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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,200
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of tlema1
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mwilbur
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 75 cL bottle into cervoise. Bottle opens with loud pop. Cork says 2005. No date on bottle.
A: Cloudy pale yellow with huge bubbly white head.
S: Strong herbal and earthy mineral notes.
T: Citrus hops, chalky earth tones. Hint of lemon. Medicinal herbs.
M: Light body, effervescent with carbonation, sour note at the end.
D: Very light, refreshing and drinkable. Nice summer beer...especially when paired with stronger foods. A little sour on the end...perhaps I cellared this one too long. Will have to try another.

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Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -28.2%

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

Sampled from a 750 mL GREEN champagne bottle purchased from Papago Brewing Company in Scottsdale, AZ. The cork says 2002.

Appearance: golden/straw colored, irradescent (really picks up the light and glows), dense off-white rocky head, SUPER head retention and resilient lacing, the head lays there like whip-cream for a long, long time

Aroma: a spicy/peppery aroma, potent floral hoppiness, slightly citrusy

Flavor: mellow malty/honey-like sweetness and a smooth smooth hop flavor, reserved bitterness in the flavor-break and finish, spicy esters, finishes semi-dry, bitterness stays on the lips from contacting the foamy head

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, tingly/spritzy carbonation, slight astringency felt on teeth, really wakes up your palette

Drinkability: very refreshing and drinkable, would be a great lawn-mower beer for beer conisseurs with lawns

Additional notes: this is one of my favorite beers and has inspired my current foray into saisons. Even skunked to hell (yeah, damn green bottles), this beer is remarkable and lusciously tasty. If I could find a bottle that had NEVER seen even the dimmest beam of light, I think I would immediately transcend to beer heaven.

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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 thoglund
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilermaker88
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presented in a caged and corked 750ml bottle. Cork had "2-004" stamped on it. Poured into a goblet, this saison had a light amber, almost champagne-like color, vigorous carbonation, and a blooming frothy white head that quickly receded but had a never-say-die preseverence. Very nice to look at.
The nose was vaguely fruity but the main component was a combination of yeasty, dusty malt notes and a sharp herbal aroma. Some hints of citrus also played around the periphery.
The taste was rather like a tripel. Some real faint fruit-inspired sweetness up front, a mild malt base with that dusty flavor transitioning over from the nose, and finishing with the soft spiciness of coriander and white pepper and a bolder, harsher herbal bite. The feel was light treading toward medium in body, round and creamy, thanks to the abundant carbonation.
Overall, this saison was quite drinkable, especially on a night with temps in the 80's. Saison Dupont rates the reputation it has garnered.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can't believe that I have never reviewed this beer...

From a 750ml bottle.

Deep hazy orange with a voluminous snow white head. Big chunky lace on the glass and lots of sediment settles at the bottom of the glass. Lots of citrus in the nose. Lemon and orange rind, some understated coriander.

Body is thinner than I expected. Bitterness present throughout, a sweet spiciness but muted from when fresh. Some lemony and orange rind citrus. Lightly earthy and yeasty. Crisp mouthfeel. Sweet spice in the finish.

A favorite.

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

Photo of Stigs
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz-ish pour at Sharp Edge - served in a branded Dupont mini-pint glass

A - solid finger of fluffy white foam, sticks around for a bit and leaves random spotty lacing behind. the beer is slightly hazy, bright gold in color.

S - notes of lemon zest, grassy and herbal hops, yeast, light spice

T - crunchy grain, bright grassy and earthy hops with a kiss of pine. freshly picked pears and slightly phenolic yeast.

M - thinnish body with moderate punchy carbonation, finishes clean and on the dry side.

D - give me more! clean, refreshing, lively, and yummy. i want this pouring out of sides of my house for hot summer days.

