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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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this in Totowa since I had never tried this before. I loved the cork and wire mesh top and even though this took a long time to down, this was completely worth it. This beer had a gorgeous cloudy golden hue and the textbook Saison taste that I expected from this, to go with the sediment on the bottom of the bottle.

This had a great pour to it that went beyond what I anticipated. The hue was golden and perfectly cloudy with one of the strongest and long-lasting heads that I've ever seen on a beer - hands down. Once I let it settle a bit and took a sip, there was a lot to process here. Banana, clove, grass, and straw all quietly vied for my attention. Underneath all of this was a lingering sourness that faded into a very funky and earthy aftertaste. Between that and the body, this took quite a while to drink.

The alcohol was a bit strong in this but almost undetectable underneath everything else that was going on. While this style of beer isn't quite for the novice, anyone who is a fan of this style ought to seek out and enjoy this as soon as possible. It's a textbook example of the style and worth the sight and sensory experience.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Wreckoncile
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into tulip

A - Pours a hazy gold color with a fluffy 2 finger foam the takes some time to dissipate and leaves a little lacing around the glass. A touch of sediment found near the bottom of the glass upon pouring. Bright and beautiful appearance.

S - A strong lemongrass note right up front with a tart note of belgian funk to round out the nose. The pale malt smell lingers underneath that earthy funk throughout.

T - The lemon and grassy flavors dominate, but also a note of banana and even some white grape. The first sip was almost champagne like in its grape note, but the lemon and earthy/grassy flavor covers it quickly. A slightly tart finish with some trademark funkiness.

M - Dry, and yet crisp and refreshing. That champagne quality detected in the taste was even more apparent in the mouthfeel given the bubbly and dry aspect of this beer.

O - This is generally considered among the signature widely available saisons and for good reason. My only gripe with it is that its dryness prevents it from being that ideal thirst-quenching choice, which is what a "farmhouse" ale always strikes me as needing. But it's a trivial ding as overall this is a finely made saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of chebode2
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thumbs up for the brown 11.2 oz bottle!

Golden yellow body with a huge bright white head. The bubbles are just going nuts on this thing and since I poured it into the Duvel tulip that is aiding it even more.

Lots of lemon, grass, and mustiness going on.

More lemon along with some more fruity flavor. It's got a bready malt character towards the middle. A light funk going on, but not as much as in the aroma so it super easy to down. Spicy and chalky feeling yeast.

Crisp and refreshing. Light body with a heavy dose of bubbles. Finishes dry.

This is a bad mutha...and it's even more awesome not having to deal with green bottles.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of MaximalC
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a translucent golden color with a generous frothy, white head. The zesty aroma of coriander and mild citrus comprise a light and invigorating bouquet. Vigorous carbonation accentuates a spiced flavor that matches the aroma. Belgian yeast character asserts itself up front. There's some citrus and banana, but they're well-controlled and not cloying as is sometimes the case. The finish is crisp and dry, giving the palette ample opportunity to reset between sips. A nebulous, mild barnyard funk manifests itself as the glass warms, adding a touch of complexity. A hint of pepper is lurking somewhere in there as well. This is a very crisp and refreshing saison, well-deserving of the stellar reputation that preceded it. Impossible to turn down on a warm summer's day.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Morey
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

INFORMATION: Brewed at one of Europe’s last true farmhouse breweries. This beer has been brewed since 1844! The Saison style was brewed during the Winter, with the intention to serve them to the field workers in the Summer months. The brewery states that their yeast undergoes refermentation in the bottle, and is capable of storing in your cellar “for a long time” while different characteristics develop along the way.

APPEARANCE: Green 750 ml cork and cage bottle with noticeable sediment on the bottom. The cork shot at least 50 to 60 ft. in the air when I popped it! Good thing I decided to drink this bay boy outside. Poured a lemon yellow straw color with a cloudy appearance. There was initially a good four fingers of white foam following a gentle pour. Lots for carbonation bubbles streaming upwards. There’s some head retention after each sip, but it’s pretty short lived.

AROMA: Sour lemon, dew soaked grass, hay, wheat, and other funky farm smells.

TASTE: Tart lemon and citrus up front. There’s a fizzy carbonation that massages the tongue and then proceeds to sweep over the rest of the palate. I’m getting some funky-fruit sourness as well as wheat and straw towards the middle. Very mild hop bitterness near the back. Semi-dry and refreshing finish.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-thin body with a fizzy and semi-aggressive carbonation.

MOREY’S BOTTOM LINE: It had been a while since I’d had this, and it’s even better than I remembered. It’s sour, funky, fruity, and most of all….refreshing. Definitely a top example within the style, and well worth the $8.99 that I shelled out for this bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 4,208 ratings
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