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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: 2502   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".


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jstraw (1959) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Pale, cloudy orange with big foamy head & superb lacing. Flavors of lemon, bread, and coriander overwhelmed by excessive (bitter) hops. A little out of balance to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
pale golden orange colour with a loose foam head.sharp citrus hop aroma, full mouth feel with a little creamyness as it sparkles in mouth. rounded fruity malt. nice and complex. with a nice little sour in finish

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerFanDan17 (1063) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Disappointing Ale. Most Belgian ales are rich and golden. This one was dense and bitter. I don’t expect this from a good Belgian brewery. Hints of lemon maybe, but overall bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5330) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
A nice refreshing aroma of light fruit and spice. Hazy yellow with a large fluffy white head. Good lacing, beautiful head. Light flavors of orange, spice, light fruit, sweet malt, and sourness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16186) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Nice big frothy head with ok duration. Color is golden. Aroma is malty with some fruit. Taste is malty with some acidity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - FEB 20, 2007
Bottle 750 ml. Tulip Glass. Hazy yellow-orange with an excellent dense head which leaves some lacings. Nice fruity aroma with evident malt and hops. Taste is floral hops balanced with malts and plenty of spicy/pepperiness and yeast. Dry finish. Very drinkable with less alcohol than beers that usually display such character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ridedom33 (37) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Big bottle. Pours with a lot of head. Yeast floats around a lot and takes a while to settle. Gave it the chance to warm up since i had it a little too cold in the fridge. Good beer seems a little more like a hefe than anything else. Good brew

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 12 oz. bottle. Nose was big, wild, and funky. Grassy. Pour was just kind of annoying: too much head and not enough visible character to match the intense aromas. The flavor was all over the place. Alot of lemon and grass. I could see this being great as something you just chug down on a hot day, but beyond that it is unimpressive. Perhaps the style is not for me, but this needs more balance and cohesiveness. RE-RATE, after several 750ml bottles. My original rating came from a time when I didn’t really "get" saisons, not that I necessarily do now, but at least I’ll give it half a chance. It’s soft and floral on top of the grassy, lemony qualities, which is really nice and worthy of raising the score a few points.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle conditioned, not pasteurized, I found this at the local Beverages and More and had to give it a try.

Citrus smell, bottle-conditioned yeast floats beautifully through a hazy, yet still clear body. Pours with a thick head and light, crisp consistency.

Quite good for a Saison, slight sour aftertaste, it is easy to drink with an almost oaky finish. Well above average!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 Quite a fine beer. Nice citrusy nose and a nice head on it. Bitterness begins, but then it quickly evens out to a nice full and earthy yeasty palate. The citrus doesn’t come through on the palate as much as would be expected, but, no matter, there are a whole symphony of other subtleties that do appear, with a particular emphasis on the sourness that becomes fairly dominant. A fine brew, and one that I’ve enjoyed with many a meal.


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