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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2306   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (598) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 I canít say it actually tastes like any cheese, but it reminds me of cheese. It has that same creamy/slightly oily texture and tanginess about it. Other flavors are pepper, lemon, grass/hay, sourness, corriander. A very complex beer. Nice and dry all the way through. Definitely has that funky horseblanket thing going on. A nice light refreshing beer with huge flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle... Murky, yellow ale with a large, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Fruity nose with notes of green banana, clove and pink bubblegum. The flavor is medium-bitter and full of citrus fruit and wheat. Medium-bodied and dry with lively carbonation. Crisp, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2015) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 15, 2006
330ml bottle from Bevmo. Light yellow, hazy pour with a very soapy head. Aromas were lemon and spice. Flavors were fruity with black pepper. Very dry finish. Almost more like a tripel to me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Light gold body, slight chill haze. Rocky, sticky head. Lemony, grassy, slightly cheesy aroma. Great medium body, lush maltiness overbalanced (in a good way) by bitter, assertive hops. Long drying finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2009 Combined ratings from draft (Brick Store Pub) and bottle (vintage 2007 rated 5/13/2009). Pours light golden with a foamy, mostly maintained white head. Aroma of herbs, honey, banana, bubble gum, strawberries, and mild noble hops. Taste is lightly sweet with toasted malts and bitter spicing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lush carbonation. Quite refined and a delight to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
33cl bottle, 2003 consumed 3/2006 Ė Golden, with an incredible thick everlasting white head; Deep, deep nose with a near perfect balance between malt, hop and yeast. Citrus, fresh pine etc, etc, etc; The body is medium full and very soft, the carbonation is huge and fills your mouth completely; Long bitter, soft complex finish. Great, very well balanced beer. DUPONT-RULES!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy blond pour with a small head. A yeasty aroma to it, with a little sweetness. Had a fruity taste to it. I liked this very much.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcmole (28) - USA - MAR 4, 2006
Good solid beer....nice malty flavor and smell with a decent offset of hoppiness. Beautful head, great smooth mouthfeel. Went down way too fast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2006
straw like in color thick frothy head great retention. It had some fruity and somewhat grassy. Its inital taste seemed some what sour but had some banana like notes. finish was slightly hoppy wiht yeasty malt notes being more pronounced. It was really um bubbly on the palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 Golden pour, HUGE head that got bigger as it sat there in my glass. Absolutely gigantic. Aroma is kinda funky, farm-like, a little sour. I can deal with this amount of sourness. So, Iíve got a glass of beer with a giant mountain of foam on top of it and Iím not sure what to do. Letís measure it! 1 and 3/4 inches of foam in the glass, 1 and 1/2 inches above the glass. And itís not receding. Damn. (TIME ELAPSED 5 MINUTES) Alright weíve got the head to dissipate. Now for a tasting. First impression is that itís dry. Not as dry as Orval, but damn dry. Itís kind of refreshing though. A little fruity, and as noted by others, earthy. A little bit herbal, slightly sour. Itís pretty soft on the tongue, despite high carbonation. Pretty good stuff, this saison.


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