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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 1,518
Hads: 3,812
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.03%
Wants: 239
Gots: 430 | FT: 12
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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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Photo of Mubbly
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml poured into 2 Chimay glasses. (Split with my wife.)

This is my second go at this beer; my first was skunked and uncharacteristic.

Cloudy toasted yellow pour with a quick rising cloudy head - dense bubbles stay put for a long time. Lotsa lacing. Beautiful.

I can't get too much out of the smell, but I found: muted citrus, lemon, dirt/earth, and peppery-ness.

The taste was awesome; there is first an earthiness followed by a muted tart apple sweetness. It finishes with a blend of pepper, hops, and a bit of earth. The flavors would work well with grilled chicken & pasta.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Feels good and smooth over the tongue, but finishes dry. Great carbonation.

This would be a great beer to have on a hot day. It has a lightness to it that is very refreshing. Goes down easy.

I really enjoyed this one. My first try was extremely dull; I'm relieved that I received a good bottle.

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Photo of ExplosivoSR
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Horny Devil tulip.

Pours an amazingly beautiful hazy golden yellow. Smell is a very nice mixture of bread and yeasty goodness that made my mouth water. Holy shit, I'm excited. The taste is incredible. A mixture of pepper and spices that gives way to dryness that makes me want more. This is one amazing beer. One of the best saisons I've ever had. I'll be trying this one again.

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Photo of MTLDOG
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Saison I have had. A little skunky, spicy and a little dry. Smells grassy and or bread. Has a kind of coriander spice to it and a fermenting fruit. A nice yellow color. Aggressive 2 inches of head with peaks. Some lacing. Very drinkable. Citrusy hops. I really enjoy this beer. I think it's a great representation of the style but with a skilled hand with the floral and spices.

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Photo of gottabetweed
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 11oz. Bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a very agressive 3 finger head. Head lingers with good lacing on dissipation.

Smell is bread, lemon, and berries.

Taste is hefe yeast, with subdued bananas and clove. Tart with a slight alcohol after taste.

Mouthfeel is very light and very bubbly.

Overall a good Saison, but not a killer.

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Photo of Twincrasher
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice fine head. Very high levels of carbonation

S: Varied banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, barnyard. Floral and complex notes.

T: Grasses and pear. Very cutting taste with grapefruit notes.

M: Carbonation and light taste. Will pair very well with salad course with citric fruits.

O: Complex and balanced. Not a flavor that is for everyone. If one likes plain beer taste, this will be too different.

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Photo of Maracuja
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a towering white head which takes quite some time to settle over the super yeast sedimented pale orangey-golden liquid. Nose is loaded with "horse blanket" aromas and fruitiness mingling with a light maltiness and yeastiness. The taste is wonderfully light bodied and hoppy, with lots of fruity overtones coupled with an effervescent carbonation makes this a very refreshing and tasty (and winning)combination. Thge finish is damm near perfect, with the fruity/sweet flavors morphing into a gorgeously hoppy, dry long finish...this is one outstanding Saison, if you see it, try it!

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Photo of brouwer
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thought I would give a try to a Belgian Saison. This seemed like a good choice. So given a warm summer day this is a good choice.

The appearance is that of a modestly opaque carmel color. Two to three inch head with good lacing.

The smell is typical of belgian beer but somewhat faint.

Taste is mildly sweet fruity in flavor with rapid dissipation, mild bitter. The mouthfeel is pleasant with appropriate carbonation.

Overall a pleasing belgian but not on the level of a Trippel for my palate.

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Photo of Wreckoncile
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a fluffy 2 finger foam the takes some time to dissipate and leaves a little lacing around the glass. A touch of sediment found near the bottom of the glass upon pouring. Bright and beautiful appearance.

S - A strong lemongrass note right up front with a tart note of belgian funk to round out the nose. The pale malt smell lingers underneath that earthy funk throughout.

T - The lemon and grassy flavors dominate, but also a note of banana and even some white grape. The first sip was almost champagne like in its grape note, but the lemon and earthy/grassy flavor covers it quickly. A slightly tart finish with some trademark funkiness.

M - Dry, and yet crisp and refreshing. That champagne quality detected in the taste was even more apparent in the mouthfeel given the bubbly and dry aspect of this beer.

O - This is generally considered among the signature widely available saisons and for good reason. My only gripe with it is that its dryness prevents it from being that ideal thirst-quenching choice, which is what a "farmhouse" ale always strikes me as needing. But it's a trivial ding as overall this is a finely made saison.

