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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,471 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,471
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:
No notes at this time.

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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.

Photo of skeeordye11
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head. Beautiful belgin lacing all the way to the bottom.
S- Yeasty bread and spicy aromas.
T- Acidic fruit up front followed by the spicy yeast flavors. Finishes very dry. Outstanding!
M- Robust and dry.
D- Fantastic saison! I would never turn one of these away. Highly recommended if you enjoy the style.

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

A tasty beer from memory on tap, let's see how a 750 mL at home stacks up. Bought from a store with a big window in the front and a little bit of a skunky smell, but very minor so I can look past it. Has a green bottle anyways, so can't be that rare to see this.
Spicy smell, very appealing. Very carbonated, even visible in the glass. Golden color, very turbid. Must be the bubbles.
Sweet and spicy flavor, refreshing as usual. Hop aftertaste. Could and have drank a whole 750 mL at once so it is very drinkable.

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

A- Hazy pale yellow orange with a rocky white head.

A- Pepper phenolic spiciness. Very Belgiany aroma.

T- Initially a light fruity taste. Ends quite dry. Overall a very refreshing taste.

M- Medium body, high carbonation.

D- I have very little to say about this beer in many aspects. However this is the definition of a Saison. It was delicious, and if I were able to get this brew more often I would be drinking this all summer. Check this one out! Definitely check this out if you are interested in brewing a saison.

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

Saison Dupont - from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.50 %, reviewed 4/18/09, 750ml bottle > Duvel tulip glass
A 5.0 - AWESOME in appearance! Excellent pillowtop head with amazing rentention and lace! Cloudy honey in color with noticebale sediment chunks that settle to the bottom of the glass.
S 4.5 - Tart notes with clove accents. Some pepper and hop notes sneak in the aroma dance.
T 4.5 - Dry and semi tart as expected for a Saison. Yeast taste is present. Citrus and hop notes are present.
MF 4.0 - medium in body, high in carobonation.
D 4.5 - A good solid example of a Saison with nice dry body and character. ABV is a a bit lower than some Saisons @ 6.5, so this a a nice sessionable brew. A fair price for a Belgian at $8 for a 750ml bottle @ Broudy's.

Photo of Parrotshake
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer has been a favourite of mine for a while, but I've never really been able to find it consistently and therefore have held onto the bottles I've found for special occasions, much to my chagrin. It's just so damn enjoyable. I recently read The Brewmaster's Table, and Garrett Oliver talks about taking a half dozen bottles down to Mexico and drinking them on the beach, "laughing as I blast the cork into the surf". I can dig that.

Cork makes a hell of a pop as I let it out. I turn away for a second to flip some lamb chops on the grill and when I come back the beer is overflowing steadily. Pours a pale gold with tiny black bits suspended in it, with a monstrous, slightly off-white head. The inside of the glass is entirely white with lacing after I'm done.

Smell is pretty subdued. Grainy/bready, a bit of dirt and some fruit, but muted. Least interesting aspect of this beer, to me.

Opens with a big pie crust flavor, flour-y red apples, spicy, slightly peppery, then wheat and a touch of the banana flavor that comes with it. Alcohol in the finish - no burn, but alcohol in the way that a sip of a good Tripel sometimes feels like you've just had half a glass of white wine. There's a slight underlying acidty throughout, and a creeping bitterness (mixed with that banana flavor) in the finish. So much to like about it.

Biggish creamy mouthfeel, tiny bubbles work over your tongue and get you ready for more. I could keep drinking this forever. Classic. Awesome.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Saison Dupont is almost the standard to what a saison should taste like. It is light, crisp, with a plesant spicyness in the finish that is the characteristic of the yeast. A lot of breweries try to mess with and make saisons extreem but noting is like a great traditional style. I have yet to like one that deviates from the simple feel of this beer. It's a little expensive for a light crisp beer but it's imported so what do you expect. Wish it could be cheaper. Would keep it around a lot more.

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

A- Golden, slight haze nice head that turns into a good lacing.

S- Pleasant Belgian yeast, bubble gum, fruit, spice.

T- Fruity, with a nice spice profile. Belgian yeast mixes in well but is not too over the top. Well balanced between the many flavors and the grain.

M- Very very smooth, medium to full body. Carbonation is moderate.

D- Very drinkable, can't wait to drink this during a hot summer night.

One of the better beers I have had in my life.

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

Poured from a corked bottle into a large wine glass, this brew flows a hazy golden with a tinge of orange/apricot. A rocky and porous white head sits atop while a champagne like effervescence is notable in the glass.

Fruity and yeasty on the nose slightly reminiscent of a tripel, yet lighter in body. Citrus and peach, bit of hops and a touch of yeast funk.

Lighter in body than expected from the nose, not overly sweet and in fact offers a touch of bitterness on the finish. Lots of spice, touch of apple and pear and a long finish. Smooth and crisp feel with a nice carbonation, quite drinkable.

Photo of steelerguy
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Slow pour still yielded a huge, white, fluffy head...almost looked like frothed milk. Amazing carbonation rising through the slightly hazy, yet still transparent, light golden beer.

