Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.15/5 rDev -1%
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Saison Dupont glass.
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with Champagne-like bubbles and head, and some lacing.
Smell: Citrus, banana, spice, overall Belgian funkiness.
Taste: Peppery, with strong citrus and fruit notes. Nice hop bitterness comes through to the end.
Feel: Light body with relatively high carbonation. Very dry and wine-like.
Drinkability: Exceedingly refreshing and easy to drink, but with loads of flavor.
06-15-2009 03:18:48 | More by bsp77
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a 375mL bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a golden color with a nice finger and change of foam. There's a flurry of activity in the glass, like suspended yeast particles and rising streams of bubbles.
I'm impressed by the strength of the nose. I'm smelling fruits (mostly pear and lemon, maybe some green apple), spice, and the standard Siason funk. The spice and familiar Belgian yeast remind me of a tripel in a way.
The flavor isn't as bold to me as the aroma is. However, there are a lot of different flavors present. It's hard for me to decide which fruity flavor is the dominant one, but, if I had to pick, I'd probably say lemon. As soon as I say that, there's a funky pear in the finish. There's a grassy hop quality, too. I appreciate the complexity and the depth of the flavors, but they're not as pleasant as they are in the nose.
Highly carbonated, but it seems to be appropriate. Very dry finish. Body is on the lighter side. Crisp, zesty and refreshing. Good stuff, especially this time of year.
06-10-2009 01:28:45 | More by Gyle41386
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Pours a nice shade of gold, but filmy. Really nice head. The smell is a fresh smell this is by no means watered down. Taste is awesome. Really clean, fresh, and un-watered down taste. Goes down smooth with no bite or aftertaste even trying really hard to tell. I paid $7.50 in a specialty store in Alabama for this bottle (most I have paid for a bottle in a store as of this date) and I am not disappointed at all. The bottle with the corked top is no marketing scheme. Has the year on it for some reference to its freshness which taste fresh. I am really going to enjoy drinking this beer!
Turns out the bottle I bought for so much was a larger version of the same beer in my frig. I will give the small, cheaper priced, bottle to my girlfriend to try.
06-09-2009 23:05:52 | More by PsychoJedi
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
A 2008 bottle poured into my Allagash challis produced a nice size white head that lasted a good amount of time then it turned to a nice lace. The body was a wonderful hazy golden yellow in color
There is quite a bit of hops in the nose in this one. Then some great fruit aromas come through as well. The flavors follow the nose but also a nice spiciness as well. The feel in your mouth is medium with excellent carbonation for your tongue
An easy to drink Saison I really enjoyed with my meal. I conceder this a great go to brew for the summer season
06-08-2009 23:57:02 | More by joepais
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: Poured from a 750ml bottle into a standard pint glass. Cloudy golden color with a nice head that retained for a good while.
Smell - A wonderful funky yeasty smell that is probably the best nose of all farmhouse style Saison's that I've tried. A good floral scent as well.
Taste - Slightly sweet floral and citrus flavors and really yeasty and slightly dry. A good earthy tasting brew.
Mouth feel - Relatively lower carbonation and a good smooth and creamy feel on the tongue.
Drinkability - This is definitely one of my favorites, if not THE favorite, of the Saison Farmhouse ales. Delicious, earthy, yeasty, funky, and all in the best possible usage of the terms. This is a very drinkable ale that never disappoints.
06-07-2009 19:41:29 | More by ChopperSmith
3.83/5 rDev -8.6%
Poursed from a 4 pack bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Big Frothy white head, with a cloudy golden body. Little champagne like bubbles drift up to the top of the glass
Smell- Citrus and pear fruits begin at the bottom and get spicier and more floral as your nose nears the top of the glass.
Taste- Tangy citrus melds into earthy spiceyness thant lingers on the palate, pleasently dry showing a full range of hop character, but in my opinion this is definatly a food beer. A creamy ceaser salad really brings out a sweet apple tree fruit flavor.
Mouthfeel- I can almost feel it pop on my tongue, the flavor is pervading and long lasting.
Drinkability- Even if your not a hops fan, which I am not, there's alot to absorb here. With and without food this is a beautiful complex beer. I probably would buy this regularly, but I'd certainly include it on a tasting or for a beer dinner.
06-03-2009 00:38:31 | More by Seru1
4.63/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours a hazy, cloudy golden yellow with a thick and frothy head.
