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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,557
Reviews: 1,479
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 209
Gots: 315 | 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 JoeyBeerBelly
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Short bottle, 2.006 on cork, served in a glass goblet. I kept any sediment in the bottle with a gentle pour, as I don't like anything floating in my beer.

A - clear, golden color with a fluffy white head that left a bunch of lacing on the glass. Tiny bubbles kept rising from the bottom which kept the head steady.

S - some fruity sourness in the nose, apple, white grape and a hint of yeast.

T - light refreshing taste similar to a Spumante but finish is dry with a slight bitter bite.

M - light bodied, crisp carbonation.

D - not a brew to be 'chugged' but a glass or two is an enjoyable drinking experience.

Final Note: I can see how drinking too many beers like this might turn one into a 'beer snob', but I highly recommend trying this at least once.

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 adkrogue
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

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

A: Cloudy straw yellow color. Poured a huge 4 finger white head that sat like mereangue on top. Excellent retention. All kinds of stick lace patches. Decanted continually.

S: Light yeast funk. Sweet and sour fruits more prominent with a little warming. Peppery spice.

T: Tart, but malt balances up front. Sour fruit and peppery spices set it right up until the lingering bitter finish.

M: Light-to-medium body. Ample carbonation. Runs the gamut from sweet to sour to crisp to dry, especially in the finish.

D: Easy to drink and refreshing; not too sour. Has an interesting and striking balance.

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 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 mick303
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light pale gold, plenty of white frothy head, good retention and leaves a nice lingering film and great lace. Have some of the yeast suspended and on the bottle of the glass, but most was enjoyed separately.

Beer has a fresh yeasty aroma. Piney and grassy notes, light hops. Some mild banana. Light and fresh, but very interesting.

Taste is light, yeast is present. malt comes through. Shows a nice tartness and really good complexity. Floral aspect as well. The tartness becomes more dry toward the end, finish is dry, green apple.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonate is medium and the beer is crisp and refreshing. Quite nice. Great drinkability and really pleasing on the palate.

Really good classic beer. Very nice balanced profile, complex and tart flavour. Great stuff, and a classic of this style. Lovely.

(2014/09) Had a more aged bottle, 750 ml, complex stone fruit aromas, amazing complex fruity and eatery flavour, with a gentle acidity on the finish. So great.

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

Appearance - 4.5
AAARGHHH! The 750mL corked bottle is an absolute gusher, and not wanting to waste any of the precious fluid I clamped by mouth over the neck of the bottle and sucked for a good 30 seconds until it stopped, in the process drinking a good 150mL by my estimate. Poured a big, creamy white head over a cloudy golden body.

Smell - 4.0
Very wheaty, you could fool me that I am smelling a Weizenbock. Aromas of pear and light mixed spice are also present.

Taste - 4.5
Lots of flavour, took me a while to decide how much I actually liked it. Quite like a Weizenbock yet also quite tart and bitter. Wheaty, slightly fruity (the pear again) and spicy, musty yeast and a good measure of hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Agressive, lively carbonation throughout the glass, but is still quite smooth with it.

Drinkability - 4.0
I wouldn't call this easy to drink, but I will certainly be getting it again, and could have drunk a second in a sitting no trouble.

OVERALL - 4.35
Wow, this is my second ever saison. My first was Barking Duck, which I tried before getting into craft beer, and I was unable to drink it. Not sure what I would make of the Matilda Bay brew now, but Dupont is certainly a very good beer. More bitter than I was expecting, but very tasty and good value at $11 for the 750mL bottle.

Photo of jeffnazar
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wedge
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fully hazed orange, I couldn't avoid pouring the yeast. Fluffy, frothy white head leaves some nice rings on the glass as it drops to a thick whipped topping. The nose is herbal spicy yeast and a powdery sweetness. Dried bananas, yellow cake, and a hint of incense...perfectly Belgian. Flavors of bitter orange and light fruity yeast. Leafy hops and gentle sweetness. Medium-light bodied...smooth, seemingly getting creamier as its sits in the glass. Classic Belgian beer all around. A great choice anytime, very drinkable.

Photo of vrazionale
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle at refrigerator temperature poured into a snifter. Cork reads: 2009.

A - Light orange, slightly hazy body with a rocky, rough head formation.

