Saison Dupont
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From:
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Belgium
Style:
Saison
Ranked #158
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,122
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
1,733
Ratings:
2,799
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 29, 2022
Added:
Feb 26, 2002
Wants:
  322
Gots:
  723
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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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The colour is golden – orange, the liquid is a little hazy (the beer is bottle conditioned, but it was quite easy to decant it properly). The gigantic foam sinks slowly down to a three finger white compact head with a beautiful crater. The lacing is massive!

The smell is deep and generous: Lots of fruity, somewhat sour malt is mixed with a hint of alcohol, lots of fresh yeast, wheat dough, cookies, fresh herbs and flowers.

The taste is perfectly balanced, making it a very drinkable brew, even at 6.5%: Wheat dough, lots of fresh fruits, mild notes of yeast and boiled ham, and a hint of butterscotch. The aftertaste develops into a surprisingly bitter flavour with notes of spicy hops, some alcohol, bitter citric fruits and spices like cloves and cardamom.

The carbonation makes the flavours even better; it is quite strong but not sharp at all. They create a little foam in the mouth. The liquid is creamy.

A delicious brew!
May 06, 2007
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.17 by heymikew from California

Aug 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by McSeal from Connecticut

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.83 by Matym92 from Sweden

Aug 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.71 by selekt0r

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good carbonation that created a nice fluffy head, didn't stay very long but didn't dissipated instantly either. Bright golden color. Can taste the yeast. Feels similar to a Belgian but lighter and more bitter. There is a hint of fruit but I can't say what, others said banana, very possible. Easy to drink, cheers!
Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours golden with a white head. It has excellent head retention.

Smell: It has strong yeasty aromas with grainy malt spices and lemon.

Taste: It has yeast and earthly flavors with some lemon and spice. There are hints of banana in the background. Coriander is the most distinguishable spice.

Feel: It has a medium body with a dry aftertaste.

Overall, a great combination of flavors.
Jul 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by raust from Texas

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by RoyalKaiju

Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Look: Slightly hazy light orange. A massive 4 fingers of thick white head even on a careful pour, forming a stiff mushroom cap over the top that takes several minutes to even start dying down.

Smell: Very floral, with spices, banana, and orange peel.

Taste: Light malt, strong floral hop bitterness, mild sweetness. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, with high carbonation.

Overall: A definite part of history, but the soapy bitterness is a bit high.
Jun 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by uncleotis from Illinois

Jun 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by florisj135 from Virginia

May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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!
Apr 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by clm9 from North Carolina

Apr 22, 2022
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
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

The perfect summer beer: good for pool time, grilling, brown bagging it in the park, whatever
Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.91 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Mar 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2022
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Rated by mvogt from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
The complex banana-forward taste and the beautiful medium-bodied mouth feel work together to make this beer an immediate favorite.
Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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.

Now, this is a great Farmhouse Ale. Good across the board.
Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by Buthrukaur

Jan 30, 2022
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled, is it bottle conditioned and purchased from Timperley Village Bargain Booze
Pours a fairly hazy golden body with thick white head
Aroma is grainy barley & pearly dee drop drops
Flavour is spritely slightly sour clean drinking
Jan 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by illtexzona from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by akk14 from Illinois

Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jackflaps from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.21 by VashonGuy from Washington

Dec 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Resistance88 from California

Dec 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.26 by irishevans from California

Nov 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
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