Saison Dupont
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Belgium
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #158
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,126
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Ratings:
4,516
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Feb 26, 2002
Wants:
  321
Gots:
  720
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and light lacing.

Smells of bread and yeast.

Tastes of bready sweet malt, yeast, banana, cloves and pepper with a slightly bitter finish.

Medium light body and carbonation. Light dry mouthfeel.

This is a very tasty, complex and well balanced brew!

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4.11 by clm9 from North Carolina on Apr 22, 2022
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4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

11.2oz - found overpriced singles at Total Wine after the nice gal at the local death merchant ordered me some 4-packs

Looks amazing, chunky and looking like DUFF otherwise. Smells like funk and sweet barley. Taste has subtle banana sweetness, grassy hops that are medicinally bitter, hints of pepper and clove. Complex. Dry and well carbonated, the 6.5% is just perfect, and this drinks way too easy sitting there

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4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 05, 2022
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4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by mvogt from Massachusetts

The complex banana-forward taste and the beautiful medium-bodied mouth feel work together to make this beer an immediate favorite.

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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

This beer is exactly what I thought, years and years and years ago when I first heard of real craft beer, that it would look and taste like.

Pours a beautiful light orangey straw like colour, moderately cloudy in the glass. Four inches of rocky creamy head, like a little mountain, abide in the glass for a long time, even when it collapses 15 minutes later there is a layer of 1 inch thick head remaining. Simply put, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

This has a genuine barnyard smell on the nose. This is a generic phrase you hear a lot for saison and some other Belgian ales, but it is absolutely true here. Maybe because this is brewed at an actual farmhouse (they also produce bread locally and cheese you can buy) Leather and straw smells are strong, with some mild yeasty notes. Earthy, dirt like mist hits with the yeasty smells, like opening a wooden door on a dew-y, mildly humid summer morning. I’m not kidding, that’s not just flavour description, it really smells like that.

Taste is wonderfully complex. You might get hit with lemon upfront on some sips, or grassy hop bitterness on others, I think it depends how much you sip with how much air. Evolves to a mouthful of sourdough bread and yeast after a few seconds. Barnyard funkiness is all over, waning in and out of the other tastes. Yeast, citrus, fresh straw can also be noted throughout the tasting.

Medium body that ends with a sharp crispiness and dryly. Goes down smooth and easy, with the absolute perfect amount of carbonation. With my reviews I’ve always tried to do short, 3 paragraphs with straightforward descriptions, and I tried to keep it here too. Everything I wrote you absolutely will smell and taste, it sounds like a flowery review but that’s just because this beer is just that good. I’m looking forward to getting a bunch more as soon as possible and cellaring a couple bottles for the future. An absolute benchmark of the saison style and a recommendation to absolutely anyone who loves beer. Saison Dupont is remarkably complex and maybe most importantly, unbelievably delicious.

Feb 10, 2022
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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Golden yellow with a 1" thick, foamy white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing. Slight haze.

Aroma is dank & funky, barnyard.

Taste is tart, horse blanket, acidic.

Light body, lively carbonation. Tart, acidic finish.

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4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled, is it bottle conditioned and purchased from Timperley Village Bargain Booze
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4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by illtexzona from Illinois

On draft at Babygold Barbeque [Berwyn,IL]

Pours a cloudy golden yellow, with a lingering tight, frothy head. Yeasty, banana, grassy, lemon nose. Most of the nose can be tasted, and the mouthfeel on draft is a little more effervescent than from the bottle. Overall, this a benchmark and standard that anyone looking for a French Saison should use.

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4 by akk14 from Illinois on Dec 27, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jackflaps from Pennsylvania

Had on tap at Zeno's Pub, State College, Penna.

L: Golden and a little hazy, with a moderate head that hangs around and good lacing. Not as much sediment as would be present if it was bottled, probably.
S: Funky, earthy, different notes as it warms
T: Same as the smell, but with a little more hop bitterness
F: Mellow, a little carbonation sting. Funk hangs around for a while.
O: Absolute classic, love to see it on tap at the local

