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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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3,310 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,310
Reviews: 1,450
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 180
Gots: 232 | FT: 9
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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 ablaze
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From Notes:

Had this with pad thai last week, which worked very well.

Golden straw, creamy white head, great clarity with carbonation bubbles throughout.

Strong buttery-hay scent with mild fruit.

Creamy, butter taste, slightly nutty. Soft lemons, some malt, golden delicious apples, light toffee, pears, medium body with good carbonation. Crisp, clean, refreshing, and flavourful.

I love this beer! Could drink on any given day, preferably a sunny afternoon. Would like to go for a robust chicken salad. Good reputation and understandably so.

ablaze, Oct 08, 2007
Photo of mstyne
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caged and corked large green glass bottle. Big aroma after popping the cork which did not disappoint in the sound department. Substaintial head and solid carbonation. Nice lacing. Almost an earthy kind of smell to this brew. Starts a bit fruity but ends with a dry finish. A great beer.

mstyne, Apr 24, 2010
Photo of jettjon
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caged cork “pops” out announcing the pour from this 750ml bottle. Lemon nose is immediately evident upon uncorking. Into the cervoise, the huge, Champaign-like head overwhelms the pour, taking up 75% of the glass. The head is fed by a feverishly bubbling yellow-translucent pour. The head sticks around for a ridiculous amount of time and leaves huge chunks of foam and lacing behind. Be very careful on the pour or you’ll be waiting a long time to enjoy! Nose is powerful, no need to sniff around here. Lemon-rind citrus wafts up from the glass. Get down in there and you’ll smell coriander and yeast, making for a delightful, light nose, promising a fine light bodied beer. One of the best smelling beers I’ve encountered, and probably the best on a light bodied beer. Taste does not disappoint. Spicey coriander balanced against a minty flavor, then a rush of bitter on the finish, which fades away, leaving a clean mouth. Watery, highly carbonated, yet smooth mouthfeel, enjoyable. Drinkability is outstanding: great smell, great taste, goes down easy. The only down side is that it is really overly carbonated, so let it settle.

Overall: My second exposure to the Saison style, I was hugely impressed. Comparable to a great tripel or white ale. Highly recommended.

jettjon, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of jera1350
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to ding the appearance a few points here due to way too much foam. The body is a cloudy pale yellow and the head is just massive even though I poured this slow as hell. I want to drink it now, but have to wait for the everlasting head to recede a bit. Awesome head and retention halfway through the beer, with lots of sticky lace.

The smell is amazing. Huge robust fruit presence, belgian yeast, a little wet hay and honey malt.

Light malt, touch of honey, fruity, some lightly spicy hops and just a wee bit of wet hay. Not very funky though, which I appreciate. A nice bit of complexity, but very drinkable at the same time.

Light-medium body, soft carbonation, very dry finishing. Smooth overall.

Have to say that I really enjoy this. Probably the best of the style for me. So drinkable and refreshing, but complex at the same time. Definitely will enjoy this again as the weather warms.

jera1350, May 04, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden straw color with a large white head that takes quite some time before it goes down. Scent is nice farmhouse funk with a bit of skunkiness. There is also a lot of fruit and bread aromas. Taste is just like it smells, except with some pleasant bitterness. The citrus really comes through in the taste with the barnyard funk. Some grainy flavors with a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice and medium-bodied with a smooth, crisp finish. Drinkability is quite high, especially on a warm summer day. Overall, I absolutely love saisons, however, this is not my absolute favorite. It is up there though in the top 10 or 20.

DovaliHops, May 03, 2011
Photo of pmlondrigan
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. 750ml bottle split with buddies. So often I get light struck bottles of this, thank goodness this wasn't one. Perfect stram yellow, just oh so hazy. Tiny bubbles cruise to the top of the glass under a dense whipped cream head. Sheets upon sheets of lacing cascade down the glass. Spicy, zesty and peppery aroma, just a hint of farmhouse. Simple and well presented flavors here backed by a basic malt bill of pils. Grassy noble hops make there presence known and then that great yeast. Spicey and earthy with highlights of citrus and coriander. Real well attenuated, dry. When one gets a good bottle of dupont there really isn't much better.

pmlondrigan, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I knew that this beer was an active one—releasing the cork’s bridle let the cork break free of the bottle.
Careful and slow removal of the cork kept the beer docile and withing the confines of the bottle.

It poured a translucent turbid straw color. Even though I handled the bottle carefully the act of pouring the beer dislodged the bottle conditioning yeast.

The zesty head burst forth with a thick almost meringue like straw white sculpture that endured to the point where I had to “trim” it with a spoon.

The nose was a mild waft of yeast and fruity hops.