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

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

Sunshine wheat colored beer. Thick, foamy, bright white head. The aroma was a combination of fresh hops and spring fields. The flavor contains just the right amount of citrus hops that fades into a clean and refreshing aftertaste. The body is on the light side of moderate and the beer has a good amount of carbonation. Overall a light and refreshing beer perfect for those warmer days.

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Photo of bort11
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml corked bottle, poured into a Duvel tulip. Tall fluffy white head, great legs but only spots of lacing. Color is a murky and hazy golden yellow. Even through thehace carbonation jumps from the bottom of the glass.

Smell has a dried green apple tartness with a slight sour funk. There is some more green aromas. Parsley and celery. Taste is rightfully fruity, yet very dry. There are pear skins and coriander. Still a bit of horse blanket funkiness.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing with a bone dry finish. This is great for the summer.

Blipped "Time of the Season" by The Zombies. It's a classic!

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Photo of KeefD
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Saison DuPont glass. A whipped cream head develops and reaches above the rim of the glass. Hazy pale orange/yellow with sparkling carbonation bubbles and many fine particulates floating around. Aroma of banana and a dry yeasty funky sourness. Taste is tart, hints of banana and spice, slightly warming from the alcohol Fills the belly with joy. Goes down super smooth despite the high carbonation. A delicious farmhouse ale. Refreshing and highly recommended.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with a voluminous off white head of tightly packed bubbles. The head erupts up from the liquid to make a beautiful towering pillow of rocky foam, and leaves beautiful lace in its wake. The Aroma is wonderful. Fruity and funky with a pleasant graininess. Green apple, pear, citrus, a perfume of floral and herbal aromas and white pepper all mingle in my nostrils. The flavor seems to be both delicate and robust at the same time. It has a tart and slightly lactic attack that gives way to a wonderful grainy malt profile. Herbal hops and notes of pear and citrus also mingle about in my mouth. Peppery spice and lemon grass are also there, and I find it hard to describe all the flavors as they seem to transform as I sip. The body is on the light side of medium and mouthfeel is full of carbonation. It is a bit tingly on the tongue, but at the same time it's also smooth. Super drinkable and super delicious. The first time I bought this beer it was skunked and it scared me away for awhile, but tasting it now, I think it is worth the risk.

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Photo of amishbooze
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Benesi88
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of smb71481
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BMoney575
3.37/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on 3-28-08

Pours a very cloudy and very fizzy pale gold. A massive white foam head sits on top, leaving no real lacing.

Smell is slightly skunky at first, and then a Belgian sweetness comes through. Subtle, but very enjoyable.

Taste is a bit of a surprise. I was expecting sweet Belgian, but this is very, very bitter. Almost too bitter. The subtle flavors that give the beer character are almost completely covered up.

Mouthfeel is good, maybe a bit too carbonated for the style.

Drinkability is decent, but the bitterness is just a shame.

Overall, I was hoping for alot more. Probably pretty good underneath, but just doesn't work.

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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 neonbrown82
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2004 edition, according to the cork. New selection available at John's Grocery. Poured beautifully into my new Duvel tulip (thanks, Mr. Chalice Whore!). Had a massive three finger fluffy head with great subsequent lacing. The head receded to a marshmallow dome in the middle of the tulip. Oh yeah, it's also a hazy golden straw color with what seems to be a sediment-free beer.

The smell needs a bit of warming up before it really starts to open up, but it never really seems to get to full throttle. Smells very spicy and yeasty. Very "belgian," to be cliche. It literally smells like a farmhouse. Makes me nostalgic of back home on the parent's farm, though that may sound quite redneck considering I'm from Iowa.

The taste is a bit funky, but not in a bad way. Spicy. Yeasty. Bready. A bit sweet; a bit bitter in the finish. It is quite dry as well. Remnicient of Ommegang Hennepin.

This is quite good. It is recommended with all grilled foods, according the bottle. Consequently, I have many Flemmish recipes that call for Dupont as an ingredient, so I will have to do some experimenting in the future. If you can get this beer and don't mind a bit of funk, definitely go for it.

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