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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,511
Reviews: 1,470
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 202
Gots: 296 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Zraly
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a beer chalice. Frothy white head with a cloudy, pale golden hue. Big smells of earth, flowers, and fruit.

Very complex in its flavor profile, mostly due to the interplay of fruitiness and earth flavors. Dry and bright finish. A nice bubbly mouthfeel that helps even out the wildness of some of the yeasty flavors. Interesting and something to be savored and appreciated for its roots in traditional Belgian beer culture.

Pairs divinely with a nice blue cheese.

Photo of acrawf6
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy bright orange with a foamy white head.

Smell. Lightly spiced, but also has a distinct tartness to it that is present but not by an means overwhelming. In bigger whiffs i get a little sweetness that kinda reminds me of a marshmallow.

Taste. The spice and tartness comes through in the flavor, but nothing is overpowering. I would saw that tartness flavor is on the dominant side though. Does not have much of a sweetness to it. The flavor seems delicate and malts remind me a little of a lager flavor. Aftertaste remains with the tart flavor.

Mouthfeel. Body is crisp, but the alc seems to give it a good and medium mouthfeel. Good amount of carbonation and nice balance.

Overall, a nice saison. I have been wanting to try it for so long, and i think my expectation for it was too high as it didnt meet it. I certainly do like it, and think its a good saison, but i think there are some out there that i tend to favor more.

Photo of JamnesCameron
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Have been enjoying this one for years, in fact it was one of my first Belgian beers over 20 years ago. Finally got around to reviewing it.

Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Pours a hazy gold with a huge, three fingered, frothy head. The stark white is very slow to drop, not sure if it ever will. Head is mainly made up of tiny bubbles when viewed through the side of the glass, on top, it looks like a very rocky meringue. Big, chunky lacing.

Aromas of lemons, lemon zest, peppery yeast. Earthy, with a touch of barnyard funk.

Flavors of peppery, signature yeast, tobacco, lemons and zest. Barnyard funk. Now I can name the difference between great American versions of saison and this classic, it's that touch of tobacco in the flavor profile. Good bite from the carbonation. Finish is short, with the lemony funk leaving its mark in the fade.

Mouthfeel is dry, not quite bone dry, with a spot on level of carbonation.

Overall, this is the saison that all others are measured. Enough said.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Skidz
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out pale yellow and sits light gold in the glass with a big fluffy white head with some yeast sediment in the glass.

Smells sweet and malty with pairing of orange zest and lemon. Dry and yeast body with some spicy hop undertones.

Taste is bitter and dry up front but moves into a light fruity sweetness. Alcohol blends into the sweets and warms the back of the mouth. Finishes bitter with some extended malty sweetness and lingering spiciness.

Medium body with strong and full carbonation. Well bittereed and dry.

As it was, it made for a good summer celebration beer, but is good for consuming anytime.

Photo of Dithyramb
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Frisco's, served in a 0.3L tulip.
Pours a hazy golden with a big two fingered white head. Solid retention and excellent lacing. Streams of carbonation along the sides.

Very clean "Belgian" aromas of the brew. Mostly yeastiness with some citrus themes as well.

This is probably better for the masses on tap, since it loses some of its zing. Very smooth light bodied brew. The pepper, coriander and citrus flavors are here, they are just sharing space in your mouth. Very tart and dry, but extremely drinkable.

Photo of atigerlife
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle dated 2004.

This is the second time I have had this beer, but it is my only Saison so I can not compare it to others in this style.

Poured a huge, fluffy head. Very long lasting. Color is an opaque golden straw. Beautiful beer to look at.

The aroma is fruity/spicy. Light yeast. The taste is interesting and hard to pin down. Seem to evolve as I was drinking it. Very gentle with no overpowering hops. Some fruitiness and wheat, and a light sweetness in the background.

Quite pleasant in the mouth. Rather creamy and slightly dry. This reminded me of other Belgian ales I've drunk, but "friendlier." The lower alcohol content and softer taste makes it very versatile with food and quite drinkable. I would defnitely have this again [if I hadn't just drunk my two bottles from my last trip to the mainland!].

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

750 mL bottle

A: Deep golden under a big white head. Good retention but little lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. A bit of funk and bread and a little floral character.

T: Sweet and very bready. Funky, hint of yeast, bit of warm alcohol. Mild bitterness in the finish.

M/D: Smooth on the tongue, carbonation is contained well. Decent drinkability. A good saison. Not as good as I thought it would be, but still good.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
1.86/5  rDev -55.5%
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.

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,511 ratings.