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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,476 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,476
Reviews: 1,460
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 199
Gots: 274 | 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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of timmay41
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy golden/blond with a soft, one-finger bright white head

Smell: Everything Belgium--floral, yeasty, dirty, earthy

Taste: Sort of spicy, a lot complexity from the yeast, and some bite at the end. You kind of look at this beer, which appears usual, take a sip, and keep sipping because of the unexpected complexity.

M-Feel: Carbonated at the beginning, smooth.

Drinkability: If Barack Obama signs a bill into effect where I'm paid to drink this all day...

Photo of itcomesnpints
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I did a blind taste test of this next to Ommegang's Hennepin and the Lost Abbey's Red Barn Ale.

The pour is a cloudy yellow with a tall head of white. Decent lacing and retention.

Dupont has the most subtle aroma of the three, which was a bit of sign of things to come. Sour apples, cloves and pepper lightly rise to the nose.

The taste is the least sweet of the three and primarily consists of sour apples. Also cloves, anise, and that pepper again. I was not tremendously impressed with the taste, yet it did offer a complexity on the palate that I didn't find in the others.

High carbonation seems usual for saisons and doesn't cause any problems here. However, the aftertaste is bone dry and not to my liking.

An interesting beer that stood out from the pack, not in its superiority, but in it's uniqueness. My brother rated this his favorite of the three and it was my least. To each his own.

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

This beer poured an attractive golden color with a nice sumptuous head that dissipated slowly. Nice aroma that complex mix of fruit, spice, and hops. Fruitness is balanced by the hops bitterness. A bit of a dry mouthfeel. Drinkability is high on this one. Good Beer.

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

Had this on tap at the Birreria Paradiso in D.C.

Appearance: Gorgeous opaque golden color that almost glows with billowy, frothy head like clouds on a nice day. I know Duvel is the flagship Belgian golden ale, but in my opinion this should be it.

Smell: Like running in an Allegra commercial. Tulips, fresh cut grasses, hop fields, yeast, and just the slightest touch of lemon zest. Freshness all around.

Taste: Amazing. Citrus... like biting into a juicy lemon but with none of the associated sourness. Yeast, spices, hops... the flavor just explodes on your tongue. Finishes dry and overwhelmingly refreshing.

Overall: I can't think of any other beer that literally makes me want to go run in a field of dandelions. This beer has the imagery of a beautiful spring day associated with it (and no, I'm not drunk while writing this). Well done, Brasserie Dupont.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 3/26/2006 (750mL bottle):

Pours a cloudy yellow opaque colored body with a big white head, and decent lacing. Has an aroma of flowers, some hops, a subtle aroma. Flavor is reminiscent of Hoegaarden, very strong perfume. Frothy, warm, good mouthfeel.

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

750ml bottle into Duvel tulips.

Appearance- cloudy honey-golden color. Decent amount of tiny floaties, full, thick, pure white head. Lacing is thick and clumpy and heavy.

Smell- citrus, hops, and a light grassy smell. Faint wafts of spice, fruits and yeast.

Taste- rich, juicy fruit, paired with several spices. Oranges and lemons seem to be the predominant fruits, but while their flavors are mouth-wateringly present, their sweetness is replaced with a hoppy bitterness. Swallow is yeast and a hint of alcohol into a dry, clean aftertaste, leaving the palate cleansed.

Mouthfeel- light, slightly juicy. Hops keep it crisp, and the aftertaste is clean and dry.

Drinkability- solo the drinkability isn't amazing, this is a 'with food' beer; but even alone I could drink a glass or two of this a week, no problem.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Great head with pretty lacing on a hazy, translucent, butterscotch/golden colored body.

S- Smell is of belgian yeasts, farmhouse blanket, and pilsner malts

T- Taste is good. Very intricate for a golden brew. Lots of odd flavors become noticeable when warmed

M- Good, clean, medium-body feeling

D- Extremely easy to drink

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 8/16/08. Bottle, bottled 7/8/2007 (I think...well I'm sure about the 2007). Anyway, pours a cloudy orange with a huge thick white head. Aroma starts off a bit skunky with some stale wheat but becomes fruity by the end. Flavor is quite fruity: lots of melon, melon rind, lemon. Initial sharp spices followed by a slightly bitter and dry finish. Nice sourness from the lemon notes. Quite delicious. A top notch saison.
7/4/8/4/16 (3.9/5)

