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

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4.18
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Photo of cavedave
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge billowy white head that relaxes to a lasting cap. Fuzzy lace designs are left on glass.

Funk and rounded tart, a touch of lemon-lime, merest hints of candi sweet make a wonderful aroma.

Mmm, the funk in the taste is more earthy than barnyard, strong presence, joined by vinous and light tart notes, with a background of light bitter and citrus hints.

Very dry character, light body, refreshing, high carb., and clean finish give this a mouthfeel that enhances the flavor very well.

European style saison that is a highly drinkable and delicious treat.

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Photo of BostonHops
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 corked and caged bottle served in a snifter.

pours a slightly cloudy golden-yellow tone yielding a massive (3" at least) creamy white head. excellent retention and lacing in abundance. great looking saison. relatively fragrant nose opens with a waft of skunk, but as others have noted, this seems to dissipate quickly, paving the way for notes of citrus, apple, belgian yeast and some floral/grassy characters in the background.

more of the same in the taste. green apples, citrus, the yeast and floral presence. a touch of spice/pepper. nothing transcendent, but a very nice flavor profile nonetheless. crisp, medium-light mouthfeel with lively carbonation.

overall, a flavorful, crisp, and refreshing beer. not world class terrority but for me a great, easy-going summer brew.

(originally reviewed: 05-10-2011)

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Photo of Archemedies
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Photo of KevChiTown
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of straightlambic
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Sigmund
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl capped bottle simply called "Saison Dupont" (bought in Norway), "Vieille Provision" is apparently used only for the corked bottle, otherwise it must be the same beer. Hazy golden beer with a large head. Lovely farmhouse aroma with spices and tobacco. Spicy and "authentic" farmbrew flavour, which unfortunately soon is overpowered by a strange medicinal bitterness on the the back of my tongue - I’m not sure how much of this bitterness comes from the hops and how much comes from dead yeast cells. This bitterness dominates the long aftertaste

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Photo of ChrisPro
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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

A very fine offering, given to me as a gift.

The look is really nice-- a sort of rich orangish gold, with a hefty fluffy lathery white head.

The smell was amazingly nice. It reminded me of a lot of the really decent old local beers of decades ago. Very herbal-spicy musty hops florals.

Taste was great, although I was surprised that it didn't seem to match the scent very much. A great combination of hops bitters and complementing sweetness, with an appropriate amount of carbonation.

Great mouth-feel, very clean.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of Quafftastic
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - hazy, yellow,/gold , big foamy white head, with some retention, beautiful lacing. Sounds good to as bubbles settle.
A - funk, zest, a little sour/acidic
T - zest comes through first, yeast and funk, grass/hay flavor
F - really feel the carbonation, light body, but good mouthfeel, dry

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Photo of bobhits
2.62/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amazing amount of carbonation, a HUGE head, and white wine color. Looks a lot like Duvel, so boring color and body but crazy head and carbonation.

Starts, like some kind of trash that went bad smell. After that it mellows into a sour, sweet, wheat, and some hoppy kind of aroma. Belgium yeast is definitely in there.

Sour. A good bit of hops. As I drink this the sour goes to just a really really citrus flavor. Not a certain fruit comes out, just the sour citrus lemon tingle mixed with bitterness from hops and yeast leaving a weird bready flavor.

Well carbonated, moderate body, the carbonation really make this a fun beer to drink.

Surprisingly drinkable.

I am sure I'll never get this beer again. It is so far from a style I like it's not funny. This is pretty darn weird flavored, and without the hops there's nothing to save this beer. Thankfully the hops save things. They take a lot of off putting flavors and somehow mix them together. I think I understand why this beer is well ranked, but it just isn't for me. Bottom line, buyer be ware. This isn't a beer for "advanced pallets" it's a beer for those that enjoy this style of beer. If you're not one, don't wasn't your money.

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

Look: Excellent gold with a lighter straw around the edges. I got a 3 1/2 finger head with superior retention. Nice webbed lacing. (Half done and the lacing still reaches the top of the mug.)

Smell: I have yeast and bread for sure. A very dry pear(? maybe ?) very earthy and interesting. It is a very inviting smell, "Come on over, drink me down buddy." I certainly will sir, I certainly will.

Taste: Smooth, tart fruit and sweet bread (not sweetbreads, but sweet tasting bread.) It is very balanced taste. Aftertaste lingers for a bit and stays pretty mellow.

Mouthfeel: Just how you would want it to be. Moderate carbonation and very very smooth. Not too syrupy going down. One of my favorite things about this Saison.

Drinkability: All day, every day (lol). I think this is a great beer for ANYBODY. I could never get tired of it. I've even thought about sticking a few in my cellar to see how they turn out with a bit of age. Mmmm Mmmm delicious!

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Photo of Morris729
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden color with a very thick and creamy white head with very good retention. The head eventually dissipates into a smaller, rocky head that sticks to the sides of the glass while drinking. Very fruity aroma with notes of clove and nutmeg. The body is light to medium with a creamy mouth feel. Fresh fruit comes through up front in the taste with notes of banana and berries mixed with a tangy spiciness. Finish is dry and crisp. Drinkablility is almost infinite. This is one of my favorite Saison style brews.

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Photo of SmashPants
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: big solid green 750mL champagne-style bottle, a standard and plain Belgian label.

Appearance: very light golden yellow in colour, with fine carbonation and a big fluffy head that drops to a nice cap. Almost like champagne, funnily enough.

Aroma: plenty of earthy, herbal and floral characters on the nose - very different (this is my first Saison). Some light citric backing.

Taste: very different, but quite nice. Again with the dominant earthy and floral characteristics, with some lemon citric hops and some funky Belgian hops ( I assume these are wild?).

Aftertaste: hangs around nicely - a good beer for a slow session.

Mouth feel: light to medium in body with a somewhat higher carbonation than I was expecting. Goes down easily.

Overall: this was my first Saison - I have had Krieks and Lambics before, but I think Saison suits me a little better. Also, considering the size of the bottle (750mL), the ABV (6.5%) and the price (approx AU$12-13 a bottle in 2013) it is actually quite decent value. Not cheap, but I don't expect a specialty Belgian ale to be cheap by any means. This one is worth it.

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Photo of ruckus232
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisjws
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,187 ratings.
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