Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
Pours pale straw with a dull clarity. Frothy snow-white head quickly fills the glass and holds exceptionally well leaving stubborn barnacles of foamy lace. Some moderate Styrian aroma, and a solid skunky/spicy Saaz bouquet. Some soft wheat and mild medicinal aromas are also evident, with lambic yeast notes and faint pilsener malt in the background. Timid pale malt sweetness and sharp pilsener upfront, followed by zesty Styrian and Saaz flavor, perhaps a little light-struck. Then comes a tame but prominent farmhouse profile. Dry aftertaste with lingering skunk and noble bitterness while the farmhouse character remains apparent, but not overwhelming. Nearly perfect execution of the style. High carbonaion and ultra-thin body, almost champagne-like but with some wheat-like texture. Overall the mouthfeel is refreshing and light with a pleasenty acidic yeast character and spicy german hop backdrop. Finishes dry and funky but restrained enough to quench the thirst as well as supply ample sour flavor.
01-19-2007 06:06:45 | More by PBRstreetgang
4.85/5 rDev +15.8%
Thanks to a very generous dgb3 for this bottle!
A: Massive frothy white head over a hazy light golden yellow. Sediment is floating all around, and there's wonderful retention as well as patches of fluffy lacing.
S: Grainy, musty, and sour. A nice balance on the nose of earth and fruit (specifically sour apple and pear).
T/M: Spiciness is notable right away. It's very prominent on the palate. Other flavors that come in after are a very mild tartness and some fresh grain. Straw and dirty funk. Bitter herbals wait until the end of the sip for their big entrance, but they sure are prominent! Mouthfeel is light and very very crisp.
D: Shared this beer with my dad and some fruit flies. It was so so tasty and refreshing. I can't wait to get my hands on more!
05-11-2010 03:47:18 | More by washburnkid
4.15/5 rDev -1%
375 ml corked bottle
A-Beautiful golden straw body. Phenomenal white rocky head that lasted forever. Lively carbonation from bottom of glass. It truly looked like the epitome of what a great "text-book" beer should look like.
S-I love the earthy, grassy tones in beers and this one was not lacking. A wet hay and sweet Belgian yeast strain are predominant. It was very delicate with hints of floral softness.
T-Yeast was screaming in this. The spicy character of the strain matched well with the hop finish. This is definately a multi-layered beer that produced vastly different flavors with each sip.
M-Famously dry and refreshing.
D-Couldn't be beat on a hot day. The dryness may be a tad redundant to drink all night, but I surely would not complain.
Great beer for anyone, although I would still opt for Hennepin in this style category.
10-22-2006 23:06:10 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
750 ml bottle poured into the Duvel tulip.
A - Cloudy straw yellow color with bits of sediment floating about. Produced a nice pillowy head which stuck around. Clumped lacing.
S - Loads of funk, with some grassy notes and lemon juice.
T - Good sweet malt backing which rounds out the almost sour puckery lemon/citrus body. Spicy at the end of the tongue. Took a minute to get used to, but worth it.
M - Light body, crips carbonation that works in it's favor, mostly clean finish, slightly peppery.
D - I remember trying this one about 3 years ago and not really liking it. Really glad I gave it a second chance. Great beer.
06-08-2011 16:13:35 | More by PhageLab
4/5 rDev -4.5%
A - Poured a cloudy golden color that produced a massive head that retained throughout and coated the glass in a nice lace around the glass
S - Interesting...bananas and candy (first thing that comes to mind is the banana runts), yeast, alcohol, and cloves
T - Great bursts of banana, lemon, clove, bready yeasts, and spice. A very complex brew.
M - Very carbonated! with a decent body to it
D - A good saison, probably would rate higher if I hadn't had a certain saison at the tasting, but good none the less
02-05-2009 05:25:54 | More by cvfish
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Cork popped and the bubbly rose as this treat entered my wine glass. Cloudy yellow body with a tall lively head. Crisp, dry citrus and spicy fruits with a little puckering effect on the mouth. If I was disappointed that the pub was out of the Fantome I had ordered, that disappointment quickly faded as I took my first sip of this very drinkable and quite affordable brew.
12-03-2010 15:56:26 | More by paulys55
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Served a hazy and nearly opaque pale yellow color with a sturdy soapy white head and nearly endless lace. Smells of citrus and apples with a little bit of intermingled farmhouse funk. The flavors start with lots of citrus, but are quickly balanced by tart lemon peel and spice with a touch of yeasty funk. Finish is long and wonderfully dry. The carbonation is stupendous and helps make the beer particularly quenching; dry and light in the mouth. Excellent drinkability as well. Could easily have a few before noticing the empty glasses and headiness.
01-19-2005 02:41:46 | More by dgallina
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured to a light amber with a quick forming head leaving slight lacing. Sediment is present, however suspended. Smell is dry, with traces of coriander. Taste is good, dry and clean, with traces of coriander and citrus, quite bold. Mouthfeel is smooth, slight carbonation, not overly bitter. Quite drinkable, would get again if they didn't discontinue this at the LCBO. Have one more bottle that I'll be sure to hold onto for a while.
12-19-2005 04:38:56 | More by funkengruven
3.63/5 rDev -13.4%
750ml bottle , 2010 vintage, poured into tulip pint.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with hundreds of tiny bubbles flowing upwards at any point. At least four fingers of towering, foamy, white head, and great lacing- one side of my glass looks like it has a head of its own.
S: Musty, slightly 'barnyard' smelling yeast appears first and is quickly followed by a bouquet of hops- earthy, floral, and grassy hops are all prevalent. Lots of light, sweet, citrus flavors too- orange and lemon peel- and some peppery spices, particularly coriander.
T: Sweet and moderately funky; the yeast is a little overbearing here. Peppery and earthy tones compliment but never balance the yeast, and the finish follows much of the taste- sweet, peppery, and tangy.
M: Light and creamy, thanks to the lively carbonation. Smooth, with a slightly dry finish.
D: A moderately enjoyable beer, but the balance here is too much in favor of this particular yeasty flavor for me to be really excited about having another one soon.
03-01-2011 04:27:19 | More by AwYeh
3.85/5 rDev -8.1%
Poured from a 750 ml. bottle, which was green (what ? why ?). Leaves a foamy white two finger head that quickly receded to surface skim that lingered with not much lacing. Can see tiny bubbles throughout. Color is a hazy golden yellow.
Smell - grassy, herbal hops, spicy smelling yeast and some phenols, slight alcohol (maybe really the yeast). This has that Euro lager skunkiness about it, which some may find offputting right-off-the-bat, but not me, I have always liked it, nonetheless it was a surprise to encounter it here.
Taste - a lot like the smell. Grassy, herbal hops upfront with some mild phenols and mild yeast spiciness. It both smells and tastes like a combination of a German pilsener and a Belgian ale.
Mouthfeel - moderate to thin fullness with a great deal of carbonation.
Drinkability - this goes down easy. It's good, but I would tire of this after one 750 ml., and I would not have more than one of these in a session, although I will occaisionally have one from time to time.
05-10-2006 17:43:18 | More by ultralarry2006
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.
A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.
S: Citrus and yeast.
T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.
M: Light with heavy carbonation.
T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.
03-23-2009 00:35:29 | More by BarrelO
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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