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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,165
Reviews:
1,610
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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281
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Photo of Wonka
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork dated 2004
sampled on 11-25-07

Appearance – lasting, frantic rush of carbonation through the golden straw body; rocky white head; chunky lace

Smell – exciting nose with a weave of Belgian sugar and spice along with pear/apple, hay and yeast; breathe it in throughout the glass and witness the evolution of balance

Flavor – prominent yeast; fruity tartness runs the full course; light grain and paper enter at the close; spice starts early and holds for the close; hops have been pushed back over the 3 years of aging

Mouthfeel & Drinkability – pleasant, consistent and mostly delicate (slight crisp) presence of carbonation which cleanses the palate; the carbonation and the lack of an expected dry close set the table for drinkability

The appearance, tartness and mouthfeel may have a staunch wine lover considering a bottle or two. Saison DuPont and broiled shrimp are a solid pairing.

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

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a chalice style glass. The beer was slightly hazy, golden yellow color, with a huge head made up of incredibly small cells.

The smell was incredible, with grass and bubblegum (smelled a lot better than I make it sound). The flavor was fruity (mostly pear and peach) wiht bubblegum and a little hoppy and dry at the end. This is the first time I had it where it wasn't skunked. It was awesome.

Get this fresh if you can. It's a very good beer.

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

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A- Towering white head on top of a hazy golden orange body. The head retains perfectly with loads of lacing.

S- Bready malt backbone. Fruity and earthy notes. Overripe apricot, but that's a good thing. That musty character comes out, too, but not so strong. Depth is great. Complexity is sure there.

T- That bready backbone starts out. Some fruity flavors come in. The funk is more apparent in the flavor, but still not overwhelming.

M- Light, sharp bite of carbonation, leads into a slower finish. Some dryness.

O- Really tasty. Sharp and light. Something that makes you think.

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

Pours light straw color with a big white head. Thick lacing.

Smells of belgian yeast and light malts.

Tastes of bready malt, and surprisingly spicy hops. Nice clean taste rounded out by the yeast.

Mouthfeel is perfection. Perfectly carbonated and very refreshing.

This is a great beer to drink in a session.

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

Bottle into red wine glass. 2009 on the cork. 50 degrees and up.

Pours murky pale orangey-gold, with a stout 1.5 finger white head that settles ever so slowly into a dense cap. Clings desperately to the walls of the glass, reluctant to budge a millimeter. Gorgeous spidery but solid lacing sticks to the glass. Beautiful beer.

Nose is grassy and lemony, sitting on top of a grainy base that hints at honey, with an herbal note lending an earthy turn to the whole experience.

Taste is dry and delicious - herbal and dry up front, mild lemony tartness, with cereal malt sweetness that hints at honey coming out right before the dry, grassy finish, which carries a bit more of that lemony citric tartness. Beautifully put together once it gets up to the right temp. Earthy herbal bitterness a bit too dominating when too cold.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with a relaxed carbonation. very nice most of the time, but gets just a hair watery in patches. Dryness dominates throughout.

Drinkability is very nice, once it hits that temperature sweet spot. Not wearing, refreshing but full, complex but with an integrated maturity that's very satisfying.

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

Golden apricot, sparkly haze. Puffy froth of micro-bubble light golden cream head. Beautiful. Barnyard citrus Orval honey wheat malt. Cobweb spritzy yeast and floral bitter notes on the nose. Soft wheat malt twang. Sorbet (lightly sweet). Orange. big floral hop bitterness. Yeasty and yummy. Soft, full-bodied with a nice luxurious, mouth-filling feel. Decidedly drinkable and great with so many foods I don't know what to say.

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Photo of phishgator
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is poured into a tulip glass. A large tiny bubbled lacey foam head that seems thick. The color is a nice golden hue. The aromas a of grassy fields. The taste is slight honey sweet that finishes with a bit of spicy hops. The aftertaste is dry. There is a coating of the mouth. The drinkability is great and I finished the 750ml bottle all in a matter of 2 hrs.

