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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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2,882 Ratings
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Ratings: 2882
Reviews: 1426
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%


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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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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this on-tap at the hopleaf, and it poured a clear straw yellow/light orange. the bouqet was somewhat subtle, maybe it was because i was drinking this between some stronger, hoppier beers. it definitely had the unique aromas of belgian yeasts going on, smelled very much like a duvel. also some light bready notes and vegetal/grassy aromas. taste was just a hint of malt sweetness and a moderate amount of hops mixed in. light in body and spritzy carbonation but not artificially so. medium finish. would try it again if the price is right.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2007 01:16:25 | More by MrMcGibblets
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khiasmus

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A- light orange with cream colored head, cloudy with a little lace.

S- floral. almost nothing but perfume, a mixed bouquet of lavender, lilac, yeast, citrus, alcohol and honey. wonderful and complex. after the glass is empty, it smelled like wheat grain.

T- suprisingly bitter. only a hint of malt, but mostly grapefruit, yeast. white bread, alcohol, lemon, and some piney hops. very long and sour in the finish. leaves a bitter citrus and a slightly tinny taste behind.

M- medium thin, with medium carbonation. lingering astringency in the finish.

D- average. too strong, bitter and sour to merit a higher score.

Judging by other reviews, this beer must be better from a bottle!

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2007 04:47:48 | More by khiasmus
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served a slightly hazy light orange with hardy any head. The aroma was of sweet fruits with some spice and hops. There was an interesting balance of sweetness with bitter spice, hops and yeast, it was a little on the bland side, however. The beer sat light on the tongue with a low carbonation. As far as saisons go, I'll stick with Henepin.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2007 06:28:19 | More by atsprings
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

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

Served on-tap in traditional glassware.

Appearance: Thin white head; clear light amber color.

Smell: Some citrus up front with a decent hop background. Nothing too special.

Taste: Nice hop bitterness; very light, clean and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body. Clean, felt good.

Drinkability: Nice. Easy going down, clean.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2007 04:12:14 | More by psinderson
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athensbeermaster

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I found this on tap at Taco Mac in Lawrenceville, Georgia who would of thought? This brings up a question how long does it take this place to go thru a keg of this brew? I've had this beer many times in the bottle and the extra yeast really makes it exciting!
On tap it seemed a bit tame. The color was still a hazy pale gold.
The nose was full of herbal scents mixed with pears and wet earth.
The taste of dried grains and a spicy white pepper kick quickly smoothed out with a yeasty,citrusy finish.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2007 16:08:54 | More by athensbeermaster
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Found this wonderful beer at Stumptown, a downtown Portland coffee bar(!) - on-tap(!!!). On a gorgeous late September afternoon, I felt like having one & paying homage to a strangely similar afternoon two weeks ago, sipping a Saison with friends at "La Caves Dupont" in Tourpes, Belgium.

A: Hazy golden honey color - glows in the sunlight. A fluffy one-finger+ snow white head, crowning near the rim of a small wine glass. Gorgeous lace.

S: MMM...wild yeast, bittering hops, lots of pepper and spice. Wheat and cloves, apple...even some bubblegum-sweet esters as it warms. A complex aroma, straight from the rich agricultural fields of the Hainaut region.

T: Initially, there's a soft sweetness of ripe melon and crisp, juicy apples and pears with that delicious rural yeastiness/maltiness. A zippy tang then kicks in, with pepper and spice, followed by a dry and lingering bitter hop finish. Simply delicious - the finish causes some salivation - may I have another sip? ANd another...and another...

M: Crisp carbonated mouthfeel and medium body. That dry finish clings right down the center of the tongue.

D: Perfect summer/fall beer...no wonder those French and Belgian field workers have enjoyed this so much over the centuries. An exceptional example of the style. Quenching and refreshing, this is one of THE saisons to try. Very highly recommended.

