Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
This is a really nice Saison, the pour was a golden color with some haziness to it with a white head on top that left a nice lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was of some sweet fresh grains and hints of wild flowers and honey. The taste was on the sweet side as well and made this very enjoyable in my opinion. The flavors come to life as the beer warms also. The mouthfeel was smooth and light but had enough body to it be enjoyable. Overall a really nice brew here, sure to please.
09-13-2011 21:36:25 | More by Knapp85
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
Poured into my chalice a slightly hazy orange/gold with a mammouth white head that stuck like glue as to the sides of the glass as it took its times settling.Wow the tons of stuff going on aroma wise some definent barnyard funck hits right after popping the cork along with some lemon rind and even a light phenolic smokiness in there as well.Very refreshing ale to say the least here,hints of lemon and coriander with a leafy,herbal finish.Clean and fruity and oh so damn refreshing a true classic and a summer quencher I wish I had more.
07-12-2005 01:35:33 | More by oberon
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
12.7oz. mini-magnum. Printed 06 129 on label.
Extremely bubbly, the cork makes a forceful pop, with plenty of wispy smoke. Into an oversized Oerbier tulip, it cascades up and over the lip of the wide vessel. It reflects a deep, translucent orange tone. Delicate, fluffy foam hangs on the rim, lacing the glass for the duration of drinking it.
Doughy aroma, cracker, herbs, a certain herbal cannabis note at first. Bread, herbs, and grain huskiness meld into an attractive rustic bouquet.
Juicy at first, with a building dry, herbal character that builds, and remains long after the finish. Crackery, with clove, lemon peel, and hops. It's an extremely balanced blend that is deceptively simple at first. Dry aftertaste commands you to continue sipping until it's gone. Light herbal hop dances on the tongue for a long while. Perfect with Brie, aged Gruyere, or any number of cheeses.
07-28-2007 00:35:34 | More by emerge077
3.48/5 rDev -16.9%
A - Poured out a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, foamy, bubbly, off-white head that left soapy residue on the sides of the glass.
S - It smelled of yeast, clove, dried fruits. and a horse blanket mustiness.
T - Taste was sour and yeasty. There was an odd ham taste or some other cured meat (I guess it is a farmhouse ale).
M - It was crisp, sharp and fizzy with a good bite. A medium-bodied beer.
D - This was a little disappointing. It didn't live up to the hype, in terms of flavor. It was just a little odd.
11-19-2008 02:45:01 | More by zeff80
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Appearance - Straw-colored, hazy and full of sediment. Pours with several inches of thick foam that show no signs of fading.
Smell - The mild nose reveals grass and hay-like aromas mixed with notes of lemon and grapefruit.
Taste - Estery with flavors of banana and pineapple. Light acidity with a subtle spiciness. Notes of citrus come out more as the beer sits in the mouth. Extremely dry in the finish, with a lemon peel-like bitterness that remains on the palate for several minutes.
01-23-2008 01:29:42 | More by largadeer
4.48/5 rDev +6.9%
330ml bottle, long time coming, this one...so into the solid-ass Michelob chalice it goes!
This brew pours a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with a ton of thick, rising foamy white head, that when it eventually settles, leaves random splotches of fuzzy lace around the glass.
It smells of soft, sweet, almost sugary barley malt, an additional zesty wheat graininess, overripe banana, citrus, clove, white pepper, and spicy, musky yeast. The taste is fruity malt - apple, mostly, and a redux of the aroma - a harmonious blend of banana chips, subtle citrus, bridled spice, earthy yeast, and a bit of dry barnyard straw hoppiness.
The carbonation is quite tender, yet a tad frothy at the same time, the body a heady medium weight, for the style, fairly smooth, and somewhat diffidently creamy. It finishes on the sweet side - soft, clean, and malty, with some lingering yeast and spice notes, and just a hint of warming alcohol.
A lovely, lulling standard bearer for the style, something one just has to experience, as I'm sure I haven't done it justice via this description. This shows all those upstarts how it's done, how a steady touch can deftly balance all of the subtle, intermingling flavours.
