Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,176
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1,615
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
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Photo of bigbelcher
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beautiful beer pours a hazy orange color with extremely good head retention and belgian lacing. There is some light pepper and citrus aroma and an earthy bready belgian yeast aroma. The flavors replicate the aroma and this beer really is a world class example of the style. It is decidedly on the dry side, but with an excellent palate profile of pepper, citrus and honey. The beer has a fairly good mouthfeel for a beer with a lot of wheat in it. It's easy to drink and pretty refreshing.

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Photo of hmf05
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark straw, cloudy color with a huge pillow white head

S: A nice funky smell with a ton of grass and lemon. Pretty earthy smelling as well with a balanced clove spiciness

T: Nice and crisp. I get some grassiness up front with a pronounced lemon rind flavor. The hops are there throughout, but nothing over the top. A pretty dry finish, but not long or unpleasant

M: Good carbonation with medium viscosity.

D: Extremely drinkable

O: The prototypical Saison. There's nothing unique about it, but it's flavorful, refreshing, and perfect for a hot day in South Florida.

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Photo of jhu1995
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy, golden color with an enormous, fluffy white head. Loads of explosive carbonation rising to the surface. Smell was very earthy - spicy, peppery, and somewhat fruity. Taste followed suit with mild spiciness. Clean, crisp, and dry on the palate. Very easy to drink. Refreshing.

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Photo of Foxman
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a golden yellow, hazy, bright, and very carbonated. Three fingers of tight, voluminous white head swell and sustain close to interminably. Splatters of lacing flip the inside of the glass.

The aroma is at once sweet, fruity, and slightly funky, with wheat, tart esters of apple, banana, and a candy sugar touch. Clove spice winds throughout along with a noble hop pepperiness.

Upon tasting, the sweet grain tart and fruity, with green apple, some sugar, and a a slight grassy note. The yeast pushes further with a slightly sour dough aura, and more pepper comes about via the hops. An overseeing crispness dries out whatever remains of any sweetness, and an earthy bitterness lingers lightly in the finish. It is a crisp, refreshing, stylistic classic that is very satisfying.

A bit north of light bodied, the carbonation joins the grain and peppery hops to leave a fine memory, if one that's a touch fleeting.

This isn't the first saison I've had, and not my favorite, but I am more than willing to give a hearty nod to one of the paradigms of its style. The crisp, dry refreshing nature is very notable, but for some reason what appears a reasonable ABV seems to pack more of a wallop than I expected. Perhaps because it goes down as smoothly as it does, but still, that's a warrantable quality. The bottom line here is, sometimes tradition is all that, and this beer is one of those times.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky, cloudy, straw-orange color. With foamy white head. Good retention. Head recedes to a thin layer of lacing with some suds remaining around the edges.

Aroma has some very, very strong grassiness. Wheat and yeast. Black pepper. Quite a bit of funkiness.

Taste is similar to the nose. Some maltiness is now present. Pepper. Grassiness is still there. Hint of citrus. Lemony notes. Lemon and wheat come on stronger as it warms. Finishes dry with a bit of tartness.

Light bodied. Crisp and dry. Good carbonation. Very easy to down a few of these.

Overall, one of the better saisons I've had. Not my favorite style, but this one gets out and achieves everything it tries to do. Nails all the flavors, great appearance, and easy to drink.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Viaduck
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of alpinebryant
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Yellow haze with lasting half inch head. Brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle that fell on top of the white head.

S: Bread, grass, unknown spice
T: Grassy bread with biscuits flavor. Sweet coriander? spice flavor. Slight bitter bite at the end
M/D: Light summer drinker imo, tasty and very easy to drink. Im sure a few of these would go down easily.

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Photo of birderbeerer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow, slightly golden, with a white cloud of head floating on top. Good lacing.

Smell is ripe pears and yeast.

Taste is a little heartier. Lots of good hay and yeast. Pears are more muted. Sweeter and less dry than some saisons. Spice is not obvious. Creamy but light.

