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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 02-10-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
15.14%
 
 
Wants:
3
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Reviews: 39 | Ratings: 84
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice thick-glassed green 750ml champagne bottle, caged and corked.

Lovely cloudy orange gold colour, with a big, boisterous and funky head of white foam, billowing up and almost over the rim of my tulip. Some sticky lacing. Looks wild, organic and wonderful. What more could I have hoped for in a saison?

Pleasant lightly funky and herbaceous notes on the nose, a little wood, leaf mulch, and Belgian yeast. Very nice notes, although they don't overwhelm. Very organic, with clear Belgian notes.

Clean and crisp on the palate, with a slight gritty bitterness at the back, that mellows to a sweeter Belgian ale funk. This final note is the most true to style note - this one is noticeably more bitter than any other saison I've had. It's quite full of a really straight and sharp noble hop bitterness. The back note grounds it a little more stylistically, but it's still a little off.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly crisp, adding to the refreshment of the beer, but again, like the taste, I prefer a bit more roundness in my saisons.

Still, I'm pleased this isn't just a straight clone of the standard Dupont Saison. It's a very refreshing and drinkable beer, and I wouldn't turn down another. I just have slightly different expectations for a saison.

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Photo of tbeckett
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from Harvest Wines.

A - Pours cloudy light golden with a frothy three finger white head. Good carbonation coming up. Good lace rings and a film of retention.

S - Sweet spice combined with Belgian yeast and fruity esters with some bubblegum.

T - Sweet spice again with some spicy hops as well. Fruity esters come through again but the spicy hop/spice notes really come through the most.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body and a dry finish with some lingering spiciness.

O/D - Once again Saison Dupont comes through as a solid saison, but too heavily spiced for my full enjoyment. Pleasant though it was, I don't see the need to have a version of the same beer with lower alcohol and organic. Probably wouldn't get it again.

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Photo of dgilks
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy pale golden colour with a big, rocky white head. Great head retention.

Nice citrus and fruit aroma. Some hop character and citrus. A little light on. A touch peppery. Nice.

Light sweet malt and spice. Lots of citrussy fruit and a touch of bitterness. Bits of stone fruit. Complex and delicious.

Medium-light body with high carbonation. Nice.

A really solid saison. Lovely spice and fruit. Lightly malty and interestingly honeyed.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours an obscure lemon yellow color, the head mountainous in size, frothy in texture and the color an off white. As the head erodes it leaves behind a fine covering sheet of lace to seal off the glass. The aroma of yeast unmistakable, malt, a tiny bit astringent and the ever present musty smell of these organics, that actually appeals to me. It begins sweet, noticeable malt, the top middling in feel, acerbic finish, with generous hop bitterness, quite dry and lingering aftertaste. Quite a decent drinking beer and a welcome change of pace from the heavy strong ales I’ve beer sampling lately.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a light golden amber, nice haze, creamy off white head that sits very tight. The nose has sweet lemon up front, very zesty, dupont yeast, spicy and pepper, lots of citrusy hops behind with a blast of herbal aromas in the back. The taste has the lemon zest up front, very refreshing, spicy yeast, very peppery and balanced, the hops are so strong, stronger citrus than the nose with the pleasant herbal notes and a nice lingering bitterness. The body is so light and smooth, soft on the palate with a gentle but assertive carbonation and a semi dry finish. Amazing beer!

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Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden crystal clear color with a huge thick mushroom head with excellent retention and leaving good laces. It was a surprise given it says it is not filtered (at the end it had yeast).
Aroma with notes of biscuit, lots of yeast despite of its clear appearance, herbal hops, mild cloves, banana and pineapple.
Nice Flavor with notes of lemongrass, oranges, Belgian yeast, slight tart green apple, herbal hops, coriander, white pepper, pineapple, lemon and white wine. Dry aftertaste with a mild to medium bitterness.
Medium body with good effervescent carbonation.
I found it a quite interesting Saison, one of the least cloying I ever had and still with a great complexity and deliciously spiced. Glad it does not substitute the regular Saison Dupont, you can enjoy both for different cravings; this one is more refreshing and lighter but still carries its key characteristics.
Ap.4 Ar.3,75 Sab.3,75 Sens.4 Cj.4

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice cloudy appearance, almost opaque, with a healthy off-white head that just sits defiantly. Pale orange-yellow in colour, can't see any carbonation and doesn't really leave lace from the head, although forms sheets of clingy foam further down the glass. Looks very pleasant.

