. Spotted lacing down the glass.

Not quite as aromatic as other incredible saisons, but what's here is very good. There's the sweet lemon, spicy yeast, a touch of funk, some hay and it all comes together very well. I just wish the aroma was a bit stronger. I'm worried I drank this beer too quickly to fully appreciate the aroma and didn't let it quite warm enough...

...because this beer was delicious! What a perfect and memorable combination of enjoyable flavors. This beer is like your favorite childhood blanket, but for your tongue! A bit spicy, a bit funky, a bit sweet, even some bitterness, all incredibly drinkable, finishes perfectly clean; I could literally drink this all day! Saisons needs more love!

The most special part of this beer is its mouthfeel. It needs to be experienced to be explained. It's sweet yet disappearing, it's airy yet satisfying, it's bubbly, yet creamy; incredible!

An absolutely, near perfect, Belgian saison. Seek this one out!

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 01:10:42 | More by ehammond1
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cavemanlawyer

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Cascade Saison Fest. Fun event, wish I was able to stay longer to enjoy the variety.

Pours murky, cloudy, and wheaty-looking. Not great, reminds me of a german hefeweizen.

Nose is citrus and dry straw. Smells refreshing and crisp.

Very clean and refreshing on the palate. Light and bubbly, could easily drink several.

Excellent for the style, there is a reason this is considered an archetype.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 13:16:10 | More by cavemanlawyer
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

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

A: Vibrant gold, with very slight haze, thick head that is a "dirty" white.

S: Very floral, sharp fruit notes, burst of lemon, some funky yeast.

T: Bready, but light, odd combination. Fresh lemon and herbs. Peppery and piney bitterness. Crisp, not overly fruity.

M: Decent carbonation, but maybe a touch too much. Rather thin.

O/D: It's tasty and "a classic," but better things have been done with the style. Maybe it's different out of a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2011 20:01:25 | More by mostpoetsdo
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 2,871 ratings.