Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
A classic, a must try, but nothing exceptional. A lot of foam from aggressive conditioning, pouring out over table and taking several moments to calm down. Refreshing in summer, easy drink but not bold rather very grassy. Some coriander and cloves spice and apple honey. Ranked down a bit in another bottle of 10 months later, bit more barnyard did not affect it, rather found it only above average brew.
08-29-2004 03:46:58 | More by Sammy
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
On tap at Congregation Ale House in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and very easy to drink.
08-14-2012 01:00:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a towering white head and incredible legs as it makes its way down my tulip. Smell is quite a bit of unrestrained funk and earth. Some floral character makes its way in as well. Quite complex and seems to come from many different angles. The taste isn't quite as well integrated and complex, with some notes pushing a bit too far ahead, but still quite tasty. Well carbonated and beautifully dry, this drinks quite well. The epitome of the style.
09-24-2010 11:17:41 | More by Thorpe429
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
A: The beer is cloudy straw yellow in color and poured with a three finger white head that slowly died down but never quite disappeared. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are musty aromas of yeast and spices in the nose, along with some subtle hints of sour fruits.
T: The taste is somewhat tart and has a good balance between grainy malts, sour fruit, peppery spices and a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and there is some dryness, particularly in the finish.
D: The beer is very refreshing and relatively easy to drink. It's a perfect beer for the summer months.
07-15-2010 23:54:17 | More by metter98
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Tuscan gold with a stationary storm of fine yeast. Several frenetic streams of equally fine bubbles can be seen making their way up to a fantastic looking head of impressively rocky foam that is darker than ivory, yet lighter than beige. Meandering fingers of sticky sea foam lace complete the picture of an outstanding looking saison.
The nose is spicy and fruity and funky... and I can't stop smelling it. There's an impressive amount of white pepper spiciness emanating from the glass; so much so that I'd consider it to be the aroma's signature characteristic. Lemongrass and lemon peel contribute even more facets to an already multi-faceted nose.
Saison Dupont is more boldly flavored than anticipated and I like it more than I thought I would as a result. The other interesting thing that seems always to be present in quality beer is that the flavor profile changes so dramatically from the start of each mouthful to the finish. I love it when beer is not only complex, but when its complexity changes kaleidoscopically from the sip to the swallow.
Great mixture of malt and hops with the latter winning by a landslide. This is an amazingly hoppy, amazingly bitter beer with a finish that is almost parching in its aridity. If Saison Dupont was champagne, it'd be brut. The hops are lemon zesty and grassy and spicy and herbal and dee-licious. Why did it take me so long to discover this treasure of a beer?
I keep going back and forth on the mouthfeel. There's plenty of carbonation, but the bubbles seem a thing apart from the beer rather than being buried deep within it where they can provide silkiness and buoyancy. That probably borders on nitpickiness and doesn't hamper my enjoyment in the least.
Saison Dupont is one of the world's best-known and most-loved Belgian farmhouse ales. As far as I'm concerned, after draining this bottle in record time and loving every single drop, it deserves whatever accolades it has earned over the years. And then some.
10-25-2006 13:34:10 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
Appearance: Cloudy lemonade yellow color with a prodigious white, fine-bubbled head; rafts of lacing
Smell: Lemons and cloves, yeasty, with a bit of banana, dill and some wet hay
Taste: Light but complex; a bit of herbacious, lemony sweetness up front; after the swallow, the herbal elements grow as does a piney, resinous bitterness that is followed by a dry, peppery finish
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and refreshing; nicely carbonated
Drinkability: Very drinkable but extremely complex; great for warmer days when you want something thirst quenching
08-16-2004 21:44:55 | More by brentk56
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
I picked this one up in Spartanburg a couple of months ago. Nice little place had this sitting on the shelf for clearance of all of things. So I definitely had to pick this one up and get it back to the house. Served at a nice fifty degree temperature, this one was poured into a snifter.
Very nice and extremely hazy golden yellow color came through immediately. Lots of sediment in here now as well. Huge carbonation profile could be seen with lots of chains of bubbles cascading up to the top of the glass to reinforce the huge champagne like head that came over the top of it. Lots of side glass lacing and a copious foam that would not quit. Very nice aroma here, lots of light grain, hints of grass, light lemon and a touch of grape. Nice airy smell gave way to a very nice flavor. Very light, and perfect for this summer day. First way was a slightly tart fresh grass like flavor. Some hints of peaches, pears, and a touch of tartness as well. Very nice light cereal grain flavor in the middle which became a touch bready as it warmed. Long finish of dried out bitter earthy notes and a touch of light fruit. Slightly sour on the tongue after a few moments. Fantastic carbonation kept it feeling very light and refreshing and this bottle was no issue at all to finish off as the profile was light, low abv and a wonderful bit of carbonation.
Overall I really thought this was a fantastic beer. Nice four year vintage really helped this and if it was ever really sour it has been significantly mellowed with time and the overall balance of it was really just quite nice. I was glad there were two on the shelf, as this has held up very nicely and it would be a pleasure to have it again.
