Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
A bottle into a tulip style glass. A grabbed a small bottle of this sucka. I have not had this in years.
Saison Dupont, the pinnacle of the style, Saison gold with some light yellow twinges on the sides. A nice bubble bath of frothy suds grace the top, the clinging to the glass came in globs. A nice amount of activity rising up. Lively beer.
Smell is a nice mix of floral and grassy scents balanced out with light fruit and honeysuckle. Pale malt comes up with light bread in a toasty way. I get some melon and apple, and some more hay with warming. Straight and to the point.
The smaller darker bottle may have fared better during it's travels than the standard big green bottle, I enjoyed this more than in the past. Nice simple saison with no bells or whistles, but bif flavor. A mix of begian yeast, earthy hops, a small spice characteristic, and light fruits. As it warms these blend expertly.
Saison Dupont has a nice light body with active carb. The flavor rolls through the mouth linger a bit and dissipate, leaving a mild grassy taste afterwards. Easy to take down, with the light alcohol, easy to take down quicker. Easy drinking right here. If it was available in an affordable six pack this would be a no brainer.
12-09-2012 05:38:44 | More by BARFLYB
4/5 rDev -4.5%
750ml bottle, cork sez 2005. Pours a cloudy yellow with tons of foam, which lasts a very long time. Scents of fruits, reminds me of a hefe. Very nice taste with a light body, finishes clean and dry. This would make a very nice session beer, but the price is pretty steep. Really like this one, did not disappoint.
09-18-2005 19:49:09 | More by Wasatch
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
750ml bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Corked and caged, cork denotes 2003.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a big pillowy 2" slightly off-white head above the golden brew. Furious effervescence makes head sno-cone above the sides of the glass soon after pouring. Head lasts FOREVER, laces excellently with heavy foam, and aroma has the slight funk going on, but somewhat nondescript. Taste is of pale malt, with spices kicking it up soon after, and throughout the rest of the taste experience. Mouthfeel is extra smooth and drinkability excellent. Check it out if hops are your thing.
11-27-2004 00:33:02 | More by ppoitras
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/1/2012. Pours hazy bright golden amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, apple, pear, pepper, clove, straw, hay, floral, earth, wheat, light leather, and funky yeast esters. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, clove, straw, hay, grass, earth, floral, light leather, and lightly funky yeast spiciness. Fair amount of earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, straw, wheat, hay, earth, and lightly funky yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor complexity and balance; with zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and fairly crisp and foamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison! Great flavor complexity and balance; and very smooth to sip on this the high carbonation. A highly enjoyable offering as expected.
01-17-2013 05:05:27 | More by superspak
4.15/5 rDev -1%
Saison Dupont "Vielle Provision" says the bottle, and the cork proclaims "2009" edition.
Appearance: Light yellow in color with a large soapy head that stays around the whole time. The head on this beer is remarkable and deserves recognition. A slew of little bubbles rising through the beer. At first the beer was fairly clear but later I swirled some yeast in and the beer became cloudy.
Smell: Yeasty aroma with some hay/barnyard elements.
Taste: Once again, quite yeasty and minerally. A flash of sweetness, followed by a noble hop bitterness, imparted by saaz/tettnang hops though I am not sure which is used. The finish is very clean and the balance of this beer is well done. Funky fresh...
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth finish, clean with some dusty yeast lingering.
Drinkability: A pleasant saison that is definately foreign to my taste buds. Pretty much spot on for the style. If I had more of this beer, I'd be happier.
02-15-2010 18:13:58 | More by Stinkypuss
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
The beer appears mostly clear and orange hued. Rapid effervescence is teeming from the base of the goblet, reminiscent of an ocean storm. The head is gargantuan, appearing pure white and resembling a cumulus cloud perched atop the nectar.
The aroma offers hops, grass, lemons, lemon zest, yeast.
Nice flavor. Well balanced, with yeast and grass flavors leading the way. Citrus and mild hops add depth. A touch of coriander in there as well. The beer finishes with a moderate bitterness. Just a bit funky, but not that much.
Light to medium bodied and pretty easy to drink. Smooth on the palate with a balance of yeast and hop components.
A good saison, and one I would have again.
02-13-2012 22:46:00 | More by Huhzubendah
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
A very bright beer. In looks, taste and feel.
Pours a slightly hazy, bright light gold with a 2 finger head. Clears up a bit as it sits. Lacing is nice and clean, not sticky.
Tight aroma, a tad weak. Spicy, bready, light. The light biscuit is present, sprinkled with coriander, orange zest, white pepper.
Taste follows the nose. Biscuit, spice, zest and dash of floral. It's quite a refreshing taste. I had it after a big meal, and it fit well.
Feel is just about perfect. Crisp and clean, spicy and smooth. I think a bit more carbonation would make it perfect, but this is just fine as is.
Great drinking. Didn't last long.
05-15-2010 19:26:53 | More by Mebuzzard
3.9/5 rDev -6.9%
275ml bottle, Best Before 2008 and enjoyed July 2007 on a beautiful, saison filled afternoon at Volo.
Clear bodied but with many tiny yeast particles that stay perfectly suspended, in the same way stars dot a galaxy. No head minus a thin outline that would thicken every time I swirl and reach towards the center but never quite make it, then quickly recede back. Not far from the colour of apple juice, but really more of an apricot tone.
A yeasty aroma with cider-like notes of dried apple, fresh pear, and a hint of marmalade. A very musty character with faint notes of wheat. I believe both the must and fruit component is found in the yeast.
