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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,438
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 191
Gots: 258 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler.

A - Very nice bright golden straw color with some good yellow haze and a nice 1 inch head that is very dense and nice and sticky. Very similar to the bottled version.

S - Very nice fruit sweet smells along with a nice yeast aroma as expected. Smells very fresh and grassy almost funky. Nice grain and some hop as well.

T - Tart fruit hints of front that mellow out into a nice malty and grainy sweetness. Some wine and pear hints as well as some clove round out the sweet profile. Similar to the bottle but fresher still and a little sweeter but still with a nice bitter and dry finish. Very delicious.

M - Nice and fluffy mouthfeel medium body with nice profile and good CO2. Refreshing and very drinkable and nice ABV.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of jampics2
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Winking Lizard. Hazy straw colored beer with one finger of white head in a goblet. Looks nice, cloudy, and full of taste!

Smell is nice, really nice! Belgian yeasty esters, lemon, corriander. Surprisingly little if any funkyness. This sure isn't like the New Years Dupont.

Initially sweet taste. Candy sugar, clove and corriander, sweet grain - fruity at first and finishes dry. A touch of band-aid funk in the finish. Really good saison, but I like the funked up versions better.

Mouthfeel is good, but carb is high. That seems to enhance the dry finish's feel.

Great beer, could use a bit more funk, but this was good. Glad to have sampled.

jampics2, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of ocelot2500
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white frothy head that leaves enough lacing on the glass.

Smells of yeast funk and mild sweetness.

Tastes of the yeast funk with some mild fruit tones and spice. Funk is tame, but still present. Notes of lemon zest are very evident as this fruitiness combines with a sour edge. Spices are complementary and add to the overall experience.

Mouthfeel is medium light with a foamy amount of carbonation.

ocelot2500, Mar 31, 2010
Photo of Brent
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be the most classic example of a farmhouse ale one can find. Smooth, with a bit of a peppery note and mildly floral and slightly funky yeast notes. Carbonation is bright but not too fizzy. White wine and lemon notes at the finish. Overall a wonderfully drinkable beer.

Brent, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of tjinohio
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a wine glass.

Appearance: A lovely golden orange with a plentiful head.

Smell: Nice fruity esters in keeping with the style. A beautiful smelling beer, much like that of a white wine,perhaps a Liebfraumilch

Taste: Starts very fruity and ends quite dry. It is easy to see why the Saison style is equated with summer. During summer evening out on the deck, this beer would be quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, clean, light.

Drinkability: This is an exceptionally drinkable beer. I, for one, am glad that the Saison is experiencing a revival.

tjinohio, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of Stunner97
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- good amount of bubbles and carbonation stream the glass, nice looking small bubbles, thick white bellowing head, murky orange to yellow color, nice overall look for the style

smell- spiceness, yeast, corriander, spice, fruity and citrus nose, with a nice spice

taste- good mix of dryness and hops on the finish, nice yeast spice flavor, almost slight sourness, very complex and enjoyable,

Mouthfeel- very light crisp and well carbonated

Drinkability- HIGHLY DRINKABLE, this would be an amazing summer time beer and its just so clean and palate cleansing, would go amazing I think with just so many meals, its a very tasty and easy drinking beverage, one I would certainly recommend again, its complex yet simple and thats a good thing, will be a beer i will definitely visit again,

Stunner97, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy tawny golden color with some bone white head. Great retention and lacing. Smell is good with some tart and acidic citrus notes. Bready malt and some musty yeastiness as well. Taste follows suit, some citrus notes, with a decent malt backbone to back it up. Creamy and full-bodied, this one is not over-carbonated, like many American versions of the style. Great drinkability, the theme of this one is balance and melding of flavors. A bit reserved, I missed some of the funkiness that others talk about.

LordAdmNelson, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of Estranged
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

my .02 cents on arguably belgium's leading saison style...

a: semi-opaque, cloudy straw color. very fine carbonation, and a fluffy bright, white head.

s: lemon and corriander pop into the nose.

t: tartness, and lip-puckering lemon are noted, and a disappointingly mellow bitter/citrusy hop finish is barely present.

mf: softs and smooth. a sharp, bubbly finsh like champagne.

d: sweet and delicious, like lemonade on a hot day. but there is only so much acidity one can take- sessionably, but not all day long.