Smell: Hops come through quite well but don't take over. Fruits reminding me of apples and pears, with a lot of spicey Belgian yeast character
Taste: Everything works well together. Begins moderately sour and fruity and moves into an earthy and spicey yeast flavour. Hoppy bitterness cleanses the palate in the finish which is very dry. Refreshing and not overpowering, but complex enough to keep you interested for a long, long time
Mouthfeel: Medium and soft carbonation with a medium body
06-02-2009 11:25:23 | More by EatsTacos
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
This puppy was hard to find by name... glad I didn't try to 'add' a beer! Bottle.. purchased at Cost Plus World Market on a room temp. shelf location.
- Love the year stamp on the inside of the cork... which opened with a bang! Huge inch of bubbly white head... and a great creamy light-yellow lemon zest of a color... so true to its nature.
- Seriously a nice hop scent from afar.. now up close.. holy pungent hops and sweet nectar.. bit of Belgian yeast there... slight lemon zest... and mega hops... did not expect the hop explosion at all... seriously reminds me of the Hop Wallop I cracked some time ago,,,,
- Clear, smooth... Belgian yeast.. light banana.. lemon zest and herb.. and clean hop aroma... skunky.. earthy.. and good!
- Crisp... not oily, not bitter... seriously wonderful... a cleansing...
- Over carbonated really... would love to drink more in a shot as the bottle is rather large... but I'd be afraid of belching up enough foam that it would look like a crazy bubble-scene from the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory... but the flavor is great..
06-01-2009 03:28:20 | More by Docer
3.78/5 rDev -9.8%
A hazy, burnt orange appearance with a large, fluffy head narrates this beautiful drink. Good retention and sticky lacing on the sides. Very yeasty aromas with hints of floral and honey. Taste is a bit thin, but a palate cleanser indeed. A dry drink with a solid crispness. Overall, a great saison.
05-31-2009 03:00:40 | More by fitzy84
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
22oz caged and corked beer presented in one of my favorite bottles. inspiring... begs to be poured using a heavy fist tilting from high on the neck of this green bottle. Already I feel just a bit like I am sitting on a stone wall on a French farm. I split this beer with my wife, and we each pour the contents into a tulip glass. A straight pour. Head is intense, blossoms taller than two, almost three fingers, with decent retention that eventually gives way and almost disappears altogether. Golden straw color, clouded at first by yeast suspended onto the fine bubbling that eventually settles and brings some clarity. Lacing retains low viscosity, flowing quickly back into the glass.
Nose is predominately a super dry champagne yeast, mixed with a solid hit of funky mud. muted, dry and neutral, reminds me of an animal sheltered under a thick shell - this nose is hiding a complex organism. Only heavy inhalation reveals a bit of citric bite.
Man this taste is supreme. One of the most subtly complex beers I've come across. Starts out crisp with larger bubbles of carbonation. Orange zest becomes alcohol drenched pears and tart apples. Opens onto the tongue with a surprising amount of bready, mealy banana yeast, and pale malts. It seems that the carbonation has grown fuller and softer. Some refreshing orchard fruit - but still overripe and fusel - creeps back in as it works its way towards the back of the mouth, and then swallows with just enough of a hop bite to leave a lingering puddle of bitterness at both corners of my mouth. Along with this, there is a fair amount of alcohol heat left behind.
Mouthfeel is dry, drawn out with a bounty of mid sized carbonation bubbles that lend at times a crisp, then soft feel. Overall it is zesty, light bodied and moves well. It is never boring, stays refreshing and very drinkable. One of the standard bearers in my mind, even though it might not be the apex of the style.
05-27-2009 01:37:34 | More by Philabeerphia
3.3/5 rDev -21.2%
Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a pillowed head of solid ecru foam and think, chunky lace.
The aroma is slightly candied with a big sour citrus smell. Prominent notes of green apples, lemon, and lime.
There's a sticky sweetness on the palate, along with a funky alocohol-like flavor. It's very earthy, bready and grainy. The finish is zesty and rindy. Rich mouthfeel.
I really don't like this all that much. It's not bad, but it's nothing to write home about.
05-27-2009 01:03:39 | More by IMincedTheKing
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A - Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange with golden highlights and a huge foamy ecru head. Little bits of unfiltered debris are sprinkled over the foam.
S - Floral, citrus zest, earthy yeast, and a faint faint funk.
T - Sweet, light citrus bite, yeasty, slight dry finish.
M - Very fizzy carbonation, slightly thinner than medium bodied.
05-18-2009 18:25:08 | More by HeyItsChili
4.55/5 rDev +8.6%
A. lovely light orange-y golden color, with thick haze.
S. one of my favorite aspects of this beer - rich, yeasty, earthy, slight funk that, far from being a bad thing, actually made my mouth water. subtle aromas that range from peppery to floral.
