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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,573
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4,031
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
17.03%
 
 
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Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick fluffy head with pretty good retention. Hazy yellow straw color, obviously cloudy as it is an unfiltered beer.

Yeasty aroma with some bananna (phenol alcohols?) and a tart floral scent.

Tart and floral with a peppery finish. Might be good with food as the tartness should cut through and cleanse the palate.

Overall a really good beer. This is the only real Saison I have tried (I have also had Avery 12 ) but I would like to try others to see how this compares.

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Photo of papat444
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at my father-in-law's last night and shared with him and my brother-in-law.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle best before 02/2012.

Appearance: Massive white foam that is a bit disconcerting but can't knock it too much as it was in the car trunk. Nice yellow body follows and there's much retention and the head looks whipped.

Smell: Some green apple and cloves. I was a bit worried about infection but the overall aroma is very aromatic which dissipates my worries a little.

Taste: Sharp pepper with cloves. Very spice-like without being too harsh.

Mouthfeel: Feels very alive, lots of carbonation and a good feel overall.

Drinkability: I would certainly try this again, especially to share!

Overall: A very nice saison that is worth the attention it gets.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a small bottle between two people, poured into a large wine glass.

A: Bottles top pops off like champagne. This brew pours with a huge amount of head, lots of yeast comes out on top, looks kind of strange sitting there on the top of the brew.

S: Nose is very strong yeast with a little wheat smell in there along with champagne as well.

T & M: Starts off with a very refreshing lemon malt flavor and then a champagne like flavor kicks in that tingles the tongue and the rest of the mouth. Very carbonated and refreshing. Finishes a tad citrusy and sour. Alcholol flavor is just slightly detected.

D: I have ready some reports that say this is the "best beer in the world". I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but this is defenitely a very distinctive brew (I have never heard of another brewery who brews this exact style), refreshing, not too strong, and something every beer enthusiast should try.

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Photo of JBogan
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color into my chilled glass with a generous 3 finger head. A large continuous stream of lively bubbles streamed from the center and fed the frothy foam which stuck nicely to the sides.

Citrus was the main attraction here, with a very refreshing aroma.

The taste was also mostly citrus with a good amount of hops. Not a beer which seemed to have much in the way of underlying tastes going on, it was all right up front.

Incredible mouth feel, the carbonation just kept coming.

A very drinkable beer, very clean and refreshing. My first time trying this but it won't be the last. Would even make a great session beer if not for the price, but it's also a perfect beer to break out a bottle or two for those special occasions.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a stemmed Russian River glass.

A: Hazy straw to light golden colored with a foamy white head that simply does not settle. Lacing is very good. Carbonation is subtle.

S: Malty notes of bread dough, along with hints of banana, lemon zest, and earth. Some grassy, floral scents lie in the backround.

T: Much like the smell. Floral, with earthy tones, and has biscuity character. Banana, some citrus, and hints of dried pear mingle with grassy, floral tones. There is just a hint of woodiness in the backround.

M: Thick and chewy for this style. Full bodied mouthfeel, with a finish that lasts for some time.

D: This is a good Saison, although the hype is not all it's meant to be. Very drinkable, and worth a try. It's sure to quench any thirst.

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Photo of joedon
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After all the recent hype about this beer, I was anxious to give it a try. It isn't widely availabe in my area but I found a 375ml bottle in a store I don't visit too often.

Poured with a huge cloudy white head. Lots and lots of foam! Maybe my glass wasn't perfectly clean(?) but the head seemed extraordinary. Lots of sticky lace, too. Pale yellow color with quite a bit of cloudy haze.

Aroma of yeast, sour citrus, and very little malt or spice.

Simple taste profile; slight hop bitterness with a citrusy tang. Finish with a little residual sweetness.

Very pleasant, drinkable beer but hardly the best I've ever tasted.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy and almost soapy off-white head into a tulip. the body was hazy and gold.
s - yeasty, cloying, metallic with a hint of flowers.
t - spicy and sweet.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - intense on the palate but in a good way.

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Photo of mbrandon2w
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold, hazy. Yeast was disturbed some in transit.
Smells of citrus, light peppery and a little straw.
Had this while eating some shrimp pad thai, which is paired with excellently. The slight spiciness in the beer matched well with the food, then the citrus and carbonation came in to cool things down.
This went down quite easily, and I can see this going well with many other types of food, especially anything with a little spice, or on a nice warm day.

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Photo of 6DaysBottomOcean
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful gold with a slight haze. Big Fizzy head that dissipated fairly quick. A steady stream of bubbles. Overall the look of this beer in the glass really got me excited.

S: This had a definite wet horse must aroma, nicely followed by pears and light grapes; A good thing. The smell is clean and crisp and has a hint of herbal spice.

