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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,148
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 165
Gots: 193 | 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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DudMan

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-29-2013 00:00:12 | More by DudMan
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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-13-2013 13:01:28 | More by allenson21
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Luiz0930

California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first time having a Belgium Saison style and the closest i can compare it to is champagne. Not a Cheap bottle of Champagne but a good style. This is mouth filling carbonation, the taste is a bit funky (just like a champagne) however you get this taste of coriander maybe some citrus flavor fruits and no taste of alcohol what so ever. This is a great beer to try, pick it up!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 05:18:37 | More by Luiz0930
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necoadam

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked date was 2003 so this was kinda young. But still tasted oh so good. Poured out a bright orange/deep gold color with a nice amount of head that lasted all the way through. Smell consisted of a variety of items. Spicies, hay-like aromas, and some fruits in the backround as well, but the fruit was quite strong. Taste was quite flavorful. Lots of citrus notes in this beer with some spiciness in the backround. Yeast and some slight hops show up at the end with a tart-like finish that lasts into the aftertaste. Quite nice. Nothing was overwhelming which was nice to see. Mouthfeel was on the border of light-medium. Perhaps I should buy a bottle and age it to see what differences will show up. Pick this up for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2004 23:13:56 | More by necoadam
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-21-2011 07:33:59 | More by bob727
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-31-2014 01:19:04 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-07-2014 02:02:09 | More by BeersAndBears
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Eastside151

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-22-2013 22:31:52 | More by Eastside151
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 14:34:09 | More by Jmbbabson
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theghost3

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont pours a clear golden color with a very thick, fizzy white head. It smells of yeast, pear, citrus, sour hops, and a hint of champagne. The taste is complex--hops, pear, citrus, and herbal; there is some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, it almost burns the inside of your mouth. This is a drinkable beer that can leave quite an impression but maybe not something I would drink every day.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 03:13:00 | More by theghost3
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-20-2013 01:22:52 | More by nquigley16
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Matthew607

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-25-2014 16:35:03 | More by Matthew607
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griffeyb

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2013 04:43:18 | More by griffeyb
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Erdinger2003

Iowa

2.23/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a giant head that's frothy and foamy and hard to dissapate, it also has a good yellow and slightly cloudy color. The smell is slightly sweet brown sugar. Taste is sour and has a day old empty beer can finish to it. It's bitter harsh and barely tastes like a Saison at all. The mouthfeel is a little harsh with carbonation. Overall I will try again, just because of the name, but something went seriously wrong at John's with this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2007 21:35:08 | More by Erdinger2003
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desint

Belgium

3/5  rDev -28.4%

05-24-2013 12:59:55 | More by desint
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 750ml corked bottle poured into a small pint glass, two inch thick very dense stark white head that had the best retention i've ever seen (this is one of the first real belgian beers i've had), head fades to a crater of head that stays around the whole beer long, hazy orange gold coloring, very attractive.

s- dry, grapey/winey sweetness, tart green apple, grassy, i didn't pick up too much funk.

t- fruity, citric, grapey, tart green apple, finishes very dry with a ever so slight tinge of alcohol, very interesting beer, my first saison.

m- very light with a bit of effervescent.

d- very good, i paired this with thanksgiving dinner, the lightness went very well and didn't conflict with any of the flavors, this was my first saison and i really enjoyed it, it's not an everyday beer but i'd drink it again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 17:33:36 | More by thecarster1
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cubedbee

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a flute, pours a light golden color, slightly hazy, a finger of off white head decent retention and very good lacing. Nose is very yeasty, slightly tart, with green apple and citrus Taste is a nice light malt with some slightly tart fruit notes, a bit of yeast, and a slightly spicey finish. Very smooth and refreshing, this has a nice high carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Nice beer to have on tap, a very sessionable and tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2005 15:07:23 | More by cubedbee
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gfreed

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this beer with a meal of grilled salmon and shrimp at Scutra in Arlington, MA. An excellent beer (and restaurant) for the meal and for the warm summer night on which both were consumed. The waitress poured the beer straight into the bottom of a tall glass, which created a massive head that erupted with a bready, fruity aroma. The head dissolved quickly except for the final inch. The color of the beer is hazy yellow-orange, which is quite beautiful. The initial carbonation stings a bit and then disappears, leaving behind the flavors of clove, peaches, apples and whole-wheat bread. A bit of bitterness follows. Alcohol was lower than I expected, so having two was not a problem. Drinking this saison was absolute delight.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 15:42:56 | More by gfreed
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unclejimbay

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont - from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.50 %, reviewed 4/18/09, 750ml bottle > Duvel tulip glass
A 5.0 - AWESOME in appearance! Excellent pillowtop head with amazing rentention and lace! Cloudy honey in color with noticebale sediment chunks that settle to the bottom of the glass.
S 4.5 - Tart notes with clove accents. Some pepper and hop notes sneak in the aroma dance.
T 4.5 - Dry and semi tart as expected for a Saison. Yeast taste is present. Citrus and hop notes are present.
MF 4.0 - medium in body, high in carobonation.
D 4.5 - A good solid example of a Saison with nice dry body and character. ABV is a a bit lower than some Saisons @ 6.5, so this a a nice sessionable brew. A fair price for a Belgian at $8 for a 750ml bottle @ Broudy's.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 15:15:13 | More by unclejimbay
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T_Hass

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-26-2014 05:26:29 | More by T_Hass
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sabrills70

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz green coked and caged bottle with no freshness date. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge white head, decent longevity and great lace. Smells of sweet honey and citrus - mainly grapefruit. Somewhat yeasty smelling with a decent pilsner like hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit flavors mixed with slight honey. Slight yeastyness and a decent hop flavor and bitterness. High carbonation. Clean and easy drinking. A nice Saison

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2007 01:33:40 | More by sabrills70
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SGToliver

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

08-23-2013 08:47:14 | More by SGToliver
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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-28-2014 03:37:26 | More by jemarent
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ahommell

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-27-2014 04:08:08 | More by ahommell
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally cracked the 750 mL bottle of Saison Dupont that I had been saving to celebrate getting hired for my first full-time "real world" job.

Poured into my Duvel glass, it has a cloudy orange color with a huge, fluffy, white head that seems to just explode out of the bottle. I think the head would have stayed there forever if I didn't take my first sip. Very nice looking beer!

The aroma was complex with lots of pepper and spice mixed in with some citrus. It carries over to the flavor which is fruity, spicey, and herby and it all culminates in a dry finish with a hop bite. Very drinkable and refreshing. It was an excellent pairing for a turkey & ham on whole wheat sandwich that I made for lunch.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 15:34:20 | More by Jacobob10
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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