Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,728
Reviews: 1,520
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 226
Gots: 392 | FT: 12
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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 Dukeofearl
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle. I let this one stand outside the fridge for about 15 minutes, to take the cold off. When tasted, it's actually almost warm.

Pours a very pale yellow, with a slighly cloudy haze, a minor amount of carbonation in my gueuze tumbler adds to the haze. But overall, still fairly clear. The head on this is pretty massive, very white, with large bubbles on the glass and fine white bubbles in the middle. The head raised at least an inch above the top of the glass, but never threatened to fall over the side. Pretty. Pretty amazing, actually.

Aroma is dry, sharp, crisp, and slighly earthy/organic. Hops are there, some bright sour fruit (lime?). At first, not exactly pleasant to this American raised on sweets and salts. But after giving it some thought, it really is nice.

Flavor is dry, and the most prominant flavor is the sharp bite (sharp, slighly sour-bitter, and organic) at the end.

Mouthfeel moderate, as it should be for a dry style. Drinkability is lower than other scores because, to be honest, this is not a big drinking beer. I've tried a couple of times, and been glad to do so, and it is interesting, but not something I'm excited to drink frequently.

Photo of maltysfalcon
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours exceptionally bubbly. I got ahead of myself and had to wait about 10 minutes for some of the head to subside to fill the glass properly. Very yellow in color with some cloudy yeasts evident. Very light, herbal and citrus nose. The flavors
mimic the nose. I heard one reviewer describe this as his "Desert Island Beer", but it is a little too hoppy for that in my opinion. However, it is undeniably a great summer beer: light, lemony and fresh.

Photo of Tampa_Beer_Snob
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice fruit in the front. Mellows out to an orange after taste. Not too strong but not too light, so overall good balance and taste.

Photo of Naugled
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml corked bottle served in flute

A: Off white silky lacey head that diminishes in a few minutes. Light straw orange color, surprisingly clear. Slight hop aroma in the nose.
S: Mild pils malt smell
T: Hop bitterness is nicely balanced with the malt. Some earthiness in the background. Good hop aftertaste, lingers just long enough to be pleasant and wanted.
M: Med to light body, smooth
D: very drinkable but nothing to write home about.

This is a good example of a drinkable saison/session beer. Easy to drink and enjoy, but at $10 a bottle it is an expensive thirst quencher.

Photo of frazbri
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One word to describe this beer: Chaotic. It's all over the place, but it all comes together in the end.

This brew is packed with wide ranging flavors and aromas. Grainy breads, tart fruits, spices, citrus peels, all brought together with a decent amount of bitterness and heavy duty carbonation.

A bit acidic feeling, sort of like orange juice on an empty stomach. Altogether a solid beer worthy of trying.

Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very fizzy, golden hued body; rocky, thick, sticky white head. Mild citrus and spice aroma; orange peels. Tart and bitter flavor with just a touch of malt sweetness; lemons; yeasty breadiness. Medium bodied; mostly dry finish.

A fine, nicely balanced farmhouse ale. Citrus and floral flavors ebb and flow within each sip while a good tart bitterness adds enough counterpoint to things. This makes a nice beer for a light seafood or veggie meal and would make a fine deep summer thirst quencher at the end of the day. Very nice.

Photo of ptykozoon
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours apple juice orange. Strong frothy head with sporadic lacing.

Apple, pear, some floral notes.

Belgian spices, orange peel, dry oaky taste with floral elements. Taste is dominantly dry and bitter - tastes a bit aged.

Lots of carbonation. ABV is well handled.

Well rounded little Saison. Unique and satisfying.

Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap during Madison Craft Beer week. Light straw body. Slight spice and fruity aroma. Fairly sweet and dry tasting. Has an ok funk taste to it.

Photo of EnemyWithin
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on Sept 1, 2010.
Recommend by employee at Firefly Wines & Liquor in Vancouver, BC.

Appearance: Pours yellow-gold color with a slight haziness. Has about 1 1/2 inch thick white head to it.

Smell: Somewhat yeasty initially with a mild earthiness. Has hints of lemon and florals.

Taste: Light and crisp with a bit of sweet malt and hint of bitterness. Subtle and balanced in its flavors. Dryness consistent with the style.

Mouthfeel: Moderate level of carbonation, with very tiny bubbles, almost champagne-like. Crisp and balanced dryness in finish.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, and especially refreshing. Initially, I felt a little underwhelm by this offering, but as I continued with the bottle, the flavors grew on me. I found it to be great with food, such as pasta or chicken or salad.

