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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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1,528 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,528
Hads: 3,836
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 250
Gots: 458 | FT: 12
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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 carln26
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer presented a hazy golden color with a thick dense head fed by champagne bubbles. Frothy, snowy lace left on the glass. An aroma of malty roasted grains balanced by fruit, hints of apples. The smell of this beer reminds me of a wonderful brewing process. Medium malt character up front with a mild hop finish. A distinct sourness comes late (after a few minutes. Fresh, light mouth feel, very drinkable.

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Photo of deejaydan
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice straw color. Has a decent, lasting head, and tons of lacing. A slight acidic smell, some spices in the nose. Tastes bright in the mouth, with a lingering tartness. I think I finally understand what people mean when they talk about the "horse blanket" smell of some belgian beers. I like some belgians, and hate others. This is one that I could drink for a night.

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Photo of tjkinate
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Been drinking a lot of Saisons lately.

A: Massive, soapy, bright white head tops this dull yellow brew. Bubbles continuously rise assisting in the heads strong retention and thick ample lacing.

S: Fair amount of spice, honey, floral notes, but very little funk. I like my Saisons funky.

T: Similar to the smell, quite bold in the flavor department. Like the smell indicated, very little funk.

M: Extremely high carbonated medium bodied brew.

O: I enjoyed the brew, but don't think I will buy again soon. Missed the funk too much!

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden in color with a thick head. Smell has an deep earthiness to it with spice and citrus. Taste is earthy, light with a big hit of carbonation with a bitter saline aftertaste, (reminding me of a club soda). mouthfeel is light and dry, not what I really expected, but still a good experience.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very light straw colored brew with a massive, never-dying white head on top. The glass is covered in sticky sheets of lace as you go through it. Yeasty aroma with citrus hints and fruity sweetness. It also has some pale malts in there.

A very crisp brew for the summer. Citrus notes make it refreshing, and the tingly carbonation is great, but it is at times overpowering. The flavor is not at all that impressive. It has a nice pale grainy character with lots of yeast flavor. The mouthfeel and drinkability are the real winners in this brew.

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Overwhelming head. Starts with a 10 to 1 ratio of foam to liquid. As it settles, some flashes of lace remain on the glass. Lumpy. The liquid is hazy with a green tinge to the straw color. Large chunks of lace after each sip.

Earthy and sour, like a touch of lemon. Here's something unusual--I smell cooked meat (pork?). Don't know why...

Strong barnyard flavor. Quite sour, which remains long after the swallow. Relatively thin bodied, highly carbonated. There's a bit of light pepper on the edge. There's also a touch of chalk, thyme and hop bitterness. Complex.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Classic saison that arrived a pale straw with ample white head. Aroma was a bit subdued but yeasty esters and citrus were notable along with some herbs and peanut butter sweet malt. In the mouth, beer was a heady mix of orange spice tea, lemon, clove, white pepper, herbal perfume, apple, and cashew brittle, all integrated well with a dry bitter finish. Did not notice the funk that some describe. Pleasing combination of malt and spice with a dryness that evokes champagne and a surprising nuttiness.

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Photo of Vixie
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Dissipates down a bit, but lingers.

I may have had an older bottle, as it had a skunky smell to it at first. Also was a bit floral with a lot of spicy notes.

Taste is floral and fruity, with quite a bit of spiciness. Also some banana and coriander.

Mouthfeel was decent, a high level of carbonation makes it more prominant.

Not a bad beer overall, but not the best of this style I've had either. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but wouldn't turn one down if offered either.

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Photo of TruePerception
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont. 6.5% ABV.

A: Almost two fingers of fluffy head. Peach yellow in the glass. Hazy white in the dimple. Some slight lacing. Very faint sheeting.

S: Musky, earthy sourness, up front. Slight hay. Grapefruit citrus note.

T/MF: Surprising peach fuzz note! Fairly foamy in the mouth, though not quite as much so as Champagne. More earthy, dirty funk. Grapefruit peel bitterness on the finish.

