Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
4.18/5
4,221 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,185
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
4,221
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
287
Gots:
643
Trade:
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Photo of dandy14
3.46/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vidisad
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coronaeus
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mollykats
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eberesford
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours misty gold with a large, frothy, surprisingly stable head and thick lacing. Aroma: yeasty, grainy, fruity (esther), spicy. Flavour: banana, honey, passionfruit, clove spice, grassy, some alcohol warmth, the length and complexity are astonishing and each mouthful seems to release new flavours. Because this beer is so dry it is not overly full in the mouth despite this complexity.

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Photo of Ned57
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Epiktetos
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntomich
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jtee
4.86/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

LATEST REVIEW:

From a 330ml bottle served almost straight from the fridge at 11 degrees Celsius into a white wine glass (trying something new). Best before date: March 2020.

Look: The beer pours a clear gold with 3cm of dense, white head that fades into a thick cap within 2+ minutes. Decent lacing and good overall retention. Effervescent.

Smell: Moderate strength and well-balanced – all the ingredients manage to make an appearance without taking away from each other. Prominent esters and phenols. The esters have a tropical (banana) and stonefruit (ripe apple) character while the phenols are sweet (vanilla) and peppery. The hops have a spicy and floral nobleness to them along with grainy, soft pale malts playing a supportive role. Soft acidity. The amount of layers in the nose is mind-boggling; sometimes it's hard to figure out where one ingredient starts and another begins.

Taste: Follows the aroma seamlessly. Strong and well-balanced with a bit of tartness. The notes are the same as the aroma – I have very little to add in terms of flavour. The finish is rather lengthy (even though very dry) with moderate intensity and balance leaning towards bitter.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Creamy yet prickly with tons of life and presence on the palate. Dry with a pleasant touch of alcohol warmth.

Overall: Wonderful world-class beer featuring excellent craftsmanship and drinkability as well as exquisite balance and complexity. A must-try. I'll absolutely drink this again.


PREVIOUS REVIEW: L/4.25, S/4.5, T/4.5, F/4.5, O/4.5

From a 330ml bottle served straight from the fridge at 10 degrees Celsius into an oversized wine glass. Best before date: 03/2020.

Look: The beer pours a slightly veiled gold with 7cm of dense, white head that settles into a solid cap in 4+ minutes. Decent lacing and good overall retention.

Smell: Moderate strength and sharp. Fruity (citrus, banana) and spicy (clove-like) yeast funk with grainy, wheaty malts.

Taste: Moderate strength, well-balanced, and tart. Fruity and spicy with soft, grainy malts. The finish is medium in length and intensity, leaning towards bitter, and dry.

Feel: Medium body with high carbonation. Crisp, prickly, and drying with faint alcohol warming.

Overall: Outstanding. Refreshing with nuanced Belgian yeast character. High drinkability for those warm summer days. Classic, must-try example of the style.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice saison, although I find it a bit too carbonated and even bitter.
I would not hesitate to have this again, as it's clearly better than most beers on the market, but I beg to differ that this is anywhere near the best in this style.

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Photo of StormAles
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It has been in the house for at least a year, but if that is a bad thing, the beer didn't get the memo. Beautiful pour, moderately cloudy, huge dense white head that persisted through consumption after falling to a thin layer of bubbles.

Smells of pears, yeast, earthiness, herbs and spicy phenolics. Very herbal, hidden sweetness.

The taste is an amazing, controlled, mixture. Opens big with the phenolics and yeasty character. Sweetness shows underneath, brightened by a brief flash of sour. The grain base dries things out a bit, then some peppery spice notes come in at the end. There is a fantastic earthiness that connects all the elements together, and the spicy notes of clove linger pleasantly after the sip.

The feel is of a medium bodied beer and extremely smooth for the style.

Overall, this is a must try beer for anyone who is a fan of the farmhouse or wild ale category. Excellent example of the potential of this style, recommended.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, cloudy orange with a foamy, frothy head. Head rises to 2 fingers of stark white foam with a easy-going pour, and retains throughout the entire consumption time of the beer. Very little lacing left behind. Aroma is bready, biscuit malts, with clove, and nutmeg. Little yeast spice as well. Flavor profile is bready, biscuit malts with a large, but soothing flavor profile. Clove, nutmeg, yeast spice esters all make themselves known throughout the beer, with the final lingering notes being the spices. Mouth feel is smooth and velvety, with a medium thickness. Overall, a well crafted, straight-forward saison. Not much to get distracted with, just a well executed beer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 375mL bottle.

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Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine & Barley Stuart. Hazy pale yellow. Smells of grassy hops and strong banana yeast aromas. Tastes much the same. Grassy hop throughout. Sweet, doughy bread flavor. Yeasty finish with banana and a little more grassiness. Medium body. One of the standards of the style in my book.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged 6 months : Hazy golden color with storming activity and lots of floating yeast detritus (poured a bit too much). Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with light legs, but thick lacing and a good swirl response. Flavors of apples, pears, green grapes, honey, sweet grains, wild yeast, wheat, coriander, and floral hops. Slick and smooth well rounded medium body with extra crispy carbonation, almost champagne like. Medium strength finish, slightly vinous, thick sugary grains, light hay and bardyard feel, flowery with a hint of cheese. Starts highly fruity with a light sourness, then the spices gradually develops on the tongue, making a highly complex spectrum of flavors. Incredible balance and perfectly intensified (even with the yeast). It's not the funky, heavily yeasty type of Saison, more fruity and subtle. Overall exquisite quality craft, a guideline for Saison styles, ultimate Belgian interpretation.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,221 ratings
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