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Ratings: 3,476
Reviews: 1,460
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 198
Gots: 274 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 750ml corked bottle poured into a small pint glass, two inch thick very dense stark white head that had the best retention i've ever seen (this is one of the first real belgian beers i've had), head fades to a crater of head that stays around the whole beer long, hazy orange gold coloring, very attractive.

s- dry, grapey/winey sweetness, tart green apple, grassy, i didn't pick up too much funk.

t- fruity, citric, grapey, tart green apple, finishes very dry with a ever so slight tinge of alcohol, very interesting beer, my first saison.

m- very light with a bit of effervescent.

d- very good, i paired this with thanksgiving dinner, the lightness went very well and didn't conflict with any of the flavors, this was my first saison and i really enjoyed it, it's not an everyday beer but i'd drink it again for sure.

Photo of tpd975
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer I really like but have never taken the time to rate.

A: Pours a slightly murky straw yellow hue with a tall puffy white head. Excellent retention with nice chunks of lace.

S: Nice fresh lemon with strong Belgian yeast. Subtle notes of hay and funk.

T: Citric for sure, nice blast of yeast for balance. Light spice and a touch of Saison tartness. The more I drink I pick up and a light sour dough bread type flavor. Solid Saison.

M: On the lighter side of medium, real crisp carbonation.

D: Good. I like this beer alot. The price tag keeps me coming back for me.

Photo of Jmoore50
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this one is a hazy gold. The head is one finger with a white color. Light lacing on the sides, medium alcoholic legs.

I can smell Belgian yeast funk, lemon peel, wheat grass. Smells are very medium to an effect where they blend very well and are not over powering.

The taste is a Belgian yeast paired many citrus flavors, like orange peel and an earthy lemon grass taste as well.

The beer is easily drinkable. I drank my bottle fairly fast. I am glad I picked up a bottle and will do so again in the future.

J

Photo of medic25
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip from a 750ml bottle. The earthy aroma was pretty apparent even as I poured my first glass; color is a slightly hazy orange with a huge frothy head. I got the same foam on the last glass that I did on the first, and the lacing lingered nicely. Aroma is a strong one; tough to pin down, but the best way to describe it would be the hay/barnyard aroma I associate with Saisons. Taste is a little strong, a little acerbic, pleasant but I've tasted others I prefer. Very dry finish; definitely a palate cleanser. I've always thought of this as the "standard" for the style, but to be honest I'd rather have a Hennepin.

Photo of deapokid
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a champagne flute.

Liquid is a thin, glowing yellow with a vibrant carbonation. Head is initially large, but fizzles quickly. Lacing is attractively wrapped around the base of the glass.

Aromas range from dry lemon zest to tart fruits; basically the textbook farmhouse aroma. Thankfully, it has a delightfully musky odor that makes this style so appealing.

Banana esthers, liberal spicing and coriander open - almost as if this were a witbier - followed by a heavy dose of dryness, which is much more resonant than most of this style. It seems to move from polar opposites (flavor wise) at an astounding rate. It's good, but definitely needs to find a balance.

The tingle of the carbonation and the spicing are quite the opening, but the concluding dryness is a bit too strong, but not enough to take away from the preceding feel.

As it warms, some of the unbalanced characteristics seem to temper, but I must wholeheartedly admit that I've always found this Saison a bit disappointing, despite its reputation.

Photo of Schmaltzy
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours murky straw gold that has a ridiculous amount of head, I was pouring unhurriedly and yet half my glass was head that left some slight lacing.

S-slight funkyness first, bread, hay smell, lemon, I can definately smell the lemon grass aforementioned, definate funk.

T-not as strong as the smell. Nice smooth citrus flavors but not overpowering with a nice smooth bready yeast flavor and some subtle barnyard/hay tastes.

M-definate light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation that actually is a good thing, I feel that this beer needs the heavy carbonation to keep that light crisp flavor and not overpower the barnyard flavors.

D-very easy to drink, not overpowering but I feel like I need more in the taste department, if the taste was as good as the smell it would be much better.

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

Pours a murky golden straw color that engulfs the glass with head with a careful pour. Wasn't careful enough I guess. Sticky lacing left down the glass as it finally subsides.

Smell was band aid funk, lemon grass, some more funk, some orange peel, some more lemon grass, and another helping of funk to round it off. Nice citrus character as well. Farmhouse goodness, for sure.

The taste is not quite as funky as the smell would suggest. In fact, this is quite subdued which is a positive because it makes for a refreshing, drinkable brew...and it is also a negative because I'd like a little more stinky citrus in my nostrils. What can I say though, this is just damn refreshing and mighty fine tasting. One of the "cleanest" saisons I've tried. Doesn't quite have enough punch to be at home with my favorites of the style though.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with a bit of carbonation sting. On par with how the style should be. Drinkability is very high due to the refreshing and clean nature of it. If I were only drinking one glass I would rather have a Fantome Saison, but for a session you can send this one my way any time. Good beer.

