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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 191 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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SaucyA

Michigan

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful, living and moving white head crowning a honey golden haze. Poured into a tulip, the head rises above the glass and settles into a tidy 1 finger ring of foam. Laces the glass.

S - Fruit candy, strawberries, apricot, quite yeasty. Slight metallic undertone. Wonderfully Belgian.

T - Fruity at the front with a dry finish. There's one quality I don't like about the aftertaste that's really throwing me off. I can't put my finger on it. The warmer it gets, the less the aftertaste occurs, and the flavors come together. Serve this at about 46-50 degrees to really jump into it.

M - Could be a little lighter. Good carbonation.

D - Good for a food pairing or a hot summer evening. Not sessionable.

Notes : I like this, but it's not a staple in the fridge. I'd buy another single of it, but it won't be for a while... I think JP's Bam Biere was a bigger hit with me.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 21:36:47 | More by SaucyA
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BMoney575

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 3-28-08

Pours a very cloudy and very fizzy pale gold. A massive white foam head sits on top, leaving no real lacing.

Smell is slightly skunky at first, and then a Belgian sweetness comes through. Subtle, but very enjoyable.

Taste is a bit of a surprise. I was expecting sweet Belgian, but this is very, very bitter. Almost too bitter. The subtle flavors that give the beer character are almost completely covered up.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a bit too carbonated for the style.

Drinkability is decent, but the bitterness is just a shame.

Overall, I was hoping for alot more. Probably pretty good underneath, but just doesn't work.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 00:04:50 | More by BMoney575
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swizzlenuts

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice light coloured beer with a large head. Not clear

S: Nice fruity malty smell to the beer

T: The taste has a mix of fruits and malts, which are quite complex. Every flavour that comes out is distinct from the other. There are fruity flavours mixed with the spicy Belgian malts.

M: A bit creamy with some carbonations

D: Not bad

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 01:57:54 | More by swizzlenuts
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rkuhnel

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, this poured a cloudy gold with a nice foamy head and good lacing. Big nose of citrus, floral hops, and spices. Rich and delicious mouthfeel. Favors are wonderful with citrus, flowers, fruit, and hops. Slightly sour finish. Fantastic brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2008 21:05:49 | More by rkuhnel
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calsbeek

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison, one of my least favorite styles from Belgium. Still, Saison duPont on the shelf and I'd never had it before so I'll give it a shot.

Pours a honey gold with a marshmallowy, meringue-like head of cream. Nice lacing as it trails down the glass.

spicey with subtle citrus, the yeast charcter is present but not overly prominent. The beer is a little too cold to be sure at this point.

Very crisp, very clean taste. Again, sbutle yeast character. I little tart, almost sour? Not sure if its acid I taste or if its the play off the high degree of carbonation...speaking of which...

this beer is highly carbonated and spunky in the glass. It is very light bodied but not watery. As the hallmark saison, this is the body against which all others should be measured.

Very nice overall. Again, not my fav. style, but given the givens....

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 23:04:58 | More by calsbeek
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Douglas14

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a flat golden color with a huge pillow-like, thick white head. The aroma is of citrus, sweet sugary candies, slight hops, and some funkiness. The taste is more complex: tart fruits - grapes, lemon, orange - definite funk, and just enough hops to accompany the sweetness of this beer. It has a light body and finishes somewhat dry. Great beer...definitely an outstanding Saison!

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2008 05:40:57 | More by Douglas14
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DoubleJ

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

What's so great about farmhouse ale? Well I'm about to find out. On to the beer:

A- Cloudy blonde, topped by a big rocky head.

S- Drying tartness. Touch of phenolic and bubblegum.

T- Lightly flavored and very dry. Maybe too dry. It gets better as it warms because it becomes more flavorful. Mixed fruits and medicinal flavors stand out the most. Dash of spice in the aftertaste.

M- Firm, the carbonation is melded very well with the beer.

D- I can sip and enjoy this one.

Not bad, but I expected a better experience. My question of what's so great about farmhouse ale remains unanswered at this point.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2008 04:29:07 | More by DoubleJ
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A three finger plus off white head easily reaches the rim of the glass without effort. The body is a hazy dark golden straw colored hue. A breakup of lace is left around the glass as the lace receeds. Nose has distinct piney notes stacked on top of fresh wheat notes and noticeable hop characteristics. Yeasty fruit laced notes are also there. At first sip you get a slight instense of sour that quickly yields to a mineral and spicey balance that is all over the tongue. Very crisp and well rounded with lots of fresh veggie notes all wraped around nice dry fruity tones. Dryness is inhanced by a soft hop profile and slight bitterness. This beer gets even more mellow and much better as it warms. Mouthfeel is very clean and oh so drinkable. The more I drink good Saisons, the more I like them. This one is very very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 21:14:01 | More by SPLITGRIN
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marcpal

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had been looking forward to trying, Eulogy of Philly seemed appropriate.

