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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,517
Hads: 3,810
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 239
Gots: 427 | 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 dfried
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my first saison ever, so I don't really have much to compare it to, but damn, this was a good beer. It had a thick, cloudy, but golden appearance with a bubbly film for a head. It had the syrupy scent of a Belgian beer, but it was suprisingly crisp and refreshing. A very wheat like taste, I thought of spring. The hops are toned down, but that is what you would expect from a spring beer. Still a bit heavy, so you wouldn't want to drink it all night but, this beer is perfect for a sunny day before the heat of summer kicks in (probably even after that though)

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Photo of badbeer
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color, almost like a macro, but is unfiltered and has an awesome creamy head that lasts throughout. Herbal scents, citrus, and spice making up aroma. Has a graininess and yeasty type flavors initially, with more subtleties similar to the aroma finishing off the taste, really put together well. Almost medium bodied, with lighter carbonation than expected. Really enjoyable beer, good for many occasions I'm sure.

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Photo of ByTor2112
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chicago, 4-22-06, 9:25pm, Huge white head, thick yet spotty and clumpy lacing. Very slight citrus note, grassy flavors. A good froth hints at some orange flavors only. This Saison was bolder than I expected and loved it. Hops are dominant throughout the beginning, middle and finish. Slightly dry with a good bitterness lingering til the end. Very drinkable. I asked for this from the menu, said they were out. Then the server came back with the LAST one. So, Cheers to Bronwyn!

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Photo of beerphilosopher
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a wide mouth goblet from the 2005 750 ml green bottle. Presents itself as a light, golden straw color with a stark white head that is nothing short of monumental. Lacing is voracious. Nose is an excellent blend of Belgian yeast, citrus, spice and hops. Palate is intriguingly complex; a medley of spiciness (black pepper, coriander, and cloves ...) hoppiness, and a slightly sweet, sugary sublety. Citrus elements are abundant as well - lemon zest and orange peel. Mothfeel is light and alive. Good carbonation and a slight "burn" that is refreshing. This saison has complexity and class in every way! Finishes dry and a little hoppy. Very drinkable. I love Saisons, and this one is the gold standard, I believe. Try this one on your "macro-drinking" friends, especially those who like something like a Heineken ... the strong hop presence, without the skunkiness, will go over well ... one of my favorite "stand by" beers, this one. Excellent.

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Photo of shroompod
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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

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Photo of phishgator
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is poured into a tulip glass. A large tiny bubbled lacey foam head that seems thick. The color is a nice golden hue. The aromas a of grassy fields. The taste is slight honey sweet that finishes with a bit of spicy hops. The aftertaste is dry. There is a coating of the mouth. The drinkability is great and I finished the 750ml bottle all in a matter of 2 hrs.

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Photo of Tupperwolf
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather picturesque amber capped with an inch of stark white head that has great retention. I poured into my Rochefort chalice, and have no doubt that pouring into a tulip would result in one big-ass head. The head is like the fluff on top of a latte, and clings to the glass all around.

Herbal scents build on top of a dry fruitiness. Over-ripe pear, just a little mango. It's a little dusty smelling.

The flavor is very dry, but gently fruity. Refreshing fruitiness, a kind of biting pear and orange - herbs, grain, dust.

Smooth, crisp - dry without being too dry. Round, fluffy, with a crisp finish that leaves behind saaz hop flavors without much sticky sensation.

Saisons are a good Belgian style. They were the first Belgian I ever tried, and this doesn't dissappoint after warming properly.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, lemony straw color. A full pillowy white head of foam forms rapidly and makes a craggy plug on top of the beer. Thick, roped lacing weaves its pattern on the glass as the head recedes. Lots of hills and valleys in the cap and a torrent of bead action from below.

Aroma - yeasty, mild sourness, mild funkiness and skunkiness, and just a touch of sugary sweetness tickles the tongue prior to the first sip. The best framing for the Belgian funkiness that I've smelled yet.

Taste - intense husky grain and yeast to start. Has an element of warming alcohol despite the low abv. The swallow (and any subsequent belches, btw) brings on some floral, grassy notes giving it a wild edge. An arid bitterness follows, dried grapefruit rind, without losing that floral bit. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel - uber crisp, highly carbonated to a champagne level. The body stays moderate to just slightly light.

Drinkability - if I was in the mood for a saison, I would buy this again, a rarity for me regarding this style in general.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I first reviewed this nearly two years ago. I feel, however, that I have grown immensely since then in the way of being a BA. So, I have opten to re-review this. It made a solid "pop" as I removed the cork, and poured a very cloudy orange / yellow into my glass. Big white foamy head that continues to linger a good three fingers thick several minutes after pouring. There is quite a bit of yeast and debris floating about in this, but not offensively so. Looks alot like like a hefeweizen, but clearly it is something different. The smell is quite sour and musty. Reminds me of a damp cellar. There is some spice here, too. Again, this seems similar to a hefeweizen, but differerent. There is an earthy component present here that seems to be the clearly defining element to tell you that it isn't a wheat beer. The mouthfeel is exceptionally smooth. The liquid seems to glide around your mouth as you savour and taste it, then it swallows effortlessly. In spite of the carbonation level of this ale, there is almost no carbonation sting. This is absolutely fantastic!! A magnificent choice of a lesser known style!
Blessed Be

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Photo of Graham21
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

needed to cool her down fast, left her in the freezer too long, the damn cork flew off by itself, about put my fuckin
eye out.

