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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4,164
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4.18
pDev:
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Photo of traviskroberts
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lawrence76
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a classic beer. If I were only allowed one single beer to drink for the rest of my life, this one might be it.

Obviously its beautiful orange body and ferociously delitcate pure white head have been described many a time. I still dont get tired of popping a cork and slowly pouring one of these into a big glass.

Aroma is so subtle & complex, all over the place from earthy/musty hops to graininess, and overall yeasty & bready, with spicy esters mixing perfectly with the party.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully hard to pin down, at once dry and crisp, yet smooth and velvety almost in its percieved texture. Exquisite malt & grain backbone and sharp hop bite follows. Grassy, almost barn-yard aromas just detectible.

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

A: Pale golden color, limpid. Lots of carbonation. Huge white long lasting head.

S: Herbal, spicy. Also funky.

T: The attack on the palate is frank and sharp, at the same time acid and bitter. Then, the taste follows the nose with herbal, fruity but also spicy flavors. The bitterness does not linger very much. Yeasts are clearly dominating. Finishes very dry.

M: High carbonation responsible of the frank attack. Very refreshing.

O: A good shot. Representative of the style. Easy to drink (good carbonation, no excessive bitterness, low alcohol), but not watery and really flavorful. The (slight) funky aspect may surprise while looking for something more fruity however. Overall, a beer to consume on regular basis.

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

750ml into a tulip. Opens with an impressive pffft as if we are celebrating something special which in this case is simply this brew. Pours a hazy orange mango color. Massive head slowly recedes leaving clumps of clouds hanging, not lacing, clouds !

Saison scent, as complex as any can be.

Just the right amount of tart with a clean dry finish. Key for me is the phenols as they are very much part of the defining flavor but don't veer towards the medicinal variety.

Farmhouse Ale, I like how that sounds, very inviting !
cheers
jd

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Photo of jampics2
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Winking Lizard. Hazy straw colored beer with one finger of white head in a goblet. Looks nice, cloudy, and full of taste!

Smell is nice, really nice! Belgian yeasty esters, lemon, corriander. Surprisingly little if any funkyness. This sure isn't like the New Years Dupont.

Initially sweet taste. Candy sugar, clove and corriander, sweet grain - fruity at first and finishes dry. A touch of band-aid funk in the finish. Really good saison, but I like the funked up versions better.

Mouthfeel is good, but carb is high. That seems to enhance the dry finish's feel.

Great beer, could use a bit more funk, but this was good. Glad to have sampled.

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Photo of Trombone69
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

A- Golden, slight haze nice head that turns into a good lacing.

S- Pleasant Belgian yeast, bubble gum, fruit, spice.

T- Fruity, with a nice spice profile. Belgian yeast mixes in well but is not too over the top. Well balanced between the many flavors and the grain.

M- Very very smooth, medium to full body. Carbonation is moderate.

D- Very drinkable, can't wait to drink this during a hot summer night.

One of the better beers I have had in my life.

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Photo of dd43
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is just an amazing beer, anyone who has never tried a saison should be given this as a reference point. They may or may not ever find success in tasting a better rendition of the style.

Beautiful in the glass, brilliant straw/gold with some haze, two fingers of head that stick around for a bit until you start drinking. Aromas dance between bready and grassy. The yeast character comes in waves, as does an earthy sort of dankness (but not resinous, this is a dry saison after all). Also some lemon notes more like lemongrass than the actual citrus fruit. Its a complicated aroma that I recommend taking your time with.

Drinks like a dream, a nice dry finish coupled with a perfect amount of effervescence. Keep a big bottle on hand for dinner parties and serve it in wine goblets, to the amazement of uninitiated guests.

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Photo of stortore
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Have had a few times, first review.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, at least a two finger head, lots of foamy cling. Smells of Belgian yeast, black pepper, light malt, a little funk. Smells so good. Taste continues to bring a lot of yeast, a little more funk than the nose, candi sugar, light malt, less pepper than the nose. Dry, crisp, great body, perfectly carbonated, so refreshing.

I like this better every time I have it. So flavorful and balanced. May or may not be my favorite saison, but if there was a picture of one in the dictionary, it would be this. A beer everyone should try.

