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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,590
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 211
Gots: 329 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings: 3,590 | Reviews: 1,487
Photo of khiasmus
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden wih a clean white head and goood lacing. Lots of sediment. The smells are of lemon, brie cheese, and light barnyard. The taste is complex, with more of the same that are in the aroma, but a lingering bitterness that doesn't seem to come from hops, maybe a slght minerality as well. More farmhouse and brie flavors here, and while there is a touch of tartness, its pretty slight and is not at all the predominant flavor. A crisp, subtle beer with complex flavors that are restrained enough for it to be a real quencher. Very nice as always.

Photo of sabrills70
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz green coked and caged bottle with no freshness date. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge white head, decent longevity and great lace. Smells of sweet honey and citrus - mainly grapefruit. Somewhat yeasty smelling with a decent pilsner like hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit flavors mixed with slight honey. Slight yeastyness and a decent hop flavor and bitterness. High carbonation. Clean and easy drinking. A nice Saison

Photo of Beerzebub
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden color. Very clear until last glass. An inch of dense egg shell head that slowly forms sticky mountains and riverbeds as stiff as meringue. Huge 3D blobs of lace.

Smells of spicy yeast, grassy hops, ripe stone fruits and tropical fruits, apricot chutney, cheddar cheese, light toast, brine.

Tastes of complex fruity and spicy yeast with a slight sharp cheesy funk like cheddar, almost nondiscernible malt sweetness balancing perfectly with grassy hops. Finish is long, totally dry, grassy, slightly briny/minerally, refreshing.

Light bodied mouthfeel with wonderfully lively and finely textured carbonation. Very drinkable, even for a saison.

Great beer. Not just tasty, but so balanced and refreshing.

Photo of Abita45
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, this beer has a silty, opaque, straw yellow appearance and a yeasty, grassy aroma. It pours with a foamy, heavy head and quite a bit of lacing. It has a relatively light taste with fairly pronounced floral and yeasty flavor and only mild hoppiness. Earthy and somewhat citrus, it is well balanced all the way around and for as silty in appearance as it is, it has a crisp taste and medium carbonation.

This is a really good overall beer and good example of the style.

Photo of tigerdoc
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy and golden yellow with frothy head, the head remains about 1/8 inch thoughout. Carbonation is champagne like, very effervescent. The aroma is very complex spicy and citrus, a little floral. Flavor is equally as complex with mild bitterness, nice sweetness, and various spice flavors. Medium bodied with fairly high alcohol content. Very drinkable, but definately one to savor. A classic beer!

Photo of mithrascruor
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/gold color. Big, dense, rich white head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Fruits (banana, peaches), yeast, and a bit of spices.

Taste: Quite spicy and yeasty, with a light bitter aftertaste. There's a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste, but it's well masked.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation and generally smooth.

Drinkability: The aftertaste with the bit of alcohol can linger for a while with can be a bit distracting after a while.

Quite an enjoyable and refreshing beer. I prefer the smell to the taste, but that fact doesn't detract too much. Definitely one to have again.

Photo of kelticblood
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to abrandy snifter. Exceptional appearance. Huge flowing thick white head. Amazing head that has the look of vanilla icecream. Cloudy straw yellow color with bits of yeast floating around. Tons of thick lacing. The smell is very interesting. Has a very strong skunk smell. Smells like a strong lager. Has a belgian candy smell along with yeast notes. Strong lingering bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel also is wonderful. Perfect balance of carbonation that leaves a foamy texture in the mouth. The bitterness is a bit overpowering, rendering the taste one-sided, thus limiting it's review to a 4. Very unique and definately worth a try.

Photo of Rodan
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lightly cloudy golden color. This beer is really alive. The effervescence is tempestuous, but beautiful to observe. The label calls the head "rocky". I wouldn't disagree.

Smell: A little barnyard, some lemon.

Taste: There is a lot going on here. I get some of the horse blanket, and some pencil lead bitterness, but nearing the bottom of the glass there is a distinct rock candy presence. I have a feeling you could taste this beer a dozen times and find a different flavor note each time. I look forward to the next bottle.

It has a bit of an oily mouthfeel. It leaves you tasting this beer long after you put down the glass.

I'd like to try it with some food next time. It's nice on it's own, but it seems like a real food beer. Good stuff.

Photo of cichief
4.77/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought two bottles of this in Mons, Belgium.

