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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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Photo of Lukie
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden hue with an off white head. Very active carbonation, almost sparkling.

Lot's of earthy notes, almost like smelling sand and grain. Lot's of spicy qualities.

Lot's of fruity dryness through the whole beer. The spice is subtle, but definently there. Not as in-depth as some other Saison's, but definently very well balanced.

Light, with lots of sparkly carbonation. This is another great Saison for hotter nights in Australia.

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

BB 11/2010

a)Strongly effervescent, supporting a white, persistent, fluffy head. Hazy, yellow/pale orange, with a slight blush. Close to perfect.

s) On opening, caught a typical, Euro hop&malt whiff...fleeting, as if these volatile notes wanted to have no part of the rest of it. Candy, spices (clove, cinnamon, musk), stale(?) hop. Warms to green apple, candle wax perfume.

f) Tastes like a light triple, initially. Low acidity, if any, herbal/tobacco note. Juniper berry, pine. Long, lingering bitterness.

m) Slight astringency; light. Hint of alcohol warmth. Swells large in the mouth.

d) Complex & angular. Not for quaffing, but for savouring modestly.

Photo of beerfairy
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle

A: Heavy Foam, golden color with lots of carbination. Lots of foamy lacing.

S: Earthy tones with a hint of clove.

T: Bitter, fruity with a lingering detergent taste

M: Crisp

D: Can't get past the detergent taste. Doesn't seem right for the style. maybe a bad batch? Will have to try it again someday.

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

A: Poured a cloudy straw-gold with a soft pillowy white head that was pesistant leaving a nice light film lacing.

S: very fruity, with spicy citrus, sour oranges, lemons and a nice tart musky scent. The initial flavor was much the same with some spiciness, sour oranges, lemons. There was some sour fruitiness and a tangy spicing as well. The beer finished with dry and tart with some lemon grinds and a light floral hopping.

M: fizzy, champagne like, and dry. Fairly crisp, tart, lemony and refreshing.

D: a great drink for the summer time. Easy to consume and like.

Photo of aubuc1
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle dated 2007 poured in to a goblet.

hazy, clear golden with a thick white head.

Smell is sweet funk. Some pepper and citrus.

Taste is slightly sour and spicy while still a little funky.

Great tasting, drinking beer that is a complete classic.

Photo of brewmudgeon
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

popped the cork and out came a cloudy, light golden, hazy brew. lots of little particles. nice head, but not overly foamy. good retention and leaves a little lace.

smells similar to hoegarden and paulaner hefe. is there coriander in this stuff? maybe some other things going on in the background, a bit of hay and husk.

not much flavor up front, some mellow hay and faint dried apricot. somewhat spicy midpalate ends in a very powdery aspirin bitterness with a hint of lemon. pretty dry.

major carbonation and a pretty light body.

saison dupont is supposed to be sturdy enough to take some aging but refreshing enough to drink as a summer quencher. in my opinion 6.5% is too high an abv for this task, and the aspirin quality is a bit over the top for any season. not bad, but not something that i'd want to drink very often. at 7.49 a bottle, i guess that's fortunate.

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

I've had this a few times now. On tap at Victoria Gastro Pub (Columbia, Md.)

In a 20oz nonic, oddly, but it worked well for various reasons.

Refreshing, full-bodied and aromatic. I've had a love/hate thing going with Saison DuPont, and its biteyness and just something odd and off-putting in it always struggle with me. It was still there this time, but subdued and the natural aromatics and varied flavors that I love about saisons came through here.

Grassy and just a touch hoppy with sweetness and that great nose, good stuff. When it's cared for properly this is a thrill to drink and I was nearly thrilled this time. Nearly. I certainly didn't recoil as I sometimes do with Saison DuPont.

Photo of Kempleton
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 750ml bottle into an Allagash 40cl stem glass.
Hazy golden color toped by a nice head that stays around a while and leaves some good lacing.
Smells of spices mixed with freash cut hay. slight barnyard aroma but not to pronounced.
Taste is spicy, then malty, yeasty and bready.
This one leaves a little bit of zing behind in your mouth just enought to be pleasant.
I have had this several times on draft and none of them were as memorable or as good as this bottle. The drinkability on both is nice, but I would defintly rather have the bottle.

Photo of choyhosoi
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass

A-Pours a cloudy yellow/brown. Has an excellent head when poured correctly and it will linger for awhile.

S-It has a sweet/sour kind of aroma.

T/M-This is a smooth ale that will be a definite add to my collection. It has no bitterness or aftertaste just perfect.

D-If I could buy a keg I would. Try one you won't be dissapointed.

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

Tapered 375ml green bottle, caged and cork. Cork comes out with a satisfying "thunk", leaving a little wisp of released carbon dioxide.

Cloudy pale straw body, with a deliciously foaming head of rocky white bubbles. Small amounts of tiny bead swelling up the sides of the glass. Looks very tasty.

Wonderful organic skunkiness on the nose - earthy mulch, straw, and a floral note of fresh crushed lemon myrtle. Underlying this is the classic Belgian yeast character, giving a sweet sweaty, tomato kind of smell. Just a wonderful nose, and so different to many other styles of beer. Very pleasant indeed.

