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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

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,234
Reviews:
1,637
Ratings:
4,249
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Photo of JonathanL7890
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's summertime in Texas and that means I drink a lot of saisons.
Saison Dupont is one of my favs.
Poured into a gimme wine glass. Substantial head. Lots of fluffy Belgian foam.
Scent is fruity , pears, but some funkiness also.
Taste: Fruity that fades to dryness, just the right amount of sour. Fine bubbles dance on my palate.
Mouthfeel: see above. very nice.
Drinkability : drinks like a 4%abv beer. Great beer for texas summers.

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Photo of Foxtrot
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My very first Saison.

Poured a nice golden honey hue with a great big white foamy head, with ample retention and lacing. Superb carbonation added to its fantastic cap with very fine bubble action.

Aroma's are dominated by heavy yeast with some light sweetness, and spice notes to curb out the heavy yeast tones. Very light, but fantastic to observe by nose.

Taste was a big test to my palate. The flavors had changed so rapidly that I wasn't able to pin point a flavor until about half-way through the bottle. Yeasty, herbal spices form much of the taste, with grassy lemon notes following to a nice crisp bitter finish. This beer was more bolder than I thought it would be. Sometimes it's nice to have a pleasant surprise.

Mouthfeel was terrific due to the fine carbonation, really gives this beer that extra "pop".

This is a good beer with a high drinkability. The carbonation was on par, the flavor's where not cloying at anytime whatsoever, and the moderate ABV. makes this hard to beat as a good session summer beer. Cheers!

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Photo of shambeano
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into from a 750ml corked, caged bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a hazy golden yellow with about an inch of fluffy white head, which sticks around for ages. looks pretty damn good.

S- on the nose, biscuity malts form a solid backbone, some fruity yeast comes through next, clovey. finishes pretty citric. very good.

T- again some malt, followed by a fruity spicy yeast. cloves and spice. a touch of yeast funk, finishing with a nice hoppy bitterness. theres a whole lot going on her. pretty damn good.

M- on the lighter side, with a nice prickly carbonation. finishes pretty bitter and with a nice long lasting finish.

O- pretty damn good beer. there's a whole heap going on but still it remains very very well balanced. could easily drink a couple of these on a warm afternoon. impressive.

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Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of CellarGimp
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Droopy487
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of CervezaNY
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beertastegood
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been a while since I have had this particular beer. Time to get reacquainted.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a massive fluffy head that sinks to a whitecap and leaves thick lace on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: grassy, floral, lemon, musty, honey, grainy, tart...variety of aromas promise an interesting experience.

Taste: Citrus at first, followed by a strong mustiness, a nice bitter hop bite, and a wonderfully flowery hop flavor. Hint of grainy (wheat?) sweetness, then an intensely drying, hoppy, tangy, tart and bitter finish. Extremely thirst-quenching. Yeast-derived spiciness comes out as it warms up...they meld nicely with the rest of the senses.

Mouthfeel: very high carbonation and light body make this one go down easy. Drinkability is very high.

I had almost forgotten why I liked this style so much. I guess it is time for me to start brewing saisons again...

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Photo of BSUBronco
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of beerserk
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dblinkhorn
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a corked and caged 375ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours an eggshell rough soapy head. Has good retention and it takes a while to recede to a layer of lace on top of the brew. Excellent lacing on the way down...there are literally chunks of head stuck to the side of my glass.The beer is a pale straw yellow with a touch of orange. There is some debris from the yeast conditioning and naturally the beer is a bit hazy from this.

Smell - Pear, apple, and some plantain notes are present as the fruit characteristic. Prominent clove spiciness is present. A deep and rich, but subdued, raw malt character sets the foundation of the smell. Some dry floral/fruity hops is present. Little alcohol presence.

Taste - This stuff basically tastes exactly as it smells. The presence of banana reminds me a lot of some of the lighter German wheat beers. The fruitiness is of light summer fruits, as opposed to the darker ripened fruits of a dark ale. The clove spices come through more powerfully on the tongue than in the nose. Again there is a nice fruity/floral hop character that is tied with a raw but rich malt character. It has a small alcohol burn throughout the taste. The finish has moderate earthiness with some malt and fruits lingering.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied, but on the lighter side of that classification. Has a high level of carbonation, but it goes well with this style. Decent smoothness, but nothing to write home about.

Drinkability - Excellent lightness of flavors, good carbonation. I could easily drink a couple more of these babies.

