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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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4,233 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,210
Reviews:
1,633
Ratings:
4,233
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy (unfiltered) pear hue with a bone-white three-finger fluffy head. Generous amounts of lacing are left on the glass.

Smell: Some hops, some skunk, medicinal/yeast qualities, almost a smokiness to it. Not really any "horseblanket" smell though.

Taste: Reminds me of the first farmhouse ale I had at McKenzie Brew Pub in PA. It's a bit tart and very fruity; you can taste various fruits, such as apricots and plums. Then there is a slightly medicinal flavor, I'm guessing the yeast (reminds me of Orval). Is this the flavor everyone refers to as "horse-blanket?" Because I can't discern any...barnyard flavors at all. No bitterness present, slightly watery.

Mouthfeel: Moderate to light body, high carbonation, watch out when you pour as it probably will overflow. Crisp.

Overall: Yet another saison that I am impressed with. No off-putting smells or flavors to me, no "horse-blanket" to be found here. Just delicious and crisp fruitiness with a definite tart bite. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of crvcac
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap in La Jolla Village at a little place called the Public House.

Appearance - Hazy/golden yellow

Smell - Light notes of citrus - orange, lemon zest, earthiness and a touch of hops

Taste - citrus, earthiness, nice balance between malt and hops

Mouth-feel -one of the most refreshing, thirst quenching beers I have ever imbibed

Overall - Top shelf. the PERFECT beer to drink on a nice, sunny day

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 2/5/12

Appearance: Hazy gold, full of carbonation with a ridiculously massive, fluffy head - note that this head lasted longer than it took to review this beer - fluffy lacing left behind

Smell: Dry and yeasty - a lot of dry, Belgian aromas, with some light funk and something spicy that reminds me of lager yeast - lightly floral, with some hay and Belgian saison-typical funkiness that becomes more apparent as it warms

Taste: Nicely mild and light - slightly spicy, slightly tart, some very mild funk - tons of dry Belgian yeast - clove and pepper, and some other spices - slightly grainy - powdery yeast with a minimal sweetness

Mouthfeel: Lively, high carbonation (without being ridiculous) - smooth, super dry and refreshing

Overall: Refreshing, mild but somewhat interesting

The smell is pretty strong, but the actual flavor is very mild. This would be nice on a warm day. If there is such a thing as a lawnmower saison, this is it.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: Beer three in my saison quest.

A: Hazy Persian orange or deep saffron, with a paper white, creamy head that hangs around quite a while. beautiful lacing.

S: Plisner malt, wheat, coriander, pear, and granny smith apple.

T: first notes are of beligian spices, such as corriander, turmeric, and orange zest, Bartlett pear, and granny smith apple. Secondary profile, is malt. Predominantly Pilsner, wheat, and maybe a hint of pale. Tertiary profile is of peach, slight hop bitterness. Finish is dry and speaks of a distinct belgian yeast.

M: Light and refeshing, light body, high carbonation.

O: Wow, what a great beer. Had a little skunk to it, because i left it out for a few weeks on my counter to make my beer geek friends jealous. I blame myself, not the beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Not sure how I got away without reviewing this for so long. Tap at Armsby Abbey.

Nice big fizzy head, 1 finger fades slowly with tons of lacing, slight hazy golden pilsner color.

Nose is typical saison, toasty malts, bready, light spices and lemony wheat, bit of candy sugar sweetness and belgian malts, light rustic farmhouse yeast.

Taste is similar, dry rustic farmhouse with sweetness of belgian malts and light candy sugar tease the palate, light lemon wheat grass, with a bit of a citrus flavor. Hints of spices from the yeast come with the crisp malty base, and a light bready malt undertone. Finish is crisp and dry, effervescent almost, with a bit more of the light citrus and farmhouse yeast flavors.

Mouth is med to slightly lighter bodied, crisp, and good carb.

Overall great, pretty much defines the style of saison, and this is probably the beer you can single out that has driven most other breweries on where to steer their saison.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow color. High carbonation with a thick head that recedes back into the glass. Lacing sticks to the sides.

Orange/citrus scent.

Has a tangy/orange tart taste with a clean finish. Dry, not particularly bitter.

Light mouthfeel.

Overall, enjoyable but not one of my top choices in beer.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The color of this beer is golden.
It has a orangy taste and smell which is interesting cause its unfiltered.
Its very fizzy and it has a good hold on the glass.
Very high head.
Its not bitter at all, but very refreshing and satisfying.
It has a nice clean crisp finish and its mouthfeel is very light.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has high carbonation and a large head with a strong hold. The appearance is slightly hazy. The scent is citrusy, like an orange. It has a very crisp and clean finish to it which makes it have a light mouthfeel. It is very dry. There is zero sweetness which makes it slightly bitter.

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

Purchased in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wonderfull beer. Sitting in my glass, golden in color with a strong head. Smell of citrus and lemon.

Taste of dry and crisp lemon and bitter orange. A slight hoppy goodness adds to the citrus.

Such a wonderfulll beer, this would be amazing on a hot summer day....

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3.08/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big white head with densely packed bubbles. Dark yellow-orange color, lots of carbonation. Looks good at first. Could use better lacing on the sides.

Smells mostly of yeast with a little maltiness. Too faint.

Taste is earthy, a little bland, especially considering the style. Mild Belgian yeasts and mild malty flavor. A little spiciness on the tongue but not much.

Very dry, crisp mouthfeel, with a clean aftertaste. That part I like. It's a highly drinkable beer, but there are much better saisons out there. I would not order this one again.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,233 ratings
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