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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,529
Hads: 3,837
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 249
Gots: 459 | FT: 12
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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 aleigator
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

The pour yields a medium golden body that starts out mostly clear, but becomes increasingly cloudy with each pour. A foamy, huge, head holds strong, fading very slowly.

On the nose, grassy herbs come across slightly funky belgian yeast and pale, bready malts.

The actual taste differs a lot from the aromas. It evokes a much warmer feeling on the palate, than the aromas revealed, due to soft yeast, straw, peppery hints, tart lemon, pear and spices. Has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel, which is just outraging soft on the palate, with added complexity from the slightly biting, savory spices among peppery notes and lively, metallic carbonation. Pleasant, floral hops act as an enjoyable counterpart, with the addition of earthy malts, to the sweeter spices. The palate is simply perfect, substantial and round up front, finishing very dry and lightly fizzy. Outstanding well balances beer, which is close to perfection in taste with a particular complex body.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured a pale gold into a tulip with several fingers of frothy white head. Very pleasant aroma of peppery yeast, lemon, and hints of banana and clove.

Medium-high carbonation and a very light mouthfeel. Dry taste dominated by Belgian yeast and some nice banana sweetness with a bit of lemon on the finish. Light, balanced, and just a hint of funk to keep things interesting. Wasn't bowled over the first time I tried it, but this saison has really grown on me the last couple times.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL green glass bottle, served cold into a chalice.

Saison Dupont is a hazy yellow-orange color with thick white head. The head sticks around forever leaving thick lace on the glass.

Aroma is wonderful and complex like a saison should be. Great floral smells with slight sour and funk. There's a little spice in there too, maybe some pepper. Really nice.

Flavor is excellent too. Nice balance of complex flavors always seems to be a hallmark of the saison style and this beer has that quality for sure. Wonderful spice, funk, sour, and floral flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with medium-full carbonation.

Overall an excellent version of the saison style. Everything it should be.

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Photo of hobojon
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

App- orange/gold straw. some yeast chunks, but acceptable. white head laces and stays.

Aroma- strong esters. tart, earthy, lots of acids. nobel hops- very floral. bready, wheat.

Taste- dry and tart. very smooth hop bitterness and resin. clean. funky and delicious. balance between malt, hops, and yeast is superb. citrus.

M- high carb. dry. clean. light body.

D- very good. this could be a beer that I drink anytime.

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Photo of uno99
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a stange glass ( a very long thin Pilsner flute) at Chauncey Smiths in London. A 250mL bottle which was beautiful in its own right.

A: due to the glass I was given i carefully poured down the side and got a nice wispy head when I poured into the middle. lots of little bubbles quickly rising. Good head retention, and when you swirl the glass it revives it even more.

S: slightly funky, very fruity and inviting. I could smell this beer from a few feet away as I was pouring. lifting it to your nose reveals the true character.

T: first thing I tasted was banana's. and I actually said out loud "whoah! banana's" Im happy to see other tasters noticing it as well. I also got a grassy lemmony note as well as slight tart yeast note. this was very complex... I wish I could have taken notes. A VERY refreshing beer to have after my lamb and Imperial Stout.

M: comes alive in the mouth with lots of carbonation which really does the beer justice.

D: I wanted more MoRe MORE! but I had to DRIVE DrIvE drive...:(

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a brilliant golden color and left a nice full head of white lace. Head dissipated rather quickly and left traces of lacing.

The aroma was very complex; spicy musty hops, yeast, and horse blanket aroma. Crazy esters... apricot, peaches, figs. Malt underneath, and a slight vegetable aroma as well. Incredibly dynamic.

Taste? Outstanding. Very complex. Quite assertive in hop bitterness. Easy to drink and crisp. An experience to revel in.

Brilliant mouthfeel. Full, active carbonation, but with the softness of bottle-conditioning.

Very, very drinkable. Especially since its NYC and 97 degrees today. Thank you sir, may I have another?

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Photo of
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Opened a 750ml bottle. The beer was a golden-orange color, with a slight haze from yeast. Head was white and huge. Lots of streaming bubbles. Aroma was yeast, lemon, and some type of spice. Taste was wonderful, tart with hint of peppermint, some very slight malt sweetness, and finally a finish of hop bitterness at the end. It was a very light body, slight alcohol warmth, refreshingly acidic and highly carbonated. I thought it was fantastic, and I would be happy to drink it anytime.

