Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BA SCORE
4.18/5
Exceptional
4,227 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,205
Reviews:
1,631
Ratings:
4,227
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
288
Gots:
647
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,227 |  Reviews: 1,631
Photo of gustogasmic
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a amber-straw with insanely animated, quick carbonation-- tiny bubbles. Yeast can be seen bouncing off the chamagney bubble-columns. Awesome 2" fluffy head forms, white with the slightest pinkness. Luscious. Lacing is medium-low and clumpy, unlike the alcohol/ sugar twirls and lines of a high-ABV sipper. This nice head persists and stays above 1/4" in size for the entire drink.

Smells like "farmhouse character"... straw and grass, with sweet light fruits- apple and pear, particularly, with a slight hoppy grapefruit quality.

Taste is the same, very nuanced, subtle, and yeast-forward with a funky and barely bitter leave. The mouthfeel is perfect for this-- pillowy, lightweight, bubbly as hell but soft: completely devoid of the soda pop or champagne carbonation "bite," despite a comparable amount of bubbles. Big sips come very nicely through the head.

 869 characters

Photo of hardy008
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with 4 fingers of large white head. There is a lot of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Looks very good. The aroma has lemon, coriander, yeast, orange, and pepper. Smells somewhat sweet.

The taste is not as sweet as the aroma made me think it might be. Lemon, lemon zest, pepper, orange and yeast are all present. Very nice.

High carbonation, dry, light bodied, and refreshing. I enjoyed this beer a lot.

 438 characters

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

Three bottles purchased in Brugge, Belgium

.33L bottle poured into a Saison Du Pont glass.

A - Pours a cloudy pale gold. Incredible head, had to pour bottle in three steps. Visible particulates in the glass. Little lacing.

S - touch of citrus fruits, freshly cut grass, definite yeast.

T - Complex yeast and a mellows to a citrus and slightly sour finish. Slight bitterness and hops.

M - Full bodied, medium carbonation

D - Great beer, one of my favorites.

 464 characters

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

The bottles of this always open with an enormous bang, and the carbonation produces such an enormous thick white head that it always amazes me how pleasant the champagne like carbonation is to the palate. The beer pours a very hazy blonde and that huge head of course leaves a beautiful lace. The aroma has just the nicest hint of funk, along with some very earthy, fruity, and yeasty aromas. Everything is just in it's right place with the beer, and you can really tell that this recipe has been perfected over a considerable amount of time. This is not to say that this is a refined beer, because it very much is not, but this rustic nature is part of the great harmony of this brew. The flavor is at once dry and funky followed by pronounced fruitiness of apples and some citrus. There are certainly bubblegum notes but that is not to say that we are dealing with anything cloyingly sweet. Oh and it is hoppy too, the spiciness of the hops albeit is not the dominant flavor but lends well to the harmony of the dry and fruity flavors.

 1,037 characters

Photo of Billolick
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on draft at the Ginger man, one of my all time favorites a treat on draft. Poured cloudy light orange with a well developed puffy head, dissolving slowly to a tiny bubble film . This one leaves a ton of lacing. Nose is a load of spice, pepper mostly, also yeast, musty, and earth. Medium bodied and a fair amount of prickly carbonation noted. Flavors of cracked pepper, yeast, earth. Tart in the finish, fresh and crisp. great stuff.

 433 characters

Photo of Stigs
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12oz-ish pour at Sharp Edge - served in a branded Dupont mini-pint glass

A - solid finger of fluffy white foam, sticks around for a bit and leaves random spotty lacing behind. the beer is slightly hazy, bright gold in color.

S - notes of lemon zest, grassy and herbal hops, yeast, light spice

T - crunchy grain, bright grassy and earthy hops with a kiss of pine. freshly picked pears and slightly phenolic yeast.

M - thinnish body with moderate punchy carbonation, finishes clean and on the dry side.

D - give me more! clean, refreshing, lively, and yummy. i want this pouring out of sides of my house for hot summer days.

