Saison Dupont
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #91
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,619
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
1,712
Ratings:
4,476
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Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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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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dcotom from Iowa

4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cold from 750-ml bottle into a champagne flute. Quite the gusher: a tentative pour foamed right out of the glass. Once things settled a bit, the appearance was impressive. Clear, light golden colored body, with a voluminous snow-white head that exhibited good retention and some spotty lacing. Aromas and flavors are typical of the Belgian yeast profile (e.g. clove, banana), with floral, herbal, and barnyard notes. There is also a slight umami character. The finish is dry, with pleasant bitterness and a peppery spice kick. Great table beer that complements all sorts of food. Overall, an outstanding beer and well worth seeking out.

Wednesday at 11:16 AM
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dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle purchased from the fridge as a single for $4.49. L19509A

Look: Pours a copper gold color with a super frothy, compact, and stable off-white head. Lots of tiny bubbles rising up the center and sides of the saison glass. Very clear before pouring the sediment. After adding the sediment, it's fairly hazy with lots of small particulate floating around. Excellent head retention.

Smell: Lots of Belgian yeast character (cloves, grass, esters, bubble gum) and very lemony. Bread crust and peppery. Bit of funk. Smells very crisp, dry, and refreshing. If not for the Belgian yeast character, this would smell pretty similar to a Czech pilsner.

Taste: Very drinkable and refrshing, super dry. This is so thirst-quenching. The flavors very much follow the nose. There is the slightest amount of acidity, which is nice. The finish is moderately bitter with tons of lemon pith and peppery notes. I think that the addition of the sediment gives a creamier mouthfeel and also a slightly more bitter finish and also greater complexity of flavors. Alcohol is almost undetectable.

Feel: Very smooth, clean and crisp. Medium bodied. Perfectly carbonated. Go bottle conditioning!

Overall: There's a reason why this beer is considered to be the classic representative of its style. I've had this before, but it was a very long time ago. I would happily drink this all the time. Great food-pairing beer. Great beer to drink by itself. Very well made and highly enjoyable.

Apr 22, 2021
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simonrgilbert57 from California

4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid beer. Look is unbelievable--the head stays up for ages and it laces nicely without fail. The nose is somewhat underwhelming, but it still has the hallmarks of standard ale. Hops are present in the front and the back, but the midsection of the taste seems a tiny bit watery. Overall it's a decent beer that doesn't blow me away.

Mar 20, 2021
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Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a beautiful light, hazy golden orange. Really big, white head.
Smell: Sort of grassy and hoppy; smells a little of earthy foods like beans or fresh mushrooms... but in a good way.
Taste: So light, crisp and super refreshing. Very dry and earthy.
Feel: Very light mouthfeel and highly carbonated.
Overall: This is a super light and refreshing beer; true to history, this would be great on a hot day or as a snack drink.

Nov 27, 2020
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Mdog from Minnesota

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy gold, good thick head.

Smell: Grassy, hay, spicy, yeast note-clove? I think.

Taste: Spicy, black pepper, grassy and hay flavor. Very mild sweetness. Very carbonated, bubbly feel.

Overall: Finally trying this classic beer. I've never been a big saison guy even though most that I've had have been quality beverages. I suppose it's the price upcharge versus a light wheat ale or pilsner that deters me. Anyway, this was a good beer, nice mix of flavors.

Nov 08, 2020
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Saison Dupont is very slightly hazy and pale amber in color, sort of the color of ripe wheat. The head is billowing, rocky, and bone white in color.
As I take a sniff, the first word that comes into my mind is perfume. After the initial aroma of yeast I smell things that remind me of a dusty old attic, but in a good way. In the middle I find something juicy and citrusy in nature. Hints of lemon drop and dried tangerine orange peels. All of this mingles seamlessly with the pepper and clove funkiness of a really good Belgian beer.
On the tongue, Saison Dupont is medium bodied, dry, and crisp at least at first blush. Up front flavors of yeast and soda crackers lead into a very complex center. Again, flavors of orange and dried orange peel. But then along come flavors of peppercorns and Belgian funkiness. All of this leads to a finish that is dry and lasting, hosting the subtle grassy flavor of old world hops.

