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:
4,176
Reviews:
1,615
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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285
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Photo of Gatch
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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Photo of cowineaux
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Photo of jkanavel
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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Photo of Maceyka
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of johnnybelgians
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
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%

Photo of Mdodge8837
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz brown (yay!) bottle, with an indecipherable (to me) freshness code on the back. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours relatively clear until the sediment hits...pale golden color with lots of soft white head lacing and tons of effervescence.

S: Belgian; light banana, grass, spices...bread. Touches of sweetness and hints of funk.

T: Nice dryness, more spices on the flavor...clove...earthy and herbal in a way. Refreshing, Very simple but well crafted.

MF: Light, effervescent, refreshing mouthfeel. A good amount of dryness to keep things interesting.

O: Really solid Farmhouse Ale. Pairs great with game bird. Not overly funky or overwhelmingly Belgian, just solid and approachable.

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Photo of TheFlern
3.19/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Golden, cloudy. Head is white, stays thick, decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast. Reminds me of Stella almost exactly. No hop or malt flavor really.

Taste: follows the nose. Stella to a T.

Mouthfeel: dry, good amount of carbonation.

Overall: Way to expensive for essentially Stella.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on Christmas day.

Appearance: semi-opaque, lemon-yellow. Off-white 2 finger head that stays for lunch. Thick lacing.

Smell: Belgian funk is in town. Yeasty, citrus-y (lemons); earthy.

Taste: Light, crisp, clean with a lemon-y citrus bite. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Heavy; frothy. Some of the best carbonation I've tasted.

Overall: A pure, excellent saison. Even better as it warms.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,176 ratings.
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