Saison Dupont Biologique - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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86
very good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of koolk
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Macca
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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 vancurly
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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 brendan13
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  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

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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 tjd25
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
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 Paddez
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
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 silenius
2.29/5  rDev -39.9%
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 Toddv29424
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
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...

Photo of cbl2
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
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 zerk
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
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 Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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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