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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,470 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,470
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 195
Gots: 264 | 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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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of illidurit
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Stone. Nice gold color with a cap of thick white froth. Subtle spicy aroma, cloves and pepper, lemons, and grain. Flavor is similar with a grainy base, lemony wheat notes, and a dry, peppery finish. Perfect balance and interplay between flavors are what make this the quintessential saison. Refreshing and drinkable.

Photo of bort11
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Tall fluffy white head, great legs but only spots of lacing. Color is a murky and hazy golden yellow. Even through thehace carbonation jumps from the bottom of the glass.

Smell has a dried green apple tartness with a slight sour funk. There is some more green aromas. Parsley and celery. Taste is rightfully fruity, yet very dry. There are pear skins and coriander. Still a bit of horse blanket funkiness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bone dry finish. This is great for the summer.

Blipped "Time of the Season" by The Zombies. It's a classic!

Photo of billshmeinke
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Heineken pint glass

A: Pours murky gold with a 3 finger head. The head remains throughout (about 2 cm). Very impressive lacing.

S: Smells of green apple, some sweetness accompanied with spice, and some yeasty funk.

T: Sour green apple, biscuit, funky belgian yeast and spice.

M: Pretty highly carbonated, but nice. The mouthfeel adds to the spice. It is also quite refreshing as one would expect a saison to be.

D: Easy drink. It's great, try it.

Photo of jwheeler85
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Had a peachy - amber opaque color to it. Was very fizzy when poured and developed a thick white head.

S- A little difficult to find the words for the aromas here. Definitely something that reminds me or green apples and maybe a little grapefruitiness. There is also a slight malt smell with some spices in the background.

T- Starts off a bit biscuity and sour. Some citrus flavors and yeast funkiness kick in mid way through.

M- Medium bodied and thick, almost chewy feeling. Medium to low carbonation.

D- Refreshing, yet I can only drink one 750ml at a time because it is a bit heavy feeling.

Photo of pants678
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a cloudy, translucent orange-gold color with a white, single finger head that maintains well and seems rather bubbly.

I get coriander and onion from the smell. Strong tones of citrus, almost tart, and hints of honey.

Tastes much like it smells, minus that last bit about the honey. Not getting that sugary sweet bit, sharply and tightly carbonated but dissipates quickly from the tongue leaving just slight aftertaste. It's fruity, but again not sweet, almost a wheat consistency that's spiced like a fall seasonal.

Carbonation combines flavors, but there's not so much complexity for savoring. It's stronger toward the middle and very light.

The clean finish.

Photo of clayrock81
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy gold body with great carbonation for a frothy, two-finger head that died slowly and left some lace. A very sharp, semi-pungent spice and clove smell with some eart/grassiness and a good amount of fruit and yeast in the background of the aroma. Great smoothness that is balanced with a well-carb'd crispness. Yeast and bread malt make the beer somewhat chewey and creamy and there is a little bit of sweetness derived from the fruit flavoring. I can taste pear, apple, orange; there are some good fruti tastes in here and the beer finishes slightly dry thanks to hops and little funkiness in it as well. An excellent beer to pour a few glasses for you and a couple of friends to sip on.

Photo of bsp77
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Gyle41386
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of PsychoJedi
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

**Edit**

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.

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

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

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

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.

Photo of Seru1
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of EatsTacos
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Docer
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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..

Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Philabeerphia
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of Throckmorton
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of slayer3604
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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!!!!

Photo of ricke
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of AccidentalKate
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of TLove
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of iNHaze
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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

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.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,470 ratings.