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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,344 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 184
Gots: 240 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.5%

6thstreetbrewpub, Jul 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

bconsidine, Feb 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

allstar255, Jan 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Jameswoody, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

fizzyted, Feb 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SteeleWright, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of polloenfuego
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a snifter

A: golden hazy, with a good two to three finger head. Good retention.

S: grassy, earthy and musty. Some mild yeast aroma.

T: tart and citrusy.

M: medium carbonation with good feel. Dry finish.

O: my first true Belgian Saison, I have to say I appreciate this beer quite a bit. I found the taste and mouth feel to be more "natural" than the other saisons I have had. The finish was very nice and all in all this is a very impressive beer.

polloenfuego, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Beervana, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of shirfan
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly yeast-hazed golden yellow, with an enormous fluffy white head.

Aroma of candy apples, strawberries, and a slightly heavier grain note.

Taste is a mixture of peppery lemon and a modest malt background. Some grassy tones come through; not overly sweet or yeasty. A little sour in the finish, this is, as the bottle explains, a belgian that would work as a summer beer. Not too heavy, but still drawing much flavor yeast.

shirfan, Apr 03, 2004
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Act25, May 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of santoslhalper
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours a golden yellow with huge, pillowy white head that leaves great lacing. Stunning to look at.

Smell: The smell is a very raw smell. The malts are pronounced, but they don't smell like modern malts. They have a very old world quality to them I really can't describe.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is yeasty and bready, with an odd amount of bitterness. It tastes very primitive, but I feel that's the beauty of it. This is a classic tasting beer. The balance is impeccable, and leads into a thin but creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a wonderful brew. I was lucky enought o enjoy many good Belgian beers tonight, and this one was one of the best. It has such a rustic feel to it that makes it wonderful. It's simple, it's solid, and it's a damn tasty beer.

santoslhalper, Mar 03, 2005
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into Tulip.

A. Massive 3 finger head of frothy white bubbles. Opens with a very loud Pop. Very good retention. Just a little lacing. Nice golden color.

S. Spices, malt, fruit, yeast, quite a bit of funk when first opened. Peppery quality.

T. Spice, pepper, fruity, peaches, apricot, not overly sweet. I had remembered more complexit of flavors when had on tap.

M. Medium/low bodied. Dry. Well carbonated and refreshing.

D. Not as much complexity as I remeber it from the last time I had it on tap. A refreshing beer and very drinkable. Will have to seek it out on tap again to see if it was like I remembered.

siradmiralnelson, Dec 14, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

n00blar, Dec 04, 2011
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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.

SmashPants, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

CDCNAM, May 27, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice.

tjd25, Jul 31, 2004
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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

Goldorak, Aug 04, 2005
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

griffeyb, Jun 30, 2013
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capnamerica, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Devman171, Nov 25, 2013
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Nordbier, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Rick778, Nov 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

jryanj927, Sep 14, 2013
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.