Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
This was a really nice brew that I have eyed for a long time not sure why I never tried it I guess I thought I would get around to it. Glad I did.
This is a wonderfull brew with a lace white head lots of lacing the smell is herb like. The taste follows and is similar with that Belgian sugar like taste in the background.
Mouthfeel is creamy and a bit peppery and overall this is a great verison of the style and a must have for those seeking a saison if a Fantome is not able to be found.
03-30-2011 23:39:03 | More by Casey10
4.85/5 rDev +15.8%
Not only of my favorite beers, one of the best beers of the saison style.
This beer is downright fabulous for matching with food. Goes great with spicy, Asian foods, bbq. For more on this, check out Garrett Oliver's tome on matching beer and food.
Poured golden with a wonderfully thick head which wouldn't go down.
Typical Belgian spices with much more flavors going on. Hoppiness in there to give it a refreshing finish.
Can't get enough.
You should try to have a 750mL bottle of this and Hennepin on hands at all times for any BYOB you may go to.
05-07-2005 14:46:05 | More by GeoffFromSJ
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Another beer for my Unibroue tulip glass. Pours a nice hazy gold with a big champagne-style head that is very yeasty; head reminds me of a hefe weizen. Smell is very yeasty while the taste has apples and a nice peppery spike that gives it a good kick. You can definitely pick out that Belgian yeast in the taste.
Great stuff, quite drinkable, though the alcohol does catch up with you eventually.
06-19-2007 05:54:44 | More by saintwarrick
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
A- cloudy but a bubbly golden beer, huge fluffy white head with amazing or annoying retent, you chose
S- floral and medicinal
T- mild fruity malt characters, some pear, mellow citrus, well balanced, earthy and grainy as well. spicy hints at finish
M- smooth with a dry finish and after
D- great example of saison and very enjoyable/drinkable, but not my favorite. recommended for style
08-02-2008 04:28:26 | More by tonistruth
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
A crisp bitterness and slightly fruity, pepper-like flavors are found in this Belgian ale. Fairly light-bodied Saison DuPont is my choice as a favorite beer to quaff while sitting on my balcony on a warm summer day. A very dry crisp ale with a dry finish that always leaves you wanting some more. The addition of wheat makes the beer a bit smooth despite the high carbonation. A rare classic from Belgium that should be savored.
04-11-2008 14:21:15 | More by marcobrau
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured a light golden color into my chilled glass with a generous 3 finger head. A large continuous stream of lively bubbles streamed from the center and fed the frothy foam which stuck nicely to the sides.
Citrus was the main attraction here, with a very refreshing aroma.
The taste was also mostly citrus with a good amount of hops. Not a beer which seemed to have much in the way of underlying tastes going on, it was all right up front.
Incredible mouth feel, the carbonation just kept coming.
A very drinkable beer, very clean and refreshing. My first time trying this but it won't be the last. Would even make a great session beer if not for the price, but it's also a perfect beer to break out a bottle or two for those special occasions.
09-27-2007 00:42:13 | More by JBogan
3.75/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a hazy gold color with a finger of foamy head that doesn't linger very long. The aroma is very sweet and the taste mirrors this. The taste is of bubblegum and fruity notes with little to no hoppy notes at all. The mouthfeel is very smooth and it finishes clean. This would be a great beer in the summertime.
01-21-2011 19:02:42 | More by csiewert
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
300ml bottle poured in a dimpled mug.
Hazy, murky dirty water - yellow in appearance. Big 2 inch merangue like head on the pour. Recedes to 1/2 inch with lots of sticky lacing.
Almost smells like champagne. Sharp spiciness with some cloves with that ever present Belgian yeast character.
Sharp flavour. Slightly sour with some funk. I really don't know how to describe this. Unique.
Tight bubbles, aggressively carbonated. Medium bodied with a slight sharpness to it.
A very interesting beer, and the first true example of the style I've had. Can't say it's my favourite, but an interesting experience.
07-28-2007 05:16:40 | More by Noxious26
4.7/5 rDev +12.2%
Beautiful deep golden brew with a big fluffy/rocky white head that slowly fades, but never leaves, and rings the glass superbly. Nice musty aroma is the first thing to hit the nose with some very nice spicy hoppiness and spritzy spices in there as well. Nice tame malt lies in the background with some pepper and other spices over riding towards the end of the aroma. Nice light maltiness is the first flavor onto the tongue. This is quickly followed up by some light pepper and clove spiciness mixed in with other spices. There is a definite spicy, herbal hop flavor to this as well as some nice earthy qualities. It is almost like a Gueuze light. All the flavors I love in my favorite Belgian style are toned down just a bit for this one. Slightly sour and acidic qualities are balanced by the herbalness. Excellent medium-light body to this brew with an almost tingly feeling due to fairly high carbonation. Excellent brew and one that I would gladly purchase again.
12-26-2002 18:02:01 | More by Murph
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
Pours a cloudy bright orange-yellow with a massive white head, stiff as whipped cream. (Cork shot across the room and it took several pours to fill the glass.) Aroma is strong and yeasty, an element of sweet grain with a pleasing sourness.
Taste is delicate and bready, more yeast and a sort of musty nature like an old farmhouse. Dry with some slight citrus tones, some white pepper, maybe coriander. Faint traces of lemongrass and honey, leaves a little acidity in the aftertaste. Tastes like summer.
Mouthfeel is thin but lively and sparkly with carbonation; drinkability is high. Probably not sweet enough for non-beer lovers but makes a very good champaigne substitute.
01-01-2005 02:32:02 | More by assurbanipaul
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours pale straw with a dull clarity. Frothy snow-white head quickly fills the glass and holds exceptionally well leaving stubborn barnacles of foamy lace. Some moderate Styrian aroma, and a solid skunky/spicy Saaz bouquet. Some soft wheat and mild medicinal aromas are also evident, with lambic yeast notes and faint pilsener malt in the background. Timid pale malt sweetness and sharp pilsener upfront, followed by zesty Styrian and Saaz flavor, perhaps a little light-struck. Then comes a tame but prominent farmhouse profile. Dry aftertaste with lingering skunk and noble bitterness while the farmhouse character remains apparent, but not overwhelming. Nearly perfect execution of the style. High carbonaion and ultra-thin body, almost champagne-like but with some wheat-like texture. Overall the mouthfeel is refreshing and light with a pleasenty acidic yeast character and spicy german hop backdrop. Finishes dry and funky but restrained enough to quench the thirst as well as supply ample sour flavor.
01-19-2007 06:06:45 | More by PBRstreetgang
4.85/5 rDev +15.8%
Thanks to a very generous dgb3 for this bottle!
A: Massive frothy white head over a hazy light golden yellow. Sediment is floating all around, and there's wonderful retention as well as patches of fluffy lacing.
S: Grainy, musty, and sour. A nice balance on the nose of earth and fruit (specifically sour apple and pear).
T/M: Spiciness is notable right away. It's very prominent on the palate. Other flavors that come in after are a very mild tartness and some fresh grain. Straw and dirty funk. Bitter herbals wait until the end of the sip for their big entrance, but they sure are prominent! Mouthfeel is light and very very crisp.
D: Shared this beer with my dad and some fruit flies. It was so so tasty and refreshing. I can't wait to get my hands on more!
05-11-2010 03:47:18 | More by washburnkid
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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