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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,592 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,592
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 213
Gots: 330 | FT: 9
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Huge, frothy off-white head tops off a pale golden-colored hazy pour.

Smell: Some skunkiness underlies an otherwise-nice aroma of earthiness and freshly-cut herbs.

Taste: Lemony citrus character really comes through here, after I was unable to detect it at all in the nose - a pleasant surprise. Dry grainy finish. Medium-full bodied with spry effervescent carbonation dancing across your tongue. An excellent farmhouse ale.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour from 12 oz bottle.

A: nice golden color, clear appearance. Light head that lasts. Some yeast particles.

S: definitely fruity smell

T: refreshing taste - light but plenty of favor.

M: mediumish mouthfeel.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, will have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw yellow with plenty of suspended sediment. Poured with 2 - 3 fingers of white foamy head that held on through the entire glass.

S: Smells of grass from a farm field with hints of lemon rind and slight metallic and yeast notes.

T: Clean and crisp with bitter lemon rind hops and yeast. None of the funky smell is present in the taste. Good balance of malts that balance out the hops, with an after taste of citrus rinds.

M: Crisp and refreshing with a good level of active carbonation. Light mouth feel that feels fresh and light.

O: Good summer patio beer that would go well with sunshine, summer tunes and bar-b-qued wild salmon. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Great golden straw coloration. Hazy. Huge head that sticks.

S - Straw, yeast, hops, lemon rind, piss.

T - Follows the nose. Too pissy, though.

M - Over-carbonated, bubbly in the wrong place.

D - A poor beer. Too musty and hold tasting. Would never get this again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the bottle at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Saison Dupont flared mini pint, and glowed a pale golden color. The head was a glorious two fingers tall, made of tiny creamy bubbles. Retention was insane, eventually leaving impenetrable sheets of lacing all around the glass. Carbonation appeared high, and big chunks of sediment and haze were delivered from the last half of the bottle. The aroma sported a big whiff of warm musk, steely, and grassy malts. All the flavors mixed for a nicely crisp nose, with faint hops on the back, of the floral variety. Dried fig, raspberry, warm buttery toast, and light apple sweetness round out the back. Our first impression was that this was light and airy, but it packed the flavor. As we sip, crisp and clean toasted pale malts, wheatgrass, and light lemon freshness hit the palate. A bright yeasty metallic bite brought us to the peak of the sip, which shows a bitter lemon and orange rind. Malts continue palely, with a bit of wheat, and light muddled booze for a nice balance. More lemon bite, cellar musk, barnyard grass, and toasty pales come in for the finish. Again, the balance is there, but a bit dirty, with a final lick of light tin, and wonderful Belgian yeast. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is very high, stinging the tongue. There is dryness to the mouth, but it is not quite astringent. An even woody dryness and a pillowy softness hit the tongue, with great slurp due to that perpetual head. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily, but you want to take your time.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the light crispness and the full flavoring to the taste. This is an exemplary Saison, with very fresh and clean malts, perfectly balancing the booze, with bitterness ultimately predominating. Throughout all aspects the beer fits the style, without becoming overwhelming at any point.

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

A fluffy, two-inch, white head lives long over a chill-hazed, golden straw beer, leaving lots of webbed lacing on a Saison Dupont pint glass.

Has a funky aroma, perhaps more barnyard, with pepper, coriander and clove. Floral notes come out as it warms.

Slightly sweet, followed by a touch of bitterness, mostly found in the finish. The flavors range from subtle to pronounced, and develop with each sip, unfolding new character. Overall, earthy.

Dry with a medium body and dry carbonation.

This is a true casual beer at its best. Dupont has the subtlety expected from this style and can easily be enjoyed with friends and good times.

Also had draught version one day earlier, which was more flavorful with deeper character. The best version of this beer is clearly via draught with the bottled version is a distant third place.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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