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Saison Dupont - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,280 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,280
Reviews: 1,449
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 179
Gots: 227 | FT: 9
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

SHHEP, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of inpursuitofhops
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

A: A darker golden tint with a quarter inch white foam. Spotty lacing down the .3L Glass.

S: Very yeasty, sweet, and a hint of fresh figs.

T: The traditional belgian yeast hits the tongue and takes over initially, but a hoppier, more complex taste soon engulfs the palate. A dry aftertaste follows.

M: Well-carbonated, nice foam-to-beer ratio in each drink.

D: Will leave you buzzing if you have a couple, but very nice to sip often.

I loved this and will be back to Good Foods Market in Lexington, KY for more.

inpursuitofhops, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of PRpitmaster
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%

pours a nice golden honey color, with a great head. smells of honey and spice, also hints of orange peel.
an explotion of fruity, and spicy herbal notes coat your palate, the carbonation refreshes and leaves a nice mouthfeel.
overall a great beer, too bad I don't have regular access to it, I wish I could drink it more often. Definately one that I will search for again and enjoy.

PRpitmaster, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of jfclark
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

Pour from 12 oz bottle.

A: nice golden color, clear appearance. Light head that lasts. Some yeast particles.

S: definitely fruity smell

T: refreshing taste - light but plenty of favor.

M: mediumish mouthfeel.

Overall, an enjoyable beer, will have again.

jfclark, May 06, 2012
Photo of TullyBlanchard
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%

Attention to the Rock and Roll Express: Double-A (Arn Anderson) and I are officially calling you out, brothers. Time and place is three weeks in Chattanooga, TN. Starrcade baby....and we are keepin' these belts.

The beer:
A pale golden color with a good white head. Smells sort of like a wheat beer. Very refreshing saison. A hint of citrus, clean finish. Something about the aftertaste reminds me of drinking champagne. Could have a lot of these.

80s/90s wrestler most likely to drink this beer:
The Model, Rick Martel.

Diamonds are forever.

TullyBlanchard, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

AlanBeardface, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of RugbyBeerRepeat
3.98/5  rDev -5%

One of my local bars serves this by the 374 ml bottle for nine bucks. This makes me love the beer. The beer pours with a medium to large head. Although thick, the head does not last as long as you would think. The color is a cloudy and pale tan. The taste is rich—hints of nut, not bitter but not smooth. If you let it sit in your mouth it will feel lighter as it warms. Overall, Saison Dupont is a fine beer to sip or drink.

RugbyBeerRepeat, Sep 03, 2005
Photo of SaucyJack
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%

On tap at the Moan & Dove. I've loved Saison Dupont for years in the bottle and was thrilled to see it on the chalkboard at the pub. I wasn't disappointed, though I'd probably score the bottled version a bit higher.

The beer poured a little cloudy, in an enticing kind of way. It had that earthy, barnyard aroma that I expected, but it tasted just a bit sweeter than I remembered from the bottle. The hops were present but to the extent of the bottled version. There was a slight hint of oxidation, but overall, this is one of the best draft beers you're likely to find in this country. A definite winner, but better, I think, in the bottle.

SaucyJack, Jan 08, 2005
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3.9/5  rDev -6.9%

This beer pours a crisp, pale, golden color,two finger foamy head that seemed to dissipate quickly.Bitter, lemon,citrus, bouquet, slightly dank. Very approachable on the palate dry, crisp, and clean, with a light body and a pleasant finish, very refreshing! Crisp grassy notes,lemon citrus, and hops, seem to jump out at first, then settles into a nice mineral finish. I'd love to have this beer with some crab cakes on a summer night sitting on the patio.

Jcarrane, May 12, 2010
Photo of AndySim
5/5  rDev +19.3%

AndySim, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Estranged
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%

my .02 cents on arguably belgium's leading saison style...

a: semi-opaque, cloudy straw color. very fine carbonation, and a fluffy bright, white head.

s: lemon and corriander pop into the nose.

t: tartness, and lip-puckering lemon are noted, and a disappointingly mellow bitter/citrusy hop finish is barely present.

mf: softs and smooth. a sharp, bubbly finsh like champagne.

d: sweet and delicious, like lemonade on a hot day. but there is only so much acidity one can take- sessionably, but not all day long.

Estranged, Mar 15, 2010
Photo of chuck19
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

I have been told that Saison Dupont is the beer that you must judge every other Saison by. I would have to agree. The first thought when I opened was this beer was "Did I just open a dime bag"(Friend's comment). Again agreed. The beer is cloudy and had an average appearance. To be honest it looks like any cloudy wheat beer. The taste was what set this apart. Hints of lemon, but the rind part. Overall a solid beer.

chuck19, Aug 21, 2011
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1.73/5  rDev -58.7%

A: light, straw color with a large white head.

S: grassy, skunky aroma.

T: same grassy-skunkiness, but also a bit of astringency; some spice and herbal flavor along with some distinct maltiness.

M: fairly full bodied while having the potential for being refreshing.

O: if somebody didn't tell me what this was, I would figure it a typical, low-level European lager. There is nothing special about this beer to me, and I pick up nothing from the Brett I've heard about in this beer (except maybe the head). Really a huge disappointment, and definitely not worth the 12$ for the 750ml.

mccann51, Apr 18, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +10.5%

I feel like reviewing such a huge beer as Saison Dupont is a little bit worthless because everyone and their grandmother has reviewed this beer.

It should be noted, that I drank this beer from a brown bottle, not a green.

Appearance: Light, golden straw color and a huuuge, light and foamy head. IF you give it a bout 5 hours, the head will slowly start to whittle down.

Aroma: Very interesting; earthy, grass notes, tart, and the slightest bit of funk, pale malt that smells a little of straw.

Taste: Even more interesting. The ester is the main champion in this beer, followed by earthy, grassy components. Finishes very smoothly and leaves a nice, crisp taste.

Overall: A wonderful saison. Definitely deserves all the praise that it has received. If you are new to saisons and looking for one to try, let it be this one.

Pwnasaur90, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

750 mL bottle, 2011.

A: Hazy yellow with a vague orange tinge. Occasional suspended yeast particles. Tall, light, persistent head.

S: Yeasty, grass, some black pepper and a hint of lemon.

T: Mildly sour, on the dry side. More present lemon and pepper flavors than the aroma, but still with the yeastiness. Some sweet fruitiness, maybe grape juice flavor.
 
M: High carbonation, light on the tongue. Dry.

O: Very drinkable, perfect for the hot summer day I bought it on. The sour dryness, light fruit and high carbonation definitely make it easily quaffable. I've had a little mixed success with this beer before, some bottles being better than others, but overall it is a unique and enjoyable exemplar of the style.

bubtronic, Aug 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Jayrod315, Nov 25, 2011
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3.23/5  rDev -22.9%

Very citrusy orangy aroma. Cloudy yellowish color. Cloudiness is from the yeast. Very strong head and good hold on the glass. Crisp and clean finish very fizzy and highly carbonated. Very light and refreshing. Good beer for a hot summer day. Tastes somewhat bitter but do not consider it bitter because it just has no sweetness to it.

maddyaliotti, Jan 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

yoshakezula, Jul 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Kate08, Jul 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Tiny_Tim, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

moonridge, Sep 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

stefanholvik, Aug 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

MarkBa, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

alex4sure23, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

crazyforayinger, Aug 08, 2014
Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 3,280 ratings.