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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,430 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 254 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Hultkrantz, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of doktorhops
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer review #200: Let's just say this calls for a celebration and I thought why not try a saison? And what's a better saison than Dupont? None according to what others have said. I can't believe it's been 200 beers already, remember the early reviews? No, well here's some excerpts randomly thrown together: "designed to streamline... radical tortoise... hierarchy under subjective rule... these images are manifest to mankind... please step away from the doors... like ice in a glacier...". *note some/all excerpts may have nothing whatsoever to do with beer.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Cloudy pale gold body with an ample (and excitable) 2cm white head that stands resolute in the glass.

S: Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop note round out the aroma. It's a very rustic fragrance and one that invites you like an eastern European person would into their home for a nice hearty bowl of Goulash.

T: Wow is all I can say. Such a well balanced flavour profile - begins with those sweet cider apples, mid-palate adds a touch of sour yeast and some distilled grain alcohol, then finishes with citric hop bitterness and a Champagne dryness together in harmony. Reminiscent of Duvel in all the right ways.

M: Body is medium, carbonation is creamy with a bit of Champagne fizz.

D: Highly drinkable and highly balanced, I cannot think of a single negative about this brew. I'm impressed by the simplicity (there aren't many flavours at play here) and the fact that it doesn't bore me at the same time. A real contender to Duvel, and cheaper as well.

Food match: The vinous character of this beer would most suit anything that goes well with white wine; light pasta, fish, and Asian cuisine. In fact this brew has flavours that would compliment anything bar game meats and char-grilled steaks.

doktorhops, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

klinger, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of MarioM
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into SN Snifter.

A: Beautifully clear dark golden like color with a huge effervescent white creamy head made of tiny bubbles that never stop rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Great earthyness, hay like, slight citrus but more like lemon grass. Good phenolic character behind everything, smells great and can't wait to drink.

T: Nice fruitiness, slight citrusi and a tad bitter at the end. A great beer with a lot going on but just hard to pin point exactly what that is. I guess that's what makes this style so intreaging. Again though, some lemon grass and good maltiness that comes through fruity like. A very clean yet satisfyingly phenolic and balanced.

M: Great body from the high carbonation. Phenols and bitterness leave a satisfying aftertaste that is very characteristic in Saisons, very delicious and clean example. I guess that's why this is a benchmark beer for this style for many people.

O: A great example, very refreshing on a hot summer day especially after brewing a batch of Saison my self. A perfect beer to have after a hard days work. Definitely would have hit the spot after a hard days work on the farm.

MarioM, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

joeseppy, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brewtus, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

BeerCon5, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TheLevi4000, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

splendidsplinter, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

mizx, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jgbiggs, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

imperiallibations, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with a big 2+ fingers of fluffy white head. Very nice.

Smell. Peppery saison yeast, some sweet and tart light fruits, a little bit of lemon, bananna and wheat with just a bit of clove, skunk, and maybe some coriander.

Taste. Peppery saison yeast again, wheat and some bitter grassy hops, a little of that skunk I was smelling, a bit of banana and spice too.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with fairly strong, fine carbonation.

Overall. A fine and exemplary saison. Nothing very exciting, just a well made beer.

Rutager, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

nzerbe, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

williamjbauer, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

jderosia603, Mar 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TGS, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

brbrocc, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

marct, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BBrewington, Mar 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

shagal, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

rmarsch, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

ChrisKayler, Feb 28, 2013
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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