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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 212
Gots: 330 | FT: 9
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of orangesol
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at Shady McGrady's into a snifter.

A - Pours cloudy straw yellow with a nice pillow of half finger tall head leaving little wisps of lacing down the glass.

S - I don't think the smokey bar helped this one much. I could barely make it out but I got some light Belgian yeast, ripe fruit, earthy funk and a solid herbal backbone.

T - Plenty of Belgian yeast and earthy funk mix well with some nice light fruitiness and a tiny bit of light malt. Not as spicy as I thought it would be but it is still in there. Finish has lots of lingering bready yeast. Still one of my all time favorite beers.

M - Medium-light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A pleasant mix of chewy and dry in the feel. Finish is very chewy with most of it lingering for some time after consumption.

D - Pretty high. One of the all time best, I could drink a few of these on a warm summer day no problem. It is light yet still complex and very tasty.

Photo of IPAcraig
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the 21 beers I brought back from Belgium. Enjoying this while watching You, Me, & Dupree. The wife liked the movie, but not the beer.

25cl bottle poured into my De Garre Snifter.

A - Pours a nice hazy gold, with a two finger cloudy creamy head

S - Smells of sweet coriander with a bready yeast aroma. A tinge of sourness as well. Perhaps a touch of honey as well.

T - Doughy but sweet. Very subtle flavors, but there is a lot in there. The beer gets bolder as it warms. The yeast flavor is very "tripelish" and welcomed. A touch of sourness on the back of the tounge with a very faint bitterness as well.

M - Light and crisp, nicely carbonated; a lot, but not too much.

D - Excellent. This beer is extremely drinkable. A bit surprising they serve it in such small bottles.

Photo of dbauer
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of hungryghost
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, light orange pour with a fluffy white head that leaves plenty of lace behind.
Nice aroma of citrus, pepper and other spices.
Loaded with flavors, this ale changes as it passes through your mouth. Yeast, orange and lemon, great spiciness, a hint of hops and still room for a tiny amount of fruit sweetness. Each sip is the same but different. Excellent.
Mouthfeel is creamy, refreshing, crisp.
Would be very easy to have another, if I had more than one...

Photo of pootz
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Revisiting this clasic farmhouse ale after a couple of seasons. I had forgotten how great one of these tart spicey fruity ales tastes on a hot summer day.

Poured a clouded honey color ale with the Dupont signature monstrous billowy cap. Lively with natural carbonation, lots of little yeast "floaters" in this drink.

Wonderful aroma of spice, mustiness and some sweet fruits. Chewy-musty malts mingle with pear-apricot some berry tastes, attenuated hop citrus and spices..finish is long but dry with lots of berry tastes...all this with very little trace of sweetness, but without being sour or astringent. A well made ale. Still tops for summer sipping...

Photo of Fuller
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

cloudy pale yellow in color with a big, thick fluffy head that has good retention and leaves a lot of lacing all around the glass.

smell of citrus, mostly lemon. Also some grassy floral and spice.

Starts out sour with some fruity bitterness followed by some sweet maltiness and wheat flavors. All work great together to make a very smooth drink.

Excellent beer. Easy drinker. I will definitely be having this beer many, many more times.

Photo of Onenote81
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a goblet-style glass. Pours a murky gold. A thick, lustrous off-white head lingers on top. Good sticky lacing on the glass. Scents of yeast, pineapple, and some light peppery spiciness tingling the nose.

Carbonation level is moderate-to-high, but this beer doesn't feel harsh in any way. The finish is actually quite mellow and smooth. I notice some white pepper in the flavor along with some tart yeast, slightly puckering fruits, and mild wood notes on the back end. This is a great Saison. Took me much too long to try this one. Great beer.

Photo of booga73
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Photo of jtell
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really tasty beer. Appearance is a hazy straw color that pours a real nice head. Head sticks around as well. Smell is really different. Yeasty and sort of musty. Taste is the same. Very unique, refreshing and really difficult to put a finger on. Mouthfeel is rich and carbonated. Drinkability is very good. The alcohol is low and the flavors are so unique that you keep going back for more. I would highly recommend this. They also make an organic version that is good.

Photo of beertunes
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into long stem wine glass (I didn't have my regular glassware available). Poured a cloudy medium yellow with just about a half-inch of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

Upon opening the bottle the aroma was strongly skunky. After pouring the skunk went away and I was left with a pleasant combination of yeast and spice in the nose. Not as earthy as I had expected. The flavors were almost exactly what I had expected. Very yeasty and spicy with a more earthy taste than the aroma had promised. A pleasant tangyness on the finish.

The body was light and well rounded. The beer had a very carbonated presence on the tongue and finished cleanly. Drinkability was very good, this makes a great companion for your afternoon's diversions.

If you're just discovering this style, this is a must drink. If you're familiar with this style, you know how great this beer is.

