Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
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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Photo of handyandy
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL poured into tulip glass

Color is dark yellow, got a few inches of head with an overly aggressive pour, nice lacing
Citrusy with almost a bit of honey
Very earthy taste with a bit of citrus, almost like lime, a bit of bubblegum on the aftertaste.
Smooth, foamy as soon as it hits your tongue, well-carbonated

Glad to finally try a true Belgian Saison. Really enjoyed the way the way the beer feels on your tongue and the different flavors the beer gives.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle. 2014 on cork

hazy bright yellow in color, huge bone white heads, that clings to glass in nice rings. aroma is very pleasant, a mild herbal, spicy, a little grassy. taste is more mild, but tasty. higher carbonation, thin to medium body. drinks very easy. I'm not normally a big fan of saisons, but this is probably the best I've had.

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Photo of BeerMarshall
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly my new favorite lighter colored beer.

A: Golden, cloudy, exuberant carbonation and strong head retention.
S: Starts with a hint of skunkiness, but this aroma quickly gave way.
T: Spicy, slightly peppery.
M: Nice dry finish
O: Excellent beer. I was pleasantly surprised. I heard a lot of hype about this beer and read about it in Farmhouse Brews. I think it lives up to the hype. Expensive, but so is every belgian specialty ale. Definitely will drink again.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Cloudy golden color nice thick white head not much lacing.

Smell - yeast, straw, little bit of spice, maybe some lemon or orange.

Taste - Man I love the taste of this, cereal, malts, little bit of lemon, yeast, some apple. Really tastes like sweet cereal.

Feel - Medium body, well carbonated, very smooth.

Overall - Great feel and smell, I love the taste it is like sweetened cereal.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsdunlop
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out light yellow with a slight haze and a bit of sediment. Intense carbonation from the looks of it, nice fluffy and cloudlike head, great retention and lacing so far.
Aroma is quite fruity, nice and light notes of apples, lemons, and pears, with an enticing aroma of Belgian yeast that brings notes of clove and some earthiness to the table. Slight sulfur in the nose, but it doesn't dominate.
Taste begins with a crisp, dryness that grabs the attention of your tastebuds. Tart lemons and light citrus seem to dominate the flavor in a refreshing way. Malts are hidden well, allowing the lighter body to come through. Bit of floral hops in the taste, with a nice touch of bittering hops towards the end of the sip. Finishes quite dry and tart.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, carbonation is intense.
Overall, this beer is highly drinkable, an awesome example of the style. Nicely balanced, light and refreshing, while not lacking in flavor or complexity. Great.

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Photo of mudboneINla
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of endovelico
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose: An intense, polished aroma with a moderate barnyard character. Citrusy, acetic, grainy and fruity.

Mouth: The mouth is rich and complex with a puckering bite to it. Profile closely follows the nose. Pleasantly hopped and only moderately carbonic.

Overall: Enjoyable, refreshing, complex, brisk and intense; This legend did not disappoint although it's a beer that does requires some patience to deconstruct and understand.

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Photo of stuckonhops
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

picked up this little jewel at stateline MD
(my first ever saison)

A-- pretty average golden color that fits with most of the belgian styles i have been enjoying recently. nice fluffy head that receded quickly but never did go all the way away.

S-- the smell is high on the fruity yeast side with malts peeking in. could be banana..pretty complex smell for me to pick out everything present..

T-- belgian yeast shines through beautifully...fruity and extery with just very small hints of hops to balance this one out very nicely...as with the smell the amount of tastes here i just cannot begin to describe yet...i will have to re-review again when i train my palate more

M-- very smooth and bubbly...fills your mouth and coats your tounge with taste...but it is not a sticky coating...just a full bodied taste..

D-- i could drink a few of these but would eventually have to switch styles to something very bitter since the belgian styles arent my favorite...but i enjoy having a few due to the complexity of the flavors and they arent usually as strong so i can have a few in a row...very tasty i will grab a 4 pack next time im out..

