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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 184
Gots: 240 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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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 haz77
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.

haz77, May 04, 2006
Photo of sinistrsam
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.

sinistrsam, May 03, 2006
Photo of Jacobob10
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.

Jacobob10, May 02, 2006
Photo of EPseja
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.

EPseja, Apr 28, 2006
Photo of dfried
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)

dfried, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of badbeer
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.

badbeer, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of ByTor2112
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!

ByTor2112, Apr 25, 2006
Photo of beerphilosopher
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.

beerphilosopher, Apr 22, 2006
Photo of shroompod
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

shroompod, Apr 19, 2006
Photo of phishgator
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.

phishgator, Apr 17, 2006
Photo of Tupperwolf
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.

Tupperwolf, Apr 17, 2006
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of SilentSabre
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

SilentSabre, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of Graham21
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

Graham21, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of geexploitation
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*

geexploitation, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of nickss
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.

nickss, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of alexgash
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.

alexgash, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of Drew966
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.

Drew966, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of TheEclecticGent
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.

TheEclecticGent, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of VoodooBrew
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.

VoodooBrew, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of TheBungyo
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!

TheBungyo, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of CNeilP09
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.

CNeilP09, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of mortarit
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like it going to be my highest rating but it's my favorite beer.

I was impressed with the head on this one, can I say the whole glass just about it. It really has that cloud like texture to it. Puffy and thick where it clings to the side walls.

Taste like a water down tripel wich is good because I really haven't gotten into them yet. To harsh for me. So the taste is smooth and really goes down well.

Bottle was a 375ml/ 12.7 oz. with a wired cage.

Cloudy, light golden look

I only got one of these but I will remember. I need to get some more of these beauty.

mortarit, Feb 27, 2006
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.7/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a La Chouffe, 25cl, tulip style glass. A huge, dense head of about, oh, three fingers form on top of the beer. Beer is clear and a pale straw color. The head actually dissipates near the neck of the tulip glass, but leaves foam at the top of the glass and then another layer on top of the beer. I can actually see through the missing layer with foam on top and bottom. Very interesting.

Nose is yeast and sweetness. Smells a bit like a eurolager like Heineken. Wasnt expecting that and dont really like it.

The taste is not much for me either. Yeasty. Slight bit of that skunk taste as well. A bit chalky and rusty and "grandmothers basement" tastes as well. Is it possible I got a bad bottle?

Mouthfeel was crsip and refreshing. Light bodied beer. Carbonation is clean and adds a bit to the overall likeabitlity of the beer. However, I dont like the taste or smell. Smells like a corn concocted macro lager. Possibly a bad batch so I will buy one more and give it another chance. But this one is not good. Will have trouble finishing but will definitely do so.

SaCkErZ9, Feb 26, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. 2005 on the cork.

Pours a rather pale straw color with a thick shaving cream head. Head lessens a bit, but maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

What a complex aroma! Bready with some spicy and peppery notes. Has a bit of a skunky hop aroma blended in with just a slight smokiness.

Bready immediately upfront followed by a slight peppery taste. A slight bitterness sets in with the taste of skunky hops which lingers as it finishes quite dry.

Creamy texture, abundant carbonation.

Nice drinking saison. I'll suck down this 750 without a second thought...

MaltyGoodness, Feb 18, 2006
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.