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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,505
Reviews: 1,468
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 201
Gots: 293 | FT: 9
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Belgium

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

A: 3" white head that left a nice lacing over cloudy straw liquid that was quite carbonated.

S: Yeast and floral hops.

T: Yeast and floral hops with a slightly malty finish.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of medium carbonation.

O: Very drinkable Saison with an excellent appearance.

Photo of trevorwideman
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

33cl glass poured into a chalice, thanks to fisherman34 for this one.

Colour is glowing yellow-orange, lots of sediment in this one. Huge frothy head, a full inch that recedes a little and keeps up throughout the glass. Medium Carbonation. Smell is intense, very spicy, coriander and pepper predominately. Orange and lemon peel are evident, and a lovely yeasty funk. Let's dig in, shall we?

Sourness is the order of the day here, as that funky yeast comes into play right off the bat. That is followed by coriander seed, pepper and orange, lemon peel bitterness rounds things off. Very simple, but pleasant to be sure. Mouthfeel is quite thin-bodied and wet, and there's little here that could be called bitterness, just mildly sour. Carbonation is mellow. All in all a simple and quaffable brew, it slides down super easily. A very enjoyable Saison.

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

The beer appears mostly clear and orange hued. Rapid effervescence is teeming from the base of the goblet, reminiscent of an ocean storm. The head is gargantuan, appearing pure white and resembling a cumulus cloud perched atop the nectar. 

The aroma offers hops, grass, lemons, lemon zest, yeast.

Nice flavor. Well balanced, with yeast and grass flavors leading the way. Citrus and mild hops add depth. A touch of coriander in there as well. The beer finishes with a moderate bitterness. Just a bit funky, but not that much.

Light to medium bodied and pretty easy to drink. Smooth on the palate with a balance of yeast and hop components.

A good saison, and one I would have again.

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

Poured into tulip

A: An easy pour yields a huge beautiful four finger head of fluffy whiteness. Simply awesome. Color is straw yellow and right on par for the style. Really nice bubbles quickly rising up to the top of the glass.

S: First impressions are of banana, yeasty bread with some spice notes. There is also the funky skunk typical of the style.

T: Belgian yeast with bread taste. There is also the fruitiness of apple and pear present. Some lemmon and spice on the finish. Alcohol is almost non existent.

M: Light creamy goodness on this one. I'm really enjoying the mouthfeel as it is dry on the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable Saison. I would recommend this to anyone who likes this style.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

one of the classic saisons, and one ive been meaning to try again and review for awhile. i really enjoy this beer. its pale honey colored in appearance and a bit cloudy with an absolutely massive white foam head, like a giant snow bank. a big old white pillow that hardly subsides at all. the nose is delicate pitted fruit and a moderately spicy belgian yeast. wheat malt and yeast are the first two flavors i pick up, but there is a gentle summery sweetness in the back end with golden raisins, peaches, and wildflowers. amazing how all these subtleties come together in a beer that remains so light and airy. effervescent carbonation makes it feel even lighter in the mouth, and although the body isnt that light, it really feels like drinking a cloud. super sessionable in the summertime for sure, and a nice reminder in the winter that summer will come again, as it always does. one of the better widely available saisons out there.

Photo of Jmoore50
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this one is a hazy gold. The head is one finger with a white color. Light lacing on the sides, medium alcoholic legs.

I can smell Belgian yeast funk, lemon peel, wheat grass. Smells are very medium to an effect where they blend very well and are not over powering.

The taste is a Belgian yeast paired many citrus flavors, like orange peel and an earthy lemon grass taste as well.

The beer is easily drinkable. I drank my bottle fairly fast. I am glad I picked up a bottle and will do so again in the future.

J

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

The Saison Dupont was a small splurge on my part when I picked it up after work last night, It came in a 750 ml bottle that was corked. The cork was removed with great ease (bouncing off the ceiling..) and upon pouring the bee into a glass, I discovered a beautiful unfiltered yellow amber ale with a very light head of foam. The aroma was a menagery of botanicals and hops with hints of citrus. Overall the taste was a little on the dry side but I found this beer to be an absolute treat. I think would love to drink one of these chilled on a hot summer day.

Photo of sabrills70
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7oz green coked and caged bottle with no freshness date. Pours a cloudy medium yellow with a huge white head, decent longevity and great lace. Smells of sweet honey and citrus - mainly grapefruit. Somewhat yeasty smelling with a decent pilsner like hop aroma. Lots of grapefruit flavors mixed with slight honey. Slight yeastyness and a decent hop flavor and bitterness. High carbonation. Clean and easy drinking. A nice Saison

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

750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into three Saison Dupont glasses.

Golden amber and seemingly clear, Dupont pours with an "off-the-hook" Belgian head that took forever to settle and left killer lacing on the glasses. Perfect looks. Upon closer inspection, very fine yeast is seen suspended in the liquid.

