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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of renegadeburger
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

first time i ever tried this style of beer and once i had it i decided i needed to go out and try many more saisons especiallyt the local ones and see what this is all about

when i popped open the bottle of saison dupont there was a mini explosion huge pop sound then the beer came cascading over the top of the bottle so i quickly poured it into the glass

the beer was hazy and very bubbly it had a huge head right on top of it and it came all the way bursting over the top

the aroma was not that intense i just got a little bit of some rustic smell in it and some mineral smell as well

the mouthfeel was outstanding very carbonated and refreshing i liked it alot

overall this is a great style of beer and it prompted me to try lots of other examples from other breweries i really like the saison style

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Photo of PsychoJedi
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice shade of gold, but filmy. Really nice head. The smell is a fresh smell this is by no means watered down. Taste is awesome. Really clean, fresh, and un-watered down taste. Goes down smooth with no bite or aftertaste even trying really hard to tell. I paid $7.50 in a specialty store in Alabama for this bottle (most I have paid for a bottle in a store as of this date) and I am not disappointed at all. The bottle with the corked top is no marketing scheme. Has the year on it for some reference to its freshness which taste fresh. I am really going to enjoy drinking this beer!

**Edit**

Turns out the bottle I bought for so much was a larger version of the same beer in my frig. I will give the small, cheaper priced, bottle to my girlfriend to try.

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Photo of Sara24
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Philabeerphia
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz caged and corked beer presented in one of my favorite bottles. inspiring... begs to be poured using a heavy fist tilting from high on the neck of this green bottle. Already I feel just a bit like I am sitting on a stone wall on a French farm. I split this beer with my wife, and we each pour the contents into a tulip glass. A straight pour. Head is intense, blossoms taller than two, almost three fingers, with decent retention that eventually gives way and almost disappears altogether. Golden straw color, clouded at first by yeast suspended onto the fine bubbling that eventually settles and brings some clarity. Lacing retains low viscosity, flowing quickly back into the glass.

Nose is predominately a super dry champagne yeast, mixed with a solid hit of funky mud. muted, dry and neutral, reminds me of an animal sheltered under a thick shell - this nose is hiding a complex organism. Only heavy inhalation reveals a bit of citric bite.

Man this taste is supreme. One of the most subtly complex beers I've come across. Starts out crisp with larger bubbles of carbonation. Orange zest becomes alcohol drenched pears and tart apples. Opens onto the tongue with a surprising amount of bready, mealy banana yeast, and pale malts. It seems that the carbonation has grown fuller and softer. Some refreshing orchard fruit - but still overripe and fusel - creeps back in as it works its way towards the back of the mouth, and then swallows with just enough of a hop bite to leave a lingering puddle of bitterness at both corners of my mouth. Along with this, there is a fair amount of alcohol heat left behind.
Mouthfeel is dry, drawn out with a bounty of mid sized carbonation bubbles that lend at times a crisp, then soft feel. Overall it is zesty, light bodied and moves well. It is never boring, stays refreshing and very drinkable. One of the standard bearers in my mind, even though it might not be the apex of the style.

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Photo of jroof1
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twonder23
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | 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 AirBob
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stunner97
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- good amount of bubbles and carbonation stream the glass, nice looking small bubbles, thick white bellowing head, murky orange to yellow color, nice overall look for the style

smell- spiceness, yeast, corriander, spice, fruity and citrus nose, with a nice spice

taste- good mix of dryness and hops on the finish, nice yeast spice flavor, almost slight sourness, very complex and enjoyable,

Mouthfeel- very light crisp and well carbonated

Drinkability- HIGHLY DRINKABLE, this would be an amazing summer time beer and its just so clean and palate cleansing, would go amazing I think with just so many meals, its a very tasty and easy drinking beverage, one I would certainly recommend again, its complex yet simple and thats a good thing, will be a beer i will definitely visit again,

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

I Poured this one from a 375ml green bottle into a Chimay goblet.

A= This brew poured a beautiful, slightly cloudy, light golden color with huge amounts of carbonation. Seriously, this is one of the most effervescent Belgian ales I have ever had - and that is saying something! The snow white head formed 3/4 inch at pouring and maintained at least half that throughout!

S= This beer has an interesting set of aromas - I get apples, dry leaves, and an earthy cellar smell that is in every way pleasant.

T= I love the taste of this beer, and that taste is all about restraint. Up front there is a bit of earthiness and light malt graininess. The finish is lightly tart without any of the vinegar taste I personally despise. Beyond that, this beer becomes a real chameleon. At times I get the classic Belgian yeastiness, and in the next swallow it seems absent. Other times I detect herbal notes or a musty dry yeast taste. At all times it is refreshing and delicious.

MF= I find this ale crisp, clean, and entirely refreshing. The high carbonation and the light body make this beer a delight.

D= The hype is justified! I will go a long way off the beaten path for more of this fine ale.

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Photo of JJTrex
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Is this where Ommegang got their inspiration for my beloved Hennepin??!? A delicious enjoyment of a true Saison brew.

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Photo of twistjawa
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bohemiandonut
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. Let's get to it:

SD pours like a madman. Enticingly golden and cloudy with populations of CO2 positively bursting forth into what can only be described as a whipped cream mountain of head. It's hard to get even a few ounces into the New Belgium snifter I'm using without an absolute Alpine formation of foam arguing its way onto your counter-top.

Smell is lightly lemony and grassy. Barnyard character is subdued to say the least. This is not a Parliamentary earthquake of funk by any means. That said, one is almost relieved not to be rolling around in soiled hay with this beer and can instead sit with it casually beside the farmhouse, reflecting on the endless floral layers wafting through the airy sweetness of the mouthfeel.