With a little age under it the mouthfeel has flattened out significantly, leading it to drink closer to the 6.5% it is. A little grainy on the finish. Very soft on the palate with the flavours lightly gracing the tongue.
It packs a fair bit of flavour for a style that is expected to be light. It taste a little like a cider, but I would not say in any way "fruity". The taste is dominated by a pungent blend of - not so much 'fruit' - but fruit rinds. Specifically: Apple -- skins. Orange -- rinds. Grapefruit -- peel. The wheat and yeast get easily confused as both are quite noticeable in the flavour. Spices? Yea, I think so, maybe...
I have trouble agreeing with those who hail this as one of the best examples of the Saison style. It is a fair (and somewhat excellent) representation but after trying it a few times now I would not boast it as a leading example. The style, to me, is one that encourages a little departure from the norm. Whether it's fair or not, I do in a small way hold against it, that the Saison Dupont really does little to transgress from (albeit a good one) a simple Belgian ale.
07-23-2007 18:04:25 | More by biegaman
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Probably should have reviewed this excellent beer long before now. Had on tap today at the Victoria Gastro pub in Columbia.
The beer pours a hazy orange tan color with very good head retention and lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, but what I get is pretty good. There is some light honey, white pepper and citrus. The beer does not smell as if it will be super sweet. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose and this beer really is delicious. It is decidedly on the dry side, but with an excellent palate profile of pepper, citrus and honey. The flavors are quite pronounced; there's nothing reticent about the flavor of this beer. The beer has a fairly light mouthfeel with the alcohol well disguised. It's easy to drink and pretty refreshing.
One of my favorite saisons. This beer is just excellent.
Edit from 1/23/11. No change in score, but the beer is on tap at Max's today, and the bartender (Jason) served me a 32 ounce glass of this beer. That'll surely never happen again, and I thought that by itself was deserving of a short note.
07-04-2008 18:59:24 | More by John_M
4.45/5 rDev +6.2%
Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. Time to finally check this out on tap.
A white soapy head very lively with dull gray like yellow/brown pale amber color that falls normally. A good white colar is left while drinking but body is kind of murky.
Nose is a very dense earth, soil, it feels like fresh tilled dirt. Mild chlorophyl and resin, with a big giant lemon zest. This is a totally different animal on tap than from the bottle.
Taste brings a cold dense cut grass power mixed with a little hint of heat. Lively texture hints of carbonation that does not take away from the taste. An absolute rip your face off finish of lemon peel zest and grass on the aftertaste.
Overall a perfect introduction to the style, without a shocking sour or seriously funky jarring front. A different animal on tap compared to its green bottled brother.
09-01-2011 18:27:30 | More by smakawhat
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A: Poured a cloudy straw-gold with a soft pillowy white head that was pesistant leaving a nice light film lacing.
S: very fruity, with spicy citrus, sour oranges, lemons and a nice tart musky scent. The initial flavor was much the same with some spiciness, sour oranges, lemons. There was some sour fruitiness and a tangy spicing as well. The beer finished with dry and tart with some lemon grinds and a light floral hopping.
M: fizzy, champagne like, and dry. Fairly crisp, tart, lemony and refreshing.
D: a great drink for the summer time. Easy to consume and like.
10-11-2008 13:34:38 | More by beerthulhu
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
Pours a hazy golden, huge fluffy white head and plenty of lace all around the glass. Nose is very citrusy, some buried malts, grass and earth, pleasant. Taste is very citrusy, some deep maltiness on the tongue, clean dry finish. Highly carbonated, but smooth and refreshing.
07-05-2005 01:28:18 | More by Viggo
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass
A: Pours an extremely large off-white head with thick lacing down the side. It is hazy with a golden orange color.
S: There is a yeasty aroma on the front with really fruit aromas on the back, some pear and maybe apple. Also an earthy/grass smell. Really nice.
T: There is a great lemon flavor and some spice. There is also an earth/grass flavor to it. The balance of sweet and bitter is great along with a slight funkiness.
M/D: Great mouthfeel, very crisp. This is a great warm weather beer, perfectly balanced.
06-04-2010 23:52:43 | More by mdaschaf
4.63/5 rDev +10.5%
Hazy golden in appearance with a slight orange tint to it. A medium sized frothy white head sits on top and has good staying power. Aroma is musty and cotton candy like. Very sweet. Grapes seem to be present on the nose as well. Flavors of horse blanket, must and hop bitterness are prominent. The sweet character detected on the nose really takes a backseat in the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is airy and effervescent. Not too carbonated as to hinder the drinkability. Body is about medium. Nice little farmhouse ale here.
02-12-2003 20:51:38 | More by Bighuge
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
Picked one of these up last winter, sat on it until summer. Something about summer makes saisons and berlinners so much better during that season. A chunky, cloudy yellow beer with a big lush white head with a variety of big and small bubbles throughout it. Aroma was a flower garden with a hefty belgian saison yeast dosing. You get a little of everything from the yeast, mild clove, miniscule banana, tiny citrus lemon, flowers, etc. . .
Taste, thin body, a lot of the aromas aren't really there, which is not a bad thing. High carbonation. Solid but not over the top hop bitterness, a soft pepper wave glides over the tongue. The beer is amongst the most dry I've ever had. A little bit of wet hay machine gun funk. Just the right amount of tartness throughout, not sour, but tart. Stupid coriander is a distraction. Grassy.
Overall, this is a classic saison that probably everyone should try at least once if they are at all remotely adventurous beyond the standard AAL & hoppy ales.
09-27-2012 00:03:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,230 ratings.