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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
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1,590 Reviews
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
Reviews:
1,590
Ratings:
4,098
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
17.03%
 
 
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Reviews: 1,590 | Ratings: 4,098
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A really nice farmhouse that ticks all the boxes for the style. Less sweet than most American saisons. What sets it apart from any other saison I've had is the amazing head. In typical Belgian fashion, the head is huge even if you pour gently and the retention is in the order of tens of minutes. Amazing. It's just a great beer.

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Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden and cloudy with an extensive, well retained head. Smells yeasty, fruity and floral, with just a hint of spices. Tastes just as it smells. Well carbonated with a light to medium mouthfeel.

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Photo of RickyS
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden pale and hazy beer with abundant head. Smells tart, mildly spicy with cloves and a yeasty character.
Tastes a tad more bitter, orange peel and mango. Lively carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Very nice beer.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a big, billowy white head, has a nice dark golden color. Head settles down into soft pillows. Carbonation is highly apparent in this beer.
S: Yeasty esters, very bready. Has the aroma of sweet, fresh baked bread. Also notes of spice, possibly corriander.
T: Very earthy and bready. Hints of citrus, with lots of that yeast ester from the nose. A bit of dryness on the finish to bring things full circle.
F: So smooth, and the body is really full. Feel is actually a bit surprising, for a beer that with this level of clarity was expecting it to have a lighter body. Also the carbonation, which looks very heavy and spritey, was actually quite light.
O: Honestly wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. I could see myself tearing through a pack of these like nothing. Drinks incredibly easy yet doesn't skimp on flavor or complexity.

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Photo of lic217
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Cork said 2.014
Look: Hazy orange, big white head, lacing 5
Aroma: AT the onset was skunk, but that quickly faded, little funk, lightly fruity, slightly floral 4.25
Taste: Esters, fruitiness, finishes dry, spicy, al little ready 4.5
Feel: Prickly carbonation, smooth despite the high carbonation, medium body 5
Overall: Really good, but just wish it was not so old. I feel like it must have effected this beer (for better or worse). I have had the dry hopped version, which was also fantastic. 4.5

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look: Massive three or even four finger fluffy white head, clear orange-yellow body. Lots of yeast haze.

Smell: White grapes, apple, pear, honey, flowers, and a little bit of barnyard funk. Like a sun-lit orchard filled with wildflowers and a few fruit rotting on the ground.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium body, extremely high carbonation, slightly dry.

Other: A life-changing beer. Clean, refreshing flavors and smell, cloud-like carbonation. Perfect amount of dryness.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange color, speckled with yeast coagulants, finished with a fluffy 1.5 finger head. Gorgeous lacing.

Aroma is yeasty, mildly funky, citrusy, with a kiss of sourness. The sourness is in the form of green apple juice and skin.

Taste is like the nose but with such a great carbonation tickle. Nice citrus, more green apple, little bit of funk, and plenty of spicy yeast. Great beer!

Overall, this is a classic example of the class. Real good stuff, but I wish it had maybe a bit more funk. I see this pairing with classic Belgian food, maybe frites and aioli or something a little more rich. It gets a 93/100.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, Pours golden yellow with black specks with a big fluffy white head. Aroma malt, fruit, yeast, spices, little orange peel, wheat. Really nice typically saison aroma. Taste Spicy, Coriander and lemon. A nice drink.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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 jw4free
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: 3 finger head that fades to a nice ring. S: apricot and banana notes. T: great fruity blend of flavors. F: crisp tingle. Good tart zing. O: excellent beer.

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Photo of puck1225
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful beer! Cloudy yellow pour into a snifter, with a thick, creamy white head. The head last a long time with beautiful lacing. Very fragrant and floral. The taste is wonderful. A great balance of sweet fruit, citrus and spice. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of PorterPro125
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 750 mL Bottle

A- Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a large pillowy white head with excellent retention. Fades down to a thin whispy patch. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Lots of Belgian Yeast, a slight Lemony note, and a good amount of "funk".

T- Same as the Aroma with the funk becoming more prevalent. Nice Dry flavour.

M- Medium-Light body with fairly high carbonation. The Mouthfeel really lends itself to the refreshing nature of the taste and aroma.

O- After finally having an opportunity to try the world-renowned Saison Dupont, I must say that I understand the hype. Saison Dupont is a beautifully flavourful and easy drinking Saison that everyone should try.

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Photo of cavedave
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge billowy white head that relaxes to a lasting cap. Fuzzy lace designs are left on glass.

