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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of tigg924
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: cloudy, gold in color, one inch head, high carbonation, some brown sediment

Smell: wet grass, lemon, herbs, and pepper

Taste: wet grass, lemon, belgain spice, and pepper

Mouthfeel: high carbonation, light bodied, a bit bitter/sour

Drinkability: I could see how people would love this beer, but it is not my thing. The funk is really present and so are the Belgian spices. At times this tastes like a witbier. The beer is complex and is worth a try. I am just not likely to get it for the price.

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Photo of bark
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The colour is golden – orange, the liquid is a little hazy (the beer is bottle conditioned, but it was quite easy to decant it properly). The gigantic foam sinks slowly down to a three finger white compact head with a beautiful crater. The lacing is massive!

The smell is deep and generous: Lots of fruity, somewhat sour malt is mixed with a hint of alcohol, lots of fresh yeast, wheat dough, cookies, fresh herbs and flowers.

The taste is perfectly balanced, making it a very drinkable brew, even at 6.5%: Wheat dough, lots of fresh fruits, mild notes of yeast and boiled ham, and a hint of butterscotch. The aftertaste develops into a surprisingly bitter flavour with notes of spicy hops, some alcohol, bitter citric fruits and spices like cloves and cardamom.

The carbonation makes the flavours even better; it is quite strong but not sharp at all. They create a little foam in the mouth. The liquid is creamy.

A delicious brew!

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - golden hue, lightly hazy, with a nice amount of fluffy white head.

S - on the nose I get citrus, and a little farmhouse funk.

T - citrus, hay, a little grass, and funk with citrus.

M - smooth, yet there is enough substance to it to make it a little chewy.

O - one of the better saisons I've had. I highly recommend trying this if you have not already.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured into Crooked Stave tulip glass.

750 C&C bottle; vintage 2012.

Appearance: cloudy straw yellow bodied beer with 3 fingers of bone white head. Head has some great staying power and stays around for a long time. A rocky and uneven cap remains during the entire drink.

Smell: Citrusy, floral, and yeasty nose. Wheat malts and a mild fruity sweetness. A hint of mustiness.

Taste: Starts with a mild lemon tartness and tropical fruits. Wheat malts and lots of yeast notes that are bready and fruity giving just the right amount of sweetness to the beer. Maybe a hint of banana. Hint of black pepper and cloves. Musty funk and a touch of barnyard flavor. Finishes with a mild floral and grassy hop that is mildly bitter. Also green apples, lemon zest, and more wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is really fantastic; its honestly carbonated perfectly. Clean and crisp; really really lively beer. Nice dry finish. The head of this beer it has a silky feel and it contrasts with the feel of the body of the beer as described above really interesting effect.

Overall: Really great saison. Love the look and feel of this beer the most. A benchmark beer for the style! Its a must try beer. An $8 shelf beer in a large format bottle. Great value and a well crafted brew walk together hand in hand.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a monsterous poof of soapy, foamy white head, minutes go by before i can finnish the pour. Scent is of bready yeast, hints of grahmn cracker, grassy, lemmony, spicy and herbal hops all present in the nose. Taste is slightly less agressive then the scent dictates, but still bold fr the style. The grassy, lemmony, spicy and herbal hops dominate the palate while a backbone of nice bready yeasts and clean malts provide the backbone... a touch of alcohol and some muddled, earthyness pop up from sip to sip. For all the carbonationation, the beer stll has a slight bit of body to it, nice, clean and dry finnish with a slight herbal aftertaste. A very nice and complex saison, one i would love to try again.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Take Away bottle from the Station Hotel in Footscray. From notes.

A - Poured hazy light golden. Good carbonation. Nice two finger soapy head with no retention and a spot of lace.

S - Sweet and spicy with grass, lemon, and citrus. Hops and funk with Belgian yeast. When mixed with the hops the flavours are very interesting.

T - Sweet spice, citrus, hay. The spice is a little strong for my tastes but mixes well with the citrus/hay/hop notes.

M - Super dry in the finish with strong carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - With less spice it'd be quite a solid saison. Good though and very drinkable.

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Photo of DrJay
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden honey colour with a gigantic, fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. Lemony citrus aroma, a bit earthy, light spice, floral, mild yeastiness. Fruity (apple/pear) and earthy, slightly tart, hint of malt flavour and a bit spicy. Long, dry, bitter finish with some fruit carrying through. Light body, light astringency, generous, crisp carbonation, slightly creamy and slick mouthfeel. There's a lot going on here, but it stays quite refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap, served in a tulip

A hazy golden color with a fluffy paper white cap. Recedes in crater-like fashion, clinging to the sides the whole way down.

