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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,469 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,469
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 195
Gots: 264 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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 TK5150
3.03/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cork says 2.009, don't know if that means anything or not.

A- Pours a murky light gold/yellow with a huge off-white head. Lacing runs down the side of the glass quickly as I swirl. The head recedes a bit after a few minutes.

S- Musty, old, dank. Wet horse/dog. A little malt in there. Not pulling these aromas off well.

T- Straw, acidic lemons, and spice. The spiciness is like coriander and/or grains of paradise. Musty. Some malty sweetness briefly appears before the finish. Again, has some elements that I would like if done well, but they're just not working for me.

M- Lighter side of medium bodied. Feels most thin towards the finish. A sharp, highly carbonated beer.

D- One 375 ml bottle is fine with me. Not the best beer. Lighter body helps the drinkability.

Overall, this reminds me A LOT of Sam Adams' Summer Ale, but with a little less spice, and more must. No need for me to have that or this again. Smuttynose's Farmhouse Ale is something I would get if I'm in the mood for a saison.

Photo of harryhops
3.04/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Derek
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Openned Oct. 4, 2005. Best before 01/2008.

A: Copper-gold, nice white head, but very little retention. Still makes some nice lace though!

S: Grassy, herbal.

T: Spicy yeast flavour, very dry, sharp bitterness. Tartness is only barely detectable. Very rustic & unrefined. I realize this is part of the style, but it just wasn't harmonious... it's like all the instruments were there, but they were playing off-key.

M: Light body, moderately high carbonation.

D: While it hides the alcohol well, there's a bit of a bite, and I don't find it all that pleasant.

Photo of lindalo112
3.05/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Color: yellow golden
Smell: orangey scent
Taste: tangy orange peel taste. It's dry but it's not as bitter as expected.
Carbonation: very carbonated
Head: good hold and head to the beer.
Mouthfeel: light to medium mouthfeel
There is no sweetness to it!

Photo of jmerloni
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Great golden straw coloration. Hazy. Huge head that sticks.

S - Straw, yeast, hops, lemon rind, piss.

T - Follows the nose. Too pissy, though.

M - Over-carbonated, bubbly in the wrong place.

D - A poor beer. Too musty and hold tasting. Would never get this again.

Photo of jar2574
3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big white head with densely packed bubbles. Dark yellow-orange color, lots of carbonation. Looks good at first. Could use better lacing on the sides.

Smells mostly of yeast with a little maltiness. Too faint.

Taste is earthy, a little bland, especially considering the style. Mild Belgian yeasts and mild malty flavor. A little spiciness on the tongue but not much.

Very dry, crisp mouthfeel, with a clean aftertaste. That part I like. It's a highly drinkable beer, but there are much better saisons out there. I would not order this one again.

Photo of JayS2629
3.1/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've heard it is completely different on tap, and perhaps I got an old bottle, but I didn't enjoy this.

It poured a cloudy yellow with a huge fluffy, white head that faded fast but left nice lacing.

The aroma was of funk, earth, cooked vegetables, grass and lemon.

The taste was maltier than expected and the lemon that lingered seemed flat, the grass and earth were dominant and lingering funky notes stuck.

It was hard to finish. Again, perhaps I got a bad or old bottle. I'll try it again when I see it and perhaps give a different review.

Photo of Kendo
3.1/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from the 750 ml green bottle into a Stella Artois glass - kind of a rounded pilsner/lager-type glass. Body is hazy straw-yellow with a 2-finger bubbly white head. Solid head retention.

S: No surprise given the bottle - first impression is the skunkiness. As I get used to that, I also get some straw/hay/grass scents, with a touch of funkiness.

T: Again - some skunkiness. Barnyard funk and fruit are up front, and there's a decent, semi-dry finish. But I ended up belching skunk for probably 30-40 minutes after drinking this - and I had it with a big Thanksgiving-style meal.

M: Light in heft, good fizziness.

O: Why the green bottle? I'm guessing this might be a good beer if I had it on tap, but as it was delivered, it reminded me of a Euro Pale Lager that's been sitting in a green bottle for too long. My father-in-law, who was drinking Spaten directly from said green bottles, kind of liked this. Which says a lot.