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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Pours a clear, golden color with loads of robust, long lasting foam leaving behind plenty of lacing. Aroma has plenty of funk, with floral / herbal notes, as well as some banana, Took me several deep whiffs to appreciate the relative complexity of the aroma. Taste is heavy on the yeast and cloves, with a funky / earthy quality to it. Mostly dry, well carbonated and fairly crisp. Glad I finally got a chance to try this classic beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pours a super hazy pale orange tinged gold body with tons of little micro-floaters and a billowing egg-shell white frothy foam head that has moderate retention and leaves thick sheets of sudsy lacing behind as it settles to an elevated island cap

aroma is a super funky floral heaping of lemon meringue and clean grassy hops on the wings

taste is a mellow sweet lemon funk with faint grass hops and a more pronounced yeasty ester vibe. slight earthy hop bitterness at the end that gets more noticeable as the brew warms

mouthfeel is high carbonation and medium body. feels very mellow yet billowing and finishes dry with a nice earthy hopped bitterness and lemon peel in the aftertaste

overall:
very easy and enjoyable belgian saison with just enough complexity for it to really stick out amongst its peers for me personally. it looks great, and it immediately had me with the first whiff - just very inviting and lively. the brew solidly delivers with it's semi-complex taste and supremely agreeable feel. 10/10 will do again any time I see out in the wild.

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4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

L---Mildly hazy, golden color. Massive white head had great retention and left thick lacing.

S---Rich & complex. A funkiness is the lead. Almost as strong is yeast. Some lemon and grass in the background.

T---Yeast & funkiness. citrus, lemon and grassiness.

F---Dry and quenching. A slight pucker.

O---A classic. Worthy of all of the praise it receives.

Jul 10, 2021
 
4.1 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois on Jul 05, 2021
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4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Bottle date is L20451A, 14:34:42. It's a mystery.

A - Hazy medium to light gold color with bright white creamy head resting on top and moderate, sprightly carbonation.

S - Crisp earthy citrus, funk, hay, delicate sweet malt base. Overall aroma is dry.

T - Sweet malt base nips the tongue up front followed with crisp citrus, clove, some peppery presence. Ends with a citrus bitterness to clear any residual sweetness away and has a pleasant lemon peel bitter presence left after the sip.

M - Medium body with lots of carbonation on the tongue that starts prickly and ends soft, and dry on the finish.

O - A fantastic representation of the style. There is a little more malt presence than I remember, it woumd be nice to understand their "mystical" bottle dating method.

Jun 29, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TheRatCage from Connecticut

L: large three finger airy head. Very nice golden orange in color. Some lacing.

S: Quite sweet. Yeast and malt. Straw and grass. Cloves. Sourdough crust. A little hops citrus. Smells like beignet dough.

T: Follows the nose. Yeast, cloves, grass, cracker and crust at the start. It also adds an earthy element here. Hops in the background throughout but coming to the forefront towards the end, a lightweight, dry, yet refreshing finish. Citrus fruits and hay.

F: Refreshing. Light-medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O: A great beer for a hot day. Somewhat complex. Certainly a benchmark for saisons and a premier in its category.

Jun 26, 2021
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4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

Continuing my trend of reviewing world classics, I pour a glass of Saison Dupont into a pint glass. The beer is a beautiful hazy unfiltered yellow-orange amber with a huge foamy white head. Ah yes, lots of barnyard funk on the aroma. I like that and you really only get it in saisons and some sours. Fruity esters dominate; orange, lemon zest, and some herbal clove and other spiciness. The taste is delicious. Like nothing i've ever had. A drying palate of barnyard funkiness (think of a rubber like quality) splashed with orange and lemon. The beer is kind of juicy. Slightly grassy, herbal, and fruity hops. There is a lot going on here. The finish is dry and clean with just a residual funkiness.

Jun 14, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1541
Staying with the Belgium beer this farmhouse ale is next. I used a tulip glass and the temperature was 44 degrees. The pour created a massive three-fingered head with excellent retention. The off-white head is airy and foamy. Gobs of lacing were left on the glass as it dissipated. . The color is SRM 6, pale straw with amber hues. The beer is mostly clear with a few rouge yeast bubbles floating.

The initial aromas in the beer are straw, horse blanket, and sour lemons. Nosing further, I detect toasted crackers, floral, a touch of fruity esters, wet grass, and a dank basement. Taking a few more minutes smelling the beer I get a hint of banana and white pepper.
The flavors in the beer are straw, funky barnyard, a touch of horse blanket, fruity esters, cloves, banana, mowed hay, toasted crackers, bay leaves, tarragon, and morning dew.

The mouthfeel of the beer is carbonated, crisp, and slightly tart.

The body of the beer is light, medium carbonation, and medium-light finish.

This beer is fantastic, the only thing that I am not liking is the beer has a touch of light struck. The flavors of the beer would make Sunday dinner on a cool summer night amazing. The beer will pair well with any communal foods. I am enjoying this beer on a hot summer day. Cheers!

Jun 13, 2021
 
4.42 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Jun 09, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by poopyshoes

banana, lemon zest

Jun 05, 2021
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