Estranged, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of zoso493
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a green 750 ml corked and caged bottle into an Ommegang flute. This is my first saison so let's see how it goes.

Appearance: Poured a very pale but extremely attractive golden-straw color with a massive four-finger, fluffy head. The head falls over itself quickly but has decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Right off the bat you can see that this is an very highly carbonated beer.

Smell: There is a lot of goodness going on in the smell. It almost smells like a Czech pilsner mixed with a barnyard. It's got some traditional grains up front with a big mix of hay and farmhouse scents. Backing all this up is a nice, bright fruit profile of zesty lemon and possibly even some orange peel.

Taste: The taste doesn't disappoint after the wonderful smell. It's got all that barnyard character to it, while still retain some of the orchard tastes. The grains are still present, though perhaps not as much as in the nose and the taste is capped by a slight but refreshing hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: This is a very highly carbonated beer as the style calls for (so I'm told), but there's just something askew that I can't put my finger on. Still, I can have no real complains as the mouthfeel as very adequate for the taste.

Drinkability: This is a really drinkable beer as it's light-bodied, highly carbonated, fairly low in ABV and very tasty. This would be a superior brew to drink on a hot summer's day. I cracked this open because it was the first really warm day of the year (I'd been saving it for such an occasion) and it didn't disappoint. This is 750 is going to go down really quickly.

Overall, this is an excellent brew and a really good introduction to the style for me. It's a great fusion between a light drinkable beer and some traditional, funky Belgian farmhouse tastes. I can't wait to get my hands on some more saisons to see how they stack up, because this is a great beer.

zoso493, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is straw yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, tons of lacing, carbonation is moderate to high and steady. Looks good.

Nice smell, a little sulfur but not much. Smells pretty good.

Medium body, sweet first and then some bitterness. Almost a Duvel like feeling to it. As the beer warms up there is more subtly to the flavors, more sulfur, more sour. Great mouthfeel, great drinkability. I really like this beer. Its probably one of the nicest and readily available saisons on the market.

drabmuh, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of GPHarris
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy and almost soapy off-white head into a tulip. the body was hazy and gold.
s - yeasty, cloying, metallic with a hint of flowers.
t - spicy and sweet.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - intense on the palate but in a good way.

GPHarris, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of mondegreen
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml into a Samichlaus tulip.

A: Glowing gold is a foamy head. Like a cloud sitting on sunshine.

S: Wow, very organic smelling beer. It takes me back to childhood days on my Grandparents' farm. Very floral and earthy.

T: Light, but not watery or boring. This is what I think of when I think Saison. It is a beautiful, complex work of art, with florals and spices up front and a slight Belgian yeast funk taste riding straight through the beer.

M: Much like I would expect, this beer is almost fluffy in the mouth. The high carbonation coupled with the relatively light body make this one a pleasure to drink.

D: Oh, yeah. I could see this being a go-to ale in the hot summer months. It refreshes, rather than wears out, the palate. I can't say enough about the good qualities of this beer, highly recommended.

mondegreen, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of GilGarp
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL green glass bottle, served cold into a chalice.

Saison Dupont is a hazy yellow-orange color with thick white head. The head sticks around forever leaving thick lace on the glass.

Aroma is wonderful and complex like a saison should be. Great floral smells with slight sour and funk. There's a little spice in there too, maybe some pepper. Really nice.

Flavor is excellent too. Nice balance of complex flavors always seems to be a hallmark of the saison style and this beer has that quality for sure. Wonderful spice, funk, sour, and floral flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with medium-full carbonation.

Overall an excellent version of the saison style. Everything it should be.

GilGarp, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saoson Dupont 6.5% alcohol Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Poured into German Becker.(22oz.) 750ml bottle cork date 02/2009. Cellered since 01/02/2010.

A- Pours a yellow to slighly tinted orange in the middle of the fluid with heavy haze and loose sediment floating freely. Massive carbonation dances in the glass with beautiful two plus inch head that stays around for the whole beer that looks like active yeast fermenting. Leaves pillows of thick lacing up and down glass.

S- Fresh Belgian yeast with hints of grassy hops upfront. Second is a mixture of lemon zest and a slight scent of tart apple.

T-M- Taste is bold with thick flavors of warm hay, acidic grass, crisp grains and funky yeast. All and all a nice taste for the style, light but heavily drinkable. Notes of lemon and slight fresh apple peel are in the backbone of this brew. Mouthfeel is light to medium due to the dry and acidic feel that tingles and dances over the tongue with plenty of carbonation rolling with it.

