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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,596
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 213
Gots: 331 | FT: 9
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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

2004 edition of the 750.

Appearance: Like many Belgians, this one poured a hazy golden, more on the yellow end than orange.

Smell: The froth laden head carried an aroma of sweet fruit and light malts, hops are difficult to identify here.

Taste:It tastes tart like a saison should, there is a mild spice coupled with a citrus flavor and that farmhouse yeast flavor.

Mouthfeel: This beer is quite fizzy in the mouth, and a bit dry, but refreshing nonetheless.

One of the better beers that I have sampled in this style.

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

Attention to the Rock and Roll Express: Double-A (Arn Anderson) and I are officially calling you out, brothers. Time and place is three weeks in Chattanooga, TN. Starrcade baby....and we are keepin' these belts.

The beer:
A pale golden color with a good white head. Smells sort of like a wheat beer. Very refreshing saison. A hint of citrus, clean finish. Something about the aftertaste reminds me of drinking champagne. Could have a lot of these.

80s/90s wrestler most likely to drink this beer:
The Model, Rick Martel.

Diamonds are forever.

Photo of drumline
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber, with a quickly dissipating head.

S: Bready and earthy yeast, pear, orange peel.

T/M: Nice creamy mouthfeel, with a medium to active carbonation. Taste mirrors a lot of the smell. Bready and earthy yeast flavors, pears and various citrus flavors...pepper. Nice dry hoppy finish.

Drinkability: Fantastic. I can finish off a 750ml bottle very easily, and enjoy every bit of it. The relatively low alcohol makes this a good (although expensive) session brew.


Photo of StJamesGate
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Loose lively champagne head that fades with no trails and a deep bright lemon yellow. Wildflowers, wax, lemon zest and cantaloupe on the nose - deep.
Yellow apple and pears with sponge cake up front, butterscotch in there, then an ester hit like Juicyfruit followed by big anise seed and fresh herb hops.
Mango finish and incredibly dry tightening linger. Crisp, light, very fizzy, some cling, no heat.

One of the most complex saisons I've tasted. Honey and spice make for a great summery profile. Rep is earned, but loses off the overall for the high-ish ABV.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear golden beer, with a persistent white head that laces moderately.

S - Funky fruit, with a slight acrid note, but substantial malt and bready yeast, as well. A line of sweet honey, too.

T - Malt comes in first, a honeyed cracker flavor, middle brightening fruit, of gala apples, closing with subtle clove and allspice and a subtle bitter bite.

M - Clean, crisp, extremely easy to drink.

O - There are reasons why the classics are the classics. This is such a pure, clean rendition of the farmhouse style. I loved it, and will add it to my regular rotation.

Photo of cmacwiz
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Green 750 with nice label. Corks pops off with a little less luster than I like. Only flew about 4 ft before falling. I like to bounce em off the ceiling and around the room.

Appearance – Straw like, cloudy, thick, sticky, lasting, near perfect white head.

Nose – Grain, damp hay, lemon, big Beligian yeasties, earth, and rotten pears. Also rather herby, including thyme.

Taste – Complicated enough to please me. Blends nice amounts of earth, citrus fruits, herbs, grains, damp grasses, chalk, and lots of yeast.

Mouthfeel – Wow. It seems to balance tart, sour, and bitter evenly and doesn’t go overboard on any of them. Crisp front with a smooth finish. Nice.

Drinkability – Supreme. Where did that bottle go?

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

375ml bottle at fridge temp poured into a bulb style glass. 2009 on the cork.

pours a very cloudy, very yeasty pale yellow color with a huge white soapy velvety head that left a little light brown yeast on top from the end of the bottle. great retention. lots of chunks within. decent lace.

crisp lemony citrus aroma dominates. phenolic, spicy belgian yeast. a little skunky. a touch herbal/ funky/ musty.

the crisp lemon citrus blends with the phenolic, slightly spicy belgian yeast. herbal and earthy, even a little musty/funky tasting. maybe a touch of hops and hop bitterness noticeable. dry finish.

light crisp refreshing, watery body, but also full bodied and full flavored at the same time. very nice.

drinks pretty good, could be sessionable, but the price wouldnt make that too logical.

this is a really great authentic saison, but just fell a little short of my expectations. i will definatly revisit this again however.

