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4.18/5
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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

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#1,297
Reviews:
1,646
Ratings:
4,272
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw body, sprite streams of carbonation, huge coarse off white head that lasts, with creamy surface tension. Fantastic aroma: biscuit, tart lemon, coriander and other spices, hay, wild yeast. Those aromas transform into the same flavors, giving it a wonderfully complex array. The finish isn't so great; a bit of bubblegum/chlorine. Still, that is an afterthought to the other flavors still occurring. Body is full, creamy, with good prickly yet delicate carbonation.
This is everything a saison should be. Each flavor is delicate by itself, but add up to a full-flavored, balanced beer with great mouthfeel. Yumtown population: Dupont.

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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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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 MFMB
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy banana yellow. The nose is of light lemon, Belgian yeast and fresh grasses.
Taste is of Belgian yeast, spicy, moms homemade banana cream pie and light grass. A little velvety on the mouthfeel. Good beer. It has that huge banana flavor that you often see in this style tho it's banana is a bit more creamy .

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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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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - A hazy lemon yellow with a nice head that takes it's time. Leaves clumps of lacing on the glass.

S - Cloves, white pepper and and a little banana and citrus. Strong odor!

T - A citrusy sour lemon taste accompanied by a hop bitterness that lingers to the finish.

M - Thin, a bit abrasive and refreshing at the same time. I wish that it were smoother.

D - It is pretty drinkable all around, More of champagne substitute than a table beer I suppose. A little too strong to session, but it could be done.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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a: huge fluffy white heads rests a upon a cloudy peach/orange body. Plenty of sediment floating around the bottom.

s: herbal, earthy, champagne-like aroma.

t: herbal and grainy upfront. fruity and slightly tart in the middle. dry and yeasty with a moderate bitterness in the finish.

m: very smooth with champagne-like carbonation.

d: full-flavored, yet still subtle. very complex. great example of the style. easy to see why it has such a great reputation.

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

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: The head constitutes about half the beer after the poor. White and fluffy. Hazy golden yellow body. Great carbonation.

Smell: Earthy with a slight brett sourness. Apples and spicy yeast.

Taste: Crisp and clean taste. Spicy yeast character. Slight fresh tart apple fruitiness.

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

492 reviews as of my posting. Short take - I agree with the consenus this is a good / great beer. All I was missing from my session was a warm summer day and an outdoor cafe table to make it perfect. Some basics for more detail
A - slightly hazy yellow, cascades of bubbles flowing up the glas that never end and a frothy white head that lasts forever.
S - A complex spicy / farmhouse yeast character with a sweetness malt and fruity aroma.
T - follows the nose but with a wonderful complexity and dryness
M - medium bodied, tons of carbonation, dry herbal finish.
D - So well done it's easy to enjoy a 750ml and feel satisfied and refreshed. Nice to not be knocked off my feet as some of the higher ABV boundry pushing beers are wont to do.

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3.61/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, topped with a cork that reads simply 2015. Pours into a Belgian tulip glass and immediately forms an enormous white, pillowy head. Beer itself is yellow and quite hazy. Flavor is mildly tart, well complemented by a healthy fizziness. Neutral and balanced, with a very clean finish, and no detectable alcohol flavor. Leaves a trace of grassiness on my lips. Saison Dupont is a class, genre defining, even. BeerAdvocate shows nearly 6000 saisons at this point, representing, I'm sure, a huge range of beers ranging from funky and outright sour to sweet and fruity. Saison Dupont is a good starting point, but truthfully, there are way more flavorful examples out there now, even without sacrificing any of the balance and cleanliness this one offers.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,272 ratings