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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,069
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 182 | FT: 11
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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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Metropole

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through.

S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper.

T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish.

M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice.

D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 12:50:14 | More by Metropole
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at my father-in-law's last night and shared with him and my brother-in-law.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle best before 02/2012.

Appearance: Massive white foam that is a bit disconcerting but can't knock it too much as it was in the car trunk. Nice yellow body follows and there's much retention and the head looks whipped.

Smell: Some green apple and cloves. I was a bit worried about infection but the overall aroma is very aromatic which dissipates my worries a little.

Taste: Sharp pepper with cloves. Very spice-like without being too harsh.

Mouthfeel: Feels very alive, lots of carbonation and a good feel overall.

Drinkability: I would certainly try this again, especially to share!

Overall: A very nice saison that is worth the attention it gets.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 12:43:54 | More by papat444
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 330ml bottle at Kawa Espresso Bar in Calgary, fantastic beer selection
A - lighty hazy golden and extremely bubbly with a tower of fluffy white head that lasted forever, beautiful!
S - pear & pineapple with light grains and a medicinal odour
T - strong phenolic with sweet fruits, a crisp grainy malt and a herbal note
M - very crisp, smooth, with a tart semi dry finish
D - strong and well balanced in flavour, crispy and smooth, and great looking to boot

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 04:33:41 | More by joemcgrath27
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vandemonian

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont has an orange colour and a huge head that lasts a long time. After it was poured I smelled cloves, orange peel and some yeast. This beer has a warm, malty taste with hints of orange peel. It has a spicy clove finish. My bottle was quite carbonated and so it has a nice presence in the mouth. This is a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 02:15:20 | More by vandemonian
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NorCalYeti

California

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

taste- sweet, citrus hop character, dry, refreshing, bitter hops, pepper

color- light gold

clarity- hazy

smell- muted tones, floral, sweet hop character, belgian yeast notes, earth, sulfer in the end

body- well balanced, hoppy bite at the front of the tongue, bitter-malt finish, medium-body and length finish

appearance- huge ice cream-like frothy white head, light lace, nice carbonation when agitated

overall impression- classic saison style...a bit sour and malty in the finish which is the only criticism. familiar friend and a go to beer year round

notes and comments- great warm weather beer, food versatile

glassware: tulip

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 04:32:00 | More by NorCalYeti
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CHickman

New York

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a massive 2 finger cloudy / creamy white head that lasted a while and left very good lacing; a layer of foam settled on top and stuck around; a really nice looking beer and exactly what a saison should look like.

Smells of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, light lemon, grass, hay, fruit and some wheat; very nice and very typical Belgian aroma with that slight funky smell.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, fruit, coriander, light brown sugar, pepper, cinnamon, lemon, grass, hay, piney hops, light toasted grains, light spices and some wheat; really nice malty flavor and balance, the hops and sweetness wrap it into a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and silky smooth, with very light to no carbonation, a medium body and a dry finish.

Very tasty and quite drinkable, this is a very good beer that went down easy with no signs of the alcohol and no funky aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 03:24:45 | More by CHickman
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ThaCreep

Belgium

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 11:30:38 | More by ThaCreep
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mklinger

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice. Massive, voluminous head. Very white and billowy over a cloudy yellow beer. Lots of lacing left behind.

Aroma was full of tart apple and pear followed by a bit of spice and some crackers scents. Nothin sweet or hoppy here!

Maltiness is the first thing that greeted me followed quickly by some tart citrus kinds of character and some other spicy phenols. It finished with a very dry cracker finish that flowed into a surprisingly bitter aftertaste. Really a nice, complex beer that was also remarkably balanced for how complex it was.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 01:05:32 | More by mklinger
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yapi

Belgium

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

this one surprised me, didn't expect such a tasty drink...
Citrus, bitter, dry grain, just a very cleansing beer, and my girl liked it! What does one need more?

reminded me a bit of my first Orval experience, don't get me wrong, they are not the same, but this one could become one of my favorites... easy to drink, low ABV, refreshing taste, complex...
Well done!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 11:46:47 | More by yapi
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Phelps

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: the beer EXPLODES upon the popping of the cork; this is probably the loudest opening of a bottle I've ever experienced. Are my eardrums bleeding? After I get over the buzzing in my head, I notice the beer in my glass: a cloudy apricot-colored brew with a nice 1.5-finger head of creamy off-white foam. It eventually collapses to about half a finger, leaving full walls of lace in its wake.

S: lightly sweet, with apples, pears, clove, floral roses and a slight skunkiness. Why would anyone use green bottles?

T: pear juice, coriander, subtle honey and a crisp, lightly drying finish. A bit of funkiness is there as well, which a fellow drinker referred to as "farmer sweat."

M: medium-light in body, the beer's just a little runny, but the carbonation lightly massaging my tongue is pleasant and the crisp finish is nice.