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Photo of dontpanic5
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hay color, the body is murky underneath a huge white head. The smell is strong and lovely, it's fruity and malty and warm. Man am I glad I waited til a warm summer evening to enjoy this. The taste is fantastic, fruity and clear, the ingredients coming together perfectly to give the experience of being outdoors during summer. There isnt much mouthfeel to speak of because the beer is so light.

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Photo of maltydog
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this Saison in in a green 750 ml corked bottle. According to the cork, it was a 2001 vintage. I was concerned about the ale being light struck because of the green bottle, but the first smell dissipated these fears. The nose was slightly fruity with a background note of earthiness. The appearance was pure sunlight in a glass! A spun gold, effervescent body sat under a dense, rocky, white head that would not have looked out of place with a cherry placed atop of it! The head lasted the whold way to the last sip...talk about excellent head retention. The flavor was every bit as substantial as the head. An intense assault of tart hops backed by a fruitty maltiness that dissipates into a long, tart (almost lemony...if that's a word :) ) finish. I found this flavor to be both refreshing and exhilarating. What an excellent summer ale!

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Photo of warchez
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, a corked beer is always a treat. The heavy bottle makes it feel like you've really got something special, presents just like a good bottle of champagne.
Aroma: classic belgian sweet and tangy odor. If it wasn't belgian you'd swear it was mildly infect with something
Appearence: the head is strong and pillowy. Even pouring carfully still give 4 inches or more of head, which is appropriate.
The yellow unfiltered color was somewhat un impressive. The beer seemed to sit between unfiltered and filters in its depth of haze, just didn't seem right. Tickels the nose.
Taste: nice sweet and tart. lemony with pepper like overnotes. No hop presence really. Bright and clean.
Mouthfeel: A bit drier than I would have expected. tartness dries the tongue abit. No lasting coating, good crisp finish
Overall: Fantastic beer. Would drink one, but only one, at a session. Went well with grilled steak tips, green beans and yellow rice.

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Photo of martymoat
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: poured in a large snifter, pours a light cloudy copper, massive amounts of thick bubbly head, good head retention, settles out nicely and holds well except for a spot or to that can see through.

S: sweet smelling followed by a pepper hint, pilsner is what comes to mind

T: great sweet taste upfront with some subtle spicy notes, and good presence of bittering hop

M: mouth is bitter, with a slight tingling sensation at back of tongue, and a distinct yeast like after taste

D: tasty

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Photo of pkeigs
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer, a true classic, and a benchmark for Saisons.

Pours a nice color, with a lasting sticky 2 fingered head. This beer is amazing on tap, gets a little skunky for me out of the bottle.

Smells of summer, nice spicey, floral aroma. The yeast strain plays the part with the hops backing it up. Great peppery spice, lots of earth, maybe a little funky.

This beer is refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day, light floral hops balance out the yeast, the malt bill is secondary, but everything comes together to something great. Finishes dry and peppery, leaving me wanting more and more.

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Photo of cobrarax
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy bright yellow with a rich white foam that dissipates slowly, leaving rich lacings.

S: Malty, a little sour with some spices as well. Orange zest and clove. I also catch the strange note of tjälknöl, which is a swedish dish made of moose steak. It might be juniper.

T: Great freshness with hints of citrus fruits, a really subtle hint of pineapple juice and freshly harvested carrots and some belgian-styled yeast flavour as well. Fresh grass and pepper in the aftertaste, which sticks around for a while. Perfectly rounded bitterness. Some alcohol hints.

M: Very refreshing. Clean and fresh flavours which goes over to a quite dry aftertaste. Highly drinkable, and a perfect summer ale.

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Photo of positiverpr
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a:hazy nectar color. 1" pillow of white foam head with medium lifespan fed by brisk bubbling from the high level of carbonation.

a:earthy/musty/cellar/cork aroma that is mostly yeast derived. hint of orange. fairly strong urea note that is initially intrusive but mellows and becomes a filthy pleasure.

t:the yeast derived dull phenolics dominate. light fruit and moderate spice from yeast are nice. i can only sense pilsner malt. moderate hop bitterness lingers and a cameo of noble vs. styrian flavor can be found. alcohol is present but non-biting. the lingering yeast flavor changes from musty to cumin? to urine.

m:medium smooth mouthfeel and non-sharp for such a highly attenuated beer. high carbonation is soft.

o:very drinkable. strong phenols may be offensive to some. something about this beer reminds me of orval-sans-brett. i think that all of the spice in the beer is yeast derived but i'm not sure.

