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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

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003)
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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of corby112
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

corby112, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

afsdan, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Gusler
3.93/5  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.

Gusler, Feb 10, 2003
Photo of dgilks
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale golden colour with a big, rocky white head. Great head retention.

Nice citrus and fruit aroma. Some hop character and citrus. A little light on. A touch peppery. Nice.

Light sweet malt and spice. Lots of citrussy fruit and a touch of bitterness. Bits of stone fruit. Complex and delicious.

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Nice.

A really solid saison. Lovely spice and fruit. Lightly malty and interestingly honeyed.

dgilks, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

tbeckett, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of laituegonflable
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

laituegonflable, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

TheLongBeachBum, May 07, 2006
Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
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!

cpetrone84, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

outoffocus, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%

dcmchew, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

tom10101, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Bung
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Bung, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Ciocanelu, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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

FLima, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of mdillon86
4/5  rDev +4.4%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of thierrynantes
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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

thierrynantes, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of pootz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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

pootz, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +4.4%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

CwrwAmByth, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

JKV96, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Little brother to Saison Dupont in ABV and also intensity of flavour, but still a good solid effort. All barnyard and fuk on nose, but taste somewhat more straighforward, albeit still very earthy.

heygeebee, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of brendan13
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

brendan13, Aug 26, 2008
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Saison Dupont Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
86 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.