Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
4,220 Ratings
Saison DupontSaison Dupont

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a good amount of skunkyness in it, with some wheat and grain notes mixed in. The flavor is unfortunately the same. This is yet another skunked Saison Dupont. This is the third separate bottle I have purchased in an attempt to rate this beer fairly, but after wasting $25+ on skunked beers, I have come to the conclusion that if the brewer is dumb enough to put a beer in a green bottle, they deserve a horrible rating if the beer is skunked. Other than the skunked notes, there is a little citrus and spice. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, a gross, yet I can’t say unexpected, beer. Shame on me for buying bottles three times.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison. relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless. crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. not world class terrority but for me a great, easy-going summer brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A gorgeous pale golden color pours to the glass with a slight haze to it. Wheat colored in the glass with noticeable carbonation and a massive four finger head that lasts for days. A pleasant cloudiness to the head.

Up front on the aroma, strong Belgian yeast notes. Cloves, bananas and somewhat of a band aid scent. It's deeper than that though with notes of spice and an almost tropical fruit lingering in the background

Very Belgian tasting. Cloves, bananas and a slight fruit coming in. Almost like passionfruit but very faint. A slight tartness here with a green apple flavor but not in a negative way. Very tasty. Slight band-aid taste. No bitterness to speak of. It goes down extremely smooth.

Extremely effervescent. My first clue was the cork popping like a champagne bottle, my second, the massive head that never quits. It's so light and refreshing.

A wonderfully priced, super refreshing saison with a classic background. Really a great example of the style and something that's going into my regular rotation being a saison lover.

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Pour is that cloudy goodness that I expect. The smell isnt as robust as I thought it would be. Balanced, but lots of German Hefe (banana and bubble gum) esters.

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Appearance: 330mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Colour is a hazy yellow-orange with a thin wispy head. No visible carbonation.

Smell: A nice and mellow, musty yeast aromas is the most prominent backed by some malts that are sweet, and a certain, fruity tartness.

Taste: Very clean and crisp flavours of spice, yeast, malt, and bitter alcohol in that order. Aftertaste lingers as a bitter yeast. Finishes dry.

Overall: I was a little underwhelmed with the flavours of this brew but they weren't bad by any means. This beer is incredibly balanced and the whole thing develops as it gets closer to room temperature.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pour looks quite a bit like ginger ale. Cloudy golden color with a bubbly white foam and visible carbonation.

S - Smells of earthy spice, musty straw, and sour fruits.

T - Not all that excited by this. The taste felt overly mellow, and had a bit of a sugary feel that seems a bit off as compared to the musty grains, citrus, and other components of a traditional saison.

M - Easily drinkable, but slightly thin. I was not interested in a second one, though it does pair well with light food.

O - Surprising to me, I felt it was a middle of the road example of the style. I'm curious if it not being bottled and having the sediment of yeast has a tangible affect. I'll pass on this one.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,220 ratings
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