Saison Dupont
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Ranked #156
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4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Apr 05, 2024
Feb 26, 2002
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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Ratings by SeanP99:
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Rated by SeanP99 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Jan 11, 2024
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Reviewed by smbslt from Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The archetype. Every saison is compared to it. Nothing that could be improved upon. Not only great but consistent. It is the benchmark that you can go back years later and say, ‘Yep that is near perfect.’
Apr 05, 2024
Rated: 4.27 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Mar 29, 2024
Rated: 4.69 by Hazey92 from New York

Mar 19, 2024
Rated: 4.04 by DrinkDrunkDrank from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2024
Rated: 4 by AbeO

Jan 31, 2024
Rated: 4.21 by Supper1

Jan 30, 2024
Rated: 3.75 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia

Jan 16, 2024
Rated: 4.69 by Maxxis from Illinois

Jan 09, 2024
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16oz can

Pours a finger of fizzy white head into my teardrop glass. Retention is average. Lacing is pretty good. Body is deep gold - nearly orange, pretty cloudy, with a good amount of nucleation when held to the light. Looks fine.

Nose has plenty of clove and banana, some bread hiding underneath, no pepper. Definitely a perceived sweetness, and it leans towards the richer, fuller side of the spectrum - almost hef territory. Smells good.

Clove is very present on the flavor. Banana, some bread. Vey yeasty, almost musty. The beer certainly isn’t as bright as most saisons. Tastes decent.

Carbonation is medium, not very high for a saison, but I don’t mind too much. Medium bodied, that malt certainly has some weight to it. Definitely some sweetness in the middle of the palate, finishes dry. Bitterness is on the lower side, but adequate. Drinks a lot heavier than most saisons, not as crisp, I guess it makes sense for a beer pushing 7%, but still. Mouthfeel is nice enough.

Drinkability is fine.

Overall not really what I want out of a saison. Not sure if it’s quite off-style, but it’s certainly more unusual.
Jan 03, 2024
Rated: 4.25 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Dec 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax from Iowa

3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fruity, malty head, rather faint, some bananas and clove. Body has a spicy, herbaceous kick, followed by cloves, banana, and hefeweisen-esque sweetness. Waiting in the mouth, it develops a more creamy texture and some bitterness. Enjoyable and solid beer.
Dec 18, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut

Dec 12, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Caoimhin from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look - cloudy, effervescent, light lacing

Smell - funky wild yeast

Taste - crisp bitterness, light malt, wild yeast, some pepper

Feel - like drinking champagne, highly carbonated

Overall - outstanding beer, well-earned reputation as a great saison
Nov 25, 2023
Rated: 3.83 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Nov 03, 2023
Rated: 4.79 by MakerMachiav from England

Sep 20, 2023
Rated: 4 by Dethark from England

Sep 19, 2023
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Serving: 750 ml bottle (“bottled on 01 24 23”) poured into a 14 oz Rastal Teku glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a rocky head of sudsy white bubbles and clumpy lace.

Smell: Straw, hay, black pepper, cloves and slight banana on the nose.

Taste: Straw, hop and yeast spice continue atop a clean malt base with subtle grain sweetness, refined bitterness and a crisp, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body filled out by lively carbonation.

Overall: At once refreshing and drinkable while also deeply complex and characterful.
Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz bottle poured into a chalice glass. Hazy blonde color with big white head that lasts for a while. Smell is a bit funky, hay, green apple, spicy hop. Taste is tart, fruity (apples again, pear), clove, musty. Feel is light, well carbonated, and dry in the finish. The tartness really hits in the back of your tongue. Overall, outstanding beer that is loaded with character and just hits the spot.
Sep 03, 2023