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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,505
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 201
Gots: 293 | 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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Photo of filabrazilia
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of mithrascruor
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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 Viking
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2000 Edition. Loud pop when uncorking gave me an indication of how highly carbonated this brew is. It poured a crystal clear pale gold, with massive trails of CO2. Huge, rocky head with great retention. Leaves thick, foamy trails on the glass. Smell is lightly fruity with a grassy and spicy smell. Moderately tart taste of apples with plenty of peppery spice and low bitterniss. Light, crisp mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. Lingering aftertaste of tart apples.

Photo of Honeybourne
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of saintwarrick
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another beer for my Unibroue tulip glass. Pours a nice hazy gold with a big champagne-style head that is very yeasty; head reminds me of a hefe weizen. Smell is very yeasty while the taste has apples and a nice peppery spike that gives it a good kick. You can definitely pick out that Belgian yeast in the taste.

Great stuff, quite drinkable, though the alcohol does catch up with you eventually.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thumbs up for the brown 11.2 oz bottle!

Golden yellow body with a huge bright white head. The bubbles are just going nuts on this thing and since I poured it into the Duvel tulip that is aiding it even more.

Lots of lemon, grass, and mustiness going on.

More lemon along with some more fruity flavor. It's got a bready malt character towards the middle. A light funk going on, but not as much as in the aroma so it super easy to down. Spicy and chalky feeling yeast.

Crisp and refreshing. Light body with a heavy dose of bubbles. Finishes dry.

This is a bad mutha...and it's even more awesome not having to deal with green bottles.

Photo of benclimbs
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The classic, can't believe I haven't had it till now

Pours yellow golden opaque with a sizable merangue head

Smell is sour ripe fruit, bread and cloves - wonderful

Taste is very simple and without many gears but quite good. light, a touch sweet and bready, dominant pears with a little hop bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel is on par with other great saisons

Notes -
A very nice, drinkable balanced saison

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of Bitterbill
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a nice cloudy light gold with a nice head that settled into a fine layer with good lacing

The smell is all fruit for me...banana and apricot is what I sense.

The taste is very fruity with tones of banana, apricot and a bit of yeasty malty flavour. It's my first Saison and right off the bat, I really LIKE the style! ;^)

Highly recommended.

Photo of adkrogue
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of TommyW
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Hazy gold with a big, bubbly head that sticks in patches.

S- A floral and slightly herbal hop aroma with some sweet notes of granny smith apples. Touch of barnyard comes out as the beer warms a little.

T- A great transition of sweet to tart in the middle; merging the fruity sweetness of sour apple and pear into the tartness of sour apples, some mellow spice and a earthy yeast character. The finish is dry/tart.

M- Medium body with a nice bubbly carbonation.

D- An excellent beer to cleanse the palate or just sip on a hot day.

Photo of impending
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a tulip. Opens with an impressive pffft as if we are celebrating something special which in this case is simply this brew. Pours a hazy orange mango color. Massive head slowly recedes leaving clumps of clouds hanging, not lacing, clouds !

Saison scent, as complex as any can be.

Just the right amount of tart with a clean dry finish. Key for me is the phenols as they are very much part of the defining flavor but don't veer towards the medicinal variety.

Farmhouse Ale, I like how that sounds, very inviting !
cheers
jd

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Milltown in Carrboro, NC.

Pour is that cloudy goodness that I expect. The smell isnt as robust as I thought it would be. Balanced, but lots of German Hefe (banana and bubble gum) esters.

The taste is balanced and drinkable. Good bit of those German Hefe flavors, but theres a hint of spiciness from the yeast to add another layer to it.

The scary part is that its drinkable, way too drinkable.

Photo of punkrkr27
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw colored pour with some sediment and a gigantic, rocky, white head. The aroma is light, floral, and delicately sweet. There's the classic Belgian esters in the nose which lend light notes of banana, bubblegum and clove but also a hint of phenol that adds a peppery note. I get some faint hints of lemon and orange peel along with a soft, wheaty malt. The flavor is as equally light and delicate as the aroma. There's some slight herbal, floral bitterness balanced out by hints of pepper, cracked wheat, lemon, banana and clove. The body has a medium to thin mouth feel with loads of lively carbonation and a dry, clean finish.

Photo of rwdkosak
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice saison! Poured at cellar temp into chalice producing a huge rocky head that took quite some time to diminish, with golden unfiltered color below. Nose was sweet, floral, belgian yeast and taste is similar, full and easy to drink. Of the style this is a fantastic example and to be corny it literally bounces of the taste buds and really does go well on a nice spring evening with some beef medallions from the grill. A solid and quite drinkable beer.

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fountainhead. Served in a Saison Dupont branded stange.