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Photo of JonathanL7890
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's summertime in Texas and that means I drink a lot of saisons.
Saison Dupont is one of my favs.
Poured into a gimme wine glass. Substantial head. Lots of fluffy Belgian foam.
Scent is fruity , pears, but some funkiness also.
Taste: Fruity that fades to dryness, just the right amount of sour. Fine bubbles dance on my palate.
Mouthfeel: see above. very nice.
Drinkability : drinks like a 4%abv beer. Great beer for texas summers.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice two fingers of thick frothy slightly off-white head. The head has pretty decent retention and some nice lacing left behind.

S - Aroma is a mix of some nice lemon aroma, some wheat elements, and some nice yeasty scents. Just a touch of spiciness and funk mixed in also.

T - Starts off with some light citrus flavor and some wheat flavor with a touch of spices. In the middle, a nice yeast flavor with just a touch of hop bitterness comes through. The finish has a nice balance of fruit and wheat flavor with a touch of spices (coriander/clove) that lingers nicely. Very well balanced flavor.

M - Medium light bodied with a fairly decent amount of carbonation. Really fills the mouth when drinking and stays super smooth and crisp. Semi-dry finish is really nice.

D - Super drinkable. Despite a slightly above average ABV, stays super smooth. Very balanced taste and mouthfeel. Very crisp and smooth. Excellent beer.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a thick moussy head at first pour and a storm of bubbles rising to maintain the head. The head actually grew after a few minutes to look like a volcanic island sitting in the middle of my glass. The head retained forever, and left a boat load of lace in its wake.

Aroma: Through the foam, I get a good deal of citrus and some biscuity malts. There is some noticeable spicy/citrusy hops contributing to the aroma also. There is a light grainy/wheaty aroma that becomes more noticeable as the beer warms up a bit.

Taste: Light and refreshing citrusy flavor profile is the first thing that you notice. There is some assertive hopping in this beer compared to other examples of Belgian beers. The finish is slightly dry and attenuated, and there is a slight alcoholic warmth lingering in the back of the throat with the citrus. As it warms up, the flavor profile mellows out and the citrus subsides to let the grain and spiciness play a bigger role in the profile.

Opinion: This is an amazing beer! It has a whole lot of backbone and flavor while being light enough to be consumed as a session beer. The flavor changes enough while you are drinking it, that if you don't like it...just wait a minute...it will change. This is a great beer, and I would highly recommend it!

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Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice golden haze,with carbonation very present.

Ar- Spiced, skunky, wheat notes.

T-clove, grain, bits of orange peel very citric. A very crisp and light beer.

MF-carbonation tickles the inside of the mouth, very crisp. Light and pleasant.

Had on tap @ Lucky Baldwins

P.S. Much better from the bottle.

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Photo of MarioM
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into SN Snifter.

A: Beautifully clear dark golden like color with a huge effervescent white creamy head made of tiny bubbles that never stop rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Great earthyness, hay like, slight citrus but more like lemon grass. Good phenolic character behind everything, smells great and can't wait to drink.

T: Nice fruitiness, slight citrusi and a tad bitter at the end. A great beer with a lot going on but just hard to pin point exactly what that is. I guess that's what makes this style so intreaging. Again though, some lemon grass and good maltiness that comes through fruity like. A very clean yet satisfyingly phenolic and balanced.

M: Great body from the high carbonation. Phenols and bitterness leave a satisfying aftertaste that is very characteristic in Saisons, very delicious and clean example. I guess that's why this is a benchmark beer for this style for many people.

O: A great example, very refreshing on a hot summer day especially after brewing a batch of Saison my self. A perfect beer to have after a hard days work. Definitely would have hit the spot after a hard days work on the farm.

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Photo of ElijahRivera
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I pick up a 375 ml bottle for $5.75 with no freshness date and consumed it on 7/27/13. Might be a bit overpriced, but I was on a saison kick and couldn't get it anywhere else.

A- It poured a brilliant golden color with just a slight haze. Fluffy white head, active carbonation consisting of large bubbles, and lots of floating sediment.

S- Strong lemon aroma, some pepper and esters. Bready yeast and grains, and a mild tartness all combined in a delicate but stimulating olfactory journey.

T- Right away I got some sweet, mild, and soft grains, but that was quickly overcome by a dry, spicy, lemon, bitter finish. As I drank, the tartness and spicy lemon flavors continued to build.

M- Very effervescent, light bodied, dry, crisp mouthfeel that leaves a delightfully citrusy, funky, dry and bitter aftertaste on my palate.

