Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
4,277 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:
#1,314
Reviews:
1,647
Ratings:
4,277
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
296
Gots:
670
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,277 |  Reviews: 1,647
Photo of awalk1227
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Consumed on 2/25/11, bought this at the growler shop. The cork says bottled in 2010.

Poured into my Great Divide balloon

A: Pours a bright, sunny, hazy yellow-ish orange. A huge, rocky, foamy head appears, but dissipates fairly quickly. The head keeps a nice white cap on the beer after it recedes, very nice. It looks like some of my favorite IPAs!

S: Like a saison should. Belgian yeast, but not the bready kind found in other Belgian ales. This almost has a sharp, spicy note to it. I'm still a beginner at describing aromas in anything not a stout or an IPA, ha.

T: Wow, it's so light. A faint hint of grassy, earthy hops bitters the beer perfectly. I get the Belgian yeast, but it's not overpowering in the least. I really, really like how light and crisp this beer is. They were right when they said Saisons go with all food, I could see this paired with anything.

F: Light, crisp, bubbly, almost like a champagne. Zips around my tongue.

D: I have no problem killing this bottle.

 991 characters

Photo of MaximalC
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent golden color with a generous frothy, white head. The zesty aroma of coriander and mild citrus comprise a light and invigorating bouquet. Vigorous carbonation accentuates a spiced flavor that matches the aroma. Belgian yeast character asserts itself up front. There's some citrus and banana, but they're well-controlled and not cloying as is sometimes the case. The finish is crisp and dry, giving the palette ample opportunity to reset between sips. A nebulous, mild barnyard funk manifests itself as the glass warms, adding a touch of complexity. A hint of pepper is lurking somewhere in there as well. This is a very crisp and refreshing saison, well-deserving of the stellar reputation that preceded it. Impossible to turn down on a warm summer's day.

 774 characters

Photo of elglueckert
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joeack
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I love this beer. Date on the cork 2006. Pours a golden yellow with a fluffy head that lets off that great funky smell. The taste is bready with sweet citrus aftertaste that hits the spot. I could drink this all day and every day. Exellent beer that I never get tired off.

 272 characters

Photo of Med
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very attractive hazy pale color with a white frothy head that never fully diminishes. Lacing is very good.

S - Earthiness and yeast with some sweetness underneath. A little bit of wet blanket is here.

T - Lots of flavors going here. Funky throughout but starts with some underlying sour-sweet like a little green apple. earth in the middle and a slightly tart finish that stays.

M - Creamy with fantastic carbonation. This just dances on the tongue. Wonderful.

D - I love this beer. Enough said.

 503 characters

Photo of fourstringer
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a Duvel Tulip with a light hand. No specific date on the bottle, but the cork read 2.013 after it damn near put a hole in the ceiling. Fire in the hole!

A: Cloudy, golden yellow-orange with 2.5 fingers of clean, white head. Good retention with little floes remaining on the surface. Moderate lacing.

S: Relatively mellow Belgian yeast with a touch of earthy funk. Light grass. Good fruit notes - a little apple, pear, banana. Touch of spice.

T: Faintly sweet initially with development of a balanced hop bitterness. Rather dry finish. Floral, earth. Traces of vanilla. No significant alcohol presence.

M: Highly effervescent, but very smooth. Makes for a great fullness that seems to burst on the palate. No prickliness.

O: Fantastic & classic saison. Haven't had this one for a while. Today it seemed to drink a bit more like a Belgian pale than I remember. Dry & crisp with a satisfying depth. Always a pleaser.

Prost!

 979 characters

Photo of imbibehour
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. Time to finally check this out on tap.

A white soapy head very lively with dull gray like yellow/brown pale amber color that falls normally. A good white colar is left while drinking but body is kind of murky.

Nose is a very dense earth, soil, it feels like fresh tilled dirt. Mild chlorophyl and resin, with a big giant lemon zest. This is a totally different animal on tap than from the bottle.

Taste brings a cold dense cut grass power mixed with a little hint of heat. Lively texture hints of carbonation that does not take away from the taste. An absolute rip your face off finish of lemon peel zest and grass on the aftertaste.

Overall a perfect introduction to the style, without a shocking sour or seriously funky jarring front. A different animal on tap compared to its green bottled brother.

 863 characters

Photo of dannycohen62
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with a very generous frothy white head that lasted for the entire drink. Prominent floral aromas, with pear, lemon, white pepper, and dough. A mild farmhouse funk as well. The taste ws as expected. Same notes as above, but the theme was a zesty bready flavor with spicy and floral undertones. Very dry on the finish. Outstanding.