Appearance: An elegant golden beer with visible suspended yeast particles and a tightly wound white creamy cap arrives in a branded stange. Very nice appearance.

Smell: The focus of the aroma is the white pepper notes from the yeast. Lemongrass, some lemon zest, a bit of clove, and a hint of French country field make their way into the aroma as well.

Taste: Bready malt up front with just the slightest hint of sweetness. White pepper really powers the flavor in each sip, from start to finish. As my palate debates the nuances of the flavor, some clove and peppercorn come through as well. Toward the end of the sip the hops really get going. A nice blend of grassy and lemon zest hoppiness gives this a nice character. Some fresh cut hay provides some added country character.

Mouthfeel: I go back and forth debating the carbonation. It feels creamy on my tongue, but it does not really clear the flavor and residue from my mouth like crisp, hoppy beers do. It has a light to medium body and is pretty clean for the style.

Overall: Saison is not my go-to style by any means, but this had a refreshing flavor, a nice complexity, and some hop power to boot. Definitely worth drinking on a warm summer day.

Photo of Beersignal
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely one of my top 10 brews, especially lately. Saison Dupont is, in my opinion, the standard by which other saisons should be judged.

The beer pours out a beautiful slightly cloudy golden yellow tinged with apricot. The monstrous, rocky, snow white head seems to challenge the effects of time and easily lasts until the very last sip, leaving hefty clumps of foam sticking to the sides of the glass.

This sample might have been a bit to cool initially but some warming allowed the yeastiness and peppery spiciness to express themselves through a veil of earthy hop resins. Very enticing. I take my first sip.

A fine bead ushers in this medium bodied but firmly textured and drying beer. Up front, notes of malt and peppery mint saunter by and are followed by hints of pears and bananas. Quickly they are dominated by a solid earthy and leafy bitterness that reminds one of autum (that's why I seem to enjoy this so much at this time of year). A long and elegant aftertaste lingers 'til the next sip and you discover what a superb beer this is all over again.

Thank god the SAQ still has some bottles of this on their shelves. At $6 a magnum, it's probably the best beer deal going these days, and with the SAQ strike going on now I better enjoy this one fully... it might be awhile before I get another bottle.

Photo of NCBeernut
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting to review this one for a while....

Hazy golden body with carbonation showing itself with a big foaming head. It actually falls pretty quickly. The color is really nice. In the aroma, this one is all about the yeast and letting it shine. Nose is distinctly funky Belgian - it has that earthy barnyard aroma with a nice fruitiness, including pear and apple. The taste actually has a nice crisp maltiness holding it together with the yeast playing a more subtle role, adding some light fresh fruitiness. Carbonation is on the higher side, but really makes it refreshing. Plenty of body for a beer this dry. A subtle raw earthiness to it. Everything in the flavor is subtle, light and refreshing, yet delicious. Pretty hard to find a better summer beer than this.

Photo of OlRasputin989
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from corked 750ml bottle into Duvel tulip...

A: Pours a hazy, rich old gold color with a huge creamy head that slowly dissipates turning into peaks and valleys of big suds, while leaving big globs of lacing along the side of the glass

S: butter, spicy, earthy and herbal hops. the pilsner malts are also very noticeable along with some fruity aromas (white grapes, green apples)

T: starts with a bready, champagne-like fruitiness, then a long finish that is very spicy and bitter hops with a white grape and saltine cracker flavor.

M: light-medium body that begins very full and fluffy then quickly becomes crisp and very dry

Overall, a very hoppy and earthy saison that is very straightforward and refreshing, and really keeps to style and purpose: a refreshing beer to soothe the soul after a long and hot day at work.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, pale straw color with a MASSIVE head and loads and loads of big bubbles. Extremely active beer.

Smells like champagne....phenolic, pears, yeast, banana, clove, coriander, other fruitiness.

Taste is tart, phenolic, hints of pear, melon, coriander, and other fruitiness, finishes pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is light and extremely carbonated.

Very drinkable, considering the tastiness and easy abv%.

Photo of webweb2
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured into my chalice a slightly hazy orange/gold with a mammouth white head that stuck like glue as to the sides of the glass as it took its times settling.Wow the tons of stuff going on aroma wise some definent barnyard funck hits right after popping the cork along with some lemon rind and even a light phenolic smokiness in there as well.Very refreshing ale to say the least here,hints of lemon and coriander with a leafy,herbal finish.Clean and fruity and oh so damn refreshing a true classic and a summer quencher I wish I had more.

Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of npala86
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Dtopete21
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color of this beer is golden.
It has a orangy taste and smell which is interesting cause its unfiltered.
Its very fizzy and it has a good hold on the glass.
Very high head.
Its not bitter at all, but very refreshing and satisfying.
It has a nice clean crisp finish and its mouthfeel is very light.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.