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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at one of Europe's last farmhouse breweries, Saison Dupont is a 4-star, world classic example of the Belgian Saison style. Blond in color with a big rocky head, Saison Dupont is dry and refreshing. Great with all grilled foods.

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10.26%
 
 
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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged 6 months : Hazy golden color with storming activity and lots of floating yeast detritus (poured a bit too much). Foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with light legs, but thick lacing and a good swirl response. Flavors of apples, pears, green grapes, honey, sweet grains, wild yeast, wheat, coriander, and floral hops. Slick and smooth well rounded medium body with extra crispy carbonation, almost champagne like. Medium strength finish, slightly vinous, thick sugary grains, light hay and bardyard feel, flowery with a hint of cheese. Starts highly fruity with a light sourness, then the spices gradually develops on the tongue, making a highly complex spectrum of flavors. Incredible balance and perfectly intensified (even with the yeast). It's not the funky, heavily yeasty type of Saison, more fruity and subtle. Overall exquisite quality craft, a guideline for Saison styles, ultimate Belgian interpretation.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a single serve bottle into a tulip.

Pours an outstanding hazy gold color--like a ripened peach. A big but quickly disappearing head gives way to outstanding lacing down the side of the glass. This is a beautiful beer.

Tart green apple aromas are balanced by sweet phenolic notes like pear and hints of tropical fruit. The aroma is subdued, which might be the only knock.

The flavor is rather sweet for the style, but still hits most of the right notes. Sour apple tartness with hints of tropical fruitiness and lots of white pepper spiciness from a particularly zesty yeast note. This might be one of the most yeasty saisons I've ever had and that is no problem with me. Nothing else about the brew is remarkable, except perhaps the lack of characteristic funk, but still, pretty good and balanced.

The mouthfeel is perhaps the best thing about the beer other than its look. It's very light, crisp, and champagne-like in its carbonation. Lots of tiny bubbles. Eminently drinkable.

This is an outstanding saison, though not a daring unique one.

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Photo of Benish
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured hazy bright yellow with a very large white head. Presentation is nice, but the foam didn't linger around too long.

Aroma: sweet with strong aromas of yeast and bread. As it warmed up, it become more of a lemon sweet bread.

Taste: mildly yeasty with just a touch of citrus and finished with notes of sweetened bread. Also notes of champagne. The flavors aren't overly spicy or assertive like other farmhouse ales I have tried. Really easy on the palate.

Mouthfeel: light-bodied, spritzy, and satisfying.

Overall: solid beer. Would never consider myself to say a beer is "true to style." But this seems to be one of them. Very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

**
06/30/17
Vetri , Philadelphia, PA
Beer pairing with Tasting Menu

1/6

Skunk aroma is strong and offputting at first, but you slide into it over the first few ounces. Strong Belgian Yeast. Notes of bread, apricot.
Mellows in taste.
Medium to Full bodied.

Paired with Prosciutto Cotto.

**

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Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This brew pours light golden brown. Huge pale head on top. Muffin top style. Nose is of apricot and the all too familiar belgian yeast. The description on the bottle is right on the mark, "a big fruity bouquet, taste starts fruity but ends dry and very clean with a light refreshing body". If a hefeweizen was given a sharper bite it would be this. If you are looking for a solid brew, it is here guys and gals.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle into Libbey tulip
unidentifiable date code
L- pours a hazy orange with a huge head, that quickly dissapates into white cap
S- loads of yeast, dryness that some would say is 'crackery', and lemon
T- sweet & yeasty, I'm not gonna lie this reminds me of a Hefewiezen, and continues with some funk, a hint of the lemon shows up as well, with slightest hop bitterness on the finish
F- super creamy and effervescent, with a nice dry tingle
O- this is a classic for a reason, a complex Saison that is the benchmark for the style

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Photo of HopOnTheCraftBeerTrain
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked this beer overall, but this bottle may have been rather old, as I did not get the most intense aroma. In fact, I really got nothing on the nose. Looks very pretty, with a big, bubbly white head. Taste is light to medium body and smooth. Definitely some hops and spices, but I am not a huge fan of the carbonated mouth feel. Thought it went down rather rough. Honestly kind of a letdown considering the price.

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Photo of neurobate
3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer has a huge head! The foam rose about 2 solid inches. . . And sustained itself for quick a bit.