Photo of Daniellobo
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A classic style, an iconic bottle, refreshing, a bit sour and tasty, although not tremendously memorable.

Presentation: 750 ml corked green glass bottle. Simple and almost countryside picnic design, back label offers a good paragraph on the general characteristics of the style, history and main characteristics. Displays date of bottling (2009) on the trunk of the cork, and Alc. by Vol. (6.5%) Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Straw color with a hazy tone and a yeasty sediment. Pours a very generous head that shows a sturdy retention and some lacing.

S - Fresh smell, lightly fruity, with a hoppy sense and some background funk.

T - A big tangy, bitterly hoppy and a touch of spice.

M - Light body, generously carbonated, rather dry...

D - Easy to drink. Refreshing but not too remarkable or pleasing.

Notes: It´s a decent beer that for me lingers too close to blah qualities. For all its hype and complexities it is too close to some funky European largers or their better Pilsner sisters. In fact primarily from the people I´ve shared the brew with, those that claimed that macro Euro lagers were their beer of choice seemed to be the most pleased by this ale, Maybe in that regard it is not too bad a beer to have people switching gears towards craft brews. Maybe it´s the icon reference for saisons but there are a few ahead of it within the style.

Photo of illpass78
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a big, sticky white head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Musky and musty with some earth and grass. Spices present. Faint citrus.

Taste: Pretty complex - there's that musty, sour character from the nose, some citrus rind, earth, spices and maybe a little lemon.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry. Approachable despite the fairly complex flavor profile.

Overall: Classic beer. Not much to say about this one other than that it's the template for modern interpretations of a justifiably beloved style. I paired with lentil soup, bread and some tomme.

Photo of IrishRedRock
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, corked and caged...cork reads 2002 vintage. Pours out a very light orange color, with an enormous head that will no doubt retain until the end of time. The smell is something I don't really like. It smells a bit citrusy and spicy but has an acrid foul twang in it as well. Maybe thats the pig slop in the farmhouse. ;-)

Tastes very light and refreshing, and has the carbonated mouthfeel of a crisp Belgian ale. Not very high on complexity, but makes up for it in ease of drinkability. Flavors aren't really jumping out at you, and in fact seem to me to be hard to put a finger on anything specific. Grassy, earthy flavors are present, as well as some mild citrus notes. A great drinker, but not one if you're looking for loads of flavor. One of the few "don't think...drink" Belgian ales I have come across. Nonetheless, I like it and could see myself purchasing this again. Would probably make a nice introduction into the world of Belgian beers.

Photo of raynmoon
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

hazy white/orange with a fluffy head that won't go away.

Typical saison smell: breadiness, citrusy hops, some light funkiness from the yeast. Smells good though.

midly bitterup front and goes down smooth. Some breadiness in there, light citrus notes.

Super refreshing and tastey, but this bottle feels sort of old. That, or this is just decent. Well balanced though.

Photo of morimech
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a large white head that had excellant retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Large amount of tiny bubbles percolate throughout the beer. Lemongrass and pepper comes through in the aroma. Same pepper and lemon in the flavor. No funkiness whatsoever. Finishes dry,dry,dry. Seems a bit one dimensional in the taste. I thought the body and carbonation went very well together. Overall a good beer but it is not one the best Saisons out there. Easy drinking and refreshing.

Photo of waldowin
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color, with a hint of amber. Copious carbonation visible throughout. Head is a dense, small-celled foam that swarms out of the pour vigorously, and stays for ages, fading to a mottled cap. Lacing is thick and impressive.

Smell is of sour apples, lemongrass, toffee and a hint of sourdough.

Taste is pepper, toffee, plums, and a dry (and very slightly sour) finish. Carbonated but unobtrusively so.

A bottle is more than enough for me, don't know that I'd session this, but it's definitely an interesting and pleasing beer.

Photo of AgentZero
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy yellow color with a nice head that receded to a small cap after a little bit.

S - Funk. Get some lemony-citrus and grass smell, a little more tart than most saisons in my experience. Not bad.

T - I am not a fan of saisons, but style into consideration, this is a very good one. Lemony citrus with a nice ratio of funk to it, a little bit tart, just like on the nose, which adds a pleasant depth. Leaves the mouth cleanly

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry finish.

D - Drinks pretty well, but for some reason couldn't bring myself to do #2.

Photo of bmwats
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into my Lost Abbey teku.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a giant, cascading, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving behind a crater-ous look, and some dry, sticky residue. Eventually settles to a thin foam blanket. Thick spider web lacing.

