Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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4,185 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
Ratings:
4,185
Reviews:
1,617
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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Photo of vdread
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Saison Dupont pours a hazy pale orange color with a huge frothy head.

smell is musky, earthy, strong with white pepper, slightly fruity.

taste is distinct with farmhouse funk, with citrus fruit and white pepper being the most pronounced tastes. spicy and tart, it's also very slightly sweet and low to moderately bitter.

the body is light to medium, ending dry. there is a nice lingering bitterness

not an every day drinker, but i thoroughly enjoyed this 750ml bottle.

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Photo of cobrarax
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy bright yellow with a rich white foam that dissipates slowly, leaving rich lacings.

S: Malty, a little sour with some spices as well. Orange zest and clove. I also catch the strange note of tjälknöl, which is a swedish dish made of moose steak. It might be juniper.

T: Great freshness with hints of citrus fruits, a really subtle hint of pineapple juice and freshly harvested carrots and some belgian-styled yeast flavour as well. Fresh grass and pepper in the aftertaste, which sticks around for a while. Perfectly rounded bitterness. Some alcohol hints.

M: Very refreshing. Clean and fresh flavours which goes over to a quite dry aftertaste. Highly drinkable, and a perfect summer ale.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy, golden-amber in color; head was thick and white, with fair retention and decent lacing.

S: Complex, fairly strong without overpowering the nose. Grain presence is slight. There's a mix of several fruity aromas, and I can't identify all of them (but grapes, pears, and citrus are all present, and maybe a whiff of banana. Spicy notes of white pepper and more are also in there.

T: This ones skips right over the sweet malts. There's a brief moment of dry, grain flavor, then the tartness hits and overwhelms the palate like a crashing wave -- I detect tart grapes, bergamot, and grapefruit, the last of these becoming more pronounced in the finish, even taking on the bitter flavor of grapefruit rind. As if fades, just dry bitterness remains.

M: Crisp, fairly-well carbonated, but with a touch of astringency in the dry finish.

O: A moderately strong-flavored beer that would likely pair well with a full-bodied French cheese (memo to me for next time...) The dry, bitter finish detracted a little from the experience, but overall it was worth trying.

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Photo of stephens101
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A little skunk wafts up to the nose upon popping the cork, and sometimes that's not a bad thing, as long as it's not overwhelming. Looking at the bottle art, I imagine myself at a small cafe in Belgium drinking this one. Pours a dirty gold and finishes off with a dense off-white head. Retention is good, as it takes some time to fade. A few spots of lacing are left to and fro. Smells phenomenal, with fresh yeast, light fruits (green apples, pears) and diacetyls all moving in perfect balance around the nose. Tastes spicy and a bit sour with more light fruits, big malts, sweet bread and yeast. Goes down a bit dry and there's plenty of carbonation. Mouth-feel is medium. Enjoyed the hell out of this one.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge, fluffy white head that lasts until you drink it down. Straw gold body murky with sediment. Beautiful. Dry, crisp, slightly peppery, fruity and funky - it's the standard to which all saisons are compared for good reason. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of controlfate
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdcleff
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterLambic
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy wheat color with some orange running throughout. 1/2" white head with decent retention drops to a clumpy thickish film and ring.
Smell is tart with malt, citrus, spice and banana notes. Very well balanced and good complexity.
Taste is expectedly tart and crisp. Malt, spice (clove and pepper), citrus and banana notes with light hops mostly after the swallow.
Medium bodied with a big, sharp effervescence and some drying. A goodly amount of stickiness develops on both the tongue and upper palate. A good amount of warming from the 6.5 ABV. A very good beer for sure.

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Photo of Crosling
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden.

Nose of spices, banana peel, tangerine, orange, spices, bready malt and herbs.

Pleasant, great for the style flavor profile, with notes of banana bread, bready malts, light fruits (green apples), a bit of tartness and perhaps some spicing, coriander if I am not mistaken.

Lovely.

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this one is a hazy gold. The head is one finger with a white color. Light lacing on the sides, medium alcoholic legs.

I can smell Belgian yeast funk, lemon peel, wheat grass. Smells are very medium to an effect where they blend very well and are not over powering.

The taste is a Belgian yeast paired many citrus flavors, like orange peel and an earthy lemon grass taste as well.

The beer is easily drinkable. I drank my bottle fairly fast. I am glad I picked up a bottle and will do so again in the future.

J

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Photo of jekemp
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Saison Dupont was a small splurge on my part when I picked it up after work last night, It came in a 750 ml bottle that was corked. The cork was removed with great ease (bouncing off the ceiling..) and upon pouring the bee into a glass, I discovered a beautiful unfiltered yellow amber ale with a very light head of foam. The aroma was a menagery of botanicals and hops with hints of citrus. Overall the taste was a little on the dry side but I found this beer to be an absolute treat. I think would love to drink one of these chilled on a hot summer day.

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Photo of homebrewhawk
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml corked bottle served in a Duvel glass. Poured a pale gold with a huge white head. Clove and citrus in the aroma with some burnt sugar. Lots of spicy flavors. Light body, spritzy mouthfeel. Dry finish. Yeast seems to add more spice. Very refreshing. Nice beer.

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Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraken
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from corked and caged 750ml bottle into a very large Red wine glass. Careful pour yields a nice 3 finger pure white head with very nice retention. As head diminishes leaves a moderate lacing on sides of glass. Beer pours a very nice almost transparent straw amber. Smells of light malt, slight candy sweetness and a bit of pepper. Taste of light sweet malt b, hints of candy sugar, nice hop bitterness in finish. Finishes very dry which is nice on a hot day. I was expecting some slight fruit esters however none have come through. Solid mouthfeel, not too thin or cloying. Drinkablity is also solid as this is not a heavy beer, or overly alcoholic. Over all this is a very nice beer as reflected in my rating and serves as a solid introduction to a brewer I have not previously sampled. I will be looking for more dupont products in the future.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)

A- This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a thick white head that laces until the finish.