Funk and rounded tart, a touch of lemon-lime, merest hints of candi sweet make a wonderful aroma.

Mmm, the funk in the taste is more earthy than barnyard, strong presence, joined by vinous and light tart notes, with a background of light bitter and citrus hints.

Very dry character, light body, refreshing, high carb., and clean finish give this a mouthfeel that enhances the flavor very well.

European style saison that is a highly drinkable and delicious treat.

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Photo of julienbeerstein
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
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 Ninjakillzu
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Two finger head, orange tinged yellow filled with floaters.

S: Plenty of Belgian yeast, some notes of honey, vague spiciness, and some unidentifiable funkiness.

T: Same as the smell, but nicely dry. Very good.

M: Medium bodied with a lot of foam going on. Bubbly carbonation prickles the tongue as the beer rolls across.

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Photo of scottyg354
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look is Golden Straw Yellow, huge head on this beer as expected. Really nice. Smell is grass, barnyard funk, light alcohol, malt, biscuit. Taste is malty, spciy and lemon/lime, some light funk comes on nice. Feel is light and dry typical to style. Overall a classic. One of my go to beers. This beer goes well with all none desert food, is good through every season. In my opinion one of the best beers out there.

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Photo of hreb
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle, topped with a cork that reads simply 2015. Pours into a Belgian tulip glass and immediately forms an enormous white, pillowy head. Beer itself is yellow and quite hazy. Flavor is mildly tart, well complemented by a healthy fizziness. Neutral and balanced, with a very clean finish, and no detectable alcohol flavor. Leaves a trace of grassiness on my lips. Saison Dupont is a class, genre defining, even. BeerAdvocate shows nearly 6000 saisons at this point, representing, I'm sure, a huge range of beers ranging from funky and outright sour to sweet and fruity. Saison Dupont is a good starting point, but truthfully, there are way more flavorful examples out there now, even without sacrificing any of the balance and cleanliness this one offers.

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Photo of thorkelson
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoyed this saison. One of my favorite - had at the bachelor farmer in a small cage/cork bottle. Pours a lovely belgiany head and is wonderfully spicy and earthy for a saison - not too sweet but has tons of complexity that a lot of breweries miss with the saison.

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Photo of NickandToni
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I guess this sums my tastes of what is expected from a great beer.

Hazy appearance, earthy nose, complex throughout, a dreamy mouthfeel, and overall one simply amazing beer.
Stands alone in the farmhouse category and equal to all other greats celebrated in other genres.

Timeless.

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Photo of mtvolkens
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Probably the best Saison I've had. Saison's are obviously fairly unpredictable, but this just felt like the kingpin of saisons. Almost like Pliny is to doubles. It was well balanced, not too funky. I tasted banana bread, with the yeast carrying through the palette, with a small hop/orange peel on the end. Greatly balanced brew IMO.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange with a dense and ample creamy white head that is long lasting and leaves sheets of lace.
Aroma brings on the funk. Get on up. Hints of hay, maybe some green apple and lemon.
The funky fun continues in the tatse with some light peppery and lemony notes and a nice, lingering, slightly bitter and crisp conclusion. Subtle notes of hay and must.
Mouthfeel is light, bubbly and sparkling on the tongue.
Excellent all around.

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Photo of lastmango
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pour was hazy and golden with a 3 finger appliance white head. Medium lacing. Aroma was bready grass/straw. In my first sip, I was overpowered by carbonation equivalent of champagne. This is the highest carbonation brew I have ever had and driest finish too. The taste is a bit yeasty up front, grassy in the middle with a touch of hops on the end. This has too much carbonation for me.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

333 ml bottle, Belgium Beer Factory, Pours hazy gold with a large white foamy head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - yeasty, bread and straw, spicy, cloves,hint of fruits. Taste - Fruits, lemony, yeasty with a light bitter finish. Very pleasant easy drinking beer.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - hazy, yellow,/gold , big foamy white head, with some retention, beautiful lacing. Sounds good to as bubbles settle.
A - funk, zest, a little sour/acidic
T - zest comes through first, yeast and funk, grass/hay flavor
F - really feel the carbonation, light body, but good mouthfeel, dry

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aromas of wet grass, straw, orange peel, lemon zest, honey, bread, crushed tulips and apple peels. The taste was much similar to the smell with a funk that hit strong but then fizzled out. Extremely dry beer. Refreshing and tart with medium to high carbonation. Above average saison.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,098 ratings.
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