Nice entry, slightly sour, with a gritty yeast backbone. Mellows later to a bittersweet floral note, with even a hint of pepper or spice. Finishes very dry, and what with the sour character lingering around the back of your mouth leaves it amazingly refreshing. Mouthfeel is great, a wonderful sparkling effervescence which just plays perfectly with the sour characters on the palate.

What a wonderful drop of beer, surely one of the most drinkable and refreshing brews I've ever tasted. A truly delectable and extremely tasty beer. Wonderful.

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

Poured from a smell C&C Bottle to a snifter the liquid is hazy yellow with good carbonation. The head is nice 2 fingers whiet and leave some lace.

The smell is mild, bread like malty with a hint of spice, very light, and some what elegant.

The taste follows this is quite a good brew. I really like this approach to a saison. Great yet refined low key and elegant in the flavor profile. A bit of tang in the finish.

The mouthfeel is good an airy and easy drinking brew with good carbonation goes very well is a snifter.

The drinkability is good this is a great example of that this style can be. Prosit, MK

Photo of TheycallmeTim
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle that reads "Unfiltered" and "Bottle Conditioned" into a Hennepin flute.

A--Cloudy honey-hued body that looks rich. Chunky three finger lively head with tons of big bubbles, like a foamy champagne, that cave it in from the inside out. Lots of foamy lacing all over the glass clung after each sip.

S--Yeast, yeast, and more yeast--redolent of the stuff with some alcohol sting behind it. Some subtle floral essences also rise up upon first pour, and pair with a smell I can only describe as a meadow of clover after it rains.

T--Wow. Two part experience here, as it rushed in with more yeast and floral character (hops? seems more like it's phenols) that tastes like the blossoms of fruit trees or their sap, more syrupy and like nectar than reminiscent of the fruit itself, only to finish very dry and clean. Has a wheat undertone throughout that I really enjoyed. Much, much less sweet than Hennepin, and more floral than spicy.

M--Holds up perfectly for the style. Packs a lot of flavor in without feeling heavy. Bright and crisp.

D--Excellent except for the ABV, which knocks things down a bit as I'd rather session this than go once and done.

Though there are many saisons out there, and almost as many good ones, I can see how this is the standard-bearer for the style. Highly recommended.

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

750 Bottle

Served in Pint Glass

Appearance: Golden in color, very bubbly, 3 finger head.

Smell: Sweet citrus and floral aroma, with slight yeast characteristics

Taste: Citrus like sweetness at the front, berry through the middle moving towards bitter with a delicate yeast finish

Mouthfeel: Light, tingly, carbonated

Drinkability: Smooth, refreshing, easy

Great example of a Saison, perfect for summer as the style was intended for.

Photo of dino213aa
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden haze with high carb and lots of light, frothy foam.

S: Most of the smell is clove and nutmeg, a few faint citrus notes as well.

T&M: Strong clove and bitter green apple flavors. Light and bubbly mouthfeel with little aftertaste other than alcohol.

D: Overall this is a highly drinkable Belgian Saison. Crisp, apple-like with a certain bitterness that is not overbearing. Although this is a quality ale, I have other favs that I would likely buy before this.

Photo of gory4d
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice bright hay color into my tulip; the head is white and thin, with very large bubbles, and doesn't last long. The smell is pastoral: clover and grass and clay, with some notes of honey and peony. Taste comes on sweet and floral, with a sharp mineral tang to the finish; the yeast is very subtle though rich. It's quite an active beer in the mouth, leaving a good bit of foam to swallow after you think you're done, but feels very nice going down. The alcohol edge isn't too pronounced: it's easy to drink a few. A very nice example of the style.

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

Server gave me the bottle and let me pour it. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Huge sticky white head that is effervescent on the bottom and fluffy on the top. Sits atop a hazy amber beer.

S - Nice and musty, just like I love my saisons. Bready and yeasty smell with that great barnyard funk in the background.

T&M - So incredibly smooth. Yeast up front with a slight lemon peel-like bitterness, but not strong at all. Earthy notes all around. Moderately carbonated and slightly drying.

What a great saison. This is incredibly drinkable and I could easily put down a few.

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

Hauled this one back from Belgium. 33cl poured into a chalice.

A: Tan gold, and very murky. You can actually see the sediment swirling about after pouring. Gets a decent head with great retention - remains a solid layer atop the beer for quite a while.

S: Very acidic yet musty. Lots of farmyard in here - musty grass and hay with a nice aroma of apricots and bananas, as well. Kind of bready. Lots going on here.

T: Whoo! Lots of citrusy acidity up front, fading into a complex mixture of grass, malt, and lots of fruit. Spices, too - coriander and some nutmeg. Leaves the palate with a very nice aftertaste.

M: Very clean, but not entirely smooth. Medium to light bodied, with light carbonation. Leaves a crisp feeling in the mouth.

D: Drinkable, yet so intense and complex as to be slightly offputting. Definitely an enjoyable experience.

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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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