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Saison Dupont Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont BiologiqueSaison Dupont Biologique

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003

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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 34
Reviews by admiral:
Photo of admiral
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

A refreshing saison with classic Belgium aromas and flavours with hints of white wine.

aroma: sweet spiced aromas with Belgium yeast, clove and a hint of tartness all coming through on the nose.

taste: clove, spice, orange, lemon, banana, bubblegum, pepper, grains and slight apple.

A nice bottle to share with someone. One of the best things about this beer is that it's organic - wish there were more organic beers out there.

More User Reviews:
Photo of nickhiller
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy gold, brief but big frothy head, rings of lace and foam.

S: mustard and mayonnaise, dough.

T: honey, white wine or apple cider vinegar, yeast, some florals from the hops. Lemony bitter citrus finish.

M: creamy for a saison, with a dry and bitter, palate cleansing finish.

O: really good, middle of the road, light for a tripel and/or saison but with all the body and flavor those bigger beers pack. Exceptional mouthfeel and flavor for something in this category

Photo of theopholis
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- bight, transluscent, apricot colored body. Looks likepartially filtered apricot juice. Head is a very white, foamy, 2-finger afair with decent retention and excellent lacing.

Smell- crisp, clean some sourness comes through the nose. Hints of horse blanket and citrus.

Taste- A very nice blend of light maltiness, lemon peel,

Mouthfeel- quite light in body. Well carbonated. Doesn't dance over the tounge, but is quite lively.

Overall- very, nice, easy drinking Saison.

Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an obscure lemon yellow color, the head mountainous in size, frothy in texture and the color an off white. As the head erodes it leaves behind a fine covering sheet of lace to seal off the glass. The aroma of yeast unmistakable, malt, a tiny bit astringent and the ever present musty smell of these organics, that actually appeals to me. It begins sweet, noticeable malt, the top middling in feel, acerbic finish, with generous hop bitterness, quite dry and lingering aftertaste. Quite a decent drinking beer and a welcome change of pace from the heavy strong ales I’ve beer sampling lately.

Photo of Paddez
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I ordered this one in the Coop wereldcafe in Leuven to get an idea of what the Dupont Saison is like since they didn't have the non-bio version.

Appearance: A golden, hazy brew with a medium but quite dense head. Lots of bubbles searching their way up, some cling to the glass. Looks good to me.

Smell: Surprisingly, I found the smell to be quite lager-like. Inoffensive and well, quite dull. Some hops and spices and some faint yeasty & fruity notes; but really not much intresting.

Taste: Spices, hops, malts & fruits: smooth but not very inspiring.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Creamy stuff this, very thirst-quenching and highly drinkable. Question is though, would you really want to drink this all day?

Conclusion: I was quite dissapointed by this brew. I had heard many good things about the Saison Dupont; so I hope the real deal isn't as blend as this average Saison. It's waiting for me in my fridge right now, so I won't have to wait long to find out!

Photo of eric5bellies
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy honeycomb colour with a pure white head that stays the distance. This beer says drink me.

S - Plenty on the nose, with spice and peppery citurs notes.

T - Similar to a weizen bock with a little booze taken out. A little sour, plenty of spice and some nice yeasty notes too.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - I do not prefer this over the Dupont but its a great beer in its own right.

Photo of Macca
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy pale golden colour with lots of sediment. A large fluffy head which is retained well and leaves a good lacing. Aromas of bananas and spice - maybe a bit of pepper. Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. I found this beer very drinkable. Slightly better than its non-organic sibling.

Photo of tjd25
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Prominent dense, foamy and lasting white head on a slighty hazy golden orange color body. The smell is freshly malty with a dry hoppy impression. Quite enjoyable. Taste is a bit strange. A broad, fresh and sweet malty character, but also a tortuous grapefruity and juicy hoppiness with some peppery or cumin notes. Mouthfeel is round and smooth. Yeasty, creamy and almost buttery. The brew just lacks some balance, and the hoppiness somehow tastes rancid. Kind of enjoyable nonetheless. A weird beer, my opinion changes from sip to sip.

