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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,435 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,435
Reviews: 1,456
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 191
Gots: 257 | FT: 10
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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 kiddynamite920
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml into Duvel tulip.

A: Nice golden, light copper color. Hints of yellow glisten around the edges. Carbonation is high I suppose. Head blossomed up to about two inches of rich, fluffy bubbles. Beginning to stick to the glass on it's retreat down towards the nectar beneath.

S: Cork smelled very citrusy and fruity. Smells very sweet and full of lemon and lemongrass aromas. A bit tart as well. A bit of the Belgian yeast comes through in a grainy smell. A bit grassy and earthy. A good bit of the banana and spice notes from traditional Belgian yeast is present. Lemon and peppery greens come through the most.

T: Flavor is a bit tart with some grainy, bready type flavors. Good citrus bite. The banana shows up on the palate as well. Good yeast flavor and some grassy notes behind it. Good balance of flavors here, just enough bitterness to keep the crispness high.

M: Was expecting more twang from the citrus notes on the nose. It is actually quite smooth and the carbonation moderately low.

D: Fantastic on this hot day, perfect summer beer for all occasions. Alcohol is low enough to make it drinkable. Very refreshing in character.

kiddynamite920, May 13, 2010
Photo of baggio
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2006 vintage....didn't really mean to cellar this one but somehow i bought a 6-pack and forgot it way back in my pantry...

A: Golden orange with a huge head.

S: Yeast, Citrus, Clove, Fruit.

T: Spices, Grain, Phenols (banana), Yeast.

M: Dry with a solid malt backbone. Lots of flavors going on here. Medium carbonation with tiny bubbles.

I remember having this fresh and from what i can tell not very much has happened. It still tastes great and makes for an excellent thirst-quencher or a pairing with some spicy food. One of the better saisons i've come across. Recommended!

baggio, Jan 02, 2008
Photo of ummswimmin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought that it would be nice to anticipate the beginning of summer with my first saison of 2011. And this is the classic example of a saison... afterall, then started making them since before America became a nation.

This was a cute little, 11.2 ounce bottle. It was served with a classic tall pilsner glass with a little taper at the top. Since a poured a little aggressively, there was a lot of head. I must have mispoured (four and a half inches of head). Then I stared at my glass longingly as the beer held the head for a long time. I didn't get to drink for something like five minutes. It was a good punishment.

I spent the five minutes just smelling the bouquet for awhile. It was floral with some nice, light spices.

The flavor had a clean, refreshing flavor. It was light on the malt and hops. There was some fruitness in the flavor. It was very drinkable down to a clean finish.

The beer had a nice golden color with brown particulates (it is unfiltered). The brown flakes swirl around the glass in a nice motion. Eventually these flakes settle into the bottom of the glass.

At the end there was no lacing on the glass. I should continue the great history of this beer by buying another bottle soon.

ummswimmin, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of cambabeer
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was good. Dry and herbal and somewhat spicy. Straw colored, visible floaters, slightly hazy. White head with persistent lace. Hops were a nice backdrop to some fruitiness and malt. Very clean and crisp. Somewhat of an apple cider crispness in the taste and slight apple in the nose. Pretty drinkable, alcohol pretty well hidden. Smooth mouthfeel. Overall this was good and interesting.

cambabeer, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of peensteen
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange blonde colour, 2 fingers of white head, decent lace all the way down the glass. Nose is yeasty with just a hint of funk, lots of fruit, lemon, green apple with a bit of spice, light corriander, bit of nectarine as well. Yeasty, lots of lemony flavours, with a bit of hop, tart green apple skins, floral adn fruity, earthy and spicy in the finish, drying mid palate. Medium dry carbonation, medium body. Really good, certainly something that can be easily consumed in large quantities.

peensteen, May 01, 2013
Photo of kwkdmk
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

kwkdmk, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of cfadams17
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

cfadams17, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a 330ml bottle at Kawa Espresso Bar in Calgary, fantastic beer selection
A - lighty hazy golden and extremely bubbly with a tower of fluffy white head that lasted forever, beautiful!
S - pear & pineapple with light grains and a medicinal odour
T - strong phenolic with sweet fruits, a crisp grainy malt and a herbal note
M - very crisp, smooth, with a tart semi dry finish
D - strong and well balanced in flavour, crispy and smooth, and great looking to boot

joemcgrath27, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Janderson91
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure when this was bottled, just recently picked it up from the bottle shop but there's not exactly the highest demand for this stuff in Alabama so who knows how old it is. Poured into a DFH snifter. Enjoyed on 03/30/11.

