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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,141
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 165
Gots: 191 | 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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jemarent

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Illinois

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

Dupont is the most well-balanced of all the Belgian saisons. Its coriander complements the live citrus. The star of this beer, however, is the meditative hopping which lends beautiful funky herbal notes on the nose, a peppery leafiness on the palate, and a dry finish that calmly accentuates the coriander, keeping this beer from being cloying. The malt is very liquid with a midpalate fullness that is both quenching and filling. Archetypal.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2004 21:31:24 | More by ngandhi
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Fisherman34- thanks for the parting gift!! Cloudy peach colour with huge billowing white head and great lacing. Aroma is of belgian spices. Taste is quite spicy with hints of sour funk. I found it fairly hoppy and had a very dry finish. I noticed some woody flavours- mostly oak. This is one refreshing brew- I could quaffe many a bottle of this belgian treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 00:16:22 | More by oakbluff
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MSchae1017

Georgia

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

This beer was tasted in a wine glass from the 750mL Bottle.

This beer pours a staw colored gold with a frothy white head and decent retention and lacing. The smell is of belgian yeast and subtle citrus and grape aromas. The flavor also takes on these characteristics with the addition of some spiciness. Very nice mouthfeel, thick enough, nice bottle conditioning. Overall a highly drinkable saison, glad to find it at the greenville, sc whole foods.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2006 00:32:46 | More by MSchae1017
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-13-2012 00:42:33 | More by Bobhoya
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ahommell

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A flaxen streaming liquid under layers of stiff foam radiates scents of the earth. A gift basket of aroma: lavender salts, forest honey, radish greens and apple butter packed in handfuls of fresh mown hay. My nose is all wet with puffy froth. Exceptionally balanced flavors reminiscent of that perfect after dinner salad of bitter greens, toasted sunflower seeds, farmer's cheese and dried cranberries in a light citrus vinaigrette.

When you've finished, use what's left of the head as a replacement for whipped cream on your fresh blackberries. I love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 03:23:08 | More by inebrius
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-26-2012 01:27:15 | More by tenacioustomato
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brewerburgundy

California

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, 2010 on the cork.

Hugely foamy, with a meringue head that took up most of the glass. The beer is hazed nearly to opacity and the color is rich yellow, like sunshine. It is yellow, not orange tinted.

Soft chalky, fruity yeast. The overall impression is light grassiness and pilsener malt; a very fresh, pure beer smell.

Very subtle flavors of the same light chalky, fruity yeast. Pilsener and Belgian light malts with a dry finish. Grassy, slightly fragrant hops and pear or apple.

The mouthfeel is saved from wateriness by spritzing carbonation. The thinness isn't justified by dryness.

I can see how it's currently the seventh ranked Saison on Beeradvocate. It's subtle, crisp, and would be even more of a joy on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:16:38 | More by brewerburgundy
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-30-2012 16:54:45 | More by Iowacraft
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-17-2014 12:53:42 | More by Schmoog
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage, and my first ever saison. Very carbonated, pours light gold and cloudy. Subtle aromas of yeast, herbs, vanilla, licorice, and toasted marshmallow. An interesting combination of bitter and sour flavors. Clean finishing and dangerously drinkable. The light mouthfeel was quite appropriate to the style. I was impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 18:58:18 | More by fisherman34
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Rudgers73

New York

4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Duvel tulip. The cage comes off and the cork almost flies out. The beer (poured slowly) fills about 1/4 of the glass and a huge billowing head takes up the rest. The carbonation is raging from the bottom laser etching supporting this beast of a rocky, soapy head. This is one magnificent looking beer. The smell really indicated how dry this beer is going to be. Smooth and spicy, there is yeast, citrus, and sweet bubblegum aromas. I have to wait a few minutes- even though it is in a tulip glass- to drink the beer because the head it so retentive and thick.
The flavor is very complex: The initial sip is incredibly dry and bitter, but after it sits on your tongue for a while the sticky-sweet, buttery flavors bleed out. There are flavors of grapes, melon, wheat, and bitter orange mixed within every sip. The aftertaste is like taffy with an overall earthy taste throughout then entire sip. Definite Belgian candi sugar, and lots of it to dry this out so much. Prickly and tingly give an effervescent mouthfeel that makes you want to keep sipping. As the sips continue there is more of a grapey-hoppy flavor. I can taste pure and fresh Goldings hops as it warms up which adds a certain metallic effect that is amplified by the dryness. As the beer goes from bitter, to sweet, back to a metallic bitterness it shows many dimensions. I am still staring at a big chunk of head that remains on the side of the glass for the entire session- crazy...
Overall, this is one unique and amazing beer. I wish it didn't cost so much because I feel that I should have a few before I can really grasp what is going on with the drink at different temps. It changes almost dynamically as temperature increases and the drink progresses.

Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 01:04:41 | More by Rudgers73
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Shmeal

Oregon

3/5  rDev -28.4%

08-30-2013 23:50:52 | More by Shmeal
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-22-2012 23:53:34 | More by jonathaniler
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2012 14:06:39 | More by ReeseMax3
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KillaB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-29-2013 06:23:16 | More by KillaB
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2013 15:15:00 | More by Larrydoherty
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shredder83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-24-2014 00:41:14 | More by shredder83
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 20:45:09 | More by Krakpoff
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 4/26/13 11.2 OZ Bottle in snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy straw color with a three finger white fluffy head.

S - Spicy and citrus are the dominant aromas, notes of lemon and clove. Smells tart with light malt and hops.

T - Tart, spicy and Dry. Finishes with a bit of bitterness. Citrusy and peppery.

M - Very carbonated and light mouthfeel. Finishes dry, drinkable.

O - Very enjoyable, drinkable and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:19:38 | More by Profchaos20
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Jmamay22

New York

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Careful with this one as the cork started coming out on its own after removing its cage!

This beer pours a golden hazy yellow with a huge off white head. As pouring I can already smell the sour lemon and mustiness found in a typical saison. It is a very fruity musty scent that tells you you're in for a treat.

You have to wait a bit for the head to settle, but it remains huge as I take my first sip. First sip blows me away as it has greater depth than I've ever experienced in another saison. There are many layers of flavors that dramatically change with such quickness it is difficult to discern each and pick apart everything judiciously. It begins like a typical saison with a lemon zest taste and then moves to a peppery hop bitterness. The finish is dry, but the aftertaste develops a life of its own with full flavored bitterness unlike any other. Ample carbonation in this one does not detract from its flavor, but seems to warm the palate. Highly complex and drinkable brew. Everything you want in a saison taken to a new level.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2007 22:04:00 | More by Jmamay22
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

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

Its glowing apricot body with straw yellow highlights spells spring. Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head is perched on top. Bits of sediment drop to the bottom of the glass and stay there, making themselves visible only when held up to the light.

Right when I popped the cork I got a nose full of skunk but thankfully that doesn't last for long. Now, the more whiffs I take the more fruit I pick up such as sweet Anjou pears and soft tangerines. The Belgian yeast only compliments these sweet notes. Fresh cut grass and hay add density to the nose.

Soft and gentle Anjou and tangerine nestle themselves on the middle of the tongue. Their presence is pleasant but not extended. Fresh grass and hints of hay push the sweetness out of the way and move to the sides of the mouth. The grassy notes continue into the finish and become more pungent and earthy. After exhaling, a cracker-like character is apparent and does well at not letting the grassy character become too assertive. The yeast doesn't play a major part in the taste but provides a nice base from start to finish.

I'm content with calling this light bodied even though it does have a bit more depth. The balance between the grassy/hay side and the fruity/yeasty side is fantastic and I really appreciate this. There's a great level of carbonation; cleaning out the palate and leaving me with an enjoyably dry finish.

From start to finish, this is a wonderful Saison. I'm glad I was able to try such a traditional take on the style. Like nearly every other Saison I've had, it took me some time to appreciate its nuances and complexities and that's pleasurable in itself.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 22:31:25 | More by ludachris
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-19-2011 18:37:56 | More by VikeMan
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-15-2014 19:25:53 | More by gr8zehaman
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,141 ratings.