Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.43/5 rDev +5.7%
Hazy yellow with a huge, fluffy white head.
Smells strongly of Belgian yeast, lemon zest, some funk, and some earthy floral scents.
Earthy, dry, mildly tart, slightly sweet fruity esters from the yeast. Some lemon zest, coriander, and black pepper taste. Refreshing, dry, yet a somewhat full body.
The saison by which other saisons are measured. Very good.
09-30-2012 21:15:05 | More by Danny1217
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
750 ml bomber into a Sam Adams glass
Appearance: Pale wheat colored. Tad murky. Nice head and carbonation.
Smell: Boozy wine with slight pear. Some bread too.
Taste: Fruity yet finishes dry. As many have pointed out, similar to champagne or a dry wine. Some raisin? Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Light. Could drink a ton of these. Love the crispness.
Overall: Great introduction to this style. Really like how refreshing it tastes on a hot late September GA day. Reasonably priced too. Would love to revisit.
09-30-2012 00:09:00 | More by MagicJeff
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Attention to the Rock and Roll Express: Double-A (Arn Anderson) and I are officially calling you out, brothers. Time and place is three weeks in Chattanooga, TN. Starrcade baby....and we are keepin' these belts.
A pale golden color with a good white head. Smells sort of like a wheat beer. Very refreshing saison. A hint of citrus, clean finish. Something about the aftertaste reminds me of drinking champagne. Could have a lot of these.
80s/90s wrestler most likely to drink this beer:
The Model, Rick Martel.
Diamonds are forever.
09-27-2012 01:40:53 | More by TullyBlanchard
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
Picked one of these up last winter, sat on it until summer. Something about summer makes saisons and berlinners so much better during that season. A chunky, cloudy yellow beer with a big lush white head with a variety of big and small bubbles throughout it. Aroma was a flower garden with a hefty belgian saison yeast dosing. You get a little of everything from the yeast, mild clove, miniscule banana, tiny citrus lemon, flowers, etc. . .
Taste, thin body, a lot of the aromas aren't really there, which is not a bad thing. High carbonation. Solid but not over the top hop bitterness, a soft pepper wave glides over the tongue. The beer is amongst the most dry I've ever had. A little bit of wet hay machine gun funk. Just the right amount of tartness throughout, not sour, but tart. Stupid coriander is a distraction. Grassy.
Overall, this is a classic saison that probably everyone should try at least once if they are at all remotely adventurous beyond the standard AAL & hoppy ales.
09-27-2012 00:03:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.53/5 rDev +8.1%
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. The beer pours out a hazy orange-yellow with an absolutely massive head, excellent retention, and dynamite lacing. Truly a fantastic looking beer. The nose is quite complex. There are big musty notes, tart notes of lemon and orange, some floral notes, and some pepper.
The beer has a light body and firm mouthfeel. There is not much maltiness. This is all about sweet, tart, and hoppy. The flavor is nearly perfectly balanced between sweet fruit and sour fruit before everything dries up and the taste takes on notes of lemon and pepper. The finish is herbal and dry, like a pilsner.
This is a classic Saison, and it's easy to see why. I don't think I would suggest this to newbies. The herbal, hoppy nature might not appeal to an inexperienced palate. Fans of the style should love it. It's expensive, but sooner or later every BA must try this. You won't regret it.
09-26-2012 22:56:31 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.48/5 rDev +6.9%
Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine style glass. No freshness date.
A- And she's a gusher! Pours a cloudy straw-like color with a towering two finger fizzy head that retains a good while before dropping to a 1/4 inch head. Fluffy, yet non-sticky, lacing.
S- Lemony and tart smelling, with a good deal of yeast aroma and a hint of oxidation.
T- Strong and funky with plenty of lactic acid producing a pronounced tartness. Tropical fruit notes abound including pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and kumquat. Faint notes of leather and barnyard.
M- Much of the enjoyment comes from the mouthfeel since the sharp and dry feel plays off of the tightness of the high carbonation yet has a light body to balance.
O- The quintessential farmhouse ale. If you want to find out whether or not you like saisons, try this first.
09-18-2012 02:12:47 | More by Immortale25
4.28/5 rDev +2.1%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.
A: Brilliant clear gold, tons of visible carbonation, and a beautiful, thick, foamy white head that lasts the entire drink. Very nice.
S: Pilsner malts, funky grassy, citrusy, yeasts.
T: Follows the nose with more barnyard grassiness, lemon, very light malt, and fruity yeast esters. Clean dry finish, and minimal hang - just a bit grassy in the aftertaste.
M: Lots of carbonation sensation, and no alcohol presence. Light mouthfeel, but fine for style.
O: This is an excellent base saison. Nothing crazy or fancy but seriously very well done. Recommended.
09-16-2012 22:27:31 | More by macrosmatic
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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