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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,595
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 213
Gots: 331 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings: 3,595 | Reviews: 1,487
Photo of BostonHops
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison. relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless. crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. not world class terrority but for me a great, easy-going summer brew.

(originally reviewed: 05-10-2011)

Photo of Douglas14
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a flat golden color with a huge pillow-like, thick white head. The aroma is of citrus, sweet sugary candies, slight hops, and some funkiness. The taste is more complex: tart fruits - grapes, lemon, orange - definite funk, and just enough hops to accompany the sweetness of this beer. It has a light body and finishes somewhat dry. Great beer...definitely an outstanding Saison!

Photo of Paincane
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into tulip glass. Corrk reads 2.011. Hazy pale golden colt with frothy white three finger head with good retention and ring of soapy lace.
S: Citrus, yeast, floral and musty aromas that intensify as it warms.
T: Ever so brief initial lemony sweetness is noted but quickly cedes to tart bitterness at finish.
M: Crisp, dry with clean finish. Light to medium bodied. Tartness is pronounced but not sour. Moderate carbonation.
O: Excellent example of farmhouse ale. Not my favorite style but must be appreciated for what it is. Very drinkable. Enjoyed it.

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly tan, cloudy, with a monster head and great lacing. Plenty of rising bubbles.

Yeasty and spicy smelling, with some funky citrus too.

Very nice tasting, with Belgian yeast, citrus and lemon peel funk, plenty of peppery spices, and a fruity backbone of banana, apple, pear.

Very carbonated. Relatively light bodied. Aftertaste lingers of yeast and pepper.

A darn fine saison if you ask me. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer and plan to buy it again.

Photo of natelocc787
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great example and great appearance. nice thick chunky rings of lace are left after the big creamy, frothy head dies down. Golden orange body, lots of lemon peel, grassy, herbal notes in the nose which is otherwise dominated by yeast. The taste is well done; spicy with a big clove and coriander backing, peppery with banana and fresh cut golden apples. Mouthfeel is spritzy, crisp and refreshing. Good beer, would have earned higher scores if the yeast wasn't as prevalent.

Photo of acrawf6
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy bright orange with a foamy white head.

Smell. Lightly spiced, but also has a distinct tartness to it that is present but not by an means overwhelming. In bigger whiffs i get a little sweetness that kinda reminds me of a marshmallow.

Taste. The spice and tartness comes through in the flavor, but nothing is overpowering. I would saw that tartness flavor is on the dominant side though. Does not have much of a sweetness to it. The flavor seems delicate and malts remind me a little of a lager flavor. Aftertaste remains with the tart flavor.

Mouthfeel. Body is crisp, but the alc seems to give it a good and medium mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation and nice balance.

Overall, a nice saison. I have been wanting to try it for so long, and i think my expectation for it was too high as it didnt meet it. I certainly do like it, and think its a good saison, but i think there are some out there that i tend to favor more.

Photo of Illinick
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Extremely large, rocky white head that leaves tons of chunky lacing. Pale golden yellow with tons or rising carbonation.
S: Spiced pear, some tart apple, as well as earthy scents and a generic herbal smell.
T: Complex flavors of spiced fruit-pear and apple, some phenolic flavors, some earthy flavors and an herbal overtone. Dry grainy flavors as well and some champagne like flavors too. A light fresh tarness is found throughout.
MD: Mouthfilling and dry.
Overall: One of the best examples of the style. On par with Hennepin, but different in ways. If you like the style you'll love this one.

Photo of Matthew
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden color with a very nice fluffy white head with good lacing and great head retention.

Lots of yeast in the nose, earthy, slightly fruity, and some faint touches of alcohol and citrus.

Nice earthy flavors, grainy, slightly musty, dry yeast, and some warming alcohol in there as well. Very light hints of citrus, mainly lemon are present.

Nice crisp and fairly light mouthfeel with a nice level of carbonation for the style.

Probably the most drinkable saison I've had with the exception of hennepin, nice, crisp, complex, and flavorful.

Photo of thecarster1
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- 750ml corked bottle poured into a small pint glass, two inch thick very dense stark white head that had the best retention i've ever seen (this is one of the first real belgian beers i've had), head fades to a crater of head that stays around the whole beer long, hazy orange gold coloring, very attractive.

s- dry, grapey/winey sweetness, tart green apple, grassy, i didn't pick up too much funk.

t- fruity, citric, grapey, tart green apple, finishes very dry with a ever so slight tinge of alcohol, very interesting beer, my first saison.

m- very light with a bit of effervescent.

d- very good, i paired this with thanksgiving dinner, the lightness went very well and didn't conflict with any of the flavors, this was my first saison and i really enjoyed it, it's not an everyday beer but i'd drink it again for sure.

Photo of Dmart1223
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer really knocked me out of my IPA kick, bringing me back into the realm of "what's going on in my mouth?"

Saison Dupont looks like the sun and smells like what I imagine Belgium smells like (floral and a little funky). You can taste all of that at first sip, but the taste only slightly lingers in the follow-through. Lots of depth, despite its lightness.

The biggest drawback I saw was its insane amount of head and carbonation, which took forever to come down. Still, it meant I couldn't just gulp this down.

Good, interesting beer.

Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes taken 3/24/10

On tap at Al's served in a classy little saison dupont glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of white head. A solid curtain of lace clings all over the glass. Nose is citrus and spices akin to clove. Taste is on par with the aroma: citrus, clove and yeast primarily. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of hop bitterness. Light feel and modestly carbonated, it is quite drinkable. As it warms, a bit of pear or light fruit blended with grain comes through and is left in the mouth.

