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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,285 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,285
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | 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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Photo of Schmaltzy
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Schmaltzy, Nov 18, 2009
Photo of HappyHourHero
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

HappyHourHero, Jan 16, 2004
Photo of Rainintheface
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Rainintheface, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of david131
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

david131, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of mactrail
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

mactrail, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of LevitatedEep
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

LevitatedEep, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of OnThenIn
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

OnThenIn, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of martymoat
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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

martymoat, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of Finn
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Finn, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of levon15
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

levon15, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of BretSikkink
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

BretSikkink, Jun 19, 2008
Photo of IronCitySteve
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

IronCitySteve, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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

wordemupg, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of Krevee
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Krevee, May 14, 2010
Photo of Goliath
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Goliath, Aug 15, 2008
Photo of kbub6f
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

kbub6f, Feb 17, 2003
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured into a tumbler.

A - Very nice bright golden straw color with some good yellow haze and a nice 1 inch head that is very dense and nice and sticky. Very similar to the bottled version.

S - Very nice fruit sweet smells along with a nice yeast aroma as expected. Smells very fresh and grassy almost funky. Nice grain and some hop as well.

T - Tart fruit hints of front that mellow out into a nice malty and grainy sweetness. Some wine and pear hints as well as some clove round out the sweet profile. Similar to the bottle but fresher still and a little sweeter but still with a nice bitter and dry finish. Very delicious.

M - Nice and fluffy mouthfeel medium body with nice profile and good CO2. Refreshing and very drinkable and nice ABV.

JoEBoBpr, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
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.

drabmuh, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of ckeegan04
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.

ckeegan04, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of gr0g
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.

gr0g, May 26, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
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!

Evil_Pidde, May 07, 2011
Photo of rapidsequence
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.

rapidsequence, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of thepeter
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.

thepeter, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of BeerFink
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.

BeerFink, Jun 19, 2005
Photo of Reagan1984
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.

Reagan1984, Jul 09, 2008
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,285 ratings.