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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
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3,071 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,071
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 182 | FT: 11
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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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nortmand

Virginia

4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now that I've tried a variety of Saisons and can truly interpret what I'm experiencing, it's time for a re-review.

Pours about three quarters of a huge, fluffy marshmallow head. Beer is cloudier as you get to the bottom of the glass, but rich golden hued either way. Leaves incredible checkered lacing.

Rich, spicy yeast dominates the smell.Coriander is the dominate spice.

Lightly spicy flavor. Yeast characters and a bit of alcohol. Leaves a tingling bitterness way in the back of the throat.

This is a very fine beer, and is everything a saison should be. Hugely flavorful, but so indescribably drinkable at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2005 01:39:09 | More by nortmand
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allstar255

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

01-18-2014 07:50:20 | More by allstar255
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Vanz

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

01-27-2014 22:32:36 | More by Vanz
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robbyc1

Illinois

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

A quintessential saison, I have had this many times and count it as one of my favorites and sessionables of all time. Although a high at 6.5% for a true session beer, it has a lightness that overcomes.

Cloudy and golden haze, a complex and interesting look that is essential for this style.

Explosive nose of complex earthiness, fruitiness (pears, tea, plums), with a slightly funky backbone. The flavor can't quite match the nose, although it reflects the same flavors, it's dry and grainy and herbally, with the fruitiness holding court. Absolutely clean and dry and crisp finish.

A highly drinkable example, their seasonal version with a higher abv punches through the flavor profile, but this version is the year round choice with only a few contenders, - highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 15:44:32 | More by robbyc1
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

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

Cork popped and the bubbly rose as this treat entered my wine glass. Cloudy yellow body with a tall lively head. Crisp, dry citrus and spicy fruits with a little puckering effect on the mouth. If I was disappointed that the pub was out of the Fantome I had ordered, that disappointment quickly faded as I took my first sip of this very drinkable and quite affordable brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 15:56:26 | More by paulys55
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gopens44

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-08-2013 00:24:33 | More by gopens44
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-19-2013 04:18:18 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2013 22:29:54 | More by Dcunicelli
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LSUPT

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-15-2011 05:16:13 | More by LSUPT
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Beefytits4

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-21-2011 23:18:26 | More by Beefytits4
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-09-2013 23:32:26 | More by brutalist
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blabaer

California

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

06-02-2014 02:20:12 | More by blabaer
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SmashPants

Australia

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.

Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.

Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.

Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).

Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.

Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 07:42:43 | More by SmashPants
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Luiz0930

California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first time having a Belgium Saison style and the closest i can compare it to is champagne. Not a Cheap bottle of Champagne but a good style. This is mouth filling carbonation, the taste is a bit funky (just like a champagne) however you get this taste of coriander maybe some citrus flavor fruits and no taste of alcohol what so ever. This is a great beer to try, pick it up!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 05:18:37 | More by Luiz0930
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necoadam

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked date was 2003 so this was kinda young. But still tasted oh so good. Poured out a bright orange/deep gold color with a nice amount of head that lasted all the way through. Smell consisted of a variety of items. Spicies, hay-like aromas, and some fruits in the backround as well, but the fruit was quite strong. Taste was quite flavorful. Lots of citrus notes in this beer with some spiciness in the backround. Yeast and some slight hops show up at the end with a tart-like finish that lasts into the aftertaste. Quite nice. Nothing was overwhelming which was nice to see. Mouthfeel was on the border of light-medium. Perhaps I should buy a bottle and age it to see what differences will show up. Pick this up for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2004 23:13:56 | More by necoadam
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-21-2011 07:33:59 | More by bob727
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2013 13:41:11 | More by CDCNAM
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-25-2012 03:01:03 | More by wesley14
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-25-2013 20:57:29 | More by DWolf
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Eastside151

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-22-2013 22:31:52 | More by Eastside151
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ethanmc12

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-08-2013 17:58:18 | More by ethanmc12
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont pours a clear golden color with a very thick, fizzy white head. It smells of yeast, pear, citrus, sour hops, and a hint of champagne. The taste is complex--hops, pear, citrus, and herbal; there is some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, it almost burns the inside of your mouth. This is a drinkable beer that can leave quite an impression but maybe not something I would drink every day.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 03:13:00 | More by theghost3
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Act25

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-06-2014 02:37:37 | More by Act25
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-20-2013 01:22:52 | More by nquigley16
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dipso123

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-06-2013 23:56:17 | More by dipso123
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,071 ratings.