Aroma of flowers, banana, wet hay, clove, barnyard, rotten wood, and a touch of lemon. A touch of grassyness lays low. The barnyard funk is the most prominent.

On the palate, a soft fruitiness with some funk hits you first. Wet hay and lemons leading to some spice before some melon and barnyard come in for the finish. A touch of lingering funk/hoppy bitterness.

Medium body, smooth, and lush. Dry finish with lingering funk.

This is a damn fine saison. Classic profile with an added dose of welcome funk.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle into my Unibroue tulip

A: Clear golden yellow with a gorgeous, billowing head good retention. Tons of carbonation, with trails of whirling bubbles. Very pretty!

S: Fruity, floral, earthy and a hint of spice. Hints of orange and citrus, rose and jasmine aromas. Some mild pepper. Delicate stuff, this

T: Starts off sweet with a combination of fruit (peach and a hint of banana) and a hint of roses. A mild spice flavor kicks in with a hint of pepper and nutmeg. Dry on the finish with a mildly peppery component

M: Excellent carbonation, great drying finish

D: This is an immensely drinkable saison and one that shall feature often in my fridge!

Notes: This is an excellent representation of the style and better than the Cynicale that I had earlier today in that it's a lot more delicate and nuanced. Good stuff

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Photo of sweemzander
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz. bottle poured into a tulip. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color that produced a huge 3+ fluffy white head with superb retention. Still around a 2+ even after several minutes.

(S)- A big lemon cream pie aroma even with the light biscuit-like crust and whipped cream on top. Behind all of that goodness is a honey-like grassiness that morphs into a dense forest of clay & yeast with just a hint of allspice or nutmeg.

(T)- Very very very dry with bits of lemon & cream. Finishes dry with a big bitter grassy kick with the influence of how much yeast you taste.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance with an overall good complexity & body, there is just so much yeast present in the texture & flavor profile.

(D)- A great farmhouse with all the right things going for it. My only complaint is how bitter it gets overtime from the yeast. I would gladly like to see more of this though in my fridge on the occasion when my mood for it fits.

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Photo of Brad007
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No chalice so have to use a trusty pint glass.

Beer pours a pale, grainy color with a decent amount of head that leaves thick lacing. I decided to let the beer warm up before trying it. Aroma is rich and spicy with faint hints of raisin. Taste is very light at first with only the spice and raisin showing through. Goes down smooth. A second sip confirms the smoothness and maltiness. I feel that the beer isn't as strong as I hoped and it just seems unimpressive to me. Not bad but I'll definitely revisit down the road.

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Photo of Viggo
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden, huge fluffy white head and plenty of lace all around the glass. Nose is very citrusy, some buried malts, grass and earth, pleasant. Taste is very citrusy, some deep maltiness on the tongue, clean dry finish. Highly carbonated, but smooth and refreshing.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy golden in appearance with a slight orange tint to it. A medium sized frothy white head sits on top and has good staying power. Aroma is musty and cotton candy like. Very sweet. Grapes seem to be present on the nose as well. Flavors of horse blanket, must and hop bitterness are prominent. The sweet character detected on the nose really takes a backseat in the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is airy and effervescent. Not too carbonated as to hinder the drinkability. Body is about medium. Nice little farmhouse ale here.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 5.22.13

L12132C
14.51.45

A - Pours a hazy light orange with a huge off-white foamy head with good retention.

S - Lemon, wheat, floral, a bit skunky.

T - Bannana, light wheat, subtle lemon, wild grass and flowers.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Soft and light saison with some nice floral tones.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked one of these up last winter, sat on it until summer. Something about summer makes saisons and berlinners so much better during that season. A chunky, cloudy yellow beer with a big lush white head with a variety of big and small bubbles throughout it. Aroma was a flower garden with a hefty belgian saison yeast dosing. You get a little of everything from the yeast, mild clove, miniscule banana, tiny citrus lemon, flowers, etc. . .

Taste, thin body, a lot of the aromas aren't really there, which is not a bad thing. High carbonation. Solid but not over the top hop bitterness, a soft pepper wave glides over the tongue. The beer is amongst the most dry I've ever had. A little bit of wet hay machine gun funk. Just the right amount of tartness throughout, not sour, but tart. Stupid coriander is a distraction. Grassy.

Overall, this is a classic saison that probably everyone should try at least once if they are at all remotely adventurous beyond the standard AAL & hoppy ales.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle. 2014 on cork

hazy bright yellow in color, huge bone white heads, that clings to glass in nice rings. aroma is very pleasant, a mild herbal, spicy, a little grassy. taste is more mild, but tasty. higher carbonation, thin to medium body. drinks very easy. I'm not normally a big fan of saisons, but this is probably the best I've had.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle - 2007 batch poured into an IPA glass.

