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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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Ratings:
4,226
pDev:
10.53%
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Photo of rayjay
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork top that really pops off, but beer remains calm. Bready Belgian vapors leave the bottle.

Really impressive head, big and foamy. Lots of chunky sediment, so beware. Khaki colored and lightly hazy. Carbonation is light.

Their yeast makes the beer smell (and taste) very unique. Fresh baked bread, horseradish, and white wine.

Taste and smell are very similar. Noticably hoppy, mildly sweet and biting, and very refreshing. Great in a glass you can really stick your nose into.

One of my favorite Belgian beers out there. Never too thick or sweet, and very enjoyable. Pairs great with food; I ate mine with Thai food and it was the perfect match. I like this beer served right at cellar temp. Cheers!

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

This is the grandfather of all Saison's. Pours a clear and clean orange color with large white head. Nose of light pepper, onion and citrus, same with flavor. Love this beer!

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

375ml bottle into DFH Shaped pint glass.

A: Pours a dark lemony yellow with an expected huge billowing white head that eventually collapsed in slow motion under its own weight. Head retention was great, and a thick rocky layer stayed the whole beer through and left huge chucks of sticky rocky lace down the sides.
S: Big notes of lemon citrus and spicy yeast. Smells peppery with a touch of clove.
T: Very complicated. Lots of lemongrass, citrus, lemon zest, white pepper, dough, bubblegum, grassy hops, barnyard hay, peach, banana, caramel and apricot. Every sip I take yields new flavors! Very earthy and herbal hop flavor balance and mix with the sweet maltiness. Finish is sweet and doughy with a hint of peach and banana. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
M: Creamy soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel and medium body make this a very drinkable beer. Finish is crisp and refreshing.
D: A true classic. What a wonderfully refreshing and crisp beer. Great complex flavors are bold but not overwhelming. Not much to detract from this great beer!

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

a: huge fluffy white heads rests a upon a cloudy peach/orange body. Plenty of sediment floating around the bottom.

s: herbal, earthy, champagne-like aroma.

t: herbal and grainy upfront. fruity and slightly tart in the middle. dry and yeasty with a moderate bitterness in the finish.

m: very smooth with champagne-like carbonation.

d: full-flavored, yet still subtle. very complex. great example of the style. easy to see why it has such a great reputation.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with sediment from th eyeast floating about. Active foamy head that is loose structured but still rather tight. Carbonation is quite lively and active. The aroma has a yeasty and malty smell. It's pungent and sharp or acidic. taste is wseet malts with yeasty undertones. A complex taste from this lighter weight beer. There is some spiciness going on, and some acidic notes giving it a sharp and tangy feel. Then there is the bright carbonation bubbles across the palette. Ending dry and bitter, but I'm the one dry and bitter!
A good beer for pungent cheeses me thinks.

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

A very bright beer. In looks, taste and feel.
Pours a slightly hazy, bright light gold with a 2 finger head. Clears up a bit as it sits. Lacing is nice and clean, not sticky.
Tight aroma, a tad weak. Spicy, bready, light. The light biscuit is present, sprinkled with coriander, orange zest, white pepper.

Taste follows the nose. Biscuit, spice, zest and dash of floral. It's quite a refreshing taste. I had it after a big meal, and it fit well.

Feel is just about perfect. Crisp and clean, spicy and smooth. I think a bit more carbonation would make it perfect, but this is just fine as is.

Great drinking. Didn't last long.

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

Hazy, ruddy orange color with a head that goes on and on. High carbonation level. Musty and earthy aroma. Wet straw like. You can smell the farmhouse in there! Somewhat sweet, dried fruit flavor. Again earthy and musty. Dry, sharp finish to it. Good mouthfeel-the high level of carbonation makes it quite lively on the palate. An all around great beer. I think this might be the first saison I ever had years ago. Still a great, great beer.

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

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.

A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.

S: Citrus and yeast.

T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light with heavy carbonation.

