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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,527
Hads: 3,835
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 249
Gots: 457 | FT: 12
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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 iNHaze
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz. bottle into a wine glass

Pours a murky wheat color with lots of effervescent carbonation and suspended yeast. Had a good inch of thick, foamy white head, which shrank to about 1/4" and stuck with the glass.

Initial pour had a definite skunky/wild yeasty/bacteria smell that was kind of unpleasant, but that mellowed to a gentler fruity/yeasty aroma.

Taste was slightly soapy(?) at first and malty/wheaty. This was followed up by the quickest hint of bitter hoppy, dandeliony floralness. Don't know what I mean? Go eat a dandelion. I freaked a guy out at work the other day by doing that. Anyway, tinge of floral hoppyness, then a slightly bitter lingering finish. I have to wonder if the green bottles are the best choice?

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and crisp, with a definite carbo zing. The beer is pretty dry, but isn't overly alcoholy by any means.

Drinkability is ok, looking past the imperfections I stated I could see myself maybe killing a 750 of this with a long meal, but for the other similar choices in the belgian realm, I'll probably overlook this one next time I'm at the beer store.

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Photo of crwills
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of these (24x250mL) bottles, because I thought I remembered really liking it back when I first had it (previously from the large corked bottle). I've been somewhat disappointed. The three I've had so far haven't been bad, per se, but they haven't blown me away.

Anyway, this beer pours a slighly cloudy medium-golden into a small Sinha glass. Huge fluffy head that I have to fight to prevent it from overflowing. Pretty decent looking, in fact. Aroma is restrained, mildly sour, and fruity. Very little of that barnyard flavour I'd been expecting, and more spicy. Mouthfeel is much more light and spritzy than I remembered, and that may be the biggest disappointment. Flavour is peppery, spicy, mildly sour, with a little bit of lemon but none of the funk I want to see in a farmhouse ale. Still, it's fairly refreshing if that's what you're looking for. The aftertaste is a little on the tart side, but fairly clean. I'll definitely get through the case, but might not make it a regular purchase.

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Photo of SeanChouffe
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours nice and full with a descent head that lasts and a nice lace. It has a golden color and the smell is fruity and rich. It has a nice full body that possesses abundant carbonation. The taste is somewhat sour and citrus and has a bit more hops than expected; it is not sweet enough for my taste to help contrast some of the other flavors. The finish is very dry with a strong bite that stays with you.

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Photo of dancinwillie
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very active pour, hazy straw colored, topped by a huge white meringue head. Some suspended yeast floating in there. I don't mind.

Aroma is of strong yeast, with a tart lemon undercurrent.

Taste seems subdued at first. A bit sour. As I let it warm a little, I start to pick up some pepper spiciness. I'm not sure if Saisons are brewed with wheat, but I believe I'm picking up some here. The sourness is a bit stronger as my glass becomes empty. Other fruit flavors are beginning to introduce themselves. Some apple and green grapes. Almost a lactic tang in there as well.

Mouthfeel is good, slightly thin, highly carbonated, and extremely thirst quenching.

Drinkability is high for me, and I can see myself enjoying this immensely once it gets warm out again. This is what I think of when BA's ask what would be a good lawnmower beer. I would like to try and pair this up with some food at some point, as I've heard it can really shine.

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Photo of WhiteOak
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Hazy, pearlescent light straw yellow color. The huge, rocky, meringue foam leave lots of lovely, sticky, hanging lace.

S- Big, bright, alluring perfume of yeasty, spicy eau de Belgique, lemon biscotti, caramel. A great example of the type, where the yeast notes can be very refined. Gorgeous, almost indescribable aroma.

T- Very zesty and dry, dominated by a citrus rind mid-palate and a dry, hoppy finish. A bit too dry for me, however.

M, D- I wish there was more of a malt structure to complement the spectacular aroma, but the drinkability will be great for those who like the drier finish. CO2 was ideal.

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Photo of atsprings
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a slightly hazy light orange with hardy any head. The aroma was of sweet fruits with some spice and hops. There was an interesting balance of sweetness with bitter spice, hops and yeast, it was a little on the bland side, however. The beer sat light on the tongue with a low carbonation. As far as saisons go, I'll stick with Henepin.

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Photo of khiasmus
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold with a frothy two-finger head. Earthy bread, hay and grape fill the nose. Those tastes, along with a bit of fruit and barnyard funk predominate the taste. Medium mouth with a fair amount of carbonation Crisp. This isn't my favorite saison, but it's very enjoyable.