T. DRY, wonderfully dry, with just enough tang. There were flavors not in the nose.
M. rich, but not heavy.
D. yes, I can easily see one becoming two, threee and so on...
05-18-2009 17:00:36 | More by Throckmorton
4.6/5 rDev +9.8%
WOW i havnt had this beer since two summers ago and didnt like it too much...i was just getting into beer and the grainy mustiness of it all was too much. however, my face is ready for awesomeness this summer, so here we go:
A- Hazy, pale golden hues with a fat lasting head, that leaves bath rings on your glass....greeeaaat.
S- yeasty, pungeant citrus, and dried leaves!
T- a mellow sweetness that pitches into a frothy, zesty and earthily hopped symphony. finishes a tad dry but not in a head splitting manner...thanks dupont!
M- Lathery, frothy, and perfect in the finish.
D- summer is almost here, this is a beer that i will be promoting at work, and i can think of so many things to pair this with!!!!
05-13-2009 05:59:10 | More by slayer3604
4.15/5 rDev -1%
A: Pale golden orange, slightly hazy. An enormous ivory-colored fluffy head with great retention settles into chunky lacings.
S: Perhaps the quintessential meaning of "Belgian character". Very fresh with plenty of sweet and slightly tart citric notes. Earthy yeast, malts and white bread.
T: Sweetness up front (lemon peel, oranges, red apples). Some semi-tart fruity notes as well. Firm bready malt foundation, earthy and spicy yeast. A very rustic, yet refreshing taste. Some earthy notes. A slightly dry finish with a pleasant bitterness, floral grassy hops, white pepper, spices and some alcohol.
M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, but still not overly carbonated. A well suited mouthfeel considering the overall character.
D: A great beer and a classic saison, perhaps the best in it's style. Very drinkable and refreshing, yet full of flavors.
05-10-2009 22:39:27 | More by ricke
4.05/5 rDev -3.3%
Appearance: Light yellow, and opaque. Strong carbonation but fine bubbles rather than the larger ones we Americans are fond of. Belgium lace that lasts forever. Light head.
Aroma: Light yeast tones with a bit of lemon and a touch of flowers. Pleasant, but not overwhelming.
Taste: Bitter upfront, borderline too much for my taste, but quickly fades away leaving the bready/grain taste that I enjoy. Hints of sour throughout. Ends dry which seems quite appropriate.
Mouthfeel: Pleasant and light. Present without dominating the palate. Slightly above average, but could have provided a bit more pop.
Drinkability: For those who like hops and grain this is a very good beer to look for.
05-09-2009 17:30:41 | More by AccidentalKate
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev -11%
750ml bottle. This is my first saison/farmhouse ale. I must admit that this is quite crisp and, although dry, remarkably refreshing. Well structured and strong-tasting for a meager 6.5% ABV.
Appearance - Not a huge amount of carbonation ... but head does stay. Lacing is tough, but fluid. Deep, murky yellow color.
Smell - A bit of Empire apple, green tea cookies, and kasha. Mostly smells like Hennepin.
Taste - Hoppy and stringent. Mildly dry with a musty yeast and a touch of sweetness on the back end.
Finish - Sharp dryness, but smooth and really rewarding.
05-08-2009 00:47:57 | More by TLove
3.58/5 rDev -14.6%
12.7 oz. bottle into a wine glass
Pours a murky wheat color with lots of effervescent carbonation and suspended yeast. Had a good inch of thick, foamy white head, which shrank to about 1/4" and stuck with the glass.
Initial pour had a definite skunky/wild yeasty/bacteria smell that was kind of unpleasant, but that mellowed to a gentler fruity/yeasty aroma.
Taste was slightly soapy(?) at first and malty/wheaty. This was followed up by the quickest hint of bitter hoppy, dandeliony floralness. Don't know what I mean? Go eat a dandelion. I freaked a guy out at work the other day by doing that. Anyway, tinge of floral hoppyness, then a slightly bitter lingering finish. I have to wonder if the green bottles are the best choice?
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crisp, with a definite carbo zing. The beer is pretty dry, but isn't overly alcoholy by any means.
Drinkability is ok, looking past the imperfections I stated I could see myself maybe killing a 750 of this with a long meal, but for the other similar choices in the belgian realm, I'll probably overlook this one next time I'm at the beer store.