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

750ml into a Samichlaus tulip.

A: Glowing gold is a foamy head. Like a cloud sitting on sunshine.

S: Wow, very organic smelling beer. It takes me back to childhood days on my Grandparents' farm. Very floral and earthy.

T: Light, but not watery or boring. This is what I think of when I think Saison. It is a beautiful, complex work of art, with florals and spices up front and a slight Belgian yeast funk taste riding straight through the beer.

M: Much like I would expect, this beer is almost fluffy in the mouth. The high carbonation coupled with the relatively light body make this one a pleasure to drink.

D: Oh, yeah. I could see this being a go-to ale in the hot summer months. It refreshes, rather than wears out, the palate. I can't say enough about the good qualities of this beer, highly recommended.

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

When chilled pours a very hazy golden with a huge white rocky head. The smell is slightly earthy with some banana. Taste is sharp, dry, earthy. Has some zing to it. Carbonation causes a bit of a bite mostly when it's colder but it warms to close to room temp it becomes a bit smoother. This bottle was aged probably about 8 months so it might have lost any sorta hop presence it had.
4.5 - 4 - 4- 3.5 - 4 = 4.05
Upgrading my rating after having this on tap at The Back Abbey in Claremont, CA. Came served in a nice little Saison Dupont Glass, probably about 10-12oz worth. The taste was even better and refreshing from what I remembered for the bottle I had, and the mouthfeel was about as good as I think it could be. Just really enjoyed this on tap.

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

Poured from a corked bottle into a large wine glass, this brew flows a hazy golden with a tinge of orange/apricot. A rocky and porous white head sits atop while a champagne like effervescence is notable in the glass.

Fruity and yeasty on the nose slightly reminiscent of a tripel, yet lighter in body. Citrus and peach, bit of hops and a touch of yeast funk.

Lighter in body than expected from the nose, not overly sweet and in fact offers a touch of bitterness on the finish. Lots of spice, touch of apple and pear and a long finish. Smooth and crisp feel with a nice carbonation, quite drinkable.

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

750 ml bottle poured into a chalice. From 10/13/09 notes.

Forms a smallish but very stubborn foamy white head. Body is a bright yet very hazy golden color. Leaves some uneven spotty lacing.

Primary aromas are of Belgian yeast, tart apples, spice, some great earthy notes, oak, and a slight musty character. There's also some herbal grassy hops in the background.

More tart apple and spice flavors from the aroma along with the same earthiness. Some dry and faintly funky notes in here as well. Aftertaste includes some spice, hops, and a slightly phenolic quality that becomes less noticeable as it goes.

Feel is very nice. Medium carbonation compliments the grainy texture and pleasant dry qualities.

Overall one of the better Saison's I've tried and a great value. Just might become a regular in the fridge.

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

Appearence: Pours a golden yellow with huge, pillowy white head that leaves great lacing. Stunning to look at.

Smell: The smell is a very raw smell. The malts are pronounced, but they don't smell like modern malts. They have a very old world quality to them I really can't describe.

Taste and Mouthfeel: The taste is yeasty and bready, with an odd amount of bitterness. It tastes very primitive, but I feel that's the beauty of it. This is a classic tasting beer. The balance is impeccable, and leads into a thin but creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability and Overall: This is a wonderful brew. I was lucky enought o enjoy many good Belgian beers tonight, and this one was one of the best. It has such a rustic feel to it that makes it wonderful. It's simple, it's solid, and it's a damn tasty beer.

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

750ml , cold poured into pint glass

Cloudy straw color. Thick head stays until beer is done.

