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3,135 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 1,441
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 190 | FT: 10
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle dated 2004.

This is the second time I have had this beer, but it is my only Saison so I can not compare it to others in this style.

Poured a huge, fluffy head. Very long lasting. Color is an opaque golden straw. Beautiful beer to look at.

The aroma is fruity/spicy. Light yeast. The taste is interesting and hard to pin down. Seem to evolve as I was drinking it. Very gentle with no overpowering hops. Some fruitiness and wheat, and a light sweetness in the background.

Quite pleasant in the mouth. Rather creamy and slightly dry. This reminded me of other Belgian ales I've drunk, but "friendlier." The lower alcohol content and softer taste makes it very versatile with food and quite drinkable. I would defnitely have this again [if I hadn't just drunk my two bottles from my last trip to the mainland!].

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 17:55:51 | More by atigerlife
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kernalklink

Arizona

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very good saison- i was apprehensive at first- the cork popped and all i could smell was skunk. I was pleasantly surprised that the taste was quite the opposite. The pour was light golden with a huge billowing head and great sustained lacing. Extremely light body, great carbonation and smooth going down. Very subtle belgian spiciness, grassy, earthy and very fresh. There is a slight yeasty sourness which helps round out the finish. Definately needs to be paired with some quality food, it can only make it better. This one transported me elsewhere, and what else can you ask of a good beer than that.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2007 21:11:43 | More by kernalklink
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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

492 reviews as of my posting. Short take - I agree with the consenus this is a good / great beer. All I was missing from my session was a warm summer day and an outdoor cafe table to make it perfect. Some basics for more detail
A - slightly hazy yellow, cascades of bubbles flowing up the glas that never end and a frothy white head that lasts forever.
S - A complex spicy / farmhouse yeast character with a sweetness malt and fruity aroma.
T - follows the nose but with a wonderful complexity and dryness
M - medium bodied, tons of carbonation, dry herbal finish.
D - So well done it's easy to enjoy a 750ml and feel satisfied and refreshed. Nice to not be knocked off my feet as some of the higher ABV boundry pushing beers are wont to do.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 13:49:00 | More by barleywinebrewer
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Cozzatoad

Italy

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle

A- Pale golden with some amber hints if seen through light, a little hazy. Awesome, big, perfectly white, huge-bubbled head that shows great retention troughout the very last sips and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass

S- Sweet delicate aroma of fruits (pear, lemon, orange peel) among a distinct wet grass feel, but more on the raw/earthy side of things (with yeast sure in the mix), as you'd expect in a saison. A slight hint of spiciness too

T- Malts are on the low side of things, bringing just a light dry grain note. Herbal notes upfront, with a grassy feel on the palate and a distinct though still delicate bitterness on the tongue, that has a lemonish and pleasantly spicy character to it. After lets say 1 second a strong fruitiness spreads out (pear, apple, citrus peel) and lingers on the palate in the aftertaste, without feeling excessively sweet

M- Medium in body; incredibly smooth despite a quite lively carbonation that brings a soft, delicate crispness. What is most amazing with this beer is that it somewhat manages to feel both sweet and bitter, but always perfectly in balance

O- I finished my 330ml really quickly, you just can't retrain from such great drinkabilty. An amazingly easy, but somehow deeply complex beer

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 14:13:03 | More by Cozzatoad
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twelvsies

Maine

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last time I had this was at the Moan and Dove's Second Anniversary party, free beer all afternoon. Needless to say, I'd had a few that day and maybe perhaps wasn't in the best state of mind to review, so now with this new re-reviewing process I'll give it a second try, this time from a bottle, at home.
Cork says 2004. Pours a light, clear, yellow orange color with a huge lasting head, white as snow. There's a good amount of peppery spice in the nose, as well as some pale malts and herbal hop presence. Taste is really sublte. I might look for a little more pizazz, but this mellow profile suits the beer well. Lots of yeasty bread tastes, as well as the previously mentioned herbal hop spicyness and pepper. A little fruity too, like apples or pears. Light but sturdy mouthfeel. Super refreshing, making for high drinkability. A great beer for the warmer months, and a classic saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2005 00:44:47 | More by twelvsies
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Silenus

