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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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3,140 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 191 | 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.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green glass bottle that has a cork stamped with 2003. Yeast swirled into the last glass, strengthened flavors to an extent.

Apperance: In a tulip glass, this beer pours a nice golden orange color with a nice 3" head of white fluff. Looks quite nice. Also, the energetic pop of the cork added to the overall appearance. Watch out!

Smell: The smell is a mixture of many things. Very earthen smells permeate: yeast, some sour phenols give a lemon like twang. Funky and musty.

Taste: Move over witbier, I've found my new summer love! This beer has an incredible profile. It blends slightly sweet fruit esters with slighty tart phenols all wrapped together with doughy yeasts and spices. First tastes of sour apples, lemons, nectarines give way to faint tart medicinal afterthoughts. The yeast strain is perfect, and this gives quite a unique 'raw' feeling. A pleasant and refreshing quaff.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful. Very active carbonation dances across the tongue, nice and light drinking.

Drinkability: Great. I wish I could buy more of these, but they're sort of pricey where I'm at. Really great though. Drink it on your porch as the summer sun sets and know true happiness.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2004 22:44:46 | More by 99bottles
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Sixpack595

Michigan

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

Beutifull beer with a huge white cap of dense white foam.Clear or cloudy depending on the pour amber body. Aroma is faint, spicy and a bit musty. Flavor is zesty with a tart acidity, spicy hops and alcohol, and a bit of fruityness that sneaks out every so often. Strong bitterness and a crisp dry finish. May not be the tastiest beer, but the complexity and depth of flavor make for a very rengaging brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2004 04:09:34 | More by Sixpack595
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Jon

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

75cl bottled 2002.

This aged bottle really shouldn't have surprised me, but it did.

Hazed goldenrod with one of the most expansive heads I've seen from a two-year-old bottle. Thick, chunky rings of lace permeate the tumbler glass. Unreal.

Herbal, grassy, yeasty, and funky lambic-like aromas fill the air. Dried apples and trails of earthy hops linger, as well.

Still hoppy after two years in the bottle. The flavor of this beer, to me, is best described as a blend of a superbly aged Cantillon Iris and an aged and softened Orval with a trace of DeRanke XX Bitter. Essentially a blend of the hoppy beers of Belgium with age. Wonderful. Hoppy, earthy, citric. Fruity yet dry on the finish with apple and clove hints.

Wonderfully carbonated; smooth and elegant. Full-bodied, but seemingly light.

To say this saison is refreshing would be an understatement. Fresh Saison Dupont is fantastic... world class. Two-year-old, bottle conditioned Saison Dupont is really something else. While I didn't think this bottle would hold up extremely well, it more than exceeded my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2004 02:44:42 | More by Jon
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yeagerbm

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky hazy yellow with dense white head and brown sediment accumilation at the bottom of my belgian glass. Had a good fruity smell, with pineapple and banana along with alcohol. Similar in taste with maybe some lemony twang to it. Some characteristics as the hefeweizens but with more citrusy alcohol notes. very flavorful and drinkable with a good buzzing alcohol kick.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2004 20:49:17 | More by yeagerbm
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

This beer poured a thick white head with a hazy yellow body. There were a few dark bits floating around the haze.

The nose was a mix of soft fruit, manure, phenols, banana, garbage, apples and some pears.

The taste was medium to light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking with a slight graininess. Light malt taste, a sourness, slight dirt, shit, banana, fruit, phenols. What really sticks out in this beer is the bitterness. Not crazy bitter, but bitter enough to slightly dominate. It reminds me a lot of a tart german hefeweizen with a phenolic/shit/barnyard sort of smell. Surprisingly tasty though.

Overall it’s really great farmhouse ale. It reminds me a lot of de ranke XX bitter. I could drink this beer all day.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2004 08:41:46 | More by taez555
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

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

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a tulip glass. The color was golden, with a wispy white head. The smell was flowery and fruity, with a very slight funkiness. The taste was somewhat sour, with hints of a nice estery taste, and a strong yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated. As for drinkability, especially with the relatively low ABV, I could have several of these.