D- Hell yeah its drinkable but for the price drinkable on the right occation like an into to friends or a high end dinner to freshin the palete with rich foods.

wesbrownyeah, Mar 05, 2010
Photo of MeisterBurger
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the glass this looks a honied, murky brownish orange, topped by a thick bubbly head that sticks around and looks healthy and fresh right until the very end.

The aroma is yeasty and musty with pale malts and some notes of apples and pears and lemongrass. Um. Fairly unimpressive, actually.

The taste is so light yet lively and complex, dry with an underlying layer of white pepper throughout balanced against a light fruitiness with a tart though punchy finish and a herbal bitter aftertaste that zeroes out the palate nicely. What malt I can detect is a little grainy. There's some definite barnyard funk and earthiness to this one. Alcohol is a little more detectable than would be ideal. All of these aspects work well together but yet there's something not completely jibing here for me.

Well attenuated, dry, crisp and refreshing yet smooth.

Overall I think it's a hallmark of the style, but I would hope in the sense that it allows a foundation for others to build on and refine rather than duplicate, as there's a sort of disharmony at the root of this beer for me.

MeisterBurger, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, gold in color, one inch head, high carbonation, some brown sediment

Smell: wet grass, lemon, herbs, and pepper

Taste: wet grass, lemon, belgain spice, and pepper

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, a bit bitter/sour

Drinkability: I could see how people would love this beer, but it is not my thing. The funk is really present and so are the Belgian spices. At times this tastes like a witbier. The beer is complex and is worth a try. I am just not likely to get it for the price.

tigg924, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Excellent gold with a lighter straw around the edges. I got a 3 1/2 finger head with superior retention. Nice webbed lacing. (Half done and the lacing still reaches the top of the mug.)

Smell: I have yeast and bread for sure. A very dry pear(? maybe ?) very earthy and interesting. It is a very inviting smell, "Come on over, drink me down buddy." I certainly will sir, I certainly will.

Taste: Smooth, tart fruit and sweet bread (not sweetbreads, but sweet tasting bread.) It is very balanced taste. Aftertaste lingers for a bit and stays pretty mellow.

Mouthfeel: Just how you would want it to be. Moderate carbonation and very very smooth. Not too syrupy going down. One of my favorite things about this Saison.

Drinkability: All day, every day (lol). I think this is a great beer for ANYBODY. I could never get tired of it. I've even thought about sticking a few in my cellar to see how they turn out with a bit of age. Mmmm Mmmm delicious!

OBeerMeGreatOne, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of Vengeance526
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a very large fluffy white head that sticks around the entire time and leaves a lot of fine lacing.

Refreshing aroma of pear and light hints of lemon along with a subtle touch of pepper in the back. Also a good bit of yeast in the background.

Taste starts again with some fresh pear notes upfront followed closely by some lemon, pepper and cloves. A little grassy towards the end with some yeast and honey in the finish.

Light to medium body, crisp and refreshing all around. This is a classic saison, great for hot days especially but enjoyable any time of year. Extremely drinkable and something I never get tired of.

Vengeance526, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of Cmack15
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The classic mother of all saisons. You owe to yourself and beergeeks everywhere to at least try this. A superb offering from the mecca of beer Belgium. Great in the heat or cold months of the year. Good with almost any type of food also. This ia a beer that you should always have on stock. Highly reccomend this to all.

Cmack15, Feb 25, 2010
Photo of BierFan
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: The head constitutes about half the beer after the poor. White and fluffy. Hazy golden yellow body. Great carbonation.

Smell: Earthy with a slight brett sourness. Apples and spicy yeast.

Taste: Crisp and clean taste. Spicy yeast character. Slight fresh tart apple fruitiness.

BierFan, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of Reaper16
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle served into a tulip glass

Pours out of the green bottle a pale shade of straw yellow. The body is very hazy from yeast and (presumably) wheat; this is definitely and unfiltered beer. The white head was pretty voluminous at three fingers. It is nice and pillowy on top but doesn't cling to the glass much.

Lots of cracker malt and tangy wheat and brewing spices waft up from the glass. There is a ton of damp hay along with some banana esters. As it warms the beer's funkiness develops; it takes on something of a bandaid left out in a pigpen. Maybe a touch of apricot & bubblegum smell as the beer warms. Scratch that, definitely some apricot/stonefruit. Lovely.

