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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,210 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,210
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 169
Gots: 206 | 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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drabmuh

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Beer is straw yellow and completely hazy. Forms a thick white head of small and medium bubbles, tons of lacing, carbonation is moderate to high and steady. Looks good.

Nice smell, a little sulfur but not much. Smells pretty good.

Medium body, sweet first and then some bitterness. Almost a Duvel like feeling to it. As the beer warms up there is more subtly to the flavors, more sulfur, more sour. Great mouthfeel, great drinkability. I really like this beer. Its probably one of the nicest and readily available saisons on the market.

03-08-2010 00:48:34 | More by drabmuh
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

A - Cloudy golden yellow in color. Huge white head with excellent retention and lacing.

S - Tart fruity aroma. Smell of pear and lemon. Little bit of that funk as well. Very aromatic beer.

T - Tart lemony taste primarily. Hints of other fruits as well.

M/D - Chewy and crisp feel. Very easy drinking beer.

07-13-2008 02:22:04 | More by ckeegan04
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Golden straw colored and hazy with a pillowy-soft, tall head that lasts forever. Aroma is very peppery at first, with yeast coming in afterwards. There's a fair amount of musty cellar aroma, after which a green apple note develops. Fortunately, there's no skunk at all, which is always a concern with a green bottle.

Dry through and through. Simple and straightforward - pilsner malt, old world hops, and soft, vigorous carbonation blending to create a very refreshing beer. The yeast adds some nice complexity by imparting some earthiness. Slight acidity. Vigorously carbonated with minimal harshness.

Very straightforward and refreshing while still being interestingly complex, Saison DuPont is a must try if you have even the slightest interest in Belgian-style ales.

05-26-2013 17:13:32 | More by gr0g
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

A: Pours hazy pale golden with a massive white head that very slowly dissipates into great lacings.

S: Floral hops with lots of fruity notes; green apple and lemons and other citric fruits. Rich in spices. Smell just like a Saison should.

T: Spices, leather, bread. Lots of pepper and vey rich in floral hops; which gives it a fruityness. Green apples and citric notes.

M: A sour bitterness lingers for quite some time in the aftertaste. Body is mild and carbonation moderate. Smooth!

O: I'm a sucker for Saisons, and this one is quite nice. Very refreshing!

05-07-2011 18:37:23 | More by Evil_Pidde
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rapidsequence

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Green corked 750 ml bottle. $8 from Pints O' Plenty.

Appearance: Slightly hazy lemony yellow with an absolutely huge rocky head. The head subsides to a reasonable level and leaves some stringy and spotty lacing.

Smell: Pears and apples, slightly musty yeast, spice and pepper.

Taste: Very spicy and peppery with a slight sweet fruity flavor. Yeasty from the middle through the finish with a tartness and a slight finishing bitterness that really dries it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Despite this beer being so highly carbonated, instead of feeling overly sharp and tingly, its actually a little soft with a slight creaminess. Finishes crisp and dry.

Drinkability: Tasty, complex, and refreshing. Easy drinking. Comes in a sharing size bottle, but is just as well a single serving.

08-18-2010 00:43:41 | More by rapidsequence
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

A - Hazy golden with a big beautiful billowy head that stuck around the entire time and left a nice lacing.

S - Yeast, lemon, apples, white pepper and a bit of hops

T - Nice balance between the yeast, lemon peel/rind, and hops. Little bit of peppery kick and a dry hop finish.

D&M - Dry light bodied and very refreshing. While it made me very gassy, I could drink it all day.

08-31-2009 20:16:20 | More by thepeter
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BeerFink

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Decanted from a 750mL, the cork states 2004...

It rests a creamy tangerine hue, boasting unfiltered cloudiness. Tenacious white head. Aroma contains lactose, some grainy malt, grass, and litte ripe fruit. Taste is full of pale malt, a little grainy in its presence. Slight cream flavor as well as some bananas, maybe apples as well. As the beer warms, an interesting sourness and fresh grass flavor become more apparent. Very brisk carbonation. In fact, the cork launched out of the bottle as soon as the cage was removed. Very interesting and drinkable.

06-19-2005 01:30:56 | More by BeerFink
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

After reading the recent style profile by Don Russell in BA magazine, I was excited to sample my first Saison. I was even more excited that on the same day as reading the article I found Saison DuPont on the local beer store where we were vacationing. Since the article featured this specific brand I thought we'd give it a shot.