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Photo of mtlasley
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gorgeous pale golden color pours to the glass with a slight haze to it. Wheat colored in the glass with noticeable carbonation and a massive four finger head that lasts for days. A pleasant cloudiness to the head.

Up front on the aroma, strong Belgian yeast notes. Cloves, bananas and somewhat of a band aid scent. It's deeper than that though with notes of spice and an almost tropical fruit lingering in the background

Very Belgian tasting. Cloves, bananas and a slight fruit coming in. Almost like passionfruit but very faint. A slight tartness here with a green apple flavor but not in a negative way. Very tasty. Slight band-aid taste. No bitterness to speak of. It goes down extremely smooth.

Extremely effervescent. My first clue was the cork popping like a champagne bottle, my second, the massive head that never quits. It's so light and refreshing.

A wonderfully priced, super refreshing saison with a classic background. Really a great example of the style and something that's going into my regular rotation being a saison lover.

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Photo of capeannbass36
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought two 375ml bottles in March. Drank one that night. It was very skunky. reminded me of a nasty Heineken. Saved the other....until this afternoon. What a pleasant difference!

A- Cork popped like champagne...poured a nice cloudy golden yellow. Huge white head that hung around a couple of minutes. Decent lacing on glass to the end.

S- Citrus fruit with a slight hint of clove spice.

T- Light and refreshing with just a hint of clove. Slightly sweet.

M- Medium carbonation right to the end.

O- Glad I gave this a second chance. Will definitely seek out another.

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Photo of bonkers
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a 750 ml bottle and poured it into several wine glasses(I shared it with non-beer drinking friends at a dinner party). It is a hazy, cloudy gold with a massive , long lasting, white head. Lemon zest is prevalent on the nose, along with a hint of spiciness. The flavor was as good as advertised, lemony, spicy, with a drying finish. The beer is highly carbonated, medium/light in body and it goes great with any food. Everyone who tried it agreed, it is a damn fine brew.

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Photo of Cs1987
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Amber, 2 fingers of head which reduced.

Smell - Fairly strong, pretty much a typical Belgian Pale Ale smell.

Taste - Nutmeg/ginger like spiciness, very well balanced with sweetness. Like a Belgian Pale Ale, but better.

Mouthfeel - Slightly sticky, but otherwise very good.

Drinkability - More drinkable than your average Belgian ale.

Overall - Simply a very good, complex ale.

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Photo of DaveBlack
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: HUGE head on this beer, by far the most remarkable quality of the appearance. The beer itself is a hazy, straw yellow color, the enormous 4 finger white head is thick and solid with a almost infinite retention and a good amount of lacing.

S:Once you get past the head to actually smell the beer it is yeasty, with lemon peel and grains.

T: Nice tasting beer. Yeast is definitely heavy and brings a slight banana taste, but there is also a lot of spiciness, some grassiness and a lot of lemon flavor. The distinct bitterness of the beer actually reminds me more of lemon pith than lemon peel, which inexplicably works.

M: Light with a lot of carbonation. Finishes smooth.

O: I am always a fan of the saison style, and this is certainly no exception. Easy drinking, very refreshing and brings a lot of flavor. Certainly worth a finding a bottle or two. or three..

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Photo of regspeir
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into Unibroue tulip
Hazy yellow and obviously unfiltered. Nose is of yeast, bready, funky. Pour revealed a huge, long-lasting head. Taste was sweet, light and funky. Lemon, pear and green apple up-front with a grassy taste and some pepper.
The mouthfeel is medium and dry.There is lots of carbonation obvious in the feel. This beer clearly gets better as it warms. For me, this is a perfect example of the style. I love the way it goes with most foods as well.

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Photo of afordnyc
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really nice Saison, the pour was a golden color with some haziness to it with a white head on top that left a nice lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer was of some sweet fresh grains and hints of wild flowers and honey. The taste was on the sweet side as well and made this very enjoyable in my opinion. The flavors come to life as the beer warms also. The mouthfeel was smooth and light but had enough body to it be enjoyable. Overall a really nice brew here, sure to please.

