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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,135 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 1,441
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 190 | FT: 10
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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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zachary80

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

09-28-2012 01:22:13 | More by zachary80
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TullyBlanchard

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Attention to the Rock and Roll Express: Double-A (Arn Anderson) and I are officially calling you out, brothers. Time and place is three weeks in Chattanooga, TN. Starrcade baby....and we are keepin' these belts.

The beer:
A pale golden color with a good white head. Smells sort of like a wheat beer. Very refreshing saison. A hint of citrus, clean finish. Something about the aftertaste reminds me of drinking champagne. Could have a lot of these.

80s/90s wrestler most likely to drink this beer:
The Model, Rick Martel.

Diamonds are forever.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 01:40:53 | More by TullyBlanchard
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked one of these up last winter, sat on it until summer. Something about summer makes saisons and berlinners so much better during that season. A chunky, cloudy yellow beer with a big lush white head with a variety of big and small bubbles throughout it. Aroma was a flower garden with a hefty belgian saison yeast dosing. You get a little of everything from the yeast, mild clove, miniscule banana, tiny citrus lemon, flowers, etc. . .

Taste, thin body, a lot of the aromas aren't really there, which is not a bad thing. High carbonation. Solid but not over the top hop bitterness, a soft pepper wave glides over the tongue. The beer is amongst the most dry I've ever had. A little bit of wet hay machine gun funk. Just the right amount of tartness throughout, not sour, but tart. Stupid coriander is a distraction. Grassy.

Overall, this is a classic saison that probably everyone should try at least once if they are at all remotely adventurous beyond the standard AAL & hoppy ales.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 00:03:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a hazy orange-yellow with an absolutely massive head, excellent retention, and dynamite lacing. Truly a fantastic looking beer. The nose is quite complex. There are big musty notes, tart notes of lemon and orange, some floral notes, and some pepper.

The beer has a light body and firm mouthfeel. There is not much maltiness. This is all about sweet, tart, and hoppy. The flavor is nearly perfectly balanced between sweet fruit and sour fruit before everything dries up and the taste takes on notes of lemon and pepper. The finish is herbal and dry, like a pilsner.

This is a classic Saison, and it's easy to see why. I don't think I would suggest this to newbies. The herbal, hoppy nature might not appeal to an inexperienced palate. Fans of the style should love it. It's expensive, but sooner or later every BA must try this. You won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 22:56:31 | More by deadonhisfeet
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rojo

Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-26-2012 21:24:15 | More by rojo
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6demonbag

Missouri

5/5  rDev +19.3%

09-24-2012 02:24:16 | More by 6demonbag
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stmgl01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-21-2012 02:10:45 | More by stmgl01
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-21-2012 01:54:54 | More by schopenhauerale
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IcemanCometh

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-20-2012 18:27:19 | More by IcemanCometh
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine style glass. No freshness date.

A- And she's a gusher! Pours a cloudy straw-like color with a towering two finger fizzy head that retains a good while before dropping to a 1/4 inch head. Fluffy, yet non-sticky, lacing.

S- Lemony and tart smelling, with a good deal of yeast aroma and a hint of oxidation.

T- Strong and funky with plenty of lactic acid producing a pronounced tartness. Tropical fruit notes abound including pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and kumquat. Faint notes of leather and barnyard.

M- Much of the enjoyment comes from the mouthfeel since the sharp and dry feel plays off of the tightness of the high carbonation yet has a light body to balance.

O- The quintessential farmhouse ale. If you want to find out whether or not you like saisons, try this first.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:12:47 | More by Immortale25
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jisom123

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-18-2012 00:01:07 | More by jisom123
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Willytee3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2012 04:17:33 | More by Willytee3
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SquidVicious

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2012 00:44:11 | More by SquidVicious
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dmartin118

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2012 00:23:31 | More by dmartin118
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mgironta

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-16-2012 22:37:31 | More by mgironta
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macrosmatic

Florida

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

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Brilliant clear gold, tons of visible carbonation, and a beautiful, thick, foamy white head that lasts the entire drink. Very nice.

S: Pilsner malts, funky grassy, citrusy, yeasts.

T: Follows the nose with more barnyard grassiness, lemon, very light malt, and fruity yeast esters. Clean dry finish, and minimal hang - just a bit grassy in the aftertaste.

M: Lots of carbonation sensation, and no alcohol presence. Light mouthfeel, but fine for style.

O: This is an excellent base saison. Nothing crazy or fancy but seriously very well done. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 22:27:31 | More by macrosmatic
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jasewaaang

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-16-2012 07:54:26 | More by jasewaaang
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

09-16-2012 03:30:16 | More by GuyIncognito
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-16-2012 00:31:24 | More by mrskunk
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stunna

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-15-2012 23:13:44 | More by stunna
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magictacosinus

California

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

Nothing like a 750ml bottle of Belgian beer to make a lovely, festive "pop" upon being cracked open. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Produces a golden amber color almost reminiscent of champagne with an enormous head, yet the second, yeastier pour was cloudier, far more carbonated (and we're talking about tons of carbonation razing the glass), as well as floaties everywhere near the bottom. Carbonation seemed to last forever, no matter how much this warmed up. Truly fantastic.

The smell is all over the place, but as expected from a farmhouse ale, this is extremely phenolic, sourish, and definitely tarty. There's aromas present of apricots, white grapes, coriander, and woody aromas underneath no doubt produced by the sour smells. Other than that, the yeastiness is unbelievable here, with a strong, aged aroma that reminds me of oude guezes. Beyond the the yeasty smell, there's a sweet aroma, which almost seems like the sugar that the yeast is currently snaking on. Alive (literally) and very lively, this is one of the nicest perfumed Belgian ales I've had in quite a while.

The flavor is equally complex, yet there are several ways in which it can be pinned down. There's a primary attack on the senses with malts, and then some dried hops (which become exponentially more noticeable as this warms up), and finally, an alcoholic finish. Primarily, the apricots are everlasting in this beer, and it is very reminiscent of fruit tarts, as well as intense lemon rinds. It's very pleasant, but for the first time I'm claiming that this is better cold, as it masks the hoppiness that throws these flavors off balance as it warms up. Nevertheless, this is a *perfect* drinking experience when it comes to feel, as it's yeasty and thick, as well as heavily carbonated, which comforts the palate underneath the intense sour and bitter flavors. Thick and bready, it's wonderfully welcoming and seems to have a lasting aftertaste for quite a while.

In short, versatile. Pop it open during a formal celebration, or open while kicking back on the porch on a sunny day, or sit by the fire on a freezing day with cheese and bread... No matter what occasion, Saison Dupont will be apropos. This is a fantastic beer unlike any I've had, and being far less overwhelming in sourness compared to others, as well as a balanced ABV, it's very likely to be visited again many times over.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 07:49:40 | More by magictacosinus
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2012 23:18:48 | More by jbaker67
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2012 22:59:28 | More by kaelingirl
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2012 14:06:39 | More by ReeseMax3
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-14-2012 02:01:40 | More by MarkyMOD
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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