T: light and tart with a hint of funk at the end. Fruit is less apparent than the aroma suggests. Slightly disappointed but still a very nice flavor here.

M: bubbly tartness is apparent and very refreshing. A little watery though, not enough to really detract from the enjoyment.

D: very drinkable here, cant wait to bring this one poolside in the summer!

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour, a nubilous golden orange color, the head creamy in texture, off white in color, and gigantic in size, as it dissipates it leaves a sticky thick sheet of lace to conceal the glass. The aroma is that of over ripe apples, musty, hints of yeast, somewhat sour or astringent might be a better term. Lots of dross, and the start malt laden, tart as expected, the top skinny in feel, the finish piercing in its acidic bite, the hops bitter on the palate, dry and long lasting aftertaste. Quite a change of pace from the normal ales I’ve been drinking, and a pleasure to be sure.

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Photo of charlzm
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed at Lucky Baldwin's Trappist Pub and Cafe on Sunday, August 21st, 2011. Beer served in proper glassware.

Beer is a slightly cloudy, moderately deep yellow (almost orange) topped with a uniform skin of extremely fine white bubbles.

Aroma is powdery yeast and lemon.

Flavor is soft floral/powdery yeast up front, immediately followed by more bitterness than I had expected. Also noted: a slight orange flavor. A little acidic tartness towards the end. The bitterness lingers after the rest of the flavor is gone and then, a good second or two after swallowing, a light malt trace shows up (think pilsener malt).

Moderate mouthfeel.

Despite being less fruity and tart than expected, still a nice, refreshing beer marred only by (IMHO) by a slightly overenthusiastic bitterness.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooh she pretty! Fills up the cup with a hazy and almost lumpy white head with a variety of bubbles to it. Aroma was plenty of that dupont saison strain yeast, floral gardens, and just every lemon, banana, clove, coriander, grass type of descriptor. Complex yet the standard benchmark.

Taste packs a lot of flavor into a relatively thin kind of body. Lots of carbonation but appropriate especially if you're wisely drinking this in the summertime. Very dry with a mild barnyard meets wet grass and hay kind of think. Super mild tart.

A classic and a nice reprieve from a lot of wild ales calling themselves saisons stateside.

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Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, bacterial funk, earthy malt, yeast, hint of smoke, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of smoke, slight citrus, slight hops, and sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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Photo of SheepNutz
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy yellow-orange color with two fingers of head. There is nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is full of citrus, grass, hay, and a hint of white grapes. Very Pleasant. The taste starts with just a tad of tart acidity. Bits of lemon and orange peel, not very many hops present. The aftertaste is slightly metallic. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth and thick. The drinkability is also fairly good. A unique Saison.

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Photo of Sycodrummer
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the green 750ml bottle the pour yeilded a luscious three-finger deep white frothy head. Almost like cream on top of expresso, the head was light and airy and a pure white color. The beer itself was dark yellow color with hints of orange. Big chunks of lace clung to the glass throughout the duration of the sample. The three-finger head from the pour reduced down to about a half-finger and stayed there throughout the sample.

The aroma of the beer was quite complicated. Certainly no hops in the nose but also no overly conspicious malt. A soft citrus aroma indicative of oranges and corriander. Also a slight bit of clove perhaps and an ever so slight smell of alcohol.

The taste was rather full bodied for its color. Not overwhelming on the palate by any means but deceptively strong. Orange and citrus fruit were the innitial sensations and a champaign like white grape taste was also present. Ample carbonation offered a crispness to each sip that made the beer refreshing and all but made it slight tinge of alcohol not noticable.

Medium mody with a freshness and crispness on the palate.

Indeed very drinkable and enjoyable. I've only had two saisons from the bottle, this and Ommegang's offering. I much prefer this from bottle compared to Hennepin (although I thought that beer to be quite excellent on tap). Indeed this appears to me to be the perfect summer sipper. Not a beer to slam down after mowing the lawn in the summer, but rather one to sip and enjoy its complexities on a hot summer night.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750ml bottle with 2 2007 stamped on the cork. An orange color with a beautiful thick white head. Fruity aroma, mostly apple. a little yeast also. A nice fruity taste, again the yeast, and a dry, somewhat bitter finish. A good session beer, fun to drink.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz green bottle, corked and caged, from Steve's on University here in Madison.

Pours a light golden yellow with a finger of snow-white cream in my chalice. Nose is all clove and spice with some citric astringency and a faint skunk. Taste is dominated by the clove as well with a hearty dose of yeast and citrus and banana taking a supporting role. Mouthfeel is airy and tongue-tickling. A nice, refreshing saison, went well with a garlic cream and chicken pizza. Not mind-blowing, but well-executed.

