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4.18/5
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,314
Reviews:
1,647
Ratings:
4,277
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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296
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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fountainhead. Served in a Saison Dupont branded stange.

Appearance: An elegant golden beer with visible suspended yeast particles and a tightly wound white creamy cap arrives in a branded stange. Very nice appearance.

Smell: The focus of the aroma is the white pepper notes from the yeast. Lemongrass, some lemon zest, a bit of clove, and a hint of French country field make their way into the aroma as well.

Taste: Bready malt up front with just the slightest hint of sweetness. White pepper really powers the flavor in each sip, from start to finish. As my palate debates the nuances of the flavor, some clove and peppercorn come through as well. Toward the end of the sip the hops really get going. A nice blend of grassy and lemon zest hoppiness gives this a nice character. Some fresh cut hay provides some added country character.

Mouthfeel: I go back and forth debating the carbonation. It feels creamy on my tongue, but it does not really clear the flavor and residue from my mouth like crisp, hoppy beers do. It has a light to medium body and is pretty clean for the style.

Overall: Saison is not my go-to style by any means, but this had a refreshing flavor, a nice complexity, and some hop power to boot. Definitely worth drinking on a warm summer day.

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Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mwilbur
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 75 cL bottle into cervoise. Bottle opens with loud pop. Cork says 2005. No date on bottle.
A: Cloudy pale yellow with huge bubbly white head.
S: Strong herbal and earthy mineral notes.
T: Citrus hops, chalky earth tones. Hint of lemon. Medicinal herbs.
M: Light body, effervescent with carbonation, sour note at the end.
D: Very light, refreshing and drinkable. Nice summer beer...especially when paired with stronger foods. A little sour on the end...perhaps I cellared this one too long. Will have to try another.

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Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nygannon
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Techichi
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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 Stoffel
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont pours two full fingers of white fluff atop a cloudy yellow-orange body. The smell starts as a bit of a letdown, with the notorious green-bottle skunkiness striking even this gem. Yet it quickly recedes, leaving lots of hopped goodness and some fruit; good, all in all. The taste is very impressive--orange, a hint of lemon, and some apricot carry the fruit load, with hops never out of reach, and a surprising amount of spice (pepper, ginger) given that my amateurish nose didn't detect them. Well carbonated, this is a terrific beer, and I'm darn glad I finally got around to trying it. It's bold, complex, but smooth and easy on the palate.

Certainly very well recommended.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What do you say about a beer that practically defines a style for many of us. To me, this beer has the perfect saison nose with just the right notes of yeast, spice, and esters. Aside from that, it is obviously a solid saison, although the flavor doesn't blow me away like the nose.

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Photo of Lemke10
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden amber color with a thick pillow head that is very reminiscent of the Stella Artois commercials. Scent is grassy with citrus hints and an overall earthy smell. Taste is refreshing, full of flavor, and delicious that ends with a dry/crisp finish. A fantastically made farmhouse ale.

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Photo of snansel
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of 510a
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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 JohnnyBarman
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draught at the Blue Monk in Buffalo.

Poured into a Dupont nonic glass. Murky golden, big billowing head with great retention and nice lacing.

Nose is pure saison delight: wheat, herbal hops, a bit of funk, spices, lemon zest and honey.

A damned tasty saison, light and refreshing on this hottest of days. Similar tasting notes as in the nose. Paired with a nice braised rib sandwich, which really brought out the honey flavour here. Not too funky, and the yeast is kept in check. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, sticky.

Just an all around delightful brew, and a great showcase of the style. Refreshing as all get out.

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Photo of Jordy777
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle into a tulip:

Appearance: I was totally wowed by this one. Pours a vibrant straw-yellow, with one of the best heads I've seen on any beer. Big, fat suds make up a head that continues to rise for like ten or fifteen minutes. Lots of carbonation and bubbly activity present in the glass. Semi-hazy.

Aroma: one of the weakest aromas I've smelled for a beer so well rated. It smells like straight up wheaty water, perhaps with a little bit of floral character. Honestly, it's going to sound sacrilegious, but my first thought giving this a sniff was Heineken.

Taste: makes up for the smell a little bit, but it's definitely not the greatest saison I've had. It's simple, with a very straightforward flavor profile. Solid spice and some herby, grassy flavor, to go with lots of yeast and the mild fruitiness that comes with that. Finishes nice and dry, with some ester flavor.

Feel: light to medium in body, with plentiful carbonation. Finishes very dry, with lingering yeasty flavor on the palate.

Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this beer, but didn't love it. The smell was incredibly weak, and though the flavor was actually pretty good, I do like a nice aroma off my saisons. Overall, I'd definitely drink it again, and will do so in the spring and summer.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a tulip. Best by 2/11 if I’m reading the stamp correctly.

A: A fairly gentle pour rendered an almost four finger head in the tulip glass. Body is golden with only a slight haze. Patches of lacing around the glass as you drink it.

S: Huge doses of earthy aroma. Tons of yeast. Light sweet fruit such as apple and pear. Some pepper and grassy hops. A good amount of wood and nutty characteristics. A touch of clove.

T: Complex and full flavored. The fruitiness comes through from the nose and the hops give a pronounced bite. The wood flavor is pleasant and stands out especially near the end. Not super funky, but enough to let you know it’s a saison.

M: Body is light and carb is high. It’s slightly less drinkable than many other saisons that I’ve had only because of it’s full flavors. You want to stop and think about what you’re tasting.

O: This is the second time I’ve had a Saison Dupont and it will be one that I go to again for pairing with meals or just something crisp and pleasant drink on its own.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.68/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of sunofneurot
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.72/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DavidST
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass, 2011 date.

This pours a hazy straw / pale yellow color with a large foamy head with good retention. The smell is slightly metallic or as another reviewer put it burnt rubber. Under that you get a nice sweet smelling smell, a little banana. The taste is pretty good, I do get a little banana, some peppery spices and a nice dry long finish. The feel is medium to light, lots of carbonation. Overall not bad something I'd probably try again.

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