Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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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Photo of pinkwheels
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at Ormsby's in Atlanta GA. I've had it plenty of times in the bottle as well. It pours with nice hazy yellow golden color with a good amout of head. It has nice a nice crisp flavor with a touch of floral and fruitness and with a bit funky sour yeasty flavor (but it's very balanced). Overall it's very dry and crisp and delicious.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first saison. 750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white lasting head. Lively carbonation and nice lacing. Aroma is very complex of spicy hops, biscuit malt, sweet fruit and citrus. Full body, very tangy mouth-feel. Peppery hops on the palate are balanced by biscuit malt and sweet fruit with hints of citrus. Finish is long and complex. Great beer.

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Photo of Beasticles
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy straw-golden with a lacy white 2 finger head. CO2 activity is readily visible in the glass, closer to champagne activity than a lager.

S- musky, citrusy, spicy

T- Pepper up front with sourdough and a subtle lemon finish. Spiciness really carries well throughout.

M- Light, quite carbonated, refreshing

O- Very few beers have made me react as immediately and as strongly as Saison DuPont. God, this is brilliant. I can't imagine a finer July evening sipper. I'm jonesing for a salmon steak or something.

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Photo of pau622
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inpursuitofhops
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A darker golden tint with a quarter inch white foam. Spotty lacing down the .3L Glass.

S: Very yeasty, sweet, and a hint of fresh figs.

T: The traditional belgian yeast hits the tongue and takes over initially, but a hoppier, more complex taste soon engulfs the palate. A dry aftertaste follows.

M: Well-carbonated, nice foam-to-beer ratio in each drink.

D: Will leave you buzzing if you have a couple, but very nice to sip often.

I loved this and will be back to Good Foods Market in Lexington, KY for more.

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Photo of Nightwish1094
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bramsdell
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2oz bottle to a snifter. I love saisons and I finally got around to trying the "Best Beer in the World" (according to Men's Journal).

A: Huge, fluffy-looking white head. Poured slowly and gently, the head was still enormous. Closer examination shows the head to be much thicker than fluffy. Pale gold/straw color underneath. Head fades to a nice line on top of the body and remains for the duration of the beer.

S: First thing to hit me is the dryness, but I'm a bit more sensitive to dryness. Most certainly an earthy aroma, very thick. This balances the dryness very nicely. Notes of citrus and some citrus-y esters.

T: Extremely smooth. The dryness of the nose nearly vanished, completely replaced by the earthiness. Of course, this is still a light, crisp beer, but it has a richer, funky flavor than the average saison, much to my pleasure. There is some residual sweetness on the tongue. None of the citrus notes of the nose are present in the flavor, but it is still crispy and drinkable. There is a certain flavor that helps to balance everything, but I can't place my finger on it.

M: Very full and rich while on the tongue, but finishes with a bit of dryness. There is some sweetness on the front of the tongue but definitely a dry mouthfeel. This beer is drinkable enough, but it really deserves to be sipped slowly.

O: It's damn good. "Best Beer in the World" might be a bit bold...but I can't find much I would change.

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Photo of webmanspidey
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Digimaika2
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(4.0) A: Attractive cloudy copper with a billowing and bubbly marshmallow-like head. Very good retention and patches of foam cling to the glass as this recedes.

(4.5) S: Incredible. Banana, lemon, grapefruit, honey, cloves, pepper, belgian yeast, and barnyard elements including dry grasses and woodchips. Wonderful floral notes come across well. A varied and complex aroma.

(4.5) T: Dry grasses, honey, tropical and citrus fruits, peppery cracker, cloves, and leaning towards herbal rather than floral elements. Wide assortment of flavours that work superbly together. Very good balance with just enough dry, bitter, and sweet characteristics.

(4.5) M: Medium bodied with moderate/spritzy carbonation (both are bang on). Texture is slightly oily with some chewy character.

(4.5) D: Superb farmhouse and a must try for fans of the style. Very good complexity and superb balance are both qualities that stand out for me.

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Photo of ZAP
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apricot clored....hazy....fizzy, frothy 1/2 inch egg white head...nose is musty but sweet....tight carbonation...fizzy almost, but creamy at the same time...body is medium light...taste is earthy...sweet fruity notes at first but very dry on the finish...Should have saved this for Thanksgiving...it would have paired nicely with the meal...

Very enjoyable...justt kind of hard to describe the flavor and aroma...tfour words...musty...earthy...fruity..enjoyable..

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not being a huge saison fan, this brew is delish. Very soft, delicate flavors. Mild banana and clove, farmhouse Funk is there but subtle. Medium soft feel with a crisp finish. Excellent brew.

