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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 185
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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Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. A word of warning: don't do that with this beer. I got a glass full of dense, eggshell-colored head that dissipated very slowly. The liquid form that eventually emerged was a cloudy, pale straw. A moderate amount of carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Smell: Heavenly, like summertime. Belgian yeast, apple, banana, lemon, and floral hops. It also exhibits a musky, farmhouse aroma, as well as some pepper spice.

Taste: Starts with pepper spice, which then moves aside to reveal the backbone of fruit: apple, banana, and lemon. The mouthfeel is bready, which makes me think witbier. The backend of each sip has a nice floral hop bitterness that lingers, and the farmhouse muskiness is also evident.

Drinkability: This is the second saison I have tried, and it has without a doubt redeemed the style for me. Personally, though, I would much prefer hefe or wit. The muskiness turns me off a little.

TheQuietMan22, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of spicelab
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this many times, time to finally review. 750mL bottle into a Tripel Karmelit glass.

Golden straw, clear and bright. Towering rocky white head leaves good lace trails. Busy looking bead.

Apricot danish, golden delicious apples, rockmelon, kumquat, banana confectionery, touch of bitter rind and that distinctive floral spiciness from the Dupont yeast. Sublime. I could smell it for hours.

Very similar flavours, with perhaps a slightly increased citric sourness.

Syrupy and slightly sticky, with medium carbonation and a touch of astringency and (surprisingly) booze heat on the back palate.

Beer just doesn't get any better than this at 6.5% in my view. A veritable cacophany of aromas and flavours that work in unison brilliantly.

spicelab, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of WTKeene
4/5  rDev -4.5%

WTKeene, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle shared with my son, the evening of the first day of his new job. Congratulations, son.

Poured into tulips, clear light golden body under a huge white rocky head, with ample lacing. Head lasts well. Very pretty beer.

Smell is funky to the max, brett, bread dough, horse blanket, nice cracker malt. Mmmm, smells good and is quite intense -- smellable from across the room

Taste is very similar to the smell, only not quite so intense.

Mouthfeel is much richer than I had anticipated: nice and round.

Drinkability is good.

ColoradoBobs, Jun 24, 2008
Photo of burnstar
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours cloudy bright gold with a huge everlasting fluffy white head. Spicy yeasty earthy aroma. Lemons and apples. Spicy as well. Taste is somewhat sweet with some spiciness, fruit, and earthy flavors coming through. Finishes dry with some herbal hoppiness. Well balanced and quite complex. Above all really delicious. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Amazingly drinkable. I love this one. An awesome beer.

burnstar, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of Citadel82
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very good summer beer. Not bad in the winter either. Pair it with spicy asian food.

Serving was a 750 ml bottle.

Poured a hazy pale gold with a monster of a head that withdrew fairly quickly leaving scattered clumps of lace.

Smell was cloves,apples and floral notes.

Taste was spicy and fruity with hints of green apples and some hints of fresh bread dough,

Mouthfeel was full bodied with fine carbonation.

Very drinkable, I suspect it is an even better brew with food.

Citadel82, Dec 28, 2004
Photo of Anthony1
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is of bananas, spices, Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops. The taste is full of spice and Belgian yeast with a background of bananas. The malt character is thin and there's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet. Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish. Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time, especially if you're in the mood for the style.

Anthony1, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +19.3%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of doktorhops
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

doktorhops, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of MichiganderHB
4/5  rDev -4.5%

MichiganderHB, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of taylor714914
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

taylor714914, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -4.5%

logicalparadox, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GoHabsGo, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

brianmandell, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

RichD, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of IchLiebeBier
2.5/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish body with a good sized head

Aroma: Spicy; malty; citrusy notes

Taste: tart fruit and spicy hops in the start and mid; finishes fairly dry

Remarks: A little too dry and bitter for me.

Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

IchLiebeBier, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of gory4d
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright hay color into my tulip; the head is white and thin, with very large bubbles, and doesn't last long. The smell is pastoral: clover and grass and clay, with some notes of honey and peony. Taste comes on sweet and floral, with a sharp mineral tang to the finish; the yeast is very subtle though rich. It's quite an active beer in the mouth, leaving a good bit of foam to swallow after you think you're done, but feels very nice going down. The alcohol edge isn't too pronounced: it's easy to drink a few. A very nice example of the style.

gory4d, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of djbreezy
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from tasting notes. Poured from a bottle into a stemmed glass.

appearance - poured a light golden color with a substantial foamy head

smell - yeast and clove, citrus notes

taste - dominant yeast and bready flavors, clove, biscuity, citrus

mouthfeel - medium/light with strong but not overpowering carbonation, slightly dry finish

drinkability - refreshing, complex, balanced

djbreezy, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of desint
3/5  rDev -28.4%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of BodiesLexus
4/5  rDev -4.5%

BodiesLexus, May 22, 2014
Photo of marcobrau
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A crisp bitterness and slightly fruity, pepper-like flavors are found in this Belgian ale. Fairly light-bodied Saison DuPont is my choice as a favorite beer to quaff while sitting on my balcony on a warm summer day. A very dry crisp ale with a dry finish that always leaves you wanting some more. The addition of wheat makes the beer a bit smooth despite the high carbonation. A rare classic from Belgium that should be savored.

marcobrau, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Macca
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a great big fluffy head. Probably an over-vigorous pour. Very good retention. Lots of herbs on the nose and palate. Also a dry graininess presents itself. Good bitter crispness is evident and lots or carbonation. For some undescibable reason I prefer the organic version. I just find it more drinkable. Der!

Macca, Nov 25, 2008
Photo of thekanna
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at the Birreria Paradiso in D.C.

Appearance: Gorgeous opaque golden color that almost glows with billowy, frothy head like clouds on a nice day. I know Duvel is the flagship Belgian golden ale, but in my opinion this should be it.

Smell: Like running in an Allegra commercial. Tulips, fresh cut grasses, hop fields, yeast, and just the slightest touch of lemon zest. Freshness all around.

Taste: Amazing. Citrus... like biting into a juicy lemon but with none of the associated sourness. Yeast, spices, hops... the flavor just explodes on your tongue. Finishes dry and overwhelmingly refreshing.

Overall: I can't think of any other beer that literally makes me want to go run in a field of dandelions. This beer has the imagery of a beautiful spring day associated with it (and no, I'm not drunk while writing this). Well done, Brasserie Dupont.

thekanna, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of Casey10
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a really nice brew that I have eyed for a long time not sure why I never tried it I guess I thought I would get around to it. Glad I did.

This is a wonderfull brew with a lace white head lots of lacing the smell is herb like. The taste follows and is similar with that Belgian sugar like taste in the background.

Mouthfeel is creamy and a bit peppery and overall this is a great verison of the style and a must have for those seeking a saison if a Fantome is not able to be found.

Casey10, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Vylo, Jun 23, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.