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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,207
Reviews:
1,633
Ratings:
4,232
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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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 Dapuma
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very crisp dry beer, with a bit of hopiness on the background - overall very drink able

In my opinion this is the Saison beer to base all comparisons off of - the more farmhouse ale's I try the more I come back to this particular beer - I would not mind quite so many IBU and have a bit less hopiness on the back end

Champagne like and I agree with other review that it is a nice way to cut high fat content foods like Pork Belly

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

Photo of fisherman34
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2003 vintage, and my first ever saison. Very carbonated, pours light gold and cloudy. Subtle aromas of yeast, herbs, vanilla, licorice, and toasted marshmallow. An interesting combination of bitter and sour flavors. Clean finishing and dangerously drinkable. The light mouthfeel was quite appropriate to the style. I was impressed.

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Photo of Murray314
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

12.7 Fl oz. Green bottle>Tulip glass

AP: Pours an extremely active and bubbly Pale/straw golden color with a massive 4" tall head that is light, fluffy and frothy and displays good retention. There are some mighty fine sticky legs.

Nose: Wheaty, yeasty, oaty, slightly fruity with some olive hints.

Taste: A wheaty and yeasty dominated taste at first followed by a leafy, semi-bitter hop. The taste has some nice complexity for being so simple.

MF: Light and delicate feel, very active and packs a good bite going down...seems to dance on the palate with grace. The Mungo frothy head creates a smooth effect.

DA: Feels good, looks good, easy to drink and very tastey, easily one of my favorite brews for this style.

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

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

My first experience with a Saison, have been meaning to try this one for a while.

Pours a lovely color I would describe as peachy. Head is quite big and it actually took a while for me to pour the beer.

Aroma is new to me. I had heard people talk about "horsey" aromas and now I understand what that means. Some pleasant lemony notes blended in as well.

Big carbonation is the name of the game with this and combines with a potent spiciness with hops. Becomes dry midway through and sweet fruit flavor begin to appear. Midway through the bottle it becomes smoother and dare I say creamy.

A sheer pleasure to drink. My first experience and certainly not my last. Delicious in the winter and my guess is even better in the spring or summer.

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

Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with a tremendously thick creamy white head that leaves tons of sticky lacing.

Smell is dominated by sweet yeast, spices, and crisp fruit odor.

Taste is dominated by crisp fruit flavors, granny smith apples, pears, and lemon flavors dominate with a touch of yeast flavor and a slight bit of bitter hops complimenting this beer very well.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and dry with tons of carbonation running through it.

Drinkability is very good on this great beer.

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

A - Pours a nice clear golden-orange color with a nice finger of white head. The head had good retention and leaves a nice lacing circle all the way through.

S - Very sweet aroma, with some nice lemon peel and other fruit elements. There is also some nice yeast smell with a touch of pepper.

T - Very nice sweet lemon flavors start off the beer. This is joined by the nice smooth pale malt flavor and some yeast flavor. These elements stay very well balanced. At the end, there is a bit of pepper that stays around a bit after the finish.

M - Medium to medium-light bodied with just enough carbonation. The beer feels really nice and smooth throughout and the mouthfeel at the finish, which is very crisp and just a tad dry from the pepper taste, is really nice.

D - Very drinkable beer. The flavors are fairly complex but very well balanced. The beer overall is super smooth and refreshing.

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

A: Poured a cloudy straw-gold with a soft pillowy white head that was pesistant leaving a nice light film lacing.

S: very fruity, with spicy citrus, sour oranges, lemons and a nice tart musky scent. The initial flavor was much the same with some spiciness, sour oranges, lemons. There was some sour fruitiness and a tangy spicing as well. The beer finished with dry and tart with some lemon grinds and a light floral hopping.

M: fizzy, champagne like, and dry. Fairly crisp, tart, lemony and refreshing.

D: a great drink for the summer time. Easy to consume and like.

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

It is a sturdy beer with a definite taste that you do not have to guess on. It smells and tastes quite bitter, but if you take the time to enjoy it you will. However, if bitterness is not your thing, then this may be too much bite. It had a great gold color with a thick and foamy head and a noticeable amount of sediment in the bottom of the glass. The taste is similar to a strong hefeweizen.