Nose is pleasant, organic and spicy. Big overripe banana whiff and a vibrant peppery aroma as well. Hints of cumin, fennel and clove are evident in what is really a dominating spicy nose. Slightly tart fruit characters are relegated but present enough to lend some buoyancy to the proceedings.

Taste has a remarkably weizeny character at first, with a piquant clove blending with sweet banana flavours on the front. Mid-palate starts to turn sour, with an earthy funk character that seeps through with elements of white wine vinegar, green vegetables and a mild soil character. Finish is reasonably long, with some nice organic bitterness lingering towards the back, quite clean and leaves an enjoyable aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is foamy and slightly chewy, does feel thin at first but there's enough going on to lower the care factor about it. This is a crisp, enjoyable brew, slightly lacking on the complexity front but very smooth and drinkable as a result.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle picked up as a part of a mixed Biologique Six-Pack that cost only €5 during a recent trip to the Dupont Brewery in Tourpes at Easter. Standard 25cl Belgo-style brown bottle sealed with a black crown cap which has dark red ‘Dupont Tourpes’ shield on it. Like the avatar in the BA database, my bottle has a green label which has the picture of a Butterfly resting on an ear of barley with a yellow sun behind it. Main label has words ‘Saison Dupont Biologique’ on it. Has plenty of Organic stamps of approval. Unfiltered with a listed strength of 5.5% ABV and a Best Before Date of 05/2007.

Appearance: Easy on the eyes, the large white head fills the glass, even with a careful pour. The bottom of the bottle reveals the unfiltered nature of this brew when it dumps a few chunks of yeast into the pale yellow-golden body. A few streamers but whilst the carbonation is average in strength a gentle angling and righting of the glass reveals little conditioning.

Nose: Exhibits the familiar Dupont Hoppy DNA that overshadows most of the other elements, which sit in the background. Light yeast and some pepper mix with a clean farmyard funk all wrapped up in a distinctive Tourpes hoppy bitterness.

Taste: Plenty of hop bitterness permeates throughout this “Biological” Saison. Whilst the hop bitterness is crystal clear and very welcome, indeed so is the yeast and gentle sweet malts, the lack of any real funk or complexity is not. A very clean offering that has a touch of freshly sliced green skinned apples and a refreshing thirst quenching angle, but ultimately in the long run it lacks depth. Nice hoppy finish though.

Mouthfeel: Middle of the road with a cleanliness that runs from the taste through to the Mouthfeel. The carbonation, as with a few of the “weaker” Dupont offerings ably assists here.

Drinkability: The refreshing clean profile lends a Drinkability that is unfettered and tolerant with a laid-back temperament. VEry easy going.

Overall: Brewed with Organic Barley and a whole 1% weaker that the “regular” Saison Dupont, and it shows for it lacks the complexity of its stronger brother. However the clean hops, freshly sliced apples and spices help to bolster this way beyond anything that could be classed as boring.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I got this at a very good price so... it wasn't that interesting to begin with.

Looks like a well made IPA. Nice creamy head, voluptuously around the Teku glass edge.

I guess i'm looking at it after some time. I have to stay away from the smell. Keeping it far away and looking at it, makes this a real joy. It smells of rotten malt, old fruits and socks.

After the smell routine, taking the first sip was hard. Fortunately, the taste is refreshing. Grapes and grapefruit present. Fuzzy feel. Nice one.

Lemons in the aftertaste.

Doesn't look or smell like a wit beer but tastes like one.

