Saison Dupont
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #84
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,488
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
1,698
Ratings:
4,424
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Year-round
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SCORE
94
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Notes: The Saison Dupont is a top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Since 1844, this beer has been brewed in our farm-brewery, during the winter time. Then this beer became a second refermentation in the barrel. During the next summer, this very thirst-quenching beer was served to the “saisoniers” which were working on the fields. Surely therefore, our Saison Dupont is considered as “the classic” among the Belgian season beers!

Coppery blond, the finest aromas and a strong bitterness transform this beer into a thirst-quenchener with no equal, just the way it was created. Our selection of yeasts is the perfect base for these typical aromas and ditto taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result into this complex and particular aromatic beer.
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Photo of eric5bellies
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Although I have enjoyed this beer so many times I can't believe that I haven't reviewed it. So here goes

A – Pours a beautiful cloudy straw colour wit a large pure White head that stays the distance.
S – Massive herbal aromas with pine, lemon, a small amount of funk and yeast. I don’t know of any other beer that smells like this.
T – Big flavours of classic Belgian yeast with straw, lemon citrus and some sourness
M – Medium body with full carbonation
O – Make no mistake this is the benchmark for this this style, the only one that can match this beer is the Fantome Ghost. Its also fantastic value for money so to me this is one of the best beers around. Non Belgian breweries cannot come close to this beer as a style. Some of the reviews on here are laughable. Either you don't know what a Saison should taste like, or you are so used to locally brewed versions of Saison that this is alien to you. Trust me this is what a Saison should taste like in its true form.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Large white head. Lace. Active carbonation. Golden orange color.

One of the best saisons out there. Classic barnyard hay and straw notes. Grassy with light lemon citrus. Some orange peel and Belgium yeast notes. Spices. Wheat flavors. Faint bubblegum sweetness in the finish. Dry and bubbly. Easy drinking. World class beer.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Most excited to try this beer gifted to me by my buddy Tim. Cork top. Huge head, straw colored and see through. From the presentation to the nose, this has the feel of a nice wine. Yeasty with some spice, this beer smells good. Really well put together flavor featuring a yeasty, spicy taste but I was expecting a bit more punch/bite. Smooth with some body to it although a bit less carbonated than I’d hoped, this beer has a lot going for it. I
would drink this brew again. Good stuff. Edit, this beer is well rounded, really good stuff.

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Photo of Guaro
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Abundant white head, creamy, fine and with excellent persistence, straw-colored veiled body. Elegant scent of white bread, crackers, honey, peach, apricot, lemon, white flowers, spices, herbaceous. On the palate it has a sweet and nuanced spicy marked body. The finish is dry, herbaceous, bitter and with a slight peppery and acidic note. Medium body and medium high carbonation. Very balanced, and excellent to

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Photo of mtedlee
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy golden color with a thick head that just won't give up. Smells like a delightful mix of flowers and fresh-cut grass. Super refreshing crisp mouthful still with a good amount of body. Overall excellent beer that brings my mind straight to springtime.

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Photo of unlikelyspiderperson
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A mountainous cloud of white rocky head rides tall and proud over a clear golden amber liquid.
Aromatic lemon/lemongrass waft out of the glass, swirling together with herbal notes and fresh hay.
The taste flips the script with fresh, sweet hay front and center with light peppery notes, red clover, crackery malt and faint citrus playing supporting roles. Herbal bitter hop bite on the tail end
Mouthfeel is crazy smooth, almost creamy. Exceptionally quaffable
Overall this is a true standard bearer for the style. A beer I could drink endlessly. An honest to goodness classic

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Photo of Anders91
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: nice yellowy-orange color with a think foamy white head

Smell: huge yeast, with some farmy funk

Taste: funky, yeasty, interesting but not incredible.

Feel: smooth, smooth bubbles

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Photo of Beejay
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber orange in color with lots of chunks of yeast, and a lovely craggy white head.

S: lightly floral with citrus and earthy hops.

T: earthy hop character, light citrus, some Belgian character.

M: soft feel, light body, dry finish.

O: simply made, simply delicious.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an inviting golden. Notes of lemon, hay, and funk on the nose. There's also some herbal fragrance, I get some heather. It's very dry, with nice herbaceous hop character. Some of that clovey yeast character shines as well. A very drinkable saison.

