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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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3,294 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,294
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | 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 filabrazilia
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden with an unbelievably cumulus-like head that lingers like an impending storm front. I cannot get over the size of this head.

This smells like a classic Saison--fruity sweet, spicy and chock full of aromatic delight. There is a hint of alcohol in the nose that balances out the aroma nicely.

The flavor is wonderful. There are hints of citrus, pepper and alcohol that blend together completely. This is what I expect when I drink a Saison.

The mouthfeel is robust yet mellow, complex yet simple. This is a mid-bodied beer that is easily drinkable after a warm summer day. However, it is complex enough to be consumed as a semi-winter warmer.

This was a very good beer. We don't have enough opportunity to enjoy this style of beer. Saison Dupont is a great example of the style. I wish all beers were this good.

filabrazilia, Oct 21, 2004
Photo of kmpitz2
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell. This one pours a fluffy white, with just a little bit of hazy peachy-orange color underneath to show there is beer in there, not just head. Seriously, there is about 4 fingers of head, and its not going anywhere. The nose is nice and zesty lemon with a great fruity sweetness in there as well. I have to let this sit to see if I can get the head to go down, or I will have foam all up in my moustache. The flavor is really nice. There is a tartness that carries through the entire beer, but there is also a nice citrusy sweetness in there too. Very nice. The beer is moderately thick, not too heavy for the flavor. A good balance. I can see why people like this beer. Its not my favorite style, but I can only have one favorite now can't I...I could kick back with a bottle of this again, easily.

kmpitz2, Oct 06, 2004
Photo of jvajda
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Enormous fluffy head and peach like body. Almost fuzzy looking.
Smell: Fresh lemon and grassiness.
Taste:Fresh and light start then big malty body and carbonation. Sweet and full body Finish is buttery smooth with a slight bitterness, This is a very refreshing beer. Very light dryness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Buttery smooth.
Drinkability: Highly drinkable, great beer.

jvajda, Oct 03, 2004
Photo of Crosling
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden.

Nose of spices, banana peel, tangerine, orange, spices, bready malt and herbs.

Pleasant, great for the style flavor profile, with notes of banana bread, bready malts, light fruits (green apples), a bit of tartness and perhaps some spicing, coriander if I am not mistaken.

Lovely.

Crosling, Sep 30, 2004
Photo of NearerMyBeerToMe
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"2.003" says the cork. On the pour, a head of pure white rushes up to fill half the goblet. Beer is the color of bronzed honey with highlights of pure gold; highly translucent and full of lilting carbonation. A swirl of the glass leaves slothful lace oozing back towards the surface of the liquid. Quite a looker, until later in the bottle... when I start getting loads of sediment, no matter how gentle the pour. Crisp, hoppy aromas of new-mown grass with grated lemon zest and pickled ginger; soft, rice wafery maltiness. Nosefeel is almost too light to be considered "floral." Flavors are neatly balanced, everything drenched in coolness: lemon juice wetnesses give way to an assertive, spicy body of white pepper, coriander, ginger; nectarine-pit bitterness; vigorously dry, hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is wet--wetter than water--on the tongue, but somehow finishes warm, bitter, and refreshing. Good drinkability overall, but I was beginning to feel some palate fatigue after 750ml of the stuff. Delicacy is absolutely the focus of this brew. I preferred this when I had it on tap, but this sample simply reinforced my notion that this is the archetype for the style. This paired very nicely indeed with orange-glazed salmon and asparagus frittata.

NearerMyBeerToMe, Sep 27, 2004
Photo of frazbri
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy straw gold with a billowing white head. The initial aroma was skunked, but that quickly dissapated. The mouthfeel was bright and light. Flavor of lemon zest and citrus finished with oak and a little alcohol warmth.

I was a little worried about the condition of this beer when I pulled the cork. That skunk smell hit, but fortunately didn't last. While Saison Dupont did not fully meet my expectations, it is a very fine beer. I will revisit this beer in the future.

frazbri, Sep 03, 2004
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A classic, a must try, but nothing exceptional. A lot of foam from aggressive conditioning, pouring out over table and taking several moments to calm down. Refreshing in summer, easy drink but not bold rather very grassy. Some coriander and cloves spice and apple honey. Ranked down a bit in another bottle of 10 months later, bit more barnyard did not affect it, rather found it only above average brew.

Sammy, Aug 29, 2004
Photo of blitheringidiot
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great opportunity to try this one on tap at The Drafting Room in Springhouse PA.

Hazy orange, cloudy hued taunt tight halo head ring into a basic tulip glass.

Light mellow blends of oranges, apples, bananas and a bit of cloves, followed by a bit of bready indiscernable yeast.

Delicate balance of fruity blends that touch upon bananas, cherries, lemons, oranges, sweet and zero aftertaste. Complex & delightful.

Crisp and medium full bodoed.