Two finger head at first disspating to good lacing. color is bright yellowish golden with a little orange. hazy( good n cloudy.

The nose is perfumy, a little alcoholic, grape fruity, raisins/grapes, earthy tones, spices; very fresh smelling.

Tastes bitter, buttery, sour, citrusy, finshes bitter and sweet. the malt and yeast is very present

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Photo of geexploitation
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this before, but it's my first time reviewing it. Highly carbonated, with a huge "pop" from the cork finish bottle upon opening. Pours a very hazy, bright gold, with obvious yeast present, and a huge, fluffy white head that leaves sticky laces on the sides of my Duvel glass. The nose is startingly complex: I get green fruit (apples or pears, can't decide which), lemon zest, raw alcohol, yeast, white pepper and pale malts. Wow. The palate is quite evolving; I feel like it's changed constantly over the course of consuming a 750 ml bottle. The palate is equally deep, with an initial burst of metal giving way to lemony citrus giving way to slightly bready malts... all with an underpinning of intense carbonation. That highly carbonated mouthfeel leaves the mouth refreshed and ready for more.

This is an incredible beer. I can imagine that this beer would be great with many, many different foods, and it's absolutely interesting enough on its own. I consider this a must-have. *drool*

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Photo of nickss
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous straw yellow with a monumentally large and thick head... very rocky with generous lacing... active carbonation.

Big yeasty farmhouse aroma, coupled with a tinge of citrus and a touch of malt.

Crisp, yeasty malt flavour.... not as complex as I remember it being, but still wonderfully light and refreshing.

Crisp, tight mouthfeel with a touch of spice... nice.

Extremely drinkable and refreshing... Probably my favourite Saison that I've had the chance to sample.

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Photo of alexgash
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden apricot, sparkly haze. Puffy froth of micro-bubble light golden cream head. Beautiful. Barnyard citrus Orval honey wheat malt. Cobweb spritzy yeast and floral bitter notes on the nose. Soft wheat malt twang. Sorbet (lightly sweet). Orange. big floral hop bitterness. Yeasty and yummy. Soft, full-bodied with a nice luxurious, mouth-filling feel. Decidedly drinkable and great with so many foods I don't know what to say.

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Photo of Drew966
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a yellow color with a decent head from a 375ml corked and caged brown bottle. Smells like a Belgian beer alright. Taste is fairly light, the mouthfeel is like fairly highly carbonated seltzer, and had I not known this was beer I think I could mistake it for a fairly funky tasting seltzer water. That being said, I think this is very drinkable and definitely an interesting style that I am not very familiar with. Definitely should try this one, recommended.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
2.16/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank this beer at Twain's in Decatur, GA. I poured this beer from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - This beer pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2 " white head atop it. The head lasted for about 1/3 the beer and left moderate lacing.

S - A bit of a sharp hoppy and fruity smell, ranging from lemon to grassy scent.

T - A sharp flavor that has a bit too much bite for my palette. This tastes more like a sharp German Pilsner than the saisons I've had. It wasn't bad, if its flavor wasn't so acidic it would be pleasant. I can barely detect some spices underneath the bite.

M - Moderately carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

D - Cannot say I would try this beer again.

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Photo of VoodooBrew
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hey hey everyone, spring is here, so it's time to break out the Saison!

Herbs feature on the nose of this unabashedly frothy brew. I also do believe I get aroma and taste notes reminiscent of marijuana, in addition to a general herbal flavor profile. Delicate spice enters the picture, then a sturdy bitterness rides through the finish. This world classic does not fail to impress, and it is living liquid proof that the Belgian farmhouse tradition is more than just intangible romanticism.

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Photo of TheBungyo
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like liquid gold after I've poured it into my goblet. The giveaway that it is in fact beer is the thick white head, standing tall at around an inch! Whew ... its quite aromatic! Sugary sweet aroma, like cotton candy at the fair, this combines with a funky sour whiff that lasts only a scant few seconds. The taste is bold sugar, like the sweetest apple you can imagine, and just a hint of sourness mixed with spice. Mouthfeel is creamy. It's quite dry.
The alcohol is more subdued compared to many of the belgians I've tried. This is a perfect beer to kick back and sip for a while, pondering the mysteries of life ... like why you need ID to get ID ... or why you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway ...
Anyway, this is great. I can see myself buying it many more times!