Photo of weissbierdrinker
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a white head that leaves very little lacing around the glass.

Smell is floral and of clove, orange, maybe some spice?

Taste starts our kind of grassy then changes to a more floral clove type flavor that finishes smooth with a lingering aftertaste of hops.

Very nice medium mouthfeel, slight carbonation. Easy drinking and very tasty wish this one had come in a bigger bottle!

Photo of silenius
2.29/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What the hell have they done with one of my favorite beers?

The non-organic version of this beer is wonderful while this beer is sub-standard. The worst I've had from Brasserie Dupont.

Pours a hazy gold with a shade of light brown. The head is just shy of two fingers and is coarse white.

Smell is pretty dismal. Some odd sharp notes with a hint of brown sugar in the background.

Taste is just one step up from the smell with semi-sweet malty character with a hint of honey and hops.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Hardy drinkable, but I lugged it all the way from Belgium so I'm drinking it all.

Notes on the back of the beer state it is brewed with "wheat syrup." Perhaps that is the problem.

Photo of Maxbier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Hazy golden pour (bottle has sediment so the haze comes from the last 5mm). Nice white head. Aroma is light spices fruity yeasty. Some malt and fruitiness up front followed by bitter fruity slightly floral finish.

Photo of leitmotif
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this at a very good price so... it wasn't that interesting to begin with.

Looks like a well made IPA. Nice creamy head, voluptuously around the Teku glass edge.

I guess i'm looking at it after some time. I have to stay away from the smell. Keeping it far away and looking at it, makes this a real joy. It smells of rotten malt, old fruits and socks.

After the smell routine, taking the first sip was hard. Fortunately, the taste is refreshing. Grapes and grapefruit present. Fuzzy feel. Nice one.

Lemons in the aftertaste.

Doesn't look or smell like a wit beer but tastes like one.

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle picked up as a part of a mixed Biologique Six-Pack that cost only €5 during a recent trip to the Dupont Brewery in Tourpes at Easter. Standard 25cl Belgo-style brown bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has dark red ‘Dupont Tourpes’ shield on it. Like the avatar in the BA database, my bottle has a green label which has the picture of a Butterfly resting on an ear of barley with a yellow sun behind it. Main label has words ‘Saison Dupont Biologique’ on it. Has plenty of Organic stamps of approval. Unfiltered with a listed strength of 5.5% ABV and a Best Before Date of 05/2007.

Appearance: Easy on the eyes, the large white head fills the glass, even with a careful pour. The bottom of the bottle reveals the unfiltered nature of this brew when it dumps a few chunks of yeast into the pale yellow-golden body. A few streamers but whilst the carbonation is average in strength a gentle angling and righting of the glass reveals little conditioning.

Nose: Exhibits the familiar Dupont Hoppy DNA that overshadows most of the other elements, which sit in the background. Light yeast and some pepper mix with a clean farmyard funk all wrapped up in a distinctive Tourpes hoppy bitterness.

Taste: Plenty of hop bitterness permeates throughout this “Biological” Saison. Whilst the hop bitterness is crystal clear and very welcome, indeed so is the yeast and gentle sweet malts, the lack of any real funk or complexity is not. A very clean offering that has a touch of freshly sliced green skinned apples and a refreshing thirst quenching angle, but ultimately in the long run it lacks depth. Nice hoppy finish though.

Mouthfeel: Middle of the road with a cleanliness that runs from the taste through to the Mouthfeel. The carbonation, as with a few of the “weaker” Dupont offerings ably assists here.

Drinkability: The refreshing clean profile lends a Drinkability that is unfettered and tolerant with a laid-back temperament. VEry easy going.

Overall: Brewed with Organic Barley and a whole 1% weaker that the “regular” Saison Dupont, and it shows for it lacks the complexity of its stronger brother. However the clean hops, freshly sliced apples and spices help to bolster this way beyond anything that could be classed as boring.

