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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,286 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,286
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 229 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of TheCondor
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this brew served in a bottle to me at the Farmhouse Restaurant at 300 Delaware Street, River Market district, KCMO. Highly recommended restaurant. Anyway, it was one of the few beers on the menu that I have not had. The barkeep and waiter we very knowledgeable about beer, which I appreciated.

Appearance - pours a clear, golden yellow color with a soapy, bubbly off white two finger head that leaves excellent lacing on the pint glass. Carbonation can be observed in the brew easily. Looks like a good Saison/Farmhouse should.

Smell - Apples with some zing, funk, floral and grapefruit notes as well. There is certainly a funky, zesty aroma. I like it.

Taste - Much like the nose. The fruits and floral tastes dominate the first parts of the brew, with the funky zest coming in at the middle and end of the drink. Barnyard and grass also make appearances on the palate.

Mouthfeel - well carbonated, light bodied, effervescent. Funk stays with you through the end of the drink. Very clean and crisp. Awesome.

Overall - I really enjoyed this brew. While it isn't quite on the level of Boulevard Saison Brett, you can't expect that out of all Saisons. This is a very good beer, highly recommended to Saison and Farmhiuse drinkers.

TheCondor, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of ErwinGS
4/5  rDev -4.5%

ErwinGS, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of weonfire
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

RichD, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

oso, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Cold
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a pale straw/gold, with a lively, generous pearl-white head. Haze is apparent and uniform, though solid suspended particles are not visible. Numerous bubble trails rise through the drink.

S: Citric, funky, yeasty, slightly acrid, woody, peaty...

T: Tart apples and dry light wood on the front end, with yeasty dry light bread eventually replacing those flavors. Peat and other similar earthy, musty notes crisply finish each taste.

M: Very intense, robust carbonation really dominates the mouthfeel here. As this rush of bubbles dissipates, however, it's a (very pleasant) surprise to note that it lies over a velvety smooth, yet light body that really wouldn't need such an intense carbonation, though it masks the 6.5% ABV brilliantly. Finish is ever-so-slightly dry, though not astringent. Very drinkable/sessionable,

A: Aftertaste is very clean, though its cleanliness is more a product of the flavors on the palate, not an absence thereof. Those flavors include a slightly fruity tartness, crisp, woody earthiness, and a slight belgian funk. The finish is dry, but not terribly astringent, and the dryness increases over time.

Overall: Anyone who knows the saison style knows this beer. In my opinion it is the saison against which all others are measured, and while that does not necessarily mean it is better than the rest, in the vast majority of cases, this is true. Complex, but not busy; balanced but not boring...it's a nearly perfect example of a well-crafted beer, and a world-class example of a quintessential saison. This is the beer to introduce to a friend who doesn't like saisons because they're too sweet/fruity/etc.

It doesn't happen often...but...

5/5

Cold, Nov 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

shick1, Nov 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ShemRahBoo, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of iabeerbaron
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Just started to get into Saisons and have found them to be extremely refreshing. This is one of the best. A nice cloudy golden pour with a huge white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Great aroma of bread, honey, citrus, and black pepper. A wonderful refreshing brew with spices and tartness. Perfect combination.”

iabeerbaron, Nov 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

crobinso, Nov 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Tinfang, Nov 18, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

TerrapinWakenBake, Nov 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Bockerdoppel91, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Grocerystowe, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Hardy_Brew, Nov 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Liquoric3, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Whiskeydeez, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52.3%

BigRedEye, Nov 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Bubbalito, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a hazy dull orange with a nice 3 finger fluffy head that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing. A good amount of settling.

S- Spices, cloves, grapefruit, citrus, and some skunkyness.

T- Subtle but tasty notes of clove, bananas, sweet what, and a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

M- Super carbonated and crisp.

Overall an excellent Saison. Nice balance without being overly fruity. Could taste a little fresher.

gcamparone, Nov 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GeoffreyM, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Twincrasher
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice fine head. Very high levels of carbonation

S: Varied banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, barnyard. Floral and complex notes.

T: Grasses and pear. Very cutting taste with grapefruit notes.

M: Carbonation and light taste. Will pair very well with salad course with citric fruits.

O: Complex and balanced. Not a flavor that is for everyone. If one likes plain beer taste, this will be too different.

Twincrasher, Nov 12, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,286 ratings.