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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
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Photo of SamuraiJack
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

The benchmark for the style. A marvelous summer beer - perfect for an evening with some friends in the backyard, eating sausage and cheese.

First pour shows a cloudy and hazed pale gold-yellow. The head is huge and frothing. Dense and sticky and seemingly out of control in the glass.

The aromas are lovely with strong floral and herbal notes riding on the undercurrent of funky horseblanket yeast and warm french bread. Perhaps a bit unbalanced, which stops it from deserving a higher score.

Initial tastes are herbaceous and citric. I taste fresh cut grass, lemon, some graperfruit notes and a strong hop bite. Very sharp and slightly acid in flavour. Very refreshing and clean, leading to a tart and dry finish with little aftertaste.

This is a beer you could seriously session drink - which might be dangerous (grin). A lovely and refreshing beer and one I will try to have with more regularity.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light golden colored with an inch thick dense off white head of foam. Brussels lacing. Vibrant carbonation. Aroma is of saison yeast with peppery spicy notes. Slight hints of pear. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisp. The flavor is of pale malt and gentle spice notes from the saison yeast. The overall impression is lots of flavor from something so subtle and smooth.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A clouded golden orange sunburst tone, awesome effervescent white fine bubbled head, lacing is entricate clings to my glass the whole way. Aroma: Mild hints of citrus and tropical fruit, along with a musty farmhouse funk just heavenly cloves and spices thrown into the mix. Taste: Staple of the Saison style, creamy fruit tinged edge with pale malts and a great wild flavor of spices, peppery notes, and herbal tea like finish the clovey aspect is great all in all very solid brew. Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, tickles the senses and coats the palate with a fine slightly syrupy film. Drinkability: Effortless summer session ale complex and refreshing what more can you ask for.

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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 BittRnessabounds
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2002 addition based on the cork. Farmhouse ales are rapidly becoming my favorite style, and this particular offering did it's best to continue that trend. Nice color, not quite yellow, and not quite orange but certainly hazing with a nice topping of foam. The smell is very fresh and awakening, slightly fruity, but certainly refreshing and dominated by the yeast. The taste is a wonderful combination of the farmhouse yeast, some hops, sour fruit and tongue tickling spices. The aftertaste was very dry and long lasting. Overall a very pleasant beer, and i can't wait to enjoy during warmer weather when it was intended to be consumed.

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Photo of ADG2995
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reverand
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellowish, straw colored beer with a nice flully white head. Really good Belgian lace, as to be expected since it comes from Belgium. Very aromatic with hints of fruit, earthy tones, citrus with a hint of pepper.
Taste wise this was fantastic. A crisp summer ale that definitely quenches your thirst. Dry, crisp wih a certain snap in the taste makes this brew a must have.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a smell C&C Bottle to a snifter the liquid is hazy yellow with good carbonation. The head is nice 2 fingers whiet and leave some lace.

The smell is mild, bread like malty with a hint of spice, very light, and some what elegant.

The taste follows this is quite a good brew. I really like this approach to a saison. Great yet refined low key and elegant in the flavor profile. A bit of tang in the finish.

The mouthfeel is good an airy and easy drinking brew with good carbonation goes very well is a snifter.

The drinkability is good this is a great example of that this style can be. Prosit, MK

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A three finger plus off white head easily reaches the rim of the glass without effort. The body is a hazy dark golden straw colored hue. A breakup of lace is left around the glass as the lace receeds. Nose has distinct piney notes stacked on top of fresh wheat notes and noticeable hop characteristics. Yeasty fruit laced notes are also there. At first sip you get a slight instense of sour that quickly yields to a mineral and spicey balance that is all over the tongue. Very crisp and well rounded with lots of fresh veggie notes all wraped around nice dry fruity tones. Dryness is inhanced by a soft hop profile and slight bitterness. This beer gets even more mellow and much better as it warms. Mouthfeel is very clean and oh so drinkable. The more I drink good Saisons, the more I like them. This one is very very good.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this one up in Spartanburg a couple of months ago. Nice little place had this sitting on the shelf for clearance of all of things. So I definitely had to pick this one up and get it back to the house. Served at a nice fifty degree temperature, this one was poured into a snifter.