A - Good looking saison. Pale straw cloudy yellow with a huge white head which takes forever to dissipate. Leaves pretty good lacing down the sides.

S - Typical saison aroma. Very enjoyable, nothing outstanding though. Belgian yeast, peppery spice, some alcohol, bready malts, bananas, cloves.

T - Similar to the aroma. Spicy with some bready malts and a light, crisp hoppiness. Belgian yeast is there as well with some banana notes. Finish is nice and dry with some lingering spiciness and those bready malts again. I like this a lot, just nothing overly unique about it.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent. Pretty creamy through the middle with enough carb to keep the finish nice and dry.

O - Overall I really enjoy this beer. I've had it on tap a couple times, this was my first out of the bottle. Very good go-to saison.

Janderson91, Mar 30, 2011
Photo of HURTemHIZZY
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a big pure white head with decent retention and ok lacing. Smell is a bit subdued, but shows wheat characteristics, with some green apple. Not bad.

Taste is nice. Wheat, spice, green apple, some grassy notes. A touchof sour to start it out, but a nice fruity hop profile. Lemony citrus. Tasty brew.

Very nice crisp mouthfeel makes this a perfect warm weather beer. Delicious.

HURTemHIZZY, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of SickGnar
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: F N Green bottles. Nice pop of the cork (but then eau de smell). Obviously carbed with a huge fluffy head upon the pour that settles down but keeps a cap. Cloudy and rustic golden straw. Multiple streams of bubbles help with the great retention, and it leaves super great lacing.

S: Cork pop is followed by eau de skunk. (F N Green bottles). Fortunately this fades well into the background with several moments of sitting (but never totally goes away). And out comes a truly interesting mix. Zesty lemon, pepper, a light touch of cloves, yeasty Belgian goodness, and just a bit of earthy funk. A nice pils and pale malt base provide a grainy and bready background with a light bit of sweetness. As it warms plentifull fruity aromas appear.

T: Lemongrass (lemony & herbal) leads into herbal and floral hops that are surprisingly storng & bitter. Hops grow even more in the finish – getting grassy and then spicy & resiny. Not a hop bomb but the hop level did surprise me. Peppery in a white pepper way. There is a faint honey sweet impression kicking around with light grainy malts riding in the background. Earthy Belgian yeast notes. Same as the nose, fruity estery notes slowly emerge. Light but with quite a fair bit going on.

M: Medium light body and very well attenuated. Crisp and lively carbonation. An edge of tartness and a dry finish. Smooth for the lightness and crispness. Very refreshing & quenching. Slightly tart.

D: Light, refreshing, complex & flavorful all at the same time. A classic for the style and it shows. Best damn “lawnmower” beer I’ve had in a good long time. Damn skunk though…Faded but never completely went away. It holds this one back a enough to miss another 0.5 on the drinkability and possibly somewhere else too. F N Green bottles.

SickGnar, May 29, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont has an orange colour and a huge head that lasts a long time. After it was poured I smelled cloves, orange peel and some yeast. This beer has a warm, malty taste with hints of orange peel. It has a spicy clove finish. My bottle was quite carbonated and so it has a nice presence in the mouth. This is a very nice beer.

vandemonian, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of Traquairlover
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A = Slightly hazy golden yellow with very light orange tint, big foamy, sculptured bone white head, great lacing. Appetizing looking brew.

S = Bananas, ripe tropical fruits, freshly grated white peppercorns, wet and slightly rotting hay, lots of complex odors.

T = Hay with bitter earthy tones, slight peppery or spicey notes but mostly an earthy, pungent bitter quality.

M = Unfortunately I felt the mouthfeel was just a little thin,very good mouthcoating though for all that.

D = This is one worth coming back to again.