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Photo of ihavedrankbeer
3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It has a large head with a nice light/hazey golden color. It has a large amount of carbonation. It has a citrusy scent which is appealing. It tastes a little tangy and is dry, but it is not bitter. It has a nice crisp, clean finish. Along with a strong hold on the glass.

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Photo of BigMike
3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light tangerine color. Very hazy with an off white head of about 2 fingers.

S: After popping the cork all i could say was Heineken. I am overwhelmed with skunk. AFter pouring it and letting it sit for a few minutes most of the skunk disappears. The Belgian yeast component takes over. Lot's of spice like clove and tons of lemon zest.

T: Lot's of Belgian yeast. Lot's of lemon zest and citrus. A touch of grassiness.

M: Nice refreshing mouthfeel. Very dry and easy to drink.

Overall: A nice light and easy to drink saison. The green bottle has got to go. Most of The skunkiness faded after a while but just enough lingered to throw the flavor off a bit. Minus the green bottle this beer would be awesome and very reliable.

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Photo of damienblack
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Almost Duvelian in appearance, just a little paler. During pour, looks like a sparkling wine, lush carbonation and a frothy, billowey head quickly rising from the barren waste. Tiny particles of sediment the bubbles on their journey to the surface. Color is that of either a pale apple or a dark lemon. Soapy, sticky lacing. Smell is enchanting. Like I have a vinyard growing in my musty attic that's been sealed off for months. Slightly soapy, very musty without being dank, it's a tart and dry mustiness that I associate with a country home out on the farm, where vinting is done. Slightly peppery, more than a little yeasty, overtones of sour apple or pear. Intoxicating.

First thought: Upon the first sip, far more vinegary and soapy than anticipated. As I let it sit some, these flavors seem to mellow into the background a bit. Hints of spices I couldn't begin to name permeate throughout, backed by pale tart vineyard fruit, apple, pear, white grape. It's crisp, dry, light-bodied, all of those aspects full to character. But the aftertaste is where the negative aspects rise to full character. i get a very soapy and overly vinegaric finish, it's making me wonder if I got a bad bottle. I have limited experience with the genre at hand, but I don't think these qualities should be so present. If it weren't for them, it would be a very pleasant slight tartness providing a sour character, and that would make it very palatable. It really gives a hit to taste and drinkability, so I won't deduct them that low until I know what's up. will revise these scores if necessary after trying this beer again at a later date, to give it a more fair shake.

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Photo of rastaman
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very nice fresh and spicy like a good saison should be, spicy almost peppery nose, with a bit of cloves and coriander in there aswell, i liked it a lot, spicy and not too over the top on the palate,very nice easy drinking saison.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Saison arrived a brilliant pale and murky The crown was over two fingers and carbonation was extremly active.
The head disapated to a full lace with minor glass cling as the sample continued.
The body is full.
The aroma is bready with a light hop back..(cascades?)
The taste is to the grains,bready, and constant, but not overpowering.

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Photo of zeff80
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, straw-yellow color with a small, foamy, bubbly, off-white head that left soapy residue on the sides of the glass.

S - It smelled of yeast, clove, dried fruits. and a horse blanket mustiness.

T - Taste was sour and yeasty. There was an odd ham taste or some other cured meat (I guess it is a farmhouse ale).

M - It was crisp, sharp and fizzy with a good bite. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This was a little disappointing. It didn't live up to the hype, in terms of flavor. It was just a little odd.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this on-tap at the hopleaf, and it poured a clear straw yellow/light orange. the bouqet was somewhat subtle, maybe it was because i was drinking this between some stronger, hoppier beers. it definitely had the unique aromas of belgian yeasts going on, smelled very much like a duvel. also some light bready notes and vegetal/grassy aromas. taste was just a hint of malt sweetness and a moderate amount of hops mixed in. light in body and spritzy carbonation but not artificially so. medium finish. would try it again if the price is right.

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Photo of mpyle
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monster white, moussey head. Good head retention. Color a pale gold, fairly clear.

Spicy citrus aroma, some malty sweetness.

Spicy hop bitterness dominates initially, then gets a bit softer and maltier midtongue. A bit more citrusy as the beer warmed.

Fairly light body, creamy despite the high carbonation. No alcohol warming or astringency.

A light, hoppy, spicy ale. Spicy character might get overwhelming, but the relatively light body makes it highly drinkable.

