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:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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

Hazy gold. Enormous rocky head slowly settles to a 1" rocky cap, but it erupts again every time a bit of beer is added to the glass.

Nose is citric (lemon/lime) with a bit of brett, a touch of spiciness (coriander/pepper) and a crunchy maltiness.

Mouthfilling on the palate, with a touch of citrus, the spices and a hint of phenolic character. Very good length, and a refreshing finish courtesy of the big, but well-balanced acidity. Outstanding stuff.

Cork cryptically stamped 2.002.

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

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Saison DuPont glass. A whipped cream head develops and reaches above the rim of the glass. Hazy pale orange/yellow with sparkling carbonation bubbles and many fine particulates floating around. Aroma of banana and a dry yeasty funky sourness. Taste is tart, hints of banana and spice, slightly warming from the alcohol Fills the belly with joy. Goes down super smooth despite the high carbonation. A delicious farmhouse ale. Refreshing and highly recommended.

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Photo of herman77
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy straw yellow with a bone white head with lots of fine bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Light fruitiness and spice. Green apples, pepper and a bit of lemon.

T: Light, but pretty complex. Predominately a light fruity tartness with green apples and pear. A bit of herbal flavor, a touch of hops. Dry, slightly peppery finish with a bit of alcohol to it.

M: Lighter body. Active carbonation. Feels really good.

D: I like it. Would definitely try this one again. Have only had a few Saisons before, but this one seems classic and the best, how a Saison should be.

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

Pour this slowly, especially if using a snifter or tulip glass as the head immediately rises, 3-4 fingers thick and billowy off-white. The light golden, orange color is beautifully hazy, as is consistent with this style. Bands of lace follow your progress and the head slowly dissipates as you drink, leaving a white film across the top.

As you pop the cork (helped by the nice carbonation), the Belgian yeast strains tickle your nose. Blow the foam aside to get a whiff of the beer in the glass and the herbal tones of the yeast come out to play and you'll get a preview of the spice.

The yeast is the forefront of the taste with a little cardamom (at the top of the palate) backed up by a slight orange blossom honey sweetness on the tip of your tongue. There is a minor buttery quality, presumably from the presence of some diacetyl. There's a sourness that hits the back of your mouth that ties everything together. So much going on but well-balanced and the epitome of the style. Judge all saisons against this one!

The carbonation that helped you pull the cork continues to be assertive in your mouth, but not overly so. It's also got a creamy feel to it. I can't really explain how it can be carbonated and creamy, but it is. Despite all that's going it manages a crisp mouthfeel.

Forget witbiers for the summer, I'd rather take one of these down after mowing the lawn. Refreshing and complex, I could drink this until I couldn't make it back to the fridge any more.

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

“Just started to get into Saisons and have found them to be extremely refreshing. This is one of the best. A nice cloudy golden pour with a huge white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Great aroma of bread, honey, citrus, and black pepper. A wonderful refreshing brew with spices and tartness. Perfect combination.”

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

Pours a hazy golden orange with a big bright white head that separated and started sheeting itself down the sides of my tulip.

Nose is peppered with yeast, bananas, apples, and lemons over a slight grain mixed with black pepper. Big yeast up front with herbal hop notes that are a bit heavy at times. More pepper and light fruits followed by a grainy dry finish that trails off cleanly.

The hard edges soften on the carbonation and the mouthfeel really smooths out as the beers warms a tad. Great beer on what was a 112F day. Drinkable for some many occasions.

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

a:hazy nectar color. 1" pillow of white foam head with medium lifespan fed by brisk bubbling from the high level of carbonation.

a:earthy/musty/cellar/cork aroma that is mostly yeast derived. hint of orange. fairly strong urea note that is initially intrusive but mellows and becomes a filthy pleasure.

t:the yeast derived dull phenolics dominate. light fruit and moderate spice from yeast are nice. i can only sense pilsner malt. moderate hop bitterness lingers and a cameo of noble vs. styrian flavor can be found. alcohol is present but non-biting. the lingering yeast flavor changes from musty to cumin? to urine.

m:medium smooth mouthfeel and non-sharp for such a highly attenuated beer. high carbonation is soft.

o:very drinkable. strong phenols may be offensive to some. something about this beer reminds me of orval-sans-brett. i think that all of the spice in the beer is yeast derived but i'm not sure.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If biting into a sour apple is something that appeals to you, now you know where to go. A saisons that sets the bar for whey other saisons in the world. Will drink again.

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

Presentation: 16oz pint, on tap at Ragtag Cinema, in Columbia, MO

Appearance: Hazy dark golden beer with hints of orange; lots of steady, streaming carbonation and a thick, ultra-creamy white head which is slow to fade and leaves some sticky Belgian lace. Just about perfect looking saison.

Smell: Vibrant! Huge hints of fruity bubblegum, spice, and other estery/yeasty goodness I'm having trouble identifying. Something phenolic in here, almost like a solvent, but yet pleasant. I know that sounds goofy, but this is crazy complex and quite nice.