Flavor burst on my palate with the same fruity and bitter hops note but minus the yeast. Perhaps this is the flavor profile of a Saison—alas I was unable to compare another Saison for comparison sake. I would have liked more “ingredients” to the flavor—maybe the yeast notes that I noticed in the aroma.

The beer’s flavor dissipated quickly almost with a linear drop to nothing.

The finish was clean.

The mouthfeel was cordial and the 6% alcohol content gives this beer a ready drinkability.

The label claims this beer style was crafted to be a refreshing summertime drink. Given the flavor profile I believe it. I’m certain it would make a delightful summertime diversion.

gueuzeonhigh, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of ADR
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big green bottle. A fun semi-hard pour yielded a fizzy third of a goblet head thats long-lasting. Almost a gold color, hazy and opaque. Slightly estery and fruity aroma. Pleasant sweet malt flavor, leaning toward the strawberry/banana, touch of black pepper. Lemony astringency toward the end. Finishes quite dry and a tad grassy, but the malt flavor is pretty robust initially. Pretty complex. I like this Saison style and give Dupont the thumbs up.

ADR, May 02, 2002
Photo of Melchizedek
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy pale gold, with a big sticky head that holds onto the sides of the glass nicely.

Aroma is yeasty/phenolic with a distinct apple/pear fruitiness and a light spice. In the mouth, light and playfully carbonated with fruit flavors up front - some apricot comes into the mix as it warms - and a light grain texture with mild yeast, a light citric tartness and some final hop. Cleaner in the finish than the start.

I paired this with a Thanksgiving feast and have no regrets. Probably very versatile for pairing, and I was glad to have this as my introduction to the style.

Melchizedek, Nov 24, 2006
Photo of ojclark
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange with slight haze. Lots of carbonation. Large, lasting, off-white, rocky head. Some sediment. Lemony, spicy aroma with some yeasty, musty notes. Sharp, cirtic, spicy, bitter flavor. Long bitter/sour finish. Strong peppery phenol notes in flavor and finish. Light body. Very dry palate and finish. Very refreshing, effervescent mouthfeel.

ojclark, Feb 17, 2008
Photo of haddon
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a golden yellow with lots of white foam. effervescence is everywhere and decent lacing throughout the glass

grassy lemon notes on the nose with honey smells following. malty spice mixed in as well.

starts with grassy and lemon tastes same as on the nose. flavor is more complex as it gives way to spicey malts. hoppy bitterness notes that gives way to a crisp taste.

light to medium body that is has sharp carbonation causing it to be clean and crisp

very drinkable beer. though not a sessionable beer at 6.5%, it is very refreshing and easy to drink. just as this class of beers was originally created... to enjoy at the end of a long day's work.

haddon, Oct 27, 2010
Photo of KDawg
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into a bordeaux stem. Poured a nice lighter gold color with a foamy head

Very aromatic and deep aromas of citrus', asian spices, fresh picked oranges and a slight hint of funk

Really good medium feel. Polished with really good flavors of citrus' and some bits of oranges

This is the standard bearer of the style and it didn't let down. A more classy saison with the aromas really making the beer. It's a more fresh style and its very good

KDawg, Oct 14, 2011
Photo of danmcg62
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a light golden color with a big, fluffy head.

S - A light, fruity smell. Apples and oranges come to mind. Smells a lot like Duvel. And that's a good thing.

T - A real creamy, almost bready taste. Spicy on the tongue wiith fruit as well.

M - A real mouthfeel this beer is. Real thick and creamy.

D - Very drinkable. Smooth tasting and goes down pretty easy.

I liked this beer very much and would definitely consider picking it up again.

danmcg62, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Proteus93
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Murky, somewhat blonde (reviewed not long after changing the draft). A nice, semi-foamy head, leaving a thin lacing around the rim.

S: Quite a big aroma of fresh fruit peel, pear, some little hints of clove, and a sweet spiciness.

T: A fresh fruit zest, especially pear and apple peel. A little bit of very light citrus (not really at all tart or puckering). A bit of grassiness, and perhaps some clove. Quite nice.

M: I'd like a touch more carbonation, but some of that may be a result of the tap change. A medium body, which is nice, though. Decent, all around.

D: While this tends to lean towards a little nicer to drink, I think I'd prefer it as a sipper over swigging.

