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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,431 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,431
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 256 | 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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Photo of heytomcat
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 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
Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.9/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As best I can determine, I must have gotten a bad bottle because I was far from impressed. Hardly a fan of saisons, I found this to be an awful experience. The first hint of a problem occurred when the aroma smelled like burnt rubber. With the sense of smell and taste being closely associated, this was not a good start. The initial taste was very tart lemon. It was not just lemon juice, it was as though I was chewing on lemon rind. The aftertaste that followed was a gritty Flintstone vitamins lemon taste. Perhaps another way to explain the feeling would be a textured shandy.

Noting the high praise this saison received, I have trouble fathoming such a bad experience. I could not recommend this saison to another person unless of course I had a better experience with a future bottle. However, I would not buy that bottle with my money.

JohnnyHopps, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Atomicskis5, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

judkinst, May 31, 2014
Photo of ChadQuest
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks very exceptional, perfection for the style, massive pillowy head that is over an inch tall, chunky and more lace then victoria. Body is a semi hazy golden color that looks mouth watering.
This is an older bottle, and i was initially hesitant about buying it because i was worried about skunking, but i think this one is doing well, it has gotten quite funky by now for a saison, there are pears and apples, wet hay, and dusty back country roads.
Flavors after this much time have gotten really clean and dry, light crisp fruits, pepper, something in here reminds me of chamomile, light funk here, not as prominent as the aroma.
Mouthfeel is very dry and well attenuated, the age of this one most likely contributed.

ChadQuest, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of warpedrevolution
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

warpedrevolution, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Act25
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Act25, May 06, 2014
Photo of Dank26
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of allenson21
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

allenson21, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, burnt orange appearance with a large, fluffy head narrates this beautiful drink. Good retention and sticky lacing on the sides. Very yeasty aromas with hints of floral and honey. Taste is a bit thin, but a palate cleanser indeed. A dry drink with a solid crispness. Overall, a great saison.

fitzy84, May 31, 2009
Photo of berley31
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a huge, white, creamy and fluffy head that was very long lasting, and left some nice lacing on the glass. Body is a light orange color, and very hazy.

S: Very fruity aroma (orange, lemon). Some moderate spiciness, none of which in particular can be placed specifically (which is good). Just a touch of funkiness.

T: Very refreshing and light, some spiciness and high fruitiness in a perfect balance. Bit of hop bitterness that, along with the high carbonation, leads to a very dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied, with high carbonation.

D: Probably the best Saison I have had yet... hands down.

berley31, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of Dirty25
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Dirty25, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of CharlesRiver
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle from Down Town Liquors in Somerville, MA.

Pours a slightly cloudy light yellow color. The head is good size with many different size bubbles. The smell has some hints of citrus and straw. The taste is citrus, then bitter in the middle and then ends on a dry note.

Explosive in the mouth as it wakes up your taste buds. Kind of leaves my tongue tingling. Very nice. Not sure what style of glass I should have used. I went with a chalice.

CharlesRiver, Nov 18, 2003
Photo of DoctorDog
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A- Hazy golden/straw. Pours with 2+ fingers of white head, which fade slowly, leaving ample lacing.

S- Peppery, spicy notes, lemon peel, and Belgian yeast.

T- Lightly spicy/peppery, mild pear/apple fruity sweetness, distinct "Belgian yeast." Nice profile.

M- Crisp with moderately high carbonation. Medium to slightly light feel.

D- Good. Quite easy drinking; solid on all fronts.

Future outlook: Happy to have again, and would like to try with some age on it.

DoctorDog, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

capnamerica, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of crwills
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of these (24x250mL) bottles, because I thought I remembered really liking it back when I first had it (previously from the large corked bottle). I've been somewhat disappointed. The three I've had so far haven't been bad, per se, but they haven't blown me away.

Anyway, this beer pours a slighly cloudy medium-golden into a small Sinha glass. Huge fluffy head that I have to fight to prevent it from overflowing. Pretty decent looking, in fact. Aroma is restrained, mildly sour, and fruity. Very little of that barnyard flavour I'd been expecting, and more spicy. Mouthfeel is much more light and spritzy than I remembered, and that may be the biggest disappointment. Flavour is peppery, spicy, mildly sour, with a little bit of lemon but none of the funk I want to see in a farmhouse ale. Still, it's fairly refreshing if that's what you're looking for. The aftertaste is a little on the tart side, but fairly clean. I'll definitely get through the case, but might not make it a regular purchase.

crwills, Oct 20, 2007
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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle served in a Duvel glass. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Clove and citrus in the aroma with some burnt sugar. Lots of spicy flavors. Light body, spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yeast seems to add more spice. Very refreshing. Nice beer.

homebrewhawk, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of biggmike
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured an attractive golden color with a nice sumptuous head that dissipated slowly. Nice aroma that complex mix of fruit, spice, and hops. Fruitness is balanced by the hops bitterness. A bit of a dry mouthfeel. Drinkability is high on this one. Good Beer.

biggmike, Jan 13, 2009
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ZethOfTheNorth, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of SurlyDuff
3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml campagne bottle. Green bottle, no freshness date. Uh-oh, this one seems like it's been skunked. Sure enough...this ones pretty far gone. Going to review anyway. My review will be objective...im not going to try to find another bottle and re-review, afterall this is how they decided to package it!

Orange gold with good carbonation.

Some mild fruit hidden behind a musty skunky wave. As my glass airs out, the skunk seems to go away and I can get at some of the nuances. Spicy metallic hops. Pear, lemon pith, cannabis, apples.

Apples, grassy hay, and there's that stale skunk again, bah. Belgian yeast comes to the foreground as it warms up, but it's still got that mouth-frowning skeeze that keeps haunting my palate. I've had saisons before, and this is definitly pretty good skunk-aside.

Good drinkability and mouthfeel in there, if only someone would slap them on the forehead and tell them to add:
1.freshness date
2.darker bottle to prevent uv light damage

SurlyDuff, May 27, 2008
Photo of paresis
4/5  rDev -4.3%

paresis, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of twelvsies
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last time I had this was at the Moan and Dove's Second Anniversary party, free beer all afternoon. Needless to say, I'd had a few that day and maybe perhaps wasn't in the best state of mind to review, so now with this new re-reviewing process I'll give it a second try, this time from a bottle, at home.
Cork says 2004. Pours a light, clear, yellow orange color with a huge lasting head, white as snow. There's a good amount of peppery spice in the nose, as well as some pale malts and herbal hop presence. Taste is really sublte. I might look for a little more pizazz, but this mellow profile suits the beer well. Lots of yeasty bread tastes, as well as the previously mentioned herbal hop spicyness and pepper. A little fruity too, like apples or pears. Light but sturdy mouthfeel. Super refreshing, making for high drinkability. A great beer for the warmer months, and a classic saison.

twelvsies, May 18, 2005
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,431 ratings.