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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Reviews: 1,586 | Ratings: 4,083
Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried the Dupont Saison at Montanos in Roanoke. It poured a hazy yellow with fizzy white head that left a spotty lace. The scent is Belgian white ipa like. The taste was potpourri like. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it's ok not sure why it's getting such a high score.

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Photo of woemad
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle purchased at the Total Wine on Spokane's north side. I think it was around $10. According to the stamp on the label, this was bottled in October of 2015.

Poured into a St. Bernardus glass, this was a slightly chill-hazed shade of golden amber, with a good-sized, creamy, long-lived, off-white head. Lots of lace.

Belgian yeast aroma, not remotely surprising. Things are spicy, fruity and a little bit funky. The fruitiness, aside some light banana notes, are of lemons and pears. There's a light grassiness as well. The spiciness is clove-y and a little bit peppery. In the background hangs a light screen of barnyardy funk.

Pretty much what I noted above in the portion devoted to aroma is what you taste, and it all pretty much hits the taste buds at once. The funky notes are most noticeable in the middle of the taste, before a dry, crisp, slightly mineraly finish that's just a tiny bit too astringent for my taste. Even with that criticism, this is a delicious beer.

Fairly light bodied, with that effervescent mouthfeel that's sometimes hard to find in American attempts at Belgian styles.

Wow. Don't know what took me so long to try the template for the modern Saison, but I'm sure glad to have finally tried it. I'll be having it again, you can count on it.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straw yellow with thick rocky white head. What can I say, this aroma and flavor is what I fell initially fell love with for saisons. Spicy yeast, citrus zest, mild funk. THE standard.

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Photo of seedyone
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Billed as "Saison Vieille Provision". Everything here is subtle. The aroma, the tase & the ABV.

Blink & you miss the vanila. Think on it too long & the flavor escapes. But all things considered this is very high quality brew.. Looking for a quaff? Keep looking.

Looking for something to linger over....pilgrim, your search has ended.

Pull up a chair.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
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 kalosjakar
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden straw colored (slightly cloudy). Foamy head.

Aroma: spicy, floral, lemon, pepper.

Taste: spicy, yeast, slight lemon,

Feel: light to medium

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Photo of Apellonious
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2015 version (can't determine the day, the label was ripped) poured into a tulip glass. Pours a translucent cloudy orange, with three fingers of head that slowly dissapates for the length of the glass. The aroma is of classic Belgian yeast, some lemon and touch of dirt/funk. Taste follows suit, with some banana and bubblegum added to the mix. Occasionally, some hints of grapes/white wine enter the fray. The mouthfeel is sturdy, and the carbonation is medium with an occasional smoothness. First time trying it, and it lives up to the hype. Definitely worth a try, especially during the summer months.

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Photo of Buck89
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with a very generous frothy white head that lasted for the entire drink. Prominent floral aromas, with pear, lemon, white pepper, and dough. A mild farmhouse funk as well. The taste ws as expected. Same notes as above, but the theme was a zesty bready flavor with spicy and floral undertones. Very dry on the finish. Outstanding.

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Photo of loubrew
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"How can it be permissible?
She compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of love is mythical
She's anything but typical"

Great Saison! And I think Robert Palmer was drinking this when he wrote Simply Irresistible. Way to go Bob. Reviewed after my 2nd 750ml bottle.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
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 Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this Farmhouse Ale at a restaurant last evening and I loved it. However, there were a fair amount of floaties in it, which makes me think it might not have been entirely fresh. It tasted good though.

(L) It was semi clear with a yellow hue and a nice thick white head.

(A) It has a yeasty and fruity aroma.

(T) The taste was yeasty, bready, citrus, apple, pear, some pepper and some hoppy bitterness at the end. It was a nice mix of sweet, mildly tart and moderate bitterness.

(F) It was crisp and juicy easy drinking.

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Photo of FBarber
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the platonic form of a saison/famhouse ale. Everyone else just hopes to be second best. Its a perfect balance of citrus zest, spicy yeast, malty wheat, herbal hops, and a refreshing beer.

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Photo of Foyle
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served from 750ml bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance: thick, foamy white head that grows as more streaming carbonation occurs in the glass. This beer is very active. Color is cloudy yellow with some particles in suspension.
Aroma: funky yeast is dominate with some citrus and spicy bread notes.
Mouthfeel: thin bodied with an extremely dry finish. About my only complaint with this beer is that it is almost TOO dry.
Flavor: yeasty bread dough, lingering citrus rind bitterness, sweet spices.
Overall: an outstanding beer in this style.

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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 mickyge
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smells kind of grassy or hay like semi cloudy yellow appearance. Crisp mouth feel tastes carbonated like a Pilsner. Dry slightly alcohol finish. I drank it kind of fast it's not a sipper

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Photo of surfcaster
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summer in a bottle.