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Photo of nerdboy19
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesyouam
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont Vieille Provision is a cloudy, very sparkling golden ale with a lot of particles in it. It has a huge, white, foamy head that has great retention and lacing. As soon as the cork was popped, the room was filled with a funky, farty aroma. A closer sniff reveals leather, earth, hay, spices of some sort, fruit salad. There's a lot going on in that aroma. It is incredibly smooth and medium bodied. It japans the roof of the mouth and leaves the tongue dry. It dries up in a poof and leaves me thirsty for more. The flavor is pretty mellow, but still complex. It never gets sweet. It's almost umami. There is leather, apples, grass, citrus peel coriander... a bit of phenol. It's hard to pick it apart, as it's so well blended. There is a nice grassy bitterness at the finish. The whole flavor is tight and unique. It's very satisfying.
(rated Sep 4, 2008)

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Photo of ElSid
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Date Code: L12279B

A: Hazy yellow golden with a soft white head of foam of small bubbles which stick to the glass and refuse to give way.

S: Bright and clean with mineral notes along with apple, green grapes, kiwi, and pear. There is also some honey along with chewy and cracker-like maltiness. Faint peppercorn and clove add to the nose.

T: Brief mineral and metallic edge with strong ester fruitiness similar to the nose: tart apple, green grapes, kiwi and pear. The yeast also offer some subtle hay and barnyard funk which plays off the fruity esters. Honey and cracker malt sweetness come through in the middle. The finish is of mild earthy bitterness and astringency with subtle but ample dose of black pepper and clove.

M: Light to medium with mild chewiness and moderate carbonation which adds to the overall lightness of the brew.

O: A refreshing and bright beer which draws true strength from the yeast. A necessary beer to experience for anyone who wishes to understand Belgian beer styles. At $8.99 at BevMo, this brew will be a regular in the rotation for the warm season which is settling upon Los Angeles.

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Photo of apbarwood
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Fluffy whitish head, hazy golden color.

Smell- Pears, apples, spices. Subtle yet complex.

Taste- Wonderful blend of dried pears and green apples with an array of spices and a strong barnyard quality. Good hops and a nice yeasty, malty underprinning.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated and light on the tongue, bracingly dry. Feels almost like a bone-dry, full-bodied champagne but with a pleasant yeasty heft.

Drinkabilitiy- By itself it was slightly disappointing as I'd heard great things about this beer, but it was breathtaking with dinner. The spicy notes in the beer blending beautifully with the spices in the food and the fruity flavors were perfect with the juices in the chicken I had. It seemed to have a match for any flavor I could throw at it. Definitely do it with food. It was amazing.

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Photo of Hammarby
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with a white frothy head that stays.
S: Coriander, a bit phenolic (plastic) aromas, red berries.
T: Coriander, yeast, bitterness, slight alcoholic sting. Yeast, bitterness and alcohol in the aftertaste. Some sweetness as well (honey).
M: Moderate carboration, tiny bubbles, just below medium body.

The alcoholic presence in the taste builds up and become more and more evident, but pleasant. This one worked it's way into my heart. Wasn't too impressed at first, almost in love two glasses later.

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Photo of jbowers56
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks amazing. Huge off white head. Cloudy kind of straw/golden colour.

Interesting nose. Sharp spicnyess mixes well with a distinct pear estery quality.

Spicy, fruity, herby. Lovely!!

Smooth, yet very carbonated.

Each sip leaves me wanting more - this bottle will be no problem to polish off!

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Photo of prototypic
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont pours a pale straw color. It’s extremely hazy, even after a careful pour. Carbonation looks rather active. It produced a white head that stands about three fingers tall. Retention is very good. It never completely dissipates, and leaves a sticky coat of lace clinging to the glass.

The nose is good. It could use a little more strength, but not much. It smells very earthy and grainy throughout. There’s a musky side to it, as well, but it’s secondary. Belgian yeast is noted, and has imparted a really nice spicy twist. Pepper and clove are definitely there. It smells a bit more hoppy than I expected. They smell grassy and a little floral. Noble hops? I believe so. Alcohol is not a factor at all.

The flavor is nothing short of tremendous. Belgian yeast hits first and starts things off extremely well. It does have a nice pepper flavor, with just a touch of clove. It’s followed by grassy, grainy, and light musky notes. It all works extremely well together. There might be a light herbal flavor, but it’s nothing vegetal. Hops add some pizzazz. They are grassy and floral. Alcohol really isn’t noticeable. It finishes dry with a grassy hop flavor.