Photo of terrapinfan88
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel Tulip

Appearance: Hazy gold, two finger head, The heads profile was foamy but the birds eye view was like a dense meringue, Good retention and lacing.

Smell: Funky doughy yeast, as it warms I get a banana and the doughy character intensifies. reminds me of monkey boy.

Taste: Earthy funkyness, Doughy

Mouthfeel: some sweet funk up front almost pungent (in a good way) slight sharpness on the back end moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable mild carbonation and mouthfeel make this particular brew quite sessionable. I feel it would be a good beer with some mild cheese and bread.

I don't not like this beer I just feel the style from what I have tasted (not a whole lot) is kind of bland. Again nothing I dont like about this beer it just was not something to write home about in my opinion.

Photo of koolk
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange in colour, it has a huge fluffy white head that laces well.

Orange and other citrus flavours dominate, with cardamon, ginger and coriander seed also playing a part. Enjoyable and complex.

Palate has some tinned flavours - a little DMS or reduced. No overly unpleasant as it is still very spicy and citrusy.

Well balanced with great refreshing acidity and a broad mouthfeel. Good stuff.

Lacking some complexity on the palate but very drinkable. Probably better suited to warmer weather drinking. Very well priced for a 750mL of imported beer here in OZ.

Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a light golden amber, nice haze, creamy off white head that sits very tight. The nose has sweet lemon up front, very zesty, dupont yeast, spicy and pepper, lots of citrusy hops behind with a blast of herbal aromas in the back. The taste has the lemon zest up front, very refreshing, spicy yeast, very peppery and balanced, the hops are so strong, stronger citrus than the nose with the pleasant herbal notes and a nice lingering bitterness. The body is so light and smooth, soft on the palate with a gentle but assertive carbonation and a semi dry finish. Amazing beer!

Photo of vancurly
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a) Poured into a Jenlain stemmed glass. Big effervescence, sustaining a dense white head.
s) Noticable from a foot away. Gamey, sour, ginger, citrus, hint of "forest floor", pineapple, cheese rind
f) Beautiful. Wit-like in citrus & spice, but with added yeasty complexity, funkiness, candy-like malt profile. Decent bitterness lingers with an herbaceous note.
m) Light & crisp. Tingly acid.
d) Great summer ale

Photo of laituegonflable
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy appearance, almost opaque, with a healthy off-white head that just sits defiantly. Pale orange-yellow in colour, can't see any carbonation and doesn't really leave lace from the head, although forms sheets of clingy foam further down the glass. Looks very pleasant.

Nose is pleasant, organic and spicy. Big overripe banana whiff and a vibrant peppery aroma as well. Hints of cumin, fennel and clove are evident in what is really a dominating spicy nose. Slightly tart fruit characters are relegated but present enough to lend some buoyancy to the proceedings.

Taste has a remarkably weizeny character at first, with a piquant clove blending with sweet banana flavours on the front. Mid-palate starts to turn sour, with an earthy funk character that seeps through with elements of white wine vinegar, green vegetables and a mild soil character. Finish is reasonably long, with some nice organic bitterness lingering towards the back, quite clean and leaves an enjoyable aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is foamy and slightly chewy, does feel thin at first but there's enough going on to lower the care factor about it. This is a crisp, enjoyable brew, slightly lacking on the complexity front but very smooth and drinkable as a result.

Photo of pootz
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"Crown top" bottle:
Golden-amber hue, fair cap, good lacing, moderate effervescence.

Aroma of fruits and some light spice and biscuits, very pleasant.

Flavor is bright: fruity, spicy, hoppy... light grainy malts dry-spritzy finish.

Not what you'd expecting from an intense saison but as decent malty export rendition...this is really decent unfiltered in the caged cork bottle

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick-glassed green 750ml champagne bottle, caged and corked.