D: a decent saison, Saison Dupont has light, enjoyable flavors that make it refreshing and great for a hot summer day. I bet this would pair nicely with some apple pie.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 19:45:45 | More by Phelps
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked popped off and almost dented my ceiling. Cork says "2.008". Poured a lively cloudy yellow straw color with amazing carbonation. Super bubbly, almost champange like. Head was huge and I had to stop pouring or it would have overflowed quickly. This is the second time I've had this brew and it is exceptional. Aroma of orange lemon citrus, grass, fruit. Taste is balanced citrus, fruit and yeast. Dry finish, Medium-thin body. Light and refreshing, super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 21:09:25 | More by acurtis
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This GREEN (strangely enough) 750 mL bottel was dated 02/10. Poured a hazy light honey golden lemon color. Attentive, slow, even pour yielded a massive snow-white head that hangs on for the duration of the glass. Bubbles ranging in sizes from 1cm to microscopic. This head has super strength like you could walk on it! It forms very interesting peaks with each sip. Lacing is 3D, cloudlike, thick, peaked, and clumped with areas of total clearing. Literally looks like fluffy clouds drifting by.

Aroma: Lemon/lime zest out of the shute. Grapefruit at the end of the breath. Some sweetness with honey-like traits. Quite pleasant. Mouth-watering, no doubt.

Taste: The lemon/lime on the palate as well. Sweet and sour at the same time. Some slightly bitter hoppy notes on the finish. I thought it would be more pungent, but still nice.

Mouthfeel: One word - creamy. Micro bubbles make this very nice on the palate. Bursting with bubbles. Goes down like ice cream. I dig.

Drinkability: Very refreshing. The high carbonation of this Saison will not leave your gut with much room if drinking from a bomber. Enjoyable, nonetheless.

Overall: Get some. No regrets. Good price.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 22:31:30 | More by DelMontiac
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haddon

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a golden yellow with lots of white foam. effervescence is everywhere and decent lacing throughout the glass

grassy lemon notes on the nose with honey smells following. malty spice mixed in as well.

starts with grassy and lemon tastes same as on the nose. flavor is more complex as it gives way to spicey malts. hoppy bitterness notes that gives way to a crisp taste.

light to medium body that is has sharp carbonation causing it to be clean and crisp

very drinkable beer. though not a sessionable beer at 6.5%, it is very refreshing and easy to drink. just as this class of beers was originally created... to enjoy at the end of a long day's work.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 02:35:19 | More by haddon
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance; cloudy yellow with a nice thick white head that maintains as a quality film throughout the drink. Leaves chunky yet sparce lacing.

smell; yeasty and rustic, yet slightly sour.

taste; almost flavorless at first, like a Weissbier, but the banana flavors never come through. Finishes with a crisp and yeasty bitterness that overpowers the tart sourness trying to come through. A little bit of alcohol in there too.

mouthfeel; very sharp and crisp carbonation. Although it's crisp, it also has a creamy thickness, with piercing carbonation. Complex to say the least.

drinkability; tasty and interesting but not a session beer. Best enjoyed after a hard day's work.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 17:50:17 | More by Sachsenfreude
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Beerenauslese

California

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy, lemony gold with an ample head that dissipates to a fine layer, leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.

Smells malty with lemon, spices, and sugar.

Tastes of honey and lemon, very nice balance of tart and sweet. A nice bit of bitter hoppiness in the long dry finish.

Body is light and carbonation is moderate, giving this a creamy mouthfeel.

This is one of the classic saisons of the world, and it is tasting very nice from the present bottle. In the past, I may have had some skunked bottles that have tasted much more bitter. This is light, fruity, and just delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:11:29 | More by Beerenauslese
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle (BB March 2013) into tulip. Spectacular, extremely resistant rocky white head supported by streams of bubbles raising from effervescent, somewhat hazy pale golden body.
Aromas of floral hops, lemony esters, refined sugar and peppery spiciness - the later can be either phenolics derived or originating from adjuncts. Flavors start with fruity esters of lemon with soft malt foundation, followed by earthy hops, peppery spiciness and light lemony tartness. Assertive hoppy bitterness and good amount of carbonation provide dry finish with bitter aftertaste. Overall more bitter than tart, light to medium bodied and airy on the palate.

In short: a light, refreshing brew seeking balance between citrusy tartness, hoppy bitterness and spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 23:12:37 | More by crnipeter
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HURTemHIZZY

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a big pure white head with decent retention and ok lacing. Smell is a bit subdued, but shows wheat characteristics, with some green apple. Not bad.

Taste is nice. Wheat, spice, green apple, some grassy notes. A touchof sour to start it out, but a nice fruity hop profile. Lemony citrus. Tasty brew.

Very nice crisp mouthfeel makes this a perfect warm weather beer. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 19:56:10 | More by HURTemHIZZY
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philadelphia. Showed a light yellow gold with a frothy white head, great retention and lacing. Smell earthy and grassy, sweet. Medium carbonation, very grassy up front, sweet and fruity from the yeast, dry finish. Great beer, incredibly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2010 02:23:09 | More by stingrayvr6
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Mubbly

California

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml poured into 2 Chimay glasses. (Split with my wife.)

