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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Saison Dupont is a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. This is a beautifully balanced, complex beer that has a refreshing fruitiness and long, dry finish. It is bottled unfiltered so it may be cloudy or have a slight sediment but this is normal and perfectly natural.

For export relabeled as "Vieille Provision".


3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
37.5 cl bottle. Strange aroma. Reminds me of the linoleum paste from years ago (that’s an honest comment; I have not thought of that stuff in decades). Something of a brown yeasty smell. Color is an orange tinged gold, with a white head that didn’t stick. Full mouthfeel. Citrus is the principal note. Definitely dry. Definitely hoppy. Stone fruit comes up after awhile. The aroma loses the weirdness. Begins to seem like a fruity pilsener. This ale changes from moment to moment. Quite an experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6622) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
Bottled. Hazy ornage. Large off-white head. Spicya and yeasty aroma with citrus-notes. Dry bitterness. Pomerance-like spicy flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a large off-white head. Aroma of yeast & citrus fruits with a spicy touch. Sour with a taste of bitter grapefruits & glöggkryddor. Initially a sweaty tone which disappears after a sip or two. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Aroma of yeast, barn yard, and malt. Sweet crisp tangy flavor with some honey-like character and a slightly alcoholic and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2007 Hazy golden color with a big foamy head. Strong yeasty and malty aroma that is a bit musty, but brings some nice citrus and grain into the mix. Taste is nice and citrusy-grainy-yeasty - classic saison. A nice hop bite as well with a good feel from start to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Cold 750ml corked bottle: Pours a cloudy pale orange color with floating sediment and a medium foamy ivory head. Aroma is of light grains, nice yeast, citrus, farm, grass, spice and honey. Light bodied and crisp with playful carbonation. Ending is dry, sweet and malty, with notes of honey and citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (6422) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 Bottle, 33 cl. Cloudy golden/orange with a large fluffy head. Fruity malt aroma with notes of honey, oranges and lemon, along with spicy and yeasty notes. Medium bodied, good carbonation. A nicely balanced brew, with a initial sweetness and a moderate but distinct bitterness, accompanied by a faint acidity. Very good, an "Orval light".

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2007
Bottle: Its been a long time since i had this and i didnt have the palate i have now. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick frothy white head. Awesome aroma of hops, citrus and spice and belgian yeast and just a tiny bit of fruit. Very complex aroma. Flavor is even better. Crisp and yet creamy and medium to thick bodied with fruity sweet malts and a ton of citrus character and belgian spicy yeast flavors with hints of clove and lemon and a great little hop bite. Very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
islay (2137) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
Dry aroma but with a fruit sweetness (apples, pairs, tangerines). Powerful, hoppy smell. Fresh-mown grass/hay scent. Very powerful and unique aroma, like that of a Czech pilsner on steroids. <P>Pours an effervescent, cloudy, deep gold/bronze with an orange hue. Large amount of suspended particulate that settles quickly to the bottom of the glass. Huge, thick, uneven white head with large bubbles and a thin brown yeast film on top. <P>Dry, champagne-like taste. Hoppily bitter. Vaguely reminiscent of a Pacific Northwest IPA with its fruit flavors, which are consistent with those found in the aroma. Light hint of smoked ham. Alcohol noticeable but not strong. Still, I’m surprised that I taste the alcohol at all given that the beer is merely a relatively moderate 6.5% abv. <P>Long-lasting, hoppy, dry aftertaste. Medium body. Frothy and quite lively in the palate. Surprisingly easy to drink. <P>Believe it or not, this is my first saison. It definitely is different from other beers, but it is not so distinctive as to be astounding. This beer remains unmistakably Belgian. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle with a cork marked as "2006." I enjoyed it very much, but that may be because I found it to be a pleasant change of pace. That is, now that I am familiar with the saison style, I’m not sure that I would rate an equally good saison as highly in the future. Nonetheless, I certainly am glad that I gave Saison Dupont Vieille Provision a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34023) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
Bottled. An amber beer with a lot of sediment floating around under a huge white head. The aroma is sweet with subtle spicy notes of coriander and orange peel, as well as a dusty hoppy note. The flavor is sweet, yet at the same time very dry spicy with an acidic note of lemon. The spices include coriander, cloves, and cinnamon. And it all leads to a dry spicy and slightly bitter end, which also has the faintest of alcohol burns in the throat. Refreshing.


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