Last swigs: Warmed up, esters and spices show up more-so. From what folks say, this is a rare treat on draught, and even better in bottles. Quite a complex tongue taster.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

blitheringidiot, Aug 24, 2004
Photo of necoadam
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked date was 2003 so this was kinda young. But still tasted oh so good. Poured out a bright orange/deep gold color with a nice amount of head that lasted all the way through. Smell consisted of a variety of items. Spicies, hay-like aromas, and some fruits in the backround as well, but the fruit was quite strong. Taste was quite flavorful. Lots of citrus notes in this beer with some spiciness in the backround. Yeast and some slight hops show up at the end with a tart-like finish that lasts into the aftertaste. Quite nice. Nothing was overwhelming which was nice to see. Mouthfeel was on the border of light-medium. Perhaps I should buy a bottle and age it to see what differences will show up. Pick this up for sure.

necoadam, Aug 19, 2004
Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Cloudy lemonade yellow color with a prodigious white, fine-bubbled head; rafts of lacing

Smell: Lemons and cloves, yeasty, with a bit of banana, dill and some wet hay

Taste: Light but complex; a bit of herbacious, lemony sweetness up front; after the swallow, the herbal elements grow as does a piney, resinous bitterness that is followed by a dry, peppery finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and refreshing; nicely carbonated

Drinkability: Very drinkable but extremely complex; great for warmer days when you want something thirst quenching

brentk56, Aug 16, 2004
Photo of AllThingsNinja
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet Saisons and summer make a refreshing and relaxing pair. I picked up this bottle at Trader Joe's and enjoyed the sweet golden sunset of a brew, that capped it self nicely with dissipating white head. The brew balanced sweetness with spices with a combination that was both light and bold. The pleasant dry finish helped it pair well with an unidentified soft cheese. Most excellent.

AllThingsNinja, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of Suds
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a corked 750 ml bottle. There was intense pressure behind that cork…Pow!!
The appearance of this beer is simply spectacular. The head is firm, thick, long-lasting, and glowing-white. It sits atop a cloudy, milky, yellow liquid. Bubble rise constantly through the liquid, and yeast float throughout. The aroma has a notable lemon and orange quality, mixed with yeast and a spiciness. The taste starts moderately sweet, with the citrus continuing. By the mid-taste, the beer dries out a little, and it finishes very clean and crisp. It’s extraordinarily refreshing.

Suds, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of Sigmund
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl capped bottle simply called "Saison Dupont" (bought in Norway), "Vieille Provision" is apparently used only for the corked bottle, otherwise it must be the same beer. Hazy golden beer with a large head. Lovely farmhouse aroma with spices and tobacco. Spicy and "authentic" farmbrew flavour, which unfortunately soon is overpowered by a strange medicinal bitterness on the the back of my tongue - I’m not sure how much of this bitterness comes from the hops and how much comes from dead yeast cells. This bitterness dominates the long aftertaste

Sigmund, Aug 03, 2004
Photo of tjd25
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice.

tjd25, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of Boilermaker88
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a caged and corked 750ml bottle. Cork had "2-004" stamped on it. Poured into a goblet, this saison had a light amber, almost champagne-like color, vigorous carbonation, and a blooming frothy white head that quickly receded but had a never-say-die preseverence. Very nice to look at.
The nose was vaguely fruity but the main component was a combination of yeasty, dusty malt notes and a sharp herbal aroma. Some hints of citrus also played around the periphery.
The taste was rather like a tripel. Some real faint fruit-inspired sweetness up front, a mild malt base with that dusty flavor transitioning over from the nose, and finishing with the soft spiciness of coriander and white pepper and a bolder, harsher herbal bite. The feel was light treading toward medium in body, round and creamy, thanks to the abundant carbonation.
Overall, this saison was quite drinkable, especially on a night with temps in the 80's. Saison Dupont rates the reputation it has garnered.

Boilermaker88, Jul 31, 2004
Photo of IronDjinn
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Vancouver, my first saison sample, and highly recommended. Poured from a small brown 250 ml bottle, best before date on the back label is 04/2006. Massive chunky white head on the pour into a tulip glass, the foam rose so high above the lip of the glass that it eventually formed a saison nipple as a crown. Hazy pale golden coloured body, intense carbonation. Pepper, corainder and citrus on the nose, some sweet malt and candi sugar as well. Through the billowing foam it seems to have a cotton candy sweetness to it, it suits the texture, that's for sure. Intensely sweet flavour up front, definitely cotton candy, strawberry licorice, citrusy towards the middle, and the spices popping up near the finish: pepper, coriander, bitter orange peel. Floral sweetness on the aftertaste, some clover honey. A small sample to make a decent impression from. The mouthfeel is smooth like mylar, a frictionless plastic texture that slides through the mouth. I'd drink another of these just to get part 2 of the experience, hopefully in a larger serving. Otherwise my glass of this saison disappeared far too quickly.

IronDjinn, Jul 28, 2004
Photo of ngandhi
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dupont is the most well-balanced of all the Belgian saisons. Its coriander complements the live citrus. The star of this beer, however, is the meditative hopping which lends beautiful funky herbal notes on the nose, a peppery leafiness on the palate, and a dry finish that calmly accentuates the coriander, keeping this beer from being cloying. The malt is very liquid with a midpalate fullness that is both quenching and filling. Archetypal.