This is my second go at this beer; my first was skunked and uncharacteristic.

Cloudy toasted yellow pour with a quick rising cloudy head - dense bubbles stay put for a long time. Lotsa lacing. Beautiful.

I can't get too much out of the smell, but I found: muted citrus, lemon, dirt/earth, and peppery-ness.

The taste was awesome; there is first an earthiness followed by a muted tart apple sweetness. It finishes with a blend of pepper, hops, and a bit of earth. The flavors would work well with grilled chicken & pasta.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Feels good and smooth over the tongue, but finishes dry. Great carbonation.

This would be a great beer to have on a hot day. It has a lightness to it that is very refreshing. Goes down easy.

I really enjoyed this one. My first try was extremely dull; I'm relieved that I received a good bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 19:15:35 | More by Mubbly
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aristeros

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a deep gold, cloudy with a small amount of carbonation visible. A vigorous pour yielded about five fingers of head with good retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

A complex, mildly assertive nose yields a lot of fruity aromas, and also a strong current of citrus, coriander, light bubblegum, and some 'musty basement.' The last is sort of like a Euro lager funk meets St. Peter's English Ale and better than it sounds.

Hop bitterness concentrates in the head. The beer is light to medium-bodied, slightly sour to start but giving way to a sweet basket of fruits. There's a higher level of carbonation, to be expected in a lower gravity beer with wheat in the grist. The finish is crisp like a hefe, but with a dry aftertaste.

Alcohol level is reasonable, and the beer is interesting and light enough to be sessionable if you could get your hands on several.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 00:04:00 | More by aristeros
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Derranged

New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a green 750ml bottle into a Delirium Tremmens snifter/tulip..? Not sure exactly what glass it was. What was interesting was that the foam created this sort of volcano like shape.

A- A light pale Yellow/Gold, but the color of wine, not crappy adjunct lager.

S- This I did not care for, it smelled like skunky dry white wine

T- Tasted like white wine, with a slight hint of skunk, sweet aftertaste. Taste was definitely better than the smell

M- Fizzy and thin

D- At 6.5, I can drink bottles of this stuff easily.

This was more like a white wine to me than a beer. Still very tasty. However, Im not crazy about it being in a green bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 11:29:53 | More by Derranged
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 750ML as a treat. Popped the cork and this was almost like opening a bottle of champagne. Poured into a Chimay goblet. It pours a golden orange with an amazing white head. Incredible floral aroma with classic farmhouse funk. Overall this is one of my favorite beers, especially with a great meal, it is amazing in everyway.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 01:11:14 | More by mirish72
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megahurts4

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont - Belgian Farmhouse Ale

Served at 54 degrees Fahrenheit

Appearance: Light yellow-orange, huge head with lacing.

Smell: Citrus fruits, yeast, coriander.

Taste: Yeast, slight grapefruit, spices.

Mouthfeel: Medium.

Bottom line:
Being my first Saison, I wasn't too sure what to expect. It tasted more like a yeasty wheat beer.

However, it was smooth, dry, and nicely crafted. Unfiltered and bottle conditioned.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 05:36:12 | More by megahurts4
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.65/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amazing amount of carbonation, a HUGE head, and white wine color. Looks a lot like Duvel, so boring color and body but crazy head and carbonation.

Starts, like some kind of trash that went bad smell. After that it mellows into a sour, sweet, wheat, and some hoppy kind of aroma. Belgium yeast is definitely in there.

Sour. A good bit of hops. As I drink this the sour goes to just a really really citrus flavor. Not a certain fruit comes out, just the sour citrus lemon tingle mixed with bitterness from hops and yeast leaving a weird bready flavor.

Well carbonated, moderate body, the carbonation really make this a fun beer to drink.

Surprisingly drinkable.

I am sure I'll never get this beer again. It is so far from a style I like it's not funny. This is pretty darn weird flavored, and without the hops there's nothing to save this beer. Thankfully the hops save things. They take a lot of off putting flavors and somehow mix them together. I think I understand why this beer is well ranked, but it just isn't for me. Bottom line, buyer be ware. This isn't a beer for "advanced pallets" it's a beer for those that enjoy this style of beer. If you're not one, don't wasn't your money.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 02:25:05 | More by bobhits
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honkey

Alabama

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 750 mL bottle into a Saison Dupont tumbler courtesy of Vanberg & Dewulf

Appearance: golden straw color, with HUGE white head. Naturally cloudy. Can't get over how awesome this head is.

Smell: earthy smell. Touch of hops with a slight funkiness.

Taste: Yes please! Nice funkiness from the yeast really compliments the touch of hops flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Much better than the skunked bottle I had a few weeks ago.

Mouthfeel: light with high carbonation

Drinkability: could easily drink this 750 mL by myself. I am sharing with a friend however... I should have been greedy!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 21:09:23 | More by honkey
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,069 ratings.