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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,149 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,149
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 165
Gots: 193 | FT: 10
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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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BeerNutta

Australia

2.1/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Saison Dupont

A = Poured a hazy straw colour with a thick foam head. Holding it to the light you could see a whole bunch of floaties in the beer.

S = Smell was citric in nature. There was also an underlying grassy smell that eventually overpowered the citric orange smell the longer you keep drinking.

T = A mix and match of flavours. Inital taste of apples, which then gives way to a grassy flavour. There is a slight yeastiness that lingers on your palate and a dry tart finish. Just not my kind of beer.

M = Although there was a massive head. The carbonation was moderate at best.

D = Not impressed. Wouldn't be going back to it in a hurry.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2006 12:10:46 | More by BeerNutta
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle, which was green (what ? why ?). Leaves a foamy white two finger head that quickly receded to surface skim that lingered with not much lacing. Can see tiny bubbles throughout. Color is a hazy golden yellow.

Smell - grassy, herbal hops, spicy smelling yeast and some phenols, slight alcohol (maybe really the yeast). This has that Euro lager skunkiness about it, which some may find offputting right-off-the-bat, but not me, I have always liked it, nonetheless it was a surprise to encounter it here.

Taste - a lot like the smell. Grassy, herbal hops upfront with some mild phenols and mild yeast spiciness. It both smells and tastes like a combination of a German pilsener and a Belgian ale.

Mouthfeel - moderate to thin fullness with a great deal of carbonation.

Drinkability - this goes down easy. It's good, but I would tire of this after one 750 ml., and I would not have more than one of these in a session, although I will occaisionally have one from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 17:43:18 | More by ultralarry2006
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HimerMan

New Jersey

1.95/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

25oz bottle - Again at the House of Brews, Split with Gaskill during a New York day.

Pour was a pale straw color with a generous head of a fluffy white cloud. The smell was sweet and actually pretty intriguing.

However, the taste left a lot to be desired - it was like a watered down amber ale with random flavors coming though.

Perhaps not my style of beer, but I will have to revisit this and update accordingly.

Not every beer is for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2006 02:43:44 | More by HimerMan
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haz77

Australia

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a tulip. Golden straw in colour and slightly hazy with a bit of yeast suspended in it. Massive tight, white head which slowly falls to about a finger thick leaving behind clumps of lacing. Carbonation looks to be medium.

S - Grass, peppery citrus, a little bit of phenols, yeast, fruit.

T - Crisp, peppery lemon, funky yeast. Restrained hops kick in towards the end. Alcohol is masked for the most part, only coming through in the aftertaste.

M - Really nice medium-to-high carbonation. Smooth and well balanced

D - Goes down very easily.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2006 17:35:03 | More by haz77
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sinistrsam

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden with a HUGE white foamy head, and left excellent lacing. Also, excellent retention. Aroma was less pronounced than I expected, but hints of citrus, alchol and wheat. The taste was much of the same, with spices, vanilla, sweet malts and mild hops. This is a very complex beer but once again not as in-your-face as I had thought it would be after all the great things I had heard. It finished slightly dry after a semi-sweet start, and was quite drinkable. Overall very good.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2006 04:12:40 | More by sinistrsam
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally cracked the 750 mL bottle of Saison Dupont that I had been saving to celebrate getting hired for my first full-time "real world" job.

Poured into my Duvel glass, it has a cloudy orange color with a huge, fluffy, white head that seems to just explode out of the bottle. I think the head would have stayed there forever if I didn't take my first sip. Very nice looking beer!

The aroma was complex with lots of pepper and spice mixed in with some citrus. It carries over to the flavor which is fruity, spicey, and herby and it all culminates in a dry finish with a hop bite. Very drinkable and refreshing. It was an excellent pairing for a turkey & ham on whole wheat sandwich that I made for lunch.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 15:34:20 | More by Jacobob10
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EPseja

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Vintage 2005... shared with BA yelterdow.

Served from a 750ml bottle in a Duvel tulip at just below cellar temperature.