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Photo of Estria
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juju7
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a ridiculously big head. But what a head! Like a meringue, could've eaten it with a spoon. Laced thickly all the way to the end. Spicy Belgian yeast notes on the nose with a little earthiness in the background. Follows through with the same vibe on the palate. highly carbonated. Alcohol hangs a little at the back but not unpleasant. Always enjoyable.

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Photo of nick35712
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle @ barrel house. Beverley MA

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, lemony straw color. A full pillowy white head of foam forms rapidly and makes a craggy plug on top of the beer. Thick, roped lacing weaves its pattern on the glass as the head recedes. Lots of hills and valleys in the cap and a torrent of bead action from below.

Aroma - yeasty, mild sourness, mild funkiness and skunkiness, and just a touch of sugary sweetness tickles the tongue prior to the first sip. The best framing for the Belgian funkiness that I've smelled yet.

Taste - intense husky grain and yeast to start. Has an element of warming alcohol despite the low abv. The swallow (and any subsequent belches, btw) brings on some floral, grassy notes giving it a wild edge. An arid bitterness follows, dried grapefruit rind, without losing that floral bit. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel - uber crisp, highly carbonated to a champagne level. The body stays moderate to just slightly light.

Drinkability - if I was in the mood for a saison, I would buy this again, a rarity for me regarding this style in general.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the bottle at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Saison Dupont flared mini pint, and glowed a pale golden color. The head was a glorious two fingers tall, made of tiny creamy bubbles. Retention was insane, eventually leaving impenetrable sheets of lacing all around the glass. Carbonation appeared high, and big chunks of sediment and haze were delivered from the last half of the bottle. The aroma sported a big whiff of warm musk, steely, and grassy malts. All the flavors mixed for a nicely crisp nose, with faint hops on the back, of the floral variety. Dried fig, raspberry, warm buttery toast, and light apple sweetness round out the back. Our first impression was that this was light and airy, but it packed the flavor. As we sip, crisp and clean toasted pale malts, wheatgrass, and light lemon freshness hit the palate. A bright yeasty metallic bite brought us to the peak of the sip, which shows a bitter lemon and orange rind. Malts continue palely, with a bit of wheat, and light muddled booze for a nice balance. More lemon bite, cellar musk, barnyard grass, and toasty pales come in for the finish. Again, the balance is there, but a bit dirty, with a final lick of light tin, and wonderful Belgian yeast. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is very high, stinging the tongue. There is dryness to the mouth, but it is not quite astringent. An even woody dryness and a pillowy softness hit the tongue, with great slurp due to that perpetual head. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily, but you want to take your time.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the light crispness and the full flavoring to the taste. This is an exemplary Saison, with very fresh and clean malts, perfectly balancing the booze, with bitterness ultimately predominating. Throughout all aspects the beer fits the style, without becoming overwhelming at any point.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice appearance, of a golden ocher color and a nice bubbling whitey foam.
Really spicy one. Sweet banana and cloves in the smell, with a lot of earthly tones.
In the mouth is even more earthly and is possible to feel a nice bitterness from the moment taste it till way after you swallow it.
Great feel, somewhat effervescent in the mouth.

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Photo of Mubbly
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml poured into 2 Chimay glasses. (Split with my wife.)

This is my second go at this beer; my first was skunked and uncharacteristic.

Cloudy toasted yellow pour with a quick rising cloudy head - dense bubbles stay put for a long time. Lotsa lacing. Beautiful.

I can't get too much out of the smell, but I found: muted citrus, lemon, dirt/earth, and peppery-ness.

The taste was awesome; there is first an earthiness followed by a muted tart apple sweetness. It finishes with a blend of pepper, hops, and a bit of earth. The flavors would work well with grilled chicken & pasta.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Feels good and smooth over the tongue, but finishes dry. Great carbonation.

This would be a great beer to have on a hot day. It has a lightness to it that is very refreshing. Goes down easy.

I really enjoyed this one. My first try was extremely dull; I'm relieved that I received a good bottle.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,164 ratings.
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