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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,077 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,077
Reviews: 1,438
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 161
Gots: 183 | FT: 11
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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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brauseboof

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

12-30-2012 16:54:45 | More by Iowacraft
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage, and my first ever saison. Very carbonated, pours light gold and cloudy. Subtle aromas of yeast, herbs, vanilla, licorice, and toasted marshmallow. An interesting combination of bitter and sour flavors. Clean finishing and dangerously drinkable. The light mouthfeel was quite appropriate to the style. I was impressed.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2005 18:58:18 | More by fisherman34
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Rudgers73

New York

4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Duvel tulip. The cage comes off and the cork almost flies out. The beer (poured slowly) fills about 1/4 of the glass and a huge billowing head takes up the rest. The carbonation is raging from the bottom laser etching supporting this beast of a rocky, soapy head. This is one magnificent looking beer. The smell really indicated how dry this beer is going to be. Smooth and spicy, there is yeast, citrus, and sweet bubblegum aromas. I have to wait a few minutes- even though it is in a tulip glass- to drink the beer because the head it so retentive and thick.
The flavor is very complex: The initial sip is incredibly dry and bitter, but after it sits on your tongue for a while the sticky-sweet, buttery flavors bleed out. There are flavors of grapes, melon, wheat, and bitter orange mixed within every sip. The aftertaste is like taffy with an overall earthy taste throughout then entire sip. Definite Belgian candi sugar, and lots of it to dry this out so much. Prickly and tingly give an effervescent mouthfeel that makes you want to keep sipping. As the sips continue there is more of a grapey-hoppy flavor. I can taste pure and fresh Goldings hops as it warms up which adds a certain metallic effect that is amplified by the dryness. As the beer goes from bitter, to sweet, back to a metallic bitterness it shows many dimensions. I am still staring at a big chunk of head that remains on the side of the glass for the entire session- crazy...
Overall, this is one unique and amazing beer. I wish it didn't cost so much because I feel that I should have a few before I can really grasp what is going on with the drink at different temps. It changes almost dynamically as temperature increases and the drink progresses.

Awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2007 01:04:41 | More by Rudgers73
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brewerburgundy

California

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, 2010 on the cork.

Hugely foamy, with a meringue head that took up most of the glass. The beer is hazed nearly to opacity and the color is rich yellow, like sunshine. It is yellow, not orange tinted.

Soft chalky, fruity yeast. The overall impression is light grassiness and pilsener malt; a very fresh, pure beer smell.

Very subtle flavors of the same light chalky, fruity yeast. Pilsener and Belgian light malts with a dry finish. Grassy, slightly fragrant hops and pear or apple.

The mouthfeel is saved from wateriness by spritzing carbonation. The thinness isn't justified by dryness.

I can see how it's currently the seventh ranked Saison on Beeradvocate. It's subtle, crisp, and would be even more of a joy on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 01:16:38 | More by brewerburgundy
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Shmeal

Oregon

3/5  rDev -28.4%

08-30-2013 23:50:52 | More by Shmeal
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2012 14:06:39 | More by ReeseMax3
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KillaB

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-29-2013 06:23:16 | More by KillaB
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-26-2012 01:27:15 | More by tenacioustomato
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2013 15:15:00 | More by Larrydoherty
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 20:45:09 | More by Krakpoff
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +19.3%

05-22-2012 23:53:34 | More by jonathaniler
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 4/26/13 11.2 OZ Bottle in snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy straw color with a three finger white fluffy head.

S - Spicy and citrus are the dominant aromas, notes of lemon and clove. Smells tart with light malt and hops.

T - Tart, spicy and Dry. Finishes with a bit of bitterness. Citrusy and peppery.

M - Very carbonated and light mouthfeel. Finishes dry, drinkable.

O - Very enjoyable, drinkable and tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:19:38 | More by Profchaos20
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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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Jacobob10

New Jersey

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

Finally cracked the 750 mL bottle of Saison Dupont that I had been saving to celebrate getting hired for my first full-time "real world" job.

Poured into my Duvel glass, it has a cloudy orange color with a huge, fluffy, white head that seems to just explode out of the bottle. I think the head would have stayed there forever if I didn't take my first sip. Very nice looking beer!

The aroma was complex with lots of pepper and spice mixed in with some citrus. It carries over to the flavor which is fruity, spicey, and herby and it all culminates in a dry finish with a hop bite. Very drinkable and refreshing. It was an excellent pairing for a turkey & ham on whole wheat sandwich that I made for lunch.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2006 15:34:20 | More by Jacobob10
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

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

Its glowing apricot body with straw yellow highlights spells spring. Just over a finger's worth of fluffy white head is perched on top. Bits of sediment drop to the bottom of the glass and stay there, making themselves visible only when held up to the light.

Right when I popped the cork I got a nose full of skunk but thankfully that doesn't last for long. Now, the more whiffs I take the more fruit I pick up such as sweet Anjou pears and soft tangerines. The Belgian yeast only compliments these sweet notes. Fresh cut grass and hay add density to the nose.

Soft and gentle Anjou and tangerine nestle themselves on the middle of the tongue. Their presence is pleasant but not extended. Fresh grass and hints of hay push the sweetness out of the way and move to the sides of the mouth. The grassy notes continue into the finish and become more pungent and earthy. After exhaling, a cracker-like character is apparent and does well at not letting the grassy character become too assertive. The yeast doesn't play a major part in the taste but provides a nice base from start to finish.

I'm content with calling this light bodied even though it does have a bit more depth. The balance between the grassy/hay side and the fruity/yeasty side is fantastic and I really appreciate this. There's a great level of carbonation; cleaning out the palate and leaving me with an enjoyably dry finish.

From start to finish, this is a wonderful Saison. I'm glad I was able to try such a traditional take on the style. Like nearly every other Saison I've had, it took me some time to appreciate its nuances and complexities and that's pleasurable in itself.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 22:31:25 | More by ludachris
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tpaetow

Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-23-2014 03:04:15 | More by tpaetow
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-25-2014 21:09:41 | More by taylor714914
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

A golden amber hue with a medium lasting white frothy head. Aroma and Taste is sweet citrus, Belgian yeast, very fruity essence with some mild biscuit malt and bitter notes. Palate is medium body, crisp with lively carbonation, a sweet dry mouth feel. Finishes with a sweet fruity, Belgian yeast and citrus flavor with some biscuit malt, ending is mildly sweet and dry. Overall a very good, flavorful and enjoyable saison.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 17:39:49 | More by Samp01
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

02-11-2012 01:28:56 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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TexAggie011

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-11-2012 21:56:29 | More by TexAggie011
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-13-2012 00:42:33 | More by Bobhoya
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-03-2013 00:45:55 | More by razorsdescent
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andthevolcano

Delaware

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-13-2013 00:43:08 | More by andthevolcano
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shredder83

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-24-2014 00:41:14 | More by shredder83
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,077 ratings.