 628 characters

Photo of dirtylou
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at hopleaf in chicago, served with some muscles and frites

appearance: served in a nice tulip-goblet, full-bright golden peach body, white cascading caps with moderate retention

smell: funky, peachy, fruity, white pepper

taste: one of the flagships of the style for sure...the funk is under control and matched with highly potent peach/apricot fruity sweetness and a kicking white pepper spice...very well hopped with an emphasis on dry citrus

mouthfeel: active carbonation, bubbly and lively - sacrifices just a smidget of drinkability

drinkability: strong

 569 characters

Photo of Padron4KM
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml green bottle. Pours a cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a huge, frothy soapy head. Lively carbonation.
Froth slowly recedes and leaves lots of chunky, sticky lace in it’s wake.
Aroma is Yeasty, funky, soft cheese, a little sour note and a touch of fruity banana hiding way down deep.
Flavor is delicate, lemony and sweet and earthy with a long, lightly lemony bitter finish.

 389 characters

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer didn't pop its own cork. It required some coaxing. But it released itself with a satisfying pop!
It pours a hazy straw with a super foamy, white head. The smell of a saison can be noted from across the room, and Dupont is no exception. Crisp, sharp, acidic, fruity, wild yeasty smell. The taste is all that, but smooth. It tastes well aged and well rounded. A sweet beginning, with all the fruity yeast undertones you hope for in a Belgian. But then the acidic bite comes. But not too powerfully. It's still nice and drinkable. Nothing for anyone to be afraid of.

 573 characters

Photo of nowhere_native
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SpruceFish
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: great golden hazy orange color

S: great floral smell i can defiantly smell that wild yeast and i really love it almost reminds me of the aroma of a Gueuze

T: great floral taste i can taste some great hops toward the end yet i cant discern much more out of it

M: light carbonation feels nice on the tongue

D: very smooth and yes i would defiantly have another

great beer i love beer with wild yeast this beer would great on a hot day yet its a bit pricy its defiantly worth getting at least once

 506 characters

Photo of PatrickJR
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into red wine glass.

A - Hazy golden with 2 fingers of head. Decent retention and some great lacing.

S - A very peppery, salt, almost onion-like aroma prevails. Bubblegum in the background from the yeast.

T - Peppery, clove-like phenols hit early on. Taste sweetens a little with some fruity esters similar to a hefeweizen. Finish grows in sourness and bitterness, but it's not overwhelming.

M - Medium bodied with some moderate carbonation. Higher carbonation might be a slight improvement.

D - Very smooth and not nearly as intense as the smell would suggest. Fairly crisp and full of great savory flavors, somewhat unusual for any beer. Much softer than it's American cousin, Hennepin.

 718 characters

Photo of MikeAsRx
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of rarbring
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is faintly clouded, pals straw colored, a big head that settles slowly and leaves good lacing. Good curtains.

The smell is lovely, fruits, oranges, pine-apple, apples, spices, cardamom, clove.

Staring sweet, fructose, then bitter oranges, peaches, ripe apples, spicy notes, ginger, cardamom, pepper. A good bitter lemon zest character.

Low carbonation, a rather light body, smooth texture, a dry finish.

Nice, well done, goes well with a moldy Tallegio and hard bread.

 481 characters

Photo of hustlesworth
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- hazy golden w a dense white head that settles to a soapy disk. Some minor spotty lace.

S- tart fruity bubblegum band aid aroma, fresh grainy, bright noble hops, some melon, banana, apple, and white grape.

T- not so assertively hopped, which is good w me for the style. Some piney n grapefruit notes along with the bandaid and fruits, pale grains, the fruits being very subdued.

MF- crisp, light, and effervescent. Tightly bubbled, somewhat sticky.

D- awesome for the decent abv, very refreshing and an obvious benchmark for the style.

 545 characters

Photo of ClevoPiwo
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a picturesque saison. The color is a hazy shade of golden straw with some visible sediment. The head is big and billowing with nice retention leaving lacing on its way down.

