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Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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:
#1,205
Reviews:
1,630
Ratings:
4,226
pDev:
10.53%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
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Photo of tlema1
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janubio
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour, medium head with long retention, compact lace. Aroma of fennel, pepper, cloves, coriander. Medium to full body, creamy palate, good carbonation. Taste of fennel, pepper, , fruits. A classic beer.

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Photo of abrodsky
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ethanmc12
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jbarletto
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of magictacosinus
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing like a 750ml bottle of Belgian beer to make a lovely, festive "pop" upon being cracked open. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Produces a golden amber color almost reminiscent of champagne with an enormous head, yet the second, yeastier pour was cloudier, far more carbonated (and we're talking about tons of carbonation razing the glass), as well as floaties everywhere near the bottom. Carbonation seemed to last forever, no matter how much this warmed up. Truly fantastic.

The smell is all over the place, but as expected from a farmhouse ale, this is extremely phenolic, sourish, and definitely tarty. There's aromas present of apricots, white grapes, coriander, and woody aromas underneath no doubt produced by the sour smells. Other than that, the yeastiness is unbelievable here, with a strong, aged aroma that reminds me of oude guezes. Beyond the the yeasty smell, there's a sweet aroma, which almost seems like the sugar that the yeast is currently snaking on. Alive (literally) and very lively, this is one of the nicest perfumed Belgian ales I've had in quite a while.

The flavor is equally complex, yet there are several ways in which it can be pinned down. There's a primary attack on the senses with malts, and then some dried hops (which become exponentially more noticeable as this warms up), and finally, an alcoholic finish. Primarily, the apricots are everlasting in this beer, and it is very reminiscent of fruit tarts, as well as intense lemon rinds. It's very pleasant, but for the first time I'm claiming that this is better cold, as it masks the hoppiness that throws these flavors off balance as it warms up. Nevertheless, this is a *perfect* drinking experience when it comes to feel, as it's yeasty and thick, as well as heavily carbonated, which comforts the palate underneath the intense sour and bitter flavors. Thick and bready, it's wonderfully welcoming and seems to have a lasting aftertaste for quite a while.

In short, versatile. Pop it open during a formal celebration, or open while kicking back on the porch on a sunny day, or sit by the fire on a freezing day with cheese and bread... No matter what occasion, Saison Dupont will be apropos. This is a fantastic beer unlike any I've had, and being far less overwhelming in sourness compared to others, as well as a balanced ABV, it's very likely to be visited again many times over.

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Photo of BeerTruth
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up at Smoker's Den in Bennington, VT.

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a three finger fluffy white head that seems to stick around forever. Some floaties dangle here and there as well. The spiderweb lacing makes this a superb looking brew. Aroma consists of banana, spicy hops, and strong yeasty goodness. Sweet floral perfume and some earth in the nose as well. Very enjoyable to sniff. Taste follows suit very well but a touch sweeter. Sweet apple, pear, and rhubarb with a grassy dry flavor. Midway some pepper and clove with a slight melon sweetness. Aftertaste is more dry with a bit of a citrus hop linger, very nice. Light body with a soft pillowy feel and an active carbonation, great representation of the style. This saison is too easy to drink, it's just a shame I only got a small bottle. Next time I'm getting the corked 750 ml bottle for sure. Probably one of the best saisons I've had to date.

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Photo of RMelyon
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joecaddie
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of OleDixie
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of touchmeimsac
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of alostplot
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jewellrunner
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. 2005 on the cork.

Pours a rather pale straw color with a thick shaving cream head. Head lessens a bit, but maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

What a complex aroma! Bready with some spicy and peppery notes. Has a bit of a skunky hop aroma blended in with just a slight smokiness.

Bready immediately upfront followed by a slight peppery taste. A slight bitterness sets in with the taste of skunky hops which lingers as it finishes quite dry.

Creamy texture, abundant carbonation.

Nice drinking saison. I'll suck down this 750 without a second thought...

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

Appearance: Pours a cloudy straw color with tons of carbonation. Carbonation feeds a tall, soapy, sticky, white head. After a minute or so, head has consolidated to something a little more creamy, but retains a steady 1-finger height throughout entire sesh. THICK, web-like lacing.

Smell: Sour yeast, bready malts, some orange peel and apple, and some alcoholic dryness (reminds me of gin) in the finish.

Taste: Bready malts and some mild sourness. Yeast gives it an apple cider-like flavor. Citrus and spices in there as well. Overall, taste is very subtle. A very pleasant, and very dry, draws me back for more.

Mouthfeel: Talk about creamy - Damn! That is one fine head! Carbonation not nearly as high as anticipated. Light-medium body and very clean/crisp.

Drinkability: So, I don't drink saisons much, but this is a style I could see myself getting into. I really like the dry finish and subtle flavors. Mouthfeel is fantastic. This would make a great session beer.

Note: So I tried to avoid getting the yeast from the bottom of the bottle into my cup, but I got greedy and spilled just a bit in there. I'm not really sure how I'm 'supposed' to enjoy this beer (yeast or not), so if somebody knows please BM me.

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Photo of KG710
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Techichi
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of harryhops
3.04/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Everydayoff
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Hazy dull gold as a showcase with very thick fluffy off-white head with very good retention, the head just slowly sinks to eternal bubbly sheet covering the surface along with some nice lacing.

Mellow fruity ester reminds me of ripe pear and lemon, phenol with some spice, earthy yeast, and some malt in the background.

Harmoniously balance taste between yeast and malt, yeast providing a flavor of pear, earthiness, and moderate tartness while malt residing behind with some sweetness as a foundation together with a note of Belgian’s candy sugar. Hop is also there with a faint touch of clean bitterness and herbal in the middle until the end.

The body is light and well suit while the mouthfeel is softly smooth, crisp, and very refreshing with generous amount of lively carbonation, semi-dry finish.

I personally appreciate the thirst-quenching quality of this brew. I could drink this all night, very high drinkable and very tasty.

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

Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -28.2%

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 4,226 ratings
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