Saison Dupont Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by doktorhops:
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Considered to be the little brother of Saison Dupont, Biologique is a lower ABV easy drinking saison that as has been remarked: a good entry into saisons overall. The big question is - will it be nearly as good (as it couldn't be better than the original Dupont) or a pass compared to its bigger brother?
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.
A: Presents with a lively hazy sunburst body and a solid chalk white head. A perfect example of a Belgian blond or any saison.
S: Much like the original Saison Dupont with its "Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop notes", the aroma is rustic and inviting. The only difference one could opine between the two is a bubblegum Ester within the Biologique giving it a Weizen slant but otherwise they are close to identical.
T: Starts with a slight sweetness, that bubblegum Ester noted and becomes more a glass of Pinot gris than a beer exhibiting quite vinous characters, an acidic crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper for good measure. The finish is more dry than bitter.
M: Very excitable fizz makes it an overly gassy beer, with a medium body to give it fullness.
D: Overall a delightful refreshing brew quite reminiscent of a dry white wine that has enough complexity to make it interesting and drinkable. Whether or not you find it as good our better than the original Dupont is a subjective matter of taste, personally I prefer the original because it is truer to the nature of a saison, being the epitome of a farmhouse ale whereas this beer is more like a wine. In any case it was an enjoyable drop.
Food match: This would pair well with light seafood, fish or as a vegetarian option; sautéed asparagus with wild mushroom, potato Lyonnaise and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.
06-10-2013 06:29:45 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev +14.6%
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
09-15-2011 22:38:47 | More by nickhiller
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
01-31-2010 20:22:19 | More by theopholis
3.93/5 rDev +2.3%
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 Ive beer sampling lately.
02-10-2003 15:38:51 | More by Gusler
3.3/5 rDev -14.1%
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!
08-05-2005 18:34:42 | More by Paddez
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
02-19-2011 15:24:44 | More by eric5bellies
3.85/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
11-25-2008 10:39:53 | More by Macca
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
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.
11-06-2005 22:36:06 | More by tjd25
4/5 rDev +4.2%
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!
09-19-2009 16:00:21 | More by weissbierdrinker
2.3/5 rDev -40.1%
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.
05-26-2005 20:36:12 | More by silenius
3.41/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
07-04-2014 21:09:46 | More by leitmotif
3.63/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
05-07-2006 05:47:06 | More by TheLongBeachBum
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
10-25-2010 04:53:01 | More by terrapinfan88
Saison Dupont Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.