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’d love this farmhouse ale on appearances alone! On popping the champagne cork you get a blast of earthy, hoppy, spicy aromas. It pours our with a beautiful head that looks like meringue. This thick white cloud lasts through the entire drink. The aromas and tastes remind me of black pepper and a fresh plowed field. The color is a deep yellow/orange and has bits of yeast suspended throughout. The flavor starts sweet from the malt and then finishes dry from the hops. It is both refreshing and complex. I call this my “picnic beer.” It compliments almost any dish of food. I did have one once with a tomato soup that didn’t really do anything for me but have it with a ham and strong swiss cheese sandwich! I consider myself a Scottish Ale man but if pressed, I might say that this is the beer I’d pick if I could only have one for the rest of my beer drinking days.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2005 19:18:05 | More by Silenus
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tjd25

France

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2004 22:20:38 | More by tjd25
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml Champagne-style bottle sealed with a caged cork, poured into my tiny new Delerium Tremens tulip yields a bright hazy lemonade body crowned with a mighty stand of creamy, rocky white foam that retains at a fat finger and sticks lacing all over the inside of the glass.

Smell is fruity with an earthiness that speaks of freshly-tilled black soil, moldy fallen trees under a shady forest canopy, sedate cud-chewing livestock, and cold, clean water from a moss-lined well. Fresh cut hay and red clay notes lurk in the musty barnyard perfume, as does a refreshing waft of lemon peel.

The taste is so much more than fruity, which it is, bearing a profile of earthy, funky aromas that translate into solid flavors reminiscent of the smells. The drink is dry, crisp and refreshing, but defies such a simple characterization. Earthy mineral notes join with the damp flavor of fresh morel mushrooms to balance a touch of orange. A simple, mellow bitterness provides a touchstone for all the other tastes to play off of. The funk is always right there, but never overpowering. Complex.

Wonderfully drinkable, Saison Dupont is light, flavorful, and finishes clean.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2008 22:21:24 | More by cvstrickland
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle (BB March 2013) into tulip. Spectacular, extremely resistant rocky white head supported by streams of bubbles raising from effervescent, somewhat hazy pale golden body.
Aromas of floral hops, lemony esters, refined sugar and peppery spiciness - the later can be either phenolics derived or originating from adjuncts. Flavors start with fruity esters of lemon with soft malt foundation, followed by earthy hops, peppery spiciness and light lemony tartness. Assertive hoppy bitterness and good amount of carbonation provide dry finish with bitter aftertaste. Overall more bitter than tart, light to medium bodied and airy on the palate.

In short: a light, refreshing brew seeking balance between citrusy tartness, hoppy bitterness and spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 23:12:37 | More by crnipeter
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Schmaltzy

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours murky straw gold that has a ridiculous amount of head, I was pouring unhurriedly and yet half my glass was head that left some slight lacing.

S-slight funkyness first, bread, hay smell, lemon, I can definately smell the lemon grass aforementioned, definate funk.

T-not as strong as the smell. Nice smooth citrus flavors but not overpowering with a nice smooth bready yeast flavor and some subtle barnyard/hay tastes.

M-definate light mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation that actually is a good thing, I feel that this beer needs the heavy carbonation to keep that light crisp flavor and not overpower the barnyard flavors.

D-very easy to drink, not overpowering but I feel like I need more in the taste department, if the taste was as good as the smell it would be much better.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2009 19:57:05 | More by Schmaltzy
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sunshine wheat colored beer. Thick, foamy, bright white head. The aroma was a combination of fresh hops and spring fields. The flavor contains just the right amount of citrus hops that fades into a clean and refreshing aftertaste. The body is on the light side of moderate and the beer has a good amount of carbonation. Overall a light and refreshing beer perfect for those warmer days.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2004 19:58:36 | More by HappyHourHero
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Rainintheface

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. cork says 2.006, I assume bottling year but I don't know. It's the high 90's here in Boston. Saison seemed a good choice.

A:cloudy and golden in color. abundance of carbonation and four finger white head that lingers well into drink. without exaggeration, one of the finest heads I've ever seen. foam clings to sides. 5.0 is a temptation but can't quite pull the trigger.

