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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,513
Hads: 3,787
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 237
Gots: 418 | FT: 12
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of mrjez
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pours a cloudy gold with a gorgeous white pillowy head that leaves lacing. It eases back slightly, but sticks around the whole time.
S: there's an acidic funk that is nicely sitting amongst the yeast and some citrus, very pleasant. Hints of grass or hay.
T: like the smell, superb balance with the wild strain quite subdued yet giving it a tangy liveliness, somewhat grainy and lemony. A little peppery.
F: so nice and creamy, those bubbles just glide over the mouth, it's very light and quaffable.
O: the key is balance, and this is a fantastically restrained and harmonic brew. Doesn't give excitement just superb craft. (629 characters)

Photo of stortore
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Have had a few times, first review.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, at least a two finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smells of Belgian yeast, black pepper, light malt, a little funk. Smells so good. Taste continues to bring a lot of yeast, a little more funk than the nose, candi sugar, light malt, less pepper than the nose. Dry, crisp, great body, perfectly carbonated, so refreshing.

I like this better every time I have it. So flavorful and balanced. May or may not be my favorite saison, but if there was a picture of one in the dictionary, it would be this. A beer everyone should try. (640 characters)

Photo of dro7
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Extremely carbonated! From a 12oz corked bottle. The cork made a super loud pop, aroma of spices, and lemon, very light mouth feel, very smooth and refreshing, lemony, and hint of spice. Look is very hazy with think particles. Even though it looks think, it has a very light mouth feel. (286 characters)

Photo of MTLDOG
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Saison I have had. A little skunky, spicy and a little dry. Smells grassy and or bread. Has a kind of coriander spice to it and a fermenting fruit. A nice yellow color. Aggressive 2 inches of head with peaks. Some lacing. Very drinkable. Citrusy hops. I really enjoy this beer. I think it's a great representation of the style but with a skilled hand with the floral and spices. (383 characters)

Photo of akdo
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is opaque and golden. It has a two-finger head. As you drink it, the head recedes to a thin layer that doesn't budge. As for its nose, it has a slight but bearable skunkiness. It doesn't smell like fresh grass complemented with acidic fruits unlike a Sauvignon blanc.

Once the beer is about to enter into our wind pipe, the skunky taste dissipates in favour of the bitterness which is akin to a spice that is a notch below black pepper.

Despite its watery texture, which is what one should expect, I didn't feel a refreshing effect in my mouth. In fact, I have tasted a Saison that is more refreshing and citrusy than Dupont's. However, if I was looking for a beer that is easy to drink, I would pick a Saison over a lager. Overall, it is the best Saison I have tasted because I like its look and the beer doesn't become flat after a few minutes. (857 characters)

Photo of BethanyB
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured from a bottle into tulip glass at d.b.a. In NYC. A hazy dark yellow, with a thin white head. Leaves spotty lacing against the glass.

Smell: Citrus and straw--the wheat base is apparent.Yeasty bread is countered by a fistful of lemongrass. As the beer warms, some overripe orchard fruit comes through (more pleasant than it sounds).

Taste: Pale malt is delicately balanced with lemon and tangerine. Incredibly smooth, but with a dash of white pepper and coriander spicing up the finish. Simple and elegant, yet slightly boring. The little black dress of Saisons.

Mouthfeel: Medium light and very spritzy, with a slight dryness. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A classic and smooth Saison. You can't go wrong with this one, but you can't go great either, as it doesn't pack enough of a punch to get past being simply tasty with emphasis on the "simple." (870 characters)

Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL corked-and-caged bottle from the LCBO; best before July 2017. I ticked this beer off a couple of years ago, but neglected to post a full review at the time. Took me a bit longer to find a second bottle than I thought it would. Served well-chilled.

Pours a translucent golden-yellow hue, producing approximately three fingers of fluffy, white-coloured foam at the surface. Retention is quite good; the head sticks around for just over 10 minutes in total, dissipating quite slowly. A lumpy cap roughly one finger high survives, in addition to gobs of foamy, delicate lace. There's a whiff of sulphury skunk on the nose, but it weakens as the beer has time to breathe - revealing notes of grainy, doughy malt sweetness, grassy hay and various hints of fruit, including apple, overripe pear, apricot and some vinous white grape. Minor suggestions of banana, coriander and clove.

