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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,080 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,080
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 183 | FT: 11
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002)
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JJBlanche

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden, cloudy with a large head that recedes slowly. Nice looking.

S: The first hit I get right out of the bottle nose is that Heineken smell of semi-skunk...the result of alpha acid exposure to light (from the green glass 750ml). Fortunately that just seemed like the initial burst from the uncorking, and it mellows into something nicer. Mild spice, some sweetness, but still a little skunk in the background. Get amber bottles (like pictured here on Beer Advocate) if you can.

T: Better than it smells. Starts off kind of grassy, fading into mild alcohols, then some pleasant fruit on the upper palate. Kind of earthy and boozy. I like it. Gets better as it warms.

M: Bites just enough up front from carbonation, then gets slick. Tis good.

O: This is a pretty rad beer. Unique, but at this price there're other brews I'd probably rather buy. I could see myself ordering it if I'm in the right mood...and it's pretty classy when it comes down to it. Get it to impress a lady.

Also had this on tap (I think it was on tap) at Father's Office in Culver City. Was better than the bottle I got at Whole Foods.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 07:25:15 | More by JJBlanche
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expensive so I hope it lives up to the hype.

brownish orane hue, very hazy/cloudy with tiny flecks floating in it. Mine must have been a bit too cool as the head retention was only so so.

Sweet pear/aprocot aroma with a hint of caramel apple.

Tart and crisp up front. Then it gets really interesting. Toasted butter toffee, some hop bite followed by a caramized sugarness. Quite the rollercoaster for the taste buds. Finish is semi-dry and bitter. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

I found it to be only ok in the mouthfeel dept. A bit thinner than I expected.

Could have more than a few of these to my detriment I am sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 01:56:36 | More by Shadman
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice honey like golden and blond yellow very cloudy with a large bright white head that clings to the glass the whole time.

Smell very spicy earthy, citrus,wheat and grain as well. Very strong aroma.

Taste of zesty lemon notes smooth on the palate very dry finish. Incredibly easy to drink with alot of different characteristics through out.

Mouth feel is carbonated and medium body goes down pretty dry.

Not very familiar with Saison style beers but I really enjoyed the earthy spicy characteristics. I will be drinking this again and would suggest to anyone interested in belgian beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 04:57:55 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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Tupperwolf

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rather picturesque amber capped with an inch of stark white head that has great retention. I poured into my Rochefort chalice, and have no doubt that pouring into a tulip would result in one big-ass head. The head is like the fluff on top of a latte, and clings to the glass all around.

Herbal scents build on top of a dry fruitiness. Over-ripe pear, just a little mango. It's a little dusty smelling.

The flavor is very dry, but gently fruity. Refreshing fruitiness, a kind of biting pear and orange - herbs, grain, dust.

Smooth, crisp - dry without being too dry. Round, fluffy, with a crisp finish that leaves behind saaz hop flavors without much sticky sensation.

Saisons are a good Belgian style. They were the first Belgian I ever tried, and this doesn't dissappoint after warming properly.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2006 04:49:11 | More by Tupperwolf
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xgrigorix

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Cork designates it as 2003 vintage.

Bright hazy yellow. Topped by an incredible, white mousse like head, that retains pretty well.

Bright fruity aroma, intense herbal notes, & a nifty bit of barnyardy funk.

Sweetness up front, some interesting fruitiness. Loads of spicy yeast character, along with some sour barnyard funk flavours. Dry herb flavoured finish. Light-medium body, rugged carbonation. Quite refreshing & quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2004 17:19:49 | More by xgrigorix
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rye726

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Backcounty in Nederland. Pours a hazy yellow with a lacy beige head. The nose has candy malts, citrus fruits and a bit of funky yeast. Taste is a bit more mellow, but still quite good. Very well balanced. Crisp medium body suits style. Would pair well with most any meal.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 17:13:00 | More by rye726
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Dapuma

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very crisp dry beer, with a bit of hopiness on the background - overall very drink able

In my opinion this is the Saison beer to base all comparisons off of - the more farmhouse ale's I try the more I come back to this particular beer - I would not mind quite so many IBU and have a bit less hopiness on the back end

Champagne like and I agree with other review that it is a nice way to cut high fat content foods like Pork Belly

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 06:01:12 | More by Dapuma
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edmundfitzoil

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont poured from a 375 ml. green glass bottle with a brewed into my tulip glass.

I might have overly vigorously poured this beer, the head reach a white height of over three inches of big bubbled, craggy goodness. Lively carbonation endlessly zinged up through the slightly cloudy, dull yellow liquid. Saison Dupont left intermittent rings of fine lacing around the glass. The beer's nose was of spices with fine touches of citrussy fruitiness. The beer's taste was light, summery, and citrussy, with hints of spices with a dry, almost crisp finish. This is a drinkable beer, that I enjoyed at a slightly cooler than cellar temperature. This is a beer for the summer months, with some nice cheese. Quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 05:52:41 | More by edmundfitzoil
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arizcards

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at BevMo in late August for $4.99

Beer poured a beautiful cloudy pale yellow body that produced a large foamy white head. Nose is a great blend of Belgian yeast, fruity citrus, and floral hops. Taste is dominant of Belgian yeast upfront with fruity citrus finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and is extremely smooth. It is nicely carbonated. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 01:27:54 | More by arizcards
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Fux

France

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden color, limpid. Lots of carbonation. Huge white long lasting head.

