Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison DupontSaison Dupont
4,221 Ratings
Saison DupontSaison Dupont

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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 HopOnTheCraftBeerTrain
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
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 MJ64
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neurobate
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
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 Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of handmuffin
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
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 rypkr
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only beer I've ever understood the "barnyard" descriptor. This beer embodies it.

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Photo of Dan_Metcalf
4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
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%
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 Cpmitchno1
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tarps68
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of janubio
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
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 +14.1%
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 Dekkar
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maestro0708
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
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 +10.8%
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 -1.2%
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 bshefftz
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of souvenirs
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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 FlussigkeitMut
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,221 ratings
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