Man, is this the textbook saison or what? Grassy hay spritzed with lemon up front, hoppy, with a rounded, rubbery taste in the middle and nailed home with zippy malt flavors, anise and yeast funk. So much earthiness, so much expression of yeast. It finishes dry with a lasting, astringent, earthy aftertaste that commands another sip.

Saison Dupont is prickly with carbonation, and medium-light bodied. It carries every flavor to their fullest potential and makes for a beer that you can drink throughout the whole meal. Keep it flowing, too, it has a light enough ABV % at 6.5 that you can consume a couple of bottles if you wish. This is such a refreshing beer in the summertime, yet holds up as a sipper with complexity here in the winter. It is also perhaps the most versatile beer to pair with food; saisons are great for all kinds of foods and this is perhaps the quintessential saison. It is impossible to be more versatile than this beer; it is supremely drinkable.

This is the saison that other saisons are compared to; this is the benchmark for the style. For good reason, too. Everything that saison lovers enjoy about Belgian farmhouse ales is here in some capacity. And while I've had better saisons -- some that add Brettonamyces, some that up the hops -- this is a staple of my fridge, a beer with few peers.

Reaper16, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of FreshHawk
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light golden color with a very large off-white head with a long retention.

S - Fruity (apple, pear, lemon) as well as an herbal/spiced scent. Yeasty and a barnyard/orchard type smell.

T - Follows the nose fairly well. Mix of malt and hop with it leaning more towards the hops, which have an herbal and grassy flavor. This mixes and matches with the fruitiness (same as aroma) and the spiced flavors (mostly clove and peppery).

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Light, dry, and crisp.

D - The complex flavors along with the mouthfeel make this a pretty drinkable beer. The combination of dry and spiced flavors, may make it a bit more difficult to drink a number of these, but it is pretty refreshing.

Notes: Lots of different flavors with the taste on your tongue changing every sip you take.

FreshHawk, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont "Vielle Provision" says the bottle, and the cork proclaims "2009" edition.

Appearance: Light yellow in color with a large soapy head that stays around the whole time. The head on this beer is remarkable and deserves recognition. A slew of little bubbles rising through the beer. At first the beer was fairly clear but later I swirled some yeast in and the beer became cloudy.

Smell: Yeasty aroma with some hay/barnyard elements.

Taste: Once again, quite yeasty and minerally. A flash of sweetness, followed by a noble hop bitterness, imparted by saaz/tettnang hops though I am not sure which is used. The finish is very clean and the balance of this beer is well done. Funky fresh...

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth finish, clean with some dusty yeast lingering.

Drinkability: A pleasant saison that is definately foreign to my taste buds. Pretty much spot on for the style. If I had more of this beer, I'd be happier.

Stinkypuss, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of beertunes
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into long stem wine glass (I didn't have my regular glassware available). Poured a cloudy medium yellow with just about a half-inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Upon opening the bottle the aroma was strongly skunky. After pouring the skunk went away and I was left with a pleasant combination of yeast and spice in the nose. Not as earthy as I had expected. The flavors were almost exactly what I had expected. Very yeasty and spicy with a more earthy taste than the aroma had promised. A pleasant tangyness on the finish.

The body was light and well rounded. The beer had a very carbonated presence on the tongue and finished cleanly. Drinkability was very good, this makes a great companion for your afternoon's diversions.

If you're just discovering this style, this is a must drink. If you're familiar with this style, you know how great this beer is.

beertunes, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of klkatz
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Went out on a pre-valentines/Valentines meal with the wife. Went to Parc, in Philadelphia, so I had to venture out from my favorite types of beer to assimilate to the Parc culture. Saison Dupont, veille provision fit the bill.

It's a belgian style farmhouse ale... so you'd expect some cloudiness in the color - this had it. It was blonde in color with a head about 1.5/2 fingers deep. The film stuck around for the entire session.

You'd expect a belgian/wheat style taste... it had it...

And you'd expect a decent drinkability... this had it. It was dry and refreshing.. exactly how the waiter described it.

The bottle itself recommends that it goes well with ANY grilled food. I went with the trout, it went well.

decent for it's beer type, but I'd be okay not getting this again.

klkatz, Feb 14, 2010
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,438 ratings.