Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
4.18/5
4,219 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:
#1,183
Reviews:
1,628
Ratings:
4,219
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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287
Gots:
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Photo of daledeee
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A true farmhouse ale!!

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with very profuse white head. Nose was skunky at first and I thought it was a loser. I looked at the green bottle and said, not again. As the beer sat a couple minutes the nose settled down and was a nice blend of farm,yeast, citrus, and hops.

Taste is nice with Belgian hops citrus, bread and yeast. There is a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated but not dry on the finish. The hops leave a nice flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice stuff.

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Photo of arvidkoval
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy, bubbly, orange body with a fluffy white head.

S- Light fruity aroma, Belgian yeast esters.

T- Starts with light, sweet fruit, then moves to a slight tartness, and then a crisp, dry finish.

F- Bubbly! Refreshing.

O- Very refreshing beer, will definitely revisit in the summer.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WOW, Saison Dupont certainly has one hell of a terrific aroma that reminds me of lemons and oranges; just a very clean and citrus-like smell over all that’s very pleasing to the senses. It has a nice solid, feathery head that just seems to float over its wonderful light tan/blondish body (I wonder if I poured this one out right). It has a fresh snappish taste with some mild tartness to it.

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Photo of Westyn
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cavemanlawyer
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Cascade Saison Fest. Fun event, wish I was able to stay longer to enjoy the variety.

Pours murky, cloudy, and wheaty-looking. Not great, reminds me of a german hefeweizen.

Nose is citrus and dry straw. Smells refreshing and crisp.

Very clean and refreshing on the palate. Light and bubbly, could easily drink several.

Excellent for the style, there is a reason this is considered an archetype.

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Photo of BeccaH
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HumanParaquat
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vdread
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saison Dupont pours a hazy pale orange color with a huge frothy head.

smell is musky, earthy, strong with white pepper, slightly fruity.

taste is distinct with farmhouse funk, with citrus fruit and white pepper being the most pronounced tastes. spicy and tart, it's also very slightly sweet and low to moderately bitter.

the body is light to medium, ending dry. there is a nice lingering bitterness

not an every day drinker, but i thoroughly enjoyed this 750ml bottle.

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Photo of cobrarax
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy bright yellow with a rich white foam that dissipates slowly, leaving rich lacings.

S: Malty, a little sour with some spices as well. Orange zest and clove. I also catch the strange note of tjälknöl, which is a swedish dish made of moose steak. It might be juniper.

T: Great freshness with hints of citrus fruits, a really subtle hint of pineapple juice and freshly harvested carrots and some belgian-styled yeast flavour as well. Fresh grass and pepper in the aftertaste, which sticks around for a while. Perfectly rounded bitterness. Some alcohol hints.

M: Very refreshing. Clean and fresh flavours which goes over to a quite dry aftertaste. Highly drinkable, and a perfect summer ale.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, golden-amber in color; head was thick and white, with fair retention and decent lacing.

S: Complex, fairly strong without overpowering the nose. Grain presence is slight. There's a mix of several fruity aromas, and I can't identify all of them (but grapes, pears, and citrus are all present, and maybe a whiff of banana. Spicy notes of white pepper and more are also in there.

T: This ones skips right over the sweet malts. There's a brief moment of dry, grain flavor, then the tartness hits and overwhelms the palate like a crashing wave -- I detect tart grapes, bergamot, and grapefruit, the last of these becoming more pronounced in the finish, even taking on the bitter flavor of grapefruit rind. As if fades, just dry bitterness remains.

M: Crisp, fairly-well carbonated, but with a touch of astringency in the dry finish.

O: A moderately strong-flavored beer that would likely pair well with a full-bodied French cheese (memo to me for next time...) The dry, bitter finish detracted a little from the experience, but overall it was worth trying.