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

A: Yellow haze with lasting half inch head. Brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle that fell on top of the white head.

S: Bread, grass, unknown spice
T: Grassy bread with biscuits flavor. Sweet coriander? spice flavor. Slight bitter bite at the end
M/D: Light summer drinker imo, tasty and very easy to drink. Im sure a few of these would go down easily.

Photo of UA8
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a billowing white head that recedes leaving chunky lacing down the sides of the glass.

S- Biscuity yeast and malts, lemon, a touch of an herbal honey note.

T- Leads with semi sweet honey esq malts, midpalate has various fruit and lemony notes. Finishes with a lightly bitter herbal note.

M- Light crisp and refreshing with a balanced carbonation that carries the flavors smoothly over the palate.

D- Quite the tasty and refreshing beer. Very easy to drink maybe a bit too easy.

Photo of berkey
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a chalice. From 10/13/09 notes.

Forms a smallish but very stubborn foamy white head. Body is a bright yet very hazy golden color. Leaves some uneven spotty lacing.

Primary aromas are of Belgian yeast, tart apples, spice, some great earthy notes, oak, and a slight musty character. There's also some herbal grassy hops in the background.

More tart apple and spice flavors from the aroma along with the same earthiness. Some dry and faintly funky notes in here as well. Aftertaste includes some spice, hops, and a slightly phenolic quality that becomes less noticeable as it goes.

Feel is very nice. Medium carbonation compliments the grainy texture and pleasant dry qualities.

Overall one of the better Saison's I've tried and a great value. Just might become a regular in the fridge.

Photo of Stew1284
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a cloudy golden look. Smells great like the typical Belgian style ale. The taste is good, the hops and tartness provide great flavor. It's hard to put the beer down. Mouthfeel is nice, good carbonation. Drinkability is also good. I just drank one and I think I need another.

Photo of supercolter
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is good. Some small head and nice lacing. Smell is good nice hops and upfront spicing that packs a bit of a punch. Taste is pretty good but a little less balanced than I thought it would be. It's good, but I prefer Hennipen. Mouthfeel is nice, medium in body. Drinkability is good as well.

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

A cloudy, golden-yellow body that has a few particles floating around in it. A giant white head is made of of large bubbles and therefore sinks pretty quickly, but also retains a nice cap throughout the drink. Thick, sticky lacing.

The aroma has a spicy, coriander type character to it, with some light fruitiness in the background. Peaches, apricots, maybe a bit of green apple. The strongest part of the aroma is a tart, funky yeast aroma.

In the flavor, the tartness is once again the strongest element. A slight green apple tartness is overshadowed by a spicy, old-hay like flavor, which is great. A light fruitiness is still in the background along with a touch of sugary sweetness.

The mouthfeel is solid for a saison; moderate body that explodes with a ton of carbonation on the tongue.

Saison Dupont is a classic, and it is no surprise that it is a great saison with great drinkability.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A-Glowing golden brew, hazy. Topped with a healthy bright off-white head, cloudy and huge off the pour and rocky as it slowly receded with thick lacing.

S-Spicy coriander and clove, semi-sweet matliness with a huge fruity presence.

T-Bready, biscuity maltiness forms a base for slight spicy characters, black peppery and with an herbal bitterness. Earthy, in a way minerally. This mixes with some subtle fruity characters. Finishes fruity and spicy, pretty dry.

M-High carabonation makes this brew surprisingly refreshing, with a moderate, springy body.

D-Tasty and, as I sai, surprisingly refreshing.

Photo of Ryan011235
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter on 8/26/09

A - Pale & very hazy gold in color. Poured a two finger head riddled with bubbles. It settled some but remaind fluffy. Pretty good retention throughout. Rather impressive lacing.

S - Upon initial smell it seemed very grassy, similar to a humid prairie. A closer whiff reveals spices - clove & ginger, hints of fruit - sweet apple & white grapes. A spot of cinnamon in there, too.

T - The taste upfront follows closely the nose; grassy - wheat & hay. Warmth of the beer makes apparent an interesting malt character that resembles fresh baked bread that is immediately toasted. Spicy clove. A dab of orange peel.

M - Reasonably zesty carbonation. Medium, yet dense, mouth feel. Kind of gritty (though not resiny). At times the beer boarders on loitering. Hmm, strange...

D - I am kind of iffy with this beer. I liked it enough, but something didn't fully click. For me, the aroma was the high-point by far. I'm glad I tried it but am in no hurry to drink another.

Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a picturesque saison. The color is a hazy shade of golden straw with some visible sediment. The head is big and billowing with nice retention leaving lacing on its way down.

The smell is complex and pleasant. Notes of spice, floral hops, grainy malt and that Belgian yeast all compliment each other in a bouquet of farmhouse aromas.

