Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont

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Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 1,601 | Ratings: 4,150
Photo of Bdubz94
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750mL bottle. Cork pops right off. Be careful not agitate the bottle before opening! This one is about a year old. I previously had one that was fresher so I will try to compare the two.

Pours cloudy golden color with a huge foamy white head that sticks around for several minutes. Decent thick lacing is left behind. Looks pretty carbonated. There is quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I will avoid this until the last glass.

Aroma is peppery, floral, and yeasty-very spicy overall. Slightly lemony but the spices come through most strongly in the smell.

Taste is malty, earthy, yeasty, and spicy. Sweet up front with a slightly bitter bite at the end. Very refreshing!

Feel is medium weight, creamy at first with a dry finish. Complex yet so drinkable.

Overall this saison is a real treat. The one-year aging possibly made this one a bit more bitter than the fresher one I had previously. However, the spicy yeasty goodness is consistent. This is a beer that I plan to pick up regularly-I envision this being perfect for a hot summer day. One of my all-time favorites.

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Photo of Wolvmar
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden cold with a. Ice foamy head. Some lacing. Nice floral aroma. Citrus, some yeast, fair amount, but not to much, carbonation. Feels good in the mouth. Very drinkable and versatile beer. Would be good with many foods and situations. Really like it.

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Photo of handyandy
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750mL poured into tulip glass

Color is dark yellow, got a few inches of head with an overly aggressive pour, nice lacing
Citrusy with almost a bit of honey
Very earthy taste with a bit of citrus, almost like lime, a bit of bubblegum on the aftertaste.
Smooth, foamy as soon as it hits your tongue, well-carbonated

Glad to finally try a true Belgian Saison. Really enjoyed the way the way the beer feels on your tongue and the different flavors the beer gives.

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Photo of nick_perry
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

ppearance is a cloudy light orange color with a thick, lingering head. Wonderful yeast aroma. Flavors of yeast, sourdough bread, and faint citrus notes. Very carbonated, creamy, foamy texture. Funky earthy finish that lingers a bit. Great Saison. Very interesting to try a Saison actually from Belgium, to which I can compare American productions of this style.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Murky orange, with poor clarity, particulates. Average off white foam, frothy, very good lacing. High citric aroma upfront, low floral hops, some yeasty peppery notes. Moderate bitter and moderate-high sour, pleasant dry. Medium body, high carbonation, long lasting dry finish.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This classic saison pours
a lightly hazy golden straw color with a moderate head of white foam that settles
to a thick ring, thin spotty pool, and features light lacing. Nose of grassy hops, farmhouse
yeasty goodness, light grains, subtle breaded aromas, and touches honey and candy sugars.
Flavors exceed the nose with herbal grassy hops and touches of white pepper surrounded by fresh bread
and cereal grains tossed with candy and honey sugars with the yeast notes playing a nice role in the
feel and rear of the taste with touches of crackers on the back. Excellent mouth feel; medium light body,
lightly sweet and herbal, with a lightly dry finish with medium light carbonation.

near perfect for the style. One of my first in the Belgian style and a favorite to this day.

A pleasure to have this one on tap


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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Teku glass, from a 750 ml cork-and-cage bottle, 2016 printed on the cork, but can't find a specific date. Pours a bright, hazy golden with a thick off-white head, about 2 inches thick that almost doesn't dissipate at all. Beautiful glow, haze, and head. Extremely pretty beer. Smell is of grains, yeast, grassy hops. Smell is a tad more toned down than I remember, but still hits all the aromas you'd expect from a good saison and then some. Taste is spot-on. Some cereal grains at first, rustic grassy hop character, some slightly fruity Belgian yeast character, and some hops again, and a dry finish. Light to medium in body with a lively, but not overly so, carbonation. For me, this is pretty much the standard for a dry, rustic, Belgian saison, no frills, simple, and classic. Damn near perfect.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A beautiful golden blonde color, with a nice fluffy head and a lot of lacing....Smells of German beer hops....A very smooth flavor, with hints of citrus and sweetness that finishes with a distinctly German-esque hop flavor that isn't harsh. The sizzle of the carbonation here is almost champagne like, and while the finish is somewhat dry, it is still massively refreshing. This beer is distinctly potable and easy to drink. One has to be careful not to drink this one down too fast. One of the finer examples of a Saison out there.

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Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden and nearly opaque. Large, lumpy, off-white head. Honey with some clove and yeast on the nose. With warmth, an orange-drenched funk moves in. Flavor is very mild with a strong lean towards sweet. Crisp hoppiness on the finish. Not overly complex, but well done.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thick white head and a lot of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus, cloves, grassy notes

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus and cloves, hint of alcohol.

Overall: Excellent beer!

