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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,550
Reviews: 1,475
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 206
Gots: 312 | 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 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.

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

A - Yellow with some clarity. Lots of head and sticky lace.

S - Herbal and earthy, with some pear. Not catching any funk like a typical Saison

T - Like the smell, semi-sweet with apples and pears. NIce mix of hops and malts at the end. So smooth and well balanced.

M - Huge carbonation that sizzles in your mouth. Well done

O - A great beer. I would call it a Saison lite, because not much funky yeast like a typical farmhouse ale, but a damn good beer

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 santa109
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, caged and corked.

A: Poured cloudy brownish-yellow color with a ton of very lively head into a pint. The head fades a little but sticks around in a thick foam. Gave it a swirl for smell and the head regenerated itself, weird but impressive!

S: Hard to describe aside from wet field/grass with a tad of "skunk".

T: Hops are present without generating too much of an aggressive bitterness. Bit of spices. Fortunately, the wet grass smell does not appear in the taste.

M: Sharp, thoroughly cleansing. Slightly dry finish.

D: Easy to drink, carbonation could become a little bloating.

Overall, due to the cleansing feel, probably great with food. Not spectacular but still good.

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 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

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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