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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 3,547
Reviews: 1,475
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 206
Gots: 311 | FT: 9
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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 delmet
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers. It has low alcohol content for a belgian beer (%6.5), but about average for this type. So, one can enjoy it for a while without getting smashed.

a- cloudy blond with a good head, the way it looks tells you something good is brewin' in your future

b- ah! The smell. This is the thing that really jumps at you. If you pour a glass and not notice the smell, either the beer is bad, or you are lacking the protrusion that should be in the middle of your face. It smells really delicious. Spicy, fruity, citruslike. Sooo good.

t- Well, something that smells so good, cannot taste that bad. And this baby tastes very good indeed. Peppery, fruity, malty, very very goody.

m- it feels nice and crisp, like something you would want to put in your mouth as often as you possibly could.

d- well, if I could afford it I would never stop drinking it, but then I would become 500 pound in a few months. So I guess it is a good thing this thing is 10 bucks a bottle.

Photo of marcobrau
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A crisp bitterness and slightly fruity, pepper-like flavors are found in this Belgian ale. Fairly light-bodied Saison DuPont is my choice as a favorite beer to quaff while sitting on my balcony on a warm summer day. A very dry crisp ale with a dry finish that always leaves you wanting some more. The addition of wheat makes the beer a bit smooth despite the high carbonation. A rare classic from Belgium that should be savored.

Photo of Slynger
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is the color of pale hazy golden hay, with a large and finely fluffy cloud white top. Funky, fruity, and phenolic smelling with hints of flowery sweetness. Dynamite mouthfeel full of fine, tickling carbonation. The taste has a soft sweetness upfront, with tart apple/pear fruitiness. Yeasty and funky with a peppery spice and a touch of bitterness lingers for just a bit in the finish. Very good. I am a big fan of this one.

Photo of spointon
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I Poured this one from a 375ml green bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A= This brew poured a beautiful, slightly cloudy, light golden color with huge amounts of carbonation. Seriously, this is one of the most effervescent Belgian ales I have ever had - and that is saying something! The snow white head formed 3/4 inch at pouring and maintained at least half that throughout!

S= This beer has an interesting set of aromas - I get apples, dry leaves, and an earthy cellar smell that is in every way pleasant.

T= I love the taste of this beer, and that taste is all about restraint. Up front there is a bit of earthiness and light malt graininess. The finish is lightly tart without any of the vinegar taste I personally despise. Beyond that, this beer becomes a real chameleon. At times I get the classic Belgian yeastiness, and in the next swallow it seems absent. Other times I detect herbal notes or a musty dry yeast taste. At all times it is refreshing and delicious.

MF= I find this ale crisp, clean, and entirely refreshing. The high carbonation and the light body make this beer a delight.

D= The hype is justified! I will go a long way off the beaten path for more of this fine ale.

Photo of Jerico
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a Bordeaux wine glass from a 750ml bottle.

A: Pretty, cloudy golden color with fluffy white head.

S: A bit sour and spicy, slightly hoppy with a bit of lemon when it settles in.

T: Slight fruity/citrusy and hoppy in turns, but delicate and airy at the same time.

M: A bit fizzy and light, leaves a bit of a bitter aftertaste.

D: A light, tasty beer that would go well with food or as an after work drink to relax with.

Photo of ewright
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Corsendonk chalice, the head is immense, rivaling that of a Duvel. As the head fades, it is very noticeably rocky. The beer is a pale straw color with hints of orange.

S: A bit of crisp sourness up front with a faintly spicy orange note in the background.

T: Sweet and fruity up front, the hops kick around mid-mouth and blend to create a dry finish, reminiscent of oak-aged chardonnay with a beery flavor.

M: The carbonation is very fine, creating a velvety feel on the tongue.

D: An outstandingly refreshing beer for a warm day. This is a great thirst quencher that goes well with a wide range of foods (I'm pairing it with spicy turkey sausage).

Photo of Proteus93
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Murky, somewhat blonde (reviewed not long after changing the draft). A nice, semi-foamy head, leaving a thin lacing around the rim.

S: Quite a big aroma of fresh fruit peel, pear, some little hints of clove, and a sweet spiciness.

T: A fresh fruit zest, especially pear and apple peel. A little bit of very light citrus (not really at all tart or puckering). A bit of grassiness, and perhaps some clove. Quite nice.

M: I'd like a touch more carbonation, but some of that may be a result of the tap change. A medium body, which is nice, though. Decent, all around.

D: While this tends to lean towards a little nicer to drink, I think I'd prefer it as a sipper over swigging.

Photo of SaucyA
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Beautiful, living and moving white head crowning a honey golden haze. Poured into a tulip, the head rises above the glass and settles into a tidy 1 finger ring of foam. Laces the glass.

S - Fruit candy, strawberries, apricot, quite yeasty. Slight metallic undertone. Wonderfully Belgian.