 389 characters

Photo of Wasatch
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Revisit: 15 Jul 17

11.2 oz. Bottle

Been close to 12 years since last time.

Poured into a tulip a very nice cloudy pale orange/yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, with some banana/coriander, spices. The taste is really nice, malty, yeasty, with some banana, coriander, spices. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a very tasty brew, true to style. Will definitely revisit more often now that it's around here.

750 ml
Cork sez 2005.

Pours a cloudy yellow with tons of foam, which lasts a very long time. Scents of fruits, reminds me of a hefe. Very nice taste with a light body, finishes clean and dry. This would make a very nice session beer, but the price is pretty steep. Really like this one, did not disappoint.

 922 characters

Photo of SportsBeer
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of scootercrabb
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eire
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniell
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: poured into wine glasses. Very nice generous head. Good golden tripel colour. Like the lacing. 4.5

S: really nice fresh fruity aroma. Can't quite put my finger on what fruit(s) it is though. Smells of an orchard, of bananas and apples and honey. It's distinct from tripels I've had which predominantly taste of mango (which might be influenced by a chemical sulfur taste, not here). I like the fresh apples and apple juice. Of course you get the great smell of Belgian yeast also. 4.5

T: sweet, lovely fruit. A very very slight hint of bitterness at the back. This beer is just great. Also, inspired by other reviews, I should point out the "dryness" of the flavour also. Perhaps this is the "funk" or "barnyard" character mentioned in other reviews. For me I didn't notice any Bretty flavours. It just tasted like delicious fruit with some dryness. That may be because it's so well integrated. The dryness is so balancing. This one totally blows the mad brewer saison by James Squire's out of the water in every conceivable way. 4

M: Wow it feels great in the mouth too. So so creamy and good. 5

D: This beer is amazing. I could drink it all night. It's only 6.5% and I can get it relatively cheaply for imported beer. Such a good summer session drink. Wow. The flavours are so balanced- complexities come along with fruity moreishness. 5

 1,346 characters

Photo of andjusticeforale
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured Saison Dupont from a Green 12.7 oz Champagne bottle, after a loud pop, careful to keep the noticeable black yeast strain in the bottle and down the sink. The beer poured to a pretty deep deep gold-orange color, with a large white frothy head.

When the head reached 2-3cm, I swirled the tulip, and immediately caught the scent of funkiness, some lemon, Belgian yeast and sugars, and peach. Some earthy “barnyard” smells, but very mild at best.

On initial taste, the first thing you notice is a great mouthfeel. The flavor seems to miss the toungue, hit the upper palate and cascade down your throat. Early on in the beer there is a skunky- funky bitterness. This recedes nicely, and the bitterness takes on a peach flavored aftertaste. That aftertaste is worth the price of admission right there. There is also wheat and grass and malt that hide right below the surface and peek through at times. The only distraction or drawback is perhaps my personal longing for some sweetness to balance out the bitterness- but that is not really a criticism.

Believe this. This may not be the best thing I ever had, but its damn close. I guess you would have to be a Hip-hop star to afford to keep bottles of this in your cooler, but if anyone who can afford it is listening, this is the tremendously complex and drinkable pay-off to all your hard work.

 1,360 characters

Photo of dgallina
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served a hazy and nearly opaque pale yellow color with a sturdy soapy white head and nearly endless lace. Smells of citrus and apples with a little bit of intermingled farmhouse funk. The flavors start with lots of citrus, but are quickly balanced by tart lemon peel and spice with a touch of yeasty funk. Finish is long and wonderfully dry. The carbonation is stupendous and helps make the beer particularly quenching; dry and light in the mouth. Excellent drinkability as well. Could easily have a few before noticing the empty glasses and headiness.

 552 characters

Photo of jbonapar
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wonderfull beer. Sitting in my glass, golden in color with a strong head. Smell of citrus and lemon.

Taste of dry and crisp lemon and bitter orange. A slight hoppy goodness adds to the citrus.

Such a wonderfulll beer, this would be amazing on a hot summer day....

 303 characters

Photo of xduderx
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A = Pours a cloudy dull yellow with lots of billowy head. about 3/4" of head remained throughout.

S = Smells somewhat musty with very spicy notes.

T = Very complex. Reminds me of a more intense belgian wheat beer with a slight hop character. Also has a nice tartness to it.

M = Medium bodied and a high level of carbonation and surprisingly more "thick" than I had imagined.

D = I couldn't sit and pound these, but it's a special treat and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

 468 characters

Photo of gbontrag
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

57F.
Clean smelling -- fresh cut green honey dew, calendula, farm meadow in the morning.
I call froth like this 'beer meringue', most definitely. Goldenrod.
It's floral, fruity....carambola (starfruit) kiwi. Sticky, bitter....green banana. Saison grass, and dry finish. Quite wonderful and refreshing.