I didn't see a date on the bottle but noticed the cork was marked 2.007. Not sure if this means this was bottled in 2007 or something different.

The first two/three pours of this farmhouse ale were a crystal clear and deep gold in color. The later pours became cloudier as the sediment on the bottom of the bottle became disturbed. The final pour was downright cloudy. There was a thick creamy beautiful head that appeared on the top of the beer and did stick around for some time.

A touch of lacing was left in the glass.

The aroma was very nice and really showcased a fruity (lemon), spicy and slightly grass like aroma.

Now I was concerned about "the funk" detailed in the article. Time to taste.
Where's the Funk?

I found the taste to be extremely nice and very "unfunk" like.

Peppery, slight fruit and a very fresh taste, quite refreshing and pleasant.
The slight clover flavor was not overpowering like some other Belgians that I don't enjoy. Also that great black pepper flavor combined with the tangy yeast notes and the slight hop bitterness linger for a short while after swallowing the beer.

Really enjoying this beer! Very nice crisp, refreshing mouth feel. I can see why this was considered a beer to be consumed in the summer months.

As I mentioned, the later pours became cloudier and much spicier with the flavor of black pepper. I actually liked this as well.

Really nice effort. Last night after dinner we chose another saison to try this evening. I will be back for more DuPont later this summer.

07-09-2008 12:02:58 | More by Reagan1984
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craytonic

District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Appearance: Great peach-apricot hazy pour, enormous craggy foam head, good lacing. Loud pop upon opening it.

Smell: Very lemony and spicy, nice light subtle funk. I get white pepper, coriander, sweet grass , hay

Taste: Similar to the smell, lemon and pepper/coriander/clove spice with sweet grass, hay and a light funk. I get some golden ruits like peach, apricot and green apples also.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, very creamy

Drinkability: Very refereshing and enjoyable; this is an awesome beer. Not quite fantome but widely available.

04-13-2011 00:08:17 | More by craytonic
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

11.2oz brown (yay!) bottle, with an indecipherable (to me) freshness code on the back. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours relatively clear until the sediment hits...pale golden color with lots of soft white head lacing and tons of effervescence.

S: Belgian; light banana, grass, spices...bread. Touches of sweetness and hints of funk.

T: Nice dryness, more spices on the flavor...clove...earthy and herbal in a way. Refreshing, Very simple but well crafted.

MF: Light, effervescent, refreshing mouthfeel. A good amount of dryness to keep things interesting.

O: Really solid Farmhouse Ale. Pairs great with game bird. Not overly funky or overwhelmingly Belgian, just solid and approachable.

12-27-2011 15:51:10 | More by Scotchboy
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Ooter

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Serving type: 750ml corked bottle.

What a wonderful session beer! Nice and light and crisp, with the perfect amount of spice. Has a certain citrus characteristic to it that is difficult to place (hey, this is my first review!)

Poured slowly into a pint glass, yet this still generated massive amounts of head. As another reviewer said, head that sticks to the glass until the end. Very full aroma, strong clove scent.

Very drinkable. Before I knew it half of the bottle was gone.

Seems like a perfect companion for a hot summer day. Will buy again!

05-20-2008 02:39:05 | More by Ooter
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

750mL corked bottle poured into a tulip glass. Great appearance: hazy deep golden color with a massive white head that has excellent retention. Funky aroma with earth, mustiness, yeast, and citrus. The flavor has yeast and citrus with some spices and a little earthiness. Well carbonated, fairly light body, and a dry finish. Very drinkable, this is a great saison.

08-09-2010 21:49:44 | More by chickenm
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle opened on 5.22.13

L12132C
14.51.45

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention.

S - Lemon, wheat, floral, a bit skunky.

T - Bannana, light wheat, subtle lemon, wild grass and flowers.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Soft and light saison with some nice floral tones.

06-10-2013 04:32:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

An iconic beer I am drinking thanks to mtomlins, as I missed the LCBO release this year and therefore the chance to tick it off my "beer bucket list". Not a beer style I choose often, but that may well change if this is released in Ontario again next year - this is an excellent saison.

Pours a dusty golden colour with amber hues in the deepest part of this stemmed tulip. Has a reasonable white head that doesn't leave as much lacing as I'd expected. Delightful aroma of bananas and biscuity bread, with enough spiciness to be interesting but not overwhelmingly cloved. Well balanced taste features the Belgian yeast more prevalently, but is again not unpleasantly one dimensional. There are enough malted grains to support the banana and coriander without being overpowered, and a respectably clean bitterness in the finish.