Few month old 750 in a large bowled tulip on a hot summer day.
Beautiful tall head, Small amt of haze
Mildly prickly, almost a tiny but "zesty" but then smooths out quickly--epitome of the style
Refreshing and just what the doctor ordered and enjoyed by everyone--newbie to very experienced taster.

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Photo of jmd1978
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale yellow color with 2 inches of white head. Nose is bready, yeast, some fruit notes. Taste is yeast, spice, pepper, pear, lemon, and a little biscuity malt. Finish is crisp and light. I'm new to the saisons but this one is. My favorite by far. Can drink these all day!

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Photo of JakeScully
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

75cl bottle poured into a petite Pelforth tulip. Pours a beautiful three fingers head lasting for a while leaving nice laces. Taste both bitter and sweet which is what I expect from the style. Very drinkable.. I could sip on this all day and feel great. Being champagne like, I assume this would throw great parties despite the price. Overall I consider Saison Dupont an excellent Farmhouse Ale. Will buy again, most definitely.

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Photo of leap89
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Straw colored with a big, fluffy head that sticks around for quite a while.

Smell: A strong fruity yeast smell is most apparent, followed by biscuit-like malt. There's a lot earthy and musty aromas, as well as some spice. Very reminiscent of fruit pies or cobbler.

Taste: Tart and musty. Sweet, biscuit-like malt. Pear, apple and lemon, with a little spice and just a touch of bitterness rounding it all out. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

Feel: Light-bodied with a medium, champagne-like carbonation. Very smooth.

An incredibly clean and crisp beer, especially considering the ABV. I don't think I've come across a beer that hides it's alcohol content better. Very refreshing. I could drink this all day.

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Photo of MoohMooh
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a golden body with a nice, thick head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Apple, touch of citrus (I'm reminded of an Affligem for some reason, but it's less floral).

T: Follows smell, with some sweet maltiness. Somewhat bitter, earthy.

F: Light carbonation, light bodied. Discreet aftertaste, not unpleasant but a bit mild for my tastes.

O: I'm surprised at the high ratings -- this is my first Saison and I'm a bit disappointed as I can't really tell a difference from a regular Belgian Pale Ale. I may try it again once I'm more knowledgeable about the style.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy dull gold as a showcase with very thick fluffy off-white head with very good retention, the head just slowly sinks to eternal bubbly sheet covering the surface along with some nice lacing.

Mellow fruity ester reminds me of ripe pear and lemon, phenol with some spice, earthy yeast, and some malt in the background.

Harmoniously balance taste between yeast and malt, yeast providing a flavor of pear, earthiness, and moderate tartness while malt residing behind with some sweetness as a foundation together with a note of Belgian’s candy sugar. Hop is also there with a faint touch of clean bitterness and herbal in the middle until the end.

The body is light and well suit while the mouthfeel is softly smooth, crisp, and very refreshing with generous amount of lively carbonation, semi-dry finish.

I personally appreciate the thirst-quenching quality of this brew. I could drink this all night, very high drinkable and very tasty.

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Photo of Zet
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very lively brew, with a golden colour, lot of bubbles and a lasting head. The smell I expect from a saison: earthy, yeast, pepper, citrus and hay. Taste follows suit, with some hints of fruit added to the mix. A very balanced taste with a bitterdry finish. Crispy and refreshing. Very good.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgain saison pours a slightly opaque, golden yellow color with a medium foamy white head and a fairly high amount of carbonation. The scent is really fruity and floral with elements of pear, maybe a hint of banana, and a complex melody of earth and flower notes that is reminiscent of a spring meadow. This is a really bold, amazing scent for a saison. The flavor is not quite as complex as the scent would have you believe, but it’s still quite nice. There are the same elements aforementioned in the scent with a flavors of coriander, grains, and yeast as well as a moderate piney hop aftertaste. The finish is quite dry. The body is medium. Some of the hoppiness and dryness in the aftertaste is evened out upon slight warming. I prefer this beer served cool rather than cold. I have certainly had better saisons, but this is a very solid addition to what has become a very popular and competitive style of beer.

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Photo of cmurkar
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a straw gold. Very cloudy beer with lots of bubbles. Head was 1 inch and foamy. Good retention with fair amount of lacing left behind. Smell has Belgian yeast at the front. Lot's of fruit and floral on this one. Taste is upfront with the fruit. Citrus, strawberry, and clove. Spicy finish. Beer is dry and highly carbonated. Super refreshing after a hot day.

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Photo of raynemaeker
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although I'm usually a stout or dark ale drinker, this is everything I want in a lighter beer. I'm very fond of Saison's and this is the best one I've had. It's crisp, it's clean with a dry aftertaste that keeps my palate ready to taste my food unbiasedly. I bought it because a beer expert had put a rating on it of "Best beer, period" I can't declare that, but in my humble opinion, it has no flaws.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,083 ratings.
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