A - Huge creamy three inch head atop a straight up gold, slightly hazy body. Top of the head is marshmallowy while the view from the side reveals large, buoyant bubbles. Lacing is already evident as the head begins to subside, and continues for the entire duration. Even if some sediment gets into the glass, it is so well refined that it does not detract from the appearance one iota. Beautiful.

S - Lemony, yeasty nose along with a mild (lemonpepper?) spiciness. Big, natural, fresh sweetness like dew covered grass on a cool summer morning. Enticing, alluring... wonderful.

T - All flavors are so well blended. In the front comes an unroasted malt sweetness which is balanced by a yeasty tartness in the middle and finish. The end brings forth a green, living, crisp hoppiness. Some very subtle corander, perhaps?

M - Mild and creamy, but refreshing. Slight tingle on the tongue, and an easy swallow. Mmmmm.

D - This beer is supremely drinkable. Everything is so well blended; so well crafted. A sublime saison that is pretty much the standard for most others to model.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2006 01:05:29 | More by EPseja
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dfried

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my first saison ever, so I don't really have much to compare it to, but damn, this was a good beer. It had a thick, cloudy, but golden appearance with a bubbly film for a head. It had the syrupy scent of a Belgian beer, but it was suprisingly crisp and refreshing. A very wheat like taste, I thought of spring. The hops are toned down, but that is what you would expect from a spring beer. Still a bit heavy, so you wouldn't want to drink it all night but, this beer is perfect for a sunny day before the heat of summer kicks in (probably even after that though)

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 18:14:15 | More by dfried
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badbeer

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color, almost like a macro, but is unfiltered and has an awesome creamy head that lasts throughout. Herbal scents, citrus, and spice making up aroma. Has a graininess and yeasty type flavors initially, with more subtleties similar to the aroma finishing off the taste, really put together well. Almost medium bodied, with lighter carbonation than expected. Really enjoyable beer, good for many occasions I'm sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 21:00:50 | More by badbeer
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chicago, 4-22-06, 9:25pm, Huge white head, thick yet spotty and clumpy lacing. Very slight citrus note, grassy flavors. A good froth hints at some orange flavors only. This Saison was bolder than I expected and loved it. Hops are dominant throughout the beginning, middle and finish. Slightly dry with a good bitterness lingering til the end. Very drinkable. I asked for this from the menu, said they were out. Then the server came back with the LAST one. So, Cheers to Bronwyn!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 15:54:27 | More by ByTor2112
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wide mouth goblet from the 2005 750 ml green bottle. Presents itself as a light, golden straw color with a stark white head that is nothing short of monumental. Lacing is voracious. Nose is an excellent blend of Belgian yeast, citrus, spice and hops. Palate is intriguingly complex; a medley of spiciness (black pepper, coriander, and cloves ...) hoppiness, and a slightly sweet, sugary sublety. Citrus elements are abundant as well - lemon zest and orange peel. Mothfeel is light and alive. Good carbonation and a slight "burn" that is refreshing. This saison has complexity and class in every way! Finishes dry and a little hoppy. Very drinkable. I love Saisons, and this one is the gold standard, I believe. Try this one on your "macro-drinking" friends, especially those who like something like a Heineken ... the strong hop presence, without the skunkiness, will go over well ... one of my favorite "stand by" beers, this one. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2006 17:34:12 | More by beerphilosopher
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shroompod

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml , cold poured into pint glass

Cloudy straw color. Thick head stays until beer is done.

Smell initially smelled skunked , tasting it proved otherwise. Hoppy.

Taste is sweet , yeasty. The finish is hoppy/floral , maybe slightly under-done if your looking for a hop bomb , but I like it.

Mouthfeel is light , very carbonated.

Drinkability is high ,a very refreshing beer

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2006 00:24:28 | More by shroompod
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phishgator

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is poured into a tulip glass. A large tiny bubbled lacey foam head that seems thick. The color is a nice golden hue. The aromas a of grassy fields. The taste is slight honey sweet that finishes with a bit of spicy hops. The aftertaste is dry. There is a coating of the mouth. The drinkability is great and I finished the 750ml bottle all in a matter of 2 hrs.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 13:52:02 | More by phishgator
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather picturesque amber capped with an inch of stark white head that has great retention. I poured into my Rochefort chalice, and have no doubt that pouring into a tulip would result in one big-ass head. The head is like the fluff on top of a latte, and clings to the glass all around.