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Photo of 6DaysBottomOcean
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful gold with a slight haze. Big Fizzy head that dissipated fairly quick. A steady stream of bubbles. Overall the look of this beer in the glass really got me excited.

S: This had a definite wet horse must aroma, nicely followed by pears and light grapes; A good thing. The smell is clean and crisp and has a hint of herbal spice.

T: light and tart with a hint of funk at the end. Fruit is less apparent than the aroma suggests. Slightly disappointed but still a very nice flavor here.

M: bubbly tartness is apparent and very refreshing. A little watery though, not enough to really detract from the enjoyment.

D: very drinkable here, cant wait to bring this one poolside in the summer!

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Photo of Throckmorton
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. lovely light orange-y golden color, with thick haze.

S. one of my favorite aspects of this beer - rich, yeasty, earthy, slight funk that, far from being a bad thing, actually made my mouth water. subtle aromas that range from peppery to floral.

T. DRY, wonderfully dry, with just enough tang. There were flavors not in the nose.

M. rich, but not heavy.

D. yes, I can easily see one becoming two, threee and so on...

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Photo of mptorpey
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A:Light straw yellow wit a small white head that clings to the glass.

S: Some floral notes with a bit of grass and honey.

T: A very colplex beer with lots of spice and floral parts. Finish is long and a bit sweet.

M: Full bodied

O: A very complex beer that every sip can impart different tastes as it warms. Finish is long and has a bit of grasseness to it. Great spring time beer

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Photo of Brisket
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden straw color with a huge white head with good retention. Yeast flecks stay suspended for quite awhile.

S- Belgian yeast, banana, slight clove, some spice; quite nice.

T- Belgian yeast, phenolic funkiness, finishes with a lemony tartness.

M- Crisp with carbonation bite. Relatively light body.

O- Great beer, refreshing with a lot of yeast spiciness. Great example of the style.

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Photo of jimsimply
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 375ml bottle into pint glass.

Rich golden hue, cloudy, lots of carbonation piled into a robust head that faded very slowly.

Big yeast aromas, earthy with fruit undertones.

Taste is good, with tart grain and a musty character.

Smooth and light in the mouth, lingering dry, herbal quality in the finish.

Light and clean, certainly drinkable, this begs to be drunk at the height of summer, with jambalaya or fresh crawfish.

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Photo of lawrence76
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a classic beer. If I were only allowed one single beer to drink for the rest of my life, this one might be it.

Obviously its beautiful orange body and ferociously delitcate pure white head have been described many a time. I still dont get tired of popping a cork and slowly pouring one of these into a big glass.

Aroma is so subtle & complex, all over the place from earthy/musty hops to graininess, and overall yeasty & bready, with spicy esters mixing perfectly with the party.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully hard to pin down, at once dry and crisp, yet smooth and velvety almost in its percieved texture. Exquisite malt & grain backbone and sharp hop bite follows. Grassy, almost barn-yard aromas just detectible.

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Photo of sogrady
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Like @carpezytha, I prefer the Saison D'Erpe-Mere personally, but the Dupont has the advantage of being much more widely distributed and thus far easier to find.

And while the aroma can be a bit off-putting for some bottles - far more sour than the taste - the beer itself is warm, complex and very drinkable. Spicy, with just a hint of bitterness at the finish.

A really perfect beer for a summer or even early fall day, the Dupont is a very credible, easy to find saison.

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Photo of Dapuma
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very crisp dry beer, with a bit of hopiness on the background - overall very drink able

In my opinion this is the Saison beer to base all comparisons off of - the more farmhouse ale's I try the more I come back to this particular beer - I would not mind quite so many IBU and have a bit less hopiness on the back end

Champagne like and I agree with other review that it is a nice way to cut high fat content foods like Pork Belly

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Photo of dave750
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy straw color with a tall, thick head that lasts forever and leaves a fine lace. The aroma is of apple cider with honey malt arriving as it warms.
Starts with a strong bitter hop and citrusy tart flavor that continues to the end. An underlying bread-like flavor emerges at mid-taste. Fades with a biting hop spiciness and a toasted malt influence ending with a lingering bitter chocolate taste. Carbonation a touch too high for my liking. Excellent balance bias toward hops. Medium body.
An easy drinking enjoyable brew that would go down a smoother if there was just a little less carbonation

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Photo of jnelson54
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It came corked in dark green glass. Watch your eyes as the cork pushed its way out as soon as I removed the wire cap. A huge creamy white head. The smell is thich with malt, yeast and spice. Classic belgium beer. The taste is nice with notes of yeast and spice with a slight hint of alchol. Very nice beer for a hot day by the grill.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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