S - Ginger, orange, green apple, bready yeast, wildflowers, lemon. Lots of bright, sunshiney flavors here. These are well-complemented by a tinge of damp earth, mushrooms, and basement musk.

T - The spices are the most prominent flavor I'm picking up. Ginger, coriander, white pepper, sage, basil. It has a distinct yeasty character as well. There is some hop bitterness, but it is very slight, and often takes a back seat to the fruity and floral qualities of the hop character.

M - Terrifically effervescent, with a full-bodied bready yeast feel that is a nice counterpoint to the bright acidity and electric effervescence.

D - This brew is positively delicious. One of the best widely-available saisons out there. This brew is such a wonderful beer to pair with food - anything from fried food to fresh goat's milk cheese, from risotto to spicy Thai food, this brew has you covered. If you haven't yet tried this brew, do yourself a favor, and crack open a bottle.

Photo of StoutHunter
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie Dupont's Saison Dupont last week for $4.59 at The Lager Mill. I have been meaning to try this beer ever since I got into Saisons, but since it's a little expensive I always ended up getting something else, but since I passed up so many time I had to give in and give it a try, so let's see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from 11.2oz brown bottle into my Belgian Tulip.

A- The label loos pretty simple and clean, it has a kind of classic look to it. It poured a hazy yellow straw color that took on a darker golden hue when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left a little patchy lacing behind. This is a good looking Saison, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by that signature Saison straw and wet hay aroma along with some medium spicy yeast with a little bit of cloves coming through. After that comes the fruits which are some nice tart green apples and little bit of bananas and lemons. towards the end I get some grassy and earthy aromas along with a nice honey aroma. This Saison had a great aroma, it had all the aromas I look for in the style with some extra fruit aromas that I liked.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness and some grainy and slightly wheaty aromas followed by an earthy and grassy flavor that had some wet hay aspects to it. Next comes some spicy Belgian yeast with clove sticking out the most followed by some fruits with some pear and lemons coming through. On the finish there was a little more grassy flavors followed by a light amount of bitterness with a little tartness to back it up and a sweet and grassy aftertaste, This is a good tasting Saison, it had all the flavors that I look for in the style and was complex while being fairly balanced.

M- Very smooth, clean, crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a higher amount of carbonation that worked well with this beer. The mouthfeel was very good and right where it should be for the style.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and it was a very good example of the style, it had all the aspects that I look for in the style, everything from the mouthfeel to the taste were just as they should be. This beer had very good drinkability, it was very smooth, with some nice flavors that held my attention, I can see myself drinking a couple of these during the summertime. What I liked the most about this beer was how clean and complex it was, nothing was muddled and there was a good amount going in the aroma and taste. What I liked the least about this beer was the price, I know it's not cheap to import awesome beer from Belgium, but it's a little too pricey for me to buy often, if it was cheaper I could see myself drinking this often in the summertime. I would buy this beer again, but only once in a while, I recommend this beer to just about anyone. All in all I enjoyed this beer and it gave me a good idea as to what a traditional Belgium Saison tastes like, it was pretty good but I have had a couple American Saisons that are just about on the same level. I'll have to be on the look out for more beers from this brewery.

Photo of ludachris
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its glowing apricot body with straw yellow highlights spells spring. Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head is perched on top. Bits of sediment drop to the bottom of the glass and stay there, making themselves visible only when held up to the light.

Right when I popped the cork I got a nose full of skunk but thankfully that doesn't last for long. Now, the more whiffs I take the more fruit I pick up such as sweet Anjou pears and soft tangerines. The Belgian yeast only compliments these sweet notes. Fresh cut grass and hay add density to the nose.

Soft and gentle Anjou and tangerine nestle themselves on the middle of the tongue. Their presence is pleasant but not extended. Fresh grass and hints of hay push the sweetness out of the way and move to the sides of the mouth. The grassy notes continue into the finish and become more pungent and earthy. After exhaling, a cracker-like character is apparent and does well at not letting the grassy character become too assertive. The yeast doesn't play a major part in the taste but provides a nice base from start to finish.

I'm content with calling this light bodied even though it does have a bit more depth. The balance between the grassy/hay side and the fruity/yeasty side is fantastic and I really appreciate this. There's a great level of carbonation; cleaning out the palate and leaving me with an enjoyably dry finish.

