Saison Dupont
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #82
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,497
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 10.21%
Reviews:
1,699
Ratings:
4,428
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Belgium
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
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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Reviews by loubrew:
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loubrew from Wisconsin

4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"How can it be permissible?
She compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of love is mythical
She's anything but typical"

Great Saison! And I think Robert Palmer was drinking this when he wrote Simply Irresistible. Way to go Bob. Reviewed after my 2nd 750ml bottle.

Aug 26, 2016
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottled dated 10 2015

A clean, refreshing saison that is considered a benchmark of the style. If you don't like this beer, you're probably an asshole.

Aug 08, 2016
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, a cloudy, yellow-gold appearance, with lively bubble streams, fine (and, not so fine) tan particles roiling about, and heavy lacing left behind. When the bottom contents are swished and poured in, a gray cloud is seen slowly descending in the glass. The aroma was of a slight skunk, but I mostly got a pungent, sweet, bready, yeasty smell, and the flavor was of yeasty, white bread, a touch of coriander, a shadow of banana, white bread crust, candi sugar, and, of course, strong barley malt and prominent hop bitterness (not unlike a pilsener bitterness). Mouthfeel is medium and prickly, and Saison Dupont finishes semi-dry, refreshing, thirst quenching, and drinkable. Overall, this is outstanding.

RJT

Oct 17, 2013
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Malt_Man from England

4/5  rDev -5%

Served cool from 330ml bottle into Saison Regal glass.

A) Light lager colour, lots and lots of small bubbles, thick white head and lots of small floaty bits! Looks great.

S) Light lagery malts and Belgian yeast. Appetising.

T) Ooh yeah. Deep malty flavour with a Saars hops type bitterness that hangs on in the aftertaste. The Belgian yeasts give it the fragrant flavour.

M) Fizzy and satisfying.

O) Only my second saison, but I have liked them both - will definitely try some more when the opportunity arises.

Nov 19, 2014
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gvickery from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very hard to find in my area and quite pricey. $17 for a 4 pack of 11.2 oz bottles, yikes. It is a medium golden color with a slight haze. It has a head that appears almost solid that never seems to disappate. There is a constant stream of tiny bubbles coming up from the bottom. The smell is slightly sweet with some estery clove and banana that you get from a Hefeweizen. It also has some malty grain and fresh cut grass as well. The initial taste is similar to a Hefeweizen but then you get a barnyard type of hay flavor followed by some hop bitterness that reminds me of an ipa. The bitterness subsided and it finishes fairly dry. It doesn’t get much more complex than this. I still prefer Tank 7. Glad I tried it, might try it again if I can catch it on sale.

Feb 18, 2018
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Jtee from Canada

4.86/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LATEST REVIEW:

From a 330ml bottle served almost straight from the fridge at 11 degrees Celsius into a white wine glass (trying something new). Best before date: March 2020.

Look: The beer pours a clear gold with 3cm of dense, white head that fades into a thick cap within 2+ minutes. Decent lacing and good overall retention. Effervescent.

Smell: Moderate strength and well-balanced – all the ingredients manage to make an appearance without taking away from each other. Prominent esters and phenols. The esters have a tropical (banana) and stonefruit (ripe apple) character while the phenols are sweet (vanilla) and peppery. The hops have a spicy and floral nobleness to them along with grainy, soft pale malts playing a supportive role. Soft acidity. The amount of layers in the nose is mind-boggling; sometimes it's hard to figure out where one ingredient starts and another begins.

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly. Strong and well-balanced with a bit of tartness. The notes are the same as the aroma – I have very little to add in terms of flavour. The finish is rather lengthy (even though very dry) with moderate intensity and balance leaning towards bitter.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Creamy yet prickly with tons of life and presence on the palate. Dry with a pleasant touch of alcohol warmth.

Overall: Wonderful world-class beer featuring excellent craftsmanship and drinkability as well as exquisite balance and complexity. A must-try. I'll absolutely drink this again.


PREVIOUS REVIEW: L/4.25, S/4.5, T/4.5, F/4.5, O/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.

Aug 18, 2017
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elnachooo from Spain

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cerveza de un color arananjado con una gran cabeza espumosa. Aroma a levadura, cilantro y naranja. En boca es cremosa, de cuerpo medio, con un sabor dulce muy agradable.

Feb 12, 2019
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle with no freshness date. The cork popped off like a bottle of good champagne, thankfully it was not a gusher.

A- Massive off-white head, very active carbonation ... pale golden cloudy color. This is good as the beer should never pour clear.

S- Very ripe pear, earthy cellar and a solid herbal backbone round out the nose.

T- Big herbal phenolic action upfront, dry grain and a mild tartness. A handful of malt character comes through with a clean grainy note. Touch of fruitiness, musty chalky yeast, herbal phenols and dry grain in the finish.

M- Incredibly smooth with a deep yet soft crispness.

Need a beer to clean the palate if not cut through some of the most flavorful cuisines ... this is the beer to do it.

