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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

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#1,242
Reviews:
1,639
Ratings:
4,252
pDev:
10.53%
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4.18
 
 
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Photo of Nass
2.49/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

This will be my first and last saison/farmhouse ale. I like Belgian sour ales but the saison/farmhouse style of beer is just too much for my palate to handle. Too barnyard funky for my taste buds to handle. C- (70-74)

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gvickery
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very hard to find in my area and quite pricey. $17 for a 4 pack of 11.2 oz bottles, yikes. It is a medium golden color with a slight haze. It has a head that appears almost solid that never seems to disappate. There is a constant stream of tiny bubbles coming up from the bottom. The smell is slightly sweet with some estery clove and banana that you get from a Hefeweizen. It also has some malty grain and fresh cut grass as well. The initial taste is similar to a Hefeweizen but then you get a barnyard type of hay flavor followed by some hop bitterness that reminds me of an ipa. The bitterness subsided and it finishes fairly dry. It doesn’t get much more complex than this. I still prefer Tank 7. Glad I tried it, might try it again if I can catch it on sale.

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Photo of amesetz
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Finally. Ventured to City Beer store and grabbed one of these bad boys. Recommended by a coworker and glad I picked it up. Such a clean authentic yeast profile. Had plenty of saisons before and this is like a gathering of all the best parts of all the others. Just the look of it is amazing. Looks like the head will retain for hours (it will be in my belly too quickly to actually test that, though).

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Photo of bendnorman
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of K-Money
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Heftklammer
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alault
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lebriarjr
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked and caged bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "bottled on" date "11 2016".

APPEARANCE: pours a gorgeous hazy, straw color with billowing white head, I was not careful on the first pour and it was more than four fingers, highly carbonated like champagne, world class retention, there is moderate lacing on the glass, does not get much better than this.

SMELL: brown sugar, bread, fruity, some banana and wet hay.

TASTE: initially sweet and fruity then bread and some understated farmhouse funk, finishes dry.

PALATE: medium body and highly carbonated.

OVERALL: this is a world class Saison, there is none better than this that I have found so far, I nearly gave this a perfect score on appearance, I never give perfect scores because do not believe in perfection, this beer made me waver, it smelled wonderful and the taste was spectacular, this beer has the "farmhouse funk" you expect from this style but it's understated so the fruity taste dominates and it finishes dry, I also appreciate that the ABV is 6.5%, I will have this again very soon and will recommend to everyone I know who likes this style.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium golden amber with a three finger white head that slowly dissipates to a thick cap with heavy lacing. Aroma of grainy malt, green apple, earthy and lightly white vinous. Flavor follows with grainy malt with light huskiness, apple, a hint of lemon, saison yeast, lightly earthy with light grassy and floral hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A classic saison from an ancient brewery, this is beautifully made and true to style. The grainy malt changes flavor over the taste, first with wheat and grain, then light fruit flavors and finally light hopping. Many years ago, after I gave up on saisons after having a few domestic ones that lean to tartness, I happened on a Dupont saison (don't remember the exact one, could have been this one) and my eyes were opened to the more traditional grain based, lightly funky versions of farmhouse ales. I'm surprised I haven't reviewed this one before, but it is great to revisit it. Really refreshing and flavorful.

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

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ctmiami
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy light amber color, the nose is amazing, coffee and cacao, is that crazy or what. The taste adds some hint of caramel. This is really good beer. Pricey but worth it . Rather drink this and leave my children less. Nicely crafted beer

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Photo of JimKal
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a significant head typical os saisons. Very pleasant to look at in the glass. The taste seems to hit my sweet spot, not over the top. If it weren’t for the cost this could be a daily favorite. Not overly aromatic but you can tell your drinking a saison before the first taste.

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Photo of Briancooper45
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good

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Photo of Determined419
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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