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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Yearly limited release - 250 kegs, 500 numbered bottles - initially only for the home market but now available for general release in supermarkets. 30 kegs were unfiltered.


JefVerstraete's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1458) - Ghent, - DEC 8, 2011
Very nice saison. Dry and bitter as it should be. Some notes of citrus and herbs.


3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
Shapiro85 (11) - New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Was a fan of this beer. Very drinkable. Overall would buy again. Enjoyed

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aletcm (136) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - OCT 19, 2014
Espuma de pouca e formação e boa persistência. Aroma de frutas amarelas e mel no final. No sabor, frutas amarelas, damasco, com médio amargor, médio dulçor seca no final. Excelente! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Beautiful hazy brownish gold pour, great aroma, similar to the standard Dupont but heavier and more hoppy, definitely more flavorful and drier than the standard, excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2110) - BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2014
Limited edition of the famed Saison Dupont, dry-hopped and bottled in magnums. Loose, off-white head, hazy pale blond colour with greenish hue. Powerful and agreeable aroma of apple, hay, honey, grapefruit peel, dry sherry, floral hops, dry white wine, pear; soft fruity taste, honeyish malt sweetness, bready and yeasty with complex spicy notes, increasing in complexity in the finish thanks to a fresh, green, resinous, floral and grassy hoppiness. Truly beautiful saison, but I hadn’t expected anything else from this fantastic brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (872) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2014
Couleur orange trouble, forte mousse blanche. Nez fruité, orange, houblonné agrumes. Gout fort amer, houblonné, fruité avec arrière gout typique saison (amer, houblonné, acidulé, note astringente voir brulée) Pour les amateurs de saison. Moi c pas mon type que je préfère. Mais c de la bonne bière qui assure!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (245) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2014
Pours an orange-golden hazy color, with a stable, froth head. Aromas form a wild melange of slightly musty yeast upfront, containing notes of funk and spices, against grassy, herbal fresh hops. In comparison, hops seem to be a little less intense than the yeast, and therefore underline the typical Dupont qualities in a very interesting way. Hops turn more complex, as the beer warms up, revealing a fruity kiwi note, which has a gentle, refeshing sting to it, among herbs, primarily defined by turnip cabbage and onion. Hop character from the aromas converts into taste, with a hint of fruitiness added, mostly papaya and lime. They are present on the palate from the very beginning, starting with herbal qualities, balanced by very soft white-bread yeast, guided by a fitting, slightly metallic carbonation. Hops are by no means as present or aggressive as they tend to be in IPAs, because in this brew they get bedded among a distinctive yeast foundation. While loosing some of its uncompromising bitter-punch, they interact very well with the dough, slightly spiced yeast, creating an enjoyable complexity. This is still without a doubt a Dupont beer, but the dry-hopping is throughout convincing, herbs and grass along tropical notes add a new dimension to the beer, which is outstanding on its own already. The medium hop bitterness adds to the taste from the beginning till the end, while it finds a worthy counterpart in the peppery yeast spiciness. The taste finds its peak, when cinnamonic clove and raw onion blend together wrapped up by garden herbs and bready malts. Finishes slightly metallic, due to the lively carbonation which seems to swallow all other tastes for a split-second, then sweeter, biscuity malts become noteable, accompanied by tropical fruits. Very refreshing, with the typical Dupont mouthfeel, defined by an incredible smoothness and drinking beyond thirst.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgajdaczewa (552) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 5, 2014
W aromacie winogrona, przyprawowy chmiel, lekka dzikość, miód (edycja 2012, więc już lekkie utlenienie). W smaku winogrona wraz z pestkami, lekko cytrynowo kwaskowe, gładkie, goryczka niska, ziołowa, chlebowa nuta od słodu, orzeźwiające, niezłe piwo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (292) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a light orange brew with a huye white head with food retention, aroma is moderate sweet, moderate to light bitter and light sour with spices, lemon and fruits esters, medium bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to light bitter with a bittersweet finish and a short aftertaste, good

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3966) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 28, 2014
Big thanks to Hrabren for letting me try some of this! Poured a misty golden body with a lasting, thick off white head. Full grainy aroma with tart grassy notes, slightly sweetish. Grainy taste, crackers, more grassy hoppiness, not that funky really. Mild bitter aftertaste. A good beer indeed, but don’t expect tons of complexity.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 24, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste grassy, sweet, Belgian yeast. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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