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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,421 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,421
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 251 | FT: 10
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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 jpro
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from CBX. Cork reads 2012. Poured into a large tulip glass...

A: Pale, hazy gold; huge, 4-finger head of frothy suds; retention stands up well, leaving a few spots and rings of lace.

S: Grassy; Belgian yeast esters / clove; cracker.

T: Very light bready flavor; white pepper; some alcohol / fusel flavors, too. Not much funk or barnyard character.

M: Medium-bodied; high carbonation; has some zing to it, but not quite as dry as I was expecting.

O: A classic saison; pretty easy drinking and lightly refreshing.

jpro, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -4.3%

halo3one, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev -4.3%

logicalparadox, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Neffbeer
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Neffbeer, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of elec
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

elec, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of WCW
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%

WCW, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

brianmandell, Feb 07, 2014
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.

Slynger, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of Kinsman
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the chance to spend the weekend down at the Cape at a friends, so I enjoyed this while sitting out in the sun on a nice summer Saturday.

I picked this up at Grain and Vine in Hyannis, which itself was a nice store to visit. I didn't bring any of my usual glasses with me, so I found a wine glass as a nice substitute to pour this into. Poured a nice hazy orange with a good yeast presence in the body. Capped by a moderately thick and slightly sticky white head.

Aroma provides a good bit of funk and spice, even before you pour it. A bit peppery and also a little bit of a citrusy aroma are well complemented by the musty hay aroma.

Flavor compliments the aroma well, being a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest. A good lemon with white pepper flavor followed by a nice yeast presence. As the beer warms, the slight hop bitterness starts to come through.

A nice bubbly medium weight feel in the mouth. Smooth and crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon. Overall a very enjoyable summer saison that deserves to be right up there with the best of them.

Kinsman, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of Naugros
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour this slowly, especially if using a snifter or tulip glass as the head immediately rises, 3-4 fingers thick and billowy off-white. The light golden, orange color is beautifully hazy, as is consistent with this style. Bands of lace follow your progress and the head slowly dissipates as you drink, leaving a white film across the top.

As you pop the cork (helped by the nice carbonation), the Belgian yeast strains tickle your nose. Blow the foam aside to get a whiff of the beer in the glass and the herbal tones of the yeast come out to play and you'll get a preview of the spice.

The yeast is the forefront of the taste with a little cardamom (at the top of the palate) backed up by a slight orange blossom honey sweetness on the tip of your tongue. There is a minor buttery quality, presumably from the presence of some diacetyl. There's a sourness that hits the back of your mouth that ties everything together. So much going on but well-balanced and the epitome of the style. Judge all saisons against this one!

The carbonation that helped you pull the cork continues to be assertive in your mouth, but not overly so. It's also got a creamy feel to it. I can't really explain how it can be carbonated and creamy, but it is. Despite all that's going it manages a crisp mouthfeel.

Forget witbiers for the summer, I'd rather take one of these down after mowing the lawn. Refreshing and complex, I could drink this until I couldn't make it back to the fridge any more.

Naugros, May 02, 2010
Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

kirkse, May 19, 2012
Photo of dipso123
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

dipso123, May 07, 2013
Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

MLaVioletteJr, May 31, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle into a snifter

A: golden hazy, with a good two to three finger head. Good retention.

S: grassy, earthy and musty. Some mild yeast aroma.

T: tart and citrusy.

M: medium carbonation with good feel. Dry finish.

O: my first true Belgian Saison, I have to say I appreciate this beer quite a bit. I found the taste and mouth feel to be more "natural" than the other saisons I have had. The finish was very nice and all in all this is a very impressive beer.

polloenfuego, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of davegray
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

davegray, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of jwhancher
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750 ml bottle to compare my Saison homebrew (still fermenting) to the one that sets the standard.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with massive foam white head. Lacing clings to the glass as the head fades. Spritzy- like carbonation that lends to some great aromas.

Smells of lemon, pear, and white grape. Tastes very similar to the aroma but with a subdued funky barnyard sourness.

Has an excellent mouthfeel. Very light and refreshing. Overall a very great beer; one that lives up to expectations.

jwhancher, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Atomicskis5, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of ChadQuest
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks very exceptional, perfection for the style, massive pillowy head that is over an inch tall, chunky and more lace then victoria. Body is a semi hazy golden color that looks mouth watering.
This is an older bottle, and i was initially hesitant about buying it because i was worried about skunking, but i think this one is doing well, it has gotten quite funky by now for a saison, there are pears and apples, wet hay, and dusty back country roads.
Flavors after this much time have gotten really clean and dry, light crisp fruits, pepper, something in here reminds me of chamomile, light funk here, not as prominent as the aroma.
Mouthfeel is very dry and well attenuated, the age of this one most likely contributed.

ChadQuest, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of MarioM
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into SN Snifter.

A: Beautifully clear dark golden like color with a huge effervescent white creamy head made of tiny bubbles that never stop rising from the bottom of the glass.

S: Great earthyness, hay like, slight citrus but more like lemon grass. Good phenolic character behind everything, smells great and can't wait to drink.

T: Nice fruitiness, slight citrusi and a tad bitter at the end. A great beer with a lot going on but just hard to pin point exactly what that is. I guess that's what makes this style so intreaging. Again though, some lemon grass and good maltiness that comes through fruity like. A very clean yet satisfyingly phenolic and balanced.

M: Great body from the high carbonation. Phenols and bitterness leave a satisfying aftertaste that is very characteristic in Saisons, very delicious and clean example. I guess that's why this is a benchmark beer for this style for many people.

O: A great example, very refreshing on a hot summer day especially after brewing a batch of Saison my self. A perfect beer to have after a hard days work. Definitely would have hit the spot after a hard days work on the farm.

MarioM, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

judkinst, May 31, 2014
Photo of heytomcat
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.9/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

As best I can determine, I must have gotten a bad bottle because I was far from impressed. Hardly a fan of saisons, I found this to be an awful experience. The first hint of a problem occurred when the aroma smelled like burnt rubber. With the sense of smell and taste being closely associated, this was not a good start. The initial taste was very tart lemon. It was not just lemon juice, it was as though I was chewing on lemon rind. The aftertaste that followed was a gritty Flintstone vitamins lemon taste. Perhaps another way to explain the feeling would be a textured shandy.

Noting the high praise this saison received, I have trouble fathoming such a bad experience. I could not recommend this saison to another person unless of course I had a better experience with a future bottle. However, I would not buy that bottle with my money.

JohnnyHopps, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Dank26
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of fitzy84
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy, burnt orange appearance with a large, fluffy head narrates this beautiful drink. Good retention and sticky lacing on the sides. Very yeasty aromas with hints of floral and honey. Taste is a bit thin, but a palate cleanser indeed. A dry drink with a solid crispness. Overall, a great saison.

fitzy84, May 31, 2009
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,421 ratings.