1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Not Rated.
Saison DupontSaison Dupont

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,596 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,596
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 213
Gots: 331 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (20) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 3,596 | Reviews: 1,487
Photo of Beerandboards
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of grimey68
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jrand2621
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Andrew041180
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured from a 375 ML bottle into an oversized wine glass. Slow pour immediately results in massive foamy head, which retains quite well and left a couple nice rings of lace on the glass. Massive carbonation aids the head retention significantly. The beer is a cloudy, golden straw color. There are some small flecks of yeast that fallout eventually.

S - Wonderful aroma. Nice yeast characteristics of banana and clove. Little bit of breadiness. Some nice herbal hops.

T - Follows the nose, but a bit more subtle and subdued. Flavors progress from hops to yeast to mild breadiness. Also throw in a touch of pepper spiciness.

M - Soft and medium bodied. Nothing exceptional, but very nice all the same. Small tingle on the finish.

O - Great beer, no question. Unfortunately at $6 retail for the bottle that I purchased, the value is not here on this one. Only slightly better than some more reasonably priced Saisons that I have enjoyed in the past.

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to thank my wonderful girlfriend for supplying this beer. I can't believe it took me this long to try this one. Thanks, Melissa.

A: This bottle almost forces the cork out of my hand as I try and pour it. It opens with a loud sound somewhere between a crack and a pop. The beer pours an extremely cloudy and hazy golden straw color. Head forms an inch thick and remains intact for the entire drink. Streams of carbonation bubbles cascade upwards into the thick and inviting foam. Lacing comes in thick rings and gobs.

S: As soon as I open this beer a strong funky horseblanket aroma erupts from the bottle into my nostrils. Once this beer is decanted, though, the smell really mellows out. Banana and apricot esters flow freely. They are juxtaposed against a spicy, peppery, farmhouse yeast character. They all blend together seamlessly and serenade my nostrils.

T: The encore to the aroma is the incredible flavor of this beer. There is no secret as to why many consider this one of the defining representations of the Saison style. Peppery spices combine nicely with the yeast and fruity esters. The middle to the end of the flavor adds a nice dryness, reminiscent of a tripel, but this one is contributed to by the sourdough bready malts. There is a slight farmhouse funk in the middle and in the finish, rounding out this beer nicely.

M/D: Light to medium in texture, the feel of this beer evolves with temperature and time it has been poured. Initially, there is a strong effervescent feel, but as the beer warms and sits exposed to air, the beer turns smooth and almost silky, finishing nice and dry. There is a lot of great stuff going on with this beer. Every overlying feature that I was looking for in the flavor was there, and they all went together in a near perfect balance. I would drink a full 750mL bottle by myself if I could, but I guess I don't mind sharing either.

Photo of doktorhops
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer review #200: Let's just say this calls for a celebration and I thought why not try a saison? And what's a better saison than Dupont? None according to what others have said. I can't believe it's been 200 beers already, remember the early reviews? No, well here's some excerpts randomly thrown together: "designed to streamline... radical tortoise... hierarchy under subjective rule... these images are manifest to mankind... please step away from the doors... like ice in a glacier...". *note some/all excerpts may have nothing whatsoever to do with beer.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Cloudy pale gold body with an ample (and excitable) 2cm white head that stands resolute in the glass.

S: Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop note round out the aroma. It's a very rustic fragrance and one that invites you like an eastern European person would into their home for a nice hearty bowl of Goulash.

T: Wow is all I can say. Such a well balanced flavour profile - begins with those sweet cider apples, mid-palate adds a touch of sour yeast and some distilled grain alcohol, then finishes with citric hop bitterness and a Champagne dryness together in harmony. Reminiscent of Duvel in all the right ways.

M: Body is medium, carbonation is creamy with a bit of Champagne fizz.

D: Highly drinkable and highly balanced, I cannot think of a single negative about this brew. I'm impressed by the simplicity (there aren't many flavours at play here) and the fact that it doesn't bore me at the same time. A real contender to Duvel, and cheaper as well.

Food match: The vinous character of this beer would most suit anything that goes well with white wine; light pasta, fish, and Asian cuisine. In fact this brew has flavours that would compliment anything bar game meats and char-grilled steaks.

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Thrasher
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden ale with long lasting lace and continuous beads. Mild aroma with light malt hints. Round and spicy in the mouth, with soft malt character contrasted with hard water, almost metallic. Hops give the beer a good crispness and the yeast really lays it on thick. Slight euro-skunkiness from green bottle. Long lasting finish which draws out the best qualities in the flavor of this beer. This is not quite to my liking; the yeast is overbearing and the mouth is a little too frothy for me. However I cannot criticize the quality of this well-made beer; only my taste and my inexperience with the style are at fault.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz green bottle, corked and caged, from Steve's on University here in Madison.

Pours a light golden yellow with a finger of snow-white cream in my chalice. Nose is all clove and spice with some citric astringency and a faint skunk. Taste is dominated by the clove as well with a hearty dose of yeast and citrus and banana taking a supporting role. Mouthfeel is airy and tongue-tickling. A nice, refreshing saison, went well with a garlic cream and chicken pizza. Not mind-blowing, but well-executed.

Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Envelopes
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of nollie77
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of frank4sail
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2003 release indicated on the hoppy smelling cork. Rich, creamy, thick, cloud like head on initial pour that stays lovinly dense and sticky in the goblet as you sip. Fruity, yeasty nose with a twang of sweetness. Beautiful straw orange hazy look w=ith tons of little bubble action in the goblet. Initally bold and fruity upfront on the tongue this then complexly turns dry and slightly hoppy on the finish on the back of the tongue. A truly thurst quenching brew. Medium to thicker marshmellow mouth coat of malt love. Great lookin' and drinkable this is a great starter beer for a night of good food and good brews.

Photo of NickyDee21
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mzwolinski
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, yellowish orange in appearance, with a thin white head. Grapefruit, yeasty aroma. Flavor is fruity and fairly acidic throughout, with a surprisingly yeasty presence and a clean finish. Perhaps a bit of woody flavor in there too? Dry, lightish body, this beer packs the hops, but delivers them in a fairly novel and intriguing way. Props!

Photo of jwhancher
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750 ml bottle to compare my Saison homebrew (still fermenting) to the one that sets the standard.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with massive foam white head. Lacing clings to the glass as the head fades. Spritzy- like carbonation that lends to some great aromas.

Smells of lemon, pear, and white grape. Tastes very similar to the aroma but with a subdued funky barnyard sourness.

Has an excellent mouthfeel. Very light and refreshing. Overall a very great beer; one that lives up to expectations.

Photo of elec
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Pellinore1
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jpro
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from CBX. Cork reads 2012. Poured into a large tulip glass...

A: Pale, hazy gold; huge, 4-finger head of frothy suds; retention stands up well, leaving a few spots and rings of lace.

S: Grassy; Belgian yeast esters / clove; cracker.

T: Very light bready flavor; white pepper; some alcohol / fusel flavors, too. Not much funk or barnyard character.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation; has some zing to it, but not quite as dry as I was expecting.

O: A classic saison; pretty easy drinking and lightly refreshing.

Photo of mweso2000
5/5  rDev +19.6%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,596 ratings.