Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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

Poured @ Brickcellar/Bier Baron

A: Nice light grain ale with ecxellent clarity. Sheet of loosely packed suds along the surface. No lacing.

S: Earthy, hay, sheet grass. A bit of the funk/manure - but in a complimentary way. I like.

T: Herbal: caraway, coriander, clove, rice, grain and slight noble and musty hops.

M: Medium to light with crisp carbonation. Dry finish.

O: Good saison, not my favority, but I see why people consider it among the standard.

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Photo of rundocrun
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy, coppery gold color. For some reason I'm a sucker for unfiltered beers. HUGE white frothy head! Billowed up to the top of the snifter even after a "perfect" pour. Nice thick lacing on the glass as the head slowly dissipates.

S - Citrusy, fruity, spicy. So many aromas going on here! Hints of toasted bread, and... corn on the cob? That may seem a strange descriptor, but being and Iowa boy, that's a familiar smell to me. Small hints of toffee as well.

T - Bright orange-flavored citrus up front. Hints of darker malt follow through the middle. There is a lemony hop bitterness that sticks to the sides and back of the tongue toward the finish. Not quite as interesting or complex as the smell, but still good.

M - As I could see from the 4 fingers of head that formed during the pour, this is a very well carbonated beer. Not that it is the most vital characteristic of a beer, but specifically regarding a summer variety like the saison, good carbonation accentuates the flavors and quenching freshness very well. Medium body with a somewhat dry finish.

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

750 ml bottle poured into the Duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy straw yellow color with bits of sediment floating about. Produced a nice pillowy head which stuck around. Clumped lacing.

S - Loads of funk, with some grassy notes and lemon juice.

T - Good sweet malt backing which rounds out the almost sour puckery lemon/citrus body. Spicy at the end of the tongue. Took a minute to get used to, but worth it.

M - Light body, crips carbonation that works in it's favor, mostly clean finish, slightly peppery.

D - I remember trying this one about 3 years ago and not really liking it. Really glad I gave it a second chance. Great beer.

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Photo of Wadsey
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont

Served in New Belgium tulip. 

A: Pours white, rocky foam that slowly melts into hazy pale gold beer and leaves behind sheets of droopy lacing. Decent effervescence. 

S: Distinctive pepper of Saison yeast, whiff of sulfur, lemons and citrus, and grass. 

T: Light cereal/grass maltiness, then spicy white pepper, mellow citrus and tartness. Medium bitterness. Clean, crisp finish. 

M: Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Drying. 

O: Saison Dupont is a classic representation of the style, exceeded by only Fantome Saison, in my opinion. Great drinker that is thoroughly enjoyable. 

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Photo of shambeano
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into from a 750ml corked, caged bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a hazy golden yellow with about an inch of fluffy white head, which sticks around for ages. looks pretty damn good.

S- on the nose, biscuity malts form a solid backbone, some fruity yeast comes through next, clovey. finishes pretty citric. very good.

T- again some malt, followed by a fruity spicy yeast. cloves and spice. a touch of yeast funk, finishing with a nice hoppy bitterness. theres a whole lot going on her. pretty damn good.

M- on the lighter side, with a nice prickly carbonation. finishes pretty bitter and with a nice long lasting finish.

O- pretty damn good beer. there's a whole heap going on but still it remains very very well balanced. could easily drink a couple of these on a warm afternoon. impressive.

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Photo of ExplosivoSR
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle into Horny Devil tulip.

Pours an amazingly beautiful hazy golden yellow. Smell is a very nice mixture of bread and yeasty goodness that made my mouth water. Holy shit, I'm excited. The taste is incredible. A mixture of pepper and spices that gives way to dryness that makes me want more. This is one amazing beer. One of the best saisons I've ever had. I'll be trying this one again.