S: Baked French bread with a strong peanutty character. Slight tones of hay, fermented fruit, and lemon citrus.

T: Very bready character. Accentuated with some say, pine, and faint hints of fermented raspberry.

M: Light and refreshing. Slightly pungent, sticky, papery aftertaste. A little dry.

D: Not much resistance.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Hazy hue, giant head, sticky leftovers as it settles, and plenty of lacing as you drink it down. Nose is heavy bread with some peanut and fermented fruit. Bready flavor with some pine bite, offset with some faint allegations of fruit. Dry, light, and papery. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Photo of JayQue
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm really starting to appreciate Saison's as refreshing summer beers. My favorites so far are Hennepin and Saison D'Epeautre because they have a lot more funk that this one, but I like the Dupont too.

Pours a hazy straw color with a BIG, delicate bubbly head and a lot of sediment from a corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Head retention is very good and there are some thick patches of lacing on the side of the glass opposite to where I tip it up.

Aroma is fairly mild...grassy and lemony with just a hint of sour funk. Taste has some elements of pears and apples as well as the lemon....a bit grassy like a good lager too. The funkiness is there but very subdued. There is a spicy, pepper element as well which is nice.

Mouthfeel is light but rich enough, the pepper and carbonation make it nice and crisp.

Drinkability is good. A solid summer beer, a bit higher in octane than some Saisons, but definitely worthy of mass quantities.

Photo of DavidST
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass, 2011 date.

This pours a hazy straw / pale yellow color with a large foamy head with good retention. The smell is slightly metallic or as another reviewer put it burnt rubber. Under that you get a nice sweet smelling smell, a little banana. The taste is pretty good, I do get a little banana, some peppery spices and a nice dry long finish. The feel is medium to light, lots of carbonation. Overall not bad something I'd probably try again.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- from the notes and 375 ml bottle
A - a large but quickly fading heads erupts on top of a cloudy yellow ale.
S - muted fruits and spices with a touch of yeast.
T - more spice in the taste then the smell. A solid background of grassy spices and yeast.
M - very carbonated (as evidenced by the cork pop and the feel) with a slightly dry lingering spice.
D - easy enough to drink
A fairly good saison but too pricey for the size and quality.

Photo of tobelerone
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A simple, straightforward, classic saison that's easy drinking and pairs well with a wide variety of foods. Semi-clear yellow straw colored beer with a tremendous fluffy head that lasts for the duration of the glass. Aroma is nicely fruity and yeasty, a touch of sweetness and citrus.

Flavor is very much the same, light citrus and fruity sweetness, grass, just a trace of mustiness. Refreshing with good carbonation and a crisp clean finish.

Not super complex; an easy intro to the style and one many wine drinkers may appreciate. Would be a great everyday drinking beer if the price was a little lower. This one has been around forever and is style the standard for the style and better executed than many of the contemporary saisons on the market these days.

Photo of spoons
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a small bottle to a tulip

A golden body with lots of visual carbonation up the side of the glass. A towering shaving cream head that looks amazing and doesnt move. Stays along for the ride as well.

Smells grassy and herbal up front. A light touch of hops and a little spice.

The mouthfeel is pretty light on the tongue. A lot of yeast comes across and warms to deliver some sweetness. I like this beer a lot and no I wish it was the big bottle. Its light mouthfeel makes for a nice drinking beer event though the smell and taste are a little green in the way of herbalness.

Definitely recommend, will drink again, often in the summer.

Photo of keithmurray
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ML poured into a Duvel tulip

Appearance - cloudy, pale straw color with fluffy white head that wont disspate

smell - ginger, coriander, wheat, yeast, lemon rind

taste - lemons, limes, citrus, ginger, coriander, wheat

mouthfeel - lively, prickly carbonation, light to medium bodied, refreshing, slightly bitter/sour on the finish

overall - haven't had too many examples of this style, but this was a good beverage that i'm glad I tried

price point - $6.99 for a 750ML bottle

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Redbones.

This saison poured a hazy, golden color with white foam that settled but left some lacing on the glass. The smell was lightly fruity with some hops (reminiscent of DeRanke XX Bitter). The taste was hoppy with a mild horseblanket Brett flavor and a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. A pleasant flavor overall. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium body and good carbonation, and a mildly lingering aftertaste. This was a nice beer, but seemed quite different than the way I remember this beer from a bottle.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,728 ratings.