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

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thick white head and a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus, cloves, grassy notes

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus and cloves, hint of alcohol.

Overall: Excellent beer!

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Photo of TH28
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is light golden and cloudy with a creamy white foam cap. Aroma is funky earthy, herbal, and barnyard like. Taste starts with a sweet malt that gives way to a slightly spicy character with a bit of tartness on the end. Also pick up some fruity notes of apricot and pear. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a little creaminess. Finish is a really well balanced with a slight bit of tartness but not overpowering. Great saison.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not being a huge saison fan, this brew is delish. Very soft, delicate flavors. Mild banana and clove, farmhouse Funk is there but subtle. Medium soft feel with a crisp finish. Excellent brew.

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Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy banana yellow. The nose is of light lemon, Belgian yeast and fresh grasses.
Taste is of Belgian yeast, spicy, moms homemade banana cream pie and light grass. A little velvety on the mouthfeel. Good beer. It has that huge banana flavor that you often see in this style tho it's banana is a bit more creamy .

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow hazy pour with a lasting finger of white foam that laces thoroughly. Aroma is tangy lemon, yeast, a touch of spice and a slight grassiness. Flavor is different from the nose, with a soft sweetness balancing some slight bitter/tangy fruits like apple and pear. Very, very tasty. Overzealous carbonation/effervescence detracts from the delicious flavor for me.

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Photo of mschrei
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to try this one. Poured a very thick and quickly dissipating head. Cloudy orange gold color with a sea of sediment. It has the farmhouse funk on the smell, but it's not overpowering. Same with the taste, very smooth and refreshing. A truly great beer, one I will definitely buy again. Many times, probably.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on tap at Galmegi Brewery in Busan, South Korea. It came out with a nice white creamy 2 finger fluffy head. A murky orange/copper color; sticky lace on the glass. It smelled quite fruity and estery: banana, slight clove, some spice; a bit of pineapple and pear, too.
Took a sip: smooth with a juicy frontend, light banana cream, pineapple, tropical fruit, pears, black pepper and a spicy/dry/bitter backbone; with just a hint of clove to round things out. The body is light and easy going; so smooth. I can't even describe it. Very easy to drink. Nicely balanced beer! I love this.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
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 +5.3%
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 +10.5%
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%
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 +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 kalosjakar
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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%
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 +6.2%
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 +15.3%
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 +4.1%
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 Thomas_Wikman
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +4.8%
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 +14.8%
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 -6.2%
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 -3.6%
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%
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 +8.1%
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 +8.6%
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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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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