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Photo of stephens101
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little skunk wafts up to the nose upon popping the cork, and sometimes that's not a bad thing, as long as it's not overwhelming. Looking at the bottle art, I imagine myself at a small cafe in Belgium drinking this one. Pours a dirty gold and finishes off with a dense off-white head. Retention is good, as it takes some time to fade. A few spots of lacing are left to and fro. Smells phenomenal, with fresh yeast, light fruits (green apples, pears) and diacetyls all moving in perfect balance around the nose. Tastes spicy and a bit sour with more light fruits, big malts, sweet bread and yeast. Goes down a bit dry and there's plenty of carbonation. Mouth-feel is medium. Enjoyed the hell out of this one.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge, fluffy white head that lasts until you drink it down. Straw gold body murky with sediment. Beautiful. Dry, crisp, slightly peppery, fruity and funky - it's the standard to which all saisons are compared for good reason. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of controlfate
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdcleff
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterLambic
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy wheat color with some orange running throughout. 1/2" white head with decent retention drops to a clumpy thickish film and ring.
Smell is tart with malt, citrus, spice and banana notes. Very well balanced and good complexity.
Taste is expectedly tart and crisp. Malt, spice (clove and pepper), citrus and banana notes with light hops mostly after the swallow.
Medium bodied with a big, sharp effervescence and some drying. A goodly amount of stickiness develops on both the tongue and upper palate. A good amount of warming from the 6.5 ABV. A very good beer for sure.

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Photo of Crosling
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden.

Nose of spices, banana peel, tangerine, orange, spices, bready malt and herbs.

Pleasant, great for the style flavor profile, with notes of banana bread, bready malts, light fruits (green apples), a bit of tartness and perhaps some spicing, coriander if I am not mistaken.

Lovely.

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this one is a hazy gold. The head is one finger with a white color. Light lacing on the sides, medium alcoholic legs.

I can smell Belgian yeast funk, lemon peel, wheat grass. Smells are very medium to an effect where they blend very well and are not over powering.

The taste is a Belgian yeast paired many citrus flavors, like orange peel and an earthy lemon grass taste as well.

The beer is easily drinkable. I drank my bottle fairly fast. I am glad I picked up a bottle and will do so again in the future.

J

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Photo of jekemp
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Saison Dupont was a small splurge on my part when I picked it up after work last night, It came in a 750 ml bottle that was corked. The cork was removed with great ease (bouncing off the ceiling..) and upon pouring the bee into a glass, I discovered a beautiful unfiltered yellow amber ale with a very light head of foam. The aroma was a menagery of botanicals and hops with hints of citrus. Overall the taste was a little on the dry side but I found this beer to be an absolute treat. I think would love to drink one of these chilled on a hot summer day.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle served in a Duvel glass. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Clove and citrus in the aroma with some burnt sugar. Lots of spicy flavors. Light body, spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yeast seems to add more spice. Very refreshing. Nice beer.

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Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraken
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from corked and caged 750ml bottle into a very large Red wine glass. Careful pour yields a nice 3 finger pure white head with very nice retention. As head diminishes leaves a moderate lacing on sides of glass. Beer pours a very nice almost transparent straw amber. Smells of light malt, slight candy sweetness and a bit of pepper. Taste of light sweet malt b, hints of candy sugar, nice hop bitterness in finish. Finishes very dry which is nice on a hot day. I was expecting some slight fruit esters however none have come through. Solid mouthfeel, not too thin or cloying. Drinkablity is also solid as this is not a heavy beer, or overly alcoholic. Over all this is a very nice beer as reflected in my rating and serves as a solid introduction to a brewer I have not previously sampled. I will be looking for more dupont products in the future.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head that laces until the finish.

S- Slight hints of sourness in the beginning gave way to some slightly sweet floral notes with a faint spiciness in the finish.

T- This beer has a nice gentle sour note in the that was followed by soft malt and wheat flavors. There was a punch of grapefruit and a faint salty and spicy flavor to the finish.

M- medium light mouthfeel with some fizziness and a faint astringent quality.

D- This beer is a smooth light beer with good complexity. It feels like the same malt bill as American light lagers but with a yeast that adds so much complexity that has a wonderful taste.

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Photo of IKR
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden-yellow with a generous white head that slowly subsided. Good looking beer.

Smell: Hay/grassy notes, mild barnyard funk, and mild fruity notes.

Taste: Mild nondescript fruit notes, mild grassy/hay notes, and mild funk notes. The beer finishes dry with the grassy/hay notes.

Mouth-feel: Light-bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. true to the style.

Overall: Prototypical Saison. Classic taste with a light body and dry finish.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,219 ratings
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