Though I prefer Fantome by a nose, Saison duPont seems to be the more consistent product of the two. Needless to say, I'd be happy drinking either one. I'd been looking forward to trying duPont for a while, since I'd first seen it in the cooler at Burgh's, and it's certainly convinced me of the merits of farmhouse beers, which I may have passed over looking for doubles/triples/quads. A great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2004 22:52:08 | More by beergeek279
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shirfan

New York

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

Pours a slightly yeast-hazed golden yellow, with an enormous fluffy white head.

Aroma of candy apples, strawberries, and a slightly heavier grain note.

Taste is a mixture of peppery lemon and a modest malt background. Some grassy tones come through; not overly sweet or yeasty. A little sour in the finish, this is, as the bottle explains, a belgian that would work as a summer beer. Not too heavy, but still drawing much flavor yeast.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2004 22:00:52 | More by shirfan
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Bier Circus, Brussels (Draught special of the day for 2 euro a glass I believe...)

This is a dark orangeish colour with a huge, white fluffy head of foam. Aromas are a bit funky and yeasty with a nice bready malt middle and a nice herbal/floral hop finish...The taste was fruity, with that malt in the middle and the drying hops providing a slight bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel was fluffy and smooth and the drinkability was excellent. I quite enjoyed this one on tap...much more so than in the bottle...

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2004 23:31:12 | More by francisweizen
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ark57

Pennsylvania

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

It pours an orange-gold with a sligth haze and a creamy head. It has an earthy, citrus hop aroma. It is spicy with some orange and earthy notes. It finishes with a dry, bitterness that is slightly sour and very refreshing. One of the best Saisons available.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2004 14:28:17 | More by ark57
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merlin48

Kentucky

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

11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy, golden yellow, with a white head that is surprisingly short, but has excellent retention and leaves respectable patches of lace. Aroma is overripe bananas in the beginning, with an idyllic grassy meadow and earthy farmyard in the background. Citrusy pineapple comes on strong toward the end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and smooth. Taste is pleasantly complex, with citrus fruits like pineapple and mandarin orange in the leading role. Tart and sweet/dry, with some rock candy sweetness balanced by some floral hoppiness, and the earthy yeastiness. Pale malts hold everything together for a very pleasant experience.
This is a highly enjoyable Belgian Saison. I regret that I didn't buy as many of these as my wallet could have spared. I look forward to having some more of these farmhouse Belgian ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2004 01:20:38 | More by merlin48
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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont was served from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle, dating from 2003 as printed on the cork, which popped with force! In a Duvel tulip, the beer was hazy and yellow-orange golden, and was topped by an enormous whipped rocky white head that left super clingy and thick lacing. The nose was extremely robust, laced with woody spice (horseblanket...clove? bitter orange peel?) and pineapple-fruity esters, and capped by a sharp hop (Golding?) bouquet that struggled to be heard over the crowd. The predominant spice in the nose is the same dominant spice in the nose of Abbaye de Rocs. Tasting the beer revealed a fluffy, dry, and delicate malt base that is quickly overshadowed by a lightly spicy, crisp pineappley acidic transition into a very powerful zippy orange-peel citric dry bitter finish that lingers. The overall effect is a refreshing yet very tasty and satisfying experience. The crisp dryness of the body and the citric-bitter finish contributes significantly to the drinkability of such a full flavored summer brew. An excellent piece of work this saison is.

Note: This beer pairs very well with full-flavored soft stinky cheese smeared on slices of French baguette.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2004 04:13:33 | More by HiroProtagonist
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marburg

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If I were a beer photographer -- a food fluffer or something -- I would photograph this beer for virtually every photo I ever took. It's proud, expansive, clingy white head is THE posterchild for head on a beer. And oh yeah, that hazed gold-orange liquid with fairly vigorous carbonation isn't too bad looking either.

First aromatic impression is made immediately following the loud "pop" of the cork -- bits of almost-lambic funk hit the nostrils before anything else. Followed by a lemony, peppery, wet feel muted by yeast.

Fruity and peppery from the get go. Finishes lightly bitter -- kind of a farmhouse straw sort of bitter -- and with a bit of dryness. Seems a bit different with each sip. Bitterness evolves into an alcoholic intensity.

An excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2004 00:52:03 | More by marburg
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A clouded golden orange sunburst tone, awesome effervescent white fine bubbled head, lacing is entricate clings to my glass the whole way. Aroma: Mild hints of citrus and tropical fruit, along with a musty farmhouse funk just heavenly cloves and spices thrown into the mix. Taste: Staple of the Saison style, creamy fruit tinged edge with pale malts and a great wild flavor of spices, peppery notes, and herbal tea like finish the clovey aspect is great all in all very solid brew. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, tickles the senses and coats the palate with a fine slightly syrupy film. Drinkability: Effortless summer session ale complex and refreshing what more can you ask for.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2004 20:52:04 | More by WVbeergeek
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scottum

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pop the cork.

Pours out a light yellow straw with a huge bright white head. Very smooth mouthfeel as the brew goes down. Spice and yeast flavors are there. More on the tart side of sweet. Complex flavors are well balance to a nice yum. I'm wishing I bought the 750ml bottle over the 375ml bottle. Oh well, always a next time. So glad this brew is finally available in VT!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2004 02:20:21 | More by scottum
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bditty187

Nebraska

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy, peachy-honey yellow hue, sparse white head, awfully small. I assume the gasses from the bottle were released prematurely as the bartender open the 12-ounce bottle and it took the waitress a moment too long to bring me the sample. I am angered and disappointed. No lace was produced either as the beer was removed from the glass, speaking of glass it was a straight-sided pint glass! Curse the Dundee Dell! The nose is tart, earthy, peppery, grassy and very lively. The potency is respectable, welcoming for sure. The palate is everything you want in a Saison and then some. Tart and lively upfront with earthiness, fresh cut grass, hay, horse blankets, pepper, grapes, traces of white wine, pears, a hint of green apple peel, undercurrents of indescribable loveliness. The carbonation is lively enough to play up the taste and refresh at the same time. Medium in body, smaller than I expected but it has a very workable mouthfeel. Dry finish yet fruity and juicy. This is a great beverage, absolutely wonderful, it doesn’t hurt I love this style of beer. If I were stuck on a desert island this would be the beer of choice. This is a ‘must try’ for every serious beer drinker. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2004 19:45:40 | More by bditty187
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

2003 Bottling, Sampled June 2004
The aroma is lemony, sharp, and musty all at the same time. It is very well carbonated and just dances around as it effervesces on my tongue. The taste is lightly sweet, yet is quite dry in the finish. This is definitely well hopped as it has a nice balancing bitterness in the finish. The taste has some light lemon notes as well hints of ginger, and herbs. The beer is really quite dry, despite the sweetness that I detected early on. This beer is light and refreshing, yet complex and interesting. This is just a great beer, and one of my favorite styles right now.


2003 bottle, Sampled January, 2004
It is very well carbonated as the cork just explodes from the bottle with only a little prompting. This beer is a hazy orange yellow colored brew, which, is topped by a prodigious white head. The head is long lasting and turns to a cratered rocky surface over time. As I pour I get a strong light struck character in the aroma. The main aroma in the glass is of grain. The light struck character is, thankfully, quite muted in the taste. The beer has a sharp grassy-grain character to it, which is quite good and make me think of a nice hay field in Belgium. There is a slight sweetness and a balancing bitter hop finish. It is a fairly dry beer overall, and has very little fruitiness to it. The middle of this beer has a certain sharp spiciness to it. Overall, though this beer is fairly mellow, the flavors are well integrated and flow one into the other. I like this beer; a quality, good farm-house beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2004 02:02:58 | More by Gueuzedude
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunshine wheat colored beer. Thick, foamy, bright white head. The aroma was a combination of fresh hops and spring fields. The flavor contains just the right amount of citrus hops that fades into a clean and refreshing aftertaste. The body is on the light side of moderate and the beer has a good amount of carbonation. Overall a light and refreshing beer perfect for those warmer days.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2004 19:58:36 | More by HappyHourHero
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BittRnessabounds

Colorado

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

2002 addition based on the cork. Farmhouse ales are rapidly becoming my favorite style, and this particular offering did it's best to continue that trend. Nice color, not quite yellow, and not quite orange but certainly hazing with a nice topping of foam. The smell is very fresh and awakening, slightly fruity, but certainly refreshing and dominated by the yeast. The taste is a wonderful combination of the farmhouse yeast, some hops, sour fruit and tongue tickling spices. The aftertaste was very dry and long lasting. Overall a very pleasant beer, and i can't wait to enjoy during warmer weather when it was intended to be consumed.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2004 04:07:28 | More by BittRnessabounds
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of head. There is nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is full of citrus, grass, hay, and a hint of white grapes. Very Pleasant. The taste starts with just a tad of tart acidity. Bits of lemon and orange peel, not very many hops present. The aftertaste is slightly metallic. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and thick. The drinkability is also fairly good. A unique Saison.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2003 05:28:29 | More by SheepNutz
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tavernjef

