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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,436 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,436
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 257 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of Tupperwolf
4.18/5  rDev 0%
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.

Tupperwolf, Apr 17, 2006
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 10, 2006
Photo of SilentSabre
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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
-SS

SilentSabre, Apr 04, 2006
Photo of Graham21
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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

Graham21, Apr 01, 2006
Photo of geexploitation
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
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*

geexploitation, Mar 25, 2006
Photo of nickss
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

nickss, Mar 24, 2006
Photo of alexgash
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

alexgash, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of Drew966
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Drew966, Mar 23, 2006
Photo of TheEclecticGent
2.15/5  rDev -48.6%
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.

TheEclecticGent, Mar 17, 2006
Photo of VoodooBrew
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

VoodooBrew, Mar 14, 2006
Photo of TheBungyo
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

TheBungyo, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of CNeilP09
3.5/5  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.

CNeilP09, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of mortarit
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

mortarit, Feb 27, 2006
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.7/5  rDev -35.4%
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.

SaCkErZ9, Feb 26, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

MaltyGoodness, Feb 18, 2006
Photo of Hibernator
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Hibernator, Feb 04, 2006
Photo of bennetj17
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

bennetj17, Feb 02, 2006
Photo of asabreed
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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.

asabreed, Jan 26, 2006
Photo of bashiba
4.22/5  rDev +1%
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.

bashiba, Jan 23, 2006
Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours lemon yellow and hazy. The head is a monstrous cloud that leaves slight lacing as it dissipates.

Smell is crisp and citrusy with a strong yeast aroma. Definite spice notes consisting of corriander and pepper.

Taste is fresh citrus, lemon grass, with spice character that is much stronger than in the nose and lingers after the finish.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth.

This is pleasantly drinkable brew. I would definitely have another.

Blakaeris, Jan 23, 2006
Photo of murphysbleachers
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle, into a Gouden Carolus goblet:
Appearance: Slightly hazy, golden yellow/orange color. Fluffy white head. Lacing down the side as I drink.
Smell: Black pepper, citrus, fruity yeast; complex and enticing.
Taste: Dry, peppery, crisp and refreshing. Hops evident in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Active carbonation added to the crisp taste.
Drinkability: Went down way too easy for 6.5%. Not the first time I've had it, but every time I do I know why they say this is a classic of the style. Excellent beer.

murphysbleachers, Jan 19, 2006
Photo of masikon
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brouwer's cafe in Seattle. Fills the proper glassware with a somewhat thick marigold yellow that can't be seen through and a nice white head. Nose is fruity and intense, you can smell this beer from quite a distance, fruity aroma...also some herbal notes...some green tea-like notes were detected somewhere in the profile. Taste was big and medicinal but not off-putting at all, the yeast is very present but in a slightly different character....somewhat heavy and definitely rustic. This is my first saison and i really enjoyed it, I love trying all these new somewhat obscure beer styles and realizing how damn good beer can be.

masikon, Jan 15, 2006
Photo of edchef1850
4.72/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .375 ml champagne split bottle, cloudy, hazy yellow color in my glass with a thick foamy head, smells of citrus, slight astringance, a sour odor,mmm i cant wait to taste. Wow, this is some good stuff, a lightly sweet and wonderfully sour flavor, this beer is not afraid to be what it is. I love the farmhouse ale style and Saison Dupont is at the top of my list. A wonderfully refreshing beer, the .375 ml is not quite enough of this stuff for me, but i wouldnt drink it all night. A crusty baguette, and some ripe cheeses, sitting under an awning at a nice cafe sipping on some Saison Dupont, now thats a heavanly scenario!!

edchef1850, Jan 14, 2006
Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - A hazy lemon yellow with a nice head that takes it's time. Leaves clumps of lacing on the glass.

S - Cloves, white pepper and and a little banana and citrus. Strong odor!

T - A citrusy sour lemon taste accompanied by a hop bitterness that lingers to the finish.

M - Thin, a bit abrasive and refreshing at the same time. I wish that it were smoother.

D - It is pretty drinkable all around, More of champagne substitute than a table beer I suppose. A little too strong to session, but it could be done.

mrasskicktastic, Jan 13, 2006
Photo of warchez
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, a corked beer is always a treat. The heavy bottle makes it feel like you've really got something special, presents just like a good bottle of champagne.
Aroma: classic belgian sweet and tangy odor. If it wasn't belgian you'd swear it was mildly infect with something
Appearence: the head is strong and pillowy. Even pouring carfully still give 4 inches or more of head, which is appropriate.
The yellow unfiltered color was somewhat un impressive. The beer seemed to sit between unfiltered and filters in its depth of haze, just didn't seem right. Tickels the nose.
Taste: nice sweet and tart. lemony with pepper like overnotes. No hop presence really. Bright and clean.
Mouthfeel: A bit drier than I would have expected. tartness dries the tongue abit. No lasting coating, good crisp finish
Overall: Fantastic beer. Would drink one, but only one, at a session. Went well with grilled steak tips, green beans and yellow rice.

warchez, Jan 11, 2006
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,436 ratings.