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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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 john0721
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a goblet. Color: yellow Thick rocky white head. Slightly skunky, probably complements of the green bottle. Flavor: well balanced sweetness and hoppiness, some pepper like spiciness, with a nice dry finish.

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Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a hazy honey hue with a voluminous lily-white head.

Smell -- Banana, clove, earthy yeast, lemon, apple, spice.

Taste -- Yeasty up front with banana, clove, faint spice, and a malt sweetness akin to ripe pears. It soon begins to dry out in the malt department and grassy hop notes begin to appear. A bit of vegetal bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel -- Light in body with ample carbonation that is somewhere between prickly and fluffy; it feels like big bubbles popping on the tongue.

Drinkability -- Pretty good. Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful beer, and certainly *the* textbook example of a Saison, but I didn't excite me or change the way I see the style as the talk around it would suggest. Great beer, must try, but keep your expectations grounded.

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Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle shared with my son, the evening of the first day of his new job. Congratulations, son.

Poured into tulips, clear light golden body under a huge white rocky head, with ample lacing. Head lasts well. Very pretty beer.

Smell is funky to the max, brett, bread dough, horse blanket, nice cracker malt. Mmmm, smells good and is quite intense -- smellable from across the room

Taste is very similar to the smell, only not quite so intense.

Mouthfeel is much richer than I had anticipated: nice and round.

Drinkability is good.

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Photo of Phelps
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: the beer EXPLODES upon the popping of the cork; this is probably the loudest opening of a bottle I've ever experienced. Are my eardrums bleeding? After I get over the buzzing in my head, I notice the beer in my glass: a cloudy apricot-colored brew with a nice 1.5-finger head of creamy off-white foam. It eventually collapses to about half a finger, leaving full walls of lace in its wake.

S: lightly sweet, with apples, pears, clove, floral roses and a slight skunkiness. Why would anyone use green bottles?

T: pear juice, coriander, subtle honey and a crisp, lightly drying finish. A bit of funkiness is there as well, which a fellow drinker referred to as "farmer sweat."

M: medium-light in body, the beer's just a little runny, but the carbonation lightly massaging my tongue is pleasant and the crisp finish is nice.

D: a decent saison, Saison Dupont has light, enjoyable flavors that make it refreshing and great for a hot summer day. I bet this would pair nicely with some apple pie.

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Photo of sopor
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden foggy straw colored brew with a thick and creamy head sticking to my chalice. Smells of dry spicy hops with earhty grassy tones. Flavor has a very slightly sweet tone then dominated byt the same herbal, grassy, earthy tones from the nose with more hints of spice. Not overly dry, but almost nowhere near sweet overall. Light and frothy, Blegian-style. Drinkable, and not too high ABV, I'll pick this up again!

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Photo of MAB
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mine was a bit hazy, especially after the dregs of yeast were poured into the chalice at the end.
I had a brew that had tight, foamy, white lace that never went away. Carbonation remained active the entire time, as well.
Flavor-wise, it was pretty darned good. More bitter than I was expecting and less citrus-y and spicy than I was hoping for, yet, a decent beer all the same.
Not A- good, but a very nice beer, none the less.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.

A: Pours an orangish, pale color with a finger of off white head; effervescent bubbles; somewhat murky looking but still clear enough; decent enough retention but minimal lacing.

S: Malt, an undertone of banana and a touch of citrus and tanginess, along with a yeasty/bready aroma.

T: Mostly paleish malt, a little clove, pepper, banana, and graininess, finishing with a mild mostly dry bitterness.

M: Medium body, medium-high, slightly harsh carbonation.

O: A solid, reliable, refreshing saison. It won't wow you, but won't disappoint either.

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Photo of shortbus7
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a yellowish, hay colored beer with a crazy head. There was more head than beer, even after a careful pour.

S: Citrus and hay. Very barnyard like.

T: Yeast, some citrus, and grass. Very musty.

M: The carbonation is perfect. Smooth and light.

O: This is my first experience with farmhouse ales and I really enjoyed it. Hope there are many more to come.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

A- Pours a hazy dull orange with a nice 3 finger fluffy head that sticks around and leaves some nice lacing. A good amount of settling.

S- Spices, cloves, grapefruit, citrus, and some skunkyness.

T- Subtle but tasty notes of clove, bananas, sweet what, and a slightly bitter hoppy finish.

M- Super carbonated and crisp.

