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:
4,177
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Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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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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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 GregSemenza
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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 OBeerMeGreatOne
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Excellent gold with a lighter straw around the edges. I got a 3 1/2 finger head with superior retention. Nice webbed lacing. (Half done and the lacing still reaches the top of the mug.)

Smell: I have yeast and bread for sure. A very dry pear(? maybe ?) very earthy and interesting. It is a very inviting smell, "Come on over, drink me down buddy." I certainly will sir, I certainly will.

Taste: Smooth, tart fruit and sweet bread (not sweetbreads, but sweet tasting bread.) It is very balanced taste. Aftertaste lingers for a bit and stays pretty mellow.

Mouthfeel: Just how you would want it to be. Moderate carbonation and very very smooth. Not too syrupy going down. One of my favorite things about this Saison.

Drinkability: All day, every day (lol). I think this is a great beer for ANYBODY. I could never get tired of it. I've even thought about sticking a few in my cellar to see how they turn out with a bit of age. Mmmm Mmmm delicious!

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Photo of Morris729
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden color with a very thick and creamy white head with very good retention. The head eventually dissipates into a smaller, rocky head that sticks to the sides of the glass while drinking. Very fruity aroma with notes of clove and nutmeg. The body is light to medium with a creamy mouth feel. Fresh fruit comes through up front in the taste with notes of banana and berries mixed with a tangy spiciness. Finish is dry and crisp. Drinkablility is almost infinite. This is one of my favorite Saison style brews.

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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 Exeter
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SmashPants
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.

Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.

Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.

Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).

Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.

Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.

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Photo of ruckus232
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Photo of Quafftastic
5/5  rDev +19.6%

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

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - hazy, yellow,/gold , big foamy white head, with some retention, beautiful lacing. Sounds good to as bubbles settle.
A - funk, zest, a little sour/acidic
T - zest comes through first, yeast and funk, grass/hay flavor
F - really feel the carbonation, light body, but good mouthfeel, dry

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Photo of chrisjws
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goliath
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale orange color. A large luxurious inch and a half bright white head forms on top of this brew and lingers with good retention leaving some clumpy, spotty lace on the glass.

Aroma is really quite delicious. Notes of pear, apple, and spice are readily available. There is some great yesast and citrus notes as well. Just a huge fruity bouquet.

Taste is quite nice. Rather subtle, fruity, earthy, slightly spicey. A pleasant experience.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate to high. Good flavor and low alcohol make this beer easy to consume and enjoy at length.

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Photo of litheum94
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods. Served in a Russian River goblet.

Murky, dull golden body. Lace white head. Very rocky. Doesn't leave much on top, but it sure does leave some nice lacing.

Sharp aromas of lemon citrus. Corriander spicing. Earthy yeast, with a slight must. There's also a tart raspberry esque aroma. Light hopping, with aromas of grass. Rustic all around.

Carbonation attacks the tongue right away, making this a dry drink all the way through. Light spicing, giving a good coriander flavor without overpowering. Lemon twang and grassy hops. Cracker malt backbone, with some pepper and earthy yeast flavors. Finish is dry with citric sourness, again with just the right amount.

Easy to see how this is the benchmark of the style. This drinks amazingly well.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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

375 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/gold color. Big, dense, rich white head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Fruits (banana, peaches), yeast, and a bit of spices.

Taste: Quite spicy and yeasty, with a light bitter aftertaste. There's a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste, but it's well masked.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation and generally smooth.

Drinkability: The aftertaste with the bit of alcohol can linger for a while with can be a bit distracting after a while.

Quite an enjoyable and refreshing beer. I prefer the smell to the taste, but that fact doesn't detract too much. Definitely one to have again.

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

A- hazy golden w a dense white head that settles to a soapy disk. Some minor spotty lace.

S- tart fruity bubblegum band aid aroma, fresh grainy, bright noble hops, some melon, banana, apple, and white grape.

T- not so assertively hopped, which is good w me for the style. Some piney n grapefruit notes along with the bandaid and fruits, pale grains, the fruits being very subdued.

MF- crisp, light, and effervescent. Tightly bubbled, somewhat sticky.

D- awesome for the decent abv, very refreshing and an obvious benchmark for the style.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,177 ratings.
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