Saison Dupont has a body that’s on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is active and perhaps a little buzzy. Nonetheless, it’s very crisp and refreshing. Oh…and it goes down far too easily. I’m trying to slow down, but I can’t.

Saison Dupont is a classic. No doubt about it. It might not be the world’s best Saison, but it’s definitely up there in the top tier. I’m a big fan of the flashy hop presence and its crisp, refreshing bite. This is a fantastic summer ale if there ever were one. Yeah, the nose could use a little more muscle and the body could be a little bigger. Those are small chinks in its armor though. If you’re in the market for a great Saison, give this one a shot.

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Photo of Gmann
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. The color was slighty hazy golden orange color, beautiful rocky white head, left a lot of chunky lacing. The aroma was of spicy, pepper Beligan yeast. The taste is spicy Beligan yeast, coliander, a bit of hop bitterness in the end. It is well carbonated, creamy, finishes a bit dry. This is the only offering that I have had of this style but I do enjoy it. It is quite drinkable as I had a few of them at Roy's in NYC.

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Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erish
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this 750 ml bottle into a Chimay chalice. No freshness dating.

A: murky honey gold color, pours a thick head that falls into a thick, persitant cap with good lacing.

S: sulfur, citrus, moderate level of Belgian funk, clove, spice, cracker-like malt.

T: tart apples, citrus, and spicy phenols up front, the middle is more earthy, with grain husk and sour funkiness, the finish is dry, peppery, and grassy/herbal hops.

M: light-bodied, silky to watery texture, abundant carbonation.

O: this is pretty much what I think of when I think of a saison. Delicious.

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Photo of cubedbee
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a flute, pours a light golden color, slightly hazy, a finger of off white head decent retention and very good lacing. Nose is very yeasty, slightly tart, with green apple and citrus Taste is a nice light malt with some slightly tart fruit notes, a bit of yeast, and a slightly spicey finish. Very smooth and refreshing, this has a nice high carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Nice beer to have on tap, a very sessionable and tasty beer.

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Photo of ShrLSU
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearence is that of a nice golden color with a large foamy white head.. The scent is creamy and banana like with a touch or coriander and spice. The carbonation content is quite high. The taste is the banana and coriander, a touch of lemon and some hoppiness. The drinkability is very high. This is an incredibly good saison, probably the best I've had.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2003 release indicated on the hoppy smelling cork. Rich, creamy, thick, cloud like head on initial pour that stays lovinly dense and sticky in the goblet as you sip. Fruity, yeasty nose with a twang of sweetness. Beautiful straw orange hazy look w=ith tons of little bubble action in the goblet. Initally bold and fruity upfront on the tongue this then complexly turns dry and slightly hoppy on the finish on the back of the tongue. A truly thurst quenching brew. Medium to thicker marshmellow mouth coat of malt love. Great lookin' and drinkable this is a great starter beer for a night of good food and good brews.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Huge head with light yellow body and lots of carbonation

s - smells like a heff. with lots of floral and bannana scents and straw

t - Excellent Belgian yeast flavors with moderate crisp dry finish and complexity throught the taste. Some sweetness but not too sweet like some other Belgian ales.

M - a tad watery but still very nice

O - A really nice refreshing beer. Good session beer as well. Very enjoyable and will seek out again.

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Photo of mtbbaboon
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, year 2007. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy blonde with thick foamy, bubbly head that lingers for quite a while. The first thing I smell is the spice, then the fruit comes through. I also get a hint of cloves in there. It's a complex aroma. Feels a bit bubbly in the mouth, medium bodied and goes down easy. It's got a tart taste, as well as spicy (peppers?) with some bitterness. Seems pretty dry, too. It's a well balanced flavor. Drinks real easy and is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale straw colored pour its dark yellow to marigold in my glass. Illustrious, large head gives a foamy bath to every surface it can cling to.

Smells like a hayloft. A hayloft, sunburnt skin and minty hop.

Tastes like wet hay and mint hops. Nice dry finish. Chewy and refreshing.

One of those archetypical beers that one can't consider the style without including this beer. Up there with Fantome.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,187 ratings.
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