T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.

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

A - Pours a hazy, coppery gold color. For some reason I'm a sucker for unfiltered beers. HUGE white frothy head! Billowed up to the top of the snifter even after a "perfect" pour. Nice thick lacing on the glass as the head slowly dissipates.

S - Citrusy, fruity, spicy. So many aromas going on here! Hints of toasted bread, and... corn on the cob? That may seem a strange descriptor, but being and Iowa boy, that's a familiar smell to me. Small hints of toffee as well.

T - Bright orange-flavored citrus up front. Hints of darker malt follow through the middle. There is a lemony hop bitterness that sticks to the sides and back of the tongue toward the finish. Not quite as interesting or complex as the smell, but still good.

M - As I could see from the 4 fingers of head that formed during the pour, this is a very well carbonated beer. Not that it is the most vital characteristic of a beer, but specifically regarding a summer variety like the saison, good carbonation accentuates the flavors and quenching freshness very well. Medium body with a somewhat dry finish.

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Photo of GJ40
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a goblet. Purchased at the Butcher's Block in Sarasota, FL.

A - Light golden color with good clarity and a large white head.

S - Fruity and clean.

T - Dry and crisp with a mild spiciness. Well balanced with no harshness at all.

M - Very light and airy. Almost evaporates in your mouth.

D - A fantastic and extremely drinkable beer. A perfect Champagne substitute.

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

A- A cloudy golden wheat color. Huge rocky head.

S- Lemons zest is the first scent. Yeast, and fruit.

T- Citrus and spice. I can taste pear, lemon, apple, and orange. Quite a crisp finish. Very well balanced.

M- A bit more than just medium bodied. Smooth and evidant carbonation.

D- Yummy. This is very drinkable. I loved every moment.

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

Photo of paulys55
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cork popped and the bubbly rose as this treat entered my wine glass. Cloudy yellow body with a tall lively head. Crisp, dry citrus and spicy fruits with a little puckering effect on the mouth. If I was disappointed that the pub was out of the Fantome I had ordered, that disappointment quickly faded as I took my first sip of this very drinkable and quite affordable brew.

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

Popped open a 750 ml, poured into a tulip glass. Beautiful white head, impressive carbonation bubbling up through it's light golden hue. Effervescent nose. Honey like sweetness, that is balanced by the beers CO2 level, which, tingles on the tip of the tongue. Very pleasant, especially on a late summer evening, right when you can sense the fall is coming. Could possibly define the style, at least for me.

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

Delicious saison. Well balanced.

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Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- A nice hazy light cooper color with a three finger white head.

S- Malts, spices, lemon, and a semi-funky yeast smell.

T- Full and complex. Malts with lots of spice and lemon and a funky, but good, yeast finish.

M- Smooth, refreshing, with a light to medium body.

D- Refreshing and easy to drink. A great beer for the summer time.

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

Great opportunity to try this one on tap at The Drafting Room in Springhouse PA.

Hazy orange, cloudy hued taunt tight halo head ring into a basic tulip glass.

Light mellow blends of oranges, apples, bananas and a bit of cloves, followed by a bit of bready indiscernable yeast.

Delicate balance of fruity blends that touch upon bananas, cherries, lemons, oranges, sweet and zero aftertaste. Complex & delightful.

Crisp and medium full bodoed.

Last swigs: Warmed up, esters and spices show up more-so. From what folks say, this is a rare treat on draught, and even better in bottles. Quite a complex tongue taster.

Beer is good. Happy beering.

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

The Saison pours a lovely murky golden color with an active foam head. The carbonation dances for quite a while. The lacing on the side of the glass resembles old school lace.

The aroma is yeasty and you can get a fruitiness in the nose.

The taste is slightly bitter and has a little bit malt to complement the earthy yeast flavor. It is a little dry in the mouth similar to a chardonnay. Overall a darn complex beer for a tyro like myself but very enjoyable and will buy again.

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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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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,226 ratings
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