Photo of yesyouam
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision is a cloudy, very sparkling golden ale with a lot of particles in it. It has a huge, white, foamy head that has great retention and lacing. As soon as the cork was popped, the room was filled with a funky, farty aroma. A closer sniff reveals leather, earth, hay, spices of some sort, fruit salad. There's a lot going on in that aroma. It is incredibly smooth and medium bodied. It japans the roof of the mouth and leaves the tongue dry. It dries up in a poof and leaves me thirsty for more. The flavor is pretty mellow, but still complex. It never gets sweet. It's almost umami. There is leather, apples, grass, citrus peel coriander... a bit of phenol. It's hard to pick it apart, as it's so well blended. There is a nice grassy bitterness at the finish. The whole flavor is tight and unique. It's very satisfying.
(rated Sep 4, 2008)

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

a:hazy nectar color. 1" pillow of white foam head with medium lifespan fed by brisk bubbling from the high level of carbonation.

a:earthy/musty/cellar/cork aroma that is mostly yeast derived. hint of orange. fairly strong urea note that is initially intrusive but mellows and becomes a filthy pleasure.

t:the yeast derived dull phenolics dominate. light fruit and moderate spice from yeast are nice. i can only sense pilsner malt. moderate hop bitterness lingers and a cameo of noble vs. styrian flavor can be found. alcohol is present but non-biting. the lingering yeast flavor changes from musty to cumin? to urine.

m:medium smooth mouthfeel and non-sharp for such a highly attenuated beer. high carbonation is soft.

o:very drinkable. strong phenols may be offensive to some. something about this beer reminds me of orval-sans-brett. i think that all of the spice in the beer is yeast derived but i'm not sure.

Photo of 6DaysBottomOcean
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful gold with a slight haze. Big Fizzy head that dissipated fairly quick. A steady stream of bubbles. Overall the look of this beer in the glass really got me excited.

S: This had a definite wet horse must aroma, nicely followed by pears and light grapes; A good thing. The smell is clean and crisp and has a hint of herbal spice.

T: light and tart with a hint of funk at the end. Fruit is less apparent than the aroma suggests. Slightly disappointed but still a very nice flavor here.

M: bubbly tartness is apparent and very refreshing. A little watery though, not enough to really detract from the enjoyment.

D: very drinkable here, cant wait to bring this one poolside in the summer!

Photo of magictrokini
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Patchy lacing. Citrus, yeast, pepper, and a musty aroma. Crisp taste, good amount of lemon zest, pepper, and spice. Still, a musty overtone that leaves a metallic bite. Enjoyable, and paired very well with seafood.

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

THIS, ladies and gents, is THE quintessential farmhouse ale. Poured with a grand foamy, frothy, big, rocky head. Lots of lace. Aroma is very yeasty, citrusy, a hint bittersweet, spicy, peppery. Flavor is the same but bigger. Commercial description is accurate: does have a haze, a refreshilng fruitiness and a long dry finish. Finish also is a bit bitter. Perfect for the summer months as well as any freaking time you want. Beer Supreme. Could even be a session beer

Photo of kdog630
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a special function at a local beer bar. A cloudy, straw colored pour with a decent head. The aroma had citrus and light malty overtones. Flavors are oranges and a certain tartness, but very smooth. Excellent mouthfeel and finish. Letting it warm in your hands only adds to the flavors you can experience.

This is an excellent beer. It would have been nice to have more than on glass of it. Even Mrs. Kdog enjoyed it.

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

With this beer you need to let it sit for a moment as it will get rid of the skunk smell and become the traditional smelling beer. The golden unfiltered beer was poured into a pint glass and let sit till the foam started to settle. The taste is amazing as it gives a floweral and cloves of tastes. Overall an amazing beer to have.

Photo of ncbeermonger
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours thin, but finishes well. This Farmhouse Ale is legendary, and rightfully so.
It is crisp and more well ballenced then most Farm house Ales. The ABV is good at 6.5 and is no way over powering. Like many beers of its kind it is hard to find in certain parts of the south, but as the tastes change it will be more and more readily found through out my home relm.
Check this farm house ale out if you get a chance it's great!

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe that I have never reviewed this beer...

From a 750ml bottle.

Deep hazy orange with a voluminous snow white head. Big chunky lace on the glass and lots of sediment settles at the bottom of the glass. Lots of citrus in the nose. Lemon and orange rind, some understated coriander.

Body is thinner than I expected. Bitterness present throughout, a sweet spiciness but muted from when fresh. Some lemony and orange rind citrus. Lightly earthy and yeasty. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet spice in the finish.

A favorite.

Photo of BEERANDNOW
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not very experienced in the Farmhouse Ale category, but this one came recommended so I gave it a shot.
Mine poured a cloudy yellowish haze, with a very thick head that took a decent period of time to disapate and left a fairly thick residue.
This beer has a crisp fruity taste with a decent bite to it. Also a rich fruity musty bouquet is present.
Like I've said I havent experienced many saison brews although this one doesn't make me jump for joy to go grab another. It was worth a try atleast once.

