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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,164
Reviews:
1,609
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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281
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

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Photo of jmagnus87
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

375ml bottle from Pick’s poured into a snifter. Pours a very cloudy dark gold with about 3 fingers of thick frothy white head. Aroma of light citrus fruits and some nice peppery spice. Taste is light bitter. Mostly citrus and spicy hops. Very dry, almost reminds me of champagne yeast. Light bodied with a thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and not much of a finish. Overall,not bad. Very drinkable but not really special. I have to disagree with Men’s Journal calling it "the best beer in the world". It would probably be great for drinking outside on a hot summer day, but not so much in the middle of a cold winter.

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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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Filosoof
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

During our Saison tasting night we found this one the weakest of four. Still very good and very drinkable, but a tiny bit less special than the Ranke Dottignies, d'Erpe Mer or Moinette Biologique.

L: perfecto; bright golden colour, big lasting top;
S: we couldn't describe this smell easily, white grape/raisin (?), litte touch of banana, smoky.
T: quite straightforward, round, fruity (?), we're missing the bitterishness of the other beers;
M: okay, but lacking the real bitter/bitterish final accord.
O: very good beer; we'll drink it more often.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy golden yellow with some sediment and lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head settles into a good finger of foam. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with lots of cloves and citrus fruits. Hints of lemon, pear, banana, apple, and a little grapefruit. Also a hint of peppers. Pretty forward with the fruits. Smells fairly sweet.

Taste: Big taste of citrus fruits with a solid backbone of spicy Belgian yeast, cloves, and pepper. Notes of banana, apple, pear, lemon, mango, and grapefruit. Fruits are rich and start out kind of sweet and tart but start to dry out towards the finish. Spices blend in well. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side. Very fruity and spicy. Starts sweet and finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid Saison. Pretty fruity but there is a good balance between the sweetness and dryness.

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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

750 ml/25.4 fl. oz.

A - Hazy golden-yellow with a huge white head. Bubbles up quickly and fades into thick piles of foam. Slight head retention but no lacing at all. Without a careful, delicate pour the head builds very quickly and very tall.

S - Light, refreshing fruits. Dry citrus comes to mind, especially lemon. Of course the funky, farmhouse, Belgian nose is pervasive.

T - Awesome. Refreshing, crisp fruit. Hay, yeast, and other barn-like flavors. Earthy. Hard to describe but very enjoyable.

M - Ample carbonation provides a clean, crisp bite. Becomes funkier and drier as the beer warms. I'd have to say, a much more refreshing and overall enjoyable beer when it's at a cooler temperature. As it nears room temperature I guess it's better for us beer enthusiasts who want to search for different layers in the nose and taste.

As a relative "novice" to funky and sour Belgian ales, this was a great introduction. I've had several American versions of Saison's and nothing comes close to this. But I guess that's the point. They all give their own interpretation of the original Belgian Farmhouse ales that are just fantastic. I cannot wait to delve deeper into this style of beer, especially the Belgian versions.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of birderbeerer
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow, slightly golden, with a white cloud of head floating on top. Good lacing.

Smell is ripe pears and yeast.

Taste is a little heartier. Lots of good hay and yeast. Pears are more muted. Sweeter and less dry than some saisons. Spice is not obvious. Creamy but light.

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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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3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazed yellow color. Giant, growing frothy head. Head retains forever but surprisingly doesn't leave too much lacing.

S-Grass and lemons. Yeast and a musty aromas. Light spices with some pepper. Sturdy aroma that displays that 'hard to describe' aroma of a Saison.

T-Lighter than expected. Grass and hay and other farm-like flavors. Barnyard funk is found too. Lemony citrus and Beligan yeast. Enjoyable flavor albeit a bit too mellow for my taste. But man does it go down quick and easy.

M-Lighter bodied. Bunches of carbonation. Grassy aftertaste lingers for a bit. Very drinkable due to the feel and body.

O/D-I can see why this is such a popular Saison. I enjoyed it but was not taken back by the flavor. Solid but it lacks something in my opinion. Still a great drink, especially for those new to the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,164 ratings.
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