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

pours a dirty straw yellow with a massive fluffy head

lots of funk with a hint of bitter citrus. a slight skunky scent.

a tad sweet through out with a strong funky backbone and a hint of spice. more sweet up front and spicy in the back.

nice moderate carbonation

overall delicious although a tad too sweet. i could however drink this all day and all night.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 on cork

A - Hazy bright yellow with a huge fluffy head that remains throughout the beer. Big patches of lace are left behind.

S - Floral and herbal hops, green apple, lemon, spicy and hay.

T - Bready grains, spice, pepper, floral, herbal hops, wet hay and lemon.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation. Creamy with a lingering dryness.

D - Complex. The benchmark Saison that others should be judged against.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle (2010) poured into a tulip glass

A: A fairly easy pour leads to a massive 3 finger white frothy head. Light golden yellow, hazy as hell, leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Belgian funk, pale pilsner malt, a little citrus (lemon), white grape skin.

T: Lots of nice Belgian yeast character: a good bit of funk, some lemon, grape-skin, touch of spiciness, hint of grass. Hoppier than I was expecting. Light pislner malt with a little crystal sugar rounds out the middle to a dry, crisp finish with a little bitterness and lingering lemon zest, grass, and stale bread.

M: Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, smooth, dry, with a crisp finish. Leaves some lingering bitterness.

O: A great saison that is has a good deal of complexity and balance with a really light and pleasant taste and crisp mouthfeel. As easy drinking as it gets.

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Photo of Duff27
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy pale "white". Not much in the way of lacing but a decent head retention.

S- Funk but not overwhelming. Slight bread quality.

T- Non-sweet bubblegum. Very dry. Subdued Belgian yeast...delicious!

M- Champagne-like bubblyness/carbonation, almost overkill but no.

D/O- This would be a great one to share with a bud or two (or girlfriend!) outdoors sittin' around. A real delight and perhaps the flagship of the style.

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Photo of fdkayti
3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Super light, the color of whipped honey. Pretty hazy/cloudy. Thin head around the top.

S- Funky, almost skunky. Bready.

T- It reminds me of a dry champagne, kinda sweet and very refreshing. Some sour notes.

M- Good carbonation, almost fizzes in your mouth. Makes my mouth water for more. Thin but full at the same time, maybe due to the bubbliness.

O/D- My first saison and I think a great one to start with. Delicious and easy to put down. Try it!

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

Best before date of 09/2013

Opening the bottle results in foam trying to overflow a bit. Beer is quickly transferred to the glass where it is a hazy, dirty gold color with tons of white head. Head settles down to about a finger.

Nose consists of a light citrus character, as well as a light scent of yeast. Also a slight hint of spice.

Flavor contains yeast and a bit of citrus at the start. There is a bit of sweetness in the middle. It finishes out slightly spicy and dry.

I've had Saison Dupont a few times now, and every time has been pretty amazing.

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

A: F N Green bottles. Nice pop of the cork (but then eau de smell). Obviously carbed with a huge fluffy head upon the pour that settles down but keeps a cap. Cloudy and rustic golden straw. Multiple streams of bubbles help with the great retention, and it leaves super great lacing.

S: Cork pop is followed by eau de skunk. (F N Green bottles). Fortunately this fades well into the background with several moments of sitting (but never totally goes away). And out comes a truly interesting mix. Zesty lemon, pepper, a light touch of cloves, yeasty Belgian goodness, and just a bit of earthy funk. A nice pils and pale malt base provide a grainy and bready background with a light bit of sweetness. As it warms plentifull fruity aromas appear.

T: Lemongrass (lemony & herbal) leads into herbal and floral hops that are surprisingly storng & bitter. Hops grow even more in the finish – getting grassy and then spicy & resiny. Not a hop bomb but the hop level did surprise me. Peppery in a white pepper way. There is a faint honey sweet impression kicking around with light grainy malts riding in the background. Earthy Belgian yeast notes. Same as the nose, fruity estery notes slowly emerge. Light but with quite a fair bit going on.