Very nice and extremely hazy golden yellow color came through immediately. Lots of sediment in here now as well. Huge carbonation profile could be seen with lots of chains of bubbles cascading up to the top of the glass to reinforce the huge champagne like head that came over the top of it. Lots of side glass lacing and a copious foam that would not quit. Very nice aroma here, lots of light grain, hints of grass, light lemon and a touch of grape. Nice airy smell gave way to a very nice flavor. Very light, and perfect for this summer day. First way was a slightly tart fresh grass like flavor. Some hints of peaches, pears, and a touch of tartness as well. Very nice light cereal grain flavor in the middle which became a touch bready as it warmed. Long finish of dried out bitter earthy notes and a touch of light fruit. Slightly sour on the tongue after a few moments. Fantastic carbonation kept it feeling very light and refreshing and this bottle was no issue at all to finish off as the profile was light, low abv and a wonderful bit of carbonation.

Overall I really thought this was a fantastic beer. Nice four year vintage really helped this and if it was ever really sour it has been significantly mellowed with time and the overall balance of it was really just quite nice. I was glad there were two on the shelf, as this has held up very nicely and it would be a pleasure to have it again.

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Photo of jtingue
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance. Golden straw in color, crystal clear. Pours with a huge head which fills 3/4 of the glass. The head dissipates slowly by breaking into largeer chunks of foam and leaving a thick lacing on the side of the glass. Quite a beautiful thing to watch happen. Tons of effervescent bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Very champagne like.

Smell. Very fruity up front, with ripe grape and cherry. A clean and abrupt sour smell permiates the nostrils for a bit. Some bready malt lies in the background.

Taste. Starts out with a sweet flavor of just ripe fruit, again with grape and cherry. Just a hint of bitterness is added to a very crisp beer. Some very reserved funkiness is present throughout, but is mostly taken over by a fruity and floral backbone. Also in the background is a bready malt backbone which serves as the baseline for all of the other flavors. The finish is semi-dry, with some of the sweetness that is present throughout lingering.

Mouthfeel. Not as champagne like as I would have expected. The carbonation is more creamy than effervescent, which I actually enjoy more.

A truly complex and enjoyable beer. Straddles the border between sipper and clean easy drinker. Just a hint of something wild in the yeast department brings me coming back for sip after sip.

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Photo of joecast
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been eyeing this one off for a while and finally picked one up. Here goes...

Golden yellow, hazy, medium high carbonation. Fluffy white head settles to a thick lace but no less than that.

Lots of yeast character but not overpowering. Spicy, grassy, refreshing. Very nice. Slight lemon. Not a lot of farmhouse, or at least the finkyness I expected to find some of.

More lemony yeast spice in the taste. So crisp and refreshing. Mild malt sits in the background offering support. Lots of character and depth but still light and accessible. A great mix.

Have not had much experience with saison but this will make me rethink that. Superb drinkability.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was poured from the tap, not sure how long it had been on tap or when it was brewed.

The beer was a warm orange color and hazy with a white head that soon fell back into the glass.

Their was little hop aroma and the beer smelled like warm bread dough. As it warmed notes of lemon grass and citrus appeared.

The beer was sweet, full bodied, and tasted of bread dough and wheat.

It was a very enjoyable and refreshing beer. Not sure I would pay the crazy cost for the beer again but i am glad to have enjoyed it at least once.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/7/08 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of bananas, spices, Belgian yeast, light malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is full of spice and Belgian yeast with a background of bananas. The malt character is thin and there's a mild but complimentary hops presence. The after-taste is spicy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a good beer to drink for a long time, especially if you're in the mood for the style.

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Photo of aufie
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Realale
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy gold. Enormous rocky head slowly settles to a 1" rocky cap, but it erupts again every time a bit of beer is added to the glass.

Nose is citric (lemon/lime) with a bit of brett, a touch of spiciness (coriander/pepper) and a crunchy maltiness.

