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Reviews: 1,509
Hads: 3,768
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 231
Gots: 408 | 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 AllThingsNinja
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet Saisons and summer make a refreshing and relaxing pair. I picked up this bottle at Trader Joe's and enjoyed the sweet golden sunset of a brew, that capped it self nicely with dissipating white head. The brew balanced sweetness with spices with a combination that was both light and bold. The pleasant dry finish helped it pair well with an unidentified soft cheese. Most excellent. (387 characters)

Photo of Suds
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a corked 750 ml bottle. There was intense pressure behind that cork…Pow!!
The appearance of this beer is simply spectacular. The head is firm, thick, long-lasting, and glowing-white. It sits atop a cloudy, milky, yellow liquid. Bubble rise constantly through the liquid, and yeast float throughout. The aroma has a notable lemon and orange quality, mixed with yeast and a spiciness. The taste starts moderately sweet, with the citrus continuing. By the mid-taste, the beer dries out a little, and it finishes very clean and crisp. It’s extraordinarily refreshing. (571 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl capped bottle simply called "Saison Dupont" (bought in Norway), "Vieille Provision" is apparently used only for the corked bottle, otherwise it must be the same beer. Hazy golden beer with a large head. Lovely farmhouse aroma with spices and tobacco. Spicy and "authentic" farmbrew flavour, which unfortunately soon is overpowered by a strange medicinal bitterness on the the back of my tongue - I’m not sure how much of this bitterness comes from the hops and how much comes from dead yeast cells. This bitterness dominates the long aftertaste (551 characters)

Photo of tjd25
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glittering golden color body, incredibly active. The head is intense and lasting forever. It faded faster on the side, and started to look like the tower of a sand castle, but with a smooth whipped egg consistency. The smell is yeasty, fresh and very hoppy. Peppery and spicy too. The taste is enjoyable, dry and hoppy but still very round and yeasty with citric notes of orange peel and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is creamy and round, and the hops last on the palate. A good summer beer. Nice. (489 characters)

Photo of Boilermaker88
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a caged and corked 750ml bottle. Cork had "2-004" stamped on it. Poured into a goblet, this saison had a light amber, almost champagne-like color, vigorous carbonation, and a blooming frothy white head that quickly receded but had a never-say-die preseverence. Very nice to look at.
The nose was vaguely fruity but the main component was a combination of yeasty, dusty malt notes and a sharp herbal aroma. Some hints of citrus also played around the periphery.
The taste was rather like a tripel. Some real faint fruit-inspired sweetness up front, a mild malt base with that dusty flavor transitioning over from the nose, and finishing with the soft spiciness of coriander and white pepper and a bolder, harsher herbal bite. The feel was light treading toward medium in body, round and creamy, thanks to the abundant carbonation.
Overall, this saison was quite drinkable, especially on a night with temps in the 80's. Saison Dupont rates the reputation it has garnered. (985 characters)

Photo of IronDjinn
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Vancouver, my first saison sample, and highly recommended. Poured from a small brown 250 ml bottle, best before date on the back label is 04/2006. Massive chunky white head on the pour into a tulip glass, the foam rose so high above the lip of the glass that it eventually formed a saison nipple as a crown. Hazy pale golden coloured body, intense carbonation. Pepper, corainder and citrus on the nose, some sweet malt and candi sugar as well. Through the billowing foam it seems to have a cotton candy sweetness to it, it suits the texture, that's for sure. Intensely sweet flavour up front, definitely cotton candy, strawberry licorice, citrusy towards the middle, and the spices popping up near the finish: pepper, coriander, bitter orange peel. Floral sweetness on the aftertaste, some clover honey. A small sample to make a decent impression from. The mouthfeel is smooth like mylar, a frictionless plastic texture that slides through the mouth. I'd drink another of these just to get part 2 of the experience, hopefully in a larger serving. Otherwise my glass of this saison disappeared far too quickly. (1,127 characters)

Photo of ngandhi
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dupont is the most well-balanced of all the Belgian saisons. Its coriander complements the live citrus. The star of this beer, however, is the meditative hopping which lends beautiful funky herbal notes on the nose, a peppery leafiness on the palate, and a dry finish that calmly accentuates the coriander, keeping this beer from being cloying. The malt is very liquid with a midpalate fullness that is both quenching and filling. Archetypal.