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Photo of TH28
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is light golden and cloudy with a creamy white foam cap. Aroma is funky earthy, herbal, and barnyard like. Taste starts with a sweet malt that gives way to a slightly spicy character with a bit of tartness on the end. Also pick up some fruity notes of apricot and pear. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a little creaminess. Finish is a really well balanced with a slight bit of tartness but not overpowering. Great saison.

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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 MFMB
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy banana yellow. The nose is of light lemon, Belgian yeast and fresh grasses.
Taste is of Belgian yeast, spicy, moms homemade banana cream pie and light grass. A little velvety on the mouthfeel. Good beer. It has that huge banana flavor that you often see in this style tho it's banana is a bit more creamy .

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow hazy pour with a lasting finger of white foam that laces thoroughly. Aroma is tangy lemon, yeast, a touch of spice and a slight grassiness. Flavor is different from the nose, with a soft sweetness balancing some slight bitter/tangy fruits like apple and pear. Very, very tasty. Overzealous carbonation/effervescence detracts from the delicious flavor for me.

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

Finally got to try this one. Poured a very thick and quickly dissipating head. Cloudy orange gold color with a sea of sediment. It has the farmhouse funk on the smell, but it's not overpowering. Same with the taste, very smooth and refreshing. A truly great beer, one I will definitely buy again. Many times, probably.

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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 WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I tried the Dupont Saison at Montanos in Roanoke. It poured a hazy yellow with fizzy white head that left a spotty lace. The scent is Belgian white ipa like. The taste was potpourri like. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with fizzy carbonation. Overall it's ok not sure why it's getting such a high score.

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Photo of woemad
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle purchased at the Total Wine on Spokane's north side. I think it was around $10. According to the stamp on the label, this was bottled in October of 2015.

Poured into a St. Bernardus glass, this was a slightly chill-hazed shade of golden amber, with a good-sized, creamy, long-lived, off-white head. Lots of lace.

Belgian yeast aroma, not remotely surprising. Things are spicy, fruity and a little bit funky. The fruitiness, aside some light banana notes, are of lemons and pears. There's a light grassiness as well. The spiciness is clove-y and a little bit peppery. In the background hangs a light screen of barnyardy funk.

Pretty much what I noted above in the portion devoted to aroma is what you taste, and it all pretty much hits the taste buds at once. The funky notes are most noticeable in the middle of the taste, before a dry, crisp, slightly mineraly finish that's just a tiny bit too astringent for my taste. Even with that criticism, this is a delicious beer.

Fairly light bodied, with that effervescent mouthfeel that's sometimes hard to find in American attempts at Belgian styles.

Wow. Don't know what took me so long to try the template for the modern Saison, but I'm sure glad to have finally tried it. I'll be having it again, you can count on it.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Straw yellow with thick rocky white head. What can I say, this aroma and flavor is what I fell initially fell love with for saisons. Spicy yeast, citrus zest, mild funk. THE standard.

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Photo of seedyone
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Billed as "Saison Vieille Provision". Everything here is subtle. The aroma, the tase & the ABV.

Blink & you miss the vanila. Think on it too long & the flavor escapes. But all things considered this is very high quality brew.. Looking for a quaff? Keep looking.

Looking for something to linger over....pilgrim, your search has ended.

Pull up a chair.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Cloudy golden color nice thick white head not much lacing.

Smell - yeast, straw, little bit of spice, maybe some lemon or orange.

Taste - Man I love the taste of this, cereal, malts, little bit of lemon, yeast, some apple. Really tastes like sweet cereal.

Feel - Medium body, well carbonated, very smooth.

Overall - Great feel and smell, I love the taste it is like sweetened cereal.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden straw colored (slightly cloudy). Foamy head.

Aroma: spicy, floral, lemon, pepper.

Taste: spicy, yeast, slight lemon,

Feel: light to medium

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Photo of Apellonious
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2015 version (can't determine the day, the label was ripped) poured into a tulip glass. Pours a translucent cloudy orange, with three fingers of head that slowly dissapates for the length of the glass. The aroma is of classic Belgian yeast, some lemon and touch of dirt/funk. Taste follows suit, with some banana and bubblegum added to the mix. Occasionally, some hints of grapes/white wine enter the fray. The mouthfeel is sturdy, and the carbonation is medium with an occasional smoothness. First time trying it, and it lives up to the hype. Definitely worth a try, especially during the summer months.

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Photo of Buck89
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a wine glass. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with a very generous frothy white head that lasted for the entire drink. Prominent floral aromas, with pear, lemon, white pepper, and dough. A mild farmhouse funk as well. The taste ws as expected. Same notes as above, but the theme was a zesty bready flavor with spicy and floral undertones. Very dry on the finish. Outstanding.

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Photo of loubrew
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

"How can it be permissible?
She compromise my principle, yeah, yeah
That kind of love is mythical
She's anything but typical"

Great Saison! And I think Robert Palmer was drinking this when he wrote Simply Irresistible. Way to go Bob. Reviewed after my 2nd 750ml bottle.

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