Poured a hazy pale straw color with a thick and luscious white head (be careful with your pour) and beautiful belgian lacing which adhered to the glass throughout the entire session. Floral smell with the presence of clove, wheat and hops. Somewhat thin, but not unpleasant mouthfeel; surprisingly little effervescence in the mouth considering the head. Taste of cloves, corriander and more floral/herbal undertones. Slightly bitter finish. Would make an excellent summer session beer.

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Photo of cbutova
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Armsby Abbey.

A- Served from the tap into a signature DuPont slim glass that appears to hold about 12oz. Massive fluffy white head forms and has great retention. Each sip reveals distinct rings of lace.

S- This aroma basically defines classic Saison yeast to me. A great balance of fruity, floral and peppercorn spice notes. Certainly a bit of light malts and bread behind the yeast.

T- Follows the nose but some more complexity adds on here. Yeast lends a plethora of flavors like floral, spicy, raisin, pepper, coriander, herbal, banana and clove. It all blends very well. Like bread, cracker malt and hops balance it out. Hops are spicy, herbal and earthy.

MF- Dried out light body with smooth silky carbonation. Nice clean bitterness in the palate.

A true classic that took me long enough to review. Compare all Saison to this. I would have to say the tap was missing slight skunk the bottles can have.

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Photo of drpimento
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THIS, ladies and gents, is THE quintessential farmhouse ale. Poured with a grand foamy, frothy, big, rocky head. Lots of lace. Aroma is very yeasty, citrusy, a hint bittersweet, spicy, peppery. Flavor is the same but bigger. Commercial description is accurate: does have a haze, a refreshilng fruitiness and a long dry finish. Finish also is a bit bitter. Perfect for the summer months as well as any freaking time you want. Beer Supreme. Could even be a session beer

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Photo of jrallen34
2.49/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had a 750 ml and poured into a chalice.

It pours nice, gold in color witha a decent white head.

The aroma is let down to me, smells to me like a stale beer, a little sour.

The taste is very bland as well.

I would not drink this beer again, don't quite get the overall impression here.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle, no apparent freshness date
A - very cloudy, pale straw with a tall white head that holds amazing retention
S - fruity, grassy, spicy, wheat, Belgian yeast
T - very complex: fruity & spicy Belgian yeast, earthy & grassy hops, citrus zest; refreshing
M - medium body, higher carbonation
O - textbook farmhouse/saison!

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Photo of claspada
2.76/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aromas of some light Belgian yeast, ripe citrus fruit, earthy funk and a solid herbal backbone.
The taste follows the nose with grainy pilsner malt, understated spiciness from the hops of the Belgian yeast, lemon zest, some grassy/herbal qualities, a bit sour/tangy and certainly quite dry.
Mouthfeel is full despite the lackluster malt profile. Higher carbonation but appropriate for the style. This is not the most flavorful saison in existence, but it is true to style. This is just too boring for my liking overall. I can appreciate how it's a "perfect" example of the style, but the traditional style is lackluster for my taste.

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Photo of dgilks
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with visible yeast clusters. Huge marshmallow white head with great retention and lots of sticky lacing.

Spicy cinnamon and clove aroma with green apple. A little bit musty.

This initially hits as a well balanced beer. A spicy, well rounded flavour is followed immediately by solid bitterness. This is dry and just a little bit tart. Quite complex but with a number of flavours being clearly dominant and others struggling to get through.

Medium body and high carbonation create a refreshing, crisp beer.

Refreshing, tasty and interesting, Saison Dupont offers a lot to the punter. It is also a relatively good deal for the price.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a chalice style glass. The beer was slightly hazy, golden yellow color, with a huge head made up of incredibly small cells.

The smell was incredible, with grass and bubblegum (smelled a lot better than I make it sound). The flavor was fruity (mostly pear and peach) wiht bubblegum and a little hoppy and dry at the end. This is the first time I had it where it wasn't skunked. It was awesome.

Get this fresh if you can. It's a very good beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2012 vintage...

A: Pours a light cloudy lemon straw with one and a half fingers of pure white head. The foam takes a bit to settle, and there is some decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is funk, light citrus, slightly salty, and little peppery. I get some barnyard funk, stinky feet, and quality cheese out of it as well.

T: It starts out sweet with some citrus tartness. The get a big kick of barnyard funk in the middle where it gets a thin veil of pepper bite. The finish is bitter and a bit stinging.

M: Light bodied beer. Sweet and watery to start, but the yeast drives to the end, where it's bitter and ultimately, a bit dry.

O: This is a decent beer, but I have had many other Saisons that I enjoy much more. I don't think I'll be returning to this beer in the future.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.17 out of 5 based on 4,099 ratings.
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