05-05-2009 04:00:25 | More by iNHaze
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Nice saison! Poured at cellar temp into chalice producing a huge rocky head that took quite some time to diminish, with golden unfiltered color below. Nose was sweet, floral, belgian yeast and taste is similar, full and easy to drink. Of the style this is a fantastic example and to be corny it literally bounces of the taste buds and really does go well on a nice spring evening with some beef medallions from the grill. A solid and quite drinkable beer.
05-05-2009 02:33:52 | More by rwdkosak
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A- Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head. Beautiful belgin lacing all the way to the bottom.
S- Yeasty bread and spicy aromas.
T- Acidic fruit up front followed by the spicy yeast flavors. Finishes very dry. Outstanding!
M- Robust and dry.
D- Fantastic saison! I would never turn one of these away. Highly recommended if you enjoy the style.
05-04-2009 23:29:02 | More by skeeordye11
4.22/5 rDev +0.7%
A tasty beer from memory on tap, let's see how a 750 mL at home stacks up. Bought from a store with a big window in the front and a little bit of a skunky smell, but very minor so I can look past it. Has a green bottle anyways, so can't be that rare to see this.
Spicy smell, very appealing. Very carbonated, even visible in the glass. Golden color, very turbid. Must be the bubbles.
Sweet and spicy flavor, refreshing as usual. Hop aftertaste. Could and have drank a whole 750 mL at once so it is very drinkable.
05-02-2009 02:51:12 | More by dborginis
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
A- Hazy pale yellow orange with a rocky white head.
A- Pepper phenolic spiciness. Very Belgiany aroma.
T- Initially a light fruity taste. Ends quite dry. Overall a very refreshing taste.
M- Medium body, high carbonation.
D- I have very little to say about this beer in many aspects. However this is the definition of a Saison. It was delicious, and if I were able to get this brew more often I would be drinking this all summer. Check this one out! Definitely check this out if you are interested in brewing a saison.
05-02-2009 00:27:00 | More by gpogo
4.47/5 rDev +6.7%
Saison Dupont - from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.50 %, reviewed 4/18/09, 750ml bottle > Duvel tulip glass
A 5.0 - AWESOME in appearance! Excellent pillowtop head with amazing rentention and lace! Cloudy honey in color with noticebale sediment chunks that settle to the bottom of the glass.
S 4.5 - Tart notes with clove accents. Some pepper and hop notes sneak in the aroma dance.
T 4.5 - Dry and semi tart as expected for a Saison. Yeast taste is present. Citrus and hop notes are present.
MF 4.0 - medium in body, high in carobonation.
D 4.5 - A good solid example of a Saison with nice dry body and character. ABV is a a bit lower than some Saisons @ 6.5, so this a a nice sessionable brew. A fair price for a Belgian at $8 for a 750ml bottle @ Broudy's.
04-20-2009 15:15:13 | More by unclejimbay
4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
This beer has been a favourite of mine for a while, but I've never really been able to find it consistently and therefore have held onto the bottles I've found for special occasions, much to my chagrin. It's just so damn enjoyable. I recently read The Brewmaster's Table, and Garrett Oliver talks about taking a half dozen bottles down to Mexico and drinking them on the beach, "laughing as I blast the cork into the surf". I can dig that.
Cork makes a hell of a pop as I let it out. I turn away for a second to flip some lamb chops on the grill and when I come back the beer is overflowing steadily. Pours a pale gold with tiny black bits suspended in it, with a monstrous, slightly off-white head. The inside of the glass is entirely white with lacing after I'm done.
Smell is pretty subdued. Grainy/bready, a bit of dirt and some fruit, but muted. Least interesting aspect of this beer, to me.
Opens with a big pie crust flavor, flour-y red apples, spicy, slightly peppery, then wheat and a touch of the banana flavor that comes with it. Alcohol in the finish - no burn, but alcohol in the way that a sip of a good Tripel sometimes feels like you've just had half a glass of white wine. There's a slight underlying acidty throughout, and a creeping bitterness (mixed with that banana flavor) in the finish. So much to like about it.
Biggish creamy mouthfeel, tiny bubbles work over your tongue and get you ready for more. I could keep drinking this forever. Classic. Awesome.
04-20-2009 11:20:24 | More by Parrotshake
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
Saison Dupont is almost the standard to what a saison should taste like. It is light, crisp, with a plesant spicyness in the finish that is the characteristic of the yeast. A lot of breweries try to mess with and make saisons extreem but noting is like a great traditional style. I have yet to like one that deviates from the simple feel of this beer. It's a little expensive for a light crisp beer but it's imported so what do you expect. Wish it could be cheaper. Would keep it around a lot more.
04-19-2009 04:36:47 | More by PeprSprYoFace
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,214 ratings.