Okay, that was a long sentence. But this is a gentle ale that almost comes across as kind. There is certainly a soul here. I might even say I feel a warm and cleansing wind, inexorably bound to length and age.

Oh God so many spirits to become! Such mountains to ascend! I am young remember that you devils! I am young but you will not take me now! I have many more Saisons to drink, and I have yet to see the Alps.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

A beautiful golden blonde color, with a nice fluffy head and a lot of lacing....Smells of German beer hops....A very smooth flavor, with hints of citrus and sweetness that finishes with a distinctly German-esque hop flavor that isn't harsh. The sizzle of the carbonation here is almost champagne like, and while the finish is somewhat dry, it is still massively refreshing. This beer is distinctly potable and easy to drink. One has to be careful not to drink this one down too fast. One of the finer examples of a Saison out there.

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

330ml bottle, long time coming, this one...so into the solid-ass Michelob chalice it goes!

This brew pours a hazy pale golden yellow colour, with a ton of thick, rising foamy white head, that when it eventually settles, leaves random splotches of fuzzy lace around the glass.

It smells of soft, sweet, almost sugary barley malt, an additional zesty wheat graininess, overripe banana, citrus, clove, white pepper, and spicy, musky yeast. The taste is fruity malt - apple, mostly, and a redux of the aroma - a harmonious blend of banana chips, subtle citrus, bridled spice, earthy yeast, and a bit of dry barnyard straw hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite tender, yet a tad frothy at the same time, the body a heady medium weight, for the style, fairly smooth, and somewhat diffidently creamy. It finishes on the sweet side - soft, clean, and malty, with some lingering yeast and spice notes, and just a hint of warming alcohol.

A lovely, lulling standard bearer for the style, something one just has to experience, as I'm sure I haven't done it justice via this description. This shows all those upstarts how it's done, how a steady touch can deftly balance all of the subtle, intermingling flavours.

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Photo of soper2000
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After a long period of waiting I finally got my hands on a bottle. 2004 bottling.

The cork explodes off with aggression hinting at the intense carbonation that this bad boy contained. Pours a beautiful light orange with a huge fluffy head. Intense pepper notes dominate the nose. A background aroma of wet hay slowly fades in balancing well with the pepper before a slight smell of apples develop. Taste is clean and crisp with pepper, fruit, and hay. Very quenching. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. This is an excellent excellent beer. I will be returning.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine style glass. No freshness date.

A- And she's a gusher! Pours a cloudy straw-like color with a towering two finger fizzy head that retains a good while before dropping to a 1/4 inch head. Fluffy, yet non-sticky, lacing.

S- Lemony and tart smelling, with a good deal of yeast aroma and a hint of oxidation.

T- Strong and funky with plenty of lactic acid producing a pronounced tartness. Tropical fruit notes abound including pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, and kumquat. Faint notes of leather and barnyard.

M- Much of the enjoyment comes from the mouthfeel since the sharp and dry feel plays off of the tightness of the high carbonation yet has a light body to balance.

O- The quintessential farmhouse ale. If you want to find out whether or not you like saisons, try this first.

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

Appearance - Straw-colored, hazy and full of sediment. Pours with several inches of thick foam that show no signs of fading.

Smell - The mild nose reveals grass and hay-like aromas mixed with notes of lemon and grapefruit.

Taste - Estery with flavors of banana and pineapple. Light acidity with a subtle spiciness. Notes of citrus come out more as the beer sits in the mouth. Extremely dry in the finish, with a lemon peel-like bitterness that remains on the palate for several minutes.

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

Nose breathing sparkling citrus and hoppy beer side, slightly resinous. The mouth is slightly citric with a hint of acidity, but very easy to drink. It perceives a pure hops season which gives a bitter taste and pungent taste and a final subtle grapefruit being a bit like lemonade. The attack is frank yet refreshing with a fruity controlled bitterness and a very convincing finish long and dry. It remains a standard season but extremely well controlled and mostly so easy to drink.

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

Another one I picked up in Belgium. Didn't know that I liked Saisons untill recently. I really liked this one. The kids were in bed and I enjoyed this with the Mrs in the hotel room.

Out of a 750ml into a Stella glass (all that we had in the hotel room)

It came out hazy golden yellow. Great two finger head.

Smells of loads of spices, bready yeasty notes, fruits, honey and floral notes.

Splash... a bit of barnyard funk and hop on top of everything the nose promised.

A great medium to full body. Nice amount of carbonation.

If you like Saisons get this one. It refreshing and wonderfully complex. Highly recomended.

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

Had this on draft at Ormsby's in Atlanta GA. I've had it plenty of times in the bottle as well. It pours with nice hazy yellow golden color with a good amout of head. It has nice a nice crisp flavor with a touch of floral and fruitness and with a bit funky sour yeasty flavor (but it's very balanced). Overall it's very dry and crisp and delicious.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first saison. 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white lasting head. Lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is very complex of spicy hops, biscuit malt, sweet fruit and citrus. Full body, very tangy mouth-feel. Peppery hops on the palate are balanced by biscuit malt and sweet fruit with hints of citrus. Finish is long and complex. Great beer.

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Photo of Beasticles
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy straw-golden with a lacy white 2 finger head. CO2 activity is readily visible in the glass, closer to champagne activity than a lager.

S- musky, citrusy, spicy

T- Pepper up front with sourdough and a subtle lemon finish. Spiciness really carries well throughout.

M- Light, quite carbonated, refreshing

O- Very few beers have made me react as immediately and as strongly as Saison DuPont. God, this is brilliant. I can't imagine a finer July evening sipper. I'm jonesing for a salmon steak or something.

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Photo of pau622
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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