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

Pours a amber-straw with insanely animated, quick carbonation-- tiny bubbles. Yeast can be seen bouncing off the chamagney bubble-columns. Awesome 2" fluffy head forms, white with the slightest pinkness. Luscious. Lacing is medium-low and clumpy, unlike the alcohol/ sugar twirls and lines of a high-ABV sipper. This nice head persists and stays above 1/4" in size for the entire drink.

Smells like "farmhouse character"... straw and grass, with sweet light fruits- apple and pear, particularly, with a slight hoppy grapefruit quality.

Taste is the same, very nuanced, subtle, and yeast-forward with a funky and barely bitter leave. The mouthfeel is perfect for this-- pillowy, lightweight, bubbly as hell but soft: completely devoid of the soda pop or champagne carbonation "bite," despite a comparable amount of bubbles. Big sips come very nicely through the head.

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Photo of hardy008
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with 4 fingers of large white head. There is a lot of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Looks very good. The aroma has lemon, coriander, yeast, orange, and pepper. Smells somewhat sweet.

The taste is not as sweet as the aroma made me think it might be. Lemon, lemon zest, pepper, orange and yeast are all present. Very nice.

High carbonation, dry, light bodied, and refreshing. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

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

Three bottles purchased in Brugge, Belgium

.33L bottle poured into a Saison Du Pont glass.

A - Pours a cloudy pale gold. Incredible head, had to pour bottle in three steps. Visible particulates in the glass. Little lacing.

S - touch of citrus fruits, freshly cut grass, definite yeast.

T - Complex yeast and a mellows to a citrus and slightly sour finish. Slight bitterness and hops.

M - Full bodied, medium carbonation

D - Great beer, one of my favorites.

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

The bottles of this always open with an enormous bang, and the carbonation produces such an enormous thick white head that it always amazes me how pleasant the champagne like carbonation is to the palate. The beer pours a very hazy blonde and that huge head of course leaves a beautiful lace. The aroma has just the nicest hint of funk, along with some very earthy, fruity, and yeasty aromas. Everything is just in it's right place with the beer, and you can really tell that this recipe has been perfected over a considerable amount of time. This is not to say that this is a refined beer, because it very much is not, but this rustic nature is part of the great harmony of this brew. The flavor is at once dry and funky followed by pronounced fruitiness of apples and some citrus. There are certainly bubblegum notes but that is not to say that we are dealing with anything cloyingly sweet. Oh and it is hoppy too, the spiciness of the hops albeit is not the dominant flavor but lends well to the harmony of the dry and fruity flavors.

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Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at the Ginger man, one of my all time favorites a treat on draft. Poured cloudy light orange with a well developed puffy head, dissolving slowly to a tiny bubble film . This one leaves a ton of lacing. Nose is a load of spice, pepper mostly, also yeast, musty, and earth. Medium bodied and a fair amount of prickly carbonation noted. Flavors of cracked pepper, yeast, earth. Tart in the finish, fresh and crisp. great stuff.

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Photo of Stigs
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz-ish pour at Sharp Edge - served in a branded Dupont mini-pint glass

A - solid finger of fluffy white foam, sticks around for a bit and leaves random spotty lacing behind. the beer is slightly hazy, bright gold in color.

S - notes of lemon zest, grassy and herbal hops, yeast, light spice

T - crunchy grain, bright grassy and earthy hops with a kiss of pine. freshly picked pears and slightly phenolic yeast.

M - thinnish body with moderate punchy carbonation, finishes clean and on the dry side.

D - give me more! clean, refreshing, lively, and yummy. i want this pouring out of sides of my house for hot summer days.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at hopleaf in chicago, served with some muscles and frites

appearance: served in a nice tulip-goblet, full-bright golden peach body, white cascading caps with moderate retention

smell: funky, peachy, fruity, white pepper

taste: one of the flagships of the style for sure...the funk is under control and matched with highly potent peach/apricot fruity sweetness and a kicking white pepper spice...very well hopped with an emphasis on dry citrus

mouthfeel: active carbonation, bubbly and lively - sacrifices just a smidget of drinkability

drinkability: strong

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Photo of Padron4KM
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle. Pours a cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a huge, frothy soapy head. Lively carbonation.
Froth slowly recedes and leaves lots of chunky, sticky lace in it’s wake.
Aroma is Yeasty, funky, soft cheese, a little sour note and a touch of fruity banana hiding way down deep.
Flavor is delicate, lemony and sweet and earthy with a long, lightly lemony bitter finish.