S: Herbal, spicy. Also funky.

T: The attack on the palate is frank and sharp, at the same time acid and bitter. Then, the taste follows the nose with herbal, fruity but also spicy flavors. The bitterness does not linger very much. Yeasts are clearly dominating. Finishes very dry.

M: High carbonation responsible of the frank attack. Very refreshing.

O: A good shot. Representative of the style. Easy to drink (good carbonation, no excessive bitterness, low alcohol), but not watery and really flavorful. The (slight) funky aspect may surprise while looking for something more fruity however. Overall, a beer to consume on regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 21:05:38 | More by Fux
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billshmeinke

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Heineken pint glass

A: Pours murky gold with a 3 finger head. The head remains throughout (about 2 cm). Very impressive lacing.

S: Smells of green apple, some sweetness accompanied with spice, and some yeasty funk.

T: Sour green apple, biscuit, funky belgian yeast and spice.

M: Pretty highly carbonated, but nice. The mouthfeel adds to the spice. It is also quite refreshing as one would expect a saison to be.

D: Easy drink. It's great, try it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2009 06:54:33 | More by billshmeinke
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impending

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip. Opens with an impressive pffft as if we are celebrating something special which in this case is simply this brew. Pours a hazy orange mango color. Massive head slowly recedes leaving clumps of clouds hanging, not lacing, clouds !

Saison scent, as complex as any can be.

Just the right amount of tart with a clean dry finish. Key for me is the phenols as they are very much part of the defining flavor but don't veer towards the medicinal variety.

Farmhouse Ale, I like how that sounds, very inviting !
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 22:31:32 | More by impending
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dnichols

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a 375 ml bottle into a chilled Dupont Saison glass.

A: The body is a opaque, creamy and lemony yellow that is reminiscent of a lemon cream soda. The head was amazingly abundant…a full four fingers that continued to be generated for several minutes after I poured the beer into my glass. The head is bone white, sticky and it lasted forever. I prefer a little less head but the white head on the lemony body reminded me of my grandmothers lemon mirage pie…yummy.

S: The aroma is a perfumy floral complemented by a lemony citrus odor.

T: It is a bit tart and sour with a white pepper aftertaste. There is a mellow herbal sweetness with a bite of a lemon rind. There is a green grass bitter flavor that comes forward and dominates but the aggressive carbonation and lemony freshness clean the palate and leave a refreshing taste inviting the next sip.

M: It has a creamy smoothness despite the heavy bite of carbonation and dryness from the alcohol. This Saison is medium-bodied and very silky it reminds me of a Belgium Witbier.

D: This is nice smooth beer that went down quite well. It is a very drinkable Saison that is best suited for a mid-summer afternoon pool party

Comment: I enjoy Saisons as a change of pace from other Belgiums. This is a very refreshing beer that belongs in the lineup for summer parties and picnics.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 04:13:07 | More by dnichols
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GatorBeerNerd

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden color with the largest head I ever recall on a beer. The head retains very well leaving a good amount of lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: The farmhouse in the style is comes through in the aroma. It smells like a field of harvested grain that is slightly musty following a rain. A hint of Belgian yeast smell mixes in nicely.

T: It is very crisp with what seems like some sort of spicing that seems to add to the refreshing taste. There is a slight bitterness to it that disappears to a clean finish when consumed. This is one of the more tasty saisons I have had.

M: Very heavily carbonated as expected after the large aggressive head after the pour. It is thinner than I usually prefer from a beer, but I think its appropriate for the style. It has a nice clean finish.

D: The only thing that reduces the session characteristics of this one for me is the huge amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 02:58:38 | More by GatorBeerNerd
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on Christmas day.

Appearance: semi-opaque, lemon-yellow. Off-white 2 finger head that stays for lunch. Thick lacing.

Smell: Belgian funk is in town. Yeasty, citrus-y (lemons); earthy.

Taste: Light, crisp, clean with a lemon-y citrus bite. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy; frothy. Some of the best carbonation I've tasted.

Overall: A pure, excellent saison. Even better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 21:27:38 | More by brewskifan55
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dasenebler

Maine

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750mL bottle this beer pours a clear golden hue, with one of those big ol' Belgian heads. Clumpy, rocky and beautiful. Huge lacing.

Aroma is funky and spicy. Unique and pungent.