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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.

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Photo of mortarit
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This looks like it going to be my highest rating but it's my favorite beer.

I was impressed with the head on this one, can I say the whole glass just about it. It really has that cloud like texture to it. Puffy and thick where it clings to the side walls.

Taste like a water down tripel wich is good because I really haven't gotten into them yet. To harsh for me. So the taste is smooth and really goes down well.

Bottle was a 375ml/ 12.7 oz. with a wired cage.

Cloudy, light golden look

I only got one of these but I will remember. I need to get some more of these beauty.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.72/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a La Chouffe, 25cl, tulip style glass. A huge, dense head of about, oh, three fingers form on top of the beer. Beer is clear and a pale straw color. The head actually dissipates near the neck of the tulip glass, but leaves foam at the top of the glass and then another layer on top of the beer. I can actually see through the missing layer with foam on top and bottom. Very interesting.

Nose is yeast and sweetness. Smells a bit like a eurolager like Heineken. Wasnt expecting that and dont really like it.

The taste is not much for me either. Yeasty. Slight bit of that skunk taste as well. A bit chalky and rusty and "grandmothers basement" tastes as well. Is it possible I got a bad bottle?

Mouthfeel was crsip and refreshing. Light bodied beer. Carbonation is clean and adds a bit to the overall likeabitlity of the beer. However, I dont like the taste or smell. Smells like a corn concocted macro lager. Possibly a bad batch so I will buy one more and give it another chance. But this one is not good. Will have trouble finishing but will definitely do so.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. 2005 on the cork.

Pours a rather pale straw color with a thick shaving cream head. Head lessens a bit, but maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

What a complex aroma! Bready with some spicy and peppery notes. Has a bit of a skunky hop aroma blended in with just a slight smokiness.

Bready immediately upfront followed by a slight peppery taste. A slight bitterness sets in with the taste of skunky hops which lingers as it finishes quite dry.

Creamy texture, abundant carbonation.

Nice drinking saison. I'll suck down this 750 without a second thought...

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Photo of Hibernator
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision
12.7 oz green bottle with a caged cork
Cork reads 2.004
Served in a Chimay chalice

Pours a cloudy mustard yellow. Ultra fluffy head that has the consistency of shaving cream. Incredible sticky lace webbing all over the glass.

Whiffs apples, lemon zest, hops and funk. Belgian yeast with a spicy feature in the background. Very pleasant to the nose.

Creamy mouthfeel and prickly carbonation with hints of black pepper, lemon and cloves. Earthy and complex different flavors bursting through with each sip. Citrus acid presence with a smooth and perfectly carbonated presence. So incredibly drinkable and multi dimensional.

This is a great beer. Recommended.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours leaving a massive two inch white foam head, the color is bright yellow, a bit cloudy, and with a ton of carbonation. Nice head retention. The smell is of sour lemon and other citrus fruit, spicy and malty. The initial flavor is of more citrus, mostly lemon, a bit wheaty and not real sweet. It has a nice tartiness. The finish is fairly dry and also sour. Mildly bitter. Alcohol at 6.5% isn't too obvious. The mouthfeel is great, not too thin, very fizzy, very smooth. I found it quite drinkable, although the malt sweetness was very low. Just a hint more would have made it even better. Still a good Saison...

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Photo of asabreed
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into my oversized wine glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with tons of bubbles. But the real treat is the head that bubbles up like the world's going to end. Huge lumps of lacing on the glass and around the head. Pretty indomitable.

Smell: Big ripe fruit, earthy Belgian yeast, mild phenols and funkiness, and lots of citrus zest. Balanced, aromatic, awakening, and awesome.

Taste: Dry but full at first, with the zest and yeast coming through. The yeast, I think, provides some chalkiness and adds to the fullness. The finish is total overripe fruit, though combined with tons of dryness, which is also pretty awesome.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, slightly creamy, smooth, and fairly highly carbonated. But since the carbonation, if this makes sense, isn't too spread out and more coming together, it combines to the good, rich thickness of the beer, when as you look at it you may initially think it's going to be overly bubble and astringent.

Drinkability: Hell yes. Highly drinkable, extremely complex, with a great combination of sweetness and dryness. It's a bit expensive, and I'm drinking this by itself. However, I imagine with certain meals this would do nothing but enhance the flavors of the food and also the brew. And if you don't want the 750 ml bottle you could always try the smaller one like I did.

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Photo of bashiba
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with a tremendously thick creamy white head that leaves tons of sticky lacing.

Smell is dominated by sweet yeast, spices, and crisp fruit odor.

Taste is dominated by crisp fruit flavors, granny smith apples, pears, and lemon flavors dominate with a touch of yeast flavor and a slight bit of bitter hops complimenting this beer very well.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and dry with tons of carbonation running through it.

Drinkability is very good on this great beer.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.