Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,201
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of ntomich
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From a 330ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 10 degrees Celsius into an oversized wine glass. Best before date: 03/2020.

Look: The beer pours a slightly veiled gold with 7cm of dense, white head that settles into a solid cap in 4+ minutes. Decent lacing and good overall retention.

Smell: Moderate strength and sharp. Fruity (citrus, banana) and spicy (clove-like) yeast funk with grainy, wheaty malts.

Taste: Moderate strength, well-balanced, and tart. Fruity and spicy with soft, grainy malts. The finish is medium in length and intensity, leaning towards bitter, and dry.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Crisp, prickly, and drying with faint alcohol warming.

Overall: Outstanding. Refreshing with nuanced Belgian yeast character. High drinkability for those warm summer days. Classic, must-try example of the style.

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

A nice saison, although I find it a bit too carbonated and even bitter.
I would not hesitate to have this again, as it's clearly better than most beers on the market, but I beg to differ that this is anywhere near the best in this style.

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Photo of StormAles
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It has been in the house for at least a year, but if that is a bad thing, the beer didn't get the memo. Beautiful pour, moderately cloudy, huge dense white head that persisted through consumption after falling to a thin layer of bubbles.

Smells of pears, yeast, earthiness, herbs and spicy phenolics. Very herbal, hidden sweetness.

The taste is an amazing, controlled, mixture. Opens big with the phenolics and yeasty character. Sweetness shows underneath, brightened by a brief flash of sour. The grain base dries things out a bit, then some peppery spice notes come in at the end. There is a fantastic earthiness that connects all the elements together, and the spicy notes of clove linger pleasantly after the sip.

The feel is of a medium bodied beer and extremely smooth for the style.

Overall, this is a must try beer for anyone who is a fan of the farmhouse or wild ale category. Excellent example of the potential of this style, recommended.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, cloudy orange with a foamy, frothy head. Head rises to 2 fingers of stark white foam with a easy-going pour, and retains throughout the entire consumption time of the beer. Very little lacing left behind. Aroma is bready, biscuit malts, with clove, and nutmeg. Little yeast spice as well. Flavor profile is bready, biscuit malts with a large, but soothing flavor profile. Clove, nutmeg, yeast spice esters all make themselves known throughout the beer, with the final lingering notes being the spices. Mouth feel is smooth and velvety, with a medium thickness. Overall, a well crafted, straight-forward saison. Not much to get distracted with, just a well executed beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

On tap at Vine & Barley Stuart. Hazy pale yellow. Smells of grassy hops and strong banana yeast aromas. Tastes much the same. Grassy hop throughout. Sweet, doughy bread flavor. Yeasty finish with banana and a little more grassiness. Medium body. One of the standards of the style in my book.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged 6 months : Hazy golden color with storming activity and lots of floating yeast detritus (poured a bit too much). Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with light legs, but thick lacing and a good swirl response. Flavors of apples, pears, green grapes, honey, sweet grains, wild yeast, wheat, coriander, and floral hops. Slick and smooth well rounded medium body with extra crispy carbonation, almost champagne like. Medium strength finish, slightly vinous, thick sugary grains, light hay and bardyard feel, flowery with a hint of cheese. Starts highly fruity with a light sourness, then the spices gradually develops on the tongue, making a highly complex spectrum of flavors. Incredible balance and perfectly intensified (even with the yeast). It's not the funky, heavily yeasty type of Saison, more fruity and subtle. Overall exquisite quality craft, a guideline for Saison styles, ultimate Belgian interpretation.

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

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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single serve bottle into a tulip.

Pours an outstanding hazy gold color--like a ripened peach. A big but quickly disappearing head gives way to outstanding lacing down the side of the glass. This is a beautiful beer.

Tart green apple aromas are balanced by sweet phenolic notes like pear and hints of tropical fruit. The aroma is subdued, which might be the only knock.

The flavor is rather sweet for the style, but still hits most of the right notes. Sour apple tartness with hints of tropical fruitiness and lots of white pepper spiciness from a particularly zesty yeast note. This might be one of the most yeasty saisons I've ever had and that is no problem with me. Nothing else about the brew is remarkable, except perhaps the lack of characteristic funk, but still, pretty good and balanced.

The mouthfeel is perhaps the best thing about the beer other than its look. It's very light, crisp, and champagne-like in its carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles. Eminently drinkable.

This is an outstanding saison, though not a daring unique one.

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Photo of Junior
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dazka
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured hazy bright yellow with a very large white head. Presentation is nice, but the foam didn't linger around too long.

Aroma: sweet with strong aromas of yeast and bread. As it warmed up, it become more of a lemon sweet bread.

Taste: mildly yeasty with just a touch of citrus and finished with notes of sweetened bread. Also notes of champagne. The flavors aren't overly spicy or assertive like other farmhouse ales I have tried. Really easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied, spritzy, and satisfying.

Overall: solid beer. Would never consider myself to say a beer is "true to style." But this seems to be one of them. Very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average rating from 12 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
06/30/17
Vetri , Philadelphia, PA
Beer pairing with Tasting Menu

1/6

Skunk aroma is strong and offputting at first, but you slide into it over the first few ounces. Strong Belgian Yeast. Notes of bread, apricot.
Mellows in taste.
Medium to Full bodied.

Paired with Prosciutto Cotto.

**

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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