Overall an excellent Saison. Nice balance without being overly fruity. Could taste a little fresher.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beutifull beer with a huge white cap of dense white foam.Clear or cloudy depending on the pour amber body. Aroma is faint, spicy and a bit musty. Flavor is zesty with a tart acidity, spicy hops and alcohol, and a bit of fruityness that sneaks out every so often. Strong bitterness and a crisp dry finish. May not be the tastiest beer, but the complexity and depth of flavor make for a very rengaging brew.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with a big fluffy cake-like head that is high at the center and deteriorating at the sides. Gobs of lace, slight haze, and tons of tiny rising bubbles. Wonderful.

Scents of yeast, chalky earth, coarse grain, some mustiness.

Light alcohol in the first part of the sip. Grain husk, bitter fruit, like an unripe pear, some grassiness, clearing to a light, pleasant bitter finish. Well done.

A fair body and tons of bubbles. Just right. The foamy head adds character and alters your mouthfeel as well. Good stuff.

Wow, this must be awesome with food. Alone, even with the lighter edge, you must sip. And this is good, as it prolongs the enjoyment. Absolutely worth the try.

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Photo of ByTor2112
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chicago, 4-22-06, 9:25pm, Huge white head, thick yet spotty and clumpy lacing. Very slight citrus note, grassy flavors. A good froth hints at some orange flavors only. This Saison was bolder than I expected and loved it. Hops are dominant throughout the beginning, middle and finish. Slightly dry with a good bitterness lingering til the end. Very drinkable. I asked for this from the menu, said they were out. Then the server came back with the LAST one. So, Cheers to Bronwyn!

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Photo of BeerAmbassador
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick fluffy head with pretty good retention. Hazy yellow straw color, obviously cloudy as it is an unfiltered beer.

Yeasty aroma with some bananna (phenol alcohols?) and a tart floral scent.

Tart and floral with a peppery finish. Might be good with food as the tartness should cut through and cleanse the palate.

Overall a really good beer. This is the only real Saison I have tried (I have also had Avery 12 ) but I would like to try others to see how this compares.

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Photo of papat444
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at my father-in-law's last night and shared with him and my brother-in-law.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle best before 02/2012.

Appearance: Massive white foam that is a bit disconcerting but can't knock it too much as it was in the car trunk. Nice yellow body follows and there's much retention and the head looks whipped.

Smell: Some green apple and cloves. I was a bit worried about infection but the overall aroma is very aromatic which dissipates my worries a little.

Taste: Sharp pepper with cloves. Very spice-like without being too harsh.

Mouthfeel: Feels very alive, lots of carbonation and a good feel overall.

Drinkability: I would certainly try this again, especially to share!

Overall: A very nice saison that is worth the attention it gets.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Split a small bottle between two people, poured into a large wine glass.

A: Bottles top pops off like champagne. This brew pours with a huge amount of head, lots of yeast comes out on top, looks kind of strange sitting there on the top of the brew.

S: Nose is very strong yeast with a little wheat smell in there along with champagne as well.

T & M: Starts off with a very refreshing lemon malt flavor and then a champagne like flavor kicks in that tingles the tongue and the rest of the mouth. Very carbonated and refreshing. Finishes a tad citrusy and sour. Alcholol flavor is just slightly detected.

D: I have ready some reports that say this is the "best beer in the world". I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but this is defenitely a very distinctive brew (I have never heard of another brewery who brews this exact style), refreshing, not too strong, and something every beer enthusiast should try.

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Photo of JBogan
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light golden color into my chilled glass with a generous 3 finger head. A large continuous stream of lively bubbles streamed from the center and fed the frothy foam which stuck nicely to the sides.

Citrus was the main attraction here, with a very refreshing aroma.

The taste was also mostly citrus with a good amount of hops. Not a beer which seemed to have much in the way of underlying tastes going on, it was all right up front.

Incredible mouth feel, the carbonation just kept coming.

A very drinkable beer, very clean and refreshing. My first time trying this but it won't be the last. Would even make a great session beer if not for the price, but it's also a perfect beer to break out a bottle or two for those special occasions.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a stemmed Russian River glass.

A: Hazy straw to light golden colored with a foamy white head that simply does not settle. Lacing is very good. Carbonation is subtle.

S: Malty notes of bread dough, along with hints of banana, lemon zest, and earth. Some grassy, floral scents lie in the backround.