Photo of BEERANDNOW
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not very experienced in the Farmhouse Ale category, but this one came recommended so I gave it a shot.
Mine poured a cloudy yellowish haze, with a very thick head that took a decent period of time to disapate and left a fairly thick residue.
This beer has a crisp fruity taste with a decent bite to it. Also a rich fruity musty bouquet is present.
Like I've said I havent experienced many saison brews although this one doesn't make me jump for joy to go grab another. It was worth a try atleast once.

Photo of TheFlern
3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden, cloudy. Head is white, stays thick, decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast. Reminds me of Stella almost exactly. No hop or malt flavor really.

Taste: follows the nose. Stella to a T.

Mouthfeel: dry, good amount of carbonation.

Overall: Way to expensive for essentially Stella.

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very disappointed in this saison. It's my new favorite style and I was expecting all sorts of the usual spices and sugars. Instead, I got lots of hops and bitters. Pours like a typical saison--yellow gold. Big foamy head. Spotty lace. Aroma is a bit hoppy. Blegian sugars come through as the initial flavor, but are quickly replaced with a surprising amount of hops. I can barely find any yeasty fruits, flavors or spices. While refreshingly crisp, it does not drink as smooth as I was expecting. It came across as much more like a bitter than a Belgian farm style ale. Mouth feel is crisp with a full body and malt heaviness that sits on the mouth.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.18/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a very light yellow. The pillowy cloud of head looks like you could rest your head on it and fall asleep and it glistens in the light. Spectacular.

S: Aroma is spicy and yeasty. Wafts of fresh cut straw emanate, not all that sweet but great for a farmhouse ale.

T/M: Lots of bubbles up front are tangy. It takes a second for the fizz to dissipate from the tongue, but once they do, the flavor is very light with a bit more spicy earthiness and just a little metallic like champagne.

It’s a very light, fizzy beer, not that bad but there are better choices. It looks incredible, though.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip.
6.5% ABV, 2.010 on the cork.

A - It's not a gusher but damn is this one full of carbonation! The tulip was quickly filled with dense white foam. Great retention kept us from enjoying it for quite a while but, as the foam loosened it left some pretty nice lace above the slightly hazy yellow beer.

S - Wafts of skunk come from the beer which makes me wonder, once again, why breweries insist on using green (and clear) glass. [The first bottle we tried months prior smelled like a skunk dropped ass beside us when we opened it.] Subtle spicy notes of coriander and white pepper with earthy clay and yeast. Hints of lemon grass through the finish.

T - Bland across the board, pale malts back up a faint spicy profile of lemon grass and peppery yeast. Very bland, almost like faintly flavored water, honestly.

M - High carbonation is spritzy in the light-bodied mouthfeel. This saison finishes dry with a touch of saltiness and a slight metallic feel.

O - While this beer isn't offensive in any way, it's completely lacking in flavor which makes it hard to believe it's worthy of the high score it's received. That leads me to question whether there's something wrong (besides a little skunk) with this bottle. And for attempt number two at purchasing bottles, neither the DTrain or I will every be buying one again for a re-review.

Photo of AgentMunky
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Gouden Carolus chalice. From notes. Reviewed 30 May 2011.

A: Bright white creamy/craggy head. Brilliant yellow. Carbonation is visible. Light and pleasant; cloudy but translucent. Traces of lace.

S: Lots of grain, maybe corn(?). Not impressed.

T: Sweet, pleasant, grainy, and dry. Honestly, it's less funky than other saisons, but it's sort of boring. Accessible, goodish, and disappointing.

M: Lightly dry...kinda yeasty. Vaguely spicy. A bit of pepper?

O: Decent beer, but again, boring. Would not have again. Recommended to people who "don't like saisons."

Photo of maddyaliotti
3.23/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very citrusy orangy aroma. Cloudy yellowish color. Cloudiness is from the yeast. Very strong head and good hold on the glass. Crisp and clean finish very fizzy and highly carbonated. Very light and refreshing. Good beer for a hot summer day. Tastes somewhat bitter but do not consider it bitter because it just has no sweetness to it.

Photo of gonzo138
3.23/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a pale gold, has good typical thick white frothy head, typical for a belgian, the head retains well and laces nicely

S- Has a very tart, citric, spicey smell

T- Tart as well, some what bitter, more or less the same as the smell

M- Very dry, carbonation starts strong but subsides quickly, sticks to mouth

D- Dryness and bitterness affects drinkability. Had other saisons before, most not so bitter, had 2 bottles of dupont so far, still not really impressed

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,469 ratings.