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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,140 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 164
Gots: 191 | FT: 10
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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AwYeh

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle , 2010 vintage, poured into tulip pint.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with hundreds of tiny bubbles flowing upwards at any point. At least four fingers of towering, foamy, white head, and great lacing- one side of my glass looks like it has a head of its own.

S: Musty, slightly 'barnyard' smelling yeast appears first and is quickly followed by a bouquet of hops- earthy, floral, and grassy hops are all prevalent. Lots of light, sweet, citrus flavors too- orange and lemon peel- and some peppery spices, particularly coriander.

T: Sweet and moderately funky; the yeast is a little overbearing here. Peppery and earthy tones compliment but never balance the yeast, and the finish follows much of the taste- sweet, peppery, and tangy.

M: Light and creamy, thanks to the lively carbonation. Smooth, with a slightly dry finish.

D: A moderately enjoyable beer, but the balance here is too much in favor of this particular yeasty flavor for me to be really excited about having another one soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:27:19 | More by AwYeh
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-18-2012 15:29:06 | More by JRBecks
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-18-2013 15:58:39 | More by FadetoBock
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mrcraft

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-19-2014 18:26:44 | More by mrcraft
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a light amber with a quick forming head leaving slight lacing. Sediment is present, however suspended. Smell is dry, with traces of coriander. Taste is good, dry and clean, with traces of coriander and citrus, quite bold. Mouthfeel is smooth, slight carbonation, not overly bitter. Quite drinkable, would get again if they didn't discontinue this at the LCBO. Have one more bottle that I'll be sure to hold onto for a while.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2005 04:38:56 | More by funkengruven
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ultralarry2006

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle, which was green (what ? why ?). Leaves a foamy white two finger head that quickly receded to surface skim that lingered with not much lacing. Can see tiny bubbles throughout. Color is a hazy golden yellow.

Smell - grassy, herbal hops, spicy smelling yeast and some phenols, slight alcohol (maybe really the yeast). This has that Euro lager skunkiness about it, which some may find offputting right-off-the-bat, but not me, I have always liked it, nonetheless it was a surprise to encounter it here.

Taste - a lot like the smell. Grassy, herbal hops upfront with some mild phenols and mild yeast spiciness. It both smells and tastes like a combination of a German pilsener and a Belgian ale.

Mouthfeel - moderate to thin fullness with a great deal of carbonation.

Drinkability - this goes down easy. It's good, but I would tire of this after one 750 ml., and I would not have more than one of these in a session, although I will occaisionally have one from time to time.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 17:43:18 | More by ultralarry2006
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 13:13:32 | More by CurtisD
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-21-2014 14:33:56 | More by Travcofarms
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-02-2013 23:02:56 | More by brauseboof
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BarrelO

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.

A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.

S: Citrus and yeast.

T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light with heavy carbonation.

T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 00:35:29 | More by BarrelO
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375mL bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a golden color with a nice finger and change of foam. There's a flurry of activity in the glass, like suspended yeast particles and rising streams of bubbles.

I'm impressed by the strength of the nose. I'm smelling fruits (mostly pear and lemon, maybe some green apple), spice, and the standard Siason funk. The spice and familiar Belgian yeast remind me of a tripel in a way.

The flavor isn't as bold to me as the aroma is. However, there are a lot of different flavors present. It's hard for me to decide which fruity flavor is the dominant one, but, if I had to pick, I'd probably say lemon. As soon as I say that, there's a funky pear in the finish. There's a grassy hop quality, too. I appreciate the complexity and the depth of the flavors, but they're not as pleasant as they are in the nose.

Highly carbonated, but it seems to be appropriate. Very dry finish. Body is on the lighter side. Crisp, zesty and refreshing. Good stuff, especially this time of year.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 01:28:45 | More by Gyle41386
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-16-2014 02:18:05 | More by jewellrunner
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2013 13:41:11 | More by CDCNAM
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Raziel313

California

2.25/5  rDev -46.3%

04-10-2014 08:12:06 | More by Raziel313
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-04-2014 05:23:20 | More by MonkeyBread
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-23-2012 02:05:07 | More by Vylo
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sitarist

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-11-2012 03:52:26 | More by sitarist
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-10-2012 19:08:25 | More by slowdaddy
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azorie

Florida

4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass at refer temps

A: Fantastic yellow-orange color, with a massive 2 inch head and that left lacing own the glass after about 5 minutes. Lots of bubbles and no yeast floaties.

S: Tart apple and citrus, with that bread Brett yeast nose. Spicy hops and malt blend that remind me of flowers and passion fruit.

T: ah so fine this is the gold standard of Saisons.
Sharp spicy front end of cirtus and apples, with some herbs and that brett bite. All blends so well with the hop bite and malt sweetness. Very complex beer that changes a tad every year due to the terrior etc.

M: medium body, lots of carbonation

T: smooth beer and no hint of 6.5 abv, easy as hell to drink a full 750 solo

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 19:37:00 | More by azorie
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Joecaddie

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-25-2014 00:19:28 | More by Joecaddie
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badbeer

Iowa

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow color, almost like a macro, but is unfiltered and has an awesome creamy head that lasts throughout. Herbal scents, citrus, and spice making up aroma. Has a graininess and yeasty type flavors initially, with more subtleties similar to the aroma finishing off the taste, really put together well. Almost medium bodied, with lighter carbonation than expected. Really enjoyable beer, good for many occasions I'm sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 21:00:50 | More by badbeer
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dipso123

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-06-2013 23:56:17 | More by dipso123
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-20-2013 18:05:53 | More by StubFaceJoe
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Dirty Franks in Columbus, Ohio.
A: Pale golden with a white collar and film.
S: Yeasty bread, strawberry farmhouse, spicy apricots, all in front of a honey apple sweetness.
T: Sweet rustic citrus and apple honey and strawberry. There is a lingering grassy bitterness.
M: Slightly syrupy, it ends dry and frothy.
D: Pretty good. About average for a saison.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2010 22:41:49 | More by ne0m00re
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gpogo

California

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

A- Hazy pale yellow orange with a rocky white head.

A- Pepper phenolic spiciness. Very Belgiany aroma.

T- Initially a light fruity taste. Ends quite dry. Overall a very refreshing taste.

M- Medium body, high carbonation.

D- I have very little to say about this beer in many aspects. However this is the definition of a Saison. It was delicious, and if I were able to get this brew more often I would be drinking this all summer. Check this one out! Definitely check this out if you are interested in brewing a saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 00:27:00 | More by gpogo
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,140 ratings.