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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ratings:
4,200
Reviews:
1,624
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of Gmann
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 750ml corked and caged bottle. The color was slighty hazy golden orange color, beautiful rocky white head, left a lot of chunky lacing. The aroma was of spicy, pepper Beligan yeast. The taste is spicy Beligan yeast, coliander, a bit of hop bitterness in the end. It is well carbonated, creamy, finishes a bit dry. This is the only offering that I have had of this style but I do enjoy it. It is quite drinkable as I had a few of them at Roy's in NYC.

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Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Served on tap in a flute, pours a light golden color, slightly hazy, a finger of off white head decent retention and very good lacing. Nose is very yeasty, slightly tart, with green apple and citrus Taste is a nice light malt with some slightly tart fruit notes, a bit of yeast, and a slightly spicey finish. Very smooth and refreshing, this has a nice high carbonation and a crisp dry finish. Nice beer to have on tap, a very sessionable and tasty beer.

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

Appearence is that of a nice golden color with a large foamy white head.. The scent is creamy and banana like with a touch or coriander and spice. The carbonation content is quite high. The taste is the banana and coriander, a touch of lemon and some hoppiness. The drinkability is very high. This is an incredibly good saison, probably the best I've had.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, 2003 release indicated on the hoppy smelling cork. Rich, creamy, thick, cloud like head on initial pour that stays lovinly dense and sticky in the goblet as you sip. Fruity, yeasty nose with a twang of sweetness. Beautiful straw orange hazy look w=ith tons of little bubble action in the goblet. Initally bold and fruity upfront on the tongue this then complexly turns dry and slightly hoppy on the finish on the back of the tongue. A truly thurst quenching brew. Medium to thicker marshmellow mouth coat of malt love. Great lookin' and drinkable this is a great starter beer for a night of good food and good brews.

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

A - Huge head with light yellow body and lots of carbonation

s - smells like a heff. with lots of floral and bannana scents and straw

t - Excellent Belgian yeast flavors with moderate crisp dry finish and complexity throught the taste. Some sweetness but not too sweet like some other Belgian ales.

M - a tad watery but still very nice

O - A really nice refreshing beer. Good session beer as well. Very enjoyable and will seek out again.

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

750ml bottle, year 2007. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy blonde with thick foamy, bubbly head that lingers for quite a while. The first thing I smell is the spice, then the fruit comes through. I also get a hint of cloves in there. It's a complex aroma. Feels a bit bubbly in the mouth, medium bodied and goes down easy. It's got a tart taste, as well as spicy (peppers?) with some bitterness. Seems pretty dry, too. It's a well balanced flavor. Drinks real easy and is quite enjoyable.

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

Pale straw colored pour its dark yellow to marigold in my glass. Illustrious, large head gives a foamy bath to every surface it can cling to.

Smells like a hayloft. A hayloft, sunburnt skin and minty hop.

Tastes like wet hay and mint hops. Nice dry finish. Chewy and refreshing.

One of those archetypical beers that one can't consider the style without including this beer. Up there with Fantome.

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

This came in a 750ml bottle. Pours out a clear yellow with a lot of bubbles rushing up from the bottom of the glass. A fluffy white head erupts from the pour to peak over the top of the glass but luckily not on to the floor. The head maintained for most of the session leaving fluffy rings of lace around the glass. Aroma was filled with a doughy malt, yeast and a funkiness. There were also notes of sweet fruit and a bit of spiciness. The taste was quite malty with a spicy backdrop. Notes of biscuity malt and sweet fruit were intermingling. The taste ends on an earthy bitter dry note. Mouthfeel was light to medium with a very well carbonated feel to it. Drinkability is great it is very crisp and enjoyable with a complex flavor. This has definitely peaked my interest in the style, good stuff.

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

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer starts with a two finger tall soapy white head that reduces by about 75% over time but there is always some head retention. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Grassy/hay like smells with some spices and lemon. The yeast is very detectable but there is a certain complexity to it. Slight hints of funk in the aroma but nothing overpowering.

T: Floral and light fruit flavors (pear + apple) along with lemon and funk in the finish. Lots of earthy/grassy flavors as well and some subtle hints of spices/pepper.

M: Light bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Dry on the finish.

O: One of my favorite saisons and truly a classic example of the style. Great flavor, smell, and mouthfeel. This is a beer that I have over and over and never tire of... I think I will have to go replenish my supply soon. Easy to drink and very sessionable. Pairs great with meals.

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

Poured from the bottle a bright hazy gold color with a massive mountain of creamy white head. Abundant lacing all around the glass.

Aroma of lemon, spicy yeast, banana and an earthy funkiness.

Taste was full with lemon, banana, spicy yeast, saltine cracker and once again, some earthy funkiness.

Lighter bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

One of my favorite saisons without a doubt.

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

2006 bottle.

Poured from a 750 ml corked and caged bottle. Cork came out easier than any other bottle I have ever had. Very little effort to get this one opened.

Beer is a bright gold color, slightly hazy, with a huge white fluffy head.

Smell is incredibly spicy. Super pungent, a bit skunked maybe? A bit of a resin like aroma and some pepper as well. Powerful stuff!

The flavor really is an interesting contrast to the aroma. This is actually smooth, silky, and creamy. Exceptional mouthfeel. Flavors are spicy, yet subtle with a nice touch of hoppy bitterness on the crisp zesty finish.

Excellent Saison. A nice crisp and clean summer beer that packs a lot of flavor. Super drinkable, and enjoyable in the warm Redding weather.

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

Probably should have reviewed this excellent beer long before now. Had on tap today at the Victoria Gastro pub in Columbia.

