Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
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Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of andpit
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Barraclou
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml (26oz) "champagne wine" bottle. 6.5% ABV

Appearance: A cloudy white / pale yellow colour with way too much white foam. When correctly poured, I got 2/3 foam head on a 1/3 fluid body. It dissappeared slowly.

Smell: A mix of yeast and alcohol.

Taste: It is very balanced. Yeast, bread, bitter hops tastes with some citrus (lemon) in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Excellent thin and creamy mouthfeel. It is easy to drink and very tasty.

Drinkability: Maybe because that's my first saison style beer, but I think that I didn't found all the qualities of this product yet. I didn't dislike what I drank.

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

750ml, Has anyone ever confused this with a hefeweizen? Color and palate seem very similar. I've had this beer plenty of times but my 1st rating of it when the beer is in front of me. Aroma is captivating. Some slight bitter and off flavors on the finish. Floral, hay, summer day in the mountains cool refreshing type of beer, yet still showing a lot of hops. Could see how this could be considered the model all other Saison's are produced from. There is a weight and concentration I can't remember any other Saison having. I believe the cork was branded with the year, 2008. Very nice feature.

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Photo of PunkFloyd
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Mikeyson4
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of bsnone
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MO5290
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of benlhoest
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of JScoot
2/5  rDev -52.2%

Photo of Wonka
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cork dated 2004
sampled on 11-25-07

Appearance – lasting, frantic rush of carbonation through the golden straw body; rocky white head; chunky lace

Smell – exciting nose with a weave of Belgian sugar and spice along with pear/apple, hay and yeast; breathe it in throughout the glass and witness the evolution of balance

Flavor – prominent yeast; fruity tartness runs the full course; light grain and paper enter at the close; spice starts early and holds for the close; hops have been pushed back over the 3 years of aging

Mouthfeel & Drinkability – pleasant, consistent and mostly delicate (slight crisp) presence of carbonation which cleanses the palate; the carbonation and the lack of an expected dry close set the table for drinkability

The appearance, tartness and mouthfeel may have a staunch wine lover considering a bottle or two. Saison DuPont and broiled shrimp are a solid pairing.

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

A: Extremely large, rocky white head that leaves tons of chunky lacing. Pale golden yellow with tons or rising carbonation.
S: Spiced pear, some tart apple, as well as earthy scents and a generic herbal smell.
T: Complex flavors of spiced fruit-pear and apple, some phenolic flavors, some earthy flavors and an herbal overtone. Dry grainy flavors as well and some champagne like flavors too. A light fresh tarness is found throughout.
MD: Mouthfilling and dry.
Overall: One of the best examples of the style. On par with Hennepin, but different in ways. If you like the style you'll love this one.

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Photo of Altenor
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jpoole18
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Straight 4s. Definitely a very good beer, but it just didn't tip the scales to outstanding.

I think this is what Ommegang was shooting for with Hennepin, as i'd had Hennepin on multiple occasions before ever getting a sip of this, and that's what this reminded me of.

Only this is a bit deeper and more complex than Hennepin. Something sort of woodsy here. Doug nailed it, there's hint of tree bark in here. Lightly spicy.

I prefer saisons with at least a hint of sourness, and this had none. But of course it was still a pleasure to drink last brew day.

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

Pours cloudy pale golden with frothy head. Aroma is a quite fresh bouquet of anise, cloves, juniper, peaches, rosewater, and grass. Flavor has a clean character, with notes of lemon; slightly astringent, with a mild hop flavor, and a lightly sour finish. These combine for a refreshing character. Great summer (or anytime) beer!

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Photo of Parrotshake
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer has been a favourite of mine for a while, but I've never really been able to find it consistently and therefore have held onto the bottles I've found for special occasions, much to my chagrin. It's just so damn enjoyable. I recently read The Brewmaster's Table, and Garrett Oliver talks about taking a half dozen bottles down to Mexico and drinking them on the beach, "laughing as I blast the cork into the surf". I can dig that.

Cork makes a hell of a pop as I let it out. I turn away for a second to flip some lamb chops on the grill and when I come back the beer is overflowing steadily. Pours a pale gold with tiny black bits suspended in it, with a monstrous, slightly off-white head. The inside of the glass is entirely white with lacing after I'm done.

Smell is pretty subdued. Grainy/bready, a bit of dirt and some fruit, but muted. Least interesting aspect of this beer, to me.

Opens with a big pie crust flavor, flour-y red apples, spicy, slightly peppery, then wheat and a touch of the banana flavor that comes with it. Alcohol in the finish - no burn, but alcohol in the way that a sip of a good Tripel sometimes feels like you've just had half a glass of white wine. There's a slight underlying acidty throughout, and a creeping bitterness (mixed with that banana flavor) in the finish. So much to like about it.

Biggish creamy mouthfeel, tiny bubbles work over your tongue and get you ready for more. I could keep drinking this forever. Classic. Awesome.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BrownBottle
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beer64nut
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PlaywrightSam
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Very cloudy yellow, lots of head and lacing. Smell is very light malt, bread, candy sugar, lemon citrus, lots of yeast. Taste is pretty similar, lots of citrus, herbs, very light malt, yeasty. Some interesting dry bitterness at the finish. Very coarse, high carbonation. All in all, this is just an incredibly clean, crisp, refreshing farmhouse ale. Great beer for hot weather.

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Photo of kendellmarie
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ScotB260
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of yeagerbm
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky hazy yellow with dense white head and brown sediment accumilation at the bottom of my belgian glass. Had a good fruity smell, with pineapple and banana along with alcohol. Similar in taste with maybe some lemony twang to it. Some characteristics as the hefeweizens but with more citrusy alcohol notes. very flavorful and drinkable with a good buzzing alcohol kick.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 4,209 ratings
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