Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
11-20-2010 01:05:32 | More by mklinger
4/5 rDev -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...
11-13-2010 11:46:47 | More by yapi
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
11-12-2010 19:45:45 | More by Phelps
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
11-09-2010 21:09:25 | More by acurtis
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
11-07-2010 22:31:30 | More by DelMontiac
4.1/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
10-27-2010 02:35:19 | More by haddon
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
10-26-2010 17:50:17 | More by Sachsenfreude
4.88/5 rDev +16.5%
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.
10-25-2010 02:11:29 | More by Beerenauslese
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
10-23-2010 23:12:37 | More by crnipeter
4.08/5 rDev -2.6%
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.
10-19-2010 19:56:10 | More by HURTemHIZZY
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
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.
10-19-2010 02:23:09 | More by stingrayvr6
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
10-17-2010 19:15:35 | More by Mubbly
4.18/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
10-16-2010 00:04:00 | More by aristeros
4.03/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
10-13-2010 11:29:53 | More by Derranged
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
10-12-2010 01:11:14 | More by mirish72
4.4/5 rDev +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.
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.
10-08-2010 05:36:12 | More by megahurts4
2.65/5 rDev -36.8%
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.
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.
10-06-2010 02:25:05 | More by bobhits
4.68/5 rDev +11.7%
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!
10-04-2010 21:09:23 | More by honkey
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
A- hazy golden w a dense white head that settles to a soapy disk. Some minor spotty lace.
S- tart fruity bubblegum band aid aroma, fresh grainy, bright noble hops, some melon, banana, apple, and white grape.
T- not so assertively hopped, which is good w me for the style. Some piney n grapefruit notes along with the bandaid and fruits, pale grains, the fruits being very subdued.
MF- crisp, light, and effervescent. Tightly bubbled, somewhat sticky.
D- awesome for the decent abv, very refreshing and an obvious benchmark for the style.
10-04-2010 00:00:22 | More by hustlesworth
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
A: Straw yellow with a enormous head after a slow pour. Head dissipates extremely slowly, lacing throughout.
S: Sweet berries, honey, wheat.
T: Tartness up front, sweet malt to follow. Complex dry finish, great hops characteristic.
M: high carbonation, light bodied
D: I want more, complexity, easy drinking, what more can you ask for.
10-03-2010 21:49:44 | More by jiggahertz
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
12oz-ish pour at Sharp Edge - served in a branded Dupont mini-pint glass
A - solid finger of fluffy white foam, sticks around for a bit and leaves random spotty lacing behind. the beer is slightly hazy, bright gold in color.
S - notes of lemon zest, grassy and herbal hops, yeast, light spice
T - crunchy grain, bright grassy and earthy hops with a kiss of pine. freshly picked pears and slightly phenolic yeast.
M - thinnish body with moderate punchy carbonation, finishes clean and on the dry side.
D - give me more! clean, refreshing, lively, and yummy. i want this pouring out of sides of my house for hot summer days.
09-29-2010 03:32:34 | More by Stigs
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
Hazy, pale orange body. Near-extreme carbonation pushes tiny bubbles to form a tall, compact, snow-white head. Not a stellar lacing, but it is there.
Citrusy, dusty/earthy, with some champagne-type fruitiness hits the nose initially. Little Belgian yeast follows, and some ripe pear just begins to peek as it warms to the room. Clean and refreshing scent.
Unripe fruitiness and citrus peel greet the tongue, accentuated by the unexpected level of hop bitterness. Then a dusty, white peppery yeast gets into the mix right away. As it warms, there is a somehow pleasant soap taste. Tad of dry grain. No detection of any flaws or even much alcohol, though that can be felt.
Shockingly creamy, and a joy to roll around the chops. This high level of carbonation and attenuated dryness just doesn't make this seem possible - but here it is. Although the alcohol taste is very subdued, it is sensed through the feel of the swallow and subsequent breath. Finishes dry and palate cleansing, leaving one begging for another sip.
I love this Belgian Ale. I drink a lot of beers, but do not wind up with Saisons often enough due to location. I think if had my druthers, I would keep kegs of this one around for daily consumption. Masterful work of art here in complexity and drinkability.
09-27-2010 02:03:23 | More by chiefydawg
4.35/5 rDev +3.8%
Cork and caged 750mL bomber, poured into a balloon glass.
Picked up 2 each of Victory Saison du Buff, Dogfish Head Saison du Buff, and Stone Saison du Buff, and as I was talking with the beer guy at Argonaut on Colfax, he sort of laughed at my purchase, and pointed me to this little guy. For $10 a bomber, this thing smokes most Saisons.
A: Cloudy and Hay colored, lots of soapy head that's not going anywhere.
S: Wheat heavy in the nose, plenty of pollen in the back.
T: Starts sweet and fades into bitter, back into sweet. Taste of wild-flowers and honey is strong in the middle-back.
F: Light but lingering.
D: I could (happily) drink this all day.
09-25-2010 18:39:10 | More by codewarrior
4.75/5 rDev +13.4%
This is one of the best beers to pair with cheeses, especially the stinky, blue-veined cheeses. Creamy soft cheeses, like camembert or brie work very well also. Don't limit yourself to cheese though. This beer is awesome with a huge variety of foods! From vinegar-based BBQs to... well... just about anything you love to eat! This is a very versatile beer when eating.
This beer has a very rustic characteristic to the overall taste and mouthfeel, and even displays a pronounced funk that is typical of an authentic farmhouse ale. It's a dry beer and carries a mouthfeel which reminds me of Champagne. Citrus with peel, floral, grass, a little vanilla, wheat, and a slight hint of stone gravel which keeps it dry. It's a very drinkable and refreshing ale during the summer months.
09-24-2010 16:11:52 | More by BeachBrewerDude
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a towering white head and incredible legs as it makes its way down my tulip. Smell is quite a bit of unrestrained funk and earth. Some floral character makes its way in as well. Quite complex and seems to come from many different angles. The taste isn't quite as well integrated and complex, with some notes pushing a bit too far ahead, but still quite tasty. Well carbonated and beautifully dry, this drinks quite well. The epitome of the style.
09-24-2010 11:17:41 | More by Thorpe429
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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