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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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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

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If biting into a sour apple is something that appeals to you, now you know where to go. A saisons that sets the bar for whey other saisons in the world. Will drink again.

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

Presentation: 16oz pint, on tap at Ragtag Cinema, in Columbia, MO

Appearance: Hazy dark golden beer with hints of orange; lots of steady, streaming carbonation and a thick, ultra-creamy white head which is slow to fade and leaves some sticky Belgian lace. Just about perfect looking saison.

Smell: Vibrant! Huge hints of fruity bubblegum, spice, and other estery/yeasty goodness I'm having trouble identifying. Something phenolic in here, almost like a solvent, but yet pleasant. I know that sounds goofy, but this is crazy complex and quite nice.

Taste: Tons of somewhat slightly bitter lemon, spicy, medium-bitter herbal/grassy hops, green grass, hints of solventy phenols, some bitter orange, and just a hint of bone-dry malt. Quenching, dry, fairly hoppy, but not over the top. Beautiful summer beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, maybe light side of medium

Drinkability: High, especially considering the ridiculously hot weather we're currently having.

Conclusion: So glad to have finally gotten to try this. This and Hennepin are the two best saisons I've ever had. Which is better? I'd have to try them side by side I think.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 on cork

A - Hazy bright yellow with a huge fluffy head that remains throughout the beer. Big patches of lace are left behind.

S - Floral and herbal hops, green apple, lemon, spicy and hay.

T - Bready grains, spice, pepper, floral, herbal hops, wet hay and lemon.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation. Creamy with a lingering dryness.

D - Complex. The benchmark Saison that others should be judged against.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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

Pored from a 375ml bottle into a Riedel Stemmed Tulip whilst watching the Soccer World Cup.
This is an awesome ale.
It poured a cloudy golden colour with a two finger head.
Initially it smelled herbaceous which I guess is a good thing for a farmhouse ale.
The first taste revealed the high yeast and almost 'strong ale' characteristics.
As the beer warmed in the glass it started to open up in complexity. I could detect citrus hints of grapefruit and honey on the mid pallet and some pepper on the back pallet.
The beer had a creamy mouth feel with a dry finish.
I can see why this beer in one of the bench mark saisons. I am glad I had the opportunity to drink it. If you like this style then you need to put it on your must drink list.

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Photo of mhaws000
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-poured a very thick frothy head. Slowly receeded into a nice thin lace that lasted througout the beer. Nice hazy yellow-orange with some sediment floating around in the glass.

S-A definite citrus nose with alot of grassy hop odors as well.

T-Citrus with alot of banana and spice much like a hefeweizen or a wit. Not as overpowering as some of those can be though. A really nice balance of fruitiness and herbal bitterness.

M-Slightly syrupy with a nice level of carbonation to cut through. substantial enough body to be noticed but still crisp enough to be refreshing.

D-Good drinkability. This is the type of beer I would drink on a hot summer day. It is clean, crisp and has good quality flavors. There isnt really anything I would criticize about this beer at all.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours cloudy and golden yellow with frothy head, the head remains about 1/8 inch thoughout. Carbonation is champagne like, very effervescent. The aroma is very complex spicy and citrus, a little floral. Flavor is equally as complex with mild bitterness, nice sweetness, and various spice flavors. Medium bodied with fairly high alcohol content. Very drinkable, but definately one to savor. A classic beer!

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,225 ratings
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