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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 201
Gots: 296 | FT: 9
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Belgium

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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Photo of PintPiner
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma is complex, peppery spice, hint of malt and a whiff of orange.

Big white light foamy head that gradually subsides.

Pale golden color and lots of carbonation.

Flavor starts with a creamy malt, then a slight spicy tang. Very crisp and dry. Soft and drinkable. Mouthfeel similar to champagne.

Photo of Frothboss
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance is a golden cloudy yellow with a darker yellow core. Head is white and rocky that reveals a nice lacing as it disipates. Smells nutty, yeasty with citrus undertones. Tastes dry, sour and nutty with a nice honey filled grassy earthy character. Mouthfeel is bubbly and light with a champagne quality. This is my favorite saison yet! Very tastey I will certainly drink this again....as soon as i can afford another bottle. o.O

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes made on 12/5/10.

Dupont pours a cloudy gold with a touch of orange into a large snifter. An off-white head debuts at a height of three fingers. This head is densely packed with tiny bubbles and it recedes very slowly. A little sediment resides in the beer and carbonation bubbles race to the top of my glass. The lacing is quite frothy, thick, and sticky.

Fresh aromas of crisp apple, pear, clove, cinammon, banana, kiwi, and a little pepper abound in this brew. The smell harkens a memory of of dew on fragrant leaves.

The initial taste is very fresh and biting on the palate with notes of Granny Smith apple, pear, and clove that just explode all over my palate. Wow, that is just a blast of freshness. After that initial pop, a mellower influence of banana and kiwi flavors settle on my tongue, along with a bit of subtle malt and and gently bitter hops.

The carbonation makes this mouthfeel truly great. The beer simply cascades with an effervescent sparkle from the front to back of my palate. It then transitions to a mellow, light to medium-bodied feel on my tongue. The finish is refreshingly crisp, biting, and dry.

Saison Dupont is a beer that I will keep enjoying over time. It is so flavorful and refreshing, and is a standout example of the style.

Photo of Jimmys
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 into a 0.5L Becker.

A: Bubbly, big fluffy white head towers over a hazy golden straw, yellow body. CO2 streaming from the bottom of the glass. Poured carefully, but still have a little yeast in suspension.

S: Chalk, fruity yeast, grapes, very mild hop aroma.

T: Fruity yeast powers initial gulp. Cactus? A lot going on here. A little salty/spicey finish with a lingering pear/alcohol. Dry.

M: Bubbly, but not overbearing.

D: I know this is typically a summer brew, but throwing one down during the first winter snow wasn't the worst idea I've ever had.

Photo of mikeg67
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first saison. 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white lasting head. Lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is very complex of spicy hops, biscuit malt, sweet fruit and citrus. Full body, very tangy mouth-feel. Peppery hops on the palate are balanced by biscuit malt and sweet fruit with hints of citrus. Finish is long and complex. Great beer.

Photo of flagmantho
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 375mL corked bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: hazy silvery-gold hue with plenty of apparent effervescence. Head is three fingers of pillowy, tenacious foam. The look here is just fantastic!

Smell: light pear and apple aromas atop a sweet, malty background. Along with this is a sharpness which imparts an edge without going too far, plus a little dank saison character which really rounds things out. This is simply a wonderful-smelling beer.

Taste: lightly sweet malt flavor with a peary, tripel-ey kind of character, with the light bite and mustiness sitting atop. This beer balances all of its many characteristics: mustiness with sourness, sweet malt with just the right earthy bitterness. Fantastico.

Mouthfeel: huge Belgian carbonation mixes with the medium body to create a delightful creaminess. Wonderful.

Drinkability: this is the best beer I've had in awhile. Why, oh why, did I buy the small bottle instead of the 750? This beer's balance and complexity make it one of the most drinkable beverages around.

Photo of nniicckkww
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a champagne type bottle into a chalice glass. Gotta pour this one very slowly as the head becomes massive quickly and can get out of hand. Champagne like carbonation with a rocky head that lasts and lasts. Spicy aroma with some fruit in the nose. Hazy golden color. Clean and crisp. Refreshing. Spicy taste and light lively mouthfeel. This beer is complex. Slight banana flavor also. One of my favorite beers.

So drinkable and refreshing. I want to have this after a long hot day working on the farm.

Photo of despainmakesbeer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw color with good haze. Clean white thick 1" head at pour settling to a even 1'8" cover. Very light belgian spice with just a touch of pepper to aroma, pick up some faint lemon. High, fuzzy carbonation, making for a ver crisp finish on the swallow. Tingles the toungue. MAkes for some nice lacing on the glass. Light Malt. Very clean, Light and refreshing mouthfeel. light malty sugar with lemon in aftertaste. Very well done. I like the carbonation left on the back of the tougue at the end. Slight dryness on the finish with pale citrus peel feel. Feeling in the back of your mouth light and tart, could have a bit of a peppery effect. Not really picking up on the big sour that some get, but a great example of style. Seems simple enough while also being complex. very good.

Photo of herman77
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw yellow with a bone white head with lots of fine bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Light fruitiness and spice. Green apples, pepper and a bit of lemon.

T: Light, but pretty complex. Predominately a light fruity tartness with green apples and pear. A bit of herbal flavor, a touch of hops. Dry, slightly peppery finish with a bit of alcohol to it.

M: Lighter body. Active carbonation. Feels really good.

D: I like it. Would definitely try this one again. Have only had a few Saisons before, but this one seems classic and the best, how a Saison should be.

Photo of Prospero
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. The beer is deep gold in color, cloudy with a small amount of carbonation. The head was frothy and had great retention and lacing. The nose had a strong aroma of citrus & coriander, hints of grapefruit. The beer is medium-bodied, slightly sour to start, but evens off as the hints of citrus & fruit come forward, finishes with a dry aftertaste. Pretty true to the saison style possibly a bit more sour aftertaste than most. Still an excellent saison.

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Every aspect of this beer improved as it warmed up outside the fridge for 15 minutes or so. Murky, dark, golden yellow with an orange hue. Poured with a big foamy, fizzy white head. Yeast and citrus orange and lemon aromas with a hint of corriander. On the light side of medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and lots of wet lacings. Yeast, orange and lemon flavors in the beginning that lead to a spicy, peppery middle that lingers through the yeasty, tarty/sour finish. Lots of character and easy to drink.

Photo of paulys55
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork popped and the bubbly rose as this treat entered my wine glass. Cloudy yellow body with a tall lively head. Crisp, dry citrus and spicy fruits with a little puckering effect on the mouth. If I was disappointed that the pub was out of the Fantome I had ordered, that disappointment quickly faded as I took my first sip of this very drinkable and quite affordable brew.

Photo of Metropole
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of papat444
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Photo of vandemonian
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of NorCalYeti
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
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

Photo of CHickman
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of ThaCreep
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Photo of mklinger
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of yapi
4/5  rDev -4.3%
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!

Photo of Phelps
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of acurtis
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of DelMontiac
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of haddon
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.