11-15-2013 01:24:24 | More by hopsolutely
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy straw color. The head is three fingers high, white in color, and bubbly as hell. Retention is alright for the style, and it leaves behind a lot of lacing on the glass.

S: I first want to say LOL, green bottles. I secondly want to say this hasn't been skunked to fuck and back. Unfortunately, there is some skunk here still. Of course, I'm also getting earthen funk, lemon, cream, sesame seed (similar to Foret), and citrus. The aroma is nice, but it could have been so much better without the skunk.

T: Plain and simple, 100% classic saison goodness. At first, I get a ton of fresh orange and grapefruit. This builds into its bready yet balanced finish. Herbaceous qualities appear after a while. I have to be brutally honest here - it's just skunked enough where the hops impart a delicate bitterness that invites further chugging (err, I mean sipping...yeah, that's what I said) I'm not even missing the unique flavors I got out of Foret (read: sesame seed), it's so damn good.

M: The powerful carbonation helps give it an airy density, yet a dry finish all at the same time. It actually has a medium body and a creamy texture along side its parching back end. A touch of lingering sweetness helps its great balance even further.

O: This beer is classic for a reason (well, when it's not skunked...), and that's because it's so damn effortless and perfectly balanced. The more good saisons I drink, the more I absolutely adore the style - I don't even care that this was a bit skunked. I will buy the hell out of this beer as long as I know I'm getting it fresh.

06-29-2014 19:34:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ricke

Sweden

4.15/5  rDev -1%

A: Pale golden orange, slightly hazy. An enormous ivory-colored fluffy head with great retention settles into chunky lacings.

S: Perhaps the quintessential meaning of "Belgian character". Very fresh with plenty of sweet and slightly tart citric notes. Earthy yeast, malts and white bread.

T: Sweetness up front (lemon peel, oranges, red apples). Some semi-tart fruity notes as well. Firm bready malt foundation, earthy and spicy yeast. A very rustic, yet refreshing taste. Some earthy notes. A slightly dry finish with a pleasant bitterness, floral grassy hops, white pepper, spices and some alcohol.

M: Medium body, plenty of carbonation, but still not overly carbonated. A well suited mouthfeel considering the overall character.

D: A great beer and a classic saison, perhaps the best in it's style. Very drinkable and refreshing, yet full of flavors.

05-10-2009 22:39:27 | More by ricke
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Saoson Dupont 6.5% alcohol Belgian Farmhouse Ale. Poured into German Becker.(22oz.) 750ml bottle cork date 02/2009. Cellered since 01/02/2010.

A- Pours a yellow to slighly tinted orange in the middle of the fluid with heavy haze and loose sediment floating freely. Massive carbonation dances in the glass with beautiful two plus inch head that stays around for the whole beer that looks like active yeast fermenting. Leaves pillows of thick lacing up and down glass.

S- Fresh Belgian yeast with hints of grassy hops upfront. Second is a mixture of lemon zest and a slight scent of tart apple.

T-M- Taste is bold with thick flavors of warm hay, acidic grass, crisp grains and funky yeast. All and all a nice taste for the style, light but heavily drinkable. Notes of lemon and slight fresh apple peel are in the backbone of this brew. Mouthfeel is light to medium due to the dry and acidic feel that tingles and dances over the tongue with plenty of carbonation rolling with it.

D- Hell yeah its drinkable but for the price drinkable on the right occation like an into to friends or a high end dinner to freshin the palete with rich foods.

03-05-2010 05:36:11 | More by wesbrownyeah
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1%

On draught at the Blue Monk in Buffalo.

Poured into a Dupont nonic glass. Murky golden, big billowing head with great retention and nice lacing.

Nose is pure saison delight: wheat, herbal hops, a bit of funk, spices, lemon zest and honey.

A damned tasty saison, light and refreshing on this hottest of days. Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Paired with a nice braised rib sandwich, which really brought out the honey flavour here. Not too funky, and the yeast is kept in check. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, sticky.

Just an all around delightful brew, and a great showcase of the style. Refreshing as all get out.

07-18-2012 18:45:04 | More by JohnnyBarman
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Saison Dupont glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow with Champagne-like bubbles and head, and some lacing.

Smell: Citrus, banana, spice, overall Belgian funkiness.

Taste: Peppery, with strong citrus and fruit notes. Nice hop bitterness comes through to the end.