Some words of caution: when this beer is bottled in green glass, it MUST be kept in good conditions to avoid seriously nasty skunking. Fortunately, my most recent pour was on-tap, so it was in pristine condition. A few months ago, my wife and I split a bottle (or tried to...) of a Saison Dupont that was skunky to the point of undrinkability. Even at La Caves Dupont, the small pub directly across the street from the brewery, the saison began to get a skunky smell as it warmed in the sunshine while we enjoyed some on their back lawn. So beware and use extra care on this rather delicate beer! Enjoy!

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2006 19:28:34 | More by msubulldog25
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edbeered

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a hazy, almost opaque yellow color, with a 1/2 inch white head and substantial lacing on the glass. The smell is tart and lemony. The taste has a smooth yeasty component, as well as a lemony flavor with a hint of green apple tartness and a nice hop bite at the end. The flavors blend effortlessly. The mouthfeel is appropriately light. This beer is very easy to drink, especially in hot weather. A classic example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2006 05:13:01 | More by edbeered
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NolateM

Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a little Saison DuPont glass (didn't even look like a beerglass, I dunno what to call it). Appearance was a hazy yellow-gold, almost completely opaque, with a fantastic frothy head that diminished into a nice ring after a few sips. Lacing was pretty nice as well.

The aroma was sweet and sour, like apple cider and yeast.

The flavor was incredibly complex! I'm not normally into the really yeasty brews, but this one was an exception for me. There were flavors of peach and pear and apple cider, yeasty Belgianness (or Belgian yeastiness, whichever you like), black pepper, and a bit of clovey spice. Definitely a pretty tangy brew.

The beer left only a SLIGHTLY dry mouthfeel, and I could slightly taste the alcohol, but not too much. It's an excellent sipping beer. I had it right after a big ol' imperial pint glass of Sea Hag IPA, and the contrast was wonderful. It was like having a liqueur at the end of a meal. It cut through the hop bitterness of the IPA to leave a refreshing cidery aftertaste, though I'm not sure if I would have wanted another glass. I wouldn't PERSONALLY have it as a session beer, but I'd say it's the perfect after-beer.

$6 a glass

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2006 15:22:07 | More by NolateM
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Westsidethreat

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: Peach/golden hazy color. Head is solid, 1/4 inch layer of whipped cream on top of the body

S: Lots of funk. Earthy with citrus, spice, malt and bread dough.

T: Lots of various flavors. Citrusy and spicey with touches of pineapple and honey suckle. Somewhat musty with grass and biscuit. Touch of bitterness towards the end.

M: Lightly spritzy and fitting for the style

D: I actually wasn't a fan of this beer in the bottle. The tap was a different story.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2006 05:27:04 | More by Westsidethreat
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Prufrock

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap into a pilsner.

hazy bright golden yellow. half-inch of white foamy head.

musty, yeasty, barny aroma. touches of lemon and spice.

spritzy, light mouthfeel; slightly dry. taste is the same as the aroma, with notes of barniness and a nice light spiciness. overall it's subtle, slightly watery, a touch bland, but very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2006 19:19:03 | More by Prufrock
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masikon

Washington

4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brouwer's cafe in Seattle. Fills the proper glassware with a somewhat thick marigold yellow that can't be seen through and a nice white head. Nose is fruity and intense, you can smell this beer from quite a distance, fruity aroma...also some herbal notes...some green tea-like notes were detected somewhere in the profile. Taste was big and medicinal but not off-putting at all, the yeast is very present but in a slightly different character....somewhat heavy and definitely rustic. This is my first saison and i really enjoyed it, I love trying all these new somewhat obscure beer styles and realizing how damn good beer can be.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2006 01:21:10 | More by masikon
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cubedbee

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a flute, pours a light golden color, slightly hazy, a finger of off white head decent retention and very good lacing. Nose is very yeasty, slightly tart, with green apple and citrus Taste is a nice light malt with some slightly tart fruit notes, a bit of yeast, and a slightly spicey finish. Very smooth and refreshing, this has a nice high carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Nice beer to have on tap, a very sessionable and tasty beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2005 15:07:23 | More by cubedbee
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Dithyramb

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Frisco's, served in a 0.3L tulip.
Pours a hazy golden with a big two fingered white head. Solid retention and excellent lacing. Streams of carbonation along the sides.

