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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,435 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 191
Gots: 257 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

DudMan, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of marcpal
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had been looking forward to trying, Eulogy of Philly seemed appropriate.

375ml bottle poured into large chalice.

A: Golden/hazy/Belgian. Pillowy head with constant lacing. Nice appearance.

S: Pure sweet fruits with some malt and yeast that matches in the aroma. Banana the most dominant.

T: Both tartness and bitterness. All the malts, fruits, sugars, and floral flavors well balanced. Hops in the aftertaste make an appearance later on. Sour and yeasts are what you are left with- textbook saison to someone like myself that is newer to the style.

M: Thin bodied with a yeast coating. No burn or stickiness.

D: Not my favorite style but have been enjoying more as of late. This one was great with garlic mussels and the perfect match. Easily could have several in a sitting as it doesnt become boring. Summertime would be good for this one.

marcpal, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at a tasting. Poured into snifter.
A: A bright, haze is poured with mild sediment. The head is like an erupting volcano, a dull white in color.
S:The aroma is a typical farmhouse aroma, with a bit of skunk. More notes of gum and candy than skunk.
T/M: Having tried many Saison / Farmhouse ales, I feel this one is very skunky on the taste, I have read of skunked bottles of this, so I will not act as if this is the true sensation of the ale. The notes of taffy and gum are subtle, but very pleasant. A nice silky mouthfeel, but a touch grainy.
D: Not an over the top Saison, but a very good one none the less. I feel I may have gotten a bad bottle, so I am hoping to get another and hope that this skunky taste is a aftermath thought. I will try again and hopefully edit my reveiw. This is how it stands as of now.

GDBEERMAN, Jul 30, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

pat_usher, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of willjschmidt
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada hop tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a big pillowy white head.

S: Light spice with a bit of yeast. White pepper, a bit funky.

T: The gold standard for saisons. Light spices such as white pepper and coriander. Slightly fruity in the form of green apples, pears, and sour lemon. Very hoppy, over the nice soft malt base. Very dry in the finish. Only slightly sour and a hint of funkiness from the yeast.

M: Light bodied, highly carbonated.

D: An excellent saison, probably the best in the world. A truly excellent beer.

willjschmidt, Mar 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

BodiesLexus, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Imperial_Sapient_Groat, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TWStandley, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Beerandboards, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

allstar255, Jan 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

bconsidine, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of paulys55
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

paulys55, Dec 03, 2010
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

mweso2000, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

shredder83, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

CDCNAM, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is never around the area in bottle format so it was pure delight to find it on-tap.

In the proper glassware, this beer actualizes a golden canary with a fluffy dollop of head that lasts, lingers, and leaves great lace rings.

The aroma of this beer is enticingly tart; lemony, filled with crisp hop zest, with a slightly spicy yeast profile.

This beer is a delicious saison: it is amazingly light and zingy on the mouth but also delightfully substantial. The lemon flavors abound in harmony with a peppery spice content...and the lingeringly powerful hop-bite just makes it more drinkable by the end of the glass.

The mouthfeel is almost bitingly carbonated but underneath is a dry, addictively smooth pucker of lemon and lime. Damned drinkable...hope I can find this again sometime.

GreenWBush, Oct 29, 2005
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Yabev15, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

MarcWP, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

GoHabsGo, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

snansel, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

KevChiTown, Sep 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

jl28r1, Jan 19, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
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
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,435 ratings.