Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,190
Reviews:
1,620
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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287
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Photo of Shadman
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expensive so I hope it lives up to the hype.

brownish orane hue, very hazy/cloudy with tiny flecks floating in it. Mine must have been a bit too cool as the head retention was only so so.

Sweet pear/aprocot aroma with a hint of caramel apple.

Tart and crisp up front. Then it gets really interesting. Toasted butter toffee, some hop bite followed by a caramized sugarness. Quite the rollercoaster for the taste buds. Finish is semi-dry and bitter. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

I found it to be only ok in the mouthfeel dept. A bit thinner than I expected.

Could have more than a few of these to my detriment I am sure.

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Photo of dasenebler
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750mL bottle this beer pours a clear golden hue, with one of those big ol' Belgian heads. Clumpy, rocky and beautiful. Huge lacing.

Aroma is funky and spicy. Unique and pungent.

Flavor is mellow compared to aroma, with notes of clove, grapefruit and vanilla. More funky and spicy than fruity, with a good dose of bitterness. Not sweet, but dry. Kind of reminds me of a baby Duvel. Brilliant creamy moutfeel, and very drinkable and refreshing at 6.5 percent. The classic Saison.

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Photo of beerdrifter
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy golden-yellow pour with a quickly fading one finger pure white head with minimal lacing. Spicy, citrusy nose with hints of white pepper, lemon peel, subtle cloves, green apple, and mild funk. The taste follows suit with lots of lemon and green apple along with hints of white pepper, clove, Belgian yeast, funk, grass, white grapes, and a touch of mint on the finish. The mouthfeel is light and really refreshing with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this is a classic Saison that I really should be enjoying more often.

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Photo of mattsmith413
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Techichi
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of davegray
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dbossman
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden hue with a huge, frothy head; lacing is okay

S: Lots of fruit up front: white grapes, apples, lemons; followed but a funky barnyard, grassy, musty aroma; man, this smells so good

T: Dry fruits up front: apples, pears, and a touch of vinous flavors which are all then followed by a grassy, spicy, musty, and slightly funky bouquet of flavors

F: Crisp, dry, medium body with nice texture clinging to the back of the mouth

O: This is a delicious saison; the quintessential saison: fruity, dry, musty, grassy, a little funky, awesome

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Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of laxer8811
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of GregSemenza
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramrod666
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of GRPunk
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a tulip glass.

A- It poured a hazy, bright, golden-yellow. I couldn't make out any sort of head, but there was a thin lace.

S- It had a lot of yeasty tones in the aroma. It made for a sweet and spicy scent.

T- It had the flavor I expected from the smell. It was wonderfully yeasty and spicy with a nice play between sweet and sour flavors.

M- There was a nice chewy and grainy feel to this beer.

D- It was an easy sipper. It had an interesting flavor, yet was quite refreshing.

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Photo of craft_shannie
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SanFranJake
3.6/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergeek279
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 750 mL bottle, into a tulip glass. The color was golden, with a wispy white head. The smell was flowery and fruity, with a very slight funkiness. The taste was somewhat sour, with hints of a nice estery taste, and a strong yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel was well-carbonated. As for drinkability, especially with the relatively low ABV, I could have several of these.

Though I prefer Fantome by a nose, Saison duPont seems to be the more consistent product of the two. Needless to say, I'd be happy drinking either one. I'd been looking forward to trying duPont for a while, since I'd first seen it in the cooler at Burgh's, and it's certainly convinced me of the merits of farmhouse beers, which I may have passed over looking for doubles/triples/quads. A great summer beer.

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

Pours a hazy golden with a hint of orange. A super creamy, soft white head crowns the beer. Smells of an aromatic Belgian yeast strain. Taste is quite dry, flavors from spices, and a grassy, earthy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, high carbonation. Quite drinkable, a good Saison that I would get again.

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Photo of Exeter
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GPHarris
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick fluffy and almost soapy off-white head into a tulip. the body was hazy and gold.
s - yeasty, cloying, metallic with a hint of flowers.
t - spicy and sweet.
m - medium and bubbly.
d - intense on the palate but in a good way.

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Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreekyJarls
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of gleemonger
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,190 ratings.
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