Photo of jettjon
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Caged cork “pops” out announcing the pour from this 750ml bottle. Lemon nose is immediately evident upon uncorking. Into the cervoise, the huge, Champaign-like head overwhelms the pour, taking up 75% of the glass. The head is fed by a feverishly bubbling yellow-translucent pour. The head sticks around for a ridiculous amount of time and leaves huge chunks of foam and lacing behind. Be very careful on the pour or you’ll be waiting a long time to enjoy! Nose is powerful, no need to sniff around here. Lemon-rind citrus wafts up from the glass. Get down in there and you’ll smell coriander and yeast, making for a delightful, light nose, promising a fine light bodied beer. One of the best smelling beers I’ve encountered, and probably the best on a light bodied beer. Taste does not disappoint. Spicey coriander balanced against a minty flavor, then a rush of bitter on the finish, which fades away, leaving a clean mouth. Watery, highly carbonated, yet smooth mouthfeel, enjoyable. Drinkability is outstanding: great smell, great taste, goes down easy. The only down side is that it is really overly carbonated, so let it settle.

Overall: My second exposure to the Saison style, I was hugely impressed. Comparable to a great tripel or white ale. Highly recommended.

Photo of brendan13
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a tulip glass a very cloudy dark golden/orange with almost an inch of fluffy white head that slowly falls away leaving lots of patchy lacing.
S - A very earthy, spicy aroma dominates with some ripe fruit touches.
T - Also very earthy in the taste. Some peach/pear hints and a slightly grainy, biscuity maltiness.
M - Light to medium bodied with a pretty high level of carbonation.
D - A very tasty, very refreshing Saison. 6.5%ABV is a bit high to make it a session beer but a few on a hot Summers day wouldn't be out of order. Then again tonight is a cold Winter night and it's still pretty good.

Photo of Graham21
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

needed to cool her down fast, left her in the freezer too long, the damn cork flew off by itself, about put my fuckin
eye out.

Two finger head at first disspating to good lacing. color is bright yellowish golden with a little orange. hazy( good n cloudy.

The nose is perfumy, a little alcoholic, grape fruity, raisins/grapes, earthy tones, spices; very fresh smelling.

Tastes bitter, buttery, sour, citrusy, finshes bitter and sweet. the malt and yeast is very present

Photo of hossua34
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Radiant, alive-looking golden orange. Opaque, dense color. Has a generous head that lingers forever. Some flecks of visible sediment.

S - Candied oranges, yeast, anise and a touch of mint. Grapefruit hoppiness. Very complex smell. Unfortunately, also the slightest hint of a skunked smell. But not bad at all.

T - Flavor is buttery, oaky, yeasty oranges and alcohol. A little bit of a hoppy, citrusy tang.

M- Smooth and thick. Excellent mouthfeel.

D - Not as good as Hennepin, but still an excellent saison. Miles ahead of Grassroots Ale (gag me). The slight stench of skunk was a little bit disappointing - perhaps this would be even better if fresher?

Photo of wiseguy142
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy bright yellow with lots of visible, rushing carbonation and in insane head. Both retention and lacing are excellent.

The first thing I noticed about the aroma when I popped the cork was it was skunked. I've kept this in the dark since I bought it so I blame the beer store. I doubt a Saison is supposed to smell skunked. It's interesting to see tha tthe gree bottles really do make a big difference. Other than the skunked aroma, you can pick up on light Belgian yeast. Lighter than you'd fin in a Dubble or anything. Very crisp and refreshing smelling.

Taste is.. hmm. I've been drinking stouts for the past few days so this is quite a change. Very light yet assertive, a bit of cardboard. Light.. like a half witbier/dubble with a refreshing fruityness like standing in the produce isle of the grocery store. Champagne-dry and finishing amazingly clean. It's actually scary how clean it finishes.. I've never had anything like it.

Super peppery and refreshing carbonation. Light to medium body. The subtle but different flavors give it a lot of drinkability since you're always sort of trying to figure out what the beer is about. This was sort of a different beer for me but I'm glad I got it.

Photo of jsprain1
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Hazy honey color with a giant white head that leaves a good deal of lacing.
S- Smell is lemon first with a light sourness and a bit of a funky note.
T- Big lemon flavor up front. There is just a bit of sweetness and a fairly assertive earthy funk. A bit of pepper, clove, and coriander in the finish.
M- The mouthfeel is fairly light with an assertive carbonation. A bit foamy in the mouth at times.
O- A well made classic Saison. There may be some out there that I enjoy me more, but this is a good example of a classic Saison. Worth trying.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle.

Appearance: Huge off-white head. Massive even. Color is a light gold/copper. Very cloudy, almost ruddy. Nicely carbonated.

Smell: Pears, mellow hay, and a slight funk. Something akin to lemon zest as well. Earthy and floral. Very delicate. Yeasty. Surprisingly mellow, but complex enough to keep things interesting.

Taste: Yeast and earth. Delicate floral notes and a mealy pear-like flavor. Hints of lemon and funk on the back, but it's very clean. Herbal and floral in good measure. Powdery malts and a gritty yeast character.

Mouthfeel: Light with a solid, yet not intense, carbonation. Nice and dry on the finish.

Overall: Very easy drinking. Some minor funk and a delicate hand make this extremely approachable. It hits all the right characteristics for the style. Incredibly clean and light.