O- Deliciously refreshing. This is the first time I've had Saison Dupont, and it lived up to the hype. Not a disappointment at all. I'm now convinced that the best setting to drink a farmhouse ale is on the second floor of a barn looking out over a Catskill Mountain horse pasture on a hot day in late July.

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Photo of adamette
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into a Saison Dupont glass at Cafe Delerium in Brussels, Belgium just an hour after touring the Cantillon brewery (just a few miles away).

A Slightly cloudy, yellow orange translucent with nice 3 inch head. Nice, classic Saison look.

S Grains, yeast, nice soft saison smell. Very inviting as I have enjoyed most saisons that I have tried.

T Great, balanced saison with much flavor from the barley malt, yeasty grains and not much hops at all. Very nice. I may also taste some spicing in there that I find difficult to put my finger on as to which spices they are.

M Medium, very appropriate.

D Great. I could easily have many of these.

Notes: What a treat to have this at Cafe Delerium!

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a hazy orange-yellow with an absolutely massive head, excellent retention, and dynamite lacing. Truly a fantastic looking beer. The nose is quite complex. There are big musty notes, tart notes of lemon and orange, some floral notes, and some pepper.

The beer has a light body and firm mouthfeel. There is not much maltiness. This is all about sweet, tart, and hoppy. The flavor is nearly perfectly balanced between sweet fruit and sour fruit before everything dries up and the taste takes on notes of lemon and pepper. The finish is herbal and dry, like a pilsner.

This is a classic Saison, and it's easy to see why. I don't think I would suggest this to newbies. The herbal, hoppy nature might not appeal to an inexperienced palate. Fans of the style should love it. It's expensive, but sooner or later every BA must try this. You won't regret it.

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Photo of neonbrown82
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 edition, according to the cork. New selection available at John's Grocery. Poured beautifully into my new Duvel tulip (thanks, Mr. Chalice Whore!). Had a massive three finger fluffy head with great subsequent lacing. The head receded to a marshmallow dome in the middle of the tulip. Oh yeah, it's also a hazy golden straw color with what seems to be a sediment-free beer.

The smell needs a bit of warming up before it really starts to open up, but it never really seems to get to full throttle. Smells very spicy and yeasty. Very "belgian," to be cliche. It literally smells like a farmhouse. Makes me nostalgic of back home on the parent's farm, though that may sound quite redneck considering I'm from Iowa.

The taste is a bit funky, but not in a bad way. Spicy. Yeasty. Bready. A bit sweet; a bit bitter in the finish. It is quite dry as well. Remnicient of Ommegang Hennepin.

This is quite good. It is recommended with all grilled foods, according the bottle. Consequently, I have many Flemmish recipes that call for Dupont as an ingredient, so I will have to do some experimenting in the future. If you can get this beer and don't mind a bit of funk, definitely go for it.

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Photo of mirish72
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 750ML as a treat. Popped the cork and this was almost like opening a bottle of champagne. Poured into a Chimay goblet. It pours a golden orange with an amazing white head. Incredible floral aroma with classic farmhouse funk. Overall this is one of my favorite beers, especially with a great meal, it is amazing in everyway.

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Photo of berley31
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a huge, white, creamy and fluffy head that was very long lasting, and left some nice lacing on the glass. Body is a light orange color, and very hazy.

S: Very fruity aroma (orange, lemon). Some moderate spiciness, none of which in particular can be placed specifically (which is good). Just a touch of funkiness.

T: Very refreshing and light, some spiciness and high fruitiness in a perfect balance. Bit of hop bitterness that, along with the high carbonation, leads to a very dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied, with high carbonation.

D: Probably the best Saison I have had yet... hands down.

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Photo of doppelmeup
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a 750 ml bottle into tulip glasses. We had this with some Thai food, and it was a perfect match for the meal.

This beer rivaled Duvel for it's magnificent pillowy head. Thick foam towered in the glass, marked by giant moon craters. Excellent lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Aromas typical of Belgian ales. Fruity, with hints of banana and cloves and the distinct Belgian yeastiness.

Flavor was excellent. Fruity and slightly sweet to start off, with a clean, crisp slightly bitter finish to cleanse the palate. It went exceptionally well with our dinner.

Light, refreshing mouthfeel.

Overall, an excellent beer and the best example of the style I have had, barely edging out Hennepin. A superb choice for a dinner companion, especially with Thai food.

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden color. Very clear until last glass. An inch of dense egg shell head that slowly forms sticky mountains and riverbeds as stiff as meringue. Huge 3D blobs of lace.

