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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,219
Reviews:
1,635
Ratings:
4,241
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Photo of zerolux
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Dewey0603
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours with a tremendous head, so watch out.The color is a yellow straw with tons of carbonation.The smell is very spice filled,with citrus and coriander.The taste,like the smell,is very much spice filled with an aftertaste of sweet malt.A good balanced and light m/f make this a really good beer.This is one beer that I will try again,although I would have rated this higher,but I'm not a big saison fan.

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Photo of julienbeerstein
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An exceptional classic Saison.High in ABV this beer is the father of modern saisons. Aggressive bottle conditioning means you have to let it rest for a second before pouring. easy drinking while also flavourful, lots of spice, honey, coriander, orange zest, cloves, and a nice dose of hops. This is a pretty crisp beer.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Hazy, super cloudy golden with fluffy as hell white head. Intense effervescence. Superb lacing and retention. Love the look of many saisons, but this one is as good as I've seen.

S- Some of the barnyard funk that you get with many of the style, lemon zest, slight clove and spices. Not quite as dank as some others of the style. A nice malt base lingers

T- Fruit, spice, and lots of clove. I seem to be picking up more bubble gum character than I'm used to in saison. Some grain, again, love the malt base of this one. Bitter finish that hangs around between sips.

M- Very crisp. Light body and extremely dry. Refreshing, but maybe a little less body than I prefer. Alcohol nowhere to be found.

O- I can dig it. A little different take on the style (clove) than I have had, but I can certainly see why it is a gold standard.

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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brilliant, deep golden color with a creamy white head. Has a high level of carbonation. The aroma is spicy, grainy, with hints of clove. The flavor is sweet, fruity, and spicy; it then flows to a dry, hoppy finish. It is a relatively light bodied, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of beermanbrian
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375 ml corked bottle - 2005 on the cork.

Golden color with a huge creamy white head. The head just won't give up, it sticks around forever. When it finally does fall a little it leaves mountains and craters of sticky foam behind. For a pale beer, this looks incredibly appealing. Smell is peppery yeast. Taste like the smell with a pepper bite up front. There is some bready malt taste but no sweetness at all. Very dry and smokey. Finishes with a spicey aftertaste and some bitterness. There is just a touch of fruityness between the intitial pepper and the finishing dryness. This one is proof that a light colored beer dosn't have to lack taste. This one is full of complexity and enjoyable to drink. Thanks to maltygoodness for throwing this one in a trade.

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Photo of Samlover55
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle into Libbey tulip
unidentifiable date code
L- pours a hazy orange with a huge head, that quickly dissapates into white cap
S- loads of yeast, dryness that some would say is 'crackery', and lemon
T- sweet & yeasty, I'm not gonna lie this reminds me of a Hefewiezen, and continues with some funk, a hint of the lemon shows up as well, with slightest hop bitterness on the finish
F- super creamy and effervescent, with a nice dry tingle
O- this is a classic for a reason, a complex Saison that is the benchmark for the style

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Photo of HagueBrook
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- A very nice golden color, but a bit darker below the head. Nice thick head which took a few minutes to melt down with good lacing along the glass.

S- Not much of anything besides some grassy smell. A little wheat.

T- A bit of pepper as noted by others. Definitely a dry finish.

M- Smooth and easy on the palate.

D- Very drinkable. This would be great on a summer night. The lower ABV makes it more drinkable than other Belgian brews.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of daledeee
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A true farmhouse ale!!

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with very profuse white head. Nose was skunky at first and I thought it was a loser. I looked at the green bottle and said, not again. As the beer sat a couple minutes the nose settled down and was a nice blend of farm,yeast, citrus, and hops.

Taste is nice with Belgian hops citrus, bread and yeast. There is a lot going on here.

Mouthfeel is very nicely carbonated but not dry on the finish. The hops leave a nice flavor on the back of the tongue. Very nice stuff.

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Photo of arvidkoval
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Cloudy, bubbly, orange body with a fluffy white head.

S- Light fruity aroma, Belgian yeast esters.

T- Starts with light, sweet fruit, then moves to a slight tartness, and then a crisp, dry finish.

F- Bubbly! Refreshing.

O- Very refreshing beer, will definitely revisit in the summer.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

WOW, Saison Dupont certainly has one hell of a terrific aroma that reminds me of lemons and oranges; just a very clean and citrus-like smell over all that’s very pleasing to the senses. It has a nice solid, feathery head that just seems to float over its wonderful light tan/blondish body (I wonder if I poured this one out right). It has a fresh snappish taste with some mild tartness to it.

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

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

Had this on tap at the Cascade Saison Fest. Fun event, wish I was able to stay longer to enjoy the variety.

Pours murky, cloudy, and wheaty-looking. Not great, reminds me of a german hefeweizen.

Nose is citrus and dry straw. Smells refreshing and crisp.

Very clean and refreshing on the palate. Light and bubbly, could easily drink several.

Excellent for the style, there is a reason this is considered an archetype.

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Photo of BeccaH
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,241 ratings
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