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Photo of Jsteez
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on tap at Galmegi Brewery in Busan, South Korea. It came out with a nice white creamy 2 finger fluffy head. A murky orange/copper color; sticky lace on the glass. It smelled quite fruity and estery: banana, slight clove, some spice; a bit of pineapple and pear, too.
Took a sip: smooth with a juicy frontend, light banana cream, pineapple, tropical fruit, pears, black pepper and a spicy/dry/bitter backbone; with just a hint of clove to round things out. The body is light and easy going; so smooth. I can't even describe it. Very easy to drink. Nicely balanced beer! I love this.

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Photo of MikeB20
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: 11.2oz brown bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy gold with orange highlights and a two finger white head. A little sediment in the glass but you have to hold it up to the light to see it.

S: Smells like a barnyard with some wonderful sweet floral and tart fruity notes. Earthy as well. I find it to be very inviting for a Belgian, I want to taste this beer.

T: A nice light grainy malt base with some tart fruit in the finish. There's a little yeast at the end after the other flavors have faded. Refreshing.

M: Very light and very carbonated with a dry finish. Super easy to drink and it's a smooth as can be.

O: This is a really nice Saison. It hits on what I'd expect from a one, barnyard, tart fruit and flowers, dry and easy drinking, it's all there. This is a very refreshing beer that I'll gladly seek out in the hotter months. I love Belgian's and this is one of my favorites.

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Photo of CaptKirkles
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was suggested as a 'beginners Saison' as I am just getting into the style and I was quite impressed.

A - A very light hazy straw color with a good amount of fluffy head with good lacing
S - Spicy and yeasty with some grass in the background. Very appealing and seemed to be in style
T - A good mix of spiciness and sweetness. A little dry but refreshing.
M - Crisp and light. The carbonation made this very refreshing.
D - Very drinkable. I look forward to this again with the upcoming summer. A bottle won't knock you over but set you just right.

Served from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing like a 750ml bottle of Belgian beer to make a lovely, festive "pop" upon being cracked open. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Produces a golden amber color almost reminiscent of champagne with an enormous head, yet the second, yeastier pour was cloudier, far more carbonated (and we're talking about tons of carbonation razing the glass), as well as floaties everywhere near the bottom. Carbonation seemed to last forever, no matter how much this warmed up. Truly fantastic.

The smell is all over the place, but as expected from a farmhouse ale, this is extremely phenolic, sourish, and definitely tarty. There's aromas present of apricots, white grapes, coriander, and woody aromas underneath no doubt produced by the sour smells. Other than that, the yeastiness is unbelievable here, with a strong, aged aroma that reminds me of oude guezes. Beyond the the yeasty smell, there's a sweet aroma, which almost seems like the sugar that the yeast is currently snaking on. Alive (literally) and very lively, this is one of the nicest perfumed Belgian ales I've had in quite a while.

The flavor is equally complex, yet there are several ways in which it can be pinned down. There's a primary attack on the senses with malts, and then some dried hops (which become exponentially more noticeable as this warms up), and finally, an alcoholic finish. Primarily, the apricots are everlasting in this beer, and it is very reminiscent of fruit tarts, as well as intense lemon rinds. It's very pleasant, but for the first time I'm claiming that this is better cold, as it masks the hoppiness that throws these flavors off balance as it warms up. Nevertheless, this is a *perfect* drinking experience when it comes to feel, as it's yeasty and thick, as well as heavily carbonated, which comforts the palate underneath the intense sour and bitter flavors. Thick and bready, it's wonderfully welcoming and seems to have a lasting aftertaste for quite a while.

In short, versatile. Pop it open during a formal celebration, or open while kicking back on the porch on a sunny day, or sit by the fire on a freezing day with cheese and bread... No matter what occasion, Saison Dupont will be apropos. This is a fantastic beer unlike any I've had, and being far less overwhelming in sourness compared to others, as well as a balanced ABV, it's very likely to be visited again many times over.

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Photo of Shaw
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a lovely blond color with a very foamy head and massive carbonation. This stuff is fizzy.

It has a wonderul spicy aroma, similar to other Belgian beers I've had. Very nice. The taste is very good, too. It is crisp with a bitter twang and a hint of sour, musty flavors. There are also very light fruit and malt flavors mixed in.

The body is wonderfully light. I see why this is a beer meant for summer. It's almost cloud-like. Excellent.

This is a great beer. I will definatly have to have some more of it and introduce my beer buddies to this great style.

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Photo of beertastegood
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been a while since I have had this particular beer. Time to get reacquainted.

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a massive fluffy head that sinks to a whitecap and leaves thick lace on the sides of the glass.

