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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,285 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,285
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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 spicelab
4.65/5  rDev +11%

Had this many times, time to finally review. 750mL bottle into a Tripel Karmelit glass.

Golden straw, clear and bright. Towering rocky white head leaves good lace trails. Busy looking bead.

Apricot danish, golden delicious apples, rockmelon, kumquat, banana confectionery, touch of bitter rind and that distinctive floral spiciness from the Dupont yeast. Sublime. I could smell it for hours.

Very similar flavours, with perhaps a slightly increased citric sourness.

Syrupy and slightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a touch of astringency and (surprisingly) booze heat on the back palate.

Beer just doesn't get any better than this at 6.5% in my view. A veritable cacophany of aromas and flavours that work in unison brilliantly.

spicelab, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of allstar255
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

allstar255, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of T_Hass
4/5  rDev -4.5%

T_Hass, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

750 ml bottle shared with my son, the evening of the first day of his new job. Congratulations, son.

Poured into tulips, clear light golden body under a huge white rocky head, with ample lacing. Head lasts well. Very pretty beer.

Smell is funky to the max, brett, bread dough, horse blanket, nice cracker malt. Mmmm, smells good and is quite intense -- smellable from across the room

Taste is very similar to the smell, only not quite so intense.

Mouthfeel is much richer than I had anticipated: nice and round.

Drinkability is good.

ColoradoBobs, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of taigor
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from a bottle into a regular glass.

A - Poured hazy yellow straw color with high head that slowly dissipated leaving lacing all around the glass.

S - Yeast and grass mostly. Smelled like a farm.

T - Starts off with fruits and some sours that slowly transform into yeast and hoppy bitterness at the end.

M - Light bodied with lots of carbonation.

D - Very good and light, easygoing as well.

taigor, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of Screper
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Screper, Monday at 08:50 PM
Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

MLaVioletteJr, May 31, 2014
Photo of mweso2000
5/5  rDev +19.3%

mweso2000, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Citadel82
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

A very good summer beer. Not bad in the winter either. Pair it with spicy asian food.

Serving was a 750 ml bottle.

Poured a hazy pale gold with a monster of a head that withdrew fairly quickly leaving scattered clumps of lace.

Smell was cloves,apples and floral notes.

Taste was spicy and fruity with hints of green apples and some hints of fresh bread dough,

Mouthfeel was full bodied with fine carbonation.

Very drinkable, I suspect it is an even better brew with food.

Citadel82, Dec 28, 2004
Photo of Anthony1
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is of bananas, spices, Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops. The taste is full of spice and Belgian yeast with a background of bananas. The malt character is thin and there's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet. Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish. Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time, especially if you're in the mood for the style.

Anthony1, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jewellrunner, May 16, 2014
Photo of MichiganderHB
4/5  rDev -4.5%

MichiganderHB, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev -4.5%

heerboth, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

rcjennings, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -4.5%

CDCNAM, May 27, 2013
Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

rogerdandy, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of SteeleWright
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SteeleWright, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of MarcWP
4/5  rDev -4.5%

MarcWP, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of djbreezy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

Review from tasting notes. Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

appearance - poured a light golden color with a substantial foamy head

smell - yeast and clove, citrus notes

taste - dominant yeast and bready flavors, clove, biscuity, citrus

mouthfeel - medium/light with strong but not overpowering carbonation, slightly dry finish

drinkability - refreshing, complex, balanced

djbreezy, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of SmashPants
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

SmashPants, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish body with a good sized head

Aroma: Spicy; malty; citrusy notes

Taste: tart fruit and spicy hops in the start and mid; finishes fairly dry

Remarks: A little too dry and bitter for me.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of burnstar
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

Pours cloudy bright gold with a huge everlasting fluffy white head. Spicy yeasty earthy aroma. Lemons and apples. Spicy as well. Taste is somewhat sweet with some spiciness, fruit, and earthy flavors coming through. Finishes dry with some herbal hoppiness. Well balanced and quite complex. Above all really delicious. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Amazingly drinkable. I love this one. An awesome beer.

burnstar, Jul 21, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Act25, May 06, 2014
Photo of Macca
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%

Pours a pale golden with a great big fluffy head. Probably an over-vigorous pour. Very good retention. Lots of herbs on the nose and palate. Also a dry graininess presents itself. Good bitter crispness is evident and lots or carbonation. For some undescibable reason I prefer the organic version. I just find it more drinkable. Der!

Macca, Nov 25, 2008
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,285 ratings.