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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,354 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,354
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 187
Gots: 240 | 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 daythree16
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellowish color with a huge head that stays for the duration. Each sip leaves a spiderweb of lace all over the glass.

Smell is some bubble gum and a touch of lemon tartness. Taste is spicy with some sour apple/pear acidity coming through. There is also a nice mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very, very carbonated and crisp. Can't...stop...burping. Drinkability is great. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

daythree16, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of MTNboy
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank from a Saucer Flight at the Flying Saucer in Columbia S.C.

Appearance: It has a nice hazy gold color with great head and lace.

Smell: It has a very grainy and farm like smell with very light malt tones.

Taste: It has a very citric flavor and is some what spicy. It is not as earthy as the aroma might lead you to believe but it is still pretty earth. It also has a nice dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty light bodied.

Drinkability: It could be a good anytime beer.

MTNboy, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of SIRIUS2
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice style glass from a 750 ml bottle.

This looks fantastic in the glass. Bright golden color with a bit of cloudiness (probably because I wasn't careful when pouring). Beautiful rocky white head that was initially a solid 3 fingers at the pour but eventually calmed down to a nice creamy layer of foam that lasted the whole glass, leaving some light lacing until the end.

Initial aromas are fruity yeast and light malts with some citrus and grassy notes. Smells are not extremely pungent but are very pleasant.

An amazingly complex layering of flavors - malts, fruit, light sweetness, hint of tart and balanced throughout. The general mouthfeel was medium weight with lively carbonation and a mildly creamy texture. Finish was relatively clean and lingers to dry without losing the solid flavor profile. This has an absolutely beautiful flavor - Awesome!

This is entirely drinkable and absolutely enjoyable. Saison is a style that I'm beginning to consider as my new favorite, especially when I am fortunate enough to experience fantastic samples like this one. Highly recommended!!

SIRIUS2, Aug 29, 2008
Photo of LittleCreature
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4.5
AAARGHHH! The 750mL corked bottle is an absolute gusher, and not wanting to waste any of the precious fluid I clamped by mouth over the neck of the bottle and sucked for a good 30 seconds until it stopped, in the process drinking a good 150mL by my estimate. Poured a big, creamy white head over a cloudy golden body.

Smell - 4.0
Very wheaty, you could fool me that I am smelling a Weizenbock. Aromas of pear and light mixed spice are also present.

Taste - 4.5
Lots of flavour, took me a while to decide how much I actually liked it. Quite like a Weizenbock yet also quite tart and bitter. Wheaty, slightly fruity (the pear again) and spicy, musty yeast and a good measure of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Agressive, lively carbonation throughout the glass, but is still quite smooth with it.

Drinkability - 4.0
I wouldn't call this easy to drink, but I will certainly be getting it again, and could have drunk a second in a sitting no trouble.

OVERALL - 4.35
Wow, this is my second ever saison. My first was Barking Duck, which I tried before getting into craft beer, and I was unable to drink it. Not sure what I would make of the Matilda Bay brew now, but Dupont is certainly a very good beer. More bitter than I was expecting, but very tasty and good value at $11 for the 750mL bottle.

LittleCreature, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of Cs1987
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Amber, 2 fingers of head which reduced.

Smell - Fairly strong, pretty much a typical Belgian Pale Ale smell.

Taste - Nutmeg/ginger like spiciness, very well balanced with sweetness. Like a Belgian Pale Ale, but better.

Mouthfeel - Slightly sticky, but otherwise very good.

Drinkability - More drinkable than your average Belgian ale.

Overall - Simply a very good, complex ale.

Cs1987, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of armock
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Has a citrus yeasty funk to it possible snunk

T - Like the that smell citrus yeasty funk with some spice to it

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - This isn't a bad beer I just doesn't really do it for me its like drinking a Duvel crossed with a Heineken

armock, Aug 28, 2008
Photo of dedrinker
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of lemongrass and gentle grainy malt with a dash of earth and yeast. Tastes like gritty barley and wheat with a mild spicy earthiness that goes well with its soft malty mouth feel. Mild earthy and fruity finish with another dash of yeast.

dedrinker, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clouded gold with a white head. Funky and smooth nose. Flavor is a magnificent combo of yeast, citrus and funk. It's beautiful. Feel has a smooth liquid end and the carbonation has a bit of a sharp bite. Overall smooth though. There's a reason why this is the standard for saisons. Don't know the reason? Try it and you'll see.

RblWthACoz, Aug 24, 2008
Photo of KeefD
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Saison DuPont glass. A whipped cream head develops and reaches above the rim of the glass. Hazy pale orange/yellow with sparkling carbonation bubbles and many fine particulates floating around. Aroma of banana and a dry yeasty funky sourness. Taste is tart, hints of banana and spice, slightly warming from the alcohol Fills the belly with joy. Goes down super smooth despite the high carbonation. A delicious farmhouse ale. Refreshing and highly recommended.