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Conglomerate of murky gel-like haze of light golden yellow with a tall suspended dense white head of firmly settling froth, slowly dwindles down to a thick puffy haze that remains present, lacing in inkblot sheets. Smell is subdued and mellow with light fruity citrus peels and quite floral in its sweetness with an overall dry wood character adding a nice earthyness with dried grassy and musty yeast notes. Taste is a nice meld of complexing little bits of sharp wheat tones that playfully dart around the palate leaving trails of spices, grasses, dulled citrus peels, musty yeast, wood and earthy tones that leaves a real interesting dryness thats milding smooth and long with its own complexities lending nice frothy wheat malts and some mild hop bittering tones. Nice finish, very calm, smooth, lengthy, and subtle with drying tones. Nice airy carbonation upfront that builds quickly to a nice little grab and fullness midway, and finishes dry remaining smooth and kinda tingly/spritzy the whole way through. The drinkability is nice, just a nudge of to much carbonation for me but still a winner in my book.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2003 00:49:55 | More by tavernjef
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crookedhalo

Pennsylvania

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

Hazy orangish golden color with a thick white head that last the duration of the beer. Citrus, hops and pepper are is the nose as well as some sweetness. Sweet and dry with the same hoppy and citrusy flavors that are apparent in the aroms. Refreshing and light. Should be drinking this one in the summer, but hey, those're old wives tales about drinking "within" the season. Nice dry finish makes this saison highly drinkable. World class.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2003 22:08:12 | More by crookedhalo
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awesome brew, nicely flavorful, well hopped and extremely drinkable!! The beer pours a hazy orange-ish and sports a good fluffy white head. The aromas are of citrus, especially grapefruit and mildly spicy hop. The mouthfeel is a thing of beauty-highly refreshing and somewhat full-bodied as well. The beer tastes sensational, and is one that is sure to please many. Loads of thirst quenching citrus, and wonderfully bitter hop flavors that start fruity, then end dry and clean. This is a great beer to introduce newcomers to the wonders of Belgian Beer! A superb beer with food as well!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2003 00:38:06 | More by moulefrite
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byrd

Virginia

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

Loud champagne “pop” when removing the cork. Huge spritzy head that reduces quite slowly. Big tart aroma with some notes of white wine notes. Aroma is also dry and woody with earthy, musty notes. Tart apples are also on the nose. Lace is very sticky and forms a curved bowl from the surface up to the sides of the glass. Nice golden hue with a very slight haze. The start is smooth, quite malty, and somewhat fruity with notes of peach and sour apple. Quick hit of considerable carbonation is soon to follow. Carbonation lends to a rather fluffy mouthfeel. Spice notes come out in the middle – clove being the most noticeable. The finish is tart and dry with malt undertones still noticeable. First saison that I’ve tried. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but I’m not sure that I notice the “farminess” that some folks notice other then the mustiness up front.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2003 19:59:45 | More by byrd
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 750ml bottle from Down Town Liquors in Somerville, MA.

Pours a slightly cloudy light yellow color. The head is good size with many different size bubbles. The smell has some hints of citrus and straw. The taste is citrus, then bitter in the middle and then ends on a dry note.

Explosive in the mouth as it wakes up your taste buds. Kind of leaves my tongue tingling. Very nice. Not sure what style of glass I should have used. I went with a chalice.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2003 01:21:23 | More by CharlesRiver
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saltydog

New York

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted at 't Rusteel in Belgium. Appearance: Golden yellow, clear, big head, but fades rapidly. Aroma: Spicy, big hop presence. Nice "mustiness" from cork. Flavor: Crisp hops, nice malt character in background, and good, earthy, cork character. Finish: crisp and tart. Some oxidation, but mostly seems beneficial to beer's complexity.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2003 03:26:58 | More by saltydog
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,140 ratings.