Feel: Light body with relatively high carbonation. Very dry and wine-like.

Drinkability: Exceedingly refreshing and easy to drink, but with loads of flavor.

06-15-2009 03:18:48 | More by bsp77
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elliot23

Montana

4.15/5  rDev -1%

750ml bottle. Easy to polish off one of these by yourself.

A. The head is straight redonkulous! Nice and white, very rocky, with great lacing and retention. The color is like a misty golden morning. Nice!

S. Funky, straight up. I get earth, grass, wet barn, and some sour funk that I can't put my finger on. A little bit of a turn of with that.

T. Glorious. I use this Saison as a bench mark for all others with this style. Great balance and spiciness. Very crisp flavors of sour fruits. A good hop bitterness finishes this out.

M. A nice strong carbonation. Very crisp. This one has a great lingering finish. A somewhat light beer.

D. I could probably put back to 750mm bottles without breaking a sweat. This is one of the more perfect beers for all occasions.

07-22-2010 03:43:24 | More by elliot23
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beveritt

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Presentation: Poured from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Label is a green background with a yellow and white checked field bordered in red, very iconic. No clear freshness date, although there is a code inked on the front label.

Appearance: Pours with 3 fingers of nearly pure white head. This settles extremely slowly leaving behind spotty areas of lacing. The beer itself is a hazy honey with a dense stream of bubbles rushing up from the nucleation site. Non compact sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Honey sweet malt with an underlying tartness of citrus. Hints of nutty earthiness.

Taste: Slightly sweet and honey like upfront, though still light and crisp. Sour and tart near the finish. Some mild hop bitterness lingers after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Average to slightly lower than average carbonation level. Body is excellent.

Drinkability: A classic beer that I have waited to long to sample. My wife brought this home from Chicago for me, knowing enough about what I have had to pick something up that I haven't.

06-23-2009 00:40:52 | More by beveritt
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -1%

I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this faithful staple, it is one of the rare quality imports widely available in Québec. And at ~6$

Appearance: Peachy orange, with an incredible pearly white meringue that frothed off like a bubble bath. Fantastic!

Smell: Saison 101: Corky, musky and yeasty, it smells like sourdough bread, shredded wheat, a crapload of spices and just enough booze to bring it all together.

Taste: Good carbonation and grainy, wheaty mouthfeel, the aftertaste is very yeasty, like dipping a freshly baked baguette in a little white wine and a zest of orange.

08-04-2005 00:30:48 | More by Goldorak
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Vec2267

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -1%

A - cloudy pale yellow, prodigious stick foam, beautiful stuff

S - musty (wet hay) at the pop of the cork (and quite a pop), coriander dominates as the beer settles

T - coriander, grain, ginger, fruity but quite dry

M - light and crisp

O - the musty funk adds a delicate twang to this beer, very complex, well integrated, nothing dominates

07-22-2012 02:50:54 | More by Vec2267
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JAA

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -1%

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a small wine glass(couldn't find my goblet).

Pours a vibrant golden yellow with what is usually an enormous pillowy white head, but this time i was very careful on the pour. Anyhow, the head didn't stick around very long this time.

Very lightly fruity on the nose, also quite strong in the Belgian yeasty odor.

Taste lightly fruity(apples or pears), a bit of pepper and of course, yeast.

Mouthfeel is spicy and well carbonated. overall pretty drinkable. I'll probably finish the bottle by myself tonight.

04-06-2009 21:13:43 | More by JAA
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trep

West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1%

2005 on the cork.

Huge explosive head bubbles up from a slow pour, similar to that of Duvel. Massive creamy head is jagged and rocky. Jiggles like our beer-guts while doing jumping jacks. Leaves some sexy lacing along the top of the glass. Cloudy golden body with a few flecks of yeast in suspension. Very enticing.

Smells of honey, alcohol, fruity, and spices that I can't distinguish. Smells about like a Belgian Tripel.

Has sort of an apple bitterness that dries out the inside of your mouth. Very fruity in the taste. An incredibly refreshing beer that leaves you wanting more. Sweet malty backbone with a little alcohol kick somewhere in there.

I would say this one performing a balancing act between thick and thin. Nearly perfect, every sip leaves you wanting more.

Incredibly solid beer. Only the second I've had in the style, and to be honest it reminds me alot of a Belgian Golden Pale Ale, similar in many ways to Duvel, but with the complexity of a Tripel.

05-15-2006 23:50:56 | More by trep
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,210 ratings.