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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

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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pDev:
10.53%
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden hue, lightly hazy, with a nice amount of fluffy white head.

S - on the nose I get citrus, and a little farmhouse funk.

T - citrus, hay, a little grass, and funk with citrus.

M - smooth, yet there is enough substance to it to make it a little chewy.

O - one of the better saisons I've had. I highly recommend trying this if you have not already.

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Photo of pgfault
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My previous review gave this low marks because it was skunked in a green bottle. Now were seeing it in brown bottles, and I can say this is the Saison standard bearer.

Pours light and very vibrant with the head. Go easy on the pour! If you can wait, the head will subside in a couple minutes.

The nose has the typical Belgian yeast aroma, frutiness, amd just a tiny bit grassy.

The first taste is Belgian, ever so slightly sour. The body is quite full and robust, indicative of the 6.5%. The finish stays with you - in a very good way.

While some may argue the ABV is higher than a traditional saison, this brew is amazing.

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Photo of abrethanson
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured this bottle against my Spring Hopper Saison as comparison.

A: Golden straw hue with excellent clarity. Active carbonation bubbles lifting to the fluffy white head. Pours very carbonated. Homebrew shares golden straw hue but clarity is hazy with fairly active carbonation. Dupont wins on giant foam head.

S: Dank and skunky per wife's comments. A little yeast and grassy / earthy notes. Homebrew is more robust / complex. Homebrew has more apparent notes of cloves and yeast breadiness to aroma. *I have no sense of smell.

T: That dank / funky aroma carries over nicely to flavors. Citrus, herbal, grassy, slight breadiness, and complimented very well by light hop bitterness notes sprinkled throughout. Sessionable as alcohol is hidden very well. Similar to smell - Homebrew is slightly more robust / filling with a more "homebrew" flavor. Yeast / breadiness flavors are also more apparent. Dupont finishes much dryer, lighter, and slightly more sessionable.

O: Dupont is the benchmark of a historical and inspiring beer. Great for the seasoned beer nerd or rookie just wanting something drinkable. Sessionable, well balanced, and just enough complexity to make it interesting & fun. Dupont is a legend but I think Spring Hopper Saison held up well and gives inspiration for the future!

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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I guess its the season of Saison. I have seen them popping up by American brewers for the last month or so. My first intro to this style was a few years back and it was interesting. At first I thought it had gone bad. The funk man! I realized later that it is common for Belgian and Belgian style beers to have this earthy funkiness and this beer is no different.

Look: Color is golden with lots of carbonation, when I opened it the suds just kept pouring out like champagne.

Smell: There you have it, it catches you there at least it does me. One think I have learned to appreciate of Belgian beers is that herbal funky smell.

Taste: Very drinkable, smooth, and not too boozy for 6.5% although in the times in which we live that is not all that much alcohol. Fruity, funky, with some bitterness, but not very much at all. The bottle gives more of a history rather than what it contains, nevertheless the history lesson is interesting.

Overall impression is I do like this style and could drink more of it. I like the clove, tropical fruit, and funk mix. Its also very smooth which makes it a warmer weather beverage. This is supposed to be the quintessence of the style and I do like that about it. Some of the American breweries that are making the style are mucking it up with all these herbal additions, leave the yeast to do the job my friends and it should speak for itself. This is a good overall beer.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,265 ratings