Traquairlover, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 2/5/12

Appearance: Hazy gold, full of carbonation with a ridiculously massive, fluffy head - note that this head lasted longer than it took to review this beer - fluffy lacing left behind

Smell: Dry and yeasty - a lot of dry, Belgian aromas, with some light funk and something spicy that reminds me of lager yeast - lightly floral, with some hay and Belgian saison-typical funkiness that becomes more apparent as it warms

Taste: Nicely mild and light - slightly spicy, slightly tart, some very mild funk - tons of dry Belgian yeast - clove and pepper, and some other spices - slightly grainy - powdery yeast with a minimal sweetness

Mouthfeel: Lively, high carbonation (without being ridiculous) - smooth, super dry and refreshing

Overall: Refreshing, mild but somewhat interesting

The smell is pretty strong, but the actual flavor is very mild. This would be nice on a warm day. If there is such a thing as a lawnmower saison, this is it.

angrybabboon, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy straw yellow in color and poured with a three finger white head that slowly died down but never quite disappeared. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are musty aromas of yeast and spices in the nose, along with some subtle hints of sour fruits.
T: The taste is somewhat tart and has a good balance between grainy malts, sour fruit, peppery spices and a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and there is some dryness, particularly in the finish.
D: The beer is very refreshing and relatively easy to drink. It's a perfect beer for the summer months.

metter98, Jul 16, 2010
Photo of damndirtyape
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle (no date) poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Translucent/cloudy golden yellow beer with some orange highlights. Massive bubbling going on through the beer the whole time. Some of the yeast sediment made it through and while it mars the appearance a bit, it can be overlooked. The beer poured a massive white foamy head that took forever to dissipate so I could pour the rest of the bottle in over a very slow pour in an effort to keep the sediment in. Big persistent strands of lacing all over the place in sheets and strands. Good looking beer other than the sediment.

Smell: Orange citrus, fruit, and with a swirl, hops that were a mix of cut grass, faint skunk, and grapefruit. As the foam died down more yeast and fresh baked bread starts to show up. Interesting smelling beer.

Taste: There is a definite orange/citrus/ruby-red grapefruit thing going on here. These sour citrus flavors dominate, followed by some bready flavors in the middle. The end is a mix of bread moving into a crisp bitter finish. Once again, a very interesting beer.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation that cleans the tongue after every drink, but doesn't scour it. Really just perfect in carbonation. The rest of the mouthfeel leaves a crisp and clean finish, maybe a little dry, but if I wait a minute I'll notice a little bit of something clinging to my teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: When I first poured this and only got a lot of foam I wasn't sure, since the only tastes I was getting were a few drops of sour citrus, but once the beer settled down a bit and I could catch everything, I can see why people rave about this style. Definitely a good beer for a warm spring evening, and it would work really well in the summer. I feel though that I need to have it with food though. By itself it's good....but I keep wanting something to eat with it. Definitely a sipping and savoring beer, despite its warm weather quenching quality. Definitely a good beer that I'll have to revisit sometime.

damndirtyape, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of CHickman
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange with a massive 2 finger cloudy / creamy white head that lasted a while and left very good lacing; a layer of foam settled on top and stuck around; a really nice looking beer and exactly what a saison should look like.

Smells of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, light lemon, grass, hay, fruit and some wheat; very nice and very typical Belgian aroma with that slight funky smell.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, fruit, coriander, light brown sugar, pepper, cinnamon, lemon, grass, hay, piney hops, light toasted grains, light spices and some wheat; really nice malty flavor and balance, the hops and sweetness wrap it into a delicious beer.

Mouthfeel is creamy and silky smooth, with very light to no carbonation, a medium body and a dry finish.

Very tasty and quite drinkable, this is a very good beer that went down easy with no signs of the alcohol and no funky aftertaste.

CHickman, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of aasher
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375ml bottle.

This one pours a light bodied opaque light gold in color with a one finger white head that sticks to the side of the glass. The nose is light and yeasty with orange peel, lemon rhind, aged hops, Belgian yeast, and a light floral character. The flavors too, are light and citrusy. There is a light orange sweetness followed by the lemon bitterness, a touch of corn, old hops, and light hibiscus and tea. I would say I prefer the nose a little more. It drinks very light and is definitely sessionable and easy to drink. This would be great for warmer weather. Overall this is a fine saison and one that at $10 is a must try.

aasher, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle obtained via trade with LuckySevens82. Thanks for the opportunity... Corked and caged, cork denotes 2003.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a big pillowy 2" slightly off-white head above the golden brew. Furious effervescence makes head sno-cone above the sides of the glass soon after pouring. Head lasts FOREVER, laces excellently with heavy foam, and aroma has the slight funk going on, but somewhat nondescript. Taste is of pale malt, with spices kicking it up soon after, and throughout the rest of the taste experience. Mouthfeel is extra smooth and drinkability excellent. Check it out if hops are your thing.

ppoitras, Nov 27, 2004
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a super hazy,golden orange with a firm,pillowy,three-finger,snow white crown that retained an excellent body and finally left consistent islands of lacing on the glass.

