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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,514
Reviews: 1,471
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 203
Gots: 299 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of beerluvr
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a towering white head which takes quite some time to settle over the super yeast sedimented pale orangey-golden liquid. Nose is loaded with "horse blanket" aromas and fruitiness mingling with a light maltiness and yeastiness. The taste is wonderfully light bodied and hoppy, with lots of fruity overtones coupled with an effervescent carbonation makes this a very refreshing and tasty (and winning)combination. Thge finish is damm near perfect, with the fruity/sweet flavors morphing into a gorgeously hoppy, dry long finish...this is one outstanding Saison, if you see it, try it!

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

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.

Photo of EliotRosewater
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter, enjoyed with dahl soup.
A:Tame pour yields 3 fingers of head. Cloudy, beautiful gold color, some particles on bottom. The head is tight and shapely.
S: Fruity, estery alcohol. Grass-like hoppiness, and spicy raisin smells. Upon deep sniffing and contemplation I smell berry, maybe strawberry, and a phenolic banana and clove.
T: Crisp and fruity, like a bite of a cool apple. Definite tart apple taste.
M: Has a great level of carbonation, but finishes hard in the back, center of my tongue.
D: Refreshing!

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!

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.

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

Photo of Rodan
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Lightly cloudy golden color. This beer is really alive. The effervescence is tempestuous, but beautiful to observe. The label calls the head "rocky". I wouldn't disagree.

Smell: A little barnyard, some lemon.

Taste: There is a lot going on here. I get some of the horse blanket, and some pencil lead bitterness, but nearing the bottom of the glass there is a distinct rock candy presence. I have a feeling you could taste this beer a dozen times and find a different flavor note each time. I look forward to the next bottle.

It has a bit of an oily mouthfeel. It leaves you tasting this beer long after you put down the glass.

I'd like to try it with some food next time. It's nice on it's own, but it seems like a real food beer. Good stuff.

Photo of haazer
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- Pour yields a thick foamy white head. The brew is a fizzy carbonated concoction, gold and hazy yellow. The head settles to a nice white cap. Seems to have some sediment.

S- Fruity aroma in the front of nose. Fruits include apples, banana and some citrus. I do smell some hay and little funk notes. Slight tingle of phenols.

T- Taste starts as the nose did with fruit on the palatte first but only briefly. It moves to very earthy flavors is how I'd describe it. It is somewhat of a dry floral taste. The finish is incredibly crisp and dry.

M- Fairly crisp, astringent and dry. Very nice carbonation felt on the tongue. Body is light to medium, which helps the drinkability because of the dryness.

O- A complex beer. Add more funk and sour and this would remind me of the oude gueze I had recently. Looking forward to more saisons. This is worth a try and will have again.

Photo of mactrail
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of jgippe
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mmess65
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of juanny
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great classic saison right out of Belgium. The bottle popped off like champagne revealing a nice opaque golden ale with plenty of carbonation. The nose had some earthy phenols with mild sweetness. I did not think of it smelling pear-like, but now that I see other people describe it that way I certainly agree.

Taste was very good, the earthy phenols from the Belgium yeast come out right away, along with a gentle dosage of hops, with leads to a somewhat wheaty, cleanly malted taste and finishes with the hint of fruity sweetness and earthy flavors again. This saison has a smooth satisfying mouthfeel and a real crisp, bubbly finish that makes you go "Ahhh!" and want some more.

This is not the must unique of flavor-laden saison out there, but has a fine balance and was a fine drink on a summer evening on the porch, I found.

Photo of DoctorDog
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml bottle into a wine glass.

A- Hazy golden/straw. Pours with 2+ fingers of white head, which fade slowly, leaving ample lacing.

S- Peppery, spicy notes, lemon peel, and Belgian yeast.

T- Lightly spicy/peppery, mild pear/apple fruity sweetness, distinct "Belgian yeast." Nice profile.

M- Crisp with moderately high carbonation. Medium to slightly light feel.

D- Good. Quite easy drinking; solid on all fronts.

Future outlook: Happy to have again, and would like to try with some age on it.

Photo of DelMontiac
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This GREEN (strangely enough) 750 mL bottel was dated 02/10. Poured a hazy light honey golden lemon color. Attentive, slow, even pour yielded a massive snow-white head that hangs on for the duration of the glass. Bubbles ranging in sizes from 1cm to microscopic. This head has super strength like you could walk on it! It forms very interesting peaks with each sip. Lacing is 3D, cloudlike, thick, peaked, and clumped with areas of total clearing. Literally looks like fluffy clouds drifting by.

Aroma: Lemon/lime zest out of the shute. Grapefruit at the end of the breath. Some sweetness with honey-like traits. Quite pleasant. Mouth-watering, no doubt.

Taste: The lemon/lime on the palate as well. Sweet and sour at the same time. Some slightly bitter hoppy notes on the finish. I thought it would be more pungent, but still nice.

Mouthfeel: One word - creamy. Micro bubbles make this very nice on the palate. Bursting with bubbles. Goes down like ice cream. I dig.

Drinkability: Very refreshing. The high carbonation of this Saison will not leave your gut with much room if drinking from a bomber. Enjoyable, nonetheless.

Overall: Get some. No regrets. Good price.

Photo of DovaliHops
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden straw color with a large white head that takes quite some time before it goes down. Scent is nice farmhouse funk with a bit of skunkiness. There is also a lot of fruit and bread aromas. Taste is just like it smells, except with some pleasant bitterness. The citrus really comes through in the taste with the barnyard funk. Some grainy flavors with a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice and medium-bodied with a smooth, crisp finish. Drinkability is quite high, especially on a warm summer day. Overall, I absolutely love saisons, however, this is not my absolute favorite. It is up there though in the top 10 or 20.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,514 ratings.