Very clean "Belgian" aromas of the brew. Mostly yeastiness with some citrus themes as well.

This is probably better for the masses on tap, since it loses some of its zing. Very smooth light bodied brew. The pepper, coriander and citrus flavors are here, they are just sharing space in your mouth. Very tart and dry, but extremely drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2005 14:56:42 | More by Dithyramb
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DogFood11

California

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml green bottle, and on tap the previous week. I'm reviewing the on-tap version because it was considerably better.

Formed a nice egg color head and massive carbonation that supported the head endlessly. slight haze and straw to golden in color.

Some light fruits in the aroma. Grounded by a hop presence that combined gives it a gritty smell. Little skunk presence but as it warmed its non-existent.

Rather spicy and grassy in the initial taste, dry, some grain balanced with some hop bitter middle. Not much malt to speak of but its in the background trying to get out. Finishes dry.

Notes: It's a decent offering. Not one I'll seek out. Price per quality ratio is lacking.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2005 16:19:48 | More by DogFood11
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GreenWBush

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is never around the area in bottle format so it was pure delight to find it on-tap.

In the proper glassware, this beer actualizes a golden canary with a fluffy dollop of head that lasts, lingers, and leaves great lace rings.

The aroma of this beer is enticingly tart; lemony, filled with crisp hop zest, with a slightly spicy yeast profile.

This beer is a delicious saison: it is amazingly light and zingy on the mouth but also delightfully substantial. The lemon flavors abound in harmony with a peppery spice content...and the lingeringly powerful hop-bite just makes it more drinkable by the end of the glass.

The mouthfeel is almost bitingly carbonated but underneath is a dry, addictively smooth pucker of lemon and lime. Damned drinkable...hope I can find this again sometime.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2005 19:44:03 | More by GreenWBush
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head that laces until the finish.

S- Slight hints of sourness in the beginning gave way to some slightly sweet floral notes with a faint spiciness in the finish.

T- This beer has a nice gentle sour note in the that was followed by soft malt and wheat flavors. There was a punch of grapefruit and a faint salty and spicy flavor to the finish.

M- medium light mouthfeel with some fizziness and a faint astringent quality.

D- This beer is a smooth light beer with good complexity. It feels like the same malt bill as American light lagers but with a yeast that adds so much complexity that has a wonderful taste.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2005 00:08:57 | More by rhoadsrage
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at Redbones.

This saison poured a hazy, golden color with white foam that settled but left some lacing on the glass. The smell was lightly fruity with some hops (reminiscent of DeRanke XX Bitter). The taste was hoppy with a mild horseblanket Brett flavor and a slightly bitter, hoppy finish. A pleasant flavor overall. The mouthfeel was dry and crisp with medium body and good carbonation, and a mildly lingering aftertaste. This was a nice beer, but seemed quite different than the way I remember this beer from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2005 03:57:12 | More by UncleJimbo
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oggg

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at O'Briens, served in a slightly in the non-descript Saison Dupont glass which is sorta like a pint glass but it bows back inward at the top and it's smaller overall. Understated (not a gaudy chalice)

This beer came to be with a soft white head atop a slightly hazy golden brew. Barnhouse and spice and lemon in the nose. Very nice. Highly fizzy. More yeastiness and some delicate citrus. Lovely spiciness. Very solid hop bitterness up front gives way to a nice warming maltiness. Clean dry finish. Smooth. Alcohol subtle. It's a bit fizzy, which I guess is ok for the style but it gets a little gassy. But that's just nitpicking.