KeefD, Aug 17, 2008
Photo of BrewMonkey
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy and light orange with tons of fluffy white head. Somewhat sticky looking lacing. Aroma of citrus and spice, melon, clove, slight hint of banana.

Taste is far spicier and less citrus sweet than the aroma. Somewhat biting hop bitterness in the background. Slight musty character. Fairly intense if not overly complex flavor profile. Very taste, easy to drink, though the biting character may tire the pallete. Very bubbly mouthfeel, light and clean.

Yummy!

BrewMonkey, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of Goliath
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange color. A large luxurious inch and a half bright white head forms on top of this brew and lingers with good retention leaving some clumpy, spotty lace on the glass.

Aroma is really quite delicious. Notes of pear, apple, and spice are readily available. There is some great yesast and citrus notes as well. Just a huge fruity bouquet.

Taste is quite nice. Rather subtle, fruity, earthy, slightly spicey. A pleasant experience.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate to high. Good flavor and low alcohol make this beer easy to consume and enjoy at length.

Goliath, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of chrisafari
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours deep golden opaque/cloudy orange with a fluffy/billowing white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrus sweet with a surprising kick of hops! Flavor is sweet citrus, yeast and herbs. Finishes with a nice kick of yeast in the sinus and a dry hoppy throat. Medium body with great lacing. Definitely my favorite Saison! Great for the warm spring and summer months. This is what a Saison should taste like. The benchmark, in my opinion, of any American or Belgian/French attempts at this style. Very well executed.

chrisafari, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of Shadman
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expensive so I hope it lives up to the hype.

brownish orane hue, very hazy/cloudy with tiny flecks floating in it. Mine must have been a bit too cool as the head retention was only so so.

Sweet pear/aprocot aroma with a hint of caramel apple.

Tart and crisp up front. Then it gets really interesting. Toasted butter toffee, some hop bite followed by a caramized sugarness. Quite the rollercoaster for the taste buds. Finish is semi-dry and bitter. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

I found it to be only ok in the mouthfeel dept. A bit thinner than I expected.

Could have more than a few of these to my detriment I am sure.

Shadman, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp aroma is rich and fruity, more like a cider than a beer. It pours out a cloudy golden with a thick, off-white head. Flavor is fruity and crisp with hints of malt and just a trace of hops. Texture is lively, jazzy and jagged - it fairly dances on the tongue and on its way down the pipes.

Cyberkedi, Aug 11, 2008
Photo of paco1029384756
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat dark gold color with plenty of creamy white head.

Scent is sweet, spicy and light. Citrus and bready yeast make this a very nice scent.

Taste is similar to the scent, some lemon and yeast initially with a little more fruitiness, spiciness, and a hint of candi sugar coming in finishing dry.

Light and oily mouthfeel with lots of carbonation, very refreshing and enjoyable.

For the price, I would definitely recommend this one. Good light beer, easy to enjoy without feeling overpowering.

paco1029384756, Aug 10, 2008
Photo of TATTORSO
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked & caged 375 ml. forest green bottle into a 16 oz. Moretti goblet.

Corking produced a healthy *POP*. A careful, short pour produce a towering, foamy buttermilk colored head that peaked & lingered for some time. Spotty, moderate lace. A cloudy, apricot color.

Smells of ripe fruit, citrus rinds, peaches, fresh baked whole grain bread, fresh ground spices & cut flowers. There's the slightest hint of musty blanket "funk" that lingers in the background as the beer warms.

Initially the taste is sweet spices & moves quickly to a tart citrus taste with a sharp, peppery finish that builds as it dries. Very appealing & not too aggressive...not bitter & just sour enough with an earthy after taste & an ultimately dry finish.

The mouth is crisp & sparkling clean. That spicy pepper tingle is soooo refreshing! Modest warming on the swallow. Lighter bodied with a pleasing level of carbonation. Very clean presentation & finish.

Refreshing, approachable, affordable, & thirst quenching. Certainly worth revisiting again.

TATTORSO, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of tonistruth
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- cloudy but a bubbly golden beer, huge fluffy white head with amazing or annoying retent, you chose

S- floral and medicinal

T- mild fruity malt characters, some pear, mellow citrus, well balanced, earthy and grainy as well. spicy hints at finish

M- smooth with a dry finish and after

D- great example of saison and very enjoyable/drinkable, but not my favorite. recommended for style

tonistruth, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of roadhouse
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12.7 oz. green bottle into a tulip glass.

Appears a slightly hazy golden yellow with a big white three finger head that continues to climb over the rim of the glass. Giant sheets of lace down the side of the glass.

Up front the aroma has a bit of a skunky smell, perhaps from being in a green bottle. After that there is some spicy cloves, a bit of bubble gum, and the sweet aroma of candi sugar.

The taste presents a similar display. Starts out spicy and gradually some sweetness slips in and now the skunky note is on the finish mingling around with earthy/herbal hops.

Mouthfeel is medium, high carbonation makes it nice and smooth.