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Photo of thierrynantes
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33cl), tasted in 2002.
Appearance : yellow color, with beautiful creamy white foam head.
Smell : yeast, malted
Taste and mouthfeel : sweet flavor, well balanced with generous hop bitterness
Drinkability : a good beer in the Belgian style Saison

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Photo of pootz
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

"Crown top" bottle:
Golden-amber hue, fair cap, good lacing, moderate effervescence.

Aroma of fruits and some light spice and biscuits, very pleasant.

Flavor is bright: fruity, spicy, hoppy... light grainy malts dry-spritzy finish.

Not what you'd expecting from an intense saison but as decent malty export rendition...this is really decent unfiltered in the caged cork bottle

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Photo of heygeebee
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Little brother to Saison Dupont in ABV and also intensity of flavour, but still a good solid effort. All barnyard and fuk on nose, but taste somewhat more straighforward, albeit still very earthy.

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Photo of brendan13
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from a 750ml corked and caged green bottle into a tulip glass a slightly hazy bright golden colour with a frothy inch and a bit white head that slowly falls away.
S - Some fresh apple notes with a bit of pepper spice and some musty touches.
T - Some fruity apple & pepper spice like the smell but with a lot more barnyard musty notes along with a very dry bready maltiness.
M - Fairly light bodied with a medium carbonation. The musty, barnyard like taste lingers for a bit.
D - Sure, it's not the best Saison out there but it's still decent. Not something I'd rush out to buy but it's worth a try if you like the style.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy honeycomb colour with a pure white head that stays the distance. This beer says drink me.

S - Plenty on the nose, with spice and peppery citurs notes.

T - Similar to a weizen bock with a little booze taken out. A little sour, plenty of spice and some nice yeasty notes too.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

D - I do not prefer this over the Dupont but its a great beer in its own right.

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Photo of dasenebler
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25cl, best before March 2013, purchased in Belgium.

Pours a cloudy, glowing straw-orange with a nice and creamy head. A few floaties. Excellent lacing and good retention.

The aroma has some floral, European hops and a light, earthy funk to it.

Flavor is bitter and light. Some grassy hop flavor, and a light Saison tartness. Rubbery yeast action for sure, along with peppery and spicy notes. Quite refreshing and easy to quaff. The mouthfeel is light, with ample creamy carbonation.

Can't compare it to the standard Saison Dupont since it's been too long since I've had one, but the Biologique is very good and an excellent Summer beer.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Hazy golden yellow pour with a hint of orange and a two finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. The nose is a bit skunky when first opened but quickly yielded to more typical earthy, grassy, yeasty Saison notes along with hints of green apples, lemongrass, honey, hay, some subtle funk. The taste is complex and pretty much mirrors the nose with lots of green apples and grass along with hints of lemon, honey, hay, white pepper, grape skins, lemongrass, and a bit of barnyard. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with medium carbonation and a dry, vinous finish. Overall, I didn't like it as well as the original Saison Dupont, but it's still a great interpretation and great on a hot day.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Considered to be the little brother of Saison Dupont, Biologique is a lower ABV easy drinking saison that as has been remarked: a good entry into saisons overall. The big question is - will it be nearly as good (as it couldn't be better than the original Dupont) or a pass compared to its bigger brother?

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: Presents with a lively hazy sunburst body and a solid chalk white head. A perfect example of a Belgian blond or any saison.

S: Much like the original Saison Dupont with its "Sweet scented cider apples, barnyard straw, musky yeast and an earthy hop notes", the aroma is rustic and inviting. The only difference one could opine between the two is a bubblegum Ester within the Biologique giving it a Weizen slant but otherwise they are close to identical.

T: Starts with a slight sweetness, that bubblegum Ester noted and becomes more a glass of Pinot gris than a beer exhibiting quite vinous characters, an acidic crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper for good measure. The finish is more dry than bitter.

M: Very excitable fizz makes it an overly gassy beer, with a medium body to give it fullness.

D: Overall a delightful refreshing brew quite reminiscent of a dry white wine that has enough complexity to make it interesting and drinkable. Whether or not you find it as good our better than the original Dupont is a subjective matter of taste, personally I prefer the original because it is truer to the nature of a saison, being the epitome of a farmhouse ale whereas this beer is more like a wine. In any case it was an enjoyable drop.