It's not bad, but I had been led to believe this to be at the pinnacle of saisons. If that's true, color me disappointed.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

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Photo of csiewert
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a finger of foamy head that doesn't linger very long. The aroma is very sweet and the taste mirrors this. The taste is of bubblegum and fruity notes with little to no hoppy notes at all. The mouthfeel is very smooth and it finishes clean. This would be a great beer in the summertime.

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Photo of brewerburgundy
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, 2010 on the cork.

Hugely foamy, with a meringue head that took up most of the glass. The beer is hazed nearly to opacity and the color is rich yellow, like sunshine. It is yellow, not orange tinted.

Soft chalky, fruity yeast. The overall impression is light grassiness and pilsener malt; a very fresh, pure beer smell.

Very subtle flavors of the same light chalky, fruity yeast. Pilsener and Belgian light malts with a dry finish. Grassy, slightly fragrant hops and pear or apple.

The mouthfeel is saved from wateriness by spritzing carbonation. The thinness isn't justified by dryness.

I can see how it's currently the seventh ranked Saison on Beeradvocate. It's subtle, crisp, and would be even more of a joy on a hot day.

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Photo of Damian
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a translucent mustard/straw yellow with a huge, rocky, white head that faded into clumps of white froth. Beautiful lacing.

Aroma consisted of clove, all spice and honey (similar to a Belgian strong ale).

Taste, however, was radically different from the smell. Grassy and quite hoppy with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

Carbonation was a bit much initially. The beer turned to fizz once it hit my tongue. Later, the beer settled down markedly.

Overall, a crisp and flavorful beer that can easily be substituted for a dry, white wine.

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Photo of SethB2
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Tulip glass.

The beer pours a golden color with a massive head indicating a good bit of carbonation. The smell of citrisy orange and lemons and a Belgian yeastiness showing many ripe fruits. Taste is good. It reminds me Duvel, but it has an "unfinished" quality about it. Fruity sweetness, but a very distinct tart kick as well. Mouthfeel is also good.. Lots of bubbles, but at the same time very smooth. Drinkability is average.

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Photo of clabaugh
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden pewter, with a fine cascading effect. A voluptuous, pillowy head colored a snowy white accumulates on top. Displays excellent retention, with lacing that appears generously in opaque sheets.

Smell: Mildly yeasty, with a raw barnyard character. Rich and wheaty, imbued with subtle floral notes. Faintly grapey.

Taste: Toasty oat flavor with an earthy, yeasty character. Implications of fruit ripening on the vine; apple, pear provide some tartness. Some residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Exquisite sensations. Pleasingly creamy and sumptuous. Caresses the palate and the tongue as well as any beer I've had the privilege to imbibe.

Drinkability: Only adequate flavor, and fairly filling. Successfully hides the 6.5% ABV. Just lacking that "craveability" that is so elusive to describe.

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Photo of armock
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head that leaves lacing

S - Has a citrus yeasty funk to it possible snunk

T - Like the that smell citrus yeasty funk with some spice to it

M - This beer has a medium body with high carbonation to it

D - This isn't a bad beer I just doesn't really do it for me its like drinking a Duvel crossed with a Heineken

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Photo of morebeergood
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml half bottle into two tulip glasses. Huge white head forms from the start. Looks like meringue, so thick and fluffy. Body was hazy yellow and cloudy. Smell was lemony and pine-like. Taste was tart and refreshing. The citrus flavor gave this beer a nice tang, but the mouthfeel of this farmhouse ale really balanced things well. It was so smooth, light, crisp, and mellow. Not overpowering though, so it paired well with a variety of cheeses. A very flavorful and classic example of a Belgian saison.

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Photo of chuck19
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been told that Saison Dupont is the beer that you must judge every other Saison by. I would have to agree. The first thought when I opened was this beer was "Did I just open a dime bag"(Friend's comment). Again agreed. The beer is cloudy and had an average appearance. To be honest it looks like any cloudy wheat beer. The taste was what set this apart. Hints of lemon, but the rind part. Overall a solid beer.

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Photo of cookin420
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle poured into a wine glass with a late breakfast.