12-28-2010 06:27:38 | More by biboergosum
4.4/5 rDev +5%
Cellared 750 ml bottle. The cork is dated 11-98. It releases a Champagne-like "pop" when the cork is released, and a foamy head starts building in the neck of the bottle. Carefully poured it's a clear gold with just-smaller-than-standard bubbles quickly rising from points across the entire bottom of the glass. A second pour should bring up some haze and tiny dark particulate, giving it a hazy peach colored body. The carbonation supports the billowing, frothy, creamy and pillowy bright-white head; and it holds a continuous 1/2 inch or more of head. Quite an appearance! Initially it leaves solid sheets of lace, but as you progress through the glass they break up into an interesting 'patchwork'. The nose is musty, hay-like, and lightly sweet but lacks the citrus rind and spice of fresh versions. The body is thin and the mouthfeel is lightly creamy - a contrast from the biting carbonation of a fresh bottle! In this case, however, it adds to the drinkability as the spice and hop flavors are diminished as well. It offers a lightly earthy, touch acidic, mildly sweet malt with some soft fruit (peach, apricot) and a cusp of peppery spice. It's quite supple, and yet it retains a fair amount of complexity. Astonishing! It finishes long and dry with a bit of the forementioned supple maltiness, a touch of summer fruit, and some mild peppery spicy notes. It's clear that this beer is extremely well made, considering that it's held up so well after 4 years. In fact, I enjoyed the aged version just as much as a fresh one. It's notably different, but still quite nice. I wouldn't recommend laying it down for more than 2 years, but if you find one in a corner of your cellar a few years later give it a try, you might be surprised!
01-18-2003 18:21:43 | More by NeroFiddled
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Pours a clouded gold with a white head. Funky and smooth nose. Flavor is a magnificent combo of yeast, citrus and funk. It's beautiful. Feel has a smooth liquid end and the carbonation has a bit of a sharp bite. Overall smooth though. There's a reason why this is the standard for saisons. Don't know the reason? Try it and you'll see.
08-24-2008 20:20:56 | More by RblWthACoz
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
On-tap 1/7/08 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a snifter glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of bananas, spices, Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.
T: 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.
M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.
D: 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.
01-07-2008 20:50:42 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Three finger, rocky head that settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace in its wake. The body is gold and hazy.
S - Spicy, lots of pepper and a bit of pineapple. A hint of vanilla and herbal hops.
T - Lots of pepper and tropical fruit up front. The banana note is quickly replaced by big, herbal hop flavor, accompanied by balancing malt sweetness. The finish is herbal with moderate hop bitterness.
M - Medium body, high carbonation, and a dry, slightly astringent, finish.
D - Refreshing and easily drinkable. The earthy and spicy notes blend well with the herbal hop character. A true classic.
06-05-2008 03:01:55 | More by nickfl
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Appearance: A clouded golden orange sunburst tone, awesome effervescent white fine bubbled head, lacing is entricate clings to my glass the whole way. Aroma: Mild hints of citrus and tropical fruit, along with a musty farmhouse funk just heavenly cloves and spices thrown into the mix. Taste: Staple of the Saison style, creamy fruit tinged edge with pale malts and a great wild flavor of spices, peppery notes, and herbal tea like finish the clovey aspect is great all in all very solid brew. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, tickles the senses and coats the palate with a fine slightly syrupy film. Drinkability: Effortless summer session ale complex and refreshing what more can you ask for.
02-22-2004 20:52:04 | More by WVbeergeek
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
750 ml green bottle with no freshness date. The cork popped off like a bottle of good champagne, thankfully it was not a gusher.
A- Massive off-white head, very active carbonation ... pale golden cloudy color. This is good as the beer should never pour clear.
S- Very ripe pear, earthy cellar and a solid herbal backbone round out the nose.
T- Big herbal phenolic action upfront, dry grain and a mild tartness. A handful of malt character comes through with a clean grainy note. Touch of fruitiness, musty chalky yeast, herbal phenols and dry grain in the finish.
M- Incredibly smooth with a deep yet soft crispness.
Need a beer to clean the palate if not cut through some of the most flavorful cuisines ... this is the beer to do it.
06-29-2005 00:18:00 | More by Jason
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
Boy this sucker, had some life in the bottle, as soon as it uncageed the cork (2.006) shot off! Never seen that before
Pours an effervescent straw/honey color with 1finger + of fluffy white head. Great head retention & fair lacing
S: Straw & fruit (apples & pears) & a little pepper
T: Appleskins and slight yeast twang up front. A slight lemony flavor follows along with some tartness. Some earthy &peppery notes from the yeast as this warms up. finiishes funky & fruitty with some lemony hops& very crisp
MF: Light & spritzy
Drinks very easy for the abv, not my favorite style, but does bring back fond memories of when I toured the brewery back in 92
02-27-2007 20:08:47 | More by russpowell
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Hazy, straw yellow color, creamy, bone-white froth atop.
Aroma, a great heady blend of citrus and spice, probably coriander and clove in the lead. Feels quite a bit like a wit, too, with that wheaten element riding high.
Taste: warm, wonderful, spicy texture, smooths out after, but never flags in flavor. Citrus and spice carries through, with plenty of lemon zest and a drizzle of orange, plus loads of yeasty contributions and a never-ending spicy kick.
Thirst-quenching all the way, ending in a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied, but abundant with character.
Damned tasty! A great summery ale, tres sophisticated and quaffable, to boot!
06-22-2004 06:13:40 | More by feloniousmonk
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is straw yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, tons of lacing, carbonation is moderate to high and steady. Looks good.
Nice smell, a little sulfur but not much. Smells pretty good.
