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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,513
Hads: 3,789
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 236
Gots: 419 | 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 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. (524 characters)

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. (543 characters)

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. (480 characters)

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 (721 characters)

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. (555 characters)

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. (370 characters)

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. (619 characters)

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. (764 characters)

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. (442 characters)

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. (693 characters)

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. (378 characters)

Photo of shadow1961
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saison Dupont pours out a rocky head over a cloudy
yellow brew. That head collapses to a disk of foam, and
the nose is fruit, light malt, and Belgian yeast. The flavor
is light malt and citrus, with an herbal hop finish. The
mouthfeel is light, crisp, and slightly tart. Altogether a
nice experience. Offer it to your wine- loving pals when
they drop by the house. (371 characters)

Photo of pioppo
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Gold yellow with medium carbonation. The foam is white, fine and very persistent.

S - In first citrus (lemon in particular). But there's also a scent of white fruit like apple. A little of honey a some herbaceous by hop.

T - All the sensations that come from the nose return also in the mouth. There's a good aftertaste of bitter.

M - Very dry beer, but it's not completely what I expected. It's not one of the best belgian beers i've drinked..

D - Alcohol it's wisely balanced by bitter and fruity, so this beer results very drinkable!! (545 characters)

Photo of CNeilP09
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the last true Belgian Farmhouse Ales. This beer is splendor served in a mug.

Serving Type: Grab a fifth of this at your local fine spirits establishment and get going with it. Some say a goblet, some a pilsner glass, this beer i could drink from the bottle.

Appearance: Cloudy, fall-season pine needles. A light gold colour. Foamy head, you can see the craftsmanship in the pour alone.

Smell: Light fruit, faint molasses, abundant exotic spice. The alcohol provides a comfortable causticity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not too thin, but not too heavy either. finishes well, with an inviting aftertaste.

Drinkability: One of the beers to be savoured, not swilled. True to its form, it is what it is. A beer drinker would fall in love with this before the second glass, and wouldn't need a third...but would certainly want it. (845 characters)

Photo of mechamifune
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Delirium Tulip...

Pours a murky golden yellow with a huge white head (despite my attempt at a careful pour). Looks all together pleasant and good for the style.

Smell is a whole lot of funk and some earthy/grassy/barnyard stuff going on (wait... does that qualify as funk too?). Some light fruitiness lingers.... an interesting smell but I don't know how inviting it all is.

Taste is pretty in line with the smell. A lot of funk going on, finishing a little dry and with a little bit of hop bite. Some light fruit notes emerge as you get through the pour. Taste though is dominated by the grassy/funky notes. Not bad alltogether, but I struggle to find a note in the taste profile that truly makes me want to go back for more, though by the same token there is nothing unpleasant either.

Mouthfeel is very full with a lot of carbonation (again, to style). Finishes dry and pleasant. Drinkability is average for style. The funk notes are not unpleasant but for me they just don't lend themselves to high drinkability. Not a heavy beer per se, but beers with this much carbonation are difficult for me drink a lot of.

In that sense its a little hard to guage this beer.... I think that to style its not a bad beer at all, but I'm really just not a huge fan of the more funky, earthy saisons, as I find myself enjoying "cleaner" takes on the style(hennepin, saison de buff for examples sake). So i'd say if you are a fan of this style of saison or beers with a lot of funk notes, go for it. If you're not, this beer is not going to change your mind. (1,566 characters)

Photo of Macca
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale golden with a great big fluffy head. Probably an over-vigorous pour. Very good retention. Lots of herbs on the nose and palate. Also a dry graininess presents itself. Good bitter crispness is evident and lots or carbonation. For some undescibable reason I prefer the organic version. I just find it more drinkable. Der! (332 characters)

Photo of rawthar
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on 4/9 at Half Moon Saloon in Kennett Square.

A- Cloudy unfiltered consistency, a mustard yellow, with a finger of white fluffy head with some serious staying power.

S- Unmistakable Belgian sour aroma, with a hint of sweetness high in the nasal passage.

T- Less sour than the smell, more tart and dry, sort of like beer malts crossed with a cranberry.

M- Thick and creamy with lots of heavy duty mouth coating.

D- Though I'm not a big time Belgian beer drinker, I can see this being a staple for those who really appreciate the style. I'm dinging this on drinkability primarily due to the steep price - $10.50/bottle.

I won't claim that I rate purely against style, because I found this a great representative of a style I don't particularly enjoy. (759 characters)

Photo of Budlum
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring this saison proves quite the challenge as it is prone to produce large amounts of head very quickly. Head retention and lacing are excellent. The body is a very hazy, pale yellow with glowing orange shades.

