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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
06 State College Brew Expo. Tom Peters Pairing Fine Food and Beer Seminar. Paired with various Fine Belgian Cheeses. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a foamy white sustaining head. Aroma of wheat, citrus, banana, yeast and various Belgian spices and pepper. Flavors of the same with a slight sourness, more of the pepper and a sweet tartness. Cheese really helped pick out some of the things going on in this beer. Nice match.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (611) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Aromas of citrusy hops, touch of pepper, caramel malt, some fruitiness that is almost like banana, but not... then some vinous, dried fruit notes. Nice with an interesting earthy note. Bright and cludy golden-yellow with a huge and rocky, white head. Opened with a flurish, pop and a cork into the ceiling. Light malt flavors with a complex spicey character in teh finish, sweet initially, but a touch of bitterness balances it out. There is also a touch of skunky earthiness in the finish. Very lively carbonation with a metallic texture that fills the mouth. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1051) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006
750ml bottle. Straw colored liquid under a beautiful, thick merengue head. Delicous, aromatic nose with a smooth mouthfeel. Really something great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 16, 2006
pours out an orangey cloudy color with a very bubbly white head. Very fruity aroma and taste, a nice sourness to it as well. Excellent beer for a 90 degree day like today. An excellent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
From a 750 ml. caged cork green bottle with a blurb on the back label and the year 2005 on the cork. Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy orangy golden with a foamy white that settled into a thin foamy lacing, good carbonation. Aromas of pears and apples, a herbal earthiness, a light spiciness and grainy malts. A crisp and carbonated smooth light bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability. Softly tart pear fruity, mild spice and musty herbal, dry yeastiness, light sweet grain maltiness and a dry fruity, herbal and grainy finish. A very nice saison, well worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy golden color. Fairly large foamy white head. Strong yeasty aroma. Traces of graininess as well as some maltiness. Dry yeasty flavor up front. Fair amount of hoppy bitterness as well. Citric bitter finish. Well rounded full bodied beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Nice straw color, slightly musty scent. Light, easy to drink. Pretty strong malt flavor. Comes across as a lager in the same vein as Heineken. The musty/maltiness doesn’t leave much room for anything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2006
330ml bottle. Thick white creamy foam, some of it lasting for a while. Half hazy, light golden coloured. Sweet fruity to the nose. Fruit cocktail flavour packed with spices and notes of yeast. Dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Summertime feeling, though a bit too sweet and carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
On Tap at Hopleaf: Monk’s robe brown color, moderate carbonation. Straw, earthy, organic flavor and mouthfeel. Slightly yeasty aroma. Some spice, fairly dry.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottle. Rerate. Rerated yet again 3-6-10. Huge, frothy, rocky, lasting white head. Hazy golden body. Big aroma of lemon, coriander, clove, flowers, toasted grain, mustiness, baind-aid and straw. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter and very dry just as you should expect from a great saison. The bitterness is long lasting. Peppery taste with notes of lemon and herbs. Medium body with a velvety texture. Lively carbonation. Complex aroma is eclipsed by the interplay between yeast and hops. My appreciation for this beer has grown immensely the more beers of all styles I try, especially saisons. I’ve now had this beer numerous times, on tap and from bottles. It has disappointed a couple of times, but only because what was served was old. Recently, I had a bottle as fresh as I have ever had it. The balance between the bitterness and the subtle flavors and aromas was perfect. And the bitterness was appreciably more than I have had it before. This beer is as good as it gets.

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