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Photo of despainmakesbeer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Golden straw color with good haze. Clean white thick 1" head at pour settling to a even 1'8" cover. Very light belgian spice with just a touch of pepper to aroma, pick up some faint lemon. High, fuzzy carbonation, making for a ver crisp finish on the swallow. Tingles the toungue. MAkes for some nice lacing on the glass. Light Malt. Very clean, Light and refreshing mouthfeel. light malty sugar with lemon in aftertaste. Very well done. I like the carbonation left on the back of the tougue at the end. Slight dryness on the finish with pale citrus peel feel. Feeling in the back of your mouth light and tart, could have a bit of a peppery effect. Not really picking up on the big sour that some get, but a great example of style. Seems simple enough while also being complex. very good.

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott451
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Fluffy white head on a slightly hazy gold. Head soon diminishes to a thin layer. Active carbonation.

Smells include a mild lemon up front and some slightly fruity herbal notes.

Very slight earthy mid-notes. Slightly sour tart finish. Lots of subtle complexity. You get a different taste with every sip.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and crisp Drinkability is very good. A very well balanced combination of tartness and carbonation makes for a very refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Photo of snpub540
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice hazy pale gold hue with an off white head. It leaves some clingy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fruity esters, some hay, and orange peel. A little spice and earthiness in there too.

Flavor is slightly sweet upfront and then a nice earthy yeast note followed by some black pepper and a super dry finish. Very crisp and refreshing.

Mouthfeel is crisp. This beer has a great amount of flavor going on as well as being very refreshing and easy drinking. I could put a couple of these down.

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Photo of soulgrowl
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pure golden sunflower in color; clear with active, champagne-like carbonation; fluffy white head retains pretty well and leaves wispy spots of lace.

Smell: Bubble gum, candy sugar, light hay and maple leaf notes. Sweet lemon-lime undertones, almost like 7-Up. Strawberries and peppery herbs.

Taste: Light and mellow. Bubble gum; blunt, resiny hops; apple juice. Pleasantly hoppy, dry but not acrid finish. I'd say it's not as complex as the nose, but it's still very good. A great susbstitute for a dry white wine when pairing with food or cooking.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp and smooth on the palate. Clean finish.

Drinkability: With a relatively low ABV and nice, light body, and refreshingly dry finish, this is an excellently sessionable summer beer.

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Photo of GatorBeerNerd
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light golden color with the largest head I ever recall on a beer. The head retains very well leaving a good amount of lacing as the beer is consumed.

S: The farmhouse in the style is comes through in the aroma. It smells like a field of harvested grain that is slightly musty following a rain. A hint of Belgian yeast smell mixes in nicely.

T: It is very crisp with what seems like some sort of spicing that seems to add to the refreshing taste. There is a slight bitterness to it that disappears to a clean finish when consumed. This is one of the more tasty saisons I have had.

M: Very heavily carbonated as expected after the large aggressive head after the pour. It is thinner than I usually prefer from a beer, but I think its appropriate for the style. It has a nice clean finish.

D: The only thing that reduces the session characteristics of this one for me is the huge amount of carbonation.

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Photo of jmartinger
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a hazy, golden-straw color with a lovely, large white head that slowly bubbles and craters away. Light, spotty lacing.

S: The first thing that I detect is a good dose of farmhouse funk. Followed quickly by some lemon-tart and a grassy aroma. A little bit of pilsner malt in the background.

T: Clove, phenols and banana. The funk flavor is not overwhelming but definitely potent. Wet hay and wool. Not very tart at all. Incredibly dry finish; leaves my mouth feeling like I just sipped a dry white wine. Yeast and phenols flavor the finish.

M: Dry and medium-thin. Moderate, small, champagne-like carbonation.

O: A fantastic saison. Not too tart, but very funky. Easily one of the driest beers I've ever had. Love it

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,176 ratings.
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