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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,505 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 3,505
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 201
Gots: 293 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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.

Photo of ohtheguilt
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of beermanbrian
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 ml corked bottle - 2005 on the cork.

Golden color with a huge creamy white head. The head just won't give up, it sticks around forever. When it finally does fall a little it leaves mountains and craters of sticky foam behind. For a pale beer, this looks incredibly appealing. Smell is peppery yeast. Taste like the smell with a pepper bite up front. There is some bready malt taste but no sweetness at all. Very dry and smokey. Finishes with a spicey aftertaste and some bitterness. There is just a touch of fruityness between the intitial pepper and the finishing dryness. This one is proof that a light colored beer dosn't have to lack taste. This one is full of complexity and enjoyable to drink. Thanks to maltygoodness for throwing this one in a trade.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank my wonderful girlfriend for supplying this beer. I can't believe it took me this long to try this one. Thanks, Melissa.

A: This bottle almost forces the cork out of my hand as I try and pour it. It opens with a loud sound somewhere between a crack and a pop. The beer pours an extremely cloudy and hazy golden straw color. Head forms an inch thick and remains intact for the entire drink. Streams of carbonation bubbles cascade upwards into the thick and inviting foam. Lacing comes in thick rings and gobs.

S: As soon as I open this beer a strong funky horseblanket aroma erupts from the bottle into my nostrils. Once this beer is decanted, though, the smell really mellows out. Banana and apricot esters flow freely. They are juxtaposed against a spicy, peppery, farmhouse yeast character. They all blend together seamlessly and serenade my nostrils.

T: The encore to the aroma is the incredible flavor of this beer. There is no secret as to why many consider this one of the defining representations of the Saison style. Peppery spices combine nicely with the yeast and fruity esters. The middle to the end of the flavor adds a nice dryness, reminiscent of a tripel, but this one is contributed to by the sourdough bready malts. There is a slight farmhouse funk in the middle and in the finish, rounding out this beer nicely.

M/D: Light to medium in texture, the feel of this beer evolves with temperature and time it has been poured. Initially, there is a strong effervescent feel, but as the beer warms and sits exposed to air, the beer turns smooth and almost silky, finishing nice and dry. There is a lot of great stuff going on with this beer. Every overlying feature that I was looking for in the flavor was there, and they all went together in a near perfect balance. I would drink a full 750mL bottle by myself if I could, but I guess I don't mind sharing either.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Thrasher
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden ale with long lasting lace and continuous beads. Mild aroma with light malt hints. Round and spicy in the mouth, with soft malt character contrasted with hard water, almost metallic. Hops give the beer a good crispness and the yeast really lays it on thick. Slight euro-skunkiness from green bottle. Long lasting finish which draws out the best qualities in the flavor of this beer. This is not quite to my liking; the yeast is overbearing and the mouth is a little too frothy for me. However I cannot criticize the quality of this well-made beer; only my taste and my inexperience with the style are at fault.

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3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz green bottle, corked and caged, from Steve's on University here in Madison.

Pours a light golden yellow with a finger of snow-white cream in my chalice. Nose is all clove and spice with some citric astringency and a faint skunk. Taste is dominated by the clove as well with a hearty dose of yeast and citrus and banana taking a supporting role. Mouthfeel is airy and tongue-tickling. A nice, refreshing saison, went well with a garlic cream and chicken pizza. Not mind-blowing, but well-executed.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of frank4sail
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2003 release indicated on the hoppy smelling cork. Rich, creamy, thick, cloud like head on initial pour that stays lovinly dense and sticky in the goblet as you sip. Fruity, yeasty nose with a twang of sweetness. Beautiful straw orange hazy look w=ith tons of little bubble action in the goblet. Initally bold and fruity upfront on the tongue this then complexly turns dry and slightly hoppy on the finish on the back of the tongue. A truly thurst quenching brew. Medium to thicker marshmellow mouth coat of malt love. Great lookin' and drinkable this is a great starter beer for a night of good food and good brews.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mzwolinski
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, yellowish orange in appearance, with a thin white head. Grapefruit, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity and fairly acidic throughout, with a surprisingly yeasty presence and a clean finish. Perhaps a bit of woody flavor in there too? Dry, lightish body, this beer packs the hops, but delivers them in a fairly novel and intriguing way. Props!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.