Lovely cloudy orange gold colour, with a big, boisterous and funky head of white foam, billowing up and almost over the rim of my tulip. Some sticky lacing. Looks wild, organic and wonderful. What more could I have hoped for in a saison?

Pleasant lightly funky and herbaceous notes on the nose, a little wood, leaf mulch, and Belgian yeast. Very nice notes, although they don't overwhelm. Very organic, with clear Belgian notes.

Clean and crisp on the palate, with a slight gritty bitterness at the back, that mellows to a sweeter Belgian ale funk. This final note is the most true to style note - this one is noticeably more bitter than any other saison I've had. It's quite full of a really straight and sharp noble hop bitterness. The back note grounds it a little more stylistically, but it's still a little off.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly crisp, adding to the refreshment of the beer, but again, like the taste, I prefer a bit more roundness in my saisons.

Still, I'm pleased this isn't just a straight clone of the standard Dupont Saison. It's a very refreshing and drinkable beer, and I wouldn't turn down another. I just have slightly different expectations for a saison.

Photo of cbl2
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Clear yellow peppered with plenty of fine bubbles and topped with an immense white head.

Smell:

Lots of fruit character with some herbal undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

My first experience with a Saison. Rather smooth with some nice hoppy presence on the tongue that leads to a slightly bitter finish. Not as fruity as the nose would indicate.

Photo of xylophonica
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a fairly battered and worn 75cl bottle into a small tulip.

A - Big fluffy head leading down a very cloudy amber coloured ale. Quite creamy when drank as well, head retention is excellent.

S - Hops and herbs. Strong sense of fresh ingredients - has that very familiar vaguely homebrew-esque fermentation smell with a hit of malt.

T - Initial reaction is that it tastes a bit like a Belgian style homebrew as well (I think we may have used the same yeast..) Quite vibrant on the tongue at first but with surprisingly less carbonation than you might expect. Big herbal feel verging on being spicy; primarily coriander coupled with some sour apple and something akin to aniseed. Also some lemon rind rounded off by a subtle malt coating.

M - Quite bitter on the palate initially but quickly fading to some sweeter herbal textures and a slightly sour aftertaste which sneaks up on you late.

O - Not as fruity as I might've expected. It softens a bit on the palate as it's consumed. Pleasant enough to drink as a bit of a change but probably not something you'd want to drink everyday.

Photo of zerk
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold with a very thick and persistent white head, that measures at least a half inch. Aroma is a mixture of musty yeast, coriander, and lemon. Flavor begins sweet, with malt and honey, then becomes a little more spicey, with coriander and lemon, and a hint of grassy hops. Body is very light and somewhat creamy. A very refreshing and easy drinking beer for sure.

Photo of tbeckett
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Harvest Wines.

A - Pours cloudy light golden with a frothy three finger white head. Good carbonation coming up. Good lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Sweet spice combined with Belgian yeast and fruity esters with some bubblegum.

T - Sweet spice again with some spicy hops as well. Fruity esters come through again but the spicy hop/spice notes really come through the most.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a dry finish with some lingering spiciness.

O/D - Once again Saison Dupont comes through as a solid saison, but too heavily spiced for my full enjoyment. Pleasant though it was, I don't see the need to have a version of the same beer with lower alcohol and organic. Probably wouldn't get it again.

Photo of Toddv29424
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Comes packaged in wonderful champagne-style bottle complete with wire top to hold the cork in. Pours a dark-golden yellow with generous head, and smells like a mass produced lager such as Budweiser or PBR. The taste is something different though...it has a refreshing summery feeling like a witbier, mixed with many different fruits. When swallowed, it leaves your mouth with the pleasant taste of light citrus which lingers till the next sip. Best for Witbier lovers (like me) who want to try something not as citrus-y as Hoegaarden or Leffe Blonde. The cork is hard to get back in, perhaps you'll have to consume the whole bottle...

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Saison Dupont Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.