The aroma is dominated by hops - herbal notes (Euro hops), spices, and a little funk. Lemony notes upon warmth.

Not nearly as complex as Fantôme in taste, the hops overwhelm this one. Malt-yeast complexity wavers; although some fruity esters, and citrus character that's not from the hops, are felt upon warmth.

Finishes real dry and is always crisp with high carbonation... nice! Very drinkable with moderate alcohol, I quite like this one although I would take Fantôme over it. Any day.

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

A- A very nice golden color, but a bit darker below the head. Nice thick head which took a few minutes to melt down with good lacing along the glass.

S- Not much of anything besides some grassy smell. A little wheat.

T- A bit of pepper as noted by others. Definitely a dry finish.

M- Smooth and easy on the palate.

D- Very drinkable. This would be great on a summer night. The lower ABV makes it more drinkable than other Belgian brews.

Serving type: bottle

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

A true farmhouse ale!!

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with very profuse white head. Nose was skunky at first and I thought it was a loser. I looked at the green bottle and said, not again. As the beer sat a couple minutes the nose settled down and was a nice blend of farm,yeast, citrus, and hops.

Taste is nice with Belgian hops citrus, bread and yeast. There is a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated but not dry on the finish. The hops leave a nice flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice stuff.

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

375ml corked bottle served in a Duvel glass. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Clove and citrus in the aroma with some burnt sugar. Lots of spicy flavors. Light body, spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yeast seems to add more spice. Very refreshing. Nice beer.

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

A: A light golden yellow with a large, foamy ivory-colored head that settles slowly, leaving some impressive waves of sudsy lace on the glass. Wonderful appearance.

S: Lots of clove-like spice aromas with some slight lemon, fruity notes of apple and pear. Very strong and complex aroma.

T&M: Very grassy/hay-like flavor that's interwoven with some slightly fruity notes in the middle. Not as complex and intricate as Hennepin, the other saison I've experienced. The finish is dry, with loads of grassy, herbal hops. Mouthfeel is pleasant with some brisk, tingling carbonation.

D: Rather drinkable, but perhaps not as refreshing as Hennepin. Still a solid saison, though.

Photo of EspressoGuy
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best Before end of 06/2015
A:big fluffy head, golden honey
S: direct, fresh citrus rind, unripe peach, pear
T: so delicate and fresh without any off character right through to the end. Like it dances high on the palate. The flavour is not broad or overly complex. Like tasting a young Pinot Noir. Amazing that a beer could be so delicate. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish.
M: very light bodied and fresh. Carbonation is tight and well balanced like champagne.
O: I wish I would have let this beer age longer. It tastes tight and "hard" now and would perhaps broaden with some age. Still, a wonderfully delicate beer. It went perfect with our fusili with fresh uncooked tomato, basil, garlic sauce & pine nuts.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing this beer. 750 ml green long neck bottle served chilled into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for under $8 CDN.

Appearance - pale golden color, slightly opaque with a plethora of fizzling bubbles within. A three finger head coalesces on top of the beer, big and white, and doesn't relent it's hold on the beer for many minutes. Swaths of lacing drip down the in side of the glass.

Smell - yeasty, with a hint of some apple, pear and just a touch of orange and other citrus. Spicy and definitely peppery, perhaps some clove too. Complex and refined.

Taste - similar to the nose, although the fruits take a back seat to the wildness of the yeast and the slickness and pepper flavours. A touch of alcohol flavor dripped through, which was surprising, but still quite a tasty beer. Mild and even keeled bitterness throughout keeps the sweetness in check.

Mouthfeel - crazy lively carbonation, perhaps a bit excessive, medium light body and slightly off dry finish.

Overall - while it's not my favourite for the style, it's a great representation and should be on the short list of saisons to try for anyone entering craft beer. Great value for a top notch brew.

Photo of kiwibrew
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kinsman
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the chance to spend the weekend down at the Cape at a friends, so I enjoyed this while sitting out in the sun on a nice summer Saturday.

I picked this up at Grain and Vine in Hyannis, which itself was a nice store to visit. I didn't bring any of my usual glasses with me, so I found a wine glass as a nice substitute to pour this into. Poured a nice hazy orange with a good yeast presence in the body. Capped by a moderately thick and slightly sticky white head.

Aroma provides a good bit of funk and spice, even before you pour it. A bit peppery and also a little bit of a citrusy aroma are well complemented by the musty hay aroma.

Flavor compliments the aroma well, being a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest. A good lemon with white pepper flavor followed by a nice yeast presence. As the beer warms, the slight hop bitterness starts to come through.

A nice bubbly medium weight feel in the mouth. Smooth and crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon. Overall a very enjoyable summer saison that deserves to be right up there with the best of them.