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Photo of kevinlater
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into goblet. best before end of july 2017. consumed on may 26, 2015

a: transparent bright golden yellow but i'm sure it will get hazy once i pour some yeast in. one finger of white head

s: funky & sour lemon, band-aid-y spicy overripe banana yeasty notes, hints of light cracker-like malt, white grapes, grass

t: much like the nose. funk and lots of strong belgian yeast flavours (spices, bananas, band-aid) with notes of lemon, white grapes, grass, and malt in the mid-palate. moderate bitterness at the end

m: bubbly but not prickly carbonation in a medium-minus-bodied liquid. strong drying finish

o: the yeast flavours are a bit on the strong side for my preference but this is still some good stuff

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Photo of Kempleton
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 750ml bottle into an Allagash 40cl stem glass.
Hazy golden color toped by a nice head that stays around a while and leaves some good lacing.
Smells of spices mixed with freash cut hay. slight barnyard aroma but not to pronounced.
Taste is spicy, then malty, yeasty and bready.
This one leaves a little bit of zing behind in your mouth just enought to be pleasant.
I have had this several times on draft and none of them were as memorable or as good as this bottle. The drinkability on both is nice, but I would defintly rather have the bottle.

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Photo of gottabetweed
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11oz. Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very agressive 3 finger head. Head lingers with good lacing on dissipation.

Smell is bread, lemon, and berries.

Taste is hefe yeast, with subdued bananas and clove. Tart with a slight alcohol after taste.

Mouthfeel is very light and very bubbly.

Overall a good Saison, but not a killer.

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Photo of jmagnus87
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle from Pick’s poured into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy dark gold with about 3 fingers of thick frothy white head. Aroma of light citrus fruits and some nice peppery spice. Taste is light bitter. Mostly citrus and spicy hops. Very dry, almost reminds me of champagne yeast. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall,not bad. Very drinkable but not really special. I have to disagree with Men’s Journal calling it "the best beer in the world". It would probably be great for drinking outside on a hot summer day, but not so much in the middle of a cold winter.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours a murky brownish gold, with a big fizzy meringue -like white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is musty yeast, cloves and banana. There are some metallic skunky notes. As it warms, some peppery, floral notes and a little citrus come out.

The flavor is bready malts, yeast and a little fruit with a slightly bitter peppery finish. There are some skunky metallic notes. The mouthfeel is medium and extremely bubbly with a ton of carbonation (too much for me). As it warms, the mouthfeel smooths out a lot.

This is a tale of two beers. I sampled it after letting it sit out for a little while. I started pretty cold and it seemed pretty pedestrian (about a 6/10). As it warms, it smooths out and becomes more complex.

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Photo of GooberMcNutly
3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottled opened all by it’s self when the wire was loosened. That is how carbonated this saison is. No gushing though. Hard to pour more than 1/2 glass without filling the rest with head. Solid pure white head with permanant Belgian lace on the glass.

Less fruity flavors than I would have expected. More like a champaigne than a beer, with a clean, ultra dry finish.

Cloudy body with no traces of yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

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Photo of socon67
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pour looks quite a bit like ginger ale. Cloudy golden color with a bubbly white foam and visible carbonation.

S - Smells of earthy spice, musty straw, and sour fruits.

T - Not all that excited by this. The taste felt overly mellow, and had a bit of a sugary feel that seems a bit off as compared to the musty grains, citrus, and other components of a traditional saison.

M - Easily drinkable, but slightly thin. I was not interested in a second one, though it does pair well with light food.

O - Surprising to me, I felt it was a middle of the road example of the style. I'm curious if it not being bottled and having the sediment of yeast has a tangible affect. I'll pass on this one.

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Photo of ne0m00re
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio.
A: Pale golden with a white collar and film.
S: Yeasty bread, strawberry farmhouse, spicy apricots, all in front of a honey apple sweetness.
T: Sweet rustic citrus and apple honey and strawberry. There is a lingering grassy bitterness.
M: Slightly syrupy, it ends dry and frothy.
D: Pretty good. About average for a saison.

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Photo of lastmango
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour was hazy and golden with a 3 finger appliance white head. Medium lacing. Aroma was bready grass/straw. In my first sip, I was overpowered by carbonation equivalent of champagne. This is the highest carbonation brew I have ever had and driest finish too. The taste is a bit yeasty up front, grassy in the middle with a touch of hops on the end. This has too much carbonation for me.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,527 ratings.