375ml bottle poured into large chalice.

A: Golden/hazy/Belgian. Pillowy head with constant lacing. Nice appearance.

S: Pure sweet fruits with some malt and yeast that matches in the aroma. Banana the most dominant.

T: Both tartness and bitterness. All the malts, fruits, sugars, and floral flavors well balanced. Hops in the aftertaste make an appearance later on. Sour and yeasts are what you are left with- textbook saison to someone like myself that is newer to the style.

M: Thin bodied with a yeast coating. No burn or stickiness.

D: Not my favorite style but have been enjoying more as of late. This one was great with garlic mussels and the perfect match. Easily could have several in a sitting as it doesnt become boring. Summertime would be good for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2008 20:09:44 | More by marcpal
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ojclark

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange with slight haze. Lots of carbonation. Large, lasting, off-white, rocky head. Some sediment. Lemony, spicy aroma with some yeasty, musty notes. Sharp, cirtic, spicy, bitter flavor. Long bitter/sour finish. Strong peppery phenol notes in flavor and finish. Light body. Very dry palate and finish. Very refreshing, effervescent mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2008 02:14:22 | More by ojclark
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RickSawyer

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured f/ 750 ml bottle into snifter. Pillowy, puffed two finger head floats to the top. Lemon zest with some earth, a touch of farmy/leathery smell. Taste is wonderful! Crisp sour green apples, some fresh soil earthyness, sweet green grapes, mixed with a champaign-esque mouthfeel. Wonderful!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2008 20:21:49 | More by RickSawyer
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iasanlee

Nebraska

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy golden wheat color. Huge rocky head.

S- Lemons zest is the first scent. Yeast, and fruit.

T- Citrus and spice. I can taste pear, lemon, apple, and orange. Quite a crisp finish. Very well balanced.

M- A bit more than just medium bodied. Smooth and evidant carbonation.

D- Yummy. This is very drinkable. I loved every moment.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 05:22:48 | More by iasanlee
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont pours two full fingers of white fluff atop a cloudy yellow-orange body. The smell starts as a bit of a letdown, with the notorious green-bottle skunkiness striking even this gem. Yet it quickly recedes, leaving lots of hopped goodness and some fruit; good, all in all. The taste is very impressive--orange, a hint of lemon, and some apricot carry the fruit load, with hops never out of reach, and a surprising amount of spice (pepper, ginger) given that my amateurish nose didn't detect them. Well carbonated, this is a terrific beer, and I'm darn glad I finally got around to trying it. It's bold, complex, but smooth and easy on the palate.

Certainly very well recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2008 19:09:29 | More by Gehrig
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largadeer

California

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Straw-colored, hazy and full of sediment. Pours with several inches of thick foam that show no signs of fading.

Smell - The mild nose reveals grass and hay-like aromas mixed with notes of lemon and grapefruit.

Taste - Estery with flavors of banana and pineapple. Light acidity with a subtle spiciness. Notes of citrus come out more as the beer sits in the mouth. Extremely dry in the finish, with a lemon peel-like bitterness that remains on the palate for several minutes.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2008 01:29:42 | More by largadeer
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dsa7783

New Jersey

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As perhaps one of the most widely known depictions of the Saison style, copped this 11.2 oz brew singly from Gary's in Madison... what an amazing sample! This is a world-class, top-notch brew, true to the style, and above and beyond the average by far... superb hazy, cloudy appearance with impressive foamy head that had some staying power... smell was full of fresh citrus and a powerful sweet aroma... taste was complete with grapefruits, lemon, and a wonderful, lucid, crisp, clear taste that delivered and left little to be desired... one of the better brews I've sampled... full of chracter, quality, and style... definitely a must-try... this beer commands respect and is definitely one of the best representations of the style... Definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2008 00:34:05 | More by dsa7783
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mbrandon2w

Maine

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold, hazy. Yeast was disturbed some in transit.
Smells of citrus, light peppery and a little straw.
Had this while eating some shrimp pad thai, which is paired with excellently. The slight spiciness in the beer matched well with the food, then the citrus and carbonation came in to cool things down.
This went down quite easily, and I can see this going well with many other types of food, especially anything with a little spice, or on a nice warm day.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 23:48:52 | More by mbrandon2w
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- It poured a hazy, bright, golden-yellow. I couldn't make out any sort of head, but there was a thin lace.

S- It had a lot of yeasty tones in the aroma. It made for a sweet and spicy scent.

