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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,200
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vine & Barley Stuart. Hazy pale yellow. Smells of grassy hops and strong banana yeast aromas. Tastes much the same. Grassy hop throughout. Sweet, doughy bread flavor. Yeasty finish with banana and a little more grassiness. Medium body. One of the standards of the style in my book.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged 6 months : Hazy golden color with storming activity and lots of floating yeast detritus (poured a bit too much). Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with light legs, but thick lacing and a good swirl response. Flavors of apples, pears, green grapes, honey, sweet grains, wild yeast, wheat, coriander, and floral hops. Slick and smooth well rounded medium body with extra crispy carbonation, almost champagne like. Medium strength finish, slightly vinous, thick sugary grains, light hay and bardyard feel, flowery with a hint of cheese. Starts highly fruity with a light sourness, then the spices gradually develops on the tongue, making a highly complex spectrum of flavors. Incredible balance and perfectly intensified (even with the yeast). It's not the funky, heavily yeasty type of Saison, more fruity and subtle. Overall exquisite quality craft, a guideline for Saison styles, ultimate Belgian interpretation.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single serve bottle into a tulip.

Pours an outstanding hazy gold color--like a ripened peach. A big but quickly disappearing head gives way to outstanding lacing down the side of the glass. This is a beautiful beer.

Tart green apple aromas are balanced by sweet phenolic notes like pear and hints of tropical fruit. The aroma is subdued, which might be the only knock.

The flavor is rather sweet for the style, but still hits most of the right notes. Sour apple tartness with hints of tropical fruitiness and lots of white pepper spiciness from a particularly zesty yeast note. This might be one of the most yeasty saisons I've ever had and that is no problem with me. Nothing else about the brew is remarkable, except perhaps the lack of characteristic funk, but still, pretty good and balanced.

The mouthfeel is perhaps the best thing about the beer other than its look. It's very light, crisp, and champagne-like in its carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles. Eminently drinkable.

This is an outstanding saison, though not a daring unique one.

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Photo of Junior
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mtn
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured hazy bright yellow with a very large white head. Presentation is nice, but the foam didn't linger around too long.

Aroma: sweet with strong aromas of yeast and bread. As it warmed up, it become more of a lemon sweet bread.

Taste: mildly yeasty with just a touch of citrus and finished with notes of sweetened bread. Also notes of champagne. The flavors aren't overly spicy or assertive like other farmhouse ales I have tried. Really easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied, spritzy, and satisfying.

Overall: solid beer. Would never consider myself to say a beer is "true to style." But this seems to be one of them. Very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of EastmanCraftBeerClub
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Average rating from 12 members of the Eastman Craft Beer Club.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
06/30/17
Vetri , Philadelphia, PA
Beer pairing with Tasting Menu

1/6

Skunk aroma is strong and offputting at first, but you slide into it over the first few ounces. Strong Belgian Yeast. Notes of bread, apricot.
Mellows in taste.
Medium to Full bodied.

Paired with Prosciutto Cotto.

**

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Playboymanbaby
3.4/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metalsnota
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew pours light golden brown. Huge pale head on top. Muffin top style. Nose is of apricot and the all too familiar belgian yeast. The description on the bottle is right on the mark, "a big fruity bouquet, taste starts fruity but ends dry and very clean with a light refreshing body". If a hefeweizen was given a sharper bite it would be this. If you are looking for a solid brew, it is here guys and gals.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle into Libbey tulip
unidentifiable date code
L- pours a hazy orange with a huge head, that quickly dissapates into white cap
S- loads of yeast, dryness that some would say is 'crackery', and lemon
T- sweet & yeasty, I'm not gonna lie this reminds me of a Hefewiezen, and continues with some funk, a hint of the lemon shows up as well, with slightest hop bitterness on the finish
F- super creamy and effervescent, with a nice dry tingle
O- this is a classic for a reason, a complex Saison that is the benchmark for the style

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Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopOnTheCraftBeerTrain
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this beer overall, but this bottle may have been rather old, as I did not get the most intense aroma. In fact, I really got nothing on the nose. Looks very pretty, with a big, bubbly white head. Taste is light to medium body and smooth. Definitely some hops and spices, but I am not a huge fan of the carbonated mouth feel. Thought it went down rather rough. Honestly kind of a letdown considering the price.

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Photo of MJ64
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neurobate
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a huge head! The foam rose about 2 solid inches. . . And sustained itself for quick a bit.

Overall, I was expecting more but it was good. Nothing special or great in my opinion.

The feel was very nice. Medium body, refreshing, medium carbonation.

Can't say much about flavor, mind to light fruit notes. . .

Good but I would not buy again.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,200 ratings.
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