Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of Hopsohard
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TeeCee
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darandos
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle dated April 2016 into pint glass. Let me preface this by admitting that a) I don't particularly like Belgian beers, and b) I found this in the fridge at the beach house and am drinking it because I respect beer. Even Belgian beer. The bottled date is somewhat off-putting, but my expectations are low, so.....
Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber color with a coarse but surprisingly persistent off-white head. Initial impression is yeasty and sweet, with a slight banana overlay, strong fruits, and herbal notes. Mouthfeel was fairly light and refreshing; carbonation was fairly high. Finish was dry and clean.
Well. A pleasant surprise. Despite all odds - including the bottling date and my prejudicial opinions - this was pretty damn good!
Perhaps this is yet another turning pint for me: I drank PBR exclusively for almost 40 years, then discovered IPAs. Then stouts. Then NEIPAs. Maybe now I've expanded my horizons to include Belgians.

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Photo of Duncian
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbalintjr
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quadmad
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthVorador
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lastconfederate2
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delicious. Not as 'funky' and estery as most saisons, but with a nice subtle fruit character. My favorite saison.

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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerLoverMike21
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Arguably the best of its style, possibly the best commercially available beer on the planet.

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Photo of Vitaly91
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L-Pours a pale straw gold ale with a nice two fingered head that dissipates rather quickly to a strong half an inch head.
S- Immediate wild yeast in the nose, slight sweetness and citrus can be found as well. As the beer warms I get more banana like yeast and maybe some wheat. Fresh grass is also present with maybe some wine characteristics. The beer opens up as it warms.
T- The flavor is very yeasty which brings about a banana-like flavor followed by a bready almost angel food cake flavor. Clove and other spices are present. Gingerbread/biscuit is found. Toned down and crisp flavor that is still complex and well fleshed out. Organic earthy backbone to the flavor.
F- Very dry as expected. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Extremely well done. The mouthfeel plays a big part in the beers effectiveness.
O- This is a classic Farmhouse that is an inspiration to all saison inspired beers here in the states. This beer is such an influence and for good reason. Exceptional nearly perfect saison.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of C_Stein
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Head: Relatively big head; poured into a chalice glass in 16oz increments. The beer was allowed to "warm up" a bit before opening. Head was consistent, approximately 3cm from beer for whole experience.
Aroma: Notes of hay, kinda "farmy" smelling. Small hits of citrus fruit and agave syrup.
Taste: No farmy flavors here! Fruit notes came in strong; flavors of various botanical herbs and flowers mixed throughout. Tasted almost like rose water, which was unique. Rounded out with more citrus, a little bit of malt. Not all that hoppy, but overall; really quite lovely.

This was one of my first import beers. Highly recommend.

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4.84/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikecd234
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bamadog
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pour is a hazy, golden/straw color, and starts with a pretty firm 2.5 finger head that dwindles to a full skim; body is, as mentioned, is hazy; strong carbonation

Smell: Very nice on the nose, yeast is definitely present with a slight hint of grassy/floral hops, light and crisp smelling.

Taste: Fantastic. Nice, Belgian spices right up front and much more dominant that I expected as I didn't really pick up on much of those in the nose; bread-like yeastiness; slightly bitter in the back with a dry finish.

Feel: As expected, light in body, effervescence is strong and keeps the flavors throughout the palate. Not too heavy at all, making this is a fantastic beer for a hot night.

Overall: Killer. I wish I could get this all the time.

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,303 ratings