It pours a light straw color, cloudy, with a snow white head of thick foam. It smells of yeast and fresh baked bread, I can't wait to taste it. Wow, it tastes as fresh as any beer I've had. It is not very carbonated, with a bottle conditioned beer, this is what I hoped for. I would say this is in the top five beers I have ever tasted. So drinkable, this is what our ancestors called beer!

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a tulip glass, pours a beautiful light gold with a massive, frothy, fluffy white head, exceptional staying power, can bring it back easily with a swirl. Just a bit of dark sediment pairs with a lot of fine bubbling, fine carbonation for sure. The aroma is light and fine, sweet and citric, grasses, orange peel, quite delightful. And it gets even better, the citrus quite flavorful, lemon orange zesty, grassy hops again, more spices, corriander in particular. The mouth is lively, carbonated, light to medium, sweet and zesty to dry, nearly perfect for this beer. In all, to me this is the definition of its style, an exceptional beer, a classic, a favorite.

Photo of oakbluff
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Fisherman34- thanks for the parting gift!! Cloudy peach colour with huge billowing white head and great lacing. Aroma is of belgian spices. Taste is quite spicy with hints of sour funk. I found it fairly hoppy and had a very dry finish. I noticed some woody flavours- mostly oak. This is one refreshing brew- I could quaffe many a bottle of this belgian treat.

Photo of lawrence76
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a classic beer. If I were only allowed one single beer to drink for the rest of my life, this one might be it.

Obviously its beautiful orange body and ferociously delitcate pure white head have been described many a time. I still dont get tired of popping a cork and slowly pouring one of these into a big glass.

Aroma is so subtle & complex, all over the place from earthy/musty hops to graininess, and overall yeasty & bready, with spicy esters mixing perfectly with the party.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully hard to pin down, at once dry and crisp, yet smooth and velvety almost in its percieved texture. Exquisite malt & grain backbone and sharp hop bite follows. Grassy, almost barn-yard aromas just detectible.

Photo of atsprings
3.57/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a slightly hazy light orange with hardy any head. The aroma was of sweet fruits with some spice and hops. There was an interesting balance of sweetness with bitter spice, hops and yeast, it was a little on the bland side, however. The beer sat light on the tongue with a low carbonation. As far as saisons go, I'll stick with Henepin.

Photo of beertastegood
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been a while since I have had this particular beer. Time to get reacquainted.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a massive fluffy head that sinks to a whitecap and leaves thick lace on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: grassy, floral, lemon, musty, honey, grainy, tart...variety of aromas promise an interesting experience.

Taste: Citrus at first, followed by a strong mustiness, a nice bitter hop bite, and a wonderfully flowery hop flavor. Hint of grainy (wheat?) sweetness, then an intensely drying, hoppy, tangy, tart and bitter finish. Extremely thirst-quenching. Yeast-derived spiciness comes out as it warms up...they meld nicely with the rest of the senses.

Mouthfeel: very high carbonation and light body make this one go down easy. Drinkability is very high.

I had almost forgotten why I liked this style so much. I guess it is time for me to start brewing saisons again...

Photo of markaberrant
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in tulip glass.

Gentle pour nets a huge fluffy white head, which eventually turns rocky and sticks to the side of the glass. Colour bright orange, yet hazy. Effervescent. Beautiful.

Aroma is not overwhelming, but has pleasant citrus notes, most notably orange and pear, with just a bit of tartness. I don't smell any hops or spice.

Taste is mild funk tartness up front, moves to delicate soft malt in the middle, finishes with a bit of hop bitterness and some spicy yeast notes. Long lingering aftertaste.

I love a heavily carbonated beer that still has a "soft" mouthfeel. This one's got it. There is no hot alcohols, but the spicy yeast is pleasantly warming in the back of the throat.

Fabulously complex with a moderate alcohol level makes this a joy to drink. I'm glad I bought a 4-pack, because my homebrew Saison is just about finished.

This was my first commercial Saison (sorry Paddockwood, yours just doesn't count), and what a joy. As I mentioned, I brewed a Saison of my own last summer, and it compares very well (mine is only missing the funk), so I guess I did a good job.

Photo of psinderson
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Thin white head; clear light amber color.

Smell: Some citrus up front with a decent hop background. Nothing too special.

Taste: Nice hop bitterness; very light, clean and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body. Clean, felt good.

Drinkability: Nice. Easy going down, clean.