Relax, relax.
ng

ngandhi, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of dave750
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with a tall, thick head that lasts forever and leaves a fine lace. The aroma is of apple cider with honey malt arriving as it warms.
Starts with a strong bitter hop and citrusy tart flavor that continues to the end. An underlying bread-like flavor emerges at mid-taste. Fades with a biting hop spiciness and a toasted malt influence ending with a lingering bitter chocolate taste. Carbonation a touch too high for my liking. Excellent balance bias toward hops. Medium body.
An easy drinking enjoyable brew that would go down a smoother if there was just a little less carbonation

dave750, Jul 23, 2004
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a light pale malt scent with a very fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with a fruity yeast finish. It goes down easy and finishes dry, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. It has a superior aroma and good taste; a good drinker.

WesWes, Jul 18, 2004
Photo of mickeymac
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle with one of my favorite labels, it pours hazy gold with a touch of peach. A big, billowy white head develops immediately and diminishes but never goes away completely. The smell is classic musty barnyard with some herbs and peppery spices. Spice and herbs abound in the taste, but a bit of dry fruity sweetness becomes more apparent after it sits a while. This Saison goes down like a dream and is always worth seeking out.

mickeymac, Jul 12, 2004
Photo of Dogbrick
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a medium thick and fluffy white head. The green bottle may be to blame for the skunkyness that enveloped the sweet fruit and yeast in the aroma. Light-bodied and very carbonated, with an earthy mix of tart fruit and sweet spice flavors. However, the flavor falls off very quickly for some reason. The finish is lightly sweet and has a touch of pepper. Overall this beer is decent with only a couple shortcomings, but I think the green bottle and travel did it some harm. At any rate I thought the now-defunct Quarryman version was a lot better.

Dogbrick, Jul 11, 2004
Photo of rajendra82
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pale golden look with the effervescent carbonation is clearly evocative of Champagne. The crowning creamy head atop the brew is very handsome and displays incredible longevity and adorns the glass with a solid coat of lace. The aroma is floral, citric, and earthy. The taste is very delicate sweet tart rhubarb and lemon peel with horseradish spiciness on the back of the tongue. The middle is crisply hopped with a dry mouthfeel. The end is a bit tropical with hints of banana and other fruity esters. Light and tangy, with a sunny disposition. This brew will always be welcome in my glass.

rajendra82, Jul 07, 2004
Photo of xgrigorix
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Cork designates it as 2003 vintage.

Bright hazy yellow. Topped by an incredible, white mousse like head, that retains pretty well.

Bright fruity aroma, intense herbal notes, & a nifty bit of barnyardy funk.

Sweetness up front, some interesting fruitiness. Loads of spicy yeast character, along with some sour barnyard funk flavours. Dry herb flavoured finish. Light-medium body, rugged carbonation. Quite refreshing & quaffable.

xgrigorix, Jun 24, 2004
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, straw yellow color, creamy, bone-white froth atop.
Aroma, a great heady blend of citrus and spice, probably coriander and clove in the lead. Feels quite a bit like a wit, too, with that wheaten element riding high.
Taste: warm, wonderful, spicy texture, smooths out after, but never flags in flavor. Citrus and spice carries through, with plenty of lemon zest and a drizzle of orange, plus loads of yeasty contributions and a never-ending spicy kick.
Thirst-quenching all the way, ending in a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied, but abundant with character.
Damned tasty! A great summery ale, tres sophisticated and quaffable, to boot!

feloniousmonk, Jun 22, 2004
Photo of silenius
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another tremendous beer we have here! Served in a 375ml bottle with the 2003 printed on the cork. 2004 also tasted. This is wonderful fresh or aged.

Champagne style cork comes out of the beer easily with a twist and a pop!

I poured the beer in a long narrow Utica Club Brewery .4L mug I bought in college. Unstoppable foamy head on this one. My first gulp was all foam as I tried to stem the rising head of beer! Bone white head with a cloudy glowing honeyed color to the beer. I can only see some limited carbonation this beer because it is so cloudy. Pouring in the yeast causes a nebula-like brown swirling to appear. A beautiful beer.

Smell is floral, grassy and herbal with some lemon rind citrus hint to it. Perhaps a hint of clove and lemon meringue pie character. A beautiful perfumed beer.

Taste is mellow smooth herbal sweetness with a slightly bitter lemon rind twist on the aftertaste. Incredible.

Mouthfeel is a creamy smoothness with no overt carbonation bite showing through. This beer goes down easily!

At 6.5 ABV I'll start too feel this after 2, but what a wonderful beer. The aftertaste makes me want to take sip after sip. I'm finishing this beer now and I wish this 375ml was a 750ml!

I appreciate this more in a tulip glass and every time I drink it I have to say "I love this beer!" out loud. My perfect beer.

silenius, Jun 21, 2004
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,294 ratings.