Hazy cider-like beer with a brilliant white head.

earthy and dry smelling, spicy, coriander/clove. Champagne grapes.

very mellow bittering, mellow malt as well that never becomes more present, even with temperature. Apples, alcohol and the yeast really is nice. Very dry Champagne-like yeast. Bouquet is mild compared to many belgians.

feels great on the tongue. A bit thin but that suits this dry brew well.

yes, they are drinkable

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Photo of medic25
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip from a 750ml bottle. The earthy aroma was pretty apparent even as I poured my first glass; color is a slightly hazy orange with a huge frothy head. I got the same foam on the last glass that I did on the first, and the lacing lingered nicely. Aroma is a strong one; tough to pin down, but the best way to describe it would be the hay/barnyard aroma I associate with Saisons. Taste is a little strong, a little acerbic, pleasant but I've tasted others I prefer. Very dry finish; definitely a palate cleanser. I've always thought of this as the "standard" for the style, but to be honest I'd rather have a Hennepin.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

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Photo of jwinship83
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle. drank from my duvel tulip.

A- the cork comes out with a hiss and when i pour the bottle into my glass, i get a glowing golden orange colored body under a tall bright white head. the head takes its time falling, and leaves behind a wall of lacing.

S- the first thing i notice about the nose is that this bottle is skunky. damn green bottles. very powerful skunk. other than that i am able to pick up some light fruits and fresh cut grass.

T- the taste starts out with some pale malts and then moves into fresh lemon and light apricots. some white pepper moves in next. herbal, lemony, and grassy hops at the end.

M- the body is on the lighter side. the carbonation is on the higher side. very refreshing.

O- i liked the taste of the beer a lot. i with that i would have gotten a bottle with less of a skunked smell to it. ill pick it up again from a different store to see if my luck changes.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked 750 into a 0.5L Becker.

A: Bubbly, big fluffy white head towers over a hazy golden straw, yellow body. CO2 streaming from the bottom of the glass. Poured carefully, but still have a little yeast in suspension.

S: Chalk, fruity yeast, grapes, very mild hop aroma.

T: Fruity yeast powers initial gulp. Cactus? A lot going on here. A little salty/spicey finish with a lingering pear/alcohol. Dry.

M: Bubbly, but not overbearing.

D: I know this is typically a summer brew, but throwing one down during the first winter snow wasn't the worst idea I've ever had.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Downtown for keeping this one on the shelves.
Pours a cloudy golden color w/ two full fingers of bright white head.
The aroma is faint, but nice...hint of lemons, bread, and malt.
Taste is enjoyable...very refreshing. Buttery w/ a slight citrus tinge.
Not detecting any spice at this point...we'll see once it warms up a bit.
Surprised to detect the alcohol in the taste, but it does show up minimally in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is not thin and is highly carbonated.
The perfect style to enjoy on a warm spring/summer's day.

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Photo of zjungleist
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly cloudy yellow with a great frothy white head. The smell is citrusy with a musty sweetness. The taste was a little off balance. I would say this is a bit on the hoppy side for a saison, and the yeasty, basement-like flavors were a bit overpowering as well. I got hints of other complexities, perhaps some bitter apples and sour oranges, but the hop/yeast flavors pushed them aside. Mouthfeel was light with champagn bubbles. Overall, not my favorite, but a fair example of the style.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Vancouver, my first saison sample, and highly recommended. Poured from a small brown 250 ml bottle, best before date on the back label is 04/2006. Massive chunky white head on the pour into a tulip glass, the foam rose so high above the lip of the glass that it eventually formed a saison nipple as a crown. Hazy pale golden coloured body, intense carbonation. Pepper, corainder and citrus on the nose, some sweet malt and candi sugar as well. Through the billowing foam it seems to have a cotton candy sweetness to it, it suits the texture, that's for sure. Intensely sweet flavour up front, definitely cotton candy, strawberry licorice, citrusy towards the middle, and the spices popping up near the finish: pepper, coriander, bitter orange peel. Floral sweetness on the aftertaste, some clover honey. A small sample to make a decent impression from. The mouthfeel is smooth like mylar, a frictionless plastic texture that slides through the mouth. I'd drink another of these just to get part 2 of the experience, hopefully in a larger serving. Otherwise my glass of this saison disappeared far too quickly.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.