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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,296 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,296
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
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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 Gyle41386
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a golden color with a nice finger and change of foam. There's a flurry of activity in the glass, like suspended yeast particles and rising streams of bubbles.

I'm impressed by the strength of the nose. I'm smelling fruits (mostly pear and lemon, maybe some green apple), spice, and the standard Siason funk. The spice and familiar Belgian yeast remind me of a tripel in a way.

The flavor isn't as bold to me as the aroma is. However, there are a lot of different flavors present. It's hard for me to decide which fruity flavor is the dominant one, but, if I had to pick, I'd probably say lemon. As soon as I say that, there's a funky pear in the finish. There's a grassy hop quality, too. I appreciate the complexity and the depth of the flavors, but they're not as pleasant as they are in the nose.

Highly carbonated, but it seems to be appropriate. Very dry finish. Body is on the lighter side. Crisp, zesty and refreshing. Good stuff, especially this time of year.

Gyle41386, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of straightlambic
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

straightlambic, Dec 18, 2013
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 sitarist
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

sitarist, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of tviz33
4/5  rDev -4.5%

tviz33, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of griffeyb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

griffeyb, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of brutalist
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

brutalist, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of badbeer
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color, almost like a macro, but is unfiltered and has an awesome creamy head that lasts throughout. Herbal scents, citrus, and spice making up aroma. Has a graininess and yeasty type flavors initially, with more subtleties similar to the aroma finishing off the taste, really put together well. Almost medium bodied, with lighter carbonation than expected. Really enjoyable beer, good for many occasions I'm sure.

badbeer, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of gr8zehaman
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

gr8zehaman, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

StubFaceJoe, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ne0m00re
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio.
A: Pale golden with a white collar and film.
S: Yeasty bread, strawberry farmhouse, spicy apricots, all in front of a honey apple sweetness.
T: Sweet rustic citrus and apple honey and strawberry. There is a lingering grassy bitterness.
M: Slightly syrupy, it ends dry and frothy.
D: Pretty good. About average for a saison.

ne0m00re, May 14, 2010
Photo of BodiesLexus
4/5  rDev -4.5%

BodiesLexus, May 22, 2014
Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Mack, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of gpogo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy pale yellow orange with a rocky white head.

A- Pepper phenolic spiciness. Very Belgiany aroma.

T- Initially a light fruity taste. Ends quite dry. Overall a very refreshing taste.

M- Medium body, high carbonation.

D- I have very little to say about this beer in many aspects. However this is the definition of a Saison. It was delicious, and if I were able to get this brew more often I would be drinking this all summer. Check this one out! Definitely check this out if you are interested in brewing a saison.

gpogo, May 02, 2009
Photo of Stunner97
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- good amount of bubbles and carbonation stream the glass, nice looking small bubbles, thick white bellowing head, murky orange to yellow color, nice overall look for the style

smell- spiceness, yeast, corriander, spice, fruity and citrus nose, with a nice spice

taste- good mix of dryness and hops on the finish, nice yeast spice flavor, almost slight sourness, very complex and enjoyable,

Mouthfeel- very light crisp and well carbonated

Drinkability- HIGHLY DRINKABLE, this would be an amazing summer time beer and its just so clean and palate cleansing, would go amazing I think with just so many meals, its a very tasty and easy drinking beverage, one I would certainly recommend again, its complex yet simple and thats a good thing, will be a beer i will definitely visit again,

Stunner97, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of agreenman19
4/5  rDev -4.5%

agreenman19, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Beefytits4
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Beefytits4, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of nortmand
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Now that I've tried a variety of Saisons and can truly interpret what I'm experiencing, it's time for a re-review.

Pours about three quarters of a huge, fluffy marshmallow head. Beer is cloudier as you get to the bottom of the glass, but rich golden hued either way. Leaves incredible checkered lacing.

Rich, spicy yeast dominates the smell.Coriander is the dominate spice.

Lightly spicy flavor. Yeast characters and a bit of alcohol. Leaves a tingling bitterness way in the back of the throat.

This is a very fine beer, and is everything a saison should be. Hugely flavorful, but so indescribably drinkable at the same time.

nortmand, Dec 09, 2005
Photo of robbyc1
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A quintessential saison, I have had this many times and count it as one of my favorites and sessionables of all time. Although a high at 6.5% for a true session beer, it has a lightness that overcomes.

Cloudy and golden haze, a complex and interesting look that is essential for this style.

Explosive nose of complex earthiness, fruitiness (pears, tea, plums), with a slightly funky backbone. The flavor can't quite match the nose, although it reflects the same flavors, it's dry and grainy and herbally, with the fruitiness holding court. Absolutely clean and dry and crisp finish.

A highly drinkable example, their seasonal version with a higher abv punches through the flavor profile, but this version is the year round choice with only a few contenders, - highly recommended.

robbyc1, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Azpittil57, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Vanz
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of DWolf
4/5  rDev -4.5%

DWolf, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of ssgunbond
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ssgunbond, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Beervana, Jul 13, 2014
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,296 ratings.