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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2296   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2006
A wonderful beer. Sweet, citrusy, mellow, lots of bite, really very nice. Its a golden colour, almost clear with a huge white frothy head. Nicely balenced, great mouthfeel, just really refreshing. I would definitely get this again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 500mL Green Bottle. Pours a clouded lemon yellow, with a tinge of orange. Very soapy and confused head of off-white. Bubbly. Aroma is an even sugary wheat, lemon and pears. Flavor is excellently refreshing. Bright sweet lemon, mingled with apple skins, a touch of fig and some simple syrup. Add a dash of coriander and a hint of sweet cinnamon with a lightly sour and tart dry hop finish and this is a well rounded, extremely drinkable, delicious saison. Not really any flaws other than a lack of some depth or wildness. Finish is a clean grass.

Six years later and one hundred varied American Saisons later, I revisit the classic. Classics are classics for a reason, they represent a steady baseline of quality. Iím beginning to wonder why I wade through a multiple of mostly middling American examples of the styles when, for a number of dollars less, I could have stunningly bright, refreshing, prickly and spicy example. Lately, Iíve grown to think that Iíve tired of the strong phenols of Belgian ales, but what Iíve grown tired of are the languid, soppy poorly fermented American examples of Belgian styles. This has none of those gloppy, bubblegum wet banana phenols and all of the bright, high spicy, peppery, and clean aromatics.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2006
750mL bottle from 2005. A dull, hazy straw pour with a thick and fluffy off-white head. A remarkably dusty aroma right out of the bottle. As it settles in the glass, I pick up lots of pepper, apricot, lemon, banana, clove and yeastiness. Light, crisp and very refreshing. Lemons and orange rinds are in the forefront taste-wise. The beer finishes dry, slightly bitter, musty and herbal. Peppery throughout. Iím becoming a HUGE fan of saisons.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
[bottle form beers of europe] Aroma: yeast, peppery, apicot, faint aroma of what i think is baked beans, odd, but seems to fit :s dry finish, restrained bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle, pours a cloudy light orange/yellow color with a frothy white head. It was a little skunky while I was pouring it. I noticed a few dark floaters in the bottom. After it warmed a bit, I smelled sour citrus and some yeastiness. Initial tastes of lemon juice and then some light earthy spices. Reminds me of when I would get the flu when I was young and I used to drink hot tea and load it up with lemon juice. Finish is the slightest bit bitter and dry and the maltiness lingers for a while. Overall a pleasant brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 BOttle-Pours into the chalice, a hazy yellow. Foamy and creamy looking bleached white head. Lots of carbonation going on. Lemon grass and herbs in the aroma, along with a nice citrus zing. Spicy citrus flavours, with floral/herbal aftertaste. Really bubbly and acvite. A fun beer, that I prefer in the summer months.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 Cloudy, deep yellow pour with a great head. Aroma is unassertive but has nice cookie, bread and yeast, with slight fruit undertones. Peppery spicing and earthy hops. Flavor is very earthy, with nice spice, no alcohol presence, but plenty of thirst-quenching bite. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
progrock (21) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a bright, light-golden hue with a massive, lingering head. Yeasty, slightly fruity nose. High carbonation. Some hop bite and peppery overtones. Crisp, slightly malty finish. Plenty of lacing. Refreshing and hoppier than expected.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2005
Huge effervescent white head on top of a light straw colored body. Just a ton of yeasty smells and flavors, you name it, you could probably convince yourself that any flavor is in there. Typical fruitiness, but a somewhat unpleasant vegetable taste really dominates the finish. If it werent for this funk, this could stand in for champagne, it has a seemingly impossible combination of an initial light sweetness in the finish, followed by a clean, dry finish. Light, fizzy body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Clear hay-colored pour with a billowing white head. Nose is fruity, farmy, and efervescent. Body is medium with high carbonation. Flavor is spicy and contains all the mustiness and bitterness of a forgotten farmhouse. A classic that does not disappoint.


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