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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,147
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 165
Gots: 193 | 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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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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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-23-2014 03:04:15 | More by tpaetow
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gory4d

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2008 01:47:47 | More by gory4d
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

A golden amber hue with a medium lasting white frothy head. Aroma and Taste is sweet citrus, Belgian yeast, very fruity essence with some mild biscuit malt and bitter notes. Palate is medium body, crisp with lively carbonation, a sweet dry mouth feel. Finishes with a sweet fruity, Belgian yeast and citrus flavor with some biscuit malt, ending is mildly sweet and dry. Overall a very good, flavorful and enjoyable saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 17:39:49 | More by Samp01
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

02-11-2012 01:28:56 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-23-2012 01:11:07 | More by RichD
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2013 00:43:08 | More by andthevolcano
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2012 21:56:29 | More by TexAggie011
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

02-26-2014 20:34:57 | More by JIMTRK16
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od_sf

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-08-2012 21:07:33 | More by od_sf
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BodiesLexus

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-22-2014 01:51:50 | More by BodiesLexus
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TonyY

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-19-2013 10:25:49 | More by TonyY
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roblowther

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged. It pours a cloudy gold with a dense, effervescent white head that leaves soft lacing. Smells of vanilla, butter, sharp spice, and a slight carob. VERY nice. The taste is dry, peppery, and slightly fruity. There are mild earthy tones and a whisp of band aid. The whole thing mixes very well. Mouthfeel is spot on, slippery and highly carbonated. Drinkability is very good. This bottle has met its match.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2009 01:24:22 | More by roblowther
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kenito799

New York

4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into pnit glasses to share.

Golden brew carefully poured raises an astonishingly gigantic rocky, chunky head of foam that recedes slowly,. lac everywhere, beautiful. Aromas are fantastic, a lemony-herbal-spicy kaleidoscope of aromas, hit of funk, wonderful. Crisply effervescent and light on the tongue...just a gorgeous, fantastically drinkable, refreshing and crisp yet beguilingly complex brew. Lemons, apples, chamomile, coriander, wheat grass. A lovely interplay of sweetness up front giving way to a dance between tartness and bitterness that Makes the palate sing. One of my all time favorites, I am so happy to finally try this. It won't be my last...

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2008 13:49:36 | More by kenito799
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy straw yellow in color with a huge and pillowy white head on top that dissapates at a slow to medium pace. Nearly opaque in its cloudiness. The smell is interesting with a farmhousey aroma dominating, a bit skunky even. Underneath those aromas however are bright citrusy and grassy notes. Very aromatic, and the skunkiness isn't unpleasant. Its definitely got that farmhouse vibe that saisons are so well known for.

The taste is bright and lively, with lots of bright spices and complexities. The brightness comes from the lemony citrus, both sweet and a bit tart up front and in the middle. The liveliness comes from the earthy, grassy spices and high, palate cleansing natural carbonation. The spices are actually pretty simple in that it isn't incredibly in your face, but it leads to an overall complexity that is addicting, yet very easy to drink and enjoy. The yeast seems to add a very subtle Belgian funk that is more evident in the aroma than in the taste, but it is definitely there. It mingles with the citrusy hops, blending into a nice semi-bitter finish that doesn't overwhelm with funk. It is refreshingly light in the mouthfeel despite all that is going on with it, and the high carbonation makes for a very dry and palate cleansing finish. Slight aftertaste of skunkweed, but again not at all enough to go against the overall taste of this beer.

Really great saison, definitely recommended as as an easy drinking summer beer to refresh, but that also has a complex edge to it. Definitely try it if you are new to saisons as this will make you want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 03:49:24 | More by chodinheaven
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-08-2013 22:55:27 | More by Franch
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a snifter

A: golden hazy, with a good two to three finger head. Good retention.

S: grassy, earthy and musty. Some mild yeast aroma.

T: tart and citrusy.

M: medium carbonation with good feel. Dry finish.

O: my first true Belgian Saison, I have to say I appreciate this beer quite a bit. I found the taste and mouth feel to be more "natural" than the other saisons I have had. The finish was very nice and all in all this is a very impressive beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 18:08:42 | More by polloenfuego
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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2013 16:29:33 | More by capnamerica
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stephendr

California

3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry Gold color – white thin head – harsh sour green apple, ginger - sour green apples, yeast dry chalk – light body – aftertaste slightly bitter, dry

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 06:45:44 | More by stephendr
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-14-2013 18:03:21 | More by celticfutblclub
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(4.0) A: Attractive cloudy copper with a billowing and bubbly marshmallow-like head. Very good retention and patches of foam cling to the glass as this recedes.

(4.5) S: Incredible. Banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, cloves, pepper, belgian yeast, and barnyard elements including dry grasses and woodchips. Wonderful floral notes come across well. A varied and complex aroma.

(4.5) T: Dry grasses, honey, tropical and citrus fruits, peppery cracker, cloves, and leaning towards herbal rather than floral elements. Wide assortment of flavours that work superbly together. Very good balance with just enough dry, bitter, and sweet characteristics.

(4.5) M: Medium bodied with moderate/spritzy carbonation (both are bang on). Texture is slightly oily with some chewy character.

(4.5) D: Superb farmhouse and a must try for fans of the style. Very good complexity and superb balance are both qualities that stand out for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 03:24:01 | More by Digimaika2
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a fingers worth of fluffy white foam on top that takes a while to settle.

Smell: Heavy yeast/funk at the beginning followed by some hay/grass and tart sour fruit.

Taste: Belgian yeast with some nice funkiness. Tart sour apple with a semi-dry grassy hay aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp and really refreshing.

Drinkability: An often overlooked Saison by me, but for the price and everyday availability, this is a real gem. This beer goes down great on a hot day such as today or even a cold winter evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 18:08:28 | More by Axic10
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Nordbier

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2014 21:23:29 | More by Nordbier
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keithmurray

New York

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML poured into a Duvel tulip

Appearance - cloudy, pale straw color with fluffy white head that wont disspate

smell - ginger, coriander, wheat, yeast, lemon rind

taste - lemons, limes, citrus, ginger, coriander, wheat

mouthfeel - lively, prickly carbonation, light to medium bodied, refreshing, slightly bitter/sour on the finish

overall - haven't had too many examples of this style, but this was a good beverage that i'm glad I tried

price point - $6.99 for a 750ML bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 03:53:36 | More by keithmurray
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,147 ratings.