S- Slight hints of sourness in the beginning gave way to some slightly sweet floral notes with a faint spiciness in the finish.

T- This beer has a nice gentle sour note in the that was followed by soft malt and wheat flavors. There was a punch of grapefruit and a faint salty and spicy flavor to the finish.

M- medium light mouthfeel with some fizziness and a faint astringent quality.

D- This beer is a smooth light beer with good complexity. It feels like the same malt bill as American light lagers but with a yeast that adds so much complexity that has a wonderful taste.

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Photo of IKR
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden-yellow with a generous white head that slowly subsided. Good looking beer.

Smell: Hay/grassy notes, mild barnyard funk, and mild fruity notes.

Taste: Mild nondescript fruit notes, mild grassy/hay notes, and mild funk notes. The beer finishes dry with the grassy/hay notes.

Mouth-feel: Light-bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. true to the style.

Overall: Prototypical Saison. Classic taste with a light body and dry finish.

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Photo of output01x
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 mL. corked and caged bottle (No Date) into a tulip glass.

A slow pour yields a fluffy 3-finger cream-colored head that slowly fades after a good few minutes to a thick, clumpy coating and thick collar. The body is cloudy golden apricot with tiny specks of sediment constantly tumbling about through the streams of tiny carbonation bubbles. Great lacing can be seen between sips but little manages to stick.

Skunk and funk come together harmoniously. Aromas of green apple and sour grapes are accompanied by grainy, bready malts. An oily lemon acts as an overtone, rounding out the nose.

Funk strikes the palate at the beginning of each sip and is quickly joined by sweet and tart flavors of sour grapes and green apples. Then, a grainy malt flavor comes through with notes of crackers and fresh bread. As the beer is swallowed, pungeant green fruit flavors come out and a barnyard funk soon follows. This slowly transforms into a dry floral bitterness.

The light to medium body allows a good amount of flavor to come through while remaining refreshing. The carbonation fizzes up quite a bit when the beer is held in the mouth and gets rather foamy in the swallow.

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Photo of Troyone
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in a 12.7 oz. bottle, after removing the cage I stepped away to throw it in the trash. I heard a pop and bang the cork blew off and hit the cieling, do not even know where it is. Pours with a huge 4 or 5 inch head the color is similar to a hazy apple juice color with lots of carbonation action. Bit into the froth several times to consume the magically disappearing (once in mouth) cotton candy with the taste of sweet wheat beer.
The smell is not significant with a hint of sweet wheat beer.
The taste has great signs of wheat and sweetness of wheat mixed with an even carbonation.
Mouthfeel is comfortable not too syrupy with an even carbonation throughout to the limited aftertaste.
The drinkability is good maybe not a session beer but a good changeup and refresher.

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Photo of BierFan
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a cervoise.

Appearance: The head constitutes about half the beer after the poor. White and fluffy. Hazy golden yellow body. Great carbonation.

Smell: Earthy with a slight brett sourness. Apples and spicy yeast.

Taste: Crisp and clean taste. Spicy yeast character. Slight fresh tart apple fruitiness.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dates L121118 poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Cloudy golden yellow with 3 generous fingers of white head that slowly reduced to a finger. Good lacing.

S - Clove and Belgian yeast up front with some spice and bready malts rounding out the nose.

T - Mix of spice, cloves and Belgian yeast up front with a touch of bready malt sweetness and some floral notes rounding out the palate. A long, dry finish. Well balanced.

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Photo of Ommy
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear and very golden, a really nice color. The head is frothy and lingers for quite a while. The lacing also does well.

Right as I opened the bottle I was overcome with skunkyness. I don't know if that's how it normally is, or if my bottle has been exposed too much, but it isn't too off-putting. I kind of like it! After being open for a few minutes and in the glass, it loses some of the intense skunkyness, and lets other aromas come through. I get a faint smell of apples, and possibly oranges.

The taste is a lot better than I expected. I thought the skunkyness would have affected it too much, but it's a beautiful mix of funky flavors with a slight hopped taste on the finish. The mix of funky and bitter goes quite well together.

Overall I'd love to have this beer again, great for a light meal.

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Photo of eclaycamp
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jumping right back into the Saisons with one of the most well-known examples of the style in Saison Dupont. 750 mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Light golden color with a fizzy head that forms quickly and dissipates almost as fast. I get a lot of sour tartness in the nose, with a white grape funkiness going on along with some slight skunkiness. This one has been in my fridge since purchase, but I get this earthy basement smell out of it. First taste takes me by surprise, but in a good way. Mouthfeel is nice and dry, with a good, almost sour bitterness. Taste is light and lemony, with some earthy hops giving it a nice musky feel. Towards the end of the drink I get this pepper sweet - almost green pepper - note. This thing would be great on a warm summer day. It's not sweet like other saisons can be, and the bone dry finish literally makes the mouth water. Overall a very nice saison and one I won't be afraid to reach for in the future.

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Photo of tatterdash
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden, cloudy with sediment, with a fluffy yellowish head that laces well. Smells somewhat musty, with some sourness and spiciness. Taste was much hoppier than expected, with lots of grapefruit and orange peel. Mouthfeel was quite dry, refreshing, with a barely noticeable high ABV. This is definitely a summer beer as any Saison should be.

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Photo of mickyge
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smells kind of grassy or hay like semi cloudy yellow appearance. Crisp mouth feel tastes carbonated like a Pilsner. Dry slightly alcohol finish. I drank it kind of fast it's not a sipper

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