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

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RATINGS: 2335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2613) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2006
Bouteille de 75 cl. (SAQ). Jaune presque claire, très gros collet. Arome un peu moufette, houblon faible. Le goût: agrume pétillant, arrière goût un peut amère et sec.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
The bottled opened all by it’s self when the wire was loosened. That is how carbonated this saison is. No gushing though. Hard to pour more than 1/2 glass without filling the rest with head. Solid pure white head with permanant Belgian lace on the glass. Less fruity flavors than I would have expected. More like a champaigne than a beer, with a clean, ultra dry finish. Cloudy body with no traces of yeast in the bottom of the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
On draft at Belgian beer tasting at State Line Liquors with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a decent white head. Aroma of belgian spices, citrus, yeast, and fruit. Flavor is smooth, citrus, fruit, sweetness, yeast, carbonated, with a dry finish. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
Pours with a hazy golden color with a small white head and a bit of yeast sediment. Aroma is peppery, with a hint of cloves and... funk. Citrusy and tart with a light palate and a bit of dryness that keeps reeling you in for more. Good saison.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - APR 26, 2006
Bottle. Light, fluffy white head that pours a golden haze with lots of unfiltered particles. Sweet citrocy aroma with nice carbonation and citrous body. Similar to Duvel, but lacks something.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdjuice (417) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 25, 2006
I think I got a slightly skunky one. After the skunkiness seemed to go away, very spicy, similar to a belgian white. Taste has banana, maltiness on the finish, tastes similar to all the other witbiers I’ve had. I had this before on tap and it was very good, but this is kind of unimpressive from the bomber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Not for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6363) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2006
Quite similar to a Belgian blonde - easy-drinking and smooth. Lively carbonation, splendid finish leaving a pleasnat bitter taste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
Bottle. I would equate this to a homebrewing experiment gone bad. A huge disappointment.Pours with a hazy straw color and a medium head. The aroma is ok, mustiness, yeast and hops. The flavor however is terrible. Essentially watery with an unpleasant bitter note at the end, that lasts. Pretty bad. The upside was that it was a 375ml bottle, I doubt that I could have finshed a large one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Bottled. 33cl. Sparkling, orange and hazy, with a nice stable, off-white head. The aroma has a sourness in the aroma with some yeastiness and a medicine-like note. Light citric and bitter with mould and spicyness coming through. Mild bitter finish with some alcohol. Has some metallic and medicine notes too. Not sure I like that too much. Rating: 6-4-6-4-12-3.2. 060419

Bottle, 33cl. It pours a slightly cloudy, unclear body, golden in color and with a two-finger white head leaving lacings. Some butterscotch on the nose, quite a lot actually, and fruity, hoppy aromas too. Slightly spiced. Some yeast notes? It’s dry and medium bodied, well carbonated. Buttery maltyness followed by hoppy bitterness, pine cone hints, medicine, yeast and green apples. Doughy, yeasty finish with a lovely bitterness and fruits and some pale malts. Overall, I don’t care too much of the aroma, it’s too buttery, but then I taste it, and after the first swallow it gets quite lovely. A strange beer I might never fully understand. Would like to have it readily available though. 110121


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