Proteus93, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of byrd
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loud champagne “pop” when removing the cork. Huge spritzy head that reduces quite slowly. Big tart aroma with some notes of white wine notes. Aroma is also dry and woody with earthy, musty notes. Tart apples are also on the nose. Lace is very sticky and forms a curved bowl from the surface up to the sides of the glass. Nice golden hue with a very slight haze. The start is smooth, quite malty, and somewhat fruity with notes of peach and sour apple. Quick hit of considerable carbonation is soon to follow. Carbonation lends to a rather fluffy mouthfeel. Spice notes come out in the middle – clove being the most noticeable. The finish is tart and dry with malt undertones still noticeable. First saison that I’ve tried. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but I’m not sure that I notice the “farminess” that some folks notice other then the mustiness up front.

byrd, Nov 24, 2003
Photo of kpoole25
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle to glass, champagne type cork kinda fun to pop. Pours with a ton of foam, almost a gusher, looks cloudy dark yellow, smells earthy and a little grainy. Taste is fairly big but not necessarily malty nor hoppy, sort of starchy or grainy, maybe funky. I liked it. Good drinkability after you get your bearings, this has a pretty unique flavor.

kpoole25, Jan 15, 2010
Photo of hossua34
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Radiant, alive-looking golden orange. Opaque, dense color. Has a generous head that lingers forever. Some flecks of visible sediment.

S - Candied oranges, yeast, anise and a touch of mint. Grapefruit hoppiness. Very complex smell. Unfortunately, also the slightest hint of a skunked smell. But not bad at all.

T - Flavor is buttery, oaky, yeasty oranges and alcohol. A little bit of a hoppy, citrusy tang.

M- Smooth and thick. Excellent mouthfeel.

D - Not as good as Hennepin, but still an excellent saison. Miles ahead of Grassroots Ale (gag me). The slight stench of skunk was a little bit disappointing - perhaps this would be even better if fresher?

hossua34, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of connecticutpoet
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a slightly hazy yellow beer with a big head.

The aroma was sweet and fruity (apples and pears) with a hint of hoppiness.

The taste was slightly sweet, not as sweet as the aroma would lead one to believe. There was some fruitiness, also apples and pears. It was somewhat hoppy, with herbal tones, and was quite fizzy.

This was a pleasant beer to try, and the only one of this style I have been able to find. I was satisfied.

connecticutpoet, Nov 21, 2004
Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
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 cudmud
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After pouring into a tulip, the brew produced a nice rocky head with two fingers of foam. Likwise, there is plenty of lace produced by the head. This beer has a pleasant appricot color.

The aroma is the strong point to this beer. There is a powerful smell of bread, malt, and yeast. In addition, the hops add a flower-like component to the brew.

This beer feels creamy in my mouth and tastes of bread. The hops add a nice spicy, bitter facet to the beer.

The beer has a nice mouthfeel due to the level of carbonation. The drinkability is spot on

cudmud, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl Bottle from the shop.belgianshop.com

Poured golden orange in colour with slight haziness... Head was very big and foamy with a slightly off white colour.

Aroma - Very citrusy. Peppery. Quite noticable smell of alcohol. Bitter notes. Slight hint of strawberry... Flowery...

Taste – Lemony, very fresh. Slight pepperiness. Hint of cream. Quite a bitter sweet taste. Hints of apple...

Feel - Quite sharp and refreshing. Quite creamy aftertaste. Very drinkable..

Overall - an excellent and very refreshing beer...

mdagnew, Jul 11, 2005
Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. A word of warning: don't do that with this beer. I got a glass full of dense, eggshell-colored head that dissipated very slowly. The liquid form that eventually emerged was a cloudy, pale straw. A moderate amount of carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Smell: Heavenly, like summertime. Belgian yeast, apple, banana, lemon, and floral hops. It also exhibits a musky, farmhouse aroma, as well as some pepper spice.

Taste: Starts with pepper spice, which then moves aside to reveal the backbone of fruit: apple, banana, and lemon. The mouthfeel is bready, which makes me think witbier. The backend of each sip has a nice floral hop bitterness that lingers, and the farmhouse muskiness is also evident.

Drinkability: This is the second saison I have tried, and it has without a doubt redeemed the style for me. Personally, though, I would much prefer hefe or wit. The muskiness turns me off a little.

TheQuietMan22, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of Twincrasher
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Twincrasher, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of BrewMonkey
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy and light orange with tons of fluffy white head. Somewhat sticky looking lacing. Aroma of citrus and spice, melon, clove, slight hint of banana.

Taste is far spicier and less citrus sweet than the aroma. Somewhat biting hop bitterness in the background. Slight musty character. Fairly intense if not overly complex flavor profile. Very taste, easy to drink, though the biting character may tire the pallete. Very bubbly mouthfeel, light and clean.

Yummy!

BrewMonkey, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a light pale malt scent with a very fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with a fruity yeast finish. It goes down easy and finishes dry, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. It has a superior aroma and good taste; a good drinker.

WesWes, Jul 18, 2004
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,310 ratings.