S: a rush of farmhouse aromas with pop of cork. earthy, musty, hops, lemons as well as a sourness

T: tart, a bit sour. grainy. slight peppery aftertaste

M: smooth and medium bodied, fizzy carbonation and dry finsh

D: very, very drinkable. great all around

Wow! Will fight with Hennepin for space in my shopping carriage.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2007 21:17:18 | More by Rainintheface
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david131

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Clear and golden with a monstrous, craggy white head. Pretty good, but not much meat on its bones.

S- Very subtle, but pretty nice. There is lemon, grass, and just a hint of funk. Not as aromatic as I expected or remembered.

T- Sweet, grassy, a bit funky, and a bit sour. There is a distinct lemon flavor as well. A conglomeration of flavors that work really well together.

M- Creamy, but the carbonation keeps the flavors going and add to a nice mouthfeel.

D- A very enjoyable beer that is subtle, but the more of it I drink, the more it opens up. The lower ABV is most definitely appreciated and shoots the drinkability off the charts.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 02:48:25 | More by david131
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mactrail

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pleasant sweetness is the first taste, followed by the Belgian rasp. Rather bitter aftertaste. Light body but nice carbonation on the tongue. Thirst-quenching and intriguing flavor, but nothing too wild. A thinner, sharper style of Saison. Hoppy bitterness gives a nice edge. Textbook Saison of the Belgian style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2011 04:59:20 | More by mactrail
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LevitatedEep

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has a massive white billowing head, 3/4 glass full. Very thick looking and rusty, lots of small sediment...makes we want to drink it.

Has a bready, yeasty smell. Some citrus..lemon smell. Some would call a funky smell.

A smorgasboard of flavors: bitter and sour upfront. Lots of bready yeast. Unique and intriguing.

Medium mouthfeel and a little oily and bitter.

Overall this is a very interesting brew and the 1st true Saison I have had. I will definately try it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 04:22:56 | More by LevitatedEep
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OnThenIn

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer poured with a huge head, slightly off white head with a very hazy lighter copper, honey colored. Terrific lacing.

Smell: Funky spice and citrus with a tiny bit of sweetness.

Taste: Complex spicy peppery flavor, with a bitter slight sourness and citrus. It also has a very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with a ton of carbonation that works.

Drinkability: The complex taste keeps you interested, but the higher carbonation and dry, crisp finish lets you drink it down. A very enjoyable first experience with with Brasserie Dupont.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 00:03:24 | More by OnThenIn
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martymoat

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured in a large snifter, pours a light cloudy copper, massive amounts of thick bubbly head, good head retention, settles out nicely and holds well except for a spot or to that can see through.

S: sweet smelling followed by a pepper hint, pilsner is what comes to mind

T: great sweet taste upfront with some subtle spicy notes, and good presence of bittering hop

M: mouth is bitter, with a slight tingling sensation at back of tongue, and a distinct yeast like after taste

D: tasty

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2006 02:14:29 | More by martymoat
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The cork comes out with a satisfyingly loud pop. Poured into my Duvel tulip glass. Hazy gold with strong carbonation billowing up, which supports a nice thick white head. the aroma is complex: hay, skunks, funk, sugar and fruit, with a bit of hops in there too. A nice bready malt base sits underneath the sharp, crisp, hoppy and bitter flavors. It finishes with a slight bitterness that lingers. A lot of the aroma comes thru here with the flavor as well. this beer has a nice creamy mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Overall, this is a classic for a good reason, it's just so unique and enjoyable, although the very bitey and crisp flavors may be somewhat of an acquired taste. This is where to start with Saison, since it's easy to find and relatively inexpensive.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 01:40:53 | More by Finn
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levon15

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A straw colored hazy yellow, a bit cloudy. Thick white head that never dissipates past a quarter finger head that clings to the glass in sheets that slide slowly back into the beer

The smell is a grassy funk, not the farm but definitely out in the country, a pastural lemon scent. The smell pours out of the bottle after the cork is pulled and fills the room, literally.

A good astringent citrus. I get a hint of spicyness. The alcohol is not there, it could pass for a juice.

The mouth is a sticky wet bit oh happiness, the carbonation is high and it takes a bit away for me.

Overall the taste left me wanting more. The smell set the stage for something spectacular and it just wasn't all there, it was very good but I smelled something great. my beagle came trotting out of the other room looking for where the smell was coming from. I could open this and just smell it . I'll be buying some more and let it set for a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 01:11:03 | More by levon15
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden-orange and hazy, served with about an inch of white head with great retention. Legs in great sheets down the glass. Very attractive.

