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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,212 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,212
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 172
Gots: 208 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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Belgium

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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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

11-23-2012 00:09:31 | More by oso
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Cold

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%

A: Pours a pale straw/gold, with a lively, generous pearl-white head. Haze is apparent and uniform, though solid suspended particles are not visible. Numerous bubble trails rise through the drink.

S: Citric, funky, yeasty, slightly acrid, woody, peaty...

T: Tart apples and dry light wood on the front end, with yeasty dry light bread eventually replacing those flavors. Peat and other similar earthy, musty notes crisply finish each taste.

M: Very intense, robust carbonation really dominates the mouthfeel here. As this rush of bubbles dissipates, however, it's a (very pleasant) surprise to note that it lies over a velvety smooth, yet light body that really wouldn't need such an intense carbonation, though it masks the 6.5% ABV brilliantly. Finish is ever-so-slightly dry, though not astringent. Very drinkable/sessionable,

A: Aftertaste is very clean, though its cleanliness is more a product of the flavors on the palate, not an absence thereof. Those flavors include a slightly fruity tartness, crisp, woody earthiness, and a slight belgian funk. The finish is dry, but not terribly astringent, and the dryness increases over time.

Overall: Anyone who knows the saison style knows this beer. In my opinion it is the saison against which all others are measured, and while that does not necessarily mean it is better than the rest, in the vast majority of cases, this is true. Complex, but not busy; balanced but not boring...it's a nearly perfect example of a well-crafted beer, and a world-class example of a quintessential saison. This is the beer to introduce to a friend who doesn't like saisons because they're too sweet/fruity/etc.

It doesn't happen often...but...

5/5

11-22-2012 03:13:51 | More by Cold
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shick1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-21-2012 15:28:44 | More by shick1
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-21-2012 02:30:49 | More by ShemRahBoo
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iabeerbaron

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%

“Just started to get into Saisons and have found them to be extremely refreshing. This is one of the best. A nice cloudy golden pour with a huge white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Great aroma of bread, honey, citrus, and black pepper. A wonderful refreshing brew with spices and tartness. Perfect combination.”

11-20-2012 16:18:16 | More by iabeerbaron
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

11-19-2012 01:07:51 | More by crobinso
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Tinfang

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-18-2012 20:51:41 | More by Tinfang
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TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

11-18-2012 20:51:21 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-16-2012 04:54:34 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-16-2012 03:04:47 | More by DrunkinYogi
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-15-2012 21:34:20 | More by VernonKell
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Grocerystowe


4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-15-2012 17:36:38 | More by Grocerystowe
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Hardy_Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-15-2012 13:30:45 | More by Hardy_Brew
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-15-2012 11:07:19 | More by Liquoric3
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-15-2012 07:04:39 | More by Whiskeydeez
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

11-14-2012 21:54:20 | More by sneaks2210
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BigRedEye

Texas

2/5  rDev -52.3%

11-14-2012 05:31:23 | More by BigRedEye
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-14-2012 01:38:32 | More by Bubbalito
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a hazy dull orange with a nice 3 finger fluffy head that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing. A good amount of settling.

S- Spices, cloves, grapefruit, citrus, and some skunkyness.

T- Subtle but tasty notes of clove, bananas, sweet what, and a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

M- Super carbonated and crisp.

Overall an excellent Saison. Nice balance without being overly fruity. Could taste a little fresher.

11-13-2012 21:49:56 | More by gcamparone
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-13-2012 02:14:35 | More by GeoffreyM
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Twincrasher


4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A: Nice fine head. Very high levels of carbonation

S: Varied banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, barnyard. Floral and complex notes.

T: Grasses and pear. Very cutting taste with grapefruit notes.

M: Carbonation and light taste. Will pair very well with salad course with citric fruits.

O: Complex and balanced. Not a flavor that is for everyone. If one likes plain beer taste, this will be too different.

11-12-2012 16:14:26 | More by Twincrasher
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brikelly

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-11-2012 22:38:33 | More by brikelly
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-10-2012 14:07:08 | More by ScaryEd
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%

(4.0) A: Attractive cloudy copper with a billowing and bubbly marshmallow-like head. Very good retention and patches of foam cling to the glass as this recedes.

(4.5) S: Incredible. Banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, cloves, pepper, belgian yeast, and barnyard elements including dry grasses and woodchips. Wonderful floral notes come across well. A varied and complex aroma.

(4.5) T: Dry grasses, honey, tropical and citrus fruits, peppery cracker, cloves, and leaning towards herbal rather than floral elements. Wide assortment of flavours that work superbly together. Very good balance with just enough dry, bitter, and sweet characteristics.

(4.5) M: Medium bodied with moderate/spritzy carbonation (both are bang on). Texture is slightly oily with some chewy character.

(4.5) D: Superb farmhouse and a must try for fans of the style. Very good complexity and superb balance are both qualities that stand out for me.

11-10-2012 03:24:01 | More by Digimaika2
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-09-2012 09:44:11 | More by Dank26
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,212 ratings.