T- It had the flavor I expected from the smell. It was wonderfully yeasty and spicy with a nice play between sweet and sour flavors.

M- There was a nice chewy and grainy feel to this beer.

D- It was an easy sipper. It had an interesting flavor, yet was quite refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2008 23:14:45 | More by GRPunk
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stuckonhops

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

picked up this little jewel at stateline MD
(my first ever saison)

A-- pretty average golden color that fits with most of the belgian styles i have been enjoying recently. nice fluffy head that receded quickly but never did go all the way away.

S-- the smell is high on the fruity yeast side with malts peeking in. could be banana..pretty complex smell for me to pick out everything present..

T-- belgian yeast shines through beautifully...fruity and extery with just very small hints of hops to balance this one out very nicely...as with the smell the amount of tastes here i just cannot begin to describe yet...i will have to re-review again when i train my palate more

M-- very smooth and bubbly...fills your mouth and coats your tounge with taste...but it is not a sticky coating...just a full bodied taste..

D-- i could drink a few of these but would eventually have to switch styles to something very bitter since the belgian styles arent my favorite...but i enjoy having a few due to the complexity of the flavors and they arent usually as strong so i can have a few in a row...very tasty i will grab a 4 pack next time im out..

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2008 20:52:58 | More by stuckonhops
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A golden yellow beer with a stabile huge head that does not disappear the entire glass.

Smell is malty with a bit of cork and a bit of moist cellar. Some hoppy notes too that are earthy.

Taste of anise and cork, interesting. A lot of tastes that are hard to describe, spicy with hints of clove and cinnamon, I am not sure. The hops are very much in balance with the yeast and malt. A nice gentle bitterness comes in after the yeast and complements the beer. Super balance and complex!

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2008 19:02:30 | More by Absumaster
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Redteketed

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(T 11-01-2008 BB 06-2010)

Pale golden brew with huge lasting head.
Rich palate, first lots of spices, hops, malts and fruity, later some candy sugar and flowery elements.
Bitter taste, again malts, hops and spices.
Mild tartness, dry, medium strong, but light body, very very fizzy, like champagne.
long hopbitter, spicy aftertaste.
Very refreshing beer, as we say "fris en fruitig" (fresh and fruity)

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2008 22:37:26 | More by Redteketed
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cookin420

Maine

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a wine glass with a late breakfast.

Hazy cider-like beer with a brilliant white head.

earthy and dry smelling, spicy, coriander/clove. Champagne grapes.

very mellow bittering, mellow malt as well that never becomes more present, even with temperature. Apples, alcohol and the yeast really is nice. Very dry Champagne-like yeast. Bouquet is mild compared to many belgians.


feels great on the tongue. A bit thin but that suits this dry brew well.

yes, they are drinkable

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 16:04:51 | More by cookin420
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wedge

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fully hazed orange, I couldn't avoid pouring the yeast. Fluffy, frothy white head leaves some nice rings on the glass as it drops to a thick whipped topping. The nose is herbal spicy yeast and a powdery sweetness. Dried bananas, yellow cake, and a hint of incense...perfectly Belgian. Flavors of bitter orange and light fruity yeast. Leafy hops and gentle sweetness. Medium-light bodied...smooth, seemingly getting creamier as its sits in the glass. Classic Belgian beer all around. A great choice anytime, very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 05:35:47 | More by wedge
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/7/08 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bananas, spices, Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is full of spice and Belgian yeast with a background of bananas. The malt character is thin and there's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time, especially if you're in the mood for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2008 20:50:42 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BeerLover729

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is a hazy golden color with a foamy one finger head. This beer smells crisp and clean with a tart green apple finish. The taste is dry and has a mild astringent taste. Despite this, this beer would be a perfect compliment to a hot summer day (as traditionally intended), even though I am drinking it on a cold day in January. The crispness of this beer is seriously impressive. The carbonation is soft and provides a mellowness to compliment the borderline sourness of the beer. The body is light. This beer goes down very nicely, however the astringent and sour tastes create a struggle on some gulps. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2008 02:19:52 | More by BeerLover729
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baggio

Sweden

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2006 vintage....didn't really mean to cellar this one but somehow i bought a 6-pack and forgot it way back in my pantry...

A: Golden orange with a huge head.

S: Yeast, Citrus, Clove, Fruit.

T: Spices, Grain, Phenols (banana), Yeast.

M: Dry with a solid malt backbone. Lots of flavors going on here. Medium carbonation with tiny bubbles.

I remember having this fresh and from what i can tell not very much has happened. It still tastes great and makes for an excellent thirst-quencher or a pairing with some spicy food. One of the better saisons i've come across. Recommended!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2008 20:02:08 | More by baggio
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,140 ratings.