T: Much like the smell. Floral, with earthy tones, and has biscuity character. Banana, some citrus, and hints of dried pear mingle with grassy, floral tones. There is just a hint of woodiness in the backround.

M: Thick and chewy for this style. Full bodied mouthfeel, with a finish that lasts for some time.

D: This is a good Saison, although the hype is not all it's meant to be. Very drinkable, and worth a try. It's sure to quench any thirst.

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Photo of joedon
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After all the recent hype about this beer, I was anxious to give it a try. It isn't widely availabe in my area but I found a 375ml bottle in a store I don't visit too often.

Poured with a huge cloudy white head. Lots and lots of foam! Maybe my glass wasn't perfectly clean(?) but the head seemed extraordinary. Lots of sticky lace, too. Pale yellow color with quite a bit of cloudy haze.

Aroma of yeast, sour citrus, and very little malt or spice.

Simple taste profile; slight hop bitterness with a citrusy tang. Finish with a little residual sweetness.

Very pleasant, drinkable beer but hardly the best I've ever tasted.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy and almost soapy off-white head into a tulip. the body was hazy and gold.
s - yeasty, cloying, metallic with a hint of flowers.
t - spicy and sweet.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - intense on the palate but in a good way.

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Photo of mbrandon2w
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gold, hazy. Yeast was disturbed some in transit.
Smells of citrus, light peppery and a little straw.
Had this while eating some shrimp pad thai, which is paired with excellently. The slight spiciness in the beer matched well with the food, then the citrus and carbonation came in to cool things down.
This went down quite easily, and I can see this going well with many other types of food, especially anything with a little spice, or on a nice warm day.

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Photo of 6DaysBottomOcean
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a beautiful gold with a slight haze. Big Fizzy head that dissipated fairly quick. A steady stream of bubbles. Overall the look of this beer in the glass really got me excited.

S: This had a definite wet horse must aroma, nicely followed by pears and light grapes; A good thing. The smell is clean and crisp and has a hint of herbal spice.

T: light and tart with a hint of funk at the end. Fruit is less apparent than the aroma suggests. Slightly disappointed but still a very nice flavor here.

M: bubbly tartness is apparent and very refreshing. A little watery though, not enough to really detract from the enjoyment.

D: very drinkable here, cant wait to bring this one poolside in the summer!

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the pour, a nubilous golden orange color, the head creamy in texture, off white in color, and gigantic in size, as it dissipates it leaves a sticky thick sheet of lace to conceal the glass. The aroma is that of over ripe apples, musty, hints of yeast, somewhat sour or astringent might be a better term. Lots of dross, and the start malt laden, tart as expected, the top skinny in feel, the finish piercing in its acidic bite, the hops bitter on the palate, dry and long lasting aftertaste. Quite a change of pace from the normal ales I’ve been drinking, and a pleasure to be sure.

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Photo of charlzm
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed at Lucky Baldwin's Trappist Pub and Cafe on Sunday, August 21st, 2011. Beer served in proper glassware.

Beer is a slightly cloudy, moderately deep yellow (almost orange) topped with a uniform skin of extremely fine white bubbles.

Aroma is powdery yeast and lemon.

Flavor is soft floral/powdery yeast up front, immediately followed by more bitterness than I had expected. Also noted: a slight orange flavor. A little acidic tartness towards the end. The bitterness lingers after the rest of the flavor is gone and then, a good second or two after swallowing, a light malt trace shows up (think pilsener malt).

Moderate mouthfeel.

Despite being less fruity and tart than expected, still a nice, refreshing beer marred only by (IMHO) by a slightly overenthusiastic bitterness.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oooh she pretty! Fills up the cup with a hazy and almost lumpy white head with a variety of bubbles to it. Aroma was plenty of that dupont saison strain yeast, floral gardens, and just every lemon, banana, clove, coriander, grass type of descriptor. Complex yet the standard benchmark.

Taste packs a lot of flavor into a relatively thin kind of body. Lots of carbonation but appropriate especially if you're wisely drinking this in the summertime. Very dry with a mild barnyard meets wet grass and hay kind of think. Super mild tart.

A classic and a nice reprieve from a lot of wild ales calling themselves saisons stateside.

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Photo of Tone
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, maize color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, bacterial funk, earthy malt, yeast, hint of smoke, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of smoke, slight citrus, slight hops, and sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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