Lovely stuff, and highly refreshing. The malt backbone is grainy and lightly doughy, providing a mostly-neutral backdrop for the flavours that follow. Orchard fruits are first - lots of apple and pear, with lesser hints of grape, lemon, banana and stone fruit. There's plenty of grassy hay and spicy, phenolic Belgian yeast character towards the finish; the former serving up some mild hop bitterness, while the latter dries the palate out effectively with some mild clove and coriander. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation that rigorously agitates the palate, resulting in a crisp, prickly mouthfeel that slowly softens as you make your way through the big bottle. Exceedingly drinkable; this one goes down almost as effortlessly as your typical pale lager, despite the sturdy 6.5%.

Final Grade: 4.23, a very respectable A-. Saison Dupont might be the forefather of the modern saison, but I wouldn't say that it's the pinnacle of the style. Don't get me wrong - this is still a wonderfully easy-drinking, tasty Belgian strong ale that I will undoubtedly return to in the future - but it has never really blown me away. For one thing, the green glass has got to go - I could do without the concentrated skunk smell when I pop the cork. Beyond that, there are no serious flaws here... it's beautifully balanced, and the alcohol content is totally incognito. Recommended as an introduction to the style, as well as for fans of pale Belgian ales in general. (2,347 characters)

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If biting into a sour apple is something that appeals to you, now you know where to go. A saisons that sets the bar for whey other saisons in the world. Will drink again. (170 characters)

Photo of pmangold
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the better saisons that i've had - easy to drink, great mouth feel. the smell and taste are mild and not overwhelming - herbal, grassy with some citrus and a little Belgian funk. (186 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle. 2014 on cork

hazy bright yellow in color, huge bone white heads, that clings to glass in nice rings. aroma is very pleasant, a mild herbal, spicy, a little grassy. taste is more mild, but tasty. higher carbonation, thin to medium body. drinks very easy. I'm not normally a big fan of saisons, but this is probably the best I've had. (371 characters)

Photo of jopezu
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

bright cloudy copper, soapy white head that shrinks fast. nose; strong banana and light clove. taste; musky belgian yeast, mild sweet fruit and grape. very carbonated (champagne-y) and extremely well-balanced - i can easily see this going down glass after glass on a summer evening. world-class for a reason! among the best saisons i've had to date. (352 characters)

Photo of EricVonStein
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vivacious head of 3-4 finger thick head that sits like a cloud on top of an opaque golden sun of beer. It looks beautiful to be sure! some sediment is visible.

bright summer hay and lots of crisp fruits and berries on the nose. fresh yeast is right up front along with some spiciness. Very vibrant scents.

Taste follows scent with yeasty summer grasses, dried golden raisens, and meadow florals (think lavender). Finish is hoppy with nice crisp bitterness. Lots going on with the flavours, great depth without being heavy in the slightest.

In the mouth its well carbonated and light but with good body.

Overall this is just gorgeous, cant say enough about it. Wonderful classic Saison notes with bright and airy flavours throughout, perfect for summer. Its an instant favourite, dont miss it! (804 characters)

Photo of brettski66
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in a glass. A "saisonnaire" must-have; Delicious, crisp, refreshing. Everything you love from a saison - clove, honey, orange, spice, and banana. Lightwieght and fluffy bubbles. TASTY. (199 characters)

Photo of Mikus
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Into the tulip. Slightly hazy, golden hue with a finger of rocky white head. Light notes of clove, pink peppercorns, and a phenolic note cutting in. Nice peppery note at the front of the tongue, hint of bubble gum and sweetness, and a nice crisp finish. Super clean and refreshing. Leaving me anticipating the enjoyment of the next sip. Went through this beauty a little bit quicker than average when I am doing a review. The hype is real. (439 characters)