Overall, I was expecting more but it was good. Nothing special or great in my opinion.

The feel was very nice. Medium body, refreshing, medium carbonation.

Can't say much about flavor, mind to light fruit notes. . .

Good but I would not buy again.

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Photo of handmuffin
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 03/2016. Cork flew out of the bottle when opened, landing five feet away. Served from bottle into glass at home. First pour is entirely foam. Second, slower pour reveals a pale gold beer, fairly hazy with a large fluffy white head. Intense and complex aroma: fruity, spicy, earthy, and herbal. Hard to distinguish which aspects of the aroma comes from hops or yeast. Flavor is similarly complex more fruit and spice with a background of light golden, slightly caramel malt. Again difficult to parse out the yeast or hop contributions. Very dry finish with low bitterness and no detectable alcohol flavor. Medium full body and a slippery mouthfeel before the drying effect of the finish. Overall this beer definitely deserves its place as a classic. The weird complex aroma and flavor defines the style and quite frankly puts many American craft saisons to shame. A beautiful beer that can be analyzed and aged or simply drank on a hot day.

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Photo of Dan_Metcalf
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a huge Saison fan. This is always the first beer I look for at any brewhouse. Without a doubt, this is the Saison that I use as the measuring point to compare all Saisons to. Everything about this beer is world class. If you want to see what a TRUE Saison should taste like. Make this your go to.

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Photo of Altrurian
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Good presence of swirling cloudiness on the poor. Respectable head fades quickly. Nice aroma; good saison flavor. The beer's considerable assets are undercut, however, by an aggressive mouthfeel.

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Photo of janubio
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour, medium head with long retention, compact lace. Aroma of fennel, pepper, cloves, coriander. Medium to full body, creamy palate, good carbonation. Taste of fennel, pepper, , fruits. A classic beer.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Beautiful yellow-gold color and very hazy. HUGE amounts of foam from the bottle. The foam is thick, dense, and frothy. Great head retention as well. Still quite foamy with a gentler pour.

Smell: Wafting up are scents of tart fruit, grass, herbs, citrus, and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Very aromatic.

Taste: Instant blast of spices and herbs. A slight bitterness upfront (from hops and yeast I presume). Sweet caramel malt comes in that's quite a bit like biscuits and crackers. There's a nice sweet white wine flavor as well. It's amazing the different herbs and spice flavors that swirl around: coriander, sage, black peppercorns, nutmeg, lemon grass. There's a slight metallic tang (like most good Belgian yeasts produce).

Feel: Medium mouthfeel. A bit oily and slick. Starts off sweet/slick, dries out on the tongue towards the end.

Overall: Great Saison. Many refer to this one as the "Benchmark" Saison. Well balanced between sweet/tart/bitterness, very strong spice, bread, and yeast flavors. I've spent more money on not nearly as good Saisons. Great value for one of the best Saisons around.

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Photo of Maestro0708
4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml poured into a wine glass

Pours a pale straw color and generates a one and a half finger white head with great retention. Some sticky lacing is left clinging to the glass.

Aroma here is bright and fruity with citrus notes of orange and tangerine, some lemon, a nice yeast character with floral undertones.

Same bright fruitiness in the flavor balanced by a really pleasant peppery spice. The flavors are wonderfully balanced with a slightly dry finish.

The ale is lively with carbonation, sporting a medium-thin body that is crisp, clean, and easy drinking.

This is as good a saison as I've had, I can see where it gets it's reputation.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours hazy amber-gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like ripe bananas, apricot, peach, orange, lemon, caramel, vanilla, bready cereal grain, peppery clove spice, some funky hay, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like bananas, apricot, peach, orange, lemon, caramel, vanilla, bready cereal grain, peppery clove spice, mild funky hay, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a really great saison.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is pretty solid, a bottle conditioned brew which if poured correctly leaves a light hazy body and medium head. The head is quick to scarper, but the hazy body is consistent.

Aroma is definitely on the citrus side, but is clearly an inviting brew.

Taste and feel are both very good. A light hoppy taste is just subtle enough to want more, and is quite a thirst quencher.

I like to think this is how a beer should be, probably different from bottle to bottle, but gets a thumbs up and a couple of solid boofs from the bujon.