T - Fruity at the front with a dry finish. There's one quality I don't like about the aftertaste that's really throwing me off. I can't put my finger on it. The warmer it gets, the less the aftertaste occurs, and the flavors come together. Serve this at about 46-50 degrees to really jump into it.

M - Could be a little lighter. Good carbonation.

D - Good for a food pairing or a hot summer evening. Not sessionable.

Notes : I like this, but it's not a staple in the fridge. I'd buy another single of it, but it won't be for a while... I think JP's Bam Biere was a bigger hit with me.

Photo of BMoney575
3.37/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 3-28-08

Pours a very cloudy and very fizzy pale gold. A massive white foam head sits on top, leaving no real lacing.

Smell is slightly skunky at first, and then a Belgian sweetness comes through. Subtle, but very enjoyable.

Taste is a bit of a surprise. I was expecting sweet Belgian, but this is very, very bitter. Almost too bitter. The subtle flavors that give the beer character are almost completely covered up.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a bit too carbonated for the style.

Drinkability is decent, but the bitterness is just a shame.

Overall, I was hoping for alot more. Probably pretty good underneath, but just doesn't work.

Photo of swizzlenuts
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice light coloured beer with a large head. Not clear

S: Nice fruity malty smell to the beer

T: The taste has a mix of fruits and malts, which are quite complex. Every flavour that comes out is distinct from the other. There are fruity flavours mixed with the spicy Belgian malts.

M: A bit creamy with some carbonations

D: Not bad

Photo of rkuhnel
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, this poured a cloudy gold with a nice foamy head and good lacing. Big nose of citrus, floral hops, and spices. Rich and delicious mouthfeel. Favors are wonderful with citrus, flowers, fruit, and hops. Slightly sour finish. Fantastic brew.

Photo of calsbeek
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Saison, one of my least favorite styles from Belgium. Still, Saison duPont on the shelf and I'd never had it before so I'll give it a shot.

Pours a honey gold with a marshmallowy, meringue-like head of cream. Nice lacing as it trails down the glass.

spicey with subtle citrus, the yeast charcter is present but not overly prominent. The beer is a little too cold to be sure at this point.

Very crisp, very clean taste. Again, sbutle yeast character. I little tart, almost sour? Not sure if its acid I taste or if its the play off the high degree of carbonation...speaking of which...

this beer is highly carbonated and spunky in the glass. It is very light bodied but not watery. As the hallmark saison, this is the body against which all others should be measured.

Very nice overall. Again, not my fav. style, but given the givens....

Photo of Douglas14
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a flat golden color with a huge pillow-like, thick white head. The aroma is of citrus, sweet sugary candies, slight hops, and some funkiness. The taste is more complex: tart fruits - grapes, lemon, orange - definite funk, and just enough hops to accompany the sweetness of this beer. It has a light body and finishes somewhat dry. Great beer...definitely an outstanding Saison!

Photo of DoubleJ
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

What's so great about farmhouse ale? Well I'm about to find out. On to the beer:

A- Cloudy blonde, topped by a big rocky head.

S- Drying tartness. Touch of phenolic and bubblegum.

T- Lightly flavored and very dry. Maybe too dry. It gets better as it warms because it becomes more flavorful. Mixed fruits and medicinal flavors stand out the most. Dash of spice in the aftertaste.

M- Firm, the carbonation is melded very well with the beer.

D- I can sip and enjoy this one.

Not bad, but I expected a better experience. My question of what's so great about farmhouse ale remains unanswered at this point.

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A three finger plus off white head easily reaches the rim of the glass without effort. The body is a hazy dark golden straw colored hue. A breakup of lace is left around the glass as the lace receeds. Nose has distinct piney notes stacked on top of fresh wheat notes and noticeable hop characteristics. Yeasty fruit laced notes are also there. At first sip you get a slight instense of sour that quickly yields to a mineral and spicey balance that is all over the tongue. Very crisp and well rounded with lots of fresh veggie notes all wraped around nice dry fruity tones. Dryness is inhanced by a soft hop profile and slight bitterness. This beer gets even more mellow and much better as it warms. Mouthfeel is very clean and oh so drinkable. The more I drink good Saisons, the more I like them. This one is very very good.

Photo of marcpal
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had been looking forward to trying, Eulogy of Philly seemed appropriate.

375ml bottle poured into large chalice.

A: Golden/hazy/Belgian. Pillowy head with constant lacing. Nice appearance.

S: Pure sweet fruits with some malt and yeast that matches in the aroma. Banana the most dominant.

T: Both tartness and bitterness. All the malts, fruits, sugars, and floral flavors well balanced. Hops in the aftertaste make an appearance later on. Sour and yeasts are what you are left with- textbook saison to someone like myself that is newer to the style.

M: Thin bodied with a yeast coating. No burn or stickiness.