Mouthfilling on the palate, with a touch of citrus, the spices and a hint of phenolic character. Very good length, and a refreshing finish courtesy of the big, but well-balanced acidity. Outstanding stuff.

Cork cryptically stamped 2.002.

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Photo of KeefD
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Saison DuPont glass. A whipped cream head develops and reaches above the rim of the glass. Hazy pale orange/yellow with sparkling carbonation bubbles and many fine particulates floating around. Aroma of banana and a dry yeasty funky sourness. Taste is tart, hints of banana and spice, slightly warming from the alcohol Fills the belly with joy. Goes down super smooth despite the high carbonation. A delicious farmhouse ale. Refreshing and highly recommended.

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Photo of herman77
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw yellow with a bone white head with lots of fine bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Light fruitiness and spice. Green apples, pepper and a bit of lemon.

T: Light, but pretty complex. Predominately a light fruity tartness with green apples and pear. A bit of herbal flavor, a touch of hops. Dry, slightly peppery finish with a bit of alcohol to it.

M: Lighter body. Active carbonation. Feels really good.

D: I like it. Would definitely try this one again. Have only had a few Saisons before, but this one seems classic and the best, how a Saison should be.

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Photo of Naugros
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pour this slowly, especially if using a snifter or tulip glass as the head immediately rises, 3-4 fingers thick and billowy off-white. The light golden, orange color is beautifully hazy, as is consistent with this style. Bands of lace follow your progress and the head slowly dissipates as you drink, leaving a white film across the top.

As you pop the cork (helped by the nice carbonation), the Belgian yeast strains tickle your nose. Blow the foam aside to get a whiff of the beer in the glass and the herbal tones of the yeast come out to play and you'll get a preview of the spice.

The yeast is the forefront of the taste with a little cardamom (at the top of the palate) backed up by a slight orange blossom honey sweetness on the tip of your tongue. There is a minor buttery quality, presumably from the presence of some diacetyl. There's a sourness that hits the back of your mouth that ties everything together. So much going on but well-balanced and the epitome of the style. Judge all saisons against this one!

The carbonation that helped you pull the cork continues to be assertive in your mouth, but not overly so. It's also got a creamy feel to it. I can't really explain how it can be carbonated and creamy, but it is. Despite all that's going it manages a crisp mouthfeel.

Forget witbiers for the summer, I'd rather take one of these down after mowing the lawn. Refreshing and complex, I could drink this until I couldn't make it back to the fridge any more.

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Photo of iabeerbaron
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

“Just started to get into Saisons and have found them to be extremely refreshing. This is one of the best. A nice cloudy golden pour with a huge white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Great aroma of bread, honey, citrus, and black pepper. A wonderful refreshing brew with spices and tartness. Perfect combination.”

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Photo of gwood
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big bright white head that separated and started sheeting itself down the sides of my tulip.

Nose is peppered with yeast, bananas, apples, and lemons over a slight grain mixed with black pepper. Big yeast up front with herbal hop notes that are a bit heavy at times. More pepper and light fruits followed by a grainy dry finish that trails off cleanly.

The hard edges soften on the carbonation and the mouthfeel really smooths out as the beers warms a tad. Great beer on what was a 112F day. Drinkable for some many occasions.

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Photo of positiverpr
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a:hazy nectar color. 1" pillow of white foam head with medium lifespan fed by brisk bubbling from the high level of carbonation.

a:earthy/musty/cellar/cork aroma that is mostly yeast derived. hint of orange. fairly strong urea note that is initially intrusive but mellows and becomes a filthy pleasure.

t:the yeast derived dull phenolics dominate. light fruit and moderate spice from yeast are nice. i can only sense pilsner malt. moderate hop bitterness lingers and a cameo of noble vs. styrian flavor can be found. alcohol is present but non-biting. the lingering yeast flavor changes from musty to cumin? to urine.

m:medium smooth mouthfeel and non-sharp for such a highly attenuated beer. high carbonation is soft.

o:very drinkable. strong phenols may be offensive to some. something about this beer reminds me of orval-sans-brett. i think that all of the spice in the beer is yeast derived but i'm not sure.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,233 ratings
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