Overall: definitely a winner of a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2005 22:56:44 | More by oggg
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whartontallboy

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've only had a few examples of the style, but I think I'm getting the knack of it. Pale gold pour with a big white head, nice yeasty smell with a strong sour note to it. Incredibly balanced flavor; the yeasty funk is still there like I'd expect from a saison, but the spice flavor is there. Relatively subdued, but still packs a lot of punch. The citrus lemon flavors are a really nice touch. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing...this one is a keeper.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2005 23:22:15 | More by whartontallboy
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dgallina

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served a hazy and nearly opaque pale yellow color with a sturdy soapy white head and nearly endless lace. Smells of citrus and apples with a little bit of intermingled farmhouse funk. The flavors start with lots of citrus, but are quickly balanced by tart lemon peel and spice with a touch of yeasty funk. Finish is long and wonderfully dry. The carbonation is stupendous and helps make the beer particularly quenching; dry and light in the mouth. Excellent drinkability as well. Could easily have a few before noticing the empty glasses and headiness.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2005 02:41:46 | More by dgallina
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SaucyJack

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Moan & Dove. I've loved Saison Dupont for years in the bottle and was thrilled to see it on the chalkboard at the pub. I wasn't disappointed, though I'd probably score the bottled version a bit higher.

The beer poured a little cloudy, in an enticing kind of way. It had that earthy, barnyard aroma that I expected, but it tasted just a bit sweeter than I remembered from the bottle. The hops were present but to the extent of the bottled version. There was a slight hint of oxidation, but overall, this is one of the best draft beers you're likely to find in this country. A definite winner, but better, I think, in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2005 17:13:25 | More by SaucyJack
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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great opportunity to try this one on tap at The Drafting Room in Springhouse PA.

Hazy orange, cloudy hued taunt tight halo head ring into a basic tulip glass.

Light mellow blends of oranges, apples, bananas and a bit of cloves, followed by a bit of bready indiscernable yeast.

Delicate balance of fruity blends that touch upon bananas, cherries, lemons, oranges, sweet and zero aftertaste. Complex & delightful.

Crisp and medium full bodoed.

Last swigs: Warmed up, esters and spices show up more-so. From what folks say, this is a rare treat on draught, and even better in bottles. Quite a complex tongue taster.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2004 04:46:19 | More by blitheringidiot
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, straw yellow color, creamy, bone-white froth atop.
Aroma, a great heady blend of citrus and spice, probably coriander and clove in the lead. Feels quite a bit like a wit, too, with that wheaten element riding high.
Taste: warm, wonderful, spicy texture, smooths out after, but never flags in flavor. Citrus and spice carries through, with plenty of lemon zest and a drizzle of orange, plus loads of yeasty contributions and a never-ending spicy kick.
Thirst-quenching all the way, ending in a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied, but abundant with character.
Damned tasty! A great summery ale, tres sophisticated and quaffable, to boot!

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2004 06:13:40 | More by feloniousmonk
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Bierguy5

Ohio

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

From the tap pours a hazy orange cloudy liquid whit a wonderful thick, fluffy head. The head was present for just about the duration of this brew. There was a great amount of lace on the goblet it was served in. Smell was slightly herbal, fruity and the traditional Belgian "yeasty" smell. This beer was sweet in the beginning, followed by a tart fruit flavor, with a touch of spice in the end. Light body with moderate carbonation. Overall, this was refreshing, and a treat. I had debated over trying this before, but when I saw it on tap at Max's on Broadway in Baltimore, I had to do it. And I am glad I did.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2004 01:15:13 | More by Bierguy5
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Bier Circus, Brussels (Draught special of the day for 2 euro a glass I believe...)

This is a dark orangeish colour with a huge, white fluffy head of foam. Aromas are a bit funky and yeasty with a nice bready malt middle and a nice herbal/floral hop finish...The taste was fruity, with that malt in the middle and the drying hops providing a slight bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel was fluffy and smooth and the drinkability was excellent. I quite enjoyed this one on tap...much more so than in the bottle...

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2004 23:31:12 | More by francisweizen
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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