S - Sweet smelling pear with cloves.

T - Starts with a mild taste of tart apple with a spicy herbal character. Ends with a little hop bitterness, just enough to be nice and refreshing.

M - This tingles with carbonation and alcohol, very nice. It is pretty thin, not sweet, and although you get an alcohol tingle, didn't get any warmth.

D - Extremely drinkable, an amazing session beer at 6.5%. This has got to be the king of lawnmower beers!

Notes: This was extremely good. It was my first Saison and I think I am already hooked, especially with the weather warming (okay only to the 50s but that is warming!). This is what a hefeweizen should be.

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

A light yellow, cloudy beer with an almost supernatural white head that was buoyant and would not dissipate.
A bready/yeasty farm character mixed with lemon and clove make up the aroma.
Gala apple, Lemon and funky bread dominate the flavors with phenols hops and subtle white pepper in the finish.
Great carbonation and a good body.
I could see this beer pairing very well with many dishes. A great example of the style.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 corked and caged - 2008 date. Strong pop of the cork and into the trusty Ommegang chalice it goes...

Pours a classic lemon-honey color with a 1/2-finger head or so - that typical tight, wispy, yeasty Saison bluish tinge. Carbonation is present and bubbles up slowly from the bottom. Head burns off shortly to reveal thin yeast wisps.

Am enjoying the slight ginger spice along with some enjoyable candi sugar. There's a solid synergy with slight pine of noble hops, minor sour funkiness and a hearty dose of yeast electricity. There's a slight Saaz-ish silage scent but it's not a huge detraction.

Definitely an Old World standard. The carbonation mellows a little bit in taste with a touch of Saaz hoppiness that links up with the acidity for that slight silage taste. Spicing of ginger and coriander is faint and austere. The yeast really cleaned everything up in here - even the candi sugar is rather faint. I enjoy the hell out of an extra-dry saison. With warmth a little spice and candi sugar come back, making this nice and balanced. Carbonation becomes more of a factor and becomes the tie that binds.

This is what we expect from a standard Saison - dryness, slight acidity and lively carbonation, yielding a bit of spriteliness. Pine hop and sourness work well together to balance a dryer sweetness. Finish is long and lively. With a little warmth, the sourness meshes with the Saaz silage to make more of a tight, puckering feel.

One of the good ones and again, a solid Old World standard. Maybe a little too much Saaz for my taste but this one is extremely bright and clean. Well-done to say the least.

Photo of JAA
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a small wine glass(couldn't find my goblet).

Pours a vibrant golden yellow with what is usually an enormous pillowy white head, but this time i was very careful on the pour. Anyhow, the head didn't stick around very long this time.

Very lightly fruity on the nose, also quite strong in the Belgian yeasty odor.

Taste lightly fruity(apples or pears), a bit of pepper and of course, yeast.

Mouthfeel is spicy and well carbonated. overall pretty drinkable. I'll probably finish the bottle by myself tonight.

Photo of CMW
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden yellow color with a huge, white, pillow like head. The retention is incredible. Heavy carbonation reminds me of chapagne.

S - Yeast is definately the most obvious smell, but there are also hints of apples and pears. The malt is also very present.

T - Fruity and yeasty upfront and this soon gives way to fruit flavors. There is a nice touch of spice in middle as well. Finishes slightly acidic with mild bitterness.

M - Highly carbonated and velvety on the palate.

D - Highly drinkable although not the most drinkable example of the style. That honor would probably go to Hennepin.

Photo of laituegonflable
2.93/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale, mostly golden in appearance. Creamy head, very good retention. EDIT: Make that, VERY good retention. The head sticks around long after the beer underneath it has been drunk. Cloudy appearance with a few floaties. No real lacing but head clings for dear life to glass. Not that it needs to, that head could withstand anything. I'd say that's about the most impressive head I've ever seen.

Nose is very metallic and hoppy. There is a strong iron or steel character with a slight grainy character lingering ever-so-slightly at the back. It's quite nice but there isn't all that much more to it.

Quite weizeny on the palate with that wheaty, banana character. Surprising really since there is nothing of the sort in it. Surprisingly bitter on the finish, a lot of hops coming through following that light, wheaty flavour. This leaves me, to be honest, with a really quite sinking, heavy feeling because it feels over-hopped without enough rich barley malt to balance, and the mouthfeel is a bit clunky. Taste is pleasant enough but it's quite heavy-going. I wouldn't call this a sessioning beer. I quite respect this, but I don't like it all that much, unfortunately.

Photo of morimech
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head that had excellant retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Large amount of tiny bubbles percolate throughout the beer. Lemongrass and pepper comes through in the aroma. Same pepper and lemon in the flavor. No funkiness whatsoever. Finishes dry,dry,dry. Seems a bit one dimensional in the taste. I thought the body and carbonation went very well together. Overall a good beer but it is not one the best Saisons out there. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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

This is my first Belgian saison. I've really enjoyed American versions and am about to savor their predecessor. Cork reads 2008. 750ml bottle poured into a wine goblet.