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Photo of MrBen
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first taste of a Saison. I prefer the strong dark ales, tripels, and quadrupels from Belgium -- but this was a nice change of pace. Fine presenation in the caged/corked bottle. Color was nothing to write home about, and nose in the bottle wasn't too groundbreaking. However, taste and mouthfeel were very good. Crisp, refreshing, and with notes of citrus. A fairly drastic departure from my Belgian favorites. Saison Dupont is good for cleansing the palette, and I'll probably buy this one again.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a tulip glass.

Poured a hazy yellow/orange color with a big head of white foam. The thick lacing clung to the glass as a small amount of sediment danced in the ample carbonation. The smell was a yeasty/bready aroma with hints of pear, green apple, fresh cut grass and spice. This ale had a slight taste of sourdough bread followed by a slightly citric frutiness. It finished off dry and slightly bitter. Excellent example of this style of farmhouse ale.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazed yellow color. Giant, growing frothy head. Head retains forever but surprisingly doesn't leave too much lacing.

S-Grass and lemons. Yeast and a musty aromas. Light spices with some pepper. Sturdy aroma that displays that 'hard to describe' aroma of a Saison.

T-Lighter than expected. Grass and hay and other farm-like flavors. Barnyard funk is found too. Lemony citrus and Beligan yeast. Enjoyable flavor albeit a bit too mellow for my taste. But man does it go down quick and easy.

M-Lighter bodied. Bunches of carbonation. Grassy aftertaste lingers for a bit. Very drinkable due to the feel and body.

O/D-I can see why this is such a popular Saison. I enjoyed it but was not taken back by the flavor. Solid but it lacks something in my opinion. Still a great drink, especially for those new to the style.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Stuffed Sandwich

A: Peach/golden hazy color. Head is solid, 1/4 inch layer of whipped cream on top of the body

S: Lots of funk. Earthy with citrus, spice, malt and bread dough.

T: Lots of various flavors. Citrusy and spicey with touches of pineapple and honey suckle. Somewhat musty with grass and biscuit. Touch of bitterness towards the end.

M: Lightly spritzy and fitting for the style

D: I actually wasn't a fan of this beer in the bottle. The tap was a different story.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted by Fisherman34- thanks for the parting gift!! Cloudy peach colour with huge billowing white head and great lacing. Aroma is of belgian spices. Taste is quite spicy with hints of sour funk. I found it fairly hoppy and had a very dry finish. I noticed some woody flavours- mostly oak. This is one refreshing brew- I could quaffe many a bottle of this belgian treat.

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Photo of WeymouthMike
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 375ml.

A big pop makes me think this one is gonna be a foam over but the foam stops at the bottle mouth. After about 5 minutes I pour this into my faithful Duvel tulip which reveals a 2+" head and very hazy yellow with somewhat of a brown tint. Fragrance is very floral with some sweetness that resembles
a light strawberry. Taste is a bit metallic and as others have said a tart apple is detectable. Mouthfeel is a bit dry with no carbonation which was expected with the head and the carbonation bubbles lacing the glass. Great
offering which could go with many food combinations.

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Photo of hopsbreath
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Cloudy yellow body has several fingers of rocky snow white head. After a few minutes it dissipates to a very thin cap.

Smell is of earthy funk. The traditionalsm is apparent in the aroma. I know I'm going to like this a lot already.

Taste is of ripe lemon, bananas, funky musk, and farmyard straw. Its very nice and I like it enough to revisit it in the future.

Mouthfeel is rounded scrubbing bubbles. I keep going back to the glass for another sip. This goes down super easy and quickly disappears from my glass. Luckily its a 750 and I can pour another glass.

Definitely a must try for a fan of the style. I think I paid $9 for the bottle and consider that a deal.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle. I let this one stand outside the fridge for about 15 minutes, to take the cold off. When tasted, it's actually almost warm.

Pours a very pale yellow, with a slighly cloudy haze, a minor amount of carbonation in my gueuze tumbler adds to the haze. But overall, still fairly clear. The head on this is pretty massive, very white, with large bubbles on the glass and fine white bubbles in the middle. The head raised at least an inch above the top of the glass, but never threatened to fall over the side. Pretty. Pretty amazing, actually.

Aroma is dry, sharp, crisp, and slighly earthy/organic. Hops are there, some bright sour fruit (lime?). At first, not exactly pleasant to this American raised on sweets and salts. But after giving it some thought, it really is nice.

Flavor is dry, and the most prominant flavor is the sharp bite (sharp, slighly sour-bitter, and organic) at the end.

Mouthfeel moderate, as it should be for a dry style. Drinkability is lower than other scores because, to be honest, this is not a big drinking beer. I've tried a couple of times, and been glad to do so, and it is interesting, but not something I'm excited to drink frequently.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.
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