Relax, relax.
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Photo of dave750
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with a tall, thick head that lasts forever and leaves a fine lace. The aroma is of apple cider with honey malt arriving as it warms.
Starts with a strong bitter hop and citrusy tart flavor that continues to the end. An underlying bread-like flavor emerges at mid-taste. Fades with a biting hop spiciness and a toasted malt influence ending with a lingering bitter chocolate taste. Carbonation a touch too high for my liking. Excellent balance bias toward hops. Medium body.
An easy drinking enjoyable brew that would go down a smoother if there was just a little less carbonation (599 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a cloudy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades. The aroma is great. It has a light pale malt scent with a very fruity Belgian yeast finish. The taste is good. It has a pale malt flavor with a fruity yeast finish. It goes down easy and finishes dry, yet refreshing. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium/full bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine saison. It has a superior aroma and good taste; a good drinker. (463 characters)

Photo of mickeymac
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle with one of my favorite labels, it pours hazy gold with a touch of peach. A big, billowy white head develops immediately and diminishes but never goes away completely. The smell is classic musty barnyard with some herbs and peppery spices. Spice and herbs abound in the taste, but a bit of dry fruity sweetness becomes more apparent after it sits a while. This Saison goes down like a dream and is always worth seeking out. (451 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
3.48/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at From The Vine beer tasting Jul 9th, 2004: The beer is a cloudy gold color with a medium thick and fluffy white head. The green bottle may be to blame for the skunkyness that enveloped the sweet fruit and yeast in the aroma. Light-bodied and very carbonated, with an earthy mix of tart fruit and sweet spice flavors. However, the flavor falls off very quickly for some reason. The finish is lightly sweet and has a touch of pepper. Overall this beer is decent with only a couple shortcomings, but I think the green bottle and travel did it some harm. At any rate I thought the now-defunct Quarryman version was a lot better. (634 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pale golden look with the effervescent carbonation is clearly evocative of Champagne. The crowning creamy head atop the brew is very handsome and displays incredible longevity and adorns the glass with a solid coat of lace. The aroma is floral, citric, and earthy. The taste is very delicate sweet tart rhubarb and lemon peel with horseradish spiciness on the back of the tongue. The middle is crisply hopped with a dry mouthfeel. The end is a bit tropical with hints of banana and other fruity esters. Light and tangy, with a sunny disposition. This brew will always be welcome in my glass. (595 characters)

Photo of xgrigorix
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Cork designates it as 2003 vintage.

Bright hazy yellow. Topped by an incredible, white mousse like head, that retains pretty well.

Bright fruity aroma, intense herbal notes, & a nifty bit of barnyardy funk.

Sweetness up front, some interesting fruitiness. Loads of spicy yeast character, along with some sour barnyard funk flavours. Dry herb flavoured finish. Light-medium body, rugged carbonation. Quite refreshing & quaffable. (474 characters)

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.42/5  rDev +6%
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! (642 characters)

Photo of silenius
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another tremendous beer we have here! Served in a 375ml bottle with the 2003 printed on the cork. 2004 also tasted. This is wonderful fresh or aged.

Champagne style cork comes out of the beer easily with a twist and a pop!

I poured the beer in a long narrow Utica Club Brewery .4L mug I bought in college. Unstoppable foamy head on this one. My first gulp was all foam as I tried to stem the rising head of beer! Bone white head with a cloudy glowing honeyed color to the beer. I can only see some limited carbonation this beer because it is so cloudy. Pouring in the yeast causes a nebula-like brown swirling to appear. A beautiful beer.

Smell is floral, grassy and herbal with some lemon rind citrus hint to it. Perhaps a hint of clove and lemon meringue pie character. A beautiful perfumed beer.

Taste is mellow smooth herbal sweetness with a slightly bitter lemon rind twist on the aftertaste. Incredible.

Mouthfeel is a creamy smoothness with no overt carbonation bite showing through. This beer goes down easily!

At 6.5 ABV I'll start too feel this after 2, but what a wonderful beer. The aftertaste makes me want to take sip after sip. I'm finishing this beer now and I wish this 375ml was a 750ml!

I appreciate this more in a tulip glass and every time I drink it I have to say "I love this beer!" out loud. My perfect beer. (1,339 characters)

Photo of Bierguy5
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (611 characters)

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured slightly hazy medium orange with a rocky white head that laced the glass.

The aroma was spicy with a sweetness complexity and a farmhouse/belgian character from the yeast. A fruity aroma was also present.

The flavor was crisp and dry with a farmhouse ale yeast character and a spicy dryness that lasts. The complexity of the flavor is mixed with a substantial hop bittering

The finish was dry with pepper spiciness well into the aftertaste. The body was medium to medium light but the carbonation was high.