02-26-2011 21:04:44 | More by mikesgroove
4.4/5 rDev +5%
Maybe the epidome of the style. A terrific beer--hands down. From the onset of a magical deep yellow glow with stark-white head retention, incredible rocky head retention, sprikled with peppery spices, and continuous lacing. Sweet and tart aromas with soft pilsner malts, yeast, bread, fruits, and hop spiciness. Tastes richly of sweet bready / fruity malts that bring out pears, berries, apples, and appricots. Spicy with peppery hops, bitterness, alcohol, and tartness. Smooth and light on the palate with a soft dry finish. Very clean with slight tart aftertaste. Mildly acidic and vineous throughout. One of the best beers out there.
09-04-2006 19:30:17 | More by BEERchitect
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Corked popped off and almost dented my ceiling. Cork says "2.008". Poured a lively cloudy yellow straw color with amazing carbonation. Super bubbly, almost champange like. Head was huge and I had to stop pouring or it would have overflowed quickly. This is the second time I've had this brew and it is exceptional. Aroma of orange lemon citrus, grass, fruit. Taste is balanced citrus, fruit and yeast. Dry finish, Medium-thin body. Light and refreshing, super drinkable.
11-09-2010 21:09:25 | More by acurtis
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
Bottle: Poured a huge clear golden brew (after the cork blew out of that one) with a huge head with medium retention. Aroma is a mix of spice and malts with some citrus flavour being omnipresent. Taste is like a good Belgian ale with again the citrus flavour really coming out of that one. Carbonation is good with excellent medium body. Overall, a very good example of the saison style. The only downside is that the green bottle doesnt seem to keep the beer very well. Ive had too many bad past experience of this beer being skunked. I have another bottle of that batch that I will try to age.
05-31-2004 15:08:59 | More by Phyl21ca
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
I finally got around to buying a bottle and reviewing this one.
A: A hazy goldenrod color with a very, very fluffy white head.
S: There is a lot of spice: pepper and clove for the most part. There is a nice bit of lemon and a mild funkiness.
T: A lot of spice is present up front--clove and pepper--followed by a mild sweetness from the malt and a bit of funk and citrus. The finish has a mild hop bitterness.
M: The beer is crisp, light, and dry on the tongue. The carbonation is abundant and helps to keep the beer nice and refreshing.
D: I can see why this one is so popular. A wonderful Saison, and one that would be perfect for a warm afternoon.
12-24-2009 05:53:51 | More by womencantsail
4.55/5 rDev +8.6%
Appearance: Pours an effervescent, hazy, dark yellow body with a runaway, foamy off-white head.
Smell: Yeasty, fresh-smelling aroma chock full of meadow flowers, juicy lemons, and cracked green peppercorns.
Taste: Bready, almost sourdough flavor with a touch of sweetness and bright burst of lemon citrus. Adept acidity. Hint of hay. Only a mild funkiness overall. There's a faint graininess as well as a prevalent peppery spiciness. Light hop bitterness. Finishes crisp with a final taste of the yeast character.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation. Lively mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Supreme drinkability and wonderfully refreshing.
11-24-2007 17:44:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
09-17-2011 00:48:07 | More by kylehay2004
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
This is a really nice Saison, the pour was a golden color with some haziness to it with a white head on top that left a nice lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was of some sweet fresh grains and hints of wild flowers and honey. The taste was on the sweet side as well and made this very enjoyable in my opinion. The flavors come to life as the beer warms also. The mouthfeel was smooth and light but had enough body to it be enjoyable. Overall a really nice brew here, sure to please.
09-13-2011 21:36:25 | More by Knapp85
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured into my chalice a slightly hazy orange/gold with a mammouth white head that stuck like glue as to the sides of the glass as it took its times settling.Wow the tons of stuff going on aroma wise some definent barnyard funck hits right after popping the cork along with some lemon rind and even a light phenolic smokiness in there as well.Very refreshing ale to say the least here,hints of lemon and coriander with a leafy,herbal finish.Clean and fruity and oh so damn refreshing a true classic and a summer quencher I wish I had more.
07-12-2005 01:35:33 | More by oberon
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
12.7oz. mini-magnum. Printed 06 129 on label.
Extremely bubbly, the cork makes a forceful pop, with plenty of wispy smoke. Into an oversized Oerbier tulip, it cascades up and over the lip of the wide vessel. It reflects a deep, translucent orange tone. Delicate, fluffy foam hangs on the rim, lacing the glass for the duration of drinking it.
Doughy aroma, cracker, herbs, a certain herbal cannabis note at first. Bread, herbs, and grain huskiness meld into an attractive rustic bouquet.
Juicy at first, with a building dry, herbal character that builds, and remains long after the finish. Crackery, with clove, lemon peel, and hops. It's an extremely balanced blend that is deceptively simple at first. Dry aftertaste commands you to continue sipping until it's gone. Light herbal hop dances on the tongue for a long while. Perfect with Brie, aged Gruyere, or any number of cheeses.
07-28-2007 00:35:34 | More by emerge077
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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