A great farmhouse ale. I am really loving the apple and bear flavor with a nice clove accent on it. The malt character works to balance this well. Definitely a high-quality saison here. A must have.

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Photo of jsdunlop
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours out light yellow with a slight haze and a bit of sediment. Intense carbonation from the looks of it, nice fluffy and cloudlike head, great retention and lacing so far.
Aroma is quite fruity, nice and light notes of apples, lemons, and pears, with an enticing aroma of Belgian yeast that brings notes of clove and some earthiness to the table. Slight sulfur in the nose, but it doesn't dominate.
Taste begins with a crisp, dryness that grabs the attention of your tastebuds. Tart lemons and light citrus seem to dominate the flavor in a refreshing way. Malts are hidden well, allowing the lighter body to come through. Bit of floral hops in the taste, with a nice touch of bittering hops towards the end of the sip. Finishes quite dry and tart.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp, carbonation is intense.
Overall, this beer is highly drinkable, an awesome example of the style. Nicely balanced, light and refreshing, while not lacking in flavor or complexity. Great.

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Photo of ShameAndFailure
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of rangr514
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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

The bottles of this always open with an enormous bang, and the carbonation produces such an enormous thick white head that it always amazes me how pleasant the champagne like carbonation is to the palate. The beer pours a very hazy blonde and that huge head of course leaves a beautiful lace. The aroma has just the nicest hint of funk, along with some very earthy, fruity, and yeasty aromas. Everything is just in it's right place with the beer, and you can really tell that this recipe has been perfected over a considerable amount of time. This is not to say that this is a refined beer, because it very much is not, but this rustic nature is part of the great harmony of this brew. The flavor is at once dry and funky followed by pronounced fruitiness of apples and some citrus. There are certainly bubblegum notes but that is not to say that we are dealing with anything cloyingly sweet. Oh and it is hoppy too, the spiciness of the hops albeit is not the dominant flavor but lends well to the harmony of the dry and fruity flavors.

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Photo of OldManBike
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of RobertConway
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSUNyikos31
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jack-ruby
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

375 ml green bottle poured into a hotel glass, I was on vacation and didn't bring a correct glass :(

A: Cloudy golden straw color with a 1 1/2 finger fluffy white head, good retention and lacing throughout the glass. Small chunks of yeast on the beer.

S: Slight old/musty citrus, but not in a bad way. Virtually no alcohol smell.

T: Sweetness reminds me of a hefe without the spice. I cannot taste any spice or pepper at all, like some have stated. Kind of like champagne, without the vinegar.

M: Refreshing, mild, bubbly with carbonation. No real aftertaste at all

D: Great drinkability, light, refreshing, slightly crisp makes this a nice summertime elixer.

I am new to Belgians, especially Farmhouses. I like the style so far, and I will be seeking other Farmhouses/Saisons for future endeavors. A very enjoyable ale.

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Photo of LoveBeerNo7
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of arvidkoval
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy, bubbly, orange body with a fluffy white head.

S- Light fruity aroma, Belgian yeast esters.

T- Starts with light, sweet fruit, then moves to a slight tartness, and then a crisp, dry finish.

F- Bubbly! Refreshing.

O- Very refreshing beer, will definitely revisit in the summer.

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Photo of Orrshow
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pours a hazy straw yellow with a healthy amount of froth on the top. Lacing is quite abundant as it goes down.

Smell – The smell is nice. Grapefruit along with other citrus aromas arise prominently. There is also light pepper and yeast to go along.

Taste – At first when I sip I feel a dry sourness followed by a yeasty flavor. Pepper and other spices make an appearance as well. There is an apparent tart flavor that arises after this. Grapefruit, coriander, and orange are also present with a very slight hoppiness towards the end. The overall effect is nice.

Mouthfeel – Feels good. It’s silky, has subtle carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.

Drinkability – Great. This one could be savored or downed quickly.

I quite like this beer and it makes me much more interested in trying other Saisons.

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Photo of Pittsburgh
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is my favorite Belgian beer I've had, and maybe my favorite of all time, or close to it. I know that is high praise, but this stuff is excellent.

Every sip is amazing, light, fluffy, but good flavor, refreshing as well, I could drink this all the time during the summer. Lemony-citrus flavor working, a slight bitterness to it as well, finishing a bit sour. Overall very well balanced, all flavors mesh together very well, you can definitely taste the yeast as well. Solid, solid beer.

Amazing pour and color as well. I've had a few of the American brewers version of a farmhouse ale, and this is a whole different ballgame. I want more.

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Photo of N8DAGR8
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,249 ratings
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