Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.18/5
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4,273 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Ranking:
#1,303
Reviews:
1,646
Ratings:
4,273
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"2.004"
Yellow liquid, greyed by suspended particles. A thick white dish of foam on top.
Aromas of honey, butter, toast and cool minerals. Pepper, sunned grasses, split grains and curdled cream can also be gleaned from the aromas.
On the palate it posesses husky grip, supported by sharply defined fizz. Earthy perfumes continue to intermix with bold, ropy tannins. Floral Chenin Blanc fruits are joined by green tea flavors.
Long, lingering bitterness and abundant nectar.

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Bottle into red wine glass. 2009 on the cork. 50 degrees and up.

Pours murky pale orangey-gold, with a stout 1.5 finger white head that settles ever so slowly into a dense cap. Clings desperately to the walls of the glass, reluctant to budge a millimeter. Gorgeous spidery but solid lacing sticks to the glass. Beautiful beer.

Nose is grassy and lemony, sitting on top of a grainy base that hints at honey, with an herbal note lending an earthy turn to the whole experience.

Taste is dry and delicious - herbal and dry up front, mild lemony tartness, with cereal malt sweetness that hints at honey coming out right before the dry, grassy finish, which carries a bit more of that lemony citric tartness. Beautifully put together once it gets up to the right temp. Earthy herbal bitterness a bit too dominating when too cold.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, with a relaxed carbonation. very nice most of the time, but gets just a hair watery in patches. Dryness dominates throughout.

Drinkability is very nice, once it hits that temperature sweet spot. Not wearing, refreshing but full, complex but with an integrated maturity that's very satisfying.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This puppy was hard to find by name... glad I didn't try to 'add' a beer! Bottle.. purchased at Cost Plus World Market on a room temp. shelf location.

- Love the year stamp on the inside of the cork... which opened with a bang! Huge inch of bubbly white head... and a great creamy light-yellow lemon zest of a color... so true to its nature.

- Seriously a nice hop scent from afar.. now up close.. holy pungent hops and sweet nectar.. bit of Belgian yeast there... slight lemon zest... and mega hops... did not expect the hop explosion at all... seriously reminds me of the Hop Wallop I cracked some time ago,,,,

- Clear, smooth... Belgian yeast.. light banana.. lemon zest and herb.. and clean hop aroma... skunky.. earthy.. and good!

- Crisp... not oily, not bitter... seriously wonderful... a cleansing...

- Over carbonated really... would love to drink more in a shot as the bottle is rather large... but I'd be afraid of belching up enough foam that it would look like a crazy bubble-scene from the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory... but the flavor is great..

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Reviewed 3/26/2006 (750mL bottle):

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This beer pours a hazy yellow straw color with a huge white head. The smell was the low point of the drinking experience be wise it was in a green bottle and had a heinekin esk smell. The flavor was good lightly spicy and earthy. The mouthfeel was light bodied and very high carbonation, when I was pulling out the cork I did not have a good grip and when I gave it a quarter of a turn it shot out and ricochet from the kitchen through the dining room and into the living room. Overall it's a good beer just not the best for the style

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not much of a saison connoisseur but this one was nice. huge fluffy head that dropped but never dissappeared. classic belgian rings on the surface

very yeasty aroma with freshly cut hay. slight citrus notes?
again, very yeasty with some lemony tartness. hop bitterness and pepper picks up as the beer warms in my glass

as a relative newbie to the style i can see the "farmhouse" elements. not sure if i would praise the smell of wet hay in my APAs. not too strong, so it's a good session beer

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T: Nice spiciness up front, floral and earthy. That gives way to a nice light finish.

MF: Light and really refreshing! I can see why these beer is so highly regarded.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,273 ratings