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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2203   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
250 mL bottle from LCBO. Hazy but brilliant golden colour with a massive pillowy head. Very active body with lots of floaties bouncing around. Aroma is wonderful - yeasty & musty with notes of pepper and apricot. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Flavour is simple, yet complex at the same time, if that makes any sense. I guess I just mean that there are a lot of flavours in there - yeast, hay, papper, apple, citrus - but none of them are overwhelming or confusing on the pallette. A really good, satisfying, refreshing beer - goes down great on a warm summer day or evening, and should also hold up in cooler weather. Iíd better stock up while itís still available here...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1586) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 A clouded honey colored ale with a monstrous billowy cap. lively with soft carbonation, lots of little yeast "floaters" in this drink. Wonderful aroma of spice, mustiness and some sweet fruits. Chewy-musty malts mingle with pear-apricot some berry tastes, attenuated hop citrus and spices..finish is strange: long but dry with lots of berry tastes...a nice saison for summer sipping...mind you, the 250cl bottle is a tease and you need 3 to make a decadent, relaxing, sunset patio experience on a warm summer evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle: Dry, fruity and musty, this brew is a nice, refreashing treat. Not overly complex, with some notes of hay, pepper, and apple; spritzy carbonation and snappy tartness. Iím not a huge fan of saisons, but Iím glad I tried this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Very refreshing. Dry at first but ends up being quite refreshing. Very nice fluffy head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
33cl bottle. Very fresh, yeasty, slightly herbal & grassy, wheaty esters and citric bite, peppery pie spicings. Bit of a Trappist attitude, very complex, touch earthy & musty hops. Silky feel and pretty look. Bitterness does linger on into a hint of sour. I donít know Saison well but Dupont is obviously well made - entertainingly structured yet approachable, it is full of quirky charm that somehow adds up to "Beer."

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2912) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
250ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy yellow colour in the glass with a medium frothy white head. Very strong spice and yeast aroma. Frothy carbonated mouthfeel that tingles. Very interesting taste of spice and neat mix of earthy yeast/hops that makes it strangely bitter - really lingers and is unique - full of citrus as well. What an original tasting beer. Iíll buy lots more of these at this price ($1.95).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle Clear, yellow body with a white, frothy head, which diminishes mostly. Nose of hops and yeast. Moderately bitter flavour. Very lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1092) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2005
Beautiful cloudy hazy look in the glass to this beer. Full of spice and grass on the tongue. The aroma was a bit dissapointing, I thought, too much lager-smell, but that well could be because of the bottle (375ml), so I gave the beer the benefit of the doubt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained as part of the summer beer fest. Tasted in dimple mug. Appearance is light yellow, slightly cloudy with a thin but sustained white head. Aroma is very spicy with a hint of subtle complexity. Flavour is well balanced with equal parts dry, sweet and hoppy. Very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
250ml bottle, labelled only as "Saison Dupont" with no "Vieille Provision" on the label. So íMenís Journalí called this the best beer in the world, thatís quite a lot to live up to. Letís see: Pours a cloudy amber with a large fizzy white head. Some sediment. Aroma has a Belgian wheat beer smell. Citrus, grapefruit, banana, bubble gum and wine. Slightly too carbonated for my taste. Flavor is quite bitter and moderately sweet. Not quite the best, far from actually, but itís pretty good and I enjoyed it. Iíll get it again.


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