Aroma: grassy, floral, lemon, musty, honey, grainy, tart...variety of aromas promise an interesting experience.

Taste: Citrus at first, followed by a strong mustiness, a nice bitter hop bite, and a wonderfully flowery hop flavor. Hint of grainy (wheat?) sweetness, then an intensely drying, hoppy, tangy, tart and bitter finish. Extremely thirst-quenching. Yeast-derived spiciness comes out as it warms up...they meld nicely with the rest of the senses.

Mouthfeel: very high carbonation and light body make this one go down easy. Drinkability is very high.

I had almost forgotten why I liked this style so much. I guess it is time for me to start brewing saisons again...

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Photo of sponberg
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If there's a better looking beer in a glass, I'd like to see it - cloudy gold-amber with a huge, rocky head. Yeasty, estery, fruity aroma.

I just love this beer - fruit, esters, alcohol warmth, a slight citric crispness... BelgianBeers described the flavors & mouthfeel very well, so all I will add is this: A bottle of this beer (OK, two bottles), a good sized slab of a really good Brie or other soft ripened cheese, some freshly picked apples (Macintosh or Macoun), and a loaf of crusty artisanal bread... what else would you need?

OK, maybe a bottle of this and a bottle of Southampton saison. For variety.

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Saison Dupont is almost the standard to what a saison should taste like. It is light, crisp, with a plesant spicyness in the finish that is the characteristic of the yeast. A lot of breweries try to mess with and make saisons extreem but noting is like a great traditional style. I have yet to like one that deviates from the simple feel of this beer. It's a little expensive for a light crisp beer but it's imported so what do you expect. Wish it could be cheaper. Would keep it around a lot more.

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Photo of BKotch
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah, the complexity of a first-rate Belgian saison! Cloudy golden color, huge frothy head, nice lace. And then a very dry fruity-spicy nose and palate with a dry finish. Carbonation is on the high side. Everything comes together so well in this brew -- it's just incredibly drinkable.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly cloudy bright yellow with a voluminous off white head of tightly packed bubbles. The head erupts up from the liquid to make a beautiful towering pillow of rocky foam, and leaves beautiful lace in its wake. The Aroma is wonderful. Fruity and funky with a pleasant graininess. Green apple, pear, citrus, a perfume of floral and herbal aromas and white pepper all mingle in my nostrils. The flavor seems to be both delicate and robust at the same time. It has a tart and slightly lactic attack that gives way to a wonderful grainy malt profile. Herbal hops and notes of pear and citrus also mingle about in my mouth. Peppery spice and lemon grass are also there, and I find it hard to describe all the flavors as they seem to transform as I sip. The body is on the light side of medium and mouthfeel is full of carbonation. It is a bit tingly on the tongue, but at the same time it's also smooth. Super drinkable and super delicious. The first time I bought this beer it was skunked and it scared me away for awhile, but tasting it now, I think it is worth the risk.

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Photo of Foley67
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murchmac
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ooo LaLa Saison. I fricking love this style now.

I drank this at a coffee shop out the bottle poured into a glass. I kinda only review beers at home, like a ritual, so forgive my crudeness.

I guess it looked yellow. Had a big head, cool looking.

I think it smelled earthy. I just smelled it once. It was hot out, I just wanted to sit outside and drink.

Tasted fricking amazing. Just the right amount of carbonation. Earthy, fruity, smooth. Like drinking jujubees.

Great aftertaste. This is one classic beer.

This beer is so good, How good is it? This beer is so good, you should drink it.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a light shade of yellow with a very foamy ad puffy white head. Looks great

S- smells very spicy and grassy. Pretty much...it smells like a saison should

T- tastes very fresh, if that makes sense. Lots of grass and spice coming out of this one

M- very light body, not overwhelming at all

O- absolutely fantastic. Perfect for a warm summer day

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Photo of GreenWBush
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is never around the area in bottle format so it was pure delight to find it on-tap.

In the proper glassware, this beer actualizes a golden canary with a fluffy dollop of head that lasts, lingers, and leaves great lace rings.

The aroma of this beer is enticingly tart; lemony, filled with crisp hop zest, with a slightly spicy yeast profile.

This beer is a delicious saison: it is amazingly light and zingy on the mouth but also delightfully substantial. The lemon flavors abound in harmony with a peppery spice content...and the lingeringly powerful hop-bite just makes it more drinkable by the end of the glass.

The mouthfeel is almost bitingly carbonated but underneath is a dry, addictively smooth pucker of lemon and lime. Damned drinkable...hope I can find this again sometime.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,178 ratings.
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