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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 1,452
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 185
Gots: 240 | 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 nkurz129
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my second saison, first foreign, and I must say that I am a fan of the style. Pours very similar to a wheat beer with a lot of head, had to be careful of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The smell was that of fruit and yeast, although whereas a wheat has a very distinct banana or citrus aroma, this was notably grape-like. The taste had little to no malt characteristics to it, and there was an unusual strong (but not overwhelming) level of carbonation. The taste was tart, not bitter, almost champagne-like.

nkurz129, Sep 12, 2006
Photo of Kempleton
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 750ml bottle into an Allagash 40cl stem glass.
Hazy golden color toped by a nice head that stays around a while and leaves some good lacing.
Smells of spices mixed with freash cut hay. slight barnyard aroma but not to pronounced.
Taste is spicy, then malty, yeasty and bready.
This one leaves a little bit of zing behind in your mouth just enought to be pleasant.
I have had this several times on draft and none of them were as memorable or as good as this bottle. The drinkability on both is nice, but I would defintly rather have the bottle.

Kempleton, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of BeerMarshall
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly my new favorite lighter colored beer.

A: Golden, cloudy, exuberant carbonation and strong head retention.
S: Starts with a hint of skunkiness, but this aroma quickly gave way.
T: Spicy, slightly peppery.
M: Nice dry finish
O: Excellent beer. I was pleasantly surprised. I heard a lot of hype about this beer and read about it in Farmhouse Brews. I think it lives up to the hype. Expensive, but so is every belgian specialty ale. Definitely will drink again.

BeerMarshall, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of SuppressedHypothalamus
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

SuppressedHypothalamus, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of Nevermore
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Nevermore, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of luckytalisman
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

luckytalisman, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Ted_Infrared
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Ted_Infrared, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of malcolmwarnock
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

malcolmwarnock, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of andypeters
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

andypeters, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Dundrin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Dundrin, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of honkey
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 750 mL bottle into a Saison Dupont tumbler courtesy of Vanberg & Dewulf

Appearance: golden straw color, with HUGE white head. Naturally cloudy. Can't get over how awesome this head is.

Smell: earthy smell. Touch of hops with a slight funkiness.

Taste: Yes please! Nice funkiness from the yeast really compliments the touch of hops flavor. Bitter aftertaste. Much better than the skunked bottle I had a few weeks ago.

Mouthfeel: light with high carbonation

Drinkability: could easily drink this 750 mL by myself. I am sharing with a friend however... I should have been greedy!

honkey, Oct 04, 2010
Photo of apmcpm
2/5  rDev -52.3%

apmcpm, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of askeladden
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

askeladden, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Furtanken
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Furtanken, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of todd101
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

todd101, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of EOrnstein
5/5  rDev +19.3%

EOrnstein, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of drumline
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy amber, with a quickly dissipating head.

S: Bready and earthy yeast, pear, orange peel.

T/M: Nice creamy mouthfeel, with a medium to active carbonation. Taste mirrors a lot of the smell. Bready and earthy yeast flavors, pears and various citrus flavors...pepper. Nice dry hoppy finish.

Drinkability: Fantastic. I can finish off a 750ml bottle very easily, and enjoy every bit of it. The relatively low alcohol makes this a good (although expensive) session brew.

Amazing.

drumline, Feb 06, 2007
Photo of femmebiere
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is a sturdy beer with a definite taste that you do not have to guess on. It smells and tastes quite bitter, but if you take the time to enjoy it you will. However, if bitterness is not your thing, then this may be too much bite. It had a great gold color with a thick and foamy head and a noticeable amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass. The taste is similar to a strong hefeweizen.

femmebiere, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Dunes
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Dunes, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of ChiCityLo
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

ChiCityLo, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of ktheymans
4.4/5  rDev +5%

ktheymans, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of RyWill
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy and pale golden color. Huge white head that sticks around as you drink.

Smell - Fruit, citrus and otherwise, spice, and earthy tones that give it a particularly refreshing smell.

Taste/Mouthfeel - The spices certainly come through, along with belgian yeast and a really nice balance between the hops and malt. Mouthfeel is really crisp, dry, and clean. Definitely lighter bodied with the perfect amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - On a hot day or otherwise drinking a 750ml of this is not hard. Definitely like it as a beer to transition from summer to fall.

While not as funky as other saisons this will always be up there for me as it was the first saison I ever tried (I can't believe I haven't reviewed it until now) and continue to go back to.

RyWill, Sep 03, 2009
Photo of tjinohio
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a wine glass.

Appearance: A lovely golden orange with a plentiful head.

Smell: Nice fruity esters in keeping with the style. A beautiful smelling beer, much like that of a white wine,perhaps a Liebfraumilch

Taste: Starts very fruity and ends quite dry. It is easy to see why the Saison style is equated with summer. During summer evening out on the deck, this beer would be quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, clean, light.

Drinkability: This is an exceptionally drinkable beer. I, for one, am glad that the Saison is experiencing a revival.

tjinohio, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of jameyclay
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

jameyclay, May 18, 2012
Photo of movingglass
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

movingglass, Mar 15, 2012
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.