Photo of Macca
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a great big fluffy head. Probably an over-vigorous pour. Very good retention. Lots of herbs on the nose and palate. Also a dry graininess presents itself. Good bitter crispness is evident and lots or carbonation. For some undescibable reason I prefer the organic version. I just find it more drinkable. Der!

Photo of dancinwillie
3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very active pour, hazy straw colored, topped by a huge white meringue head. Some suspended yeast floating in there. I don't mind.

Aroma is of strong yeast, with a tart lemon undercurrent.

Taste seems subdued at first. A bit sour. As I let it warm a little, I start to pick up some pepper spiciness. I'm not sure if Saisons are brewed with wheat, but I believe I'm picking up some here. The sourness is a bit stronger as my glass becomes empty. Other fruit flavors are beginning to introduce themselves. Some apple and green grapes. Almost a lactic tang in there as well.

Mouthfeel is good, slightly thin, highly carbonated, and extremely thirst quenching.

Drinkability is high for me, and I can see myself enjoying this immensely once it gets warm out again. This is what I think of when BA's ask what would be a good lawnmower beer. I would like to try and pair this up with some food at some point, as I've heard it can really shine.

Photo of StoutSlayer
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The "Chob"(Michelob) the champagne of beers??? I think not. Pouring this beer into into a small snifter it can barely be contained. Immediately there is a large effervescent head that monopolizes at least half my glass until I find the right pour-to-head ratio so i don't get beer all over my rug. The original aroma has that same metallic smell that all beers in a green bottle have to me; but when the aggressive, tightly laced head finally calms you get the flavors that are under it. That fruity/yeasty/funky Belgium scent that you would expect. But drinking it is a different story. Honestly, i can say this beer is balanced. The hop flavor is low but the bite you might be looking for is supported by it's effervescence. It gives way to a malty finish that makes itself known to your taste buds but fades to a dry finish, and this beer is incredibly dry. And drinkability??? Well let me just tell you that I, sir, am drunk. This single bottle is so deceptively drinkable that during the course of this review it has hijacked my brain because i have drinking it like soda. WOW. Those damn Belgians just pulled out a bottle, no pun intended, of whoop-ass on me. Damn my wife is going to be pissed when she comes home. Oh well. This brings me in an ass-backwards kind of way to my next point; which too me scores the highest of honors for beer... Every dang sip tastes the same, and as FRESH as the first. I find this rare in a beer and worth mentioning. Man thank God I have spell check or anyone reading this review would be in a world of hurt right now. Anyway... DO GET THIS BEER. Your most crazy, hoppy, flavorful beer? No. In a class of it's own for being both simple and amazing? Yes. My God, Yes.

Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, foamy, bubbly, off-white head that left soapy residue on the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled of yeast, clove, dried fruits. and a horse blanket mustiness.

T - Taste was sour and yeasty. There was an odd ham taste or some other cured meat (I guess it is a farmhouse ale).

M - It was crisp, sharp and fizzy with a good bite. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a little disappointing. It didn't live up to the hype, in terms of flavor. It was just a little odd.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is yellow-gold. Very nice looking with a LOT of effervescence... almost like champagne.

The head is very thick and dense. I like it.

Smell mostly of pine above anything else. I could say that I only smell that! Not a bad smell, actually pretty good.

The taste is mostly fruity with yeast. Not much hoppiness in the taste. Belgian!

Mouthfeel is almost like champagne due to the high effervescence! The finish is dry.

Drinkability is good. Very refreshing... would drink that mainly during hot day!

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a cloudy yellow/gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma smells like tropical fruit, cloves, earth and some Belgian funk. The taste is similar to the aroma, with the addition of some spicy hops, citrus, and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium. It's crisp, has good carbonation and a dry finish. Drinkability is good too, it's enjoyable to drink and I could have a few of these in a session with no problem. Overall I think this is a good overall saison, I'd definitely buy this again in the future. Recommended.

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

750ml bottle, year 2007. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy blonde with thick foamy, bubbly head that lingers for quite a while. The first thing I smell is the spice, then the fruit comes through. I also get a hint of cloves in there. It's a complex aroma. Feels a bit bubbly in the mouth, medium bodied and goes down easy. It's got a tart taste, as well as spicy (peppers?) with some bitterness. Seems pretty dry, too. It's a well balanced flavor. Drinks real easy and is quite enjoyable.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,476 ratings.