The taste is similar to the smell. Grainy pale malt presence up front that gives way to floral spices and earthy hops in the middle and a dry yeasty finish that is a bit spicy and tart, but not overmuch so. The carbonation lends itself to a crisp and refreshing feel.

Overall this is a great representation of the style, with no alcohol presences and the right balance between the other flavors.

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

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, tart malt, earthy malt, yeast, and grain. Fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, grain, slight citrus, slight hops, and tart malt.

Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this corked/caged bottle at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. Poured chilled into a willybecker.

A - A hazy light gold like lemon juice w a neverending frothy whipped cap w/ very large bubbles

S - the smell of lemons and floral hops w/ spice esters from the yeast and citrus zest

M - Spicy and medium bodied w/ low carbonation and gentle sweetness. The texture is light w/ a citrus tang

T - A mild apple/lemon zest flavor w/ plenty of yeast in the taste w/ pepper and light herbal accents. The flavor has a mild tropical note w/ hint of lemony pineapple and leafy spiced hops. The taste of a mild golden pear is noted in the finish

D - A very traditional example - A classic of the style. It has high drinkability even though it might not be my first choice in saisons it is very enjoyable.

Photo of dgilks
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with visible yeast clusters. Huge marshmallow white head with great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Spicy cinnamon and clove aroma with green apple. A little bit musty.

This initially hits as a well balanced beer. A spicy, well rounded flavour is followed immediately by solid bitterness. This is dry and just a little bit tart. Quite complex but with a number of flavours being clearly dominant and others struggling to get through.

Medium body and high carbonation create a refreshing, crisp beer.

Refreshing, tasty and interesting, Saison Dupont offers a lot to the punter. It is also a relatively good deal for the price.

Photo of RyWill
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy and pale golden color. Huge white head that sticks around as you drink.

Smell - Fruit, citrus and otherwise, spice, and earthy tones that give it a particularly refreshing smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel - The spices certainly come through, along with belgian yeast and a really nice balance between the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is really crisp, dry, and clean. Definitely lighter bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - On a hot day or otherwise drinking a 750ml of this is not hard. Definitely like it as a beer to transition from summer to fall.

While not as funky as other saisons this will always be up there for me as it was the first saison I ever tried (I can't believe I haven't reviewed it until now) and continue to go back to.

Photo of thepeter
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden with a big beautiful billowy head that stuck around the entire time and left a nice lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon, apples, white pepper and a bit of hops

T - Nice balance between the yeast, lemon peel/rind, and hops. Little bit of peppery kick and a dry hop finish.

D&M - Dry light bodied and very refreshing. While it made me very gassy, I could drink it all day.

Photo of vrazionale
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Cork reads: 2009.

A - Light orange, slightly hazy body with a rocky, rough head formation.

S - Ginger, orange, green apple, bready yeast, wildflowers, lemon. Lots of bright, sunshiney flavors here. These are well-complemented by a tinge of damp earth, mushrooms, and basement musk.

T - The spices are the most prominent flavor I'm picking up. Ginger, coriander, white pepper, sage, basil. It has a distinct yeasty character as well. There is some hop bitterness, but it is very slight, and often takes a back seat to the fruity and floral qualities of the hop character.

M - Terrifically effervescent, with a full-bodied bready yeast feel that is a nice counterpoint to the bright acidity and electric effervescence.

D - This brew is positively delicious. One of the best widely-available saisons out there. This brew is such a wonderful beer to pair with food - anything from fried food to fresh goat's milk cheese, from risotto to spicy Thai food, this brew has you covered. If you haven't yet tried this brew, do yourself a favor, and crack open a bottle.

Photo of daledeee
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A true farmhouse ale!!

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with very profuse white head. Nose was skunky at first and I thought it was a loser. I looked at the green bottle and said, not again. As the beer sat a couple minutes the nose settled down and was a nice blend of farm,yeast, citrus, and hops.

Taste is nice with Belgian hops citrus, bread and yeast. There is a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated but not dry on the finish. The hops leave a nice flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice stuff.

Photo of benclimbs
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The classic, can't believe I haven't had it till now

Pours yellow golden opaque with a sizable merangue head

Smell is sour ripe fruit, bread and cloves - wonderful

Taste is very simple and without many gears but quite good. light, a touch sweet and bready, dominant pears with a little hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is on par with other great saisons

Notes -
A very nice, drinkable balanced saison

Photo of cudmud
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After pouring into a tulip, the brew produced a nice rocky head with two fingers of foam. Likwise, there is plenty of lace produced by the head. This beer has a pleasant appricot color.

The aroma is the strong point to this beer. There is a powerful smell of bread, malt, and yeast. In addition, the hops add a flower-like component to the brew.

This beer feels creamy in my mouth and tastes of bread. The hops add a nice spicy, bitter facet to the beer.

The beer has a nice mouthfeel due to the level of carbonation. The drinkability is spot on

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