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Photo of souvenirs
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Big puffy white head. Straw-coloured and cloudy. Some sediment.
S: Pepper, floral, yeast.
T: Floral, lightly sweet.
F: Smooth and foamy.

Very pleasant, enjoyable saison.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL bottle. Cork pops right off. Be careful not agitate the bottle before opening! This one is about a year old. I previously had one that was fresher so I will try to compare the two.

Pours cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around for several minutes. Decent thick lacing is left behind. Looks pretty carbonated. There is quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I will avoid this until the last glass.

Aroma is peppery, floral, and yeasty-very spicy overall. Slightly lemony but the spices come through most strongly in the smell.

Taste is malty, earthy, yeasty, and spicy. Sweet up front with a slightly bitter bite at the end. Very refreshing!

Feel is medium weight, creamy at first with a dry finish. Complex yet so drinkable.

Overall this saison is a real treat. The one-year aging possibly made this one a bit more bitter than the fresher one I had previously. However, the spicy yeasty goodness is consistent. This is a beer that I plan to pick up regularly-I envision this being perfect for a hot summer day. One of my all-time favorites.

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden cold with a. Ice foamy head. Some lacing. Nice floral aroma. Citrus, some yeast, fair amount, but not to much, carbonation. Feels good in the mouth. Very drinkable and versatile beer. Would be good with many foods and situations. Really like it.

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Photo of handyandy
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL poured into tulip glass

Color is dark yellow, got a few inches of head with an overly aggressive pour, nice lacing
Citrusy with almost a bit of honey
Very earthy taste with a bit of citrus, almost like lime, a bit of bubblegum on the aftertaste.
Smooth, foamy as soon as it hits your tongue, well-carbonated

Glad to finally try a true Belgian Saison. Really enjoyed the way the way the beer feels on your tongue and the different flavors the beer gives.

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Photo of nick_perry
4.96/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

ppearance is a cloudy light orange color with a thick, lingering head. Wonderful yeast aroma. Flavors of yeast, sourdough bread, and faint citrus notes. Very carbonated, creamy, foamy texture. Funky earthy finish that lingers a bit. Great Saison. Very interesting to try a Saison actually from Belgium, to which I can compare American productions of this style.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Murky orange, with poor clarity, particulates. Average off white foam, frothy, very good lacing. High citric aroma upfront, low floral hops, some yeasty peppery notes. Moderate bitter and moderate-high sour, pleasant dry. Medium body, high carbonation, long lasting dry finish.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This classic saison pours
a lightly hazy golden straw color with a moderate head of white foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin spotty pool, and features light lacing. Nose of grassy hops, farmhouse
yeasty goodness, light grains, subtle breaded aromas, and touches honey and candy sugars.
Flavors exceed the nose with herbal grassy hops and touches of white pepper surrounded by fresh bread
and cereal grains tossed with candy and honey sugars with the yeast notes playing a nice role in the
feel and rear of the taste with touches of crackers on the back. Excellent mouth feel; medium light body,
lightly sweet and herbal, with a lightly dry finish with medium light carbonation.

near perfect for the style. One of my first in the Belgian style and a favorite to this day.

A pleasure to have this one on tap

Cheers

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Teku glass, from a 750 ml cork-and-cage bottle, 2016 printed on the cork, but can't find a specific date. Pours a bright, hazy golden with a thick off-white head, about 2 inches thick that almost doesn't dissipate at all. Beautiful glow, haze, and head. Extremely pretty beer. Smell is of grains, yeast, grassy hops. Smell is a tad more toned down than I remember, but still hits all the aromas you'd expect from a good saison and then some. Taste is spot-on. Some cereal grains at first, rustic grassy hop character, some slightly fruity Belgian yeast character, and some hops again, and a dry finish. Light to medium in body with a lively, but not overly so, carbonation. For me, this is pretty much the standard for a dry, rustic, Belgian saison, no frills, simple, and classic. Damn near perfect.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful golden blonde color, with a nice fluffy head and a lot of lacing....Smells of German beer hops....A very smooth flavor, with hints of citrus and sweetness that finishes with a distinctly German-esque hop flavor that isn't harsh. The sizzle of the carbonation here is almost champagne like, and while the finish is somewhat dry, it is still massively refreshing. This beer is distinctly potable and easy to drink. One has to be careful not to drink this one down too fast. One of the finer examples of a Saison out there.

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