Farmhouse-earthy, phenolic yeast character, with some lighter colored fruit aromas.

Yeast-driven, this one is a little better in the bottle I think, given the secondary conditioning that works so well with this style. Grainy, herbal, with big phenolic character. So full of flavor, without much to hang your hat on.

Finish is dry, crisp, very smooth. Not much lingering flavor, but it's very pleasant with the high carbonation balancing beautifully the relatively full body. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2008 03:41:13 | More by BretSikkink
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a thick white foam head that has excellent retention. There is some spotty lacing.

S: Yeast stands out the most and it is quite potent. There is also some lemons, unripe fruits in the form of malic acid and some bready malts.

T: Starts off quite yeasty on the front with a little mix of bready malt. The citrus and green apples taste comes out in the middle. The backend is where the lemons come through more. There is also a hint of coriander. Very refreshing.

M: Nice and refreshing. There is a decent amount of carbonation. Leaves a slight yeast and citrus taste on the palate.

O: This is a refreshing Saison. Not overly complex, but quite thirst quenching. Would enjoy more of these on a warm day.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 20:42:28 | More by IronCitySteve
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 12/1/12

A hazy pale golden yellow with lots of tiny bubbles feeding a large bone white head that hangs around for ages slowly falling to an island leaving big chunks of random lace

S lots of spicy yeast with some cereal and peppery lemon, some white fleshed fruit and a little bubblegum, take that with a grain of salt because I'm smelling bubblegum in everything lately and I checked the beard for gum (no gum)

T flavors still solid but not as strong, not as fruity but perhaps more spice

M if the bubbles were any bigger this would be a foamy mess, but their pinpricks and make it feel creamy, yeasty aftertaste

O great stuff here and its easy too forget this is a strong beer because it goes down quick and has nothing in the way of booze

I want to say this would be a nice summer brew but I'd be broke and wasted by 3oclock. I can see myself drinking this again very soon

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 06:49:36 | More by wordemupg
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Krevee

California

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank 5/13/10
Poured from a 375ml bottle into a Bruery tulip

A - The initial pour produces quite a bit of white beautiful foamy head. The color is a hazy golden yellow. You can see carbonation bubbles. And there is a good looking lacing that stays as you drink.

S - Smell is very nice. The initial smell is that smell you expect from a Saison, the farmhouse aroma. I can smell hay, some spices and a bit of lemon citrus. There is also the smell of Belgian yeast. A very pleasant smelling beer. Nothing is overwhelming and it is very well balanced in smell.

T - The taste is similar to the smell. There is a slight bitterness all the way through. I can taste the Belgian flavors, but there is that nice sweet grainy flavor, very much like hay. I can also taste the citrus and the spice as well. Good flavor nice and balanced as well as complex.

M - As you would expect from a saison this beer is dry and refreshing. It is also a bit creamy in the mouth with ample amounts of carbonation.

D - A very pleasant beer that I would enjoy having in the summer. The ABV is a bit higher than the norm for the style but you don't taste it at all. A very easy drinking beer.

Overall a great saison and great example of the style. Tastes and smells great and is a good beer for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 00:51:59 | More by Krevee
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Goliath

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange color. A large luxurious inch and a half bright white head forms on top of this brew and lingers with good retention leaving some clumpy, spotty lace on the glass.

Aroma is really quite delicious. Notes of pear, apple, and spice are readily available. There is some great yesast and citrus notes as well. Just a huge fruity bouquet.

Taste is quite nice. Rather subtle, fruity, earthy, slightly spicey. A pleasant experience.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate to high. Good flavor and low alcohol make this beer easy to consume and enjoy at length.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 17:10:22 | More by Goliath
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kbub6f

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), three days in my fridge, reviewed 42F-50F.

This beer has a HUGE white dense head with thick lacing that completely coats the inside of the glass. The beer is dark yellow with loads of bubbles that cling to the glass. There is a fine swirl of sediment.

The nose is spicy, yeasty, light with some citrus.

The front is malty with some citrus and spice. The middle is a little thin and light and bitters toward the finish, which is quite dry, a little metallic when cold. A pleasant sourness gives the finish a nice personality. Overall, a very good drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2003 19:17:28 | More by kbub6f
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