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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,418 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,418
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 251 | 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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Photo of Goldorak
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

Goldorak, Aug 04, 2005
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RichD, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of jryanj927
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

jryanj927, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of BreweryRun
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

BreweryRun, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of CHSLBrew
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A-Glowing golden brew, hazy. Topped with a healthy bright off-white head, cloudy and huge off the pour and rocky as it slowly receded with thick lacing.

S-Spicy coriander and clove, semi-sweet matliness with a huge fruity presence.

T-Bready, biscuity maltiness forms a base for slight spicy characters, black peppery and with an herbal bitterness. Earthy, in a way minerally. This mixes with some subtle fruity characters. Finishes fruity and spicy, pretty dry.

M-High carabonation makes this brew surprisingly refreshing, with a moderate, springy body.

D-Tasty and, as I sai, surprisingly refreshing.

CHSLBrew, Sep 08, 2009
Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +19.6%

VikeMan, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of rogerdandy
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

rogerdandy, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of beerhast
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

beerhast, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -4.3%

nickhiller, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of taigor
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a regular glass.

A - Poured hazy yellow straw color with high head that slowly dissipated leaving lacing all around the glass.

S - Yeast and grass mostly. Smelled like a farm.

T - Starts off with fruits and some sours that slowly transform into yeast and hoppy bitterness at the end.

M - Light bodied with lots of carbonation.

D - Very good and light, easygoing as well.

taigor, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of TWStandley
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

TWStandley, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of hansgruber
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

hansgruber, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of ThaCreep
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose breathing sparkling citrus and hoppy beer side, slightly resinous. The mouth is slightly citric with a hint of acidity, but very easy to drink. It perceives a pure hops season which gives a bitter taste and pungent taste and a final subtle grapefruit being a bit like lemonade. The attack is frank yet refreshing with a fruity controlled bitterness and a very convincing finish long and dry. It remains a standard season but extremely well controlled and mostly so easy to drink.

ThaCreep, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

JRBecks, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Bobhoya, May 13, 2012
Photo of taylor714914
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

taylor714914, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Screper
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Screper, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of mickeymac
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle with one of my favorite labels, it pours hazy gold with a touch of peach. A big, billowy white head develops immediately and diminishes but never goes away completely. The smell is classic musty barnyard with some herbs and peppery spices. Spice and herbs abound in the taste, but a bit of dry fruity sweetness becomes more apparent after it sits a while. This Saison goes down like a dream and is always worth seeking out.

mickeymac, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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 +11.2%
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 desint
3/5  rDev -28.2%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of corysmith01
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

corysmith01, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
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 wellsnb
4/5  rDev -4.3%

wellsnb, Mar 28, 2014
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,418 ratings.