Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,177
Reviews:
1,615
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of Rschis16
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy straw yellow in color with a huge and pillowy white head on top that dissapates at a slow to medium pace. Nearly opaque in its cloudiness. The smell is interesting with a farmhousey aroma dominating, a bit skunky even. Underneath those aromas however are bright citrusy and grassy notes. Very aromatic, and the skunkiness isn't unpleasant. Its definitely got that farmhouse vibe that saisons are so well known for.

The taste is bright and lively, with lots of bright spices and complexities. The brightness comes from the lemony citrus, both sweet and a bit tart up front and in the middle. The liveliness comes from the earthy, grassy spices and high, palate cleansing natural carbonation. The spices are actually pretty simple in that it isn't incredibly in your face, but it leads to an overall complexity that is addicting, yet very easy to drink and enjoy. The yeast seems to add a very subtle Belgian funk that is more evident in the aroma than in the taste, but it is definitely there. It mingles with the citrusy hops, blending into a nice semi-bitter finish that doesn't overwhelm with funk. It is refreshingly light in the mouthfeel despite all that is going on with it, and the high carbonation makes for a very dry and palate cleansing finish. Slight aftertaste of skunkweed, but again not at all enough to go against the overall taste of this beer.

Really great saison, definitely recommended as as an easy drinking summer beer to refresh, but that also has a complex edge to it. Definitely try it if you are new to saisons as this will make you want to try more.

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

Poured into tulip

A: An easy pour yields a huge beautiful four finger head of fluffy whiteness. Simply awesome. Color is straw yellow and right on par for the style. Really nice bubbles quickly rising up to the top of the glass.

S: First impressions are of banana, yeasty bread with some spice notes. There is also the funky skunk typical of the style.

T: Belgian yeast with bread taste. There is also the fruitiness of apple and pear present. Some lemmon and spice on the finish. Alcohol is almost non existent.

M: Light creamy goodness on this one. I'm really enjoying the mouthfeel as it is dry on the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable Saison. I would recommend this to anyone who likes this style.

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

Poured from a 375 mL. corked and caged bottle (No Date) into a tulip glass.

A slow pour yields a fluffy 3-finger cream-colored head that slowly fades after a good few minutes to a thick, clumpy coating and thick collar. The body is cloudy golden apricot with tiny specks of sediment constantly tumbling about through the streams of tiny carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen between sips but little manages to stick.

Skunk and funk come together harmoniously. Aromas of green apple and sour grapes are accompanied by grainy, bready malts. An oily lemon acts as an overtone, rounding out the nose.

Funk strikes the palate at the beginning of each sip and is quickly joined by sweet and tart flavors of sour grapes and green apples. Then, a grainy malt flavor comes through with notes of crackers and fresh bread. As the beer is swallowed, pungeant green fruit flavors come out and a barnyard funk soon follows. This slowly transforms into a dry floral bitterness.

The light to medium body allows a good amount of flavor to come through while remaining refreshing. The carbonation fizzes up quite a bit when the beer is held in the mouth and gets rather foamy in the swallow.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,177 ratings.
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