M: Medium light body and very well attenuated. Crisp and lively carbonation. An edge of tartness and a dry finish. Smooth for the lightness and crispness. Very refreshing & quenching. Slightly tart.

D: Light, refreshing, complex & flavorful all at the same time. A classic for the style and it shows. Best damn “lawnmower” beer I’ve had in a good long time. Damn skunk though…Faded but never completely went away. It holds this one back a enough to miss another 0.5 on the drinkability and possibly somewhere else too. F N Green bottles.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Pours hazy golden with a huge white head. There is a small amount of fine sediment left in the bottle. The head remains and leaves a small amount of dense lace. The nose has fruity and yeasty notes, along with a spicy component and a good dose of pale malts. The taste is quite dry with a strong alcoholic component and a moderate fruity quality and a hint of spice. Hops are present throughout, without being overbearing. The finish is long and fairly clean with a touch of spice. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a dry texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a good saison. It is refreshing but complex and balanced at the same time. It has a nice fruity quality and a pleasant dryness throughout.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Pours a nice golden, cloudy colour with a small head.

The taste starts of quite light and fruity, with a hint of citrus, very summery, before turning slightly heavier with hops and a small amount of bitterness coming through, finishing off with a crisp finish, reminiscent of champagne actually.

Very complex, perfect for the summer, I can't wait to have this one again.

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Photo of dyoung3
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very hackneyed phrase but head dominates on the pour. Extremely light bright white bubbles with loads of carbonation (perhaps even more so after being in my backpack after a long bike ride from Whole Foods). Hazy yellow with no visible signs of yeast.

Smell: Citrus with a slight Belgian yeast presence. Hop character not very pronounced at all. A bit of barnyard funk.

Taste: Quite refreshing although the hop content was a little more than what I expected; perhaps I'm not that familiar with the Saison style especially if this is considered a standard among the industry. Very solid beer.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly light mouthfeel considering the 6.5% ABV. I suppose this is a welcome feature but it sneaks up on you nonetheless. Carbonation is clearly evident and adds a significantly to the beer-drinking experience.

Overall: Definitely would buy this beer again but not before I tried other Saisons. Incredibly enjoyable but I admittedly would prefer a little more malt character to balance out the hops or alternatively lower the hop level.

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Photo of dmbsteve
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours light straw color with a big white head. Thick lacing.

Smells of belgian yeast and light malts.

Tastes of bready malt, and surprisingly spicy hops. Nice clean taste rounded out by the yeast.

Mouthfeel is perfection. Perfectly carbonated and very refreshing.

This is a great beer to drink in a session.

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Photo of capeannbass36
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought two 375ml bottles in March. Drank one that night. It was very skunky. reminded me of a nasty Heineken. Saved the other....until this afternoon. What a pleasant difference!

A- Cork popped like champagne...poured a nice cloudy golden yellow. Huge white head that hung around a couple of minutes. Decent lacing on glass to the end.

S- Citrus fruit with a slight hint of clove spice.

T- Light and refreshing with just a hint of clove. Slightly sweet.

M- Medium carbonation right to the end.

O- Glad I gave this a second chance. Will definitely seek out another.

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Photo of Erish
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this 750 ml bottle into a Chimay chalice. No freshness dating.

A: murky honey gold color, pours a thick head that falls into a thick, persitant cap with good lacing.

S: sulfur, citrus, moderate level of Belgian funk, clove, spice, cracker-like malt.

T: tart apples, citrus, and spicy phenols up front, the middle is more earthy, with grain husk and sour funkiness, the finish is dry, peppery, and grassy/herbal hops.

M: light-bodied, silky to watery texture, abundant carbonation.