 304 characters

Photo of zoso493
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this from a green 750 ml corked and caged bottle into an Ommegang flute. This is my first saison so let's see how it goes.

Appearance: Poured a very pale but extremely attractive golden-straw color with a massive four-finger, fluffy head. The head falls over itself quickly but has decent retention and leaves some lacing on the glass. Right off the bat you can see that this is an very highly carbonated beer.

Smell: There is a lot of goodness going on in the smell. It almost smells like a Czech pilsner mixed with a barnyard. It's got some traditional grains up front with a big mix of hay and farmhouse scents. Backing all this up is a nice, bright fruit profile of zesty lemon and possibly even some orange peel.

Taste: The taste doesn't disappoint after the wonderful smell. It's got all that barnyard character to it, while still retain some of the orchard tastes. The grains are still present, though perhaps not as much as in the nose and the taste is capped by a slight but refreshing hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: This is a very highly carbonated beer as the style calls for (so I'm told), but there's just something askew that I can't put my finger on. Still, I can have no real complains as the mouthfeel as very adequate for the taste.

Drinkability: This is a really drinkable beer as it's light-bodied, highly carbonated, fairly low in ABV and very tasty. This would be a superior brew to drink on a hot summer's day. I cracked this open because it was the first really warm day of the year (I'd been saving it for such an occasion) and it didn't disappoint. This is 750 is going to go down really quickly.

Overall, this is an excellent brew and a really good introduction to the style for me. It's a great fusion between a light drinkable beer and some traditional, funky Belgian farmhouse tastes. I can't wait to get my hands on some more saisons to see how they stack up, because this is a great beer.

 1,935 characters

Photo of Morey
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

INFORMATION: Brewed at one of Europe’s last true farmhouse breweries. This beer has been brewed since 1844! The Saison style was brewed during the Winter, with the intention to serve them to the field workers in the Summer months. The brewery states that their yeast undergoes refermentation in the bottle, and is capable of storing in your cellar “for a long time” while different characteristics develop along the way.

APPEARANCE: Green 750 ml cork and cage bottle with noticeable sediment on the bottom. The cork shot at least 50 to 60 ft. in the air when I popped it! Good thing I decided to drink this bay boy outside. Poured a lemon yellow straw color with a cloudy appearance. There was initially a good four fingers of white foam following a gentle pour. Lots for carbonation bubbles streaming upwards. There’s some head retention after each sip, but it’s pretty short lived.

AROMA: Sour lemon, dew soaked grass, hay, wheat, and other funky farm smells.

TASTE: Tart lemon and citrus up front. There’s a fizzy carbonation that massages the tongue and then proceeds to sweep over the rest of the palate. I’m getting some funky-fruit sourness as well as wheat and straw towards the middle. Very mild hop bitterness near the back. Semi-dry and refreshing finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-thin body with a fizzy and semi-aggressive carbonation.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: It had been a while since I’d had this, and it’s even better than I remembered. It’s sour, funky, fruity, and most of all….refreshing. Definitely a top example within the style, and well worth the $8.99 that I shelled out for this bottle.

 1,629 characters

Photo of edward_boumil
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a big, billowy white head, has a nice dark golden color. Head settles down into soft pillows. Carbonation is highly apparent in this beer.
S: Yeasty esters, very bready. Has the aroma of sweet, fresh baked bread. Also notes of spice, possibly corriander.
T: Very earthy and bready. Hints of citrus, with lots of that yeast ester from the nose. A bit of dryness on the finish to bring things full circle.
F: So smooth, and the body is really full. Feel is actually a bit surprising, for a beer that with this level of clarity was expecting it to have a lighter body. Also the carbonation, which looks very heavy and spritey, was actually quite light.
O: Honestly wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. I could see myself tearing through a pack of these like nothing. Drinks incredibly easy yet doesn't skimp on flavor or complexity.

 860 characters

Photo of notchucknorris
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden color with the biggest head I've ever seen. The beer wells up like crazy the second it hits the glass and it took me about ten minutes to pour this one. Crazy.

S: A ton of funk and lemon zest.

T: Some nice funk, lemon, citrus and a light sour finish. Probably the best saison I've ever had.

 304 characters

Photo of Goudie
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clouded gold with a white head. Funky and smooth nose. Flavor is a magnificent combo of yeast, citrus and funk. It's beautiful. Feel has a smooth liquid end and the carbonation has a bit of a sharp bite. Overall smooth though. There's a reason why this is the standard for saisons. Don't know the reason? Try it and you'll see.

 335 characters

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,277 ratings