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Photo of stingrayvr6
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Monk's in Philadelphia. Showed a light yellow gold with a frothy white head, great retention and lacing. Smell earthy and grassy, sweet. Medium carbonation, very grassy up front, sweet and fruity from the yeast, dry finish. Great beer, incredibly drinkable.

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

A: 2 finger white overly churned mashed potatoes head. Carbed, unflitered golden straw.

S: Banana, clove, belgian yeast, lemon, spice.

T: Nice and sharp and refreshing. Really smooth. Not hoppy. Really citrusy. Cuts the heat really nicely. Lemon peel zesty bitterness.

M: Really carbed slight alcohol.

O: Really refreshing. I like the balance flavor. Really good. In terms of Saison this is my second favorite.

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

The smell is sweet, alcoholic and yeasty. Kind of like white bread made with lots of sugar. The colour is hazy pale yellow, almost like cheap orange punch. The head is nice and thick, sprinkled with small nibblets of the yeast. The initial taste is very citric and yeasty. After a few seconds the bread and bitterness kicks in. Maybe a hint of some red berries in there too? It feels a bit dry on the tongue but it's a great summer beer. Perhaps a close cousin of a witbier?

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Photo of Craftmade
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

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

A tasty beer from memory on tap, let's see how a 750 mL at home stacks up. Bought from a store with a big window in the front and a little bit of a skunky smell, but very minor so I can look past it. Has a green bottle anyways, so can't be that rare to see this.
Spicy smell, very appealing. Very carbonated, even visible in the glass. Golden color, very turbid. Must be the bubbles.
Sweet and spicy flavor, refreshing as usual. Hop aftertaste. Could and have drank a whole 750 mL at once so it is very drinkable.

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

Pours a yellow/orange, slightly cloudy.

Taste is yeast forward with subtle spice (pepper).

High carbonation and dry finish make this the perfect drink after working outside or to drink with most foods.

Highly drinkable and a perfect example of the style, as it is simple with enough subtle yeast complexity to make it worth coming back to.

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Photo of Spezz
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

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

587th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
330ML
@BJ's West Covina

App- When you pour this its a very striking balance of orange and yellow. A nice one finger head forms and the you get the stick that slides down the glass. One of the better reps of the style, good but not the best

Smell- Right off the bat, you get why they call it a farmhouse, smells of dried grass and some hay. A little yeasty and some pepper.

Taste- Its one of the classics of the style that has a ton of reviews because its easy to drink, tastes good and welcomes people to a new style. This has a similar profile to the nose with a funk, yeast and pepper.

Mouth- Medium bodied but nearly light and a nice medium carbonation but smacks you with a nice dry residual flavor.

Drink- Overall, this is a very well done saison, its flavorful, dry and balanced. Flavors are a bit muted and thats the only knock besides the app being a little lacking on head for style.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jrenihan
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

BB Oct 2014.

Cloudy golden yellow with a very large, full-looking white head. Good retention.

Smell is dry, spices and lemon, slightly funky horse blanket. Wheat.

Taste is like the nose. Tart lemon, yeast, spices (white pepper, clove), wheat, a bit of funk. Other light fruits: a bit of green apple. Dry. Good.

Medium bodied, high carbonation. A bit irritating.

Overall, a very good saison and a true classic.

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

Poured from a corked and caged 375ml bottle. 2009 vintage.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow, nice 2 finger white head that is fluffy and sticky, rocky lacing fades after each sip. Head settles into a small cap.

S: Spicy yeast, white pepper, lemon, a little musty, and a very nice cracker malt. Very faint sweetness. A little bit of a Granny Smith apple-like tartness as well.

T: Amazing mix off the bat, spicy yeast, lemon, cracker, sweetness, hay, earth. White pepper comes in before the dry finish. Very nice.

M: Prickly carbonation, slightly creamy, light-ish body.

D: Very easy drinking saison. Alcohol is hidden well, the flavors are very nice and unoffensive, and the dry finish makes you want to keep drinking.

This is fantastic. Reminds me of a refined version of Hennepin. As much as I love Hennepin (as found by my Hennepin glasses in my collection), this one is better. Not by much, but this is a fantastic saison. I'll buy more of this one for sure.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,232 ratings
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