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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,550 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,550
Reviews: 1,475
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 206
Gots: 312 | FT: 9
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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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle (code L111278?) poured into a Hennepin glass. Bright funky acidic aroma bursts forth from the mouth before I even tip the bottle.

A massive white head tops a slightly hazy straw ale w/ explosive Alka-Seltzer carbonation erupting from the bottom of the glass. This head hangs around forever, gradually settling to a foamy, creamy pillow. It doesn't leave lacing behind; it leaves big fluffy chunks of foam clinging to the side of the glass. Quite simply, this beer looks gorgeous.

Aroma is funky and a little acidic from a mile off. Lemons, vinegar and Belgian yeast fill the air. Bring the nose closer though, and the yeast overshadows the more acidic elements.

Taste is light, a little spicy, yeasty, and slightly citrusy. Really great balance, super refreshing. Everything is crisp, light, dry, and palate cleansing. Carbonation tickles the tongue.

Overall for me, this beer embodies the saison style. Understated but elegant, a perfect pairing with almost any food. Just a hint of funk without ever being overwhelming. This is one I'll keep stocked as long as they keep making it. To be completely trite and cliché, a timeless classic.

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4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle to a snifter. I love saisons and I finally got around to trying the "Best Beer in the World" (according to Men's Journal).

A: Huge, fluffy-looking white head. Poured slowly and gently, the head was still enormous. Closer examination shows the head to be much thicker than fluffy. Pale gold/straw color underneath. Head fades to a nice line on top of the body and remains for the duration of the beer.

S: First thing to hit me is the dryness, but I'm a bit more sensitive to dryness. Most certainly an earthy aroma, very thick. This balances the dryness very nicely. Notes of citrus and some citrus-y esters.

T: Extremely smooth. The dryness of the nose nearly vanished, completely replaced by the earthiness. Of course, this is still a light, crisp beer, but it has a richer, funky flavor than the average saison, much to my pleasure. There is some residual sweetness on the tongue. None of the citrus notes of the nose are present in the flavor, but it is still crispy and drinkable. There is a certain flavor that helps to balance everything, but I can't place my finger on it.

M: Very full and rich while on the tongue, but finishes with a bit of dryness. There is some sweetness on the front of the tongue but definitely a dry mouthfeel. This beer is drinkable enough, but it really deserves to be sipped slowly.

O: It's damn good. "Best Beer in the World" might be a bit bold...but I can't find much I would change.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from the 750 ml green bottle into a Stella Artois glass - kind of a rounded pilsner/lager-type glass. Body is hazy straw-yellow with a 2-finger bubbly white head. Solid head retention.

S: No surprise given the bottle - first impression is the skunkiness. As I get used to that, I also get some straw/hay/grass scents, with a touch of funkiness.

T: Again - some skunkiness. Barnyard funk and fruit are up front, and there's a decent, semi-dry finish. But I ended up belching skunk for probably 30-40 minutes after drinking this - and I had it with a big Thanksgiving-style meal.

M: Light in heft, good fizziness.

O: Why the green bottle? I'm guessing this might be a good beer if I had it on tap, but as it was delivered, it reminded me of a Euro Pale Lager that's been sitting in a green bottle for too long. My father-in-law, who was drinking Spaten directly from said green bottles, kind of liked this. Which says a lot.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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