From start to finish, this is a wonderful Saison. I'm glad I was able to try such a traditional take on the style. Like nearly every other Saison I've had, it took me some time to appreciate its nuances and complexities and that's pleasurable in itself.

Photo of Brisket
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden straw color with a huge white head with good retention. Yeast flecks stay suspended for quite awhile.

S- Belgian yeast, banana, slight clove, some spice; quite nice.

T- Belgian yeast, phenolic funkiness, finishes with a lemony tartness.

M- Crisp with carbonation bite. Relatively light body.

O- Great beer, refreshing with a lot of yeast spiciness. Great example of the style.

Photo of mcrawford
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webweb2
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheMistler
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy gold, with a good amount of quickly arising, effervescent white head. Initially the head quickly dissipated, but a thumbs-width stuck around for quite a while.

Pungent and crisp nose. Some grass detected. Fruity and spicy, with something along the lines of mulled apple. Very complex. If I had had no desire to drink and finish this beer, I could have spent a long time sniffing it and identifying any number of notes.

As effervescent in initial mouthfeel as it was in appearance, becoming well-rounded, full-bodied but not overwhelming. Crisp and complex taste throughout, with notes I hadn't detected in the nose (unsurprisingly, given how much there is to smell and taste in this farmhouse ale). Fruit, with some nice tartness, and grain. Hops also not to be ignored.

Photo of Contagion
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There is a hazy pale straw color to it. Light passes through easily enough, but the cloudiness makes seeing through it near to impossible. When poured into a pint glass a dense off-white head forms about half an inch thick. It fades slowly and even at the end a nice ring is still around the edge of the glass, with a film over the top. A creamy lacing forms on the side of the glass.

When brought to the nose, the first thing you notice is a spicy mixture of clove and coriander. There is a sweet banana-like scent. A touch of yeast carries the rest of the scents and there is a slight white pepper accent to it that brings it all together. The flavor is spiciness with a mellow fruit and hop flavor. The fruit sweetness is balanced by hop bitterness that combines for a beer that isn't too sweet nor is it too bitter. The taste is rather refreshing with a mild aftertaste that lingers gently.

This is a light bodied beer. The carbonation provides a crisp bite. There is a creaminess to it that is pleasant on the tongue, but isn't thick or coating.

This is a pleasant beer to drink. It's light, flavorful and easy to drink. The sediment is a little disconcerting. In fact I would have given it a higher appearance if it wasn't for the sediment. This is an enjoyable beer to drink, and I would enjoy drinking this more on a hot summer day than on a gold winters evening.

Photo of Krey213
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PlaywrightSam
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Very cloudy yellow, lots of head and lacing. Smell is very light malt, bread, candy sugar, lemon citrus, lots of yeast. Taste is pretty similar, lots of citrus, herbs, very light malt, yeasty. Some interesting dry bitterness at the finish. Very coarse, high carbonation. All in all, this is just an incredibly clean, crisp, refreshing farmhouse ale. Great beer for hot weather.

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 BranfordBound
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost transparent golden/light copper with an amazingly fluffy 3 finger head from an extremely gentle pour. The head would not go away and would leave chunks of foam on the glass for lacing, slight carbonation throughout. Wow.

It smells very similar to a Belgian ale, like a Tripel, there is a nice sweetness and some spiciness, with a interesting funk creeping around.

Tastes like the aroma, very reminiscent of a Tripel, some yeastiness with a delicate fruity sweetness at the end. Hard to describe, but very tasty ale.

Refreshing, even at warm temperatures it is still delicious, mouthfeel is light with little carbonation. Alcohol undetectable with a slight dry finish that called for more.

Very drinkable, drank the whole 750 mL bottle myself, light bodied and tasty. There was a slight warming from the alcohol. From what I've heard, Saison's should typically have less alcohol, but that didn't stop me from drinking this!

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

A crisp bitterness and slightly fruity, pepper-like flavors are found in this Belgian ale. Fairly light-bodied Saison DuPont is my choice as a favorite beer to quaff while sitting on my balcony on a warm summer day. A very dry crisp ale with a dry finish that always leaves you wanting some more. The addition of wheat makes the beer a bit smooth despite the high carbonation. A rare classic from Belgium that should be savored.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,557 ratings.