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BA SCORE
4.18/5
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4,273 Ratings
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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:
#1,303
Reviews:
1,646
Ratings:
4,273
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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295
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Ratings: 4,273 |  Reviews: 1,646
Photo of mjtiernan
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a tulip. Best by 2/11 if I’m reading the stamp correctly.

A: A fairly gentle pour rendered an almost four finger head in the tulip glass. Body is golden with only a slight haze. Patches of lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Huge doses of earthy aroma. Tons of yeast. Light sweet fruit such as apple and pear. Some pepper and grassy hops. A good amount of wood and nutty characteristics. A touch of clove.

T: Complex and full flavored. The fruitiness comes through from the nose and the hops give a pronounced bite. The wood flavor is pleasant and stands out especially near the end. Not super funky, but enough to let you know it’s a saison.

M: Body is light and carb is high. It’s slightly less drinkable than many other saisons that I’ve had only because of it’s full flavors. You want to stop and think about what you’re tasting.

O: This is the second time I’ve had a Saison Dupont and it will be one that I go to again for pairing with meals or just something crisp and pleasant drink on its own.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captaincoffee
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What do you say about a beer that practically defines a style for many of us. To me, this beer has the perfect saison nose with just the right notes of yeast, spice, and esters. Aside from that, it is obviously a solid saison, although the flavor doesn't blow me away like the nose.

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Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of DavidST
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass, 2011 date.

This pours a hazy straw / pale yellow color with a large foamy head with good retention. The smell is slightly metallic or as another reviewer put it burnt rubber. Under that you get a nice sweet smelling smell, a little banana. The taste is pretty good, I do get a little banana, some peppery spices and a nice dry long finish. The feel is medium to light, lots of carbonation. Overall not bad something I'd probably try again.

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Photo of craytonic
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Great peach-apricot hazy pour, enormous craggy foam head, good lacing. Loud pop upon opening it.

Smell: Very lemony and spicy, nice light subtle funk. I get white pepper, coriander, sweet grass , hay

Taste: Similar to the smell, lemon and pepper/coriander/clove spice with sweet grass, hay and a light funk. I get some golden ruits like peach, apricot and green apples also.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thin, very creamy

Drinkability: Very refereshing and enjoyable; this is an awesome beer. Not quite fantome but widely available.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip:

Appearance: I was totally wowed by this one. Pours a vibrant straw-yellow, with one of the best heads I've seen on any beer. Big, fat suds make up a head that continues to rise for like ten or fifteen minutes. Lots of carbonation and bubbly activity present in the glass. Semi-hazy.

Aroma: one of the weakest aromas I've smelled for a beer so well rated. It smells like straight up wheaty water, perhaps with a little bit of floral character. Honestly, it's going to sound sacrilegious, but my first thought giving this a sniff was Heineken.

Taste: makes up for the smell a little bit, but it's definitely not the greatest saison I've had. It's simple, with a very straightforward flavor profile. Solid spice and some herby, grassy flavor, to go with lots of yeast and the mild fruitiness that comes with that. Finishes nice and dry, with some ester flavor.

Feel: light to medium in body, with plentiful carbonation. Finishes very dry, with lingering yeasty flavor on the palate.

Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, but didn't love it. The smell was incredibly weak, and though the flavor was actually pretty good, I do like a nice aroma off my saisons. Overall, I'd definitely drink it again, and will do so in the spring and summer.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I can see how/why this has been considered the standard for the style.
Purchased at the Beverage Depot in Flushing, NY.
I was a little concerned about the condition this beer would be in because of the green bottle and the relative lack of turnover of imports.. couldnt find a freshness date either.
My concerns melted away with a satisfying *pop*, (2005 boldly written on the cork) a thick creamy white head (which never quite goes away) and that familiar, comforting, farmhouse ale smell... slightly skunky and funky but in that good kind of way.
A good, soft blend of spices... pumpkin bread and carrot cake comes to mind.
The foam on this one is a great deal of fun to play with. It has no problem maintaining a smiley face.
Tart and smooth mouthfeel and deliciously drinkable.
$8.99 for 750mL is a tichy steep for my regular rotation... and Hennepin at $5 or less is similar and tasty in its own way...
yet a revist is schedualed.

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Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Hazy, dull, light golden-orange in color, huge frothy clingy white head that clings to the glass, flowery and yeasty aromas. Sour sweetness with flavors of grass and wheat then spicy yeast. Light body and very carbonated, clean, crisp peppery finish.

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Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of KajII
3.48/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

Poured a light cloudy yellow with a huge white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing but did leave enough residue to have fair lacing. The aroma was of a straw like malt, a nice dose of floral hops and a moldy yeast with notes of citrus and some spices. It tasted mildly bitter and acidic with hints of citrus and clove at first and finished a bitter-sour with a strong wheat note and with a nice dose of hops at the end. Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a rather fizzy carbonation. Overall a nice fit for the style, one of the better Farmhouse Ales I have tasted.

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Photo of OleDixie
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

Appearance: Pure golden sunflower in color; clear with active, champagne-like carbonation; fluffy white head retains pretty well and leaves wispy spots of lace.

Smell: Bubble gum, candy sugar, light hay and maple leaf notes. Sweet lemon-lime undertones, almost like 7-Up. Strawberries and peppery herbs.

Taste: Light and mellow. Bubble gum; blunt, resiny hops; apple juice. Pleasantly hoppy, dry but not acrid finish. I'd say it's not as complex as the nose, but it's still very good. A great susbstitute for a dry white wine when pairing with food or cooking.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp and smooth on the palate. Clean finish.

Drinkability: With a relatively low ABV and nice, light body, and refreshingly dry finish, this is an excellently sessionable summer beer.

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

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy dull gold as a showcase with very thick fluffy off-white head with very good retention, the head just slowly sinks to eternal bubbly sheet covering the surface along with some nice lacing.

Mellow fruity ester reminds me of ripe pear and lemon, phenol with some spice, earthy yeast, and some malt in the background.

Harmoniously balance taste between yeast and malt, yeast providing a flavor of pear, earthiness, and moderate tartness while malt residing behind with some sweetness as a foundation together with a note of Belgian’s candy sugar. Hop is also there with a faint touch of clean bitterness and herbal in the middle until the end.

The body is light and well suit while the mouthfeel is softly smooth, crisp, and very refreshing with generous amount of lively carbonation, semi-dry finish.

I personally appreciate the thirst-quenching quality of this brew. I could drink this all night, very high drinkable and very tasty.

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Photo of Allurex
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Naerhu
4.78/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle.

Huge white head, lightly opaque orange body. Rapid fine bubbles, My God! are these bubbles going to take over the world??!?!?!?! Slightly opaque blonde body.

Massive hop aroma.

Wonderful rolling hop bitterness on an earthy medium-sized frame. The lacing never ends. Black pepper and so much herbal spice from the hops. They should change the name from Saison, to "these hops will beat you silly". No, not that aggressive, but definately that impressive. I believe there is pineapple and super ripe peach. These fresh fruit flavors would lead those unsuspecting drinkers to think this dry beer is sweet.

Light bodied beer, which the acidity makes all the more refreshing. Amazing that the lightness of the body holds up great hops flavors while still retaining balance.

I could sell my soul for this brew. Okay, maybe not my soul, but definitely your soul.

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Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kornkid8600
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,273 ratings