Jun 29, 2005
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle dated April 2016 into pint glass. Let me preface this by admitting that a) I don't particularly like Belgian beers, and b) I found this in the fridge at the beach house and am drinking it because I respect beer. Even Belgian beer. The bottled date is somewhat off-putting, but my expectations are low, so.....
Pours a slightly hazy golden-amber color with a coarse but surprisingly persistent off-white head. Initial impression is yeasty and sweet, with a slight banana overlay, strong fruits, and herbal notes. Mouthfeel was fairly light and refreshing; carbonation was fairly high. Finish was dry and clean.
Well. A pleasant surprise. Despite all odds - including the bottling date and my prejudicial opinions - this was pretty damn good!
Perhaps this is yet another turning pint for me: I drank PBR exclusively for almost 40 years, then discovered IPAs. Then stouts. Then NEIPAs. Maybe now I've expanded my horizons to include Belgians.

Sep 01, 2018
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L-Pours a pale straw gold ale with a nice two fingered head that dissipates rather quickly to a strong half an inch head.
S- Immediate wild yeast in the nose, slight sweetness and citrus can be found as well. As the beer warms I get more banana like yeast and maybe some wheat. Fresh grass is also present with maybe some wine characteristics. The beer opens up as it warms.
T- The flavor is very yeasty which brings about a banana-like flavor followed by a bready almost angel food cake flavor. Clove and other spices are present. Gingerbread/biscuit is found. Toned down and crisp flavor that is still complex and well fleshed out. Organic earthy backbone to the flavor.
F- Very dry as expected. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Extremely well done. The mouthfeel plays a big part in the beers effectiveness.
O- This is a classic Farmhouse that is an inspiration to all saison inspired beers here in the states. This beer is such an influence and for good reason. Exceptional nearly perfect saison.

Jul 23, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe the epidome of the style. A terrific beer--hands down. From the onset of a magical deep yellow glow with stark-white head retention, incredible rocky head retention, sprikled with peppery spices, and continuous lacing. Sweet and tart aromas with soft pilsner malts, yeast, bread, fruits, and hop spiciness. Tastes richly of sweet bready / fruity malts that bring out pears, berries, apples, and appricots. Spicy with peppery hops, bitterness, alcohol, and tartness. Smooth and light on the palate with a soft dry finish. Very clean with slight tart aftertaste. Mildly acidic and vineous throughout. One of the best beers out there.

Sep 04, 2006
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ctjoumas from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Slightly cloudy light golden color. Smell is of bananas and citrus. Taste has banana/hefeweizen notes with a clean finish. Enjoyable refreshing beer but nothing special.

Dec 16, 2014
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El_Brujo_de_A2 from Michigan

3.87/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew pours light golden brown. Huge pale head on top. Muffin top style. Nose is of apricot and the all too familiar belgian yeast. The description on the bottle is right on the mark, "a big fruity bouquet, taste starts fruity but ends dry and very clean with a light refreshing body". If a hefeweizen was given a sharper bite it would be this. If you are looking for a solid brew, it is here guys and gals.

Jun 24, 2017
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necoadam from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked date was 2003 so this was kinda young. But still tasted oh so good. Poured out a bright orange/deep gold color with a nice amount of head that lasted all the way through. Smell consisted of a variety of items. Spicies, hay-like aromas, and some fruits in the backround as well, but the fruit was quite strong. Taste was quite flavorful. Lots of citrus notes in this beer with some spiciness in the backround. Yeast and some slight hops show up at the end with a tart-like finish that lasts into the aftertaste. Quite nice. Nothing was overwhelming which was nice to see. Mouthfeel was on the border of light-medium. Perhaps I should buy a bottle and age it to see what differences will show up. Pick this up for sure.

Aug 19, 2004
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thufflife from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jul 23, 2014
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Vec2267 from Florida

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - cloudy pale yellow, prodigious stick foam, beautiful stuff

S - musty (wet hay) at the pop of the cork (and quite a pop), coriander dominates as the beer settles

T - coriander, grain, ginger, fruity but quite dry

M - light and crisp

O - the musty funk adds a delicate twang to this beer, very complex, well integrated, nothing dominates

Jul 22, 2012
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VierBier from Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

Jun 22, 2012
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jmtpi from France

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Oct 05, 2012
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Kinsman from California

4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the chance to spend the weekend down at the Cape at a friends, so I enjoyed this while sitting out in the sun on a nice summer Saturday.

I picked this up at Grain and Vine in Hyannis, which itself was a nice store to visit. I didn't bring any of my usual glasses with me, so I found a wine glass as a nice substitute to pour this into. Poured a nice hazy orange with a good yeast presence in the body. Capped by a moderately thick and slightly sticky white head.

Aroma provides a good bit of funk and spice, even before you pour it. A bit peppery and also a little bit of a citrusy aroma are well complemented by the musty hay aroma.

Flavor compliments the aroma well, being a bit sweeter than the aroma would suggest. A good lemon with white pepper flavor followed by a nice yeast presence. As the beer warms, the slight hop bitterness starts to come through.

A nice bubbly medium weight feel in the mouth. Smooth and crisp, perfect for a summer afternoon. Overall a very enjoyable summer saison that deserves to be right up there with the best of them.

Aug 28, 2010
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GrindFatherBob from New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Jan 20, 2013
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dansmcd from Australia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jan 17, 2013
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mpayne5 from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

May 30, 2014
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BeerBucks from New York

4/5  rDev -5%

Sep 20, 2013
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CurtisD from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Jul 30, 2013
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Rohkey from Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jul 06, 2013
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