Smells of spicy yeast, grassy hops, ripe stone fruits and tropical fruits, apricot chutney, cheddar cheese, light toast, brine.

Tastes of complex fruity and spicy yeast with a slight sharp cheesy funk like cheddar, almost nondiscernible malt sweetness balancing perfectly with grassy hops. Finish is long, totally dry, grassy, slightly briny/minerally, refreshing.

Light bodied mouthfeel with wonderfully lively and finely textured carbonation. Very drinkable, even for a saison.

Great beer. Not just tasty, but so balanced and refreshing.

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Photo of ccrida
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml (cork dated 20007) poured into my big Gulden Draak tulip, Saison Dupont is a slightly hazy bronzed gold, with massive, dense off-white head that is painfully slow to recede, leaving rocky chunks of foam.

Smell is dry earth, sharp minerals and sour citrus, wheat providing a pithy zest. Classic.

Taste is also world class, this is the definitive Saison. Sharp and tart and full, yet finishing bone dry.

Mouthfeel is very creamy yet dry, with a lighter body, very nice. The mouthfeel is a million times better (as is this beer in general) from bottles rather then on draught.

Drinkability is very good, this is one of my favorites, a world classic. Paired tonight with grilled spring chinook, oysters and asparagus - perfect! Still, I generally prefer the fruitier saisons then the pepper of Dupont.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cork has 2.011 stamped on it, so I’m assuming/hoping that this is a fresh bottle. But really, who knows. Maybe it was bottled in February this year. Maybe its been sitting on display for almost 9 months. Maybe…it’s just beer. Whatever the case is, time and a green bottle has done nothing to diminish the appearance of the beer as it comes out a hazy golden straw color with a generous cloud of foam that doesn’t want to dissipate. Big, airy bubbles give off an aroma full of green apple zest and dampened straw. First taste coats the mouth with a bubbly, funky, inviting mix of pleasing, welcome flavors. I imagine green apple nectar, a light floral pollen-like delicate touch, mixed with a pleasing crisp and edgy acidity. Some damp straw, a dry finish, effervescent vitality. My only question is, can I have some more? With the moderate ABV and a 750 ml bottle all to my lonesome the answer is yes, yes I can.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful cloudy pale yellow body that produces an large foamy white head. Head settles to an even 1 finger with perfect retention and becomes quite creamy (at least with my chimay chalice). The haze is so thick that the beer is nearly opaque and small yeast particles can be seen floating throughout.

S-A great blend of Belgian yeast, fruity citrus, and floral hop aromas balance very well. A light spiciness is also noted.

T- Lots of Belgian yeast upfront with a healthy dose of tart, fruity citrus. Fruitiness disappears for the finish and is replaced by a light hop flavor accompanied by mild bitterness while the bready yeast flavor remains the strong dominant character. A big bready yeast flavor lingers, with mild spiciness and bitterness.

M- Body is fairly light but packed full of yeast and its smoothness. Carbonation is high to medium. Smooth and creamy.

D- This is a great saison and I am very happy to have tried it. I will certainly have it again when I come across it again. One of my favorites from the style-at a near sessionable ABV.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got around to reviewing this standby.

Cork pops out with pretty good force, as usual. Pours a cloudy gold, as this unfiltered beer should. Head is copious and Duvel-esque. It's perfect. This beer is ALIVE.

Once that cork comes out, you definitely smell this beer before the pour - you can't miss the pungent musty-sour farmhouse aromas, wheatgrass, and some nice sweet lemon cake. Great smell - one of those beers I could sniff all night.

Taste follows smell - at first, I get some lambic-esque sour mash taste, even a little puckery. That seems to smooth out as it warms, giving way to a lemony hop and briefly perceived sweetness. Alcohol seems a little aggressive for 6%. Carbonation is strong, and finish is dry.

Drinkability is very good, an awesome summer beer and a benchmark representative of the farmhouse style, much like Duvel and Belgian golden ales. One that I always like having around, a wonderful ale for Florida weather.

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Photo of DIPAbrewer
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I tried this beer at Max's Taphouse in Fells point on draft. The appearance was excellent, sparkling golden color with a rocky off white head.
Dupont had a fruity snappy hop aroma.
It's taste was more than delicious, it was magnificent. Light and dry but full bodied at the same time, it could be the most drinkable and delicious ale on the planet.

I would highly recommend trying this beer. It is also great in bottles where it provided an even stronger aroma. On draft seasonally at Max's. I found it at Astor liquor in Laurel in 11.2 oz bottles.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,529 ratings.