The smell is complex and pleasant. Notes of spice, floral hops, grainy malt and that Belgian yeast all compliment each other in a bouquet of farmhouse aromas.

The taste is similar to the smell. Grainy pale malt presence up front that gives way to floral spices and earthy hops in the middle and a dry yeasty finish that is a bit spicy and tart, but not overmuch so. The carbonation lends itself to a crisp and refreshing feel.

Overall this is a great representation of the style, with no alcohol presences and the right balance between the other flavors.

 741 characters

Photo of JLSIV
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GRPunk
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- It poured a hazy, bright, golden-yellow. I couldn't make out any sort of head, but there was a thin lace.

S- It had a lot of yeasty tones in the aroma. It made for a sweet and spicy scent.

T- It had the flavor I expected from the smell. It was wonderfully yeasty and spicy with a nice play between sweet and sour flavors.

M- There was a nice chewy and grainy feel to this beer.

D- It was an easy sipper. It had an interesting flavor, yet was quite refreshing.

 501 characters

Photo of jemarent
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yen157
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big fluffy white head sat on top of a hazy beer that looked like dirty apple juice. Very vinous nose, but there was some pale malt as well. Pleasant, funky flavors associated with this style can be found in this brew. There were also more common flavors such as tart green apples and doughy bread. Also, there was a nice, long, soft hop bitterness. Very gaseous beer, but this did not take away from the mouthfeel at all. Normally I would see this as a problem, but in this case it seemed appropriate.

 503 characters

Photo of jimsimply
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 375ml bottle into pint glass.

Rich golden hue, cloudy, lots of carbonation piled into a robust head that faded very slowly.

Big yeast aromas, earthy with fruit undertones.

Taste is good, with tart grain and a musty character.

Smooth and light in the mouth, lingering dry, herbal quality in the finish.

Light and clean, certainly drinkable, this begs to be drunk at the height of summer, with jambalaya or fresh crawfish.

 437 characters

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-look is golden color with a white head with thick large bubbles
- very very bready, alot of yeast!
-bread yeasts starts off but finishes with a nice crispness, a lot of wheat with some citrus
-smooth and slightly thick
-great beer, really complements fall good harvest like flavors

 283 characters

Photo of Slatetank
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this corked/caged bottle at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA. Poured chilled into a willybecker.

A - A hazy light gold like lemon juice w a neverending frothy whipped cap w/ very large bubbles

S - the smell of lemons and floral hops w/ spice esters from the yeast and citrus zest

M - Spicy and medium bodied w/ low carbonation and gentle sweetness. The texture is light w/ a citrus tang

T - A mild apple/lemon zest flavor w/ plenty of yeast in the taste w/ pepper and light herbal accents. The flavor has a mild tropical note w/ hint of lemony pineapple and leafy spiced hops. The taste of a mild golden pear is noted in the finish

D - A very traditional example - A classic of the style. It has high drinkability even though it might not be my first choice in saisons it is very enjoyable.

 796 characters

Photo of mithrascruor
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle poured into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange/gold color. Big, dense, rich white head leaves plenty of lacing.

Smell: Fruits (banana, peaches), yeast, and a bit of spices.

Taste: Quite spicy and yeasty, with a light bitter aftertaste. There's a bit of alcohol in the aftertaste, but it's well masked.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation and generally smooth.

Drinkability: The aftertaste with the bit of alcohol can linger for a while with can be a bit distracting after a while.

Quite an enjoyable and refreshing beer. I prefer the smell to the taste, but that fact doesn't detract too much. Definitely one to have again.

 686 characters

Photo of gyllstromk
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy pale golden with frothy head. Aroma is a quite fresh bouquet of anise, cloves, juniper, peaches, rosewater, and grass. Flavor has a clean character, with notes of lemon; slightly astringent, with a mild hop flavor, and a lightly sour finish. These combine for a refreshing character. Great summer (or anytime) beer!

 328 characters

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,227 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.