Oct 22, 2020
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SimplySinister from Florida

3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Restrained pour into a tulip glass resulting in a massive 3 finger snow white head. This brew appears golden straw in color with a high level of carbonation. Minimal lacing.

S - Citrus and bread stand out. There's somewhat of a hoppy smell as well, though muted.

T - Citrus, straw, bread, and hops with a acidic and sour aftertaste.

M - Thin and easy drinking. No lingering mouthfeel.

D - Good drinkability. I could see myself having a few of these during summer. All in all, though not my preferred style, a very enjoyable offering.

Oct 01, 2020
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BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Body is unfiltered gold, quickly forming a solid, white head, with excellent retention.
Fresh lemon zest and coriander are up front on the aroma, along with light acidity, must, hay, yeast spice. Brings to mind walking in an orchard in fall.
Lovely yeast flavours throughout, spice being predominant (clove and coriander), along with light dried fruit, overripe banana, sourdough; a latent dose of hop bitterness in the finish provides balance, and it's well attenuated, leaving the palate dry; medium-high carbonation is fine and excites; medium body, and a soft smooth feel, with substance, owing to being unfiltered.

This is a straightforward, textbook saison. No surprise that it's considered benchmark for the style. The dry, clean finish makes it supremely drinkable, as does its understated flavour. This should be available at every nice restaurant.

Sep 20, 2020
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

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

Brasserie Dupont 'Saison' @ 6.5% , served from a 330 ml bottle
A-pour is a clear gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a medium white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the chalice
S-Belgian yeast dominates
T-true saison , almost good
MF-decent carbonation , nice full body
Ov-if I liked saison's great beer ... truly deserve better
prost LampertLand

Aug 30, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Higher rating perhaps due to the legendary status as an entry point into Belgian Saisons and the fact that it is an incredible beer overall. If you can stomach a bottle-fermented bubble O funk that may or may not spew forth, then you’re in for a trip down to funky town. Gold and delicious, funk, earth, dank cellar, citrus fruits, sweet and sticky, fizzy and refreshing. Medium body and a solid buzz to boot. Give er a go.

Aug 23, 2020
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a BA Teku. A slightly orange color with suspension, a lovely lasting head and loads of carbonation. The aroma is heavenly. The acidic sweet and sour smell is inviting. The taste is slightly citrus, fruity and subdued. Slightly fizzy and citric the mouthfeel is very nice. Overall it's interesting and pleasing. I think I'll have another.

Jul 18, 2020
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bret27 from California

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from new leaf aptos. Cork says 2019.
Look: hazy opaque copper, light fluffy off-white head that retains forever.
Smell: Banana, bubblegum, barnyard.
Taste:Banana/fruit variety of sweetness, some mushroom/horse blanket action. Little tart, brett, Faint peppery.
Feel: medium, dry
Overall: though not mind-blowing I think this deserves a lot of respect for all its history. An authentic old saison like this is very special. Great to accompany farm work.

Jul 11, 2020
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Urtravel from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: great cloudy yellow with thick head and lace
S: smoky flavorful notes that are smoothly punchy
T: follows taste but with a classy goodby
F: smooth rich creamy and delicious
O: what a great saison. Love it

Jun 06, 2020
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eric5bellies from Australia

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.

May 16, 2020
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mothman from Minnesota

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.

May 12, 2020
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

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.

May 08, 2020
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Guaro from Italy

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

May 07, 2020
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mtedlee from California

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.

Apr 14, 2020
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unlikelyspiderperson from California

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

Apr 04, 2020
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Anders91 from California

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

Mar 01, 2020
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Beejay from Virginia

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.

Mar 01, 2020
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Sheppard from Virginia

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.

Dec 28, 2019
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Hooded from Texas

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

Dec 16, 2019
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Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

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.

Nov 28, 2019
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ATL6245 from Georgia

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.

Nov 26, 2019
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