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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,525
Hads: 3,833
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 247
Gots: 456 | FT: 12
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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 hreb
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, topped with a cork that reads simply 2015. Pours into a Belgian tulip glass and immediately forms an enormous white, pillowy head. Beer itself is yellow and quite hazy. Flavor is mildly tart, well complemented by a healthy fizziness. Neutral and balanced, with a very clean finish, and no detectable alcohol flavor. Leaves a trace of grassiness on my lips. Saison Dupont is a class, genre defining, even. BeerAdvocate shows nearly 6000 saisons at this point, representing, I'm sure, a huge range of beers ranging from funky and outright sour to sweet and fruity. Saison Dupont is a good starting point, but truthfully, there are way more flavorful examples out there now, even without sacrificing any of the balance and cleanliness this one offers.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this saison. One of my favorite - had at the bachelor farmer in a small cage/cork bottle. Pours a lovely belgiany head and is wonderfully spicy and earthy for a saison - not too sweet but has tons of complexity that a lot of breweries miss with the saison.

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

I guess this sums my tastes of what is expected from a great beer.

Hazy appearance, earthy nose, complex throughout, a dreamy mouthfeel, and overall one simply amazing beer.
Stands alone in the farmhouse category and equal to all other greats celebrated in other genres.


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Photo of mtvolkens
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best Saison I've had. Saison's are obviously fairly unpredictable, but this just felt like the kingpin of saisons. Almost like Pliny is to doubles. It was well balanced, not too funky. I tasted banana bread, with the yeast carrying through the palette, with a small hop/orange peel on the end. Greatly balanced brew IMO.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with a dense and ample creamy white head that is long lasting and leaves sheets of lace.
Aroma brings on the funk. Get on up. Hints of hay, maybe some green apple and lemon.
The funky fun continues in the tatse with some light peppery and lemony notes and a nice, lingering, slightly bitter and crisp conclusion. Subtle notes of hay and must.
Mouthfeel is light, bubbly and sparkling on the tongue.
Excellent all around.

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Photo of lastmango
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour was hazy and golden with a 3 finger appliance white head. Medium lacing. Aroma was bready grass/straw. In my first sip, I was overpowered by carbonation equivalent of champagne. This is the highest carbonation brew I have ever had and driest finish too. The taste is a bit yeasty up front, grassy in the middle with a touch of hops on the end. This has too much carbonation for me.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

333 ml bottle, Belgium Beer Factory, Pours hazy gold with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - yeasty, bread and straw, spicy, cloves,hint of fruits. Taste - Fruits, lemony, yeasty with a light bitter finish. Very pleasant easy drinking beer.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - hazy, yellow,/gold , big foamy white head, with some retention, beautiful lacing. Sounds good to as bubbles settle.
A - funk, zest, a little sour/acidic
T - zest comes through first, yeast and funk, grass/hay flavor
F - really feel the carbonation, light body, but good mouthfeel, dry

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of wet grass, straw, orange peel, lemon zest, honey, bread, crushed tulips and apple peels. The taste was much similar to the smell with a funk that hit strong but then fizzled out. Extremely dry beer. Refreshing and tart with medium to high carbonation. Above average saison.

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Photo of CincyBrewTull
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The funk was strong with this one. It tasted of straw and grains, citrus herbs and flowers and again the barnyard funk was everywhere. Unfortunately some of the funk tasted of soap which does nothing for me.

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Photo of plaidowl
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic aroma of bread and straw, with a malty flavor that has a sensation of citrus rind (with hints of sour acid) and a firm bitter finish, one that fades quickly. What sticks around is the head, composed of a thick, lush foam. Topping this hazy, golden brew, streaming with carbonation (the cork shot off the bottle!), it really is a beautiful beer. This beer invites quaffing, so you will likely end up with a bed of foam on the bottom of your glass.

I drank it with a light alfredo pasta, but this is a widely drinkable beer, with a flavor that could fit a wide variety of food pairings. It is a solid choice.