Photo of sinistrsam
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden with a HUGE white foamy head, and left excellent lacing. Also, excellent retention. Aroma was less pronounced than I expected, but hints of citrus, alchol and wheat. The taste was much of the same, with spices, vanilla, sweet malts and mild hops. This is a very complex beer but once again not as in-your-face as I had thought it would be after all the great things I had heard. It finished slightly dry after a semi-sweet start, and was quite drinkable. Overall very good.

Photo of srandycarter
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky, light gold. NIce white thick head. Some cling lace.

S - Sea brine, sour apple, acid notes.

T - Yum. Taste follows smell, but with lots of caramel malt mixed in.

M - Very carbed, good coating and balance.

D - Nice enough for a time. I like it.

Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this on the recommendation of a beer guy at my local.

Pours a light golden hazy into my pint glass. Shit ton of LARGE bubbles for the head. Stays a good 1 finger deep throughout the session.

Fresh cut grassy with a little pepper on the nose. Smells very lager-y.

Tasty. Crisp biscuits with a hint of floral hops that emerge secondarily. Honestly, this tastes like a hopped-up lager (PUN INTENDED). Spicy, peppery. Fun.

Good mouthfeel. Quite carbonated, but it works for the style.

Over all, the beer is good. One of my first Saisons, so maybe I was expecting something more. I think I may have imbibed it too cold, definitely warm up to cellar temperatures before drinking this. I look forward to trying this again.

Photo of cpone
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow/orange color with tons of head, 3 fingers in a Duvel tulip. Decent lacing.

S: Sour, wet straw smell - think farm on a dewy morning. Fruit, maybe orange, banana and spices like clove are also in there.

T: Sourness continues from nose to mouth. Spice and a tartness dominate. Sour finish but a lingering taste of, first from a beer for me but sweet corn, after the swallow.

M: Great carbonation and a medium feel.

D: Very refreshing on a hot day. It's a very drinkable beer. Had with some ceviche and paired very well.

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - 2007 batch poured into an IPA glass.

Poured a hazy pale straw color with a thick and luscious white head (be careful with your pour) and beautiful belgian lacing which adhered to the glass throughout the entire session. Floral smell with the presence of clove, wheat and hops. Somewhat thin, but not unpleasant mouthfeel; surprisingly little effervescence in the mouth considering the head. Taste of cloves, corriander and more floral/herbal undertones. Slightly bitter finish. Would make an excellent summer session beer.

Photo of abagofit
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shirfan
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly yeast-hazed golden yellow, with an enormous fluffy white head.

Aroma of candy apples, strawberries, and a slightly heavier grain note.

Taste is a mixture of peppery lemon and a modest malt background. Some grassy tones come through; not overly sweet or yeasty. A little sour in the finish, this is, as the bottle explains, a belgian that would work as a summer beer. Not too heavy, but still drawing much flavor yeast.

Photo of Fugazme
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

2005 on cork


Gold/straw in color... slightly cloudy with large carbonation effects.

1/2" white head with some staying power.

Aroma is good with peppery-orange overtone... slightly skunky underneath... spicy, lemony, and barnyardy.

A touch harsh on the first swallow... peppery... lager-like at points.

Overall a very good beer.

Photo of ngandhi
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dupont is the most well-balanced of all the Belgian saisons. Its coriander complements the live citrus. The star of this beer, however, is the meditative hopping which lends beautiful funky herbal notes on the nose, a peppery leafiness on the palate, and a dry finish that calmly accentuates the coriander, keeping this beer from being cloying. The malt is very liquid with a midpalate fullness that is both quenching and filling. Archetypal.

Relax, relax.
ng

Photo of hawks10
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into my Brooklyn tulip, not sure of the age of this bottle...

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a bit of orange...about two fingers of soft white head forms and slowly settles into a white haze that covers the beer, a tiny bit of lacing...

Very yeasty in the nose, light biscuit/breadiness, spicy, pepper and overall musty smell with a bit of funk, complex and very nice...

Earthy and slightly bready with a bit of pepper/spice...a slight sweetness momentarily takes hold but loses out again to the spicy yeast and musty/funk flavors...bitter throughout with a lingering grassy/floral taste...

Light to medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Bubbly on the tongue, crisp with a very dry finish...

Pretty good saison, although I think I lean more towards those that end somewhat sweet...this one is a bit too dry in the finish for me, but still a very fine beer overall...

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.

Photo of perrymarcus
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison.

relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless.

crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. a great summer brew.

Photo of tpd975
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer I really like but have never taken the time to rate.

A: Pours a slightly murky straw yellow hue with a tall puffy white head. Excellent retention with nice chunks of lace.

S: Nice fresh lemon with strong Belgian yeast. Subtle notes of hay and funk.

T: Citric for sure, nice blast of yeast for balance. Light spice and a touch of Saison tartness. The more I drink I pick up and a light sour dough bread type flavor. Solid Saison.

M: On the lighter side of medium, real crisp carbonation.

D: Good. I like this beer alot. The price tag keeps me coming back for me.

Photo of Abita45
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass, this beer has a silty, opaque, straw yellow appearance and a yeasty, grassy aroma. It pours with a foamy, heavy head and quite a bit of lacing. It has a relatively light taste with fairly pronounced floral and yeasty flavor and only mild hoppiness. Earthy and somewhat citrus, it is well balanced all the way around and for as silty in appearance as it is, it has a crisp taste and medium carbonation.

This is a really good overall beer and good example of the style.

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