Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,726 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,726
Reviews: 1,519
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 226
Gots: 391 | FT: 12
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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 drmeto
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a hazy bright golden with a big,foamy,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-banana,clove,faint tartness,lemon,wheat,slightly musty,green apple
T:
-wheat,herbs,clove,coriander,fairly hoppy,crackers
F:
-light-medium body,medium-high carbonation
-alcohol warmth
O:
Very pleasant Beer

Photo of jzlyo
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid saison, a little heavy on the mint, classic.

Photo of MisterGone
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 into tulip. Pours golden with a huge white head that dissipates quite slowly - forcing patience and allowing good temp. Aroma of spice, citrus, lite banana, and mild farmhouse funk. Flavor is similar to that of the nose, but the spice and funk come more into play. Balances with some bready malt and finishes with a dry yeasty pop. Really balanced, easy drinking saison. I am told this is the benchmark for saison and is a great jumping off point for comparisons. Agreed.

Photo of Kaner84
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Saison. Very clean and well balanced

Photo of sporklift87
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter on hot summer day. Gentle pour brings two fingers of dense eggshell white head. Great retention and spotty lacing. Solid film remains. Straw yellow and golden. Cloudy. Spicy fruit on nose, cloves, and sweetness. Tastes much like nose, with light banana flavor and drying finish. Earthy yeast flavors. Very slightly skunky. Tingling, drying sensation lingers. Feels medium bodied and higher in carbonation. Slight slickness. Delicious! Perfect on a hot afternoon. A little pricey at $9/bottle, but well worth it.

Photo of jmisiewicz
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Over carbonated and bitter on the front of the pallet. One dimensional flavor lacking depth.

Photo of donspublic
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer, pairs well with tons of food. I use this as a beer to lure wine drinkers to the dark side

Photo of royalenfield
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly balanced saison. Bursting with astringent ripe citrus, peppercorn, and fresh bread flavor; and yet no single note is overwhelming. A real crowd-pleaser! I always bring a bottle of this stuff to a party where I know most are not "beer people."

Photo of charapaus
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer during the summer and during the winter, taste is in the middle between trappist beer and pilsner

Photo of MattMorin
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my cup of tea

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Touch of pepper, typical farmhouse flavors, dry and a touch funky. Nothing overly aggressive, just good, balanced, saison

Photo of stevoj
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Near perfect! Beutifully executed saison, a treat to enjoy! Pours pale golden into a trapist glass, short creamy head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is grapefruit and crackers. Overall palate is perfect, mouthfeel medium weight with some sharp lingering bitterness. Delicious!

Photo of ZBowden
4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy lemon gold with white head, smells of yeast malts and spicy hops, tastes of sharp tangy yeast with smoothing malts and a bitter finish, smooth mouthfeel with bright carbonation.

Photo of Scarycarrie1
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great flavor. Will drink again.

Photo of dd43
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is just an amazing beer, anyone who has never tried a saison should be given this as a reference point. They may or may not ever find success in tasting a better rendition of the style.

Beautiful in the glass, brilliant straw/gold with some haze, two fingers of head that stick around for a bit until you start drinking. Aromas dance between bready and grassy. The yeast character comes in waves, as does an earthy sort of dankness (but not resinous, this is a dry saison after all). Also some lemon notes more like lemongrass than the actual citrus fruit. Its a complicated aroma that I recommend taking your time with.

Drinks like a dream, a nice dry finish coupled with a perfect amount of effervescence. Keep a big bottle on hand for dinner parties and serve it in wine goblets, to the amazement of uninitiated guests.