O: this is pretty much what I think of when I think of a saison. Delicious.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont
750ml bottle served in a Tripel Karmeliet tulip

A: Orange cloudy color. Huge white and foamy persistent finger white head. Really impressive. Reminds Duvel. Long retention and many lacings. Many remains in the bottom of the bottle

S: Impressive smell. Perfect. Very yeasty and citrus hops too. Spicy. Cereal and bready as well. Again reminded me Duvel

T: Excellent. Spicy. Belgian yeasts are a must here. The citrus grassy hop sting is just amazing... One of the best beers I've ever had

M: Medium body. High carbonation. High drinkability

O: Just perfect Farmhouse. Perfect beer

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Photo of gkunkle
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 into a tulip glass. Body of the beer is a slightly hazy orange color with a few solids suspended in the beer, some carbonation is visible. After the pour the fluffy head reached to an impressive 1.75 inches. The smell is slightly difficult to describe, I will attribute that to the funk, I do detect notes of lemon and grass. This also smells kind of boozy, but it is something i do not detedt in yhe taste. This is just wonderful to drink on a warm day in the sub, the flavors match the warm weather so well. The beer touches my tongue with a bit of light malty sweetness. As the beer crests my tongue the carbonation lifts it up, letting it crash once more against my palate with a strong taste of lemon that lingers for a bit as well as a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is just as it should be a nice medium body with aggressive carbonation. Overall this is absolutely spectacular, as I have been trying saisons this has been The benchmark against which everything else is compared, and it has fared quite well.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly clear golden with a thin white head though it has good and persistent retention, perhaps a touch of haze. Spotted lacing down the glass.

Not quite as aromatic as other incredible saisons, but what's here is very good. There's the sweet lemon, spicy yeast, a touch of funk, some hay and it all comes together very well. I just wish the aroma was a bit stronger. I'm worried I drank this beer too quickly to fully appreciate the aroma and didn't let it quite warm enough...

...because this beer was delicious! What a perfect and memorable combination of enjoyable flavors. This beer is like your favorite childhood blanket, but for your tongue! A bit spicy, a bit funky, a bit sweet, even some bitterness, all incredibly drinkable, finishes perfectly clean; I could literally drink this all day! Saisons needs more love!

The most special part of this beer is its mouthfeel. It needs to be experienced to be explained. It's sweet yet disappearing, it's airy yet satisfying, it's bubbly, yet creamy; incredible!

An absolutely, near perfect, Belgian saison. Seek this one out!

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Photo of muletrane
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a pale straw color. Slightly hazy with 2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissapates quickly but never fully leaves.

S: Very grassy, yeasty and floral. Slightly funky as well. The floral grassy notes dominate.

T: Lots of grassiness up front and slightly spicy, coriander perhaps? Nice belgian yeast notes as well.

M: Crisp, clean and refreshing. Moderate to light body with high carbonation dances on the tongue. Fluffy mouthfeel. Finishes clean.

One of my favorite brews to drink when it gets warmer out. This one is a real treat! A true classic!

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Photo of hmf05
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A dark straw, cloudy color with a huge pillow white head

S: A nice funky smell with a ton of grass and lemon. Pretty earthy smelling as well with a balanced clove spiciness

T: Nice and crisp. I get some grassiness up front with a pronounced lemon rind flavor. The hops are there throughout, but nothing over the top. A pretty dry finish, but not long or unpleasant

M: Good carbonation with medium viscosity.

D: Extremely drinkable

O: The prototypical Saison. There's nothing unique about it, but it's flavorful, refreshing, and perfect for a hot day in South Florida.

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

I will admit that this was my first taste of a saison, and going in I had absolutely zero expectations. With that being said...WOW was/is this stuff GREAT!! I think this will be my go to beer while relaxing in my pool this summer.
A... was wonderful, nice and hazy, with a large creamy head, and excellent lacing.
S...Again wonderful, I cant really describe it, but it smells great.
T...The taste is extremely easy, yet hoppy, with hints of pine, citrus. Very good and drinkable .
M...Felt as good on the palate the first sip as it did on the last.
Overall...
I will be enjoying these quite often during the summer months. I'm a big fan of Strong ales, and this is a great break for me, especially when its warm outside.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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