Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 4,208 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:
#1,173
Reviews:
1,625
Ratings:
4,208
Liked:
3,853
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
10.53%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
634
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 4,208 |  Reviews: 1,625
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 cavedave
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge billowy white head that relaxes to a lasting cap. Fuzzy lace designs are left on glass.

Funk and rounded tart, a touch of lemon-lime, merest hints of candi sweet make a wonderful aroma.

Mmm, the funk in the taste is more earthy than barnyard, strong presence, joined by vinous and light tart notes, with a background of light bitter and citrus hints.

Very dry character, light body, refreshing, high carb., and clean finish give this a mouthfeel that enhances the flavor very well.

European style saison that is a highly drinkable and delicious treat.

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

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergeek279
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a tulip glass. The color was golden, with a wispy white head. The smell was flowery and fruity, with a very slight funkiness. The taste was somewhat sour, with hints of a nice estery taste, and a strong yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated. As for drinkability, especially with the relatively low ABV, I could have several of these.

Though I prefer Fantome by a nose, Saison duPont seems to be the more consistent product of the two. Needless to say, I'd be happy drinking either one. I'd been looking forward to trying duPont for a while, since I'd first seen it in the cooler at Burgh's, and it's certainly convinced me of the merits of farmhouse beers, which I may have passed over looking for doubles/triples/quads. A great summer beer.

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Photo of tronester
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a hint of orange. A super creamy, soft white head crowns the beer. Smells of an aromatic Belgian yeast strain. Taste is quite dry, flavors from spices, and a grassy, earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, high carbonation. Quite drinkable, a good Saison that I would get again.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CreekyJarls
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GPHarris
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy and almost soapy off-white head into a tulip. the body was hazy and gold.
s - yeasty, cloying, metallic with a hint of flowers.
t - spicy and sweet.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - intense on the palate but in a good way.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jrand2621
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Skunkdrool
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of wertschy
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

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

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison. relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless. crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. not world class terrority but for me a great, easy-going summer brew.

(originally reviewed: 05-10-2011)

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Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bobhits
2.62/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amazing amount of carbonation, a HUGE head, and white wine color. Looks a lot like Duvel, so boring color and body but crazy head and carbonation.

Starts, like some kind of trash that went bad smell. After that it mellows into a sour, sweet, wheat, and some hoppy kind of aroma. Belgium yeast is definitely in there.

Sour. A good bit of hops. As I drink this the sour goes to just a really really citrus flavor. Not a certain fruit comes out, just the sour citrus lemon tingle mixed with bitterness from hops and yeast leaving a weird bready flavor.

Well carbonated, moderate body, the carbonation really make this a fun beer to drink.

Surprisingly drinkable.

I am sure I'll never get this beer again. It is so far from a style I like it's not funny. This is pretty darn weird flavored, and without the hops there's nothing to save this beer. Thankfully the hops save things. They take a lot of off putting flavors and somehow mix them together. I think I understand why this beer is well ranked, but it just isn't for me. Bottom line, buyer be ware. This isn't a beer for "advanced pallets" it's a beer for those that enjoy this style of beer. If you're not one, don't wasn't your money.

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Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of wafers
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of KevChiTown
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of therica
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very fine offering, given to me as a gift.

The look is really nice-- a sort of rich orangish gold, with a hefty fluffy lathery white head.

The smell was amazingly nice. It reminded me of a lot of the really decent old local beers of decades ago. Very herbal-spicy musty hops florals.

Taste was great, although I was surprised that it didn't seem to match the scent very much. A great combination of hops bitters and complementing sweetness, with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

Great mouth-feel, very clean.

Very drinkable.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 4,208 ratings
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