Photo of aepb1
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

notes from phone on 2-25-11

A- Semi-opaque yellow body, gorgeous white head

S- Yeasty, sweet malts and some more funk

T- Fruity, yeasty maltinesss, a whole lot going on! Dry carbonation finish

M- Light and crisp with a fair amount of carbonation but good for the style

D- I really dig the dryness of this saison and certainly will come back to it if I'm in the mood for that particular aspect again

Photo of spokeydonkey
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Posted from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Slightly hazy with a thick white head and nice champagne-like stream of bubbles. Pear and cloves in the aroma with some slight sulphur notes. Tastes of pepper and light apple notes with a slight almost soapiness from the hops. Finishes bone dry and crisp with some bite from the carbonation.

Overall a very solid saison. Easy to drink a few of these.

Photo of peabody
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden color with a shitload of suds.
The suds stick to the glass for the entire drink.
Smell is wheat or hay with yeast and spices that are unmistakeable belgian in origin.
Taste is mild and has no bitterness at all.
I was wishing for just a tad of bitterness but this one just has a malty clove/corriander taste and it is a good thing.
Mouthfeel is very clean with just a dash of oil.
This is a good Farmhouse Saison and probably the best session one of the bunch.

Photo of cavemanlawyer
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Cascade Saison Fest. Fun event, wish I was able to stay longer to enjoy the variety.

Pours murky, cloudy, and wheaty-looking. Not great, reminds me of a german hefeweizen.

Nose is citrus and dry straw. Smells refreshing and crisp.

Very clean and refreshing on the palate. Light and bubbly, could easily drink several.

Excellent for the style, there is a reason this is considered an archetype.

Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew served in a bottle to me at the Farmhouse Restaurant at 300 Delaware Street, River Market district, KCMO. Highly recommended restaurant. Anyway, it was one of the few beers on the menu that I have not had. The barkeep and waiter we very knowledgeable about beer, which I appreciated.

Appearance - pours a clear, golden yellow color with a soapy, bubbly off white two finger head that leaves excellent lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation can be observed in the brew easily. Looks like a good Saison/Farmhouse should.

Smell - Apples with some zing, funk, floral and grapefruit notes as well. There is certainly a funky, zesty aroma. I like it.

Taste - Much like the nose. The fruits and floral tastes dominate the first parts of the brew, with the funky zest coming in at the middle and end of the drink. Barnyard and grass also make appearances on the palate.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, light bodied, effervescent. Funk stays with you through the end of the drink. Very clean and crisp. Awesome.

Overall - I really enjoyed this brew. While it isn't quite on the level of Boulevard Saison Brett, you can't expect that out of all Saisons. This is a very good beer, highly recommended to Saison and Farmhiuse drinkers.

Photo of jasonjlewis
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I undid the wiring holding the cork and it shot out and this beer poured a crazy ass head. It has a murky yellowish brown color.

Smell is of pear and some light green apple.

Smell is of sweet citrus. Some pear and apple come out. Some yeasty musty funk comes out and the beer finishes dry.

Nice carbonation on the beer. Crisp mouthfeel.

This makes for a decent session. I expected a little more. I actually found a bottle of this after I had traded for it, so I'll try the traded version after this and see if it is any different.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 corked and caged - 2008 date. Strong pop of the cork and into the trusty Ommegang chalice it goes...

Pours a classic lemon-honey color with a 1/2-finger head or so - that typical tight, wispy, yeasty Saison bluish tinge. Carbonation is present and bubbles up slowly from the bottom. Head burns off shortly to reveal thin yeast wisps.

Am enjoying the slight ginger spice along with some enjoyable candi sugar. There's a solid synergy with slight pine of noble hops, minor sour funkiness and a hearty dose of yeast electricity. There's a slight Saaz-ish silage scent but it's not a huge detraction.

Definitely an Old World standard. The carbonation mellows a little bit in taste with a touch of Saaz hoppiness that links up with the acidity for that slight silage taste. Spicing of ginger and coriander is faint and austere. The yeast really cleaned everything up in here - even the candi sugar is rather faint. I enjoy the hell out of an extra-dry saison. With warmth a little spice and candi sugar come back, making this nice and balanced. Carbonation becomes more of a factor and becomes the tie that binds.

This is what we expect from a standard Saison - dryness, slight acidity and lively carbonation, yielding a bit of spriteliness. Pine hop and sourness work well together to balance a dryer sweetness. Finish is long and lively. With a little warmth, the sourness meshes with the Saaz silage to make more of a tight, puckering feel.

One of the good ones and again, a solid Old World standard. Maybe a little too much Saaz for my taste but this one is extremely bright and clean. Well-done to say the least.

Photo of stumac
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

definately one of my favorite summer beers.

pours up a great looking orange-peel color with a huge, frothy white head. aromas of lemon, yeast, white pepper. taste of citrus, spices, some mellow tones. possibly the yeast. nice, bubbly carbo. very dry finish.

definately a great Saison!

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,505 ratings.