The beer pours a hazy orange tan color with very good head retention and lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, but what I get is pretty good. There is some light honey, white pepper and citrus. The beer does not smell as if it will be super sweet. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose and this beer really is delicious. It is decidedly on the dry side, but with an excellent palate profile of pepper, citrus and honey. The flavors are quite pronounced; there's nothing reticent about the flavor of this beer. The beer has a fairly light mouthfeel with the alcohol well disguised. It's easy to drink and pretty refreshing.

One of my favorite saisons. This beer is just excellent.

Edit from 1/23/11. No change in score, but the beer is on tap at Max's today, and the bartender (Jason) served me a 32 ounce glass of this beer. That'll surely never happen again, and I thought that by itself was deserving of a short note.

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

Cork top that really pops off, but beer remains calm. Bready Belgian vapors leave the bottle.

Really impressive head, big and foamy. Lots of chunky sediment, so beware. Khaki colored and lightly hazy. Carbonation is light.

Their yeast makes the beer smell (and taste) very unique. Fresh baked bread, horseradish, and white wine.

Taste and smell are very similar. Noticably hoppy, mildly sweet and biting, and very refreshing. Great in a glass you can really stick your nose into.

One of my favorite Belgian beers out there. Never too thick or sweet, and very enjoyable. Pairs great with food; I ate mine with Thai food and it was the perfect match. I like this beer served right at cellar temp. Cheers!

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Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the grandfather of all Saison's. Pours a clear and clean orange color with large white head. Nose of light pepper, onion and citrus, same with flavor. Love this beer!

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

375ml bottle into DFH Shaped pint glass.

A: Pours a dark lemony yellow with an expected huge billowing white head that eventually collapsed in slow motion under its own weight. Head retention was great, and a thick rocky layer stayed the whole beer through and left huge chucks of sticky rocky lace down the sides.
S: Big notes of lemon citrus and spicy yeast. Smells peppery with a touch of clove.
T: Very complicated. Lots of lemongrass, citrus, lemon zest, white pepper, dough, bubblegum, grassy hops, barnyard hay, peach, banana, caramel and apricot. Every sip I take yields new flavors! Very earthy and herbal hop flavor balance and mix with the sweet maltiness. Finish is sweet and doughy with a hint of peach and banana. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
M: Creamy soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel and medium body make this a very drinkable beer. Finish is crisp and refreshing.
D: A true classic. What a wonderfully refreshing and crisp beer. Great complex flavors are bold but not overwhelming. Not much to detract from this great beer!

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

a: huge fluffy white heads rests a upon a cloudy peach/orange body. Plenty of sediment floating around the bottom.

s: herbal, earthy, champagne-like aroma.

t: herbal and grainy upfront. fruity and slightly tart in the middle. dry and yeasty with a moderate bitterness in the finish.

m: very smooth with champagne-like carbonation.

d: full-flavored, yet still subtle. very complex. great example of the style. easy to see why it has such a great reputation.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with sediment from th eyeast floating about. Active foamy head that is loose structured but still rather tight. Carbonation is quite lively and active. The aroma has a yeasty and malty smell. It's pungent and sharp or acidic. taste is wseet malts with yeasty undertones. A complex taste from this lighter weight beer. There is some spiciness going on, and some acidic notes giving it a sharp and tangy feel. Then there is the bright carbonation bubbles across the palette. Ending dry and bitter, but I'm the one dry and bitter!
A good beer for pungent cheeses me thinks.

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

A very bright beer. In looks, taste and feel.
Pours a slightly hazy, bright light gold with a 2 finger head. Clears up a bit as it sits. Lacing is nice and clean, not sticky.
Tight aroma, a tad weak. Spicy, bready, light. The light biscuit is present, sprinkled with coriander, orange zest, white pepper.

Taste follows the nose. Biscuit, spice, zest and dash of floral. It's quite a refreshing taste. I had it after a big meal, and it fit well.

Feel is just about perfect. Crisp and clean, spicy and smooth. I think a bit more carbonation would make it perfect, but this is just fine as is.

Great drinking. Didn't last long.

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

Hazy, ruddy orange color with a head that goes on and on. High carbonation level. Musty and earthy aroma. Wet straw like. You can smell the farmhouse in there! Somewhat sweet, dried fruit flavor. Again earthy and musty. Dry, sharp finish to it. Good mouthfeel-the high level of carbonation makes it quite lively on the palate. An all around great beer. I think this might be the first saison I ever had years ago. Still a great, great beer.

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

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. I'm not entirely thrilled about dropping $16 on a four-pack, but my only other option was a 375ml green bottle, and I didn't want to run the risk of a skunked beer.

A: Hazy orange with a huge head that quickly fades.

S: Citrus and yeast.

T: Zesty lemony citrus and hoppy bitterness combine in a way that almost dares you to not be refreshed. Bready aftertaste.

M: Light with heavy carbonation.

T: Way too easy to put down. In fact, its drinkability might be its greatest weakness. It's too good to sip and savor, but the carbonation has a bloating effect if you drink too quickly. Anyway, this is outstanding as a summer thirst-quencher, an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to just about any dish.

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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 GJ40
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a goblet. Purchased at the Butcher's Block in Sarasota, FL.

A - Light golden color with good clarity and a large white head.

S - Fruity and clean.

T - Dry and crisp with a mild spiciness. Well balanced with no harshness at all.

M - Very light and airy. Almost evaporates in your mouth.

D - A fantastic and extremely drinkable beer. A perfect Champagne substitute.

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

A- A cloudy golden wheat color. Huge rocky head.

S- Lemons zest is the first scent. Yeast, and fruit.

T- Citrus and spice. I can taste pear, lemon, apple, and orange. Quite a crisp finish. Very well balanced.

M- A bit more than just medium bodied. Smooth and evidant carbonation.

D- Yummy. This is very drinkable. I loved every moment.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,200 ratings.
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