Photo of BigJTrucker
3.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle purchased from Market of Choice, Coburg Rd, Eugene, OR. Pours a cloudy unfiltered yellow, much like a hefeweizen. Thick creamy white head that settles fairly quickly to a foam on the surface that stays around.... Smellwise, it has a very lambic quality to it. Tastes quite nice, a bit grapefruity, slightly pungent, but still preety good. Mouthfeel is sort of fizzy. Swallow a drink of it and you feel a fizz moving to back of the throat slowly evaporating as you swallow. Altogether not too bad of a beer, i'm sure it's very typical of the style, but i'm not sure if i'd try this again or not.

Photo of HochFliegen
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow this beer had quite the head! It was huge very fluffy white and it had some serious staying power. As I drank the hazy copper liquid that bubbled from the depths of the glass the head trasnformed into a rocky, uneven, sticking to the sides of the glass well formed head.
The smell was very complex, hints of fruit, spice and yeast dominate. Im sure I missed something as this is one of the more complex scented beers Ive drank. Hints of strawberry, bubble gum and a light alcohol scent as well. Somewhat earthy as well.
On first taste it was quite dry and spicy. Very complex like the aroma. Tastes of green apple and a yeasty spice like flavor that is quite bitter in the aftertaste and dry as well. Lemon flavor as the beer warmed to room temp. now and slightly more alcohol flavor in the aftertaste as it warmed as well. It finishes really crisp and dry. Very much full bodied as the carbonation and overall profile leaves a very dominating experience in my memory.

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

Boy this sucker, had some life in the bottle, as soon as it uncageed the cork (2.006) shot off! Never seen that before

Pours an effervescent straw/honey color with 1finger + of fluffy white head. Great head retention & fair lacing

S: Straw & fruit (apples & pears) & a little pepper

T: Appleskins and slight yeast twang up front. A slight lemony flavor follows along with some tartness. Some earthy &peppery notes from the yeast as this warms up. finiishes funky & fruitty with some lemony hops& very crisp

MF: Light & spritzy

Drinks very easy for the abv, not my favorite style, but does bring back fond memories of when I toured the brewery back in 92

Photo of soupyman10
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is the first saison I've ever had. It was quite tasty, although not necessarily my preferred style. Pours a very pale yellow opaque color, with noticeable yeast left in the bottle after the first pour. Amazing frothy white foam the can only be described as billowy. Best-looking beer I've ever seen. Nose is all citrus, mostly orange. Taste is likewise citrusy, more lemon now, with some yeasty flavor as well. Tastes like a really good hefeweizen. Feel is good medium body, with a nice solid aftertaste. Overall, not my preferred beer type, but fairly delicious nonetheless. I'd probably go for something darker, but if this one's available (and who knows how much longer it will be) I'd definitely grab it up.

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

I've had this beer before, and I think this is the first saison I ever had. And I think it is a classic that really has defined this style. Since Michael Jackson called saison an "endangered style" a decade ago, it has experienced a revival, but it seems like Saison DuPont has been representing this style the whole time.

Appearance is a hazy yellow with very abundant head (like a Duvel). Aroma is of spice (clove?) and is delicious. Taste is extremely smooth and relatively uncomplicated. It is clovey and also very good. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. This beer is extremely drinkable. This beer is an uncomplicated classic responsible for (pardon the metaphor) saving its "endangered" species. This beer is much lighter than its American imitators (from the likes of Ommegang and Avery), but is truly excellent.

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WOW, Saison Dupont certainly has one hell of a terrific aroma that reminds me of lemons and oranges; just a very clean and citrus-like smell over all that’s very pleasing to the senses. It has a nice solid, feathery head that just seems to float over its wonderful light tan/blondish body (I wonder if I poured this one out right). It has a fresh snappish taste with some mild tartness to it.

Photo of joeack
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Date on the cork 2006. Pours a golden yellow with a fluffy head that lets off that great funky smell. The taste is bready with sweet citrus aftertaste that hits the spot. I could drink this all day and every day. Exellent beer that I never get tired off.

Photo of athensbeermaster
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this on tap at Taco Mac in Lawrenceville, Georgia who would of thought? This brings up a question how long does it take this place to go thru a keg of this brew? I've had this beer many times in the bottle and the extra yeast really makes it exciting!
On tap it seemed a bit tame. The color was still a hazy pale gold.
The nose was full of herbal scents mixed with pears and wet earth.
The taste of dried grains and a spicy white pepper kick quickly smoothed out with a yeasty,citrusy finish.

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