Photo of Nay
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Long lasting head. Hazy. Pilsner malty, bitter, peppery, touch of clove, phenolic aroma and some flavor. Tasty, but slight brett flavors lean toward pepper/sandpaper rather than refreshing slightly sourness. Full bodied, yet pretty dry for this alcohol level. Dangerously drinkable, but I'm a bit disappointed after seeing scores well above 90.

Photo of EkimGram
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: 330mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Colour is a hazy yellow-orange with a thin wispy head. No visible carbonation.

Smell: A nice and mellow, musty yeast aromas is the most prominent backed by some malts that are sweet, and a certain, fruity tartness.

Taste: Very clean and crisp flavours of spice, yeast, malt, and bitter alcohol in that order. Aftertaste lingers as a bitter yeast. Finishes dry.

Overall: I was a little underwhelmed with the flavours of this brew but they weren't bad by any means. This beer is incredibly balanced and the whole thing develops as it gets closer to room temperature.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this in Totowa since I had never tried this before. I loved the cork and wire mesh top and even though this took a long time to down, this was completely worth it. This beer had a gorgeous cloudy golden hue and the textbook Saison taste that I expected from this, to go with the sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

This had a great pour to it that went beyond what I anticipated. The hue was golden and perfectly cloudy with one of the strongest and long-lasting heads that I've ever seen on a beer - hands down. Once I let it settle a bit and took a sip, there was a lot to process here. Banana, clove, grass, and straw all quietly vied for my attention. Underneath all of this was a lingering sourness that faded into a very funky and earthy aftertaste. Between that and the body, this took quite a while to drink.

The alcohol was a bit strong in this but almost undetectable underneath everything else that was going on. While this style of beer isn't quite for the novice, anyone who is a fan of this style ought to seek out and enjoy this as soon as possible. It's a textbook example of the style and worth the sight and sensory experience.

Photo of charlesbyrd
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle, no freshness date, into a footed glass.

A: Whoa! Pours very hazy and honey in color. The head is massive and craggy with little flecks of sediment held in suspension. Super aggressive carbonation froths about below the surface of the liquid. The head lasts forever and leaves an impressive amount of lacing. Simply beautiful.

S: The aroma is salty and earthy at first, with notes of tart fruit flowing in and out. There are also hints of spice and yeasty bread.

T: Big and spicy at first, the grain backbone holds up well against the complex profile of chalky yeast, tart fruit, and herbal bitterness. It's like a wheat beer in reverse, in that all the big spicy notes come at the beginning, while the finish is very clean.

M: Very crisp carbonation, with a light to medium body. Very refreshing overall.

D: This is a wonderful beer overall and a great introduction to the saison style. The flavor is just a bit more subdued than others I've tried, but it's also more balanced and showcases more of the farmhouse funk I look forward to in a saison.

Photo of assurbanipaul
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy bright orange-yellow with a massive white head, stiff as whipped cream. (Cork shot across the room and it took several pours to fill the glass.) Aroma is strong and yeasty, an element of sweet grain with a pleasing sourness.

Taste is delicate and bready, more yeast and a sort of musty nature like an old farmhouse. Dry with some slight citrus tones, some white pepper, maybe coriander. Faint traces of lemongrass and honey, leaves a little acidity in the aftertaste. Tastes like summer.

Mouthfeel is thin but lively and sparkly with carbonation; drinkability is high. Probably not sweet enough for non-beer lovers but makes a very good champaigne substitute.

Photo of dave750
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with a tall, thick head that lasts forever and leaves a fine lace. The aroma is of apple cider with honey malt arriving as it warms.
Starts with a strong bitter hop and citrusy tart flavor that continues to the end. An underlying bread-like flavor emerges at mid-taste. Fades with a biting hop spiciness and a toasted malt influence ending with a lingering bitter chocolate taste. Carbonation a touch too high for my liking. Excellent balance bias toward hops. Medium body.
An easy drinking enjoyable brew that would go down a smoother if there was just a little less carbonation

Photo of bennetj17
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours leaving a massive two inch white foam head, the color is bright yellow, a bit cloudy, and with a ton of carbonation. Nice head retention. The smell is of sour lemon and other citrus fruit, spicy and malty. The initial flavor is of more citrus, mostly lemon, a bit wheaty and not real sweet. It has a nice tartiness. The finish is fairly dry and also sour. Mildly bitter. Alcohol at 6.5% isn't too obvious. The mouthfeel is great, not too thin, very fizzy, very smooth. I found it quite drinkable, although the malt sweetness was very low. Just a hint more would have made it even better. Still a good Saison...

Photo of ADR
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big green bottle. A fun semi-hard pour yielded a fizzy third of a goblet head thats long-lasting. Almost a gold color, hazy and opaque. Slightly estery and fruity aroma. Pleasant sweet malt flavor, leaning toward the strawberry/banana, touch of black pepper. Lemony astringency toward the end. Finishes quite dry and a tad grassy, but the malt flavor is pretty robust initially. Pretty complex. I like this Saison style and give Dupont the thumbs up.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.