Food match: This would pair well with light seafood, fish or as a vegetarian option; sautéed asparagus with wild mushroom, potato Lyonnaise and a drizzle of garlic infused olive oil.

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Photo of aleigator
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with an amazingly huge, froth head.

Smells of wheat, dough and a soft spiciness. Has a wet grass quality to it, with noble, herbal hops, balancing the sweeter spices.

Drinks very soft with a profound spiciness defining the taste, which gets additionally amped up during the finish by the bubbly carbonation.

Tastes of wild honey and a prominent perfumy quality, featuring burned sugar and flowers. This opens up the palate to sweetness loving spices, adding a nice zing to the established flavors. A late herbal dryness tones down the sweetness, putting the focus on rustic bread and wheat.

Very nice, perfectly balanced beer with an astonishing intensity as for its lower abv. Packs a big spice punch, pleasantly entangled into rich straw and soft yeast.

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Photo of cbl2
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:

Clear yellow peppered with plenty of fine bubbles and topped with an immense white head.

Smell:

Lots of fruit character with some herbal undertones.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

My first experience with a Saison. Rather smooth with some nice hoppy presence on the tongue that leads to a slightly bitter finish. Not as fruity as the nose would indicate.

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Photo of vancurly
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a) Poured into a Jenlain stemmed glass. Big effervescence, sustaining a dense white head.
s) Noticable from a foot away. Gamey, sour, ginger, citrus, hint of "forest floor", pineapple, cheese rind
f) Beautiful. Wit-like in citrus & spice, but with added yeasty complexity, funkiness, candy-like malt profile. Decent bitterness lingers with an herbaceous note.
m) Light & crisp. Tingly acid.
d) Great summer ale

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange beer with a fluffy, white, three finger high head that stays for a long time.

Nose: Belgian yeast, apple, hay, lemongrass, earthy hop notes, white bread, banana and wheat.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt, spice, citrus, orange, tart green apple, fruity esters and banana.
Body: Medium bosy and strong yet soft carbonation and a dry finish with a light bitterness.

This is amazing!

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Photo of tjd25
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Prominent dense, foamy and lasting white head on a slighty hazy golden orange color body. The smell is freshly malty with a dry hoppy impression. Quite enjoyable. Taste is a bit strange. A broad, fresh and sweet malty character, but also a tortuous grapefruity and juicy hoppiness with some peppery or cumin notes. Mouthfeel is round and smooth. Yeasty, creamy and almost buttery. The brew just lacks some balance, and the hoppiness somehow tastes rancid. Kind of enjoyable nonetheless. A weird beer, my opinion changes from sip to sip.

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Photo of nickhiller
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: cloudy gold, brief but big frothy head, rings of lace and foam.

S: mustard and mayonnaise, dough.

T: honey, white wine or apple cider vinegar, yeast, some florals from the hops. Lemony bitter citrus finish.

M: creamy for a saison, with a dry and bitter, palate cleansing finish.

O: really good, middle of the road, light for a tripel and/or saison but with all the body and flavor those bigger beers pack. Exceptional mouthfeel and flavor for something in this category

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Photo of theopholis
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- bight, transluscent, apricot colored body. Looks likepartially filtered apricot juice. Head is a very white, foamy, 2-finger afair with decent retention and excellent lacing.

Smell- crisp, clean some sourness comes through the nose. Hints of horse blanket and citrus.

Taste- A very nice blend of light maltiness, lemon peel,

Mouthfeel- quite light in body. Well carbonated. Doesn't dance over the tounge, but is quite lively.

Overall- very, nice, easy drinking Saison.

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Photo of Macca
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a hazy pale golden colour with lots of sediment. A large fluffy head which is retained well and leaves a good lacing. Aromas of bananas and spice - maybe a bit of pepper. Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. I found this beer very drinkable. Slightly better than its non-organic sibling.

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