I was a bit disappointed, but I think the green bottle might have something to do with it. I just can't figure out why anyone would use a green bottle when we all know that it does the beer harm.

roadhouse, Aug 02, 2008
Photo of Greggy
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- A very nice thick head that has enormous staying power. After finishing the entire brew, there was still a 2 finger head in my glass. The body is a nice hazy orange with nice sediment.

S- A get just the lightest skunk note but after that a very nice thick clove, grassiness, and some nice hops. The horse blanket isn't enormous on the nose, but it's there. Coriander and pepper spice also greet the nose. There is a distinct pear and apple note as well. Complex and delicous.

T- For a beer of only 6.5% this gem has a thick mouthfeel that sports notes of earth, hay, pear, light fresh apple, clove, yeastiness and a nice hop bite. The finish is long, dry, and complex.

M- A nice medium carbonation works well scrubbing the palate. The finish is wonderfully dry.

D- This is my answer for: "if you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life." Linked up nicely with the seafood quesodilla I was having at the time.

Greggy, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of BamaBeerBuff
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A light golden yellow with a large, foamy ivory-colored head that settles slowly, leaving some impressive waves of sudsy lace on the glass. Wonderful appearance.

S: Lots of clove-like spice aromas with some slight lemon, fruity notes of apple and pear. Very strong and complex aroma.

T&M: Very grassy/hay-like flavor that's interwoven with some slightly fruity notes in the middle. Not as complex and intricate as Hennepin, the other saison I've experienced. The finish is dry, with loads of grassy, herbal hops. Mouthfeel is pleasant with some brisk, tingling carbonation.

D: Rather drinkable, but perhaps not as refreshing as Hennepin. Still a solid saison, though.

BamaBeerBuff, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of bigbelcher
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beautiful beer pours a hazy orange color with extremely good head retention and belgian lacing. There is some light pepper and citrus aroma and an earthy bready belgian yeast aroma. The flavors replicate the aroma and this beer really is a world class example of the style. It is decidedly on the dry side, but with an excellent palate profile of pepper, citrus and honey. The beer has a fairly good mouthfeel for a beer with a lot of wheat in it. It's easy to drink and pretty refreshing.

bigbelcher, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

That old familiar hop sulfur hits me first, watering my mouth for a Euro Lager. Then the yeast rolls in and summons deeper want for a sip. Slightly sour, somewhat grainy/grassy, hints of phenols, and pleasant maltiness.

Yellow-orange apricot hue, foggy translucence, nice creamy/foamy head with moderate retention.

Tart and dry, with a grainy demeanor. Sip, slosh. More tartness associated with yeast phenols and a grassiness that I take to be the earthy/leafy side of hops. Fairly sharp carbonation and dry, powdery mouthfeel. Deeper Belgian yeast colors come to focus - a little horseblanket/barnyard, medicinal suggestions. Pretty stiff bitterness near the end finishes the beer dry.

More peppery than spicy. Earthy hops subside more in the aftertaste with a ghostly presence. I never really got the fruitiness.

Paired with some big-holed Swiss and Indian tandoori bread. The bitter edge of the cheese works well with the similarly bitter edge of the beer. The two make one another taste so much better and the bread is just good. Really, I can't recall Swiss ever tasting so good.

MrHungryMonkey, Jul 29, 2008
Photo of NCSUdo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle

A: Deep golden under a big white head. Good retention but little lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. A bit of funk and bread and a little floral character.

T: Sweet and very bready. Funky, hint of yeast, bit of warm alcohol. Mild bitterness in the finish.

M/D: Smooth on the tongue, carbonation is contained well. Decent drinkability. A good saison. Not as good as I thought it would be, but still good.

NCSUdo, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of DefenCorps
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into my Unibroue tulip

A: Clear golden yellow with a gorgeous, billowing head good retention. Tons of carbonation, with trails of whirling bubbles. Very pretty!

S: Fruity, floral, earthy and a hint of spice. Hints of orange and citrus, rose and jasmine aromas. Some mild pepper. Delicate stuff, this

T: Starts off sweet with a combination of fruit (peach and a hint of banana) and a hint of roses. A mild spice flavor kicks in with a hint of pepper and nutmeg. Dry on the finish with a mildly peppery component

M: Excellent carbonation, great drying finish

D: This is an immensely drinkable saison and one that shall feature often in my fridge!

Notes: This is an excellent representation of the style and better than the Cynicale that I had earlier today in that it's a lot more delicate and nuanced. Good stuff

DefenCorps, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a tulip glass.

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with a big head of white foam. The thick lacing clung to the glass as a small amount of sediment danced in the ample carbonation. The smell was a yeasty/bready aroma with hints of pear, green apple, fresh cut grass and spice. This ale had a slight taste of sourdough bread followed by a slightly citric frutiness. It finished off dry and slightly bitter. Excellent example of this style of farmhouse ale.

nasty15108, Jul 24, 2008
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,354 ratings.