Photo of kevinlater
3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into goblet. best before end of july 2017. consumed on may 26, 2015

a: transparent bright golden yellow but i'm sure it will get hazy once i pour some yeast in. one finger of white head

s: funky & sour lemon, band-aid-y spicy overripe banana yeasty notes, hints of light cracker-like malt, white grapes, grass

t: much like the nose. funk and lots of strong belgian yeast flavours (spices, bananas, band-aid) with notes of lemon, white grapes, grass, and malt in the mid-palate. moderate bitterness at the end

m: bubbly but not prickly carbonation in a medium-minus-bodied liquid. strong drying finish

o: the yeast flavours are a bit on the strong side for my preference but this is still some good stuff

Photo of shawn-bartender
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One if the best farmhouse ales I've ever had, no wonder it's got such great press in recent years. Was recommended to me at my local store, and thankful for it! Appearance has a perfect head with unfiltered bits - beautiful looking beer. The taste has a great variety of flavor characteristics from the conditioning.

Photo of maedhros09
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Hazy Straw Yellow-Gold with explosive fluffy white head. Sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Smell: Fresh, fruity, spicy, herbal
Taste: Beautiful complexity. At first I thought the malty sweetness was too much, but it fades into an earthy bitter dryness and a crisp finish. There are some subtle flavors going on here that defy description.
Feel: Effervescent, light, smooth

Overall: This saison disappeared too fast - it's too refreshing, too aromatic, and way too delicious. It drinks much easier than the ABV (6.5%) suggests. If only it weren't so darn expensive. The Ommegang Hennepin isn't too far behind, but I do think I liked this one more.

Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very fizzy, golden hued body; rocky, thick, sticky white head. Mild citrus and spice aroma; orange peels. Tart and bitter flavor with just a touch of malt sweetness; lemons; yeasty breadiness. Medium bodied; mostly dry finish.

A fine, nicely balanced farmhouse ale. Citrus and floral flavors ebb and flow within each sip while a good tart bitterness adds enough counterpoint to things. This makes a nice beer for a light seafood or veggie meal and would make a fine deep summer thirst quencher at the end of the day. Very nice.

Photo of SFNC
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a 750ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. The color is a hazy soft yellow with a mile high pillowy white head that took quite some time to reduce so I could finish the pour. The head reduced significantly, with some strong lacing for the duration. The smell is slightly musty, with lemon and yeast very much up front. The taste is complex and satisfying. Notes of lemon mingle with chalky yeast and just a slight bitterness. Lots of carbonation, it's like watching a lava lamp! A dry finish that has a lingering lemony finish. I can see why this is a standard for Farmhouse Ales/ Saisons. Excellent, money well spent.

Photo of illpass78
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a big, sticky white head. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Musky and musty with some earth and grass. Spices present. Faint citrus.

Taste: Pretty complex - there's that musty, sour character from the nose, some citrus rind, earth, spices and maybe a little lemon.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry. Approachable despite the fairly complex flavor profile.

Overall: Classic beer. Not much to say about this one other than that it's the template for modern interpretations of a justifiably beloved style. I paired with lentil soup, bread and some tomme.

Photo of kkleu357
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap during Madison Craft Beer week. Light straw body. Slight spice and fruity aroma. Fairly sweet and dry tasting. Has an ok funk taste to it.

Photo of TruePerception
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Vieille Provision Saison Dupont. 6.5% ABV.

A: Almost two fingers of fluffy head. Peach yellow in the glass. Hazy white in the dimple. Some slight lacing. Very faint sheeting.

S: Musky, earthy sourness, up front. Slight hay. Grapefruit citrus note.

T/MF: Surprising peach fuzz note! Fairly foamy in the mouth, though not quite as much so as Champagne. More earthy, dirty funk. Grapefruit peel bitterness on the finish.

It's not bad, but I had been led to believe this to be at the pinnacle of saisons. If that's true, color me disappointed.

Poured from a 375mL bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Photo of Bigjackieg
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An eminently drinkable saison whose spice and floral notes do not overpower.

Photo of captaincoffee
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What do you say about a beer that practically defines a style for many of us. To me, this beer has the perfect saison nose with just the right notes of yeast, spice, and esters. Aside from that, it is obviously a solid saison, although the flavor doesn't blow me away like the nose.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,726 ratings.