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Photo of Hooded
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.
Look is pale yellow and cloudy. The foam is white, big, and long lasting. 4.75
Smell is hops, some citrus, some yeast, and earth and spice. 4.75
Taste is yeast, malt, earth, hops, and mild bitterness on the finish. 4.75
Feel is medium but somehow it feels extra dense. The carbination easily reacts on the tongue. 4.75
Overall this is a refreshing beer that seems both simple and complex. It is obviously a high quality beer that is superior in all areas. I am extremely impressed. 4.75

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Photo of Alexc11
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pale but lightly cloudy gold colour. Two finger foamy head that recedes to one and retains its form at that point. Primarily fruity (banana) and yeasty aroma and taste. Subtle spicey kick. Reminds me of a witbier. Highly carbonated but has a nice, dry and smooth finish. Very good beer.

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Photo of ATL6245
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Slightly hazy gold with massive, mousse-like white head
Aroma: Complex yeast and hops aromas: Spicy, earthy, hint of clover
Taste: Spicy and earthy.
Mouth Feel: Very dry, medium bodied, high carbonation, medium length finish
Overall: I enjoyed this Saison, a big change of pace from my typical favorite beers. It's estery and dry. Some reviewers note fruity aromas and flavors; but the bottle I sampled had none of that. But that's the beauty of this Saison, it changes and evolves over time. I can see where this would be a very versatile beer to pair with a variety of different foods. A true classic Saison.

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Photo of Maxpower086
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice lemon haze colour, good lacing and bubbly carbonation. smell is hoppy, uplifting yeast and a burst of spice. the taste is of fresh hops, deep and complex notes of yeast, pumpking, bread spice with a zesty and tart finish. overall a great beer

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/11/19; drank 11/5/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/yellow appearance; some khaki flotsam.

An even pour yielded a huge bright white head; strong, frothy lace.

Banana, clove & mild burnt caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Banana & clove flavors up front; mild burnt caramel & faint cream notes on the finish...as well as a stinging carbonation bite.

A bit rough on that carbonation, but overall this had nice depth.

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Photo of jkblr
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle stamped L19271B 15:49:16 (about 40 days old if it's a Julian bottle date, but I'm sure that can't be right) poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV. The beer pours hazy on a careful pour with some small yeast particulate falling to the bottom of the glass. The color is orange amber with fizzy nearly white head. The head recedes to a pencil thin ring and small island of tiny bubbles. Little retention, no lacing. The aroma is complex with farmhouse funk, ripe stone fruit and hints of clove and banana. The taste is sharp with musty barnyard, funky cheese, over ripe fruit and earth. The finish is moderately bitter and completely bone dry. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with above average carbonation. Overall, excellent. This is a tasty and very complex beer.

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Photo of andypeters1971
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The best saison, bar none. The classic that set the standard and which has not yet been matched. Cast aside Saison Dupont's superior yellow/white checked label design. This is the saison by which all others will be compared and which will fail. The American craft beer movement will try but will not be able to replicate this achievement.

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Photo of abnormal
4.79/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Unfiltered golden color with a towering crackly white head, Worthy of a picture.

Aroma: Hay bale, fresh cut grass, floral and spice notes from the yeast fill the nostrils. ALl I can think of is the end of summer/beginning of fall.

Taste: Light and fresh malt body, suggestion of toasted wheat crackers with a touch of honey. Yeast is jsut as complex as in the aroma. Tons of spicy and barnyard-like notes from start to finish. Hops are primarily there for bitterness but do lend a very nice oily grass flavor.

Feel: Not quite medium bodied, carbonation is plentiful. Thousands of tiny bubbles make each sip crisp, dry and refreshing. Alcohol warmth can be found with a microscope.

Overall: One of the best beers I've ever had. Complex and filled with all of the fresh barnyard-like flavors I crave in a nice saison. Beautiful stuff.

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Photo of Carter_Hull
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Every time the bottle is popped off one of these guys it is understood why this beer sets the tone for Saison/Farmhouse styles. Beautiful deep golden color, almost a little honey-like in appearance. Lace of head hangs onto the glass till just about the last sip. Nose gives off fruity and bready notes. Beer finishes beautifully as it has a solid malty backbone throughout that is coupled with a zesty finish. Cheers!