Pours a hazy lemon/orange. A thick white creamy head falls slowly. Some sheeting of lace.
Aroma is light banana and moderate spice overlaid with a gentle mustiness.
Flavor is hard to pin down. Much less fruity than the other saisons I've had. A lack of sweetness. The musty side comes in pretty quickly and sticks around, lingering with a slight bitterness in the finish. Light fruits and spices are underneath. But every sip presents something new, especially as it warms. A slightly puckering tartness leads into the dry finish. Light body with pleasant carbonation. Nicely crisp.

Have to say, I like my American versions better. This is a good, delicious, tasty beer... but not as good as some produced right here in the U. S. of A.

Photo of BarrelO
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.

A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.

S: Citrus and yeast.

T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light with heavy carbonation.

T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.

Photo of Draughted
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Puts other Belgium beers to shame.

A - Color indicative of a wheat or other unfiltered beer. Golden with a lot of visible carbonation. Smooth head.

S - For whatever reason, the first note, to me, is bubble gum, sweet and skunky at the same time. Slight citrus notes.

T - Exceptionally smooth and delicate. There is a fruity flavor to the beer, has similarities to other wheat / hefeweizen brews. Almost impossible to drink slowly and truly appreciate the flaors.

M - Smooth and effervescent.

D - Other than the expensive imported price of almost $5 per 375 ml (12.4 oz), this beer would be a great six pack. Easy to drink and quickly becoming one of my favorite all-time.

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

750 ml. Bottled 2008 Tasted in Mid-March 2009

It has been years since I've had this beer and I am excited to finally try it again. Pours a beautiful hazy gold with hyperactive carbonation and crowned with a a thick white head. Smells very yeasty with light fruits and spices. The taste just blows me away. Saison Dupont is such an all-star that I hardly know where to begin. The first thing I notice is the way it makes me tongue tingle, followed by a sweet fruity and spicy blast not unlike that of a Belgian tripel just before a rush of orange zest hits the back palate and lingers on the finish. It's body is quite extraordinary -- tingly like I said but has a very substantial body that gradually breaks down and softens. An exceptional beer.

Photo of stephens101
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little skunk wafts up to the nose upon popping the cork, and sometimes that's not a bad thing, as long as it's not overwhelming. Looking at the bottle art, I imagine myself at a small cafe in Belgium drinking this one. Pours a dirty gold and finishes off with a dense off-white head. Retention is good, as it takes some time to fade. A few spots of lacing are left to and fro. Smells phenomenal, with fresh yeast, light fruits (green apples, pears) and diacetyls all moving in perfect balance around the nose. Tastes spicy and a bit sour with more light fruits, big malts, sweet bread and yeast. Goes down a bit dry and there's plenty of carbonation. Mouth-feel is medium. Enjoyed the hell out of this one.

Photo of gotweid
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From the bottle into a weizen glass (the 2nd into a pint glass). Very hazy, cloudy and golden wheatish in color. Thick, rocky head 2 fingers thick and she stayed around quite a long time. Beautiful lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma of grass, grains and very fruity with a slight whif of hops. Better tasting than I imagined from the aroma. The Dupont has a slightly grainy, fruity taste to it with the slightest amount of light bitterness to it. As I drank it the fruitiness became more noticeable without killing or overcoming the hops. Mouthfeel is so very smooth, almost creamy with a decent amount of carbonation that offsets the dryness that is evident later on. Really alot going on with this beer. Extremely enjoyable and drinkable. Great session beer. You have to try this one.

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

A: great golden hazy orange color

S: great floral smell i can defiantly smell that wild yeast and i really love it almost reminds me of the aroma of a Gueuze

T: great floral taste i can taste some great hops toward the end yet i cant discern much more out of it

M: light carbonation feels nice on the tongue

D: very smooth and yes i would defiantly have another

great beer i love beer with wild yeast this beer would great on a hot day yet its a bit pricy its defiantly worth getting at least once

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

One of the best classic beers of the world, IMO.
A: Pours a deep golden orange, beautiful color with decent clarity. Head is biblical in proportion, stark white in color, long lasting, and left lacing all down the glass. Beautiful!
S: Sweet, citrus, lemony, grassy, and an earthy hop note
T: If I had to liken Saison Dupont to another style, it would be a Czech pilsener. Slightly sweet, crisp, floral, and an appropriate amount of bittering Goldings hops. Different from a pils because it has more of a citrus belgian character. Very dry as well. Delicious!
M: If I had one critique of this beer, I would say it is just a bit thin bodied.
D: The dryness just makes me want to keep drinking more. Not filling, tasty, and a perfect balance of hops, fruit, and malt.

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice golden haze,with carbonation very present.

Ar- Spiced, skunky, wheat notes.

T-clove, grain, bits of orange peel very citric. A very crisp and light beer.

MF-carbonation tickles the inside of the mouth, very crisp. Light and pleasant.

Had on tap @ Lucky Baldwins

P.S. Much better from the bottle.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,471 ratings.