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Photo of mrjez
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: pours a cloudy gold with a gorgeous white pillowy head that leaves lacing. It eases back slightly, but sticks around the whole time.
S: there's an acidic funk that is nicely sitting amongst the yeast and some citrus, very pleasant. Hints of grass or hay.
T: like the smell, superb balance with the wild strain quite subdued yet giving it a tangy liveliness, somewhat grainy and lemony. A little peppery.
F: so nice and creamy, those bubbles just glide over the mouth, it's very light and quaffable.
O: the key is balance, and this is a fantastically restrained and harmonic brew. Doesn't give excitement just superb craft.

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Photo of stortore
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Have had a few times, first review.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, at least a two finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smells of Belgian yeast, black pepper, light malt, a little funk. Smells so good. Taste continues to bring a lot of yeast, a little more funk than the nose, candi sugar, light malt, less pepper than the nose. Dry, crisp, great body, perfectly carbonated, so refreshing.

I like this better every time I have it. So flavorful and balanced. May or may not be my favorite saison, but if there was a picture of one in the dictionary, it would be this. A beer everyone should try.

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Photo of dro7
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Extremely carbonated! From a 12oz corked bottle. The cork made a super loud pop, aroma of spices, and lemon, very light mouth feel, very smooth and refreshing, lemony, and hint of spice. Look is very hazy with think particles. Even though it looks think, it has a very light mouth feel.

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Photo of MTLDOG
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Saison I have had. A little skunky, spicy and a little dry. Smells grassy and or bread. Has a kind of coriander spice to it and a fermenting fruit. A nice yellow color. Aggressive 2 inches of head with peaks. Some lacing. Very drinkable. Citrusy hops. I really enjoy this beer. I think it's a great representation of the style but with a skilled hand with the floral and spices.

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Photo of akdo
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is opaque and golden. It has a two-finger head. As you drink it, the head recedes to a thin layer that doesn't budge. As for its nose, it has a slight but bearable skunkiness. It doesn't smell like fresh grass complemented with acidic fruits unlike a Sauvignon blanc.

Once the beer is about to enter into our wind pipe, the skunky taste dissipates in favour of the bitterness which is akin to a spice that is a notch below black pepper.

Despite its watery texture, which is what one should expect, I didn't feel a refreshing effect in my mouth. In fact, I have tasted a Saison that is more refreshing and citrusy than Dupont's. However, if I was looking for a beer that is easy to drink, I would pick a Saison over a lager. Overall, it is the best Saison I have tasted because I like its look and the beer doesn't become flat after a few minutes.

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Photo of BethanyB
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Poured from a bottle into tulip glass at d.b.a. In NYC. A hazy dark yellow, with a thin white head. Leaves spotty lacing against the glass.

Smell: Citrus and straw--the wheat base is apparent.Yeasty bread is countered by a fistful of lemongrass. As the beer warms, some overripe orchard fruit comes through (more pleasant than it sounds).

Taste: Pale malt is delicately balanced with lemon and tangerine. Incredibly smooth, but with a dash of white pepper and coriander spicing up the finish. Simple and elegant, yet slightly boring. The little black dress of Saisons.

Mouthfeel: Medium light and very spritzy, with a slight dryness. Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A classic and smooth Saison. You can't go wrong with this one, but you can't go great either, as it doesn't pack enough of a punch to get past being simply tasty with emphasis on the "simple."

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL corked-and-caged bottle from the LCBO; best before July 2017. I ticked this beer off a couple of years ago, but neglected to post a full review at the time. Took me a bit longer to find a second bottle than I thought it would. Served well-chilled.

Pours a translucent golden-yellow hue, producing approximately three fingers of fluffy, white-coloured foam at the surface. Retention is quite good; the head sticks around for just over 10 minutes in total, dissipating quite slowly. A lumpy cap roughly one finger high survives, in addition to gobs of foamy, delicate lace. There's a whiff of sulphury skunk on the nose, but it weakens as the beer has time to breathe - revealing notes of grainy, doughy malt sweetness, grassy hay and various hints of fruit, including apple, overripe pear, apricot and some vinous white grape. Minor suggestions of banana, coriander and clove.