Flavor is mellow compared to aroma, with notes of clove, grapefruit and vanilla. More funky and spicy than fruity, with a good dose of bitterness. Not sweet, but dry. Kind of reminds me of a baby Duvel. Brilliant creamy moutfeel, and very drinkable and refreshing at 6.5 percent. The classic Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 05:51:34 | More by dasenebler
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fields336

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork says 2011 so i'm going with that. SN Tulip
A: cork was popped, loud pop, the pour is effervescent and reminicent of champagne. HUGE 4 finger head on it. cloudy golden looking beer, with awesome carbonation from the bottle conditioning.lacing is great, head recedes slowly,

S: Sweet honey, pear or white grape skin, barnyard funkiness, wheat malt, earthy, floral, lemon zest, herbs, slight skunk (Green bottle) slight tartness

T: phenols from the yeast, clove, honey and herbs with a floral hop presence, slight skunk (Barely noticeable) and bready malt backbone. slight tartness on the finish,

M: Medium bodied from the wheat malt but a bone dry finish makes this one an easy drinker. Delicious

O: Highly recommended. this is on the top of my short list for summer beers and its easy availability makes it even better. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 00:48:11 | More by fields336
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dgilks

Australia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with visible yeast clusters. Huge marshmallow white head with great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Spicy cinnamon and clove aroma with green apple. A little bit musty.

This initially hits as a well balanced beer. A spicy, well rounded flavour is followed immediately by solid bitterness. This is dry and just a little bit tart. Quite complex but with a number of flavours being clearly dominant and others struggling to get through.

Medium body and high carbonation create a refreshing, crisp beer.

Refreshing, tasty and interesting, Saison Dupont offers a lot to the punter. It is also a relatively good deal for the price.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 09:39:09 | More by dgilks
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage, and my first ever saison. Very carbonated, pours light gold and cloudy. Subtle aromas of yeast, herbs, vanilla, licorice, and toasted marshmallow. An interesting combination of bitter and sour flavors. Clean finishing and dangerously drinkable. The light mouthfeel was quite appropriate to the style. I was impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 18:58:18 | More by fisherman34
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aristeros

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Pours a deep gold, cloudy with a small amount of carbonation visible. A vigorous pour yielded about five fingers of head with good retention and lacing all the way down the glass.

A complex, mildly assertive nose yields a lot of fruity aromas, and also a strong current of citrus, coriander, light bubblegum, and some 'musty basement.' The last is sort of like a Euro lager funk meets St. Peter's English Ale and better than it sounds.

Hop bitterness concentrates in the head. The beer is light to medium-bodied, slightly sour to start but giving way to a sweet basket of fruits. There's a higher level of carbonation, to be expected in a lower gravity beer with wheat in the grist. The finish is crisp like a hefe, but with a dry aftertaste.

Alcohol level is reasonable, and the beer is interesting and light enough to be sessionable if you could get your hands on several.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2010 00:04:00 | More by aristeros
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one delicious and easy-drinking beer. Lots going on, and not just a session drinker. I could drink this all summer long and not feel I'm just consuming malt, yeast, and hops. Just the right amount of bitterness and lots of flavor, flowers and fruits. This is one of my favorite Saison's. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 03:55:32 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Came in a green "champagne" style 750ml bottle. Served in a chalice.

A: Pours a rich gold color with ample, voluminous soapy off white head that stands a few minutes before dissipating to a thin sheet with minimal lacing.

S: Has a champagne effervescence, smells a bit dry but also sweet. Grapes, honey, yeast, hops, spices, permeates the aroma.

T: Is a bit dry, slight sweetness but is a bit bitter as well, has good amount of hops too it, but i can also pick up on yeast, hops, citrus peels, white grapes.

M: Has a medium body with good amounts of carbonation, has a champagne feel to it.

O: This was good, but it was quite pricey. Not sure if it was worth the money to me but it was a pretty good saison though I do prefer the darker Belgian varieties.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 23:52:51 | More by Mavigo
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Family Dog in Atlanta. I was shocked to see I hadn’t reviewed this beer.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of light malts with hints of grass. Also present are mild amounts of green apples and leafy hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though not as robust. Light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by slight green apple and pear flavors. Midway through the sip the fruit flavors fade a bit and grassy and leafy hops flavors work their way into things. The light malts and hops carry through to a crisp and mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It’s got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I consider this beer quintessential for the style. Nothing overdone and with everything in its place. Worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 20:21:47 | More by glid02
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fluffy, egg-white head rose atop a cloudy golden body as I poured this into a wine goblet. There was a lot for my nose to decipher: grapefruit, black pepper and yeast were the most apparent aromas coming from this complex brew.

The taste started sweet and fruity — with an almost banana-like quality you expect in a hefe. It gave way to a citric grapefruit sensation in the middle and finished spicy and peppery.

I discovered this light-bodied, nicely carbonated brew toward the end of our (too short) summer, and I'm looking forward to sipping it on a few hot days next year.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2006 10:55:29 | More by vanrassel
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Metropole

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through.

S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper.

T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish.

M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice.

D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 12:50:14 | More by Metropole
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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