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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,437 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,437
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 257 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -52.2%

mpbrady320, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

WallE89, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

JDavidRice, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DRBiser, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

willhans8, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

LoveBeerNo7, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

AugustusRex, Apr 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of popery
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull gold, rich. Medium cloudy but easy to see through. Big white head. Good lacing, retention. The aroma is sweet, fresh malt with pepper and fruit, pears, apricots, peaches, apples. Yeasty edge, almost lager-ish in tone. Clean and dry. The taste starts with fruity malt sweetness and dries out with yeast and spice flavors. Pepper and earth. Very refreshing. Light mineral, floral hops. Crisp feel. Effervescent. Light on the palate. This is a classic saison, and it has a refreshing and clean flavor. Easy to drink and quite good, though not necessarily my favorite take despite the importance of the beer.

popery, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

thehyperduck, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at Barley's Brewhaus out of a Dupont stange glass.

Appearance - A spongy one-finger head of orangish-white rests atop a body of apricot and amber. It's murky and impossible to see through, in spite of the thin cylinder of a glass. Solid retention and excellent lacing, leaving rings down the side of the glass marking the level of the liquid between each drink.

Smell - Belgian yeast, some faint funk, but overall a clean aroma with some elements of pepper and spice.

Taste - Amazingly balanced with notes of hop bitterness, more Belgian yeast giving way to phenolic characteristics, elements of citrus and herbal sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and moderate carbonation with some resinous characteristics that leave a lingering pleasantness in the aftertaste. Entices you to take the next drink.

Overall, it's easy to see why this is one of the standard-bearers for the farmhouse style. I prefer my saisons to be a little more in-your-face, with some more funk and dankess. But this one is clearly versatile for multiple seasons and cuisines.

LambicPentameter, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

RedAleMan, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

fredmugs, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

browniewithnuts, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

jiffymon, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

iL0VEbeer, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

WeissBoy, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

campfirebrew, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer was offered to me as the "o.g. saison." I could believe this beer has inspired a brewer or two. It's an exhilirating balance of complex, spicy bitterness, light sweetness, and a uique and forward acidity. I look forward to drinking more.

beerweevil, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

TheNightwatchman, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

NightINgale, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into my Lost Abbey teku.

A: Hazy golden hue. Pours a giant, cascading, foamy, white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving behind a crater-ous look, and some dry, sticky residue. Eventually settles to a thin foam blanket. Thick spider web lacing.

S: Baked French bread with a strong peanutty character. Slight tones of hay, fermented fruit, and lemon citrus.

T: Very bready character. Accentuated with some say, pine, and faint hints of fermented raspberry.

M: Light and refreshing. Slightly pungent, sticky, papery aftertaste. A little dry.

D: Not much resistance.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Hazy hue, giant head, sticky leftovers as it settles, and plenty of lacing as you drink it down. Nose is heavy bread with some peanut and fermented fruit. Bready flavor with some pine bite, offset with some faint allegations of fruit. Dry, light, and papery. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

bmwats, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Buckeye982, Apr 14, 2013
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,437 ratings.