Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

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

Poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance. Golden straw in color, crystal clear. Pours with a huge head which fills 3/4 of the glass. The head dissipates slowly by breaking into largeer chunks of foam and leaving a thick lacing on the side of the glass. Quite a beautiful thing to watch happen. Tons of effervescent bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Very champagne like.

Smell. Very fruity up front, with ripe grape and cherry. A clean and abrupt sour smell permiates the nostrils for a bit. Some bready malt lies in the background.

Taste. Starts out with a sweet flavor of just ripe fruit, again with grape and cherry. Just a hint of bitterness is added to a very crisp beer. Some very reserved funkiness is present throughout, but is mostly taken over by a fruity and floral backbone. Also in the background is a bready malt backbone which serves as the baseline for all of the other flavors. The finish is semi-dry, with some of the sweetness that is present throughout lingering.

Mouthfeel. Not as champagne like as I would have expected. The carbonation is more creamy than effervescent, which I actually enjoy more.

A truly complex and enjoyable beer. Straddles the border between sipper and clean easy drinker. Just a hint of something wild in the yeast department brings me coming back for sip after sip.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice. Poured a massive 3" white velvet head with extremely long life and big merengue floaters. The body is a hazy raw sienna yellow color with a faint glow. It smells mildly of grass and grain. Taste is delightful with citrus, grapefruit, grass, grain, and a slow to reveal but long burn from a hops finish. There's a refreshing mouthfeel kind of like Perrier. A class act of a beer.

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Poured into a rather narrow style tulip but unmarked and slightly larger that those horrible “very tall and narrow” style tulips now in vogue across the known universe as far as I can tell.

Pours a rather thin head which reduces to a very thin film rapidly.
Beautiful golden grain kind of color, with a constant stream of fine bubble carbonation.

Very powerful, yeasty, distinct, French bread aroma hits you first, followed by golden malt. Very elegant and refined nose. Excellent.

Nice crisp entry on the palate of delicious, yeast dominated malt, and then as this ale warms the yeast backs off a little to allow the malt to come forward. Then the surprise! Superbly integrated hops (Belgium style) come into play. Medium full mouth feel and superb Champagne like carbonation finish it off. Delicious!

Long finish of yeast/malt/hops, with the yeast and hops dominating and lingering.

An excellent Saison. Very Champagne like in mouth feel and even some flavor components!
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12.7oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

A - Pale light gold in color, clear, with extremely high carbonation. Huge frothy head with good retention.

S - Clean crisp floral hops with some peppery spice notes. A hint of light malt, yeast, and grass.

T - Floral and grassy hops with some citrus, pepper, and Belgian yeast flavor. Rather complex. Not much malt present. Has a clean hoppy finish with a lingering grassy aftertaste.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Very prickly on the tongue. Dry finish.

O - The best Saison I've had. Everything about this beer was enjoyable. It's highly drinkable, refreshing, and tasty. I look forward to pairing this with some salmon.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,200 ratings.
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