Photo of beerdrifter
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy golden-yellow pour with a quickly fading one finger pure white head with minimal lacing. Spicy, citrusy nose with hints of white pepper, lemon peel, subtle cloves, green apple, and mild funk. The taste follows suit with lots of lemon and green apple along with hints of white pepper, clove, Belgian yeast, funk, grass, white grapes, and a touch of mint on the finish. The mouthfeel is light and really refreshing with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is a classic Saison that I really should be enjoying more often. (623 characters)

Photo of Tom_Banjo
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle purchased from Whole Foods and poured into a stemmed Spiegelau Pilsner glass. Just a fabulous beer all the way around. Can't find anything to knock about it. Will be a warm weather staple of mine for as long as I am able to find it. (246 characters)

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.15/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden body, dominated by haziness. Massive white head that is really and truly just too much.
Aromas are light clove, some banana, light pepperiness.
Tastes are similar and with big Belgian yeast on the tongue.
In general, I have definitely had better Belgian beers, and with this bottle, have come to realize that i like North American Saisons better. (354 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a hazy bright golden with a big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,clove,faint tartness,lemon,wheat,slightly musty,green apple
T:
-wheat,herbs,clove,coriander,fairly hoppy,crackers
F:
-light-medium body,medium-high carbonation
-alcohol warmth
O:
Very pleasant Beer (293 characters)

Photo of MisterGone
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 into tulip. Pours golden with a huge white head that dissipates quite slowly - forcing patience and allowing good temp. Aroma of spice, citrus, lite banana, and mild farmhouse funk. Flavor is similar to that of the nose, but the spice and funk come more into play. Balances with some bready malt and finishes with a dry yeasty pop. Really balanced, easy drinking saison. I am told this is the benchmark for saison and is a great jumping off point for comparisons. Agreed. (475 characters)

Photo of royalenfield
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly balanced saison. Bursting with astringent ripe citrus, peppercorn, and fresh bread flavor; and yet no single note is overwhelming. A real crowd-pleaser! I always bring a bottle of this stuff to a party where I know most are not "beer people." (252 characters)

Photo of stevoj
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Near perfect! Beutifully executed saison, a treat to enjoy! Pours pale golden into a trapist glass, short creamy head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is grapefruit and crackers. Overall palate is perfect, mouthfeel medium weight with some sharp lingering bitterness. Delicious! (279 characters)

Photo of ZBowden
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy lemon gold with white head, smells of yeast malts and spicy hops, tastes of sharp tangy yeast with smoothing malts and a bitter finish, smooth mouthfeel with bright carbonation. (188 characters)

Photo of dd43
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is just an amazing beer, anyone who has never tried a saison should be given this as a reference point. They may or may not ever find success in tasting a better rendition of the style.

Beautiful in the glass, brilliant straw/gold with some haze, two fingers of head that stick around for a bit until you start drinking. Aromas dance between bready and grassy. The yeast character comes in waves, as does an earthy sort of dankness (but not resinous, this is a dry saison after all). Also some lemon notes more like lemongrass than the actual citrus fruit. Its a complicated aroma that I recommend taking your time with.

Drinks like a dream, a nice dry finish coupled with a perfect amount of effervescence. Keep a big bottle on hand for dinner parties and serve it in wine goblets, to the amazement of uninitiated guests. (829 characters)

Photo of kevinlater
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into goblet. best before end of july 2017. consumed on may 26, 2015

a: transparent bright golden yellow but i'm sure it will get hazy once i pour some yeast in. one finger of white head

s: funky & sour lemon, band-aid-y spicy overripe banana yeasty notes, hints of light cracker-like malt, white grapes, grass

t: much like the nose. funk and lots of strong belgian yeast flavours (spices, bananas, band-aid) with notes of lemon, white grapes, grass, and malt in the mid-palate. moderate bitterness at the end

m: bubbly but not prickly carbonation in a medium-minus-bodied liquid. strong drying finish

o: the yeast flavours are a bit on the strong side for my preference but this is still some good stuff (721 characters)

Photo of shawn-bartender
4.87/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One if the best farmhouse ales I've ever had, no wonder it's got such great press in recent years. Was recommended to me at my local store, and thankful for it! Appearance has a perfect head with unfiltered bits - beautiful looking beer. The taste has a great variety of flavor characteristics from the conditioning. (316 characters)

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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