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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,597 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,597
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 213
Gots: 332 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings: 3,597 | Reviews: 1,487
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of LittleCreature
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.5
AAARGHHH! The 750mL corked bottle is an absolute gusher, and not wanting to waste any of the precious fluid I clamped by mouth over the neck of the bottle and sucked for a good 30 seconds until it stopped, in the process drinking a good 150mL by my estimate. Poured a big, creamy white head over a cloudy golden body.

Smell - 4.0
Very wheaty, you could fool me that I am smelling a Weizenbock. Aromas of pear and light mixed spice are also present.

Taste - 4.5
Lots of flavour, took me a while to decide how much I actually liked it. Quite like a Weizenbock yet also quite tart and bitter. Wheaty, slightly fruity (the pear again) and spicy, musty yeast and a good measure of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Agressive, lively carbonation throughout the glass, but is still quite smooth with it.

Drinkability - 4.0
I wouldn't call this easy to drink, but I will certainly be getting it again, and could have drunk a second in a sitting no trouble.

OVERALL - 4.35
Wow, this is my second ever saison. My first was Barking Duck, which I tried before getting into craft beer, and I was unable to drink it. Not sure what I would make of the Matilda Bay brew now, but Dupont is certainly a very good beer. More bitter than I was expecting, but very tasty and good value at $11 for the 750mL bottle.

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4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Saison Dupont is almost the standard to what a saison should taste like. It is light, crisp, with a plesant spicyness in the finish that is the characteristic of the yeast. A lot of breweries try to mess with and make saisons extreem but noting is like a great traditional style. I have yet to like one that deviates from the simple feel of this beer. It's a little expensive for a light crisp beer but it's imported so what do you expect. Wish it could be cheaper. Would keep it around a lot more.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresher than my baby mama's V Secrets out of the Kenmore Elite, Raul is feeling this one. Imagine being dirty and then taking a shower; yeah, now you are clean. Now, imagine taking a shower after already taking a shower, I mean, now we are talking cleaner than clean! And that's what Saison Dupont is: it's Nina Agdal, sprinkling a bit of spice on a pear.

Wooo! Just thinking about it Raul needs to take a shower!

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of shadow1961
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saison Dupont pours out a rocky head over a cloudy
yellow brew. That head collapses to a disk of foam, and
the nose is fruit, light malt, and Belgian yeast. The flavor
is light malt and citrus, with an herbal hop finish. The
mouthfeel is light, crisp, and slightly tart. Altogether a
nice experience. Offer it to your wine- loving pals when
they drop by the house.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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3.76/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy bright orange with a foamy white head.

Smell. Lightly spiced, but also has a distinct tartness to it that is present but not by an means overwhelming. In bigger whiffs i get a little sweetness that kinda reminds me of a marshmallow.

Taste. The spice and tartness comes through in the flavor, but nothing is overpowering. I would saw that tartness flavor is on the dominant side though. Does not have much of a sweetness to it. The flavor seems delicate and malts remind me a little of a lager flavor. Aftertaste remains with the tart flavor.

Mouthfeel. Body is crisp, but the alc seems to give it a good and medium mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation and nice balance.

Overall, a nice saison. I have been wanting to try it for so long, and i think my expectation for it was too high as it didnt meet it. I certainly do like it, and think its a good saison, but i think there are some out there that i tend to favor more.

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5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have been enjoying this one for years, in fact it was one of my first Belgian beers over 20 years ago. Finally got around to reviewing it.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge, three fingered, frothy head. The stark white is very slow to drop, not sure if it ever will. Head is mainly made up of tiny bubbles when viewed through the side of the glass, on top, it looks like a very rocky meringue. Big, chunky lacing.

Aromas of lemons, lemon zest, peppery yeast. Earthy, with a touch of barnyard funk.

Flavors of peppery, signature yeast, tobacco, lemons and zest. Barnyard funk. Now I can name the difference between great American versions of saison and this classic, it's that touch of tobacco in the flavor profile. Good bite from the carbonation. Finish is short, with the lemony funk leaving its mark in the fade.

Mouthfeel is dry, not quite bone dry, with a spot on level of carbonation.

Overall, this is the saison that all others are measured. Enough said.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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