D: Not my favorite style but have been enjoying more as of late. This one was great with garlic mussels and the perfect match. Easily could have several in a sitting as it doesnt become boring. Summertime would be good for this one.

Photo of ojclark
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow-orange with slight haze. Lots of carbonation. Large, lasting, off-white, rocky head. Some sediment. Lemony, spicy aroma with some yeasty, musty notes. Sharp, cirtic, spicy, bitter flavor. Long bitter/sour finish. Strong peppery phenol notes in flavor and finish. Light body. Very dry palate and finish. Very refreshing, effervescent mouthfeel.

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

Poured f/ 750 ml bottle into snifter. Pillowy, puffed two finger head floats to the top. Lemon zest with some earth, a touch of farmy/leathery smell. Taste is wonderful! Crisp sour green apples, some fresh soil earthyness, sweet green grapes, mixed with a champaign-esque mouthfeel. Wonderful!

Photo of iasanlee
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A cloudy golden wheat color. Huge rocky head.

S- Lemons zest is the first scent. Yeast, and fruit.

T- Citrus and spice. I can taste pear, lemon, apple, and orange. Quite a crisp finish. Very well balanced.

M- A bit more than just medium bodied. Smooth and evidant carbonation.

D- Yummy. This is very drinkable. I loved every moment.

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

Saison Dupont pours two full fingers of white fluff atop a cloudy yellow-orange body. The smell starts as a bit of a letdown, with the notorious green-bottle skunkiness striking even this gem. Yet it quickly recedes, leaving lots of hopped goodness and some fruit; good, all in all. The taste is very impressive--orange, a hint of lemon, and some apricot carry the fruit load, with hops never out of reach, and a surprising amount of spice (pepper, ginger) given that my amateurish nose didn't detect them. Well carbonated, this is a terrific beer, and I'm darn glad I finally got around to trying it. It's bold, complex, but smooth and easy on the palate.

Certainly very well recommended.

Photo of largadeer
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Straw-colored, hazy and full of sediment. Pours with several inches of thick foam that show no signs of fading.

Smell - The mild nose reveals grass and hay-like aromas mixed with notes of lemon and grapefruit.

Taste - Estery with flavors of banana and pineapple. Light acidity with a subtle spiciness. Notes of citrus come out more as the beer sits in the mouth. Extremely dry in the finish, with a lemon peel-like bitterness that remains on the palate for several minutes.

Photo of dsa7783
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As perhaps one of the most widely known depictions of the Saison style, copped this 11.2 oz brew singly from Gary's in Madison... what an amazing sample! This is a world-class, top-notch brew, true to the style, and above and beyond the average by far... superb hazy, cloudy appearance with impressive foamy head that had some staying power... smell was full of fresh citrus and a powerful sweet aroma... taste was complete with grapefruits, lemon, and a wonderful, lucid, crisp, clear taste that delivered and left little to be desired... one of the better brews I've sampled... full of chracter, quality, and style... definitely a must-try... this beer commands respect and is definitely one of the best representations of the style... Definitely recommended...

Photo of mbrandon2w
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold, hazy. Yeast was disturbed some in transit.
Smells of citrus, light peppery and a little straw.
Had this while eating some shrimp pad thai, which is paired with excellently. The slight spiciness in the beer matched well with the food, then the citrus and carbonation came in to cool things down.
This went down quite easily, and I can see this going well with many other types of food, especially anything with a little spice, or on a nice warm day.

Photo of GRPunk
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- It poured a hazy, bright, golden-yellow. I couldn't make out any sort of head, but there was a thin lace.

S- It had a lot of yeasty tones in the aroma. It made for a sweet and spicy scent.

T- It had the flavor I expected from the smell. It was wonderfully yeasty and spicy with a nice play between sweet and sour flavors.

M- There was a nice chewy and grainy feel to this beer.

D- It was an easy sipper. It had an interesting flavor, yet was quite refreshing.

Photo of stuckonhops
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

picked up this little jewel at stateline MD
(my first ever saison)

A-- pretty average golden color that fits with most of the belgian styles i have been enjoying recently. nice fluffy head that receded quickly but never did go all the way away.

S-- the smell is high on the fruity yeast side with malts peeking in. could be banana..pretty complex smell for me to pick out everything present..

T-- belgian yeast shines through beautifully...fruity and extery with just very small hints of hops to balance this one out very nicely...as with the smell the amount of tastes here i just cannot begin to describe yet...i will have to re-review again when i train my palate more

M-- very smooth and bubbly...fills your mouth and coats your tounge with taste...but it is not a sticky coating...just a full bodied taste..

D-- i could drink a few of these but would eventually have to switch styles to something very bitter since the belgian styles arent my favorite...but i enjoy having a few due to the complexity of the flavors and they arent usually as strong so i can have a few in a row...very tasty i will grab a 4 pack next time im out..

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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