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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,226 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,226
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 175
Gots: 213 | FT: 9
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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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Dapuma

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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

Florida

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Arizona

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

France

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Mississippi

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Maine

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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!

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

Australia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Manitoba (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

12-02-2010 12:50:14 | More by Metropole
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Appearance - Pours a golden straw color into a generic pilsner glass. About two fingers of slight tan head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates at a medium pace leaving slight lacing. Lots of little champagne like bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - I've had a skunked one of these before so this aroma is much better. Spices at the forefront with white pepper, green apples, slight barnyard funk, and other citrus notes.

Taste - Similar to the nose but with more floral, herbal, and hop flavor than first smelled. A bit sweeter than I remember and not as much barnyard funk, accordingly. Peppery finish with green apple flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium to lighter bodied. Prickly carbonation. Finishes a hint dry.

Drinkability - Quaffable. A good saison though I would still pick up any of the JP varieties over this.

12-31-2010 00:49:16 | More by SpdKilz
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VoodooBrew

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Hey hey everyone, spring is here, so it's time to break out the Saison!

Herbs feature on the nose of this unabashedly frothy brew. I also do believe I get aroma and taste notes reminiscent of marijuana, in addition to a general herbal flavor profile. Delicate spice enters the picture, then a sturdy bitterness rides through the finish. This world classic does not fail to impress, and it is living liquid proof that the Belgian farmhouse tradition is more than just intangible romanticism.

03-14-2006 03:55:49 | More by VoodooBrew
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

A - Light golden color with a very large off-white head with a long retention.

S - Fruity (apple, pear, lemon) as well as an herbal/spiced scent. Yeasty and a barnyard/orchard type smell.

T - Follows the nose fairly well. Mix of malt and hop with it leaning more towards the hops, which have an herbal and grassy flavor. This mixes and matches with the fruitiness (same as aroma) and the spiced flavors (mostly clove and peppery).

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Light, dry, and crisp.

D - The complex flavors along with the mouthfeel make this a pretty drinkable beer. The combination of dry and spiced flavors, may make it a bit more difficult to drink a number of these, but it is pretty refreshing.

Notes: Lots of different flavors with the taste on your tongue changing every sip you take.

02-16-2010 23:42:10 | More by FreshHawk
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PBoegel

New York

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

375 ML bottle, cork date 2/10.

Poured into a Brooklyn Tulip. Beautiful looking beer, near crystal clear, highly effervescent creating a dense three finger billowing cloud white head which grows out the lip of the glass. Excellent lacing as you drink. Picture perfect.

Why oh why the green bottle, a touch of skunky hop aroma is evident when the cork was popped, the carbonation seemingly bleeds this aroma off. Big white and black pepper notes, thyme, thai basil.

Less evidence of skunk character on the palate, lemon pepper chicken, some musty earthy moss with a subtle pilsner malt sweetness, grapenuts cereal. Very citric lemon hop and yeast blend. Ample bitterness accentuated by the dry finish.

Light bodied with sharp dry finish, well carbonated. Crisp and refreshing on the palate. The effervescence would go well with aged cheddar or hard goat cheese as well as spicy fish dishes.

Extremely drinkable and refreshing, a slight off note that is easily dismissed due to the poor choice in bottle. Would love to get this beer boxed freshed and store cellar a case over a year.

03-15-2011 22:57:44 | More by PBoegel
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

750ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy and frothy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Bread, lemon zest and juice, green grapes, yeast, spices

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste lemon zest and juice mixed with bread/yeast and some coriander and cloves. There is also some white grape juice flavour and some hints of bananas. It finishes with a tart bready aftertaste.

Overall – There is definitely a lot going on with this beer in the taste and smell department. It's up there with one of the best smelling beers I've had so far. Very fresh and aromatic. I was surprised at how tart the flavour was at first, but it really grew on me as I progressed through the bottle. It's a fantastic beer that is a must try.

08-03-2011 18:00:00 | More by spinrsx
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alcstradamus

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a murky golden straw color that engulfs the glass with head with a careful pour. Wasn't careful enough I guess. Sticky lacing left down the glass as it finally subsides.

Smell was band aid funk, lemon grass, some more funk, some orange peel, some more lemon grass, and another helping of funk to round it off. Nice citrus character as well. Farmhouse goodness, for sure.

The taste is not quite as funky as the smell would suggest. In fact, this is quite subdued which is a positive because it makes for a refreshing, drinkable brew...and it is also a negative because I'd like a little more stinky citrus in my nostrils. What can I say though, this is just damn refreshing and mighty fine tasting. One of the "cleanest" saisons I've tried. Doesn't quite have enough punch to be at home with my favorites of the style though.

Mouthfeel is medium/light with a bit of carbonation sting. On par with how the style should be. Drinkability is very high due to the refreshing and clean nature of it. If I were only drinking one glass I would rather have a Fantome Saison, but for a session you can send this one my way any time. Good beer.

11-13-2009 22:40:53 | More by alcstradamus
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stingrayvr6

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philadelphia. Showed a light yellow gold with a frothy white head, great retention and lacing. Smell earthy and grassy, sweet. Medium carbonation, very grassy up front, sweet and fruity from the yeast, dry finish. Great beer, incredibly drinkable.

10-19-2010 02:23:09 | More by stingrayvr6
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,226 ratings.