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Saison Dupont Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 38
Hads: 79
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light amber color with a gentle mist.
The head of the white-large, medium and small bubble, slowly melts, very nicely sticks to the wall.
In the aroma, we have apples, white grapes, a little honey with lemon, yeast, "belgium" with a little farmhouse, stables.
The taste is like poorer, gentler, less intense, just as we have in the smell of apples, grapes, lemon and peach and a village.
Bitterness is at a satisfactory level, very nice, increasing appetite. The loading medium toward high, here the most suitable. Alcohol is not perceptible.
To sum up: Saison Dupont Biologique is crisp, fresh beer, perfect for hot summer days.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of brendan13
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a 750ml corked and caged green bottle into a tulip glass a slightly hazy bright golden colour with a frothy inch and a bit white head that slowly falls away.
S - Some fresh apple notes with a bit of pepper spice and some musty touches.
T - Some fruity apple & pepper spice like the smell but with a lot more barnyard musty notes along with a very dry bready maltiness.
M - Fairly light bodied with a medium carbonation. The musty, barnyard like taste lingers for a bit.
D - Sure, it's not the best Saison out there but it's still decent. Not something I'd rush out to buy but it's worth a try if you like the style.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Photo of benfons
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy, light amber almost blond colour, decent creamy head

S: apple and pear, pretty sweet, some banana, very fruity, still get the yeast though

T: More spices, cloves; a more bitter touch, the banana is still there in the background (not really my thing though)

M: thin but creamy, carbonation okay, alcohol has a medicinal thing about it

O: Not really my thing but overall not bad

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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


Lots of fruit character with some herbal undertones.


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.

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

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance : yellow color, with beautiful creamy white foam head.
Smell : yeast, malted
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavor, well balanced with generous hop bitterness
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Saison

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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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Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden crystal clear color with a huge thick mushroom head with excellent retention and leaving good laces. It was a surprise given it says it is not filtered (at the end it had yeast).
Aroma with notes of biscuit, lots of yeast despite of its clear appearance, herbal hops, mild cloves, banana and pineapple.
Nice Flavor with notes of lemongrass, oranges, Belgian yeast, slight tart green apple, herbal hops, coriander, white pepper, pineapple, lemon and white wine. Dry aftertaste with a mild to medium bitterness.
Medium body with good effervescent carbonation.
I found it a quite interesting Saison, one of the least cloying I ever had and still with a great complexity and deliciously spiced. Glad it does not substitute the regular Saison Dupont, you can enjoy both for different cravings; this one is more refreshing and lighter but still carries its key characteristics.
Ap.4 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,75 Sens.4 Cj.4

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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.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy golden yellow pour with a hint of orange and a two finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is a bit skunky when first opened but quickly yielded to more typical earthy, grassy, yeasty Saison notes along with hints of green apples, lemongrass, honey, hay, some subtle funk. The taste is complex and pretty much mirrors the nose with lots of green apples and grass along with hints of lemon, honey, hay, white pepper, grape skins, lemongrass, and a bit of barnyard. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with medium carbonation and a dry, vinous finish. Overall, I didn't like it as well as the original Saison Dupont, but it's still a great interpretation and great on a hot day.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Saison Dupont Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
86 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.