S-Sharp yeast driven notes on the nose of white pepper,wet hay,clove and overripe lemon but also bright,fresh stonefruit and musty funk.

T-Super complex and gorgeous.Funky,earthy notes of dried flowers,must and minerals but also white pepper,Meyer lemon,clove and fresh wheat.

M-Great creaminess,slight tartness and perfect lively carbonation.

D-Really superb beer with an amazing level of drinkability.

StlHopHead77, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of BilbosNuts
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudy light golden yellow with some particulates floating around. A big rocky, pearl white head has good retention and leaves some scattered lacing. It appears very lively with a moderate amount of carbonation.

S: Belgian yeast and belgian sugars are very prominent. A grassy, earthy, and some light fruits (apples and pears) round out the aroma.

T: The taste is similar to the aroma with the grassy and earthy attributes making a bigger appearance. The same fruit of apples and pears are present as is the belgian yeast.

M: This has a very refreshing feel to it. It is medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. It has a crisp finish, leaving the palate cleansed.

O: This is one of my favorite saisons I have yet to try. It is very refreshing, has a great aroma and taste. Very solid all around.

BilbosNuts, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Luiz0930
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my first time having a Belgium Saison style and the closest i can compare it to is champagne. Not a Cheap bottle of Champagne but a good style. This is mouth filling carbonation, the taste is a bit funky (just like a champagne) however you get this taste of coriander maybe some citrus flavor fruits and no taste of alcohol what so ever. This is a great beer to try, pick it up!

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: When poured from a bottle to a tulip glass, had a amber-yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Also some sediment floating around. Had a decent-sized head as well.

S: Typically (among saisons) funky barnyard smell, along with fruit, spices, malt. May have been slightly skunked (why would a high end brewery stoop to using green bottles?!).

T: Had the flavor of apples, coriander, malt, a bit of citrus. Well done and balanced.

M: Very vibrant level of carbonation, along with a smooth finish. Full-bodied, but not overwhelming.

D: Overall, this is a drinkable beer. Saisons are a quirky style and Dupont has done well with this one.

avalon07, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of bort11
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Tall fluffy white head, great legs but only spots of lacing. Color is a murky and hazy golden yellow. Even through thehace carbonation jumps from the bottom of the glass.

Smell has a dried green apple tartness with a slight sour funk. There is some more green aromas. Parsley and celery. Taste is rightfully fruity, yet very dry. There are pear skins and coriander. Still a bit of horse blanket funkiness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bone dry finish. This is great for the summer.

Blipped "Time of the Season" by The Zombies. It's a classic!

bort11, Jun 20, 2009
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Even observed through its green bottle, it appears cloudy - once poured, a golden, cloudy liquid, highly carbonated as witnessed from the overly-voluminous fizzy, poppy, and spongy white head that thrusts up in the glass; foamy, rocky - looks like a cloudy champagne altogether, however, with excellent head retention and lacing

a floral, fruited, and distinctly "Belgian" bouquet - almost apple, grassy/herbal - sweet and champagne-like - stink of yeast and vaguely hoppy - slowly a medicinal, rubbing alcohol scent cuts through, however, not off-putting - fairly "straight-forward" aroma, if that makes sense

initially slightly tart and fruity as heck on the palate - alcohol delicately surges after - vaguely honey-ish malt develops midway, dragging with it a mildly grainy flavor - the excellent spicy (phenolic) and floral nuances from the interplay of the yeast and alcohol are the central focus - only slightly off-balanced toward the warm alcohol

it drinks light and effervescent, but not necessarily thin nor viscous in any way - pretty darn sharp and dry in the finish - tartness and carb spikes the tongue and causes a couple vicious belches - but this is insanely drinkable, though perhaps lacking a little body for my taste

I can see where this is considered a benchmark of the style - The bold spiciness and strong floral character throughout certainly sets it apart (as a style in and of itself) within the realm of Belgian ales - at the very least, Saison Dupont seems to stand as a base example from which variations and embellishments and experiments (could) spring forth

Bouleboubier, Aug 22, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,435 ratings.