The nose presents a fresh, yeasty, citrus aroma with a contrasting oak smell. The citrus aromas of orange peel and lemon zest are quite refreshing.

A quick burst of lemon zest precedes a tasty black pepper and coriander spice flavor. Almost immediately, a strong yeast presence dominates with powerful earthy and oak tones. Unfortunately, the unbalanced yeast presentation does not serve this saison as well as it could.

The mouth presence is very balanced in carbonation and spiciness on the tongue. The large amounts of yeast tend to deaden the palate after a 750 mL bottle.

Drinkability is pretty good. Flavor content is nice and this could be a nice session beer if it weren't for the overpowering oak flavors. Much better when served on tap. (977 characters)

Photo of KajII
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Poured a light cloudy yellow with a huge white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing but did leave enough residue to have fair lacing. The aroma was of a straw like malt, a nice dose of floral hops and a moldy yeast with notes of citrus and some spices. It tasted mildly bitter and acidic with hints of citrus and clove at first and finished a bitter-sour with a strong wheat note and with a nice dose of hops at the end. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a rather fizzy carbonation. Overall a nice fit for the style, one of the better Farmhouse Ales I have tasted. (616 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a medium thick and fluffy white head. The green bottle may be to blame for the skunkyness that enveloped the sweet fruit and yeast in the aroma. Light-bodied and very carbonated, with an earthy mix of tart fruit and sweet spice flavors. However, the flavor falls off very quickly for some reason. The finish is lightly sweet and has a touch of pepper. Overall this beer is decent with only a couple shortcomings, but I think the green bottle and travel did it some harm. At any rate I thought the now-defunct Quarryman version was a lot better. (634 characters)

Photo of magictrokini
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy yellow with a big white head. Patchy lacing. Citrus, yeast, pepper, and a musty aroma. Crisp taste, good amount of lemon zest, pepper, and spice. Still, a musty overtone that leaves a metallic bite. Enjoyable, and paired very well with seafood. (255 characters)

Photo of sacfly
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light golden color. Huge bubbles in a thick foamy head. As I drink, the head turned into very fine bubbles. Sweet Belgian twang in the nose. Yeast, fruit and dough.

Stale bitterness in the first taste. Bitter, almost sour in the aftertaste well into the back of the tongue. Dry finish. Fruit. Hints of Muscat grapes and apple. Light body. As it warmed, I poured more of the 750ml into my glass and the spiciness of the yeast came out.

I have been told that this ids the standard of the style, but it seems more like a starting point. Something is missing. It is good, but could be taken is so many more interesting directions. Tastes too much (as is) like a stale Belgian pale ale. (702 characters)

Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12.7 oz bottle (green glass? seriously?), poured into a tulip at approximately 45 degrees F.

A: Pours a hazy pale straw gold, with an immense two-fists-of-fingers billowy white head. Little bits of oddness drift through the brew, eventually settling on the glass somewhere like tiny freckles. Columns of bubbles rush from the bottom of the glass as though it were an aquifer running through a volcanic vent zone. Lacing would be considered, as I believe the term goes these days, "cray-cray".

S: The nose has some barnyard-style funk to it, complete with a mix of fresh grass and floral scents. There's some breadiness in the aroma as well.

T: This tastes much like it smells, opening with a mixture of light biscuit and funk, before shading into an overgrown meadow filled with grass and wildflowers. Tones of faint citrus and pollen make themselves known through the middle. The finish is quite dry, and leaves a lingering bitterness along side some slight black pepper presence. I get not much fruit character, nor much tartness - I am, however, sensitive to hop flavors, so it is possible any such notes are obscured by the grass and floral aspects to this beer.

M: Light-bodied and heavily carbonated.

O: I'll open this part by restating my disclaimer that I am overly sensitive to hop flavors, and as such, my reviews likely do not apply to the majority. This beer is a tad heavy on the hops for my taste, obscuring most of the malt profile and likely much of the yeast complexity as well. This drank closer to a hoppy wheat ale than a saison for me. Other folks will likely find this to be balanced and more complex. (1,629 characters)

Photo of beerfairy
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle

A: Heavy Foam, golden color with lots of carbination. Lots of foamy lacing.

S: Earthy tones with a hint of clove.

T: Bitter, fruity with a lingering detergent taste

M: Crisp

D: Can't get past the detergent taste. Doesn't seem right for the style. maybe a bad batch? Will have to try it again someday. (336 characters)

Photo of Monicagm
3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow color. High carbonation with a thick head that recedes back into the glass. Lacing sticks to the sides.

Orange/citrus scent.

Has a tangy/orange tart taste with a clean finish. Dry, not particularly bitter.

Light mouthfeel.

Overall, enjoyable but not one of my top choices in beer. (298 characters)

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,513 ratings.