12.7 ounce bottle. Unknown dating...L031012/4 on bottle. (592 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a huge clear golden brew (after the cork blew out of that one) with a huge head with medium retention. Aroma is a mix of spice and malts with some citrus flavour being omnipresent. Taste is like a good Belgian ale with again the citrus flavour really coming out of that one. Carbonation is good with excellent medium body. Overall, a very good example of the saison style. The only downside is that the green bottle doesn’t seem to keep the beer very well. I’ve had too many bad past experience of this beer being skunked. I have another bottle of that batch that I will try to age. (599 characters)

Photo of deejaydan
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice straw color. Has a decent, lasting head, and tons of lacing. A slight acidic smell, some spices in the nose. Tastes bright in the mouth, with a lingering tartness. I think I finally understand what people mean when they talk about the "horse blanket" smell of some belgian beers. I like some belgians, and hate others. This is one that I could drink for a night. (375 characters)

Photo of 99bottles
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL green glass bottle that has a cork stamped with 2003. Yeast swirled into the last glass, strengthened flavors to an extent.

Apperance: In a tulip glass, this beer pours a nice golden orange color with a nice 3" head of white fluff. Looks quite nice. Also, the energetic pop of the cork added to the overall appearance. Watch out!

Smell: The smell is a mixture of many things. Very earthen smells permeate: yeast, some sour phenols give a lemon like twang. Funky and musty.

Taste: Move over witbier, I've found my new summer love! This beer has an incredible profile. It blends slightly sweet fruit esters with slighty tart phenols all wrapped together with doughy yeasts and spices. First tastes of sour apples, lemons, nectarines give way to faint tart medicinal afterthoughts. The yeast strain is perfect, and this gives quite a unique 'raw' feeling. A pleasant and refreshing quaff.

Mouthfeel: Wonderful. Very active carbonation dances across the tongue, nice and light drinking.

Drinkability: Great. I wish I could buy more of these, but they're sort of pricey where I'm at. Really great though. Drink it on your porch as the summer sun sets and know true happiness. (1,194 characters)

Photo of Sixpack595
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beutifull beer with a huge white cap of dense white foam.Clear or cloudy depending on the pour amber body. Aroma is faint, spicy and a bit musty. Flavor is zesty with a tart acidity, spicy hops and alcohol, and a bit of fruityness that sneaks out every so often. Strong bitterness and a crisp dry finish. May not be the tastiest beer, but the complexity and depth of flavor make for a very rengaging brew. (405 characters)

Photo of Jon
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

75cl bottled 2002.

This aged bottle really shouldn't have surprised me, but it did.

Hazed goldenrod with one of the most expansive heads I've seen from a two-year-old bottle. Thick, chunky rings of lace permeate the tumbler glass. Unreal.

Herbal, grassy, yeasty, and funky lambic-like aromas fill the air. Dried apples and trails of earthy hops linger, as well.

Still hoppy after two years in the bottle. The flavor of this beer, to me, is best described as a blend of a superbly aged Cantillon Iris and an aged and softened Orval with a trace of DeRanke XX Bitter. Essentially a blend of the hoppy beers of Belgium with age. Wonderful. Hoppy, earthy, citric. Fruity yet dry on the finish with apple and clove hints.

Wonderfully carbonated; smooth and elegant. Full-bodied, but seemingly light.

To say this saison is refreshing would be an understatement. Fresh Saison Dupont is fantastic... world class. Two-year-old, bottle conditioned Saison Dupont is really something else. While I didn't think this bottle would hold up extremely well, it more than exceeded my expectations. (1,098 characters)

Photo of yeagerbm
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky hazy yellow with dense white head and brown sediment accumilation at the bottom of my belgian glass. Had a good fruity smell, with pineapple and banana along with alcohol. Similar in taste with maybe some lemony twang to it. Some characteristics as the hefeweizens but with more citrusy alcohol notes. very flavorful and drinkable with a good buzzing alcohol kick. (378 characters)

Photo of taez555
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

This beer poured a thick white head with a hazy yellow body. There were a few dark bits floating around the haze.

The nose was a mix of soft fruit, manure, phenols, banana, garbage, apples and some pears.

The taste was medium to light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking with a slight graininess. Light malt taste, a sourness, slight dirt, shit, banana, fruit, phenols. What really sticks out in this beer is the bitterness. Not crazy bitter, but bitter enough to slightly dominate. It reminds me a lot of a tart german hefeweizen with a phenolic/shit/barnyard sort of smell. Surprisingly tasty though.

Overall it’s really great farmhouse ale. It reminds me a lot of de ranke XX bitter. I could drink this beer all day. (742 characters)

Photo of beergeek279
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a tulip glass. The color was golden, with a wispy white head. The smell was flowery and fruity, with a very slight funkiness. The taste was somewhat sour, with hints of a nice estery taste, and a strong yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated. As for drinkability, especially with the relatively low ABV, I could have several of these.

Though I prefer Fantome by a nose, Saison duPont seems to be the more consistent product of the two. Needless to say, I'd be happy drinking either one. I'd been looking forward to trying duPont for a while, since I'd first seen it in the cooler at Burgh's, and it's certainly convinced me of the merits of farmhouse beers, which I may have passed over looking for doubles/triples/quads. A great summer beer. (785 characters)

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.