Herbal scents build on top of a dry fruitiness. Over-ripe pear, just a little mango. It's a little dusty smelling.

The flavor is very dry, but gently fruity. Refreshing fruitiness, a kind of biting pear and orange - herbs, grain, dust.

Smooth, crisp - dry without being too dry. Round, fluffy, with a crisp finish that leaves behind saaz hop flavors without much sticky sensation.

Saisons are a good Belgian style. They were the first Belgian I ever tried, and this doesn't dissappoint after warming properly.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 04:49:11 | More by Tupperwolf
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, lemony straw color. A full pillowy white head of foam forms rapidly and makes a craggy plug on top of the beer. Thick, roped lacing weaves its pattern on the glass as the head recedes. Lots of hills and valleys in the cap and a torrent of bead action from below.

Aroma - yeasty, mild sourness, mild funkiness and skunkiness, and just a touch of sugary sweetness tickles the tongue prior to the first sip. The best framing for the Belgian funkiness that I've smelled yet.

Taste - intense husky grain and yeast to start. Has an element of warming alcohol despite the low abv. The swallow (and any subsequent belches, btw) brings on some floral, grassy notes giving it a wild edge. An arid bitterness follows, dried grapefruit rind, without losing that floral bit. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel - uber crisp, highly carbonated to a champagne level. The body stays moderate to just slightly light.

Drinkability - if I was in the mood for a saison, I would buy this again, a rarity for me regarding this style in general.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2006 02:40:20 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I first reviewed this nearly two years ago. I feel, however, that I have grown immensely since then in the way of being a BA. So, I have opten to re-review this. It made a solid "pop" as I removed the cork, and poured a very cloudy orange / yellow into my glass. Big white foamy head that continues to linger a good three fingers thick several minutes after pouring. There is quite a bit of yeast and debris floating about in this, but not offensively so. Looks alot like like a hefeweizen, but clearly it is something different. The smell is quite sour and musty. Reminds me of a damp cellar. There is some spice here, too. Again, this seems similar to a hefeweizen, but differerent. There is an earthy component present here that seems to be the clearly defining element to tell you that it isn't a wheat beer. The mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. The liquid seems to glide around your mouth as you savour and taste it, then it swallows effortlessly. In spite of the carbonation level of this ale, there is almost no carbonation sting. This is absolutely fantastic!! A magnificent choice of a lesser known style!
Blessed Be
-SS

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2006 04:06:53 | More by SilentSabre
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Graham21

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

needed to cool her down fast, left her in the freezer too long, the damn cork flew off by itself, about put my fuckin
eye out.

Two finger head at first disspating to good lacing. color is bright yellowish golden with a little orange. hazy( good n cloudy.

The nose is perfumy, a little alcoholic, grape fruity, raisins/grapes, earthy tones, spices; very fresh smelling.

Tastes bitter, buttery, sour, citrusy, finshes bitter and sweet. the malt and yeast is very present

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2006 01:54:13 | More by Graham21
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geexploitation

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this before, but it's my first time reviewing it. Highly carbonated, with a huge "pop" from the cork finish bottle upon opening. Pours a very hazy, bright gold, with obvious yeast present, and a huge, fluffy white head that leaves sticky laces on the sides of my Duvel glass. The nose is startingly complex: I get green fruit (apples or pears, can't decide which), lemon zest, raw alcohol, yeast, white pepper and pale malts. Wow. The palate is quite evolving; I feel like it's changed constantly over the course of consuming a 750 ml bottle. The palate is equally deep, with an initial burst of metal giving way to lemony citrus giving way to slightly bready malts... all with an underpinning of intense carbonation. That highly carbonated mouthfeel leaves the mouth refreshed and ready for more.

This is an incredible beer. I can imagine that this beer would be great with many, many different foods, and it's absolutely interesting enough on its own. I consider this a must-have. *drool*

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2006 23:36:51 | More by geexploitation
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nickss

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous straw yellow with a monumentally large and thick head... very rocky with generous lacing... active carbonation.