Taste: Tons of somewhat slightly bitter lemon, spicy, medium-bitter herbal/grassy hops, green grass, hints of solventy phenols, some bitter orange, and just a hint of bone-dry malt. Quenching, dry, fairly hoppy, but not over the top. Beautiful summer beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, maybe light side of medium

Drinkability: High, especially considering the ridiculously hot weather we're currently having.

Conclusion: So glad to have finally gotten to try this. This and Hennepin are the two best saisons I've ever had. Which is better? I'd have to try them side by side I think.

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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 hoppytobehere
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottled dated 10 2015

A clean, refreshing saison that is considered a benchmark of the style. If you don't like this beer, you're probably an asshole.

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

Pored from a 375ml bottle into a Riedel Stemmed Tulip whilst watching the Soccer World Cup.
This is an awesome ale.
It poured a cloudy golden colour with a two finger head.
Initially it smelled herbaceous which I guess is a good thing for a farmhouse ale.
The first taste revealed the high yeast and almost 'strong ale' characteristics.
As the beer warmed in the glass it started to open up in complexity. I could detect citrus hints of grapefruit and honey on the mid pallet and some pepper on the back pallet.
The beer had a creamy mouth feel with a dry finish.
I can see why this beer in one of the bench mark saisons. I am glad I had the opportunity to drink it. If you like this style then you need to put it on your must drink list.

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Photo of mhaws000
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-poured a very thick frothy head. Slowly receeded into a nice thin lace that lasted througout the beer. Nice hazy yellow-orange with some sediment floating around in the glass.

S-A definite citrus nose with alot of grassy hop odors as well.

T-Citrus with alot of banana and spice much like a hefeweizen or a wit. Not as overpowering as some of those can be though. A really nice balance of fruitiness and herbal bitterness.

M-Slightly syrupy with a nice level of carbonation to cut through. substantial enough body to be noticed but still crisp enough to be refreshing.

D-Good drinkability. This is the type of beer I would drink on a hot summer day. It is clean, crisp and has good quality flavors. There isnt really anything I would criticize about this beer at all.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours cloudy and golden yellow with frothy head, the head remains about 1/8 inch thoughout. Carbonation is champagne like, very effervescent. The aroma is very complex spicy and citrus, a little floral. Flavor is equally as complex with mild bitterness, nice sweetness, and various spice flavors. Medium bodied with fairly high alcohol content. Very drinkable, but definately one to savor. A classic beer!

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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 ark57
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours an orange-gold with a sligth haze and a creamy head. It has an earthy, citrus hop aroma. It is spicy with some orange and earthy notes. It finishes with a dry, bitterness that is slightly sour and very refreshing. One of the best Saisons available.

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

a classic character that hit every good quality of a saison in one form or another. very middle of the road in possible flavors... from the very musty farm herbal to the very fruity spice. nose is funk, and belgian yeast. nice traditional look of straw murky... even from a tap. palate of very delicate sweet with floral qualities. some citrus that transforms with the help of the must into something bitter dry. but mild. anise, and lavender... the bitterness of grass. the sweetness of roses... the must of hot straw in the barn. great. a must.

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Photo of MSchae1017
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was tasted in a wine glass from the 750mL Bottle.

This beer pours a staw colored gold with a frothy white head and decent retention and lacing. The smell is of belgian yeast and subtle citrus and grape aromas. The flavor also takes on these characteristics with the addition of some spiciness. Very nice mouthfeel, thick enough, nice bottle conditioning. Overall a highly drinkable saison, glad to find it at the greenville, sc whole foods.

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

Appearance: Enormous fluffy head and peach like body. Almost fuzzy looking.
Smell: Fresh lemon and grassiness.
Taste:Fresh and light start then big malty body and carbonation. Sweet and full body Finish is buttery smooth with a slight bitterness, This is a very refreshing beer. Very light dryness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Buttery smooth.
Drinkability: Highly drinkable, great beer.

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

Cork and caged 750mL bomber, poured into a balloon glass.

Picked up 2 each of Victory Saison du Buff, Dogfish Head Saison du Buff, and Stone Saison du Buff, and as I was talking with the beer guy at Argonaut on Colfax, he sort of laughed at my purchase, and pointed me to this little guy. For $10 a bomber, this thing smokes most Saisons.

A: Cloudy and Hay colored, lots of soapy head that's not going anywhere.

S: Wheat heavy in the nose, plenty of pollen in the back.

T: Starts sweet and fades into bitter, back into sweet. Taste of wild-flowers and honey is strong in the middle-back.

F: Light but lingering.

D: I could (happily) drink this all day.

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Photo of dragonbite
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from a 750ml bottle into a tall weizen glass. The color is a hazy soft yellow with a mile high pillowy white head that took quite some time to reduce so I could finish the pour. The head reduced significantly, with some strong lacing for the duration. The smell is slightly musty, with lemon and yeast very much up front. The taste is complex and satisfying. Notes of lemon mingle with chalky yeast and just a slight bitterness. Lots of carbonation, it's like watching a lava lamp! A dry finish that has a lingering lemony finish. I can see why this is a standard for Farmhouse Ales/ Saisons. Excellent, money well spent.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,185 ratings.
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