Medium body, sweet first and then some bitterness. Almost a Duvel like feeling to it. As the beer warms up there is more subtly to the flavors, more sulfur, more sour. Great mouthfeel, great drinkability. I really like this beer. Its probably one of the nicest and readily available saisons on the market.
03-08-2010 00:48:34 | More by drabmuh
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
I had this corked/caged bottle at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. Poured chilled into a willybecker.
A - A hazy light gold like lemon juice w a neverending frothy whipped cap w/ very large bubbles
S - the smell of lemons and floral hops w/ spice esters from the yeast and citrus zest
M - Spicy and medium bodied w/ low carbonation and gentle sweetness. The texture is light w/ a citrus tang
T - A mild apple/lemon zest flavor w/ plenty of yeast in the taste w/ pepper and light herbal accents. The flavor has a mild tropical note w/ hint of lemony pineapple and leafy spiced hops. The taste of a mild golden pear is noted in the finish
D - A very traditional example - A classic of the style. It has high drinkability even though it might not be my first choice in saisons it is very enjoyable.
09-06-2009 19:04:34 | More by Slatetank
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
Not sure how I got away without reviewing this for so long. Tap at Armsby Abbey.
Nice big fizzy head, 1 finger fades slowly with tons of lacing, slight hazy golden pilsner color.
Nose is typical saison, toasty malts, bready, light spices and lemony wheat, bit of candy sugar sweetness and belgian malts, light rustic farmhouse yeast.
Taste is similar, dry rustic farmhouse with sweetness of belgian malts and light candy sugar tease the palate, light lemon wheat grass, with a bit of a citrus flavor. Hints of spices from the yeast come with the crisp malty base, and a light bready malt undertone. Finish is crisp and dry, effervescent almost, with a bit more of the light citrus and farmhouse yeast flavors.
Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, crisp, and good carb.
Overall great, pretty much defines the style of saison, and this is probably the beer you can single out that has driven most other breweries on where to steer their saison.
02-02-2012 13:22:53 | More by jlindros
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
one of the classic saisons, and one ive been meaning to try again and review for awhile. i really enjoy this beer. its pale honey colored in appearance and a bit cloudy with an absolutely massive white foam head, like a giant snow bank. a big old white pillow that hardly subsides at all. the nose is delicate pitted fruit and a moderately spicy belgian yeast. wheat malt and yeast are the first two flavors i pick up, but there is a gentle summery sweetness in the back end with golden raisins, peaches, and wildflowers. amazing how all these subtleties come together in a beer that remains so light and airy. effervescent carbonation makes it feel even lighter in the mouth, and although the body isnt that light, it really feels like drinking a cloud. super sessionable in the summertime for sure, and a nice reminder in the winter that summer will come again, as it always does. one of the better widely available saisons out there.
01-13-2013 19:05:25 | More by StonedTrippin
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a light pale malt scent with a very fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with a fruity yeast finish. It goes down easy and finishes dry, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. It has a superior aroma and good taste; a good drinker.
07-18-2004 21:39:17 | More by WesWes
1.23/5 rDev -70.6%
First had: bottle at Monk's, Philly, PA
Lots of people not only like this beer, but they REALLY like it. I don't see why. Maybe I've just had "bad bottles" (green bottles strike again?), I don't really know.
The beer itself looks innocent enough, pouring a nice hazy, bronze-yellow with a healthy puff of head. But it smells like a compost heap. Maybe some lemon notes coming through, but that just makes it smell like compost with lemon on it. It tastes like rotting hay and manure. Seriously like manure. And the aftertaste is of--you guessed it--manure. I've had other farmhouse ales, and they didn't taste like someone added rotted hay and the fecal output of a horse during the brewing process, which is all I really get from this, and there's just no two ways about it. Funk is good, hay is good; I don't mind those qualities in a beer. But not horse crap, seriously. I've tried: I've choked this down on the occasions I've ordered it, but really...not good...quite simply not a good beer. There's no complexity here, and if there is, well, I'm sorry but I just can't detect it within the overbearing manure. I would almost prefer a Bud to this. Sorry. Start bottling it correctly, and then we'll talk higher ratings.
06-10-2011 19:36:59 | More by Rifugium
1.78/5 rDev -57.5%
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a good amount of skunkyness in it, with some wheat and grain notes mixed in. The flavor is unfortunately the same. This is yet another skunked Saison Dupont. This is the third separate bottle I have purchased in an attempt to rate this beer fairly, but after wasting $25+ on skunked beers, I have come to the conclusion that if the brewer is dumb enough to put a beer in a green bottle, they deserve a horrible rating if the beer is skunked. Other than the skunked notes, there is a little citrus and spice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, a gross, yet I can’t say unexpected, beer. Shame on me for buying bottles three times.
06-20-2012 04:34:20 | More by Mora2000
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,232 ratings.