Lovely stuff, and highly refreshing. The malt backbone is grainy and lightly doughy, providing a mostly-neutral backdrop for the flavours that follow. Orchard fruits are first - lots of apple and pear, with lesser hints of grape, lemon, banana and stone fruit. There's plenty of grassy hay and spicy, phenolic Belgian yeast character towards the finish; the former serving up some mild hop bitterness, while the latter dries the palate out effectively with some mild clove and coriander. Medium-bodied, with aggressive carbonation that rigorously agitates the palate, resulting in a crisp, prickly mouthfeel that slowly softens as you make your way through the big bottle. Exceedingly drinkable; this one goes down almost as effortlessly as your typical pale lager, despite the sturdy 6.5%.

Final Grade: 4.23, a very respectable A-. Saison Dupont might be the forefather of the modern saison, but I wouldn't say that it's the pinnacle of the style. Don't get me wrong - this is still a wonderfully easy-drinking, tasty Belgian strong ale that I will undoubtedly return to in the future - but it has never really blown me away. For one thing, the green glass has got to go - I could do without the concentrated skunk smell when I pop the cork. Beyond that, there are no serious flaws here... it's beautifully balanced, and the alcohol content is totally incognito. Recommended as an introduction to the style, as well as for fans of pale Belgian ales in general.

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Photo of Dirtyhands
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If biting into a sour apple is something that appeals to you, now you know where to go. A saisons that sets the bar for whey other saisons in the world. Will drink again.

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Photo of pmangold
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the better saisons that i've had - easy to drink, great mouth feel. the smell and taste are mild and not overwhelming - herbal, grassy with some citrus and a little Belgian funk.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle. 2014 on cork

hazy bright yellow in color, huge bone white heads, that clings to glass in nice rings. aroma is very pleasant, a mild herbal, spicy, a little grassy. taste is more mild, but tasty. higher carbonation, thin to medium body. drinks very easy. I'm not normally a big fan of saisons, but this is probably the best I've had.

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

pours a murky (slightly milky) bright golden copper with a big soapy head that hangs out with you for a bit and coats the glass any way you turn it. nose; belgian yeast, light grain, light banana and slight black peppercorn. taste; immediate belgian yeast and lemon zest, with subdued white grape and trace tangerine in the middle. aftertaste is dry - light yeast funk, grassy/herbal notes, light citrus and peppercorn spice. 6.5% abv is as subtlety in the mix as possible here. highly carbonated and effervescent, champagne mouthfeel. you really have to taste this one to see why it stands out among the farmhouse roster; it isn't overly complex or extreme, avoids the super-yeasty styling pitfall, and has perfectly balanced fruit sweetness, citrus character and pepper spice. as easy drinking as they come and probably my favorite saison - reknowned for a reason!

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Photo of EricVonStein
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a vivacious head of 3-4 finger thick head that sits like a cloud on top of an opaque golden sun of beer. It looks beautiful to be sure! some sediment is visible.

bright summer hay and lots of crisp fruits and berries on the nose. fresh yeast is right up front along with some spiciness. Very vibrant scents.

Taste follows scent with yeasty summer grasses, dried golden raisens, and meadow florals (think lavender). Finish is hoppy with nice crisp bitterness. Lots going on with the flavours, great depth without being heavy in the slightest.

In the mouth its well carbonated and light but with good body.

Overall this is just gorgeous, cant say enough about it. Wonderful classic Saison notes with bright and airy flavours throughout, perfect for summer. Its an instant favourite, dont miss it!

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Photo of brettski66
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection in a glass. A "saisonnaire" must-have; Delicious, crisp, refreshing. Everything you love from a saison - clove, honey, orange, spice, and banana. Lightwieght and fluffy bubbles. TASTY.

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Photo of Mikus
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Into the tulip. Slightly hazy, golden hue with a finger of rocky white head. Light notes of clove, pink peppercorns, and a phenolic note cutting in. Nice peppery note at the front of the tongue, hint of bubble gum and sweetness, and a nice crisp finish. Super clean and refreshing. Leaving me anticipating the enjoyment of the next sip. Went through this beauty a little bit quicker than average when I am doing a review. The hype is real.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,525 ratings.