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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

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-05-2012 07:14:23 | More by ygtbsm94
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-06-2012 06:35:58 | More by corby112
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 08:50:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Gusler

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2003 15:38:51 | More by Gusler
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dgilks

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 07:44:44 | More by dgilks
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TheLongBeachBum

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2006 05:47:06 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 07:34:52 | More by tbeckett
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laituegonflable

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 00:47:25 | More by laituegonflable
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2012 15:55:45 | More by cpetrone84
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-13-2013 00:14:02 | More by outoffocus
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Bung

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-17-2013 23:05:41 | More by Bung
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-13-2013 04:37:00 | More by tom10101
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dcmchew

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-07-2013 17:58:36 | More by dcmchew
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-25-2011 17:26:09 | More by mdillon86
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thierrynantes

France

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

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 21:26:42 | More by thierrynantes
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-12-2014 07:52:18 | More by Ciocanelu
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

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

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 01:00:39 | More by pootz
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brendan13

Australia

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 09:05:01 | More by brendan13
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 21:05:44 | More by samEBC
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-27-2011 17:53:59 | More by CwrwAmByth
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-01-2013 17:11:57 | More by EmperorBevis
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 15:24:44 | More by eric5bellies
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dasenebler

Maine

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl, best before March 2013, purchased in Belgium.

Pours a cloudy, glowing straw-orange with a nice and creamy head. A few floaties. Excellent lacing and good retention.

The aroma has some floral, European hops and a light, earthy funk to it.

Flavor is bitter and light. Some grassy hop flavor, and a light Saison tartness. Rubbery yeast action for sure, along with peppery and spicy notes. Quite refreshing and easy to quaff. The mouthfeel is light, with ample creamy carbonation.

Can't compare it to the standard Saison Dupont since it's been too long since I've had one, but the Biologique is very good and an excellent Summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 16:53:27 | More by dasenebler
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-25-2012 22:58:17 | More by sloelco
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cbl2

New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2004 23:47:13 | More by cbl2
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Saison Dupont Biologique from Brasserie Dupont sprl
86 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.