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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

3,420 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 3,420
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 190
Gots: 251 | 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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Photo of supercolter
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is good. Some small head and nice lacing. Smell is good nice hops and upfront spicing that packs a bit of a punch. Taste is pretty good but a little less balanced than I thought it would be. It's good, but I prefer Hennipen. Mouthfeel is nice, medium in body. Drinkability is good as well.

supercolter, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Rick778, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

gopens44, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of s1ckboy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

s1ckboy, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of KimenTshom
5/5  rDev +19.6%

KimenTshom, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

WTKeene, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light golden colored with an inch thick dense off white head of foam. Brussels lacing. Vibrant carbonation. Aroma is of saison yeast with peppery spicy notes. Slight hints of pear. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp. The flavor is of pale malt and gentle spice notes from the saison yeast. The overall impression is lots of flavor from something so subtle and smooth.

Franziskaner, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of tuckerlikesbeer
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Stoutfan23DJ, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

tbeer40, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Elfastball7, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of valianes
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

valianes, May 25, 2014
Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of marcpal
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had been looking forward to trying, Eulogy of Philly seemed appropriate.

375ml bottle poured into large chalice.

A: Golden/hazy/Belgian. Pillowy head with constant lacing. Nice appearance.

S: Pure sweet fruits with some malt and yeast that matches in the aroma. Banana the most dominant.

T: Both tartness and bitterness. All the malts, fruits, sugars, and floral flavors well balanced. Hops in the aftertaste make an appearance later on. Sour and yeasts are what you are left with- textbook saison to someone like myself that is newer to the style.

M: Thin bodied with a yeast coating. No burn or stickiness.

D: Not my favorite style but have been enjoying more as of late. This one was great with garlic mussels and the perfect match. Easily could have several in a sitting as it doesnt become boring. Summertime would be good for this one.

marcpal, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.28/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at a tasting. Poured into snifter.
A: A bright, haze is poured with mild sediment. The head is like an erupting volcano, a dull white in color.
S:The aroma is a typical farmhouse aroma, with a bit of skunk. More notes of gum and candy than skunk.
T/M: Having tried many Saison / Farmhouse ales, I feel this one is very skunky on the taste, I have read of skunked bottles of this, so I will not act as if this is the true sensation of the ale. The notes of taffy and gum are subtle, but very pleasant. A nice silky mouthfeel, but a touch grainy.
D: Not an over the top Saison, but a very good one none the less. I feel I may have gotten a bad bottle, so I am hoping to get another and hope that this skunky taste is a aftermath thought. I will try again and hopefully edit my reveiw. This is how it stands as of now.

GDBEERMAN, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of StlHopHead77
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a super hazy,golden orange with a firm,pillowy,three-finger,snow white crown that retained an excellent body and finally left consistent islands of lacing on the glass.

S-Sharp yeast driven notes on the nose of white pepper,wet hay,clove and overripe lemon but also bright,fresh stonefruit and musty funk.

T-Super complex and gorgeous.Funky,earthy notes of dried flowers,must and minerals but also white pepper,Meyer lemon,clove and fresh wheat.

M-Great creaminess,slight tartness and perfect lively carbonation.

D-Really superb beer with an amazing level of drinkability.

StlHopHead77, Jan 13, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

SteeleWright, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

pat_usher, Aug 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

n00blar, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Imperial_Sapient_Groat, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

alostplot, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of willjschmidt
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Sierra Nevada hop tulip glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a big pillowy white head.

S: Light spice with a bit of yeast. White pepper, a bit funky.

T: The gold standard for saisons. Light spices such as white pepper and coriander. Slightly fruity in the form of green apples, pears, and sour lemon. Very hoppy, over the nice soft malt base. Very dry in the finish. Only slightly sour and a hint of funkiness from the yeast.

M: Light bodied, highly carbonated.

D: An excellent saison, probably the best in the world. A truly excellent beer.

willjschmidt, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

capnamerica, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of SmashPants
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.

Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.

Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.

Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).

Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.

Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.

SmashPants, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

bconsidine, Feb 08, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
94 out of 100 based on 3,420 ratings.