Smell initially smelled skunked , tasting it proved otherwise. Hoppy.

Taste is sweet , yeasty. The finish is hoppy/floral , maybe slightly under-done if your looking for a hop bomb , but I like it.

Mouthfeel is light , very carbonated.

Drinkability is high ,a very refreshing beer

Photo of jakewatt135
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured into Crooked Stave tulip glass.

750 C&C bottle; vintage 2012.

Appearance: cloudy straw yellow bodied beer with 3 fingers of bone white head. Head has some great staying power and stays around for a long time. A rocky and uneven cap remains during the entire drink.

Smell: Citrusy, floral, and yeasty nose. Wheat malts and a mild fruity sweetness. A hint of mustiness.

Taste: Starts with a mild lemon tartness and tropical fruits. Wheat malts and lots of yeast notes that are bready and fruity giving just the right amount of sweetness to the beer. Maybe a hint of banana. Hint of black pepper and cloves. Musty funk and a touch of barnyard flavor. Finishes with a mild floral and grassy hop that is mildly bitter. Also green apples, lemon zest, and more wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is really fantastic; its honestly carbonated perfectly. Clean and crisp; really really lively beer. Nice dry finish. The head of this beer it has a silky feel and it contrasts with the feel of the body of the beer as described above really interesting effect.

Overall: Really great saison. Love the look and feel of this beer the most. A benchmark beer for the style! Its a must try beer. An $8 shelf beer in a large format bottle. Great value and a well crafted brew walk together hand in hand.

Photo of projectflam86
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750ml poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with a huge rocky foam head that leaves spotty lacing.

S- Light citrus with a bit of barn yard must. Herbal with some spicy yeast scents.

T- Lemon grass and spice upfront with a very noticeable hop presence. A very dry malt like sweetness is there initially but the hops sweep it away. Still very herbal as the nose suggested, with some spice, pepper, and maybe the slightest bit of tartness.

M- Very carbonated and amazingly dry. This beer commands regular sips.

O- A very cool and interesting beer. The alcohol is well hidden and the dryness keeps you coming back for another taste. I wish I had bought more of this over the summer. This would have made plenty of lazy days in the sun that much better.

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%

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

Poured into a little Saison DuPont glass (didn't even look like a beerglass, I dunno what to call it). Appearance was a hazy yellow-gold, almost completely opaque, with a fantastic frothy head that diminished into a nice ring after a few sips. Lacing was pretty nice as well.

The aroma was sweet and sour, like apple cider and yeast.

The flavor was incredibly complex! I'm not normally into the really yeasty brews, but this one was an exception for me. There were flavors of peach and pear and apple cider, yeasty Belgianness (or Belgian yeastiness, whichever you like), black pepper, and a bit of clovey spice. Definitely a pretty tangy brew.

The beer left only a SLIGHTLY dry mouthfeel, and I could slightly taste the alcohol, but not too much. It's an excellent sipping beer. I had it right after a big ol' imperial pint glass of Sea Hag IPA, and the contrast was wonderful. It was like having a liqueur at the end of a meal. It cut through the hop bitterness of the IPA to leave a refreshing cidery aftertaste, though I'm not sure if I would have wanted another glass. I wouldn't PERSONALLY have it as a session beer, but I'd say it's the perfect after-beer.

$6 a glass

Photo of korguy123
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont from notes

A- Slight hazy yellow pour. Booming four finger soapy white head that won't go away. Lacing is good.

S- Lemon and yeast are upfront with a slight dill/herbal backing. Slight orange zest makes this smell a little sweeter than others I've come across.

T- Lemon and yeast again dominating the taste. Bready touches make this less herbal than the nose leads you to think. Sweet; very subtle, just enough to cut the tartness that you would normally get in these. Little to no aftertaste lingering.

M- Medium to light bodied, mild carbonation cleanses the palate.

O- Very good saison, probably most traditional one I've had.

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%

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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