Big yeasty farmhouse aroma, coupled with a tinge of citrus and a touch of malt.

Crisp, yeasty malt flavour.... not as complex as I remember it being, but still wonderfully light and refreshing.

Crisp, tight mouthfeel with a touch of spice... nice.

Extremely drinkable and refreshing... Probably my favourite Saison that I've had the chance to sample.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2006 18:39:57 | More by nickss
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden apricot, sparkly haze. Puffy froth of micro-bubble light golden cream head. Beautiful. Barnyard citrus Orval honey wheat malt. Cobweb spritzy yeast and floral bitter notes on the nose. Soft wheat malt twang. Sorbet (lightly sweet). Orange. big floral hop bitterness. Yeasty and yummy. Soft, full-bodied with a nice luxurious, mouth-filling feel. Decidedly drinkable and great with so many foods I don't know what to say.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 05:11:22 | More by alexgash
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Drew966

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a yellow color with a decent head from a 375ml corked and caged brown bottle. Smells like a Belgian beer alright. Taste is fairly light, the mouthfeel is like fairly highly carbonated seltzer, and had I not known this was beer I think I could mistake it for a fairly funky tasting seltzer water. That being said, I think this is very drinkable and definitely an interesting style that I am not very familiar with. Definitely should try this one, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2006 04:24:37 | More by Drew966
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TheEclecticGent

Georgia

2.15/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank this beer at Twain's in Decatur, GA. I poured this beer from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - This beer pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2 " white head atop it. The head lasted for about 1/3 the beer and left moderate lacing.

S - A bit of a sharp hoppy and fruity smell, ranging from lemon to grassy scent.

T - A sharp flavor that has a bit too much bite for my palette. This tastes more like a sharp German Pilsner than the saisons I've had. It wasn't bad, if its flavor wasn't so acidic it would be pleasant. I can barely detect some spices underneath the bite.

M - Moderately carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

D - Cannot say I would try this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2006 15:01:45 | More by TheEclecticGent
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey hey everyone, spring is here, so it's time to break out the Saison!

Herbs feature on the nose of this unabashedly frothy brew. I also do believe I get aroma and taste notes reminiscent of marijuana, in addition to a general herbal flavor profile. Delicate spice enters the picture, then a sturdy bitterness rides through the finish. This world classic does not fail to impress, and it is living liquid proof that the Belgian farmhouse tradition is more than just intangible romanticism.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 03:55:49 | More by VoodooBrew
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TheBungyo

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like liquid gold after I've poured it into my goblet. The giveaway that it is in fact beer is the thick white head, standing tall at around an inch! Whew ... its quite aromatic! Sugary sweet aroma, like cotton candy at the fair, this combines with a funky sour whiff that lasts only a scant few seconds. The taste is bold sugar, like the sweetest apple you can imagine, and just a hint of sourness mixed with spice. Mouthfeel is creamy. It's quite dry.
The alcohol is more subdued compared to many of the belgians I've tried. This is a perfect beer to kick back and sip for a while, pondering the mysteries of life ... like why you need ID to get ID ... or why you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway ...
Anyway, this is great. I can see myself buying it many more times!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 05:54:50 | More by TheBungyo
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CNeilP09

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the last true Belgian Farmhouse Ales. This beer is splendor served in a mug.

Serving Type: Grab a fifth of this at your local fine spirits establishment and get going with it. Some say a goblet, some a pilsner glass, this beer i could drink from the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy, fall-season pine needles. A light gold colour. Foamy head, you can see the craftsmanship in the pour alone.

Smell: Light fruit, faint molasses, abundant exotic spice. The alcohol provides a comfortable causticity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not too thin, but not too heavy either. finishes well, with an inviting aftertaste.

Drinkability: One of the beers to be savoured, not swilled. True to its form, it is what it is. A beer drinker would fall in love with this before the second glass, and wouldn't need a third...but would certainly want it.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2006 04:44:54 | More by CNeilP09
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,149 ratings.