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Photo of Issou
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer but miss thar thing that would make it really good, maybe if it was a bit stronger I would have put a 4.
Not enough ethanol in this one, but still good.

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Photo of jamesroses
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden, big rocky head. Active carbonation. Great lacing.

Herbal, a bit spicy and skunky aromas. A bit fuity too. Pears, green apples and bananas.

Mouthfeel is full and it fills the stomach too.

Great beer

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle brewed in September 2018. Pours a light orange with pillowy off-white head. Smells of funky yeast and cloves. Medium feel. Complex taste with floral spice, bananas, and cloves swirling around. Excellent, one of the best examples of the style.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking golden yellow cloudy color capped by a rocky foamy head leaning towards an eggshell white color. Seemed to take forever to dissipate, once it did, some sporadic lace ran all over.
The aroma had a basement-like musty funky rustic herbal to floral and grassy leafy to woody damp and slightly biscuity character. Seems to be well blended through out.
The flavor took all of those prior mentioned aromas to blend together semi-sweetly and funky. Touch of spice ever so lightly moved in for some balance. Mild aftertaste of earthy to rustic musty and funky spiciness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation and ABV. Crisp and nurturing along my tongue. Mild crisp and funky to lemony finish.
Overall, a very nice saison I would come back to.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle reads ‘L18122A’ (presumably bottled on 5/2/2018)

Pours a faintly cloudy golden yellow capped with a billowing, fairly dense white head; constant effervescence; great retention results in big layers of thicker webbed lacing and a persistent cap.

Aromas of yeasty clove, light spice, and plenty of banana/fruity esters make strong impressions as the beer hits the glass; herbal funk and vague hints of damp cellar develop, adding a definite earthy depth; semi-sweet bouquet, but dried out with an earthy, musty funk.

Taste brings a more straightforward tandem of herbal spice and dried wood, with esters of orchards fruit, light banana, and clove pop up intermittently along the palate; subtle depth, with earthy aspects tending to overwhelm.

Mouthfeel is lighter bodied and packs a heavy carbonation that adapts on the palate quickly, drying out to a light bitterness; incredible crispness overpowers a slight oily texture, rendering it mostly to a comfortable position at the back of the tongue; the balance is impressive, and it’s refreshing to an extreme.

It’s reputation as a standard of the style is certainly appropriate; it melds sweeter Belgian yeast notes against a concentrated variety of earthy, herbal farmhouse funk, and is tied together with a deft refinement that delivers great quaffability.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice Belgian saison - although not my typical style, I could still appreciate the complexity and smoothness. Pours a lighter golden-orange color with loads of foamy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells strongly of Belgian yeast, banana, clove, raisin and malt. Taste follows the nose, and although the flavors were a little strong for me I could appreciate how well-balanced they were. Smooth, slightly creamy, mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. I’d definitely try more from this brewery.

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Photo of digitalflood
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A crisp snap as the bottle top is removed is heard. Lots of bottle active carbonation from the bottle conditioning. Immediate aromas of clove and bananas. A slow pour still produces large amount of bubbles on the head into a goblet glass. Pour slow though and steadily even off-- the glass will be filled and you'll get quite the pretty foamy head. That head reduces slowly but continually to a beautiful lacing and spotting from the remaining yeast. Smells of more bananas and cloves. Gum, hay, citrus (lemons and oranges), vanilla, and champagne like booze. Lots of active carbonation from the core of the glass. Hazy yellow, orange, and amber hues. Some sediment. On the nose, all cloves and banana muffins. Some pepper and clove spice. A bit of coriander and gum. Mid-palate it shifts to booze champagne like yeast and alcohol. Crisp mouthfeel with full body from all the carbonation. Very champagne like. Black pepper, cinnamon, and coriander persist. Back-palate it becomes all bread and gum. The mouthfeel thickens and then as you swallow disappears in a crisp seltzer water like end note. Lingering hues of champagne yeast, orange zest, black pepper and clove. Smack your lips a bit and there's bananas. Overall a very good farmhouse Saison and an excellent beer. Belgium beer at its best. Highly recommended. 4.5 out of 5.

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