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Photo of DaveFL1976
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer didn't pop its own cork. It required some coaxing. But it released itself with a satisfying pop!
It pours a hazy straw with a super foamy, white head. The smell of a saison can be noted from across the room, and Dupont is no exception. Crisp, sharp, acidic, fruity, wild yeasty smell. The taste is all that, but smooth. It tastes well aged and well rounded. A sweet beginning, with all the fruity yeast undertones you hope for in a Belgian. But then the acidic bite comes. But not too powerfully. It's still nice and drinkable. Nothing for anyone to be afraid of.

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Photo of nowhere_native
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SpruceFish
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: great golden hazy orange color

S: great floral smell i can defiantly smell that wild yeast and i really love it almost reminds me of the aroma of a Gueuze

T: great floral taste i can taste some great hops toward the end yet i cant discern much more out of it

M: light carbonation feels nice on the tongue

D: very smooth and yes i would defiantly have another

great beer i love beer with wild yeast this beer would great on a hot day yet its a bit pricy its defiantly worth getting at least once

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Photo of PatrickJR
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into red wine glass.

A - Hazy golden with 2 fingers of head. Decent retention and some great lacing.

S - A very peppery, salt, almost onion-like aroma prevails. Bubblegum in the background from the yeast.

T - Peppery, clove-like phenols hit early on. Taste sweetens a little with some fruity esters similar to a hefeweizen. Finish grows in sourness and bitterness, but it's not overwhelming.

M - Medium bodied with some moderate carbonation. Higher carbonation might be a slight improvement.

D - Very smooth and not nearly as intense as the smell would suggest. Fairly crisp and full of great savory flavors, somewhat unusual for any beer. Much softer than it's American cousin, Hennepin.

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Photo of MikeAsRx
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of rarbring
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is faintly clouded, pals straw colored, a big head that settles slowly and leaves good lacing. Good curtains.

The smell is lovely, fruits, oranges, pine-apple, apples, spices, cardamom, clove.

Staring sweet, fructose, then bitter oranges, peaches, ripe apples, spicy notes, ginger, cardamom, pepper. A good bitter lemon zest character.

Low carbonation, a rather light body, smooth texture, a dry finish.

Nice, well done, goes well with a moldy Tallegio and hard bread.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- hazy golden w a dense white head that settles to a soapy disk. Some minor spotty lace.

S- tart fruity bubblegum band aid aroma, fresh grainy, bright noble hops, some melon, banana, apple, and white grape.

T- not so assertively hopped, which is good w me for the style. Some piney n grapefruit notes along with the bandaid and fruits, pale grains, the fruits being very subdued.

MF- crisp, light, and effervescent. Tightly bubbled, somewhat sticky.

D- awesome for the decent abv, very refreshing and an obvious benchmark for the style.

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Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a picturesque saison. The color is a hazy shade of golden straw with some visible sediment. The head is big and billowing with nice retention leaving lacing on its way down.

The smell is complex and pleasant. Notes of spice, floral hops, grainy malt and that Belgian yeast all compliment each other in a bouquet of farmhouse aromas.

The taste is similar to the smell. Grainy pale malt presence up front that gives way to floral spices and earthy hops in the middle and a dry yeasty finish that is a bit spicy and tart, but not overmuch so. The carbonation lends itself to a crisp and refreshing feel.

Overall this is a great representation of the style, with no alcohol presences and the right balance between the other flavors.

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Photo of JLSIV
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GRPunk
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- It poured a hazy, bright, golden-yellow. I couldn't make out any sort of head, but there was a thin lace.

S- It had a lot of yeasty tones in the aroma. It made for a sweet and spicy scent.

T- It had the flavor I expected from the smell. It was wonderfully yeasty and spicy with a nice